Five ways cloud is enhancing higher education

I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious.

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Five ways cloud is enhancing higher education

I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious. The IBM and Marist partnership, which began in 1978, continues today as Marist embraces […]

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Overcoming institutional fears of cloud computing

In my previous post, I addressed some of the inherent fears that some organizations have regarding cloud computing. Today, I’d like to take a look at why these institutions, and the people who lead them, might fear the cloud. I propose that it comes down to four basic concerns: Fear of the Unknown: What is cloud computing?  Is it just […]

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Three reasons you shouldn’t fear the cloud

While attending IBM Pulse 2014, I was talking to Gus Ortiz, who is the Managed Services program manager for Jenzabar, Inc. This company provides software and services for the administration of colleges and universities. SoftLayer, an IBM company, hosts their application, so they are both a client and a business partner. Gus and I were […]

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HIPAA and cloud computing: What you need to know

Many of my clients are in the healthcare field, so a common question is if data can be managed on IBM cloud computing solutions in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The relevant part of this law, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996, establishes rules for the storage and transmission […]

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HIPAA and cloud computing: What you need to know

Many of my clients are in the healthcare field, so a common question is if data can be managed on IBM cloud computing solutions in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Three ways IBM Pulse 2014 exemplifies our times

Conferences come and go, but IBM Pulse 2014 will be remembered for marking a turning point for IBM and the IT industry. I’m going to explain this from the point of view of the recent New York Times bestseller, The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. The book talks about the economic […]

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