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The IP networking industry is ever changing. There's been a lot of activity of late, with some vendors changing hands and some restructuring to start...
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The OmniSwitch 6865 is the latest edition to the OmniSwitch family. And it’s very special, as it’s the world’s only ruggedized Ethernet switch that...
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Anyone with even a little familiarity with IT knows that data security is a big deal , and with good reason. The cost of recovering from a data...
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Shortest-path-bridging is increasingly expanding its reach beyond the data center and is providing network administrators a new alternative for...
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I recently received a note from David de’Marsi, a Senior Network Engineer and an Alcatel-Lucent Certified Field Expert ( ACFE ). Dave works for one...
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I was showing some old family movies of my teenage sons to my neighbors who are now enjoying (?) the antics of their toddler twins. Looking at those...
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Senior care was on my mind this week, mainly due to an article I encountered in my daily surfing. It mentioned that the FDA had approved its first...
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Dear hotel owner/operator/manager, I travel a lot for work. I am not a business traveler with a big expense account ( sigh, regrettably ), and so I...
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As a guy who actually wears a watch I kept half an eye on Apple’s keynote via a live blog yesterday. What interested me most is the focus on the...
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Patient engagement is a very hot topic in healthcare these days. Put simply, it’s finding ways and means to encourage patients to take more ownership...
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One of the favorite parts of my job is walking the floors of a hospital to observe how communications technology is working (or not). It’s a form of...
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Moravian College made the bold statement last year that their 2014 freshman class would each be receiving an Apple® iPad and a MacBook Pro. Having a...
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Doctors in hospitals and assisted living facilities have always insisted on bringing their own device, be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone. But the...
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As I write this, we’re just over a week away from Interop , and like the week before any kind of major deadline, there’s a flurry of activity to put...
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With the recent launch of our Unified Access strategy I’ve been paying more attention to BYOD issues in healthcare. I recently attended a webinar on...
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Recently I talked about how Kaiser Permanente was using phones in the fight against diabetes and winning. It’s part of a growing trend I see...
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Recently, I read with interest a story about the latest innovation to help people with high blood pressure . The story got me thinking about...
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I had the opportunity to visit one of my customers last week, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC . (For those of you who have not read it, you...
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I think a visitor to our booth from our notification server partner, Newvoice pretty much summed it up. He said, “I have never been to HIMMS, never...
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Making it personal When you’re faced with temperatures of -28C overnight, it’s not too hard to get excited about an opportunity to connect with your...
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Changing the healthcare conversation in the name of better patient service Technology has become so much a part of our lives that we don’t always...
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When I was a kid, I was pretty active. I also had the unfortunate habit of breaking bones. As a result, I got to know a lot about hospitals and...
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I came across a whitepaper from our friends at Aruba , who make the WLAN technology behind our own wireless access solutions . It’s a very good read...
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Taming the hospital wireless beast In my last post , I talked a bit about the current state of the use of wireless spectrum inside hospitals and how...
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Leaving Las Vegas Although this place has perhaps well-deserved nickname of “sin city” this last week in Las Vegas felt more like Healthcare central...
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We’ve come a long way from the ubiquitous signs that used to be visible in every waiting room and in every hospital entrance – and before you tell me...
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