Oh Look! Presidential Views on Healthcare

Why isn’t healthcare coming up more among the presidential candidates? Election time is creeping closer by the day, but all talks on healthcare have basically been radio silence in comparison. What gives? With this upcoming presidential election, I was a bit confused as to why healthcare was being ignored. In the past two elections, healthcare…

Mobile Health Security – An Impending Threat

Mobile Health Platform Vulnerabilities? Still? After everything, after all of those attacks, and news outlets about data breaches. All the doodads about the need to strengthen organizational security and training users to be more educated and aware about attack vectors on computers and what not, the ball was still dropped when it came to mobile…

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare!

How can big data and analytics affect healthcare? Now, understanding how data warehouses work and how they can be used to generate business intelligence to help us make better and more informed decisions, data warehouses can also help us aggregate and analyze the mass amounts of data for predictive analytics. But specifically, what areas can…

SLA Introduction-(Service Level Agreements)

What is a SLA? According to Oracle Documentation, an SLA “specifies minimum performance requirements and, upon failure to meet those requirements, the level and extent of customer support that must be provided.” Essentially, it is a written down agreement that the organization will commit to responding to certain troubles within a set time frame. SLA…

CDN Content Delivery Network Introduction

Let’s Take a Dive into CDNs! Content Delivery Networks After our little discussion regarding cloud infrastructure services such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, I wanted to touch upon a little topic that I’ve gone over a couple of times but it’s something that is a bit more specific than storage itself and those are the…

AWS Down. Let’s see some MS Azure!

Next stop? Microsoft Azure Introduction! Now that we talked through AWS and some introductory information, let’s talk a bit on Microsoft Azure, one of its competitors. Although I believe that AWS has its merits and I might prefer to use AWS, I’m also a little bit of a Microsoft fanboy and since I’m starting to…

Understanding AWS! Amazon Web Services

First Stop on the hybrid cloud train. AWS Storage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) IaaS is the provision of virtual servers and storage that organizations use on a pay-as-you-go basis. Especially with AWS, this is the infrastructure that all of AWS can provide. This is the most powerful type of cloud in that virtually any application and any…

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure? What is it?

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure! The Fork Between a Local and a Cloud Place. Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure is when your local infrastructure and your cloud infrastructure create a seamless network. As an administrator you no longer view cloud and local as unique infrastructure, but rather as a single network map. AWS, MS Azure and VMware offer solutions…

Backup Solutions – A Complex Simpleton

What is considered a backup? Now it might seem like a really simple answer and almost like common sense, but in the information technology and almost any other industry, it’s important to consider what is ACTUALLY a backup solution for information and everything else. Nowadays, with “cloud this” and “cloud that” the term “backup” has…

D’WuhBeeAye – Bringin’ in the Hadoop!

Are we Hadooping now? How about now? How Hadoop Can Help In Healthcare! Meant to help solve problems dealing with lots of data, a combination of complex and structured data with simple data sets of simple numbers. Unfortunately, tables and databases don’t really have a mechanic that can help with this complex variety of data, nor…