A few stories that caught our attention this week include a look at how mobile is affecting the American election season and a medical development that looks at a blood sample like a barcode scanner. Check out the links below to read the full articles.
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!
The Rise of Mobile in Election 2012 - Mashable
By Matt Petronzio
The growth of mobile technologies is changing the way the world works, and the way mobile is being used in this year’s rapidly-approaching election is the perfect example of how smartphones affect America’s future.
Doctor’s Orders: Healthcare in the Cloud - NetworkWorld
By Brandon Butler
In such a highly-regulated industry as healthcare, there’s a delicate balance to be maintained between using new technological advancements to reduce costs, such as outsourcing hardware management to the cloud, and protecting the information that would be affected. Find out what the CIO of a mid-sized healthcare provider thinks of that balance, and how she walks the fine line between innovation and regulation.
Gene ‘Barcode’ Scans Men for Prostate Cancer - DW
By John Blau
In order to avoid biopsies, researchers in Britain have developed a blood test that works like a barcode scanner to read specific genetic changes, indicative of prostate cancer, to determine the severity of each patient’s cancer. The blood tests would be much less invasive and potentially more accurate than current procedures.
Help Desk, Rebooted: Social, Mobile Remake Tech Support - ComputerWorld
By Todd R. Weiss
Rather than calling to the help desk for, well, help, more and more people are using their friend networks on social media or mobile tools on their smartphones or tablets to solve technological issues. This doesn’t mean the help desk is totally obsolete, but some predict that the help desk may increasingly a thing of the past as IT departments develop new roles beyond answering simple questions or solving common problems.
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