How a Hotel Data Breach Can Affect You The hospitality and travel industry are the largest industry in the world as billions of dollars are spent every year by companies and individuals as they take vacations and business trips. The hospitality industry has grown considerably since the addition of online reservation options, and so has identity theft. Hospitality venues host a large amount of information in their databases. From personal information of thousands of guests each year to employee information, a hotel database covers it all, making it a perfect target for criminals. Hotels have become a hot target for
Cloud Infographic: 94% Of Healthcare Organizations Breached Greg Arnette, CTO of Sonian, a company that creates cloud-based technologies for businesses says that the healthcare industry has needed a more resilient network that is more up-to-speed than the average hospital’s IT network can offer. The most enticing part of a cloud computing system is the consistency in speed, uptime and its price tag. “Cloud storage,” says Arnette, “can cost as little as 10 cents a month for ‘fast’ storage.” However, as promising as it may be, there are still a number of risks involved… Infographic Source: Backgroundcheck.org
Cloud Computing Is Playing A Major Role In Healthcare Services Because of the apparent benefits that cloud computing can bring to organizations, it is now starting to play a major role in the field of healthcare services. Though historically healthcare organizations are slow to adapt to Information Technology because of costs and they have focused primarily on the automation of their back office systems like payment, medical record keeping, and doing business intelligence that is required of them for regulatory compliance. The slow adoption may also be attributed to concerns with regards to the safeguarding of patient information confidentiality along
“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor in all but name, he exhibited a strong sense of political shrewdness and the importance of perception. The following incident is an excerpt from Wikipedia: In 63 BC Caesar was elected to the position of Pontifex Maximus, the chief priest of the Roman state religion,
Microsoft and Baycrest Create Cloud for Healthcare Sector Baycrest has announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft and its partner company Orangutech. The trio will synergize to create eHealth2Share, a web-based “cloud” for healthcare organizations in Canada and around the world to share information. “This is truly an innovative healthcare sector use of cloud services and the first to leverage the yet-to-be released next version of cloud-based software from Microsoft called Office 365,” said Terrie Tucker, Baycrest’s director of eHealth. “By openly sharing best-in-class content, healthcare institutions are providing each other with access to up-to-date resources and processes.” eHealth2Share taps the
Launch of the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud Just a few years back, everything from health records to appointment scheduling was accessed and updated by development and maintenance of some on-site technology in almost all the healthcare organizations. And now, of late, SaaS has emerged as a pattern changer and gained immense popularity in the health sciences sector leading to widespread use of cloud computing services. It has certainly spread its roots firmly in the health sector by reflecting a good number of unprecedented advantages. Oracle/Oracle Health Services Oracle has been the front-runner in health sciences with almost all big U.S.