Some of the stories that caught our attention this week include 8 important skills needed for cloud computing, how to have a smooth transition to EHR adoption, and discover why small businesses are losing out on technology.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few of our finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
Cloud Computing Confusing to Many: Survey - eWeek.com
By Darryl Taft
A poll of more than 1,000 American adults commissioned by Citrix found that while 97% of respondents are using the cloud today, only 16% were able to identify it as a hosted data network, while more than a fifth admitted they have pretended to know what the cloud is even though they do not.
Training, Preparation are Key to Smooth EHR Adoption - ModernMedicine
By Jeffrey Bendix, M.A.
A Georgia solo internal medicine practitioner explains the pitfalls and upsides of his transition to an electronic record system, and discusses how the lack of a “perfect system” shouldn’t keep practitioners from digitizing their health records.
The 8 Most Important Skills Needed for Cloud Computing Today - Forbes
By Joe McKendrick
Managing your company’s transition to and maintenance of a cloud environment takes work, boiled down to these 8 essential skills. For instance, be sure your cloud manager thoroughly understands the security measures involved in protecting your cloud before uploading your company’s, and your clients’, data.
Many Small Businesses Losing Out on Technology - OPEN Forum
By Courtney Rubin
Too few small businesses are taking advantage of technology. New York's Center for an Urban Future spent five months researching and interviewing for the report, called "Smarter Small Business."
Q&A: Be Cautious With Free Software - The New York Times
By J.D. Biersdorfer
Freeware and shareware range from being perfectly fine to acting as a delivery mechanism for spyware. In general, shareware from established companies that offer trial versions of their programs to test out are O.K.
What did you find interesting this week? Have something to say about what we've found? Share below in the comments!