Integration and Services: Features

  • Six innovations that will change healthcare

    When economists, data scientists and medical professionals team up, the result is often remarkable innovation. These six examples from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Future of Health and Wellness Conference could change the way patients interact with hospitals, physicians and each other.

  • Opinion: Looking forward to a future Internet

    Going into last month the future of the Internet, to borrow a phrase from the great film noir movie "A Touch of Evil," looked like it may have been all used up. The feeling of the traditional telephone folk and controlling governments was that the Internet had done just about enough of this changing the future stuff -- thanks very much -- now it was time for a bit of control. But the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai did not turn out quite the way that those who would control the Internet wanted. Nor, did the WCIT turn out quite the way that those of us who wanted a more hands-off future would have liked.

  • Wanted: Job candidates with diverse backgrounds to fill severe big-data jobs shortage

    A career path that began with studying infectious diseases and led to analyzing terabytes of game data may seem a circuitous route. For Brendan Burke, though, the applied math skills he picked up as an undergraduate biology and political science major, the programming skills he added as a bioengineering graduate student, and his use of the two as a research scientist led to a job in the booming IT field of data science.

  • HP plans a comeback

    CEO Meg Whitman insists that HP is in the 'early stages of a turnaround' despite its dismal third-quarter results.

  • HP plots its recovery

    In its 73 years, Hewlett-Packard has had bad quarters, but perhaps none like the one it posted last Wednesday. Its $US8.9 billion loss was huge, but there was little drama about it.

  • 11 ways around using more spectrum for mobile data

    Despite widespread calls for more spectrum to carry mobile data, there is a wide range of technologies already being used or explored that could help to speed up networks or put off the day when more frequencies need to be cleared.

  • What your interns can teach you

    IT interns brought innovation to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the White House and We Energies. Here's how to get similar results from your summer crew.

  • The cloud services explosion

    If you follow cloud computing, you're no doubt familiar with software-as a service, typically associated with, or infrastructure as a service, which was pioneered by But how about CaaS, SECaaS, DaaS, MaaS and BaaS?

  • Hendrickson keeps on truckin' with UCaaS

    Hendrickson International Corporation is a leading global supplier of truck, tractor, bus and recreational vehicle suspension and heavy-duty spring components to the commercial transportation industry.

  • Microsoft delivers missing Lync for telemed project

    As Microsoft works to convince corporate IT that the underlying VoIP technology in its Lync unified communications platform has the chops to support the slew of applications the Redmond giant has built on top of it, there's no shortage of smaller-scale customers deploying it for interesting uses.

  • Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

    The health care industry's increased use of electronic medical records (EMRs), wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology has turned hospital networks into important components in patient treatment. Practicing medicine now requires maintaining constant wireless connectivity and possibly managing wired network traffic if doctors and nurses are to fully leverage health IT according to health care professionals.

  • How to choose an IaaS provider

    Move over, Amazon: Google, HP, and Microsoft, and others want a seat at the table. How do you choose among all those IaaS providers? Start with this quick primer

  • How to manage IT contractors

    Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)