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RSA 2015: Enhancing Cloud Trust

When it comes to information security, the move to the cloud highlights two key features: transparency and control.  Scott Charney, Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, raised the question of how it is possible for people to provide control and transparency in this new environment, and what it looks like. During his RSA keynote, Charney addressed Microsoft’s 2004 plan to implement a security ...

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The Road to HIMSS 2015: The Shaun Sutner Interview

 In our preparations for the 40,000-attendee strong Health  Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015, the  Super Bowl of health IT trade shows, we sat down with  SearchHealthIT.com Reporter Shaun Sutner to find out what he’ll  be watching at this year’s show, his first. While Sutner previously  worked for two decades as a reporter for the Worcester (Mass.)  Telegram & Gazette, prior to that h ...

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Boston TechJam 2014

Take your finger off the pulse of the world of technology for one minute, and you quickly fall behind, left in the dark about the latest cloud services, gadgets and trends. I discovered this the hard way at Boston TechJam 2014. Updates, advancements, and new trends were all around me as I joined co-workers at the event on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Every company with a new technology, a leading cloud service, ...

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Cloud Security and Healthcare: Recap of iHT2 Panel with Cameron Camp of ESET

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) brings together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Each year, the Institute hosts a series of events & programs which promote improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care through information technology and facilitating knowledge exchange. I a ...

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The Enterprise Cloud and the Cloudification of Work

Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn and Netflix - these are just a few of the popular cloud-based applications I (and most of my peers) use every day. Our personal lives are enriched and managed by these easy-to-use Web-based services. In the office, not so much – work is still predominately email-driven and riddled with tedious tasks like updating spreadsheets. But that could be changing with the proliferation of n ...

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Will the Internet of Things Help Drive Hardware Innovation?

Not surprisingly, the Internet of Things was a hot topic at last week’s Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. A couple of companies were even touting internet-enabled toothbrushes, both claiming to be first to connect teeth to a smart phone. Gartner estimates there will be 26 billion Internet of Things (IoT) products by 2020. (This excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones—encompassing just new types o ...

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RSA 2014: Social Media’s Spiky Reaction

Over the past week, we've been tracking the social media reaction to two terms, the "#RSAC" hashtag and the keywords, "RSA Conference." We used NUVI, BusinessWire's social media monitoring tool, to watch the social media conversations surrounding RSA Conference 2014. More specifically, we monitored from Monday, February 24 at 9 am ET to today, Friday, February 28 at 11 am ET. Here's what we found. Conferenc ...

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That’s a Wrap: The Buzz at RSA 2014 (Day 4)

As RSA 2014 wound down on Thursday, conversations shifted. Yes, buzz persisted around the NSA/RSA scandal. However, other topics came to the forefront. A few notable keynote and panel topics included: charity: water: Founded by CEO, Scott Harrison, the main goal is to get clean water to every person on the planet living without it. The charity was started after Harrison traveled to Africa on a volunteer mis ...

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The Buzz at RSA 2014: Day 3

The NSA/RSA conversation only continues at the RSA Conference… Today marks the day of Trustycon so the buzz around RSA's relationship with the agency will only persist. People are still tweeting, blogging and discussing Art Coviello’s Tuesday keynote. Apart from that, there were quite a few other interesting panels and keynotes yesterday that are important to highlight: 1. Stop Looking for the Silver Bullet ...

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NSA Controversy Continues at RSA 2014, Isn’t Sole Focus

It's nothing new... RSA has been under the microscope regarding their relationship with the NSA. My colleague Samantha Stenbeck posted a blog this morning recapping yesterday's opening keynote from RSA Executive Chairman Art Coviello where he addressed the issue (and his comments revved the media engine). In response, protesters from the activist group CodePink scaled the roof of the Moscone Center and drop ...

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RSA 2014: Keeping Our Finger on the Pulse in Dedicated “War Room”

The technology team here at MSLGROUP has been keeping a close watch on what has been happening so far this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. We have a dedicated team tracking the news coming out of the show, the social chatter surrounding the show and the hot topics being covered during the keynotes--all in real time. Tweetdeck is constantly up on our computers and is projected on the screen in w ...

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The Technology Industry & State and Local Governments: Back in Synch?

For reasons more likely related to humility than apathy, the technology industry in Massachusetts generally has not asked for much from its state and local government officials. Up until mid last year, that meant many within the industry (myself included) did not pay much attention to what was happening at the State House or in local city and town governments (no offense meant to the local organizations who ...

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