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Cognitive Business: When Cloud and Cognitive Computing Merge Cloud computing has taken over the business world! With almost maniacal focus, single proprietors and Board Directors of the world's largest conglomerates see this new model as a "must do". This rapid shift is, in fact, accelerating. As Jeff Bertolucci observes in "The Shift to Cloud Services Is Happening Faster Than Expected": "According to the sixth annual Uptime Institute Data Center Industry Survey, which examines the big-picture trends shaping IT infrastructure delivery and strategy, the move to cloud services is accelerating. The Uptime Institute's February 2016 poll of more than 1,000 data center and IT professionals predicts that an even faster shift to the cloud will occur over the next four years, reports ZDNet." Figure 1: ComputerWins on ‘Jeopardy!': Trivial, It's Not Another maybe even more im... (more)

Part 2: Networking the Cloud for the IoT - Stressing the Cloud | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

Dwight Bues & Kevin Jackson This is Part 2 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. Part 1 is Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government.) IoT: Unprecedented Stress on the Cloud and It's Underlying Network Karen Field, Penton Communications' IoT Institute director, in her article "Start Small to Gain Big," postulated an oil drilling platform with 30,000 sensors would generate about 1 Terabyte of data per day. She also stressed that only 1% of that data would likely be used. From a systems eng... (more)

Case for Cloud Network Systems Engineering | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

Dwight Bues & Kevin Jackson (This is Part 3 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government , Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 2 Stressing the Cloud ) The Case For Cloud Network Systems Engineering IoT networking requirements are vastly different from those supported by today's cloud network. The processing and transport levels are multiple orders of magnitude higher than ever seen before. More importantly though, societal economic and the safety ramif... (more)

Are Electronic Medical Records Worth It? By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) by medical professionals has increased dramatically. According to HealthIT.gov, 2015 statistics show that 56 percent of all U.S. office-based physicians (MD/DO) have demonstrated meaningful use of electronic health records. The downside of these statistics is that when HIPAA was enacted in 1996, privacy was not a major focus and it actually took HHS eight years to publish the initial HIPAA Privacy Rule. It then took the agency several more years to publish initial security rules which directed "covered entities" (e.g., providers, hospit... (more)

Cancer, Cloud and Privacy Shield By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo #Cloud

(Originally published in Dell PowerMore) For more than 10 years, the rapid rise of cloud computing has enabled an even more rapid application of cloud to genomic medicine. In fact, since the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) lifted a 2007 ban on uploading their genomic data into cloud storage, the explosion in cloud use has accelerated. Some of the most impressive accomplishments in this field have included the: Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project, that brings together whole-genome sequencing data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and ... (more)