Happy New Year! Here are few stories that caught our attention during the first week of 2013. The articles this week include the 5 big trends you’ll see at CES, what to expect in imaging software in radiology for 2013, the hard truth about cloud differences, designing enterprise mobile apps and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
5 Big Trends You'll See at CES 2013 - Mashable
By Pete Pachal
Despite its uncertain future, the annual CES is always the year's first taste of the new technologies that will define it. With hundreds of companies peddling thousands of products, it's easy to get lost in the noise of pre-show chatter, but out of the chaos, various patterns are emerging, and some will grow to become bona fide "trends." International CES 2013 officially begins on Tuesday, Jan. 8, but like the presidential primaries, companies are unveiling new products earlier and earlier in advance of the show in order to be heard before the din of the show gets too loud. LG, for example, began announcing TV news as early as Christmas, and Samsung dropped news about PCs and cameras early in the New Year.
Radiology in 2013: The Year of Imaging Software - DiagnosticImaging
By Whitney L.J. Howell
The industry has turned its focus to what can be done in the next year to make practice more efficient and improve how its providers interact with other specialties. One of the biggest strategies for accomplishing this goal will be the implementation and use of new software offerings, experts say. The increasing use of more complex information in radiology practice has necessitated intelligent systems to more effectively capture and analyze data. Whether the new products impact workflow or patient care, new software developments will play an integral role in how you obtain, analyze, and share images in the future.
Gartner: The black cloud over IT will lift in 2013 - Venture Beat
By Christina Farr
For startups developing software for businesses rather than consumers, pitching products to IT divisions can be a predicament: It’s often unclear who makes the final decision on purchases, and IT budgets have become notoriously tight. A new wave of companies — like GoodData, founded in 2007 — have boldly entered the market with plans to bypass IT entirely and sell their products to marketing and business users. Research firm Gartner is partially responsible for its shift in attitude with its frequently-cited projection that by 2017, chief marketing officers will spend more on IT than chief information officers. Startups selling software to businesses fear that they can no longer count on IT managers as customers.
Read more to see what else caught our eye this week.