first_imgHe added: “It takes time to build up a good team, we are getting there but we are nowhere near the finished article.“I am really excited to see where this squad can go.“We’ve no excuses not to improve.“You’ve got your shorter term goals week-on-week and your longer term goal of winning the Six Nations. “Unfortunately we’ve just come up short there.” He said: “We possibly left 21 or 28 points out there at the weekend and gifted Ireland 14 potentially.“If we take that out of our game and execute we are going to be winning games.“It’s about making sure we aren’t always making the same mistakes and learn.”Asked if Scotland possess the winning mentality which characterises the sport’s most consistent sides, Hogg replied: “Absolutely, end of.” Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg shot down suggestions the national team don’t possess the winning mentality which characterises rugby’s elite sides.Gregor Townsend’s squad will make it three wins out of five in the Six Nations for the second consecutive season with victory over Italy in Rome.However, a disappointing defeat to Ireland ended Scottish hopes of Six Nations glory, and put Ireland on their way to the title.Glasgow Warriors star Hogg insists the national team are only missing a couple of pieces from the jigsaw before they are ready to mount a championship tilt of their own.last_img read more

first_imgEnterprises are expected to spend on average 34 percent of their IT budgets on cloud hosting and services in 2017, according to 451 Research.  That’s up from 28 percent 2016.The breakdown of cloud spending is as follows:31 percent – infrastructure42 percent – application services14 percent – managed services9 percent – security services5 percent – professional services for cloud enablementLiam Eagle, research manager at 451 Research, said that “the market for managed infrastructure and application services is a longer tail market, with greater opportunities for providers who emphasise expertise in operating, optimizing and securing the infrastructure and application products they deliver.”last_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#voice#web Related Posts audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Although Steve Ballmer insisted that Microsoft would continue to support Skype on non-Microsoft platforms when it acquired the VOIP company earlier this month, it looks as though that may not necessarily be the case. And the first casualty seems to be Skype’s integration with Asterisk, an open source telephony platform.Digium, the open source project’s maintainer, has informed its users that Skype for Asterisk will no longer be available for sale or activation after July 26. According to the notification, Skype has opted not to renew the agreement that allows Digium to utilize Skype’s proprietary software in order to turn the open source Asterisk into a native Skype client.Existing users of Skype for Asterisk won’t be immediately affected. “Representatives of Skype have assured us that they will continue to support and maintain the Skype for Asterisk software for a period of two years thereafter, as specified in the agreement with Digium,” the memo reads, adding that users of Skype for Asterisk will be able to continue using Asterisk on the Skype network until at least July 26, 2013.Although ReadWriteWeb editor Richard MacManus argued that Skype’s acquisition by Microsoft could take the VOIP service “to the next level” with integration in Windows mobile devices and with Xbox and Kinect gaming systems, it appears that the new frontier for Skype may be inhospitable for open source.CRN reports that open source telephony has seen steady growth lately, as companies have soft lower-cost but feature-rich solutions, with open-source PBX systems accounting for almost 20% of all PBX sales in North America. As ReadWriteWeb’s Dan Rowinski recently noted, Microsoft’s acquisition plans for Skype may include deep integration of the VOIP service into its Lync communications platform – a platform that is certainly a competitor to the open source Asterisk.last_img read more

first_imgWhat will the device be used for? Senior clinicians may use the device to look up information and monitor their patients when they are on call. Mid-level clinicians may use their mobile device to help them make better decisions and to seek guidance from more senior members of the care team.How much data entry will be performed on the device? Certain form factors lend themselves better to view only or capturing data in simple forms, requiring minimal data entry versus more intensive data entry where a keyboard and mouse would be necessary. Look for peripheral compatibility to ease the transition for new tablet users.What information will be presented on the device? Viewing medical images and videos requires a certain amount of screen real estate. High-definition screens improve the experience, especially when used for patient education and engagement.How long must the battery last per charge? Typical shifts last from 8 to 12 hours. Unless multiple docking stations are readily available that charge the device or batteries can be hot swapped, then battery life should last the duration of the longest shift for the unit.Are multitasking and collaboration required? The ability to open multiple windows and move between them, such as between a unified communication application and the EHR, helps improve clinician workflow. Clinician collaboration is made possible with the ability to share a screen view and use videoconferencing at the same time.”I think the real impact is going to come when some of these major vendors start writing applications for the native Windows 8 platform, with the swiping, pinch-and- zoom, and touch controls natively understood by the application and leveraged to their fullest extent,” said Timothy Young, end-user device engineering manager, Penn Medicine.The ability to deploy Intel-based tablets running Windows 8 Pro as a managed device is very attractive to IT executives. However, the underlying infrastructure — device management tools, security systems, WiFi networking — and the IT support staff must be ready to support Windows 8 from end to end before devices are widely deployed to end users.Part 2 of this blog series will feature real-world case studies of tablets in healthcare.To learn more about how tablets are enabling productivity at Shanghai Longhua Hospital, see the video below:Opens in a new window When an industry as time-sensitive as healthcare implements new technology, the priority is to make the transition as smooth as possible. Disruption is never ideal, but when patients’ lives are on the line, a drop in productivity could have significant consequences. To seamlessly integrate new technology, standardization and user familiarity are key. Once standardization and familiarity are taken into consideration, IT managers must consider employees’ needs from a holistic viewpoint.In the first of this 2-part series, I will feature the factors IDC Health Insights author Lynne A. Dunbrack believes that healthcare organizations should consider when choosing tablets. In the second part, I share some real-world case studies featuring PC tablet usage in healthcare.In the comments section, share what tablet features you think are most important in a health care environment.  For me, I value the ability to get the best information available to my Dr and attending nurses about both my personal medical history, my current diagnostics and any information from other specialists in their hands – while maintaining my personal privacy. Chris @chris_p_intelWhat’s Driving the Demand for Healthcare Tablets?The following three trends play a significant role in healthcare professionals’ tablet adoption:Increasing adoption of mobile technology, in particular tablets. According to the most recent Pew Internet Project statistics, 31% of consumers own a tablet computer and 45% own a smartphone.Consumerization of technology. As clinicians become more facile with tablet devices for personal use, they will want to use them professionally to care for their patients and will expect similar levels of capabilities; for example, on-demand access to healthcare information.Meaningful use mandates physician utilization of electronic health records (EHRs). To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), physicians will have to increase their use of certified EHRs. Tablets make it easier for highly mobile clinical workers to access health information and document care as they make their rounds through the hospital and see patients in the physician’s office.The Right Device for the Right TaskDifferent use cases will dictate different types of devices and form factors. Before selecting and deploying mobile point of care devices, healthcare organizations should ask the following questions: For more conversations about IT Center and tablets in healthcare, click on the hashtags below:#itcenter #InsideTabletslast_img read more

first_imgSanju Samson, who replaced injured Ambati Rayudu in the Indian squad for the remainder of Zimbabwe tour, today said he was happy and excited to don the country’s colours.”I am very happy and excited that I have been given a chance to play in the Indian team,” Samson told reporters.”The Indian team is the world’s best team. I am very lucky to get a call to play for the country,” he added.He said Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) president T C Mathew had informed him and congratulated him for his selection to the Indian team. The wicket keeper-batsman, who was unaware of his selection, said he was at a loss of words when Mathew congratulated him.”I asked him why I was being congratulated and he told me I had been selected to the Indian team,” said Samson.The young cricketer was all praise for KCA for giving him all support throughout his cricketing career. Samson plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.last_img read more