Microsoft is one of the few corporations founded decades ago and still one of the largest tech giants. Even with many technology wars, it has stood the test of time that has weeded out many of its competitors.
However, one of the first wars that the company still faces every day is the war against pirates. Software pirates sold millions of fake copies of Microsoft products or uploaded them to torrent sites.
How much does piracy cost to Microsoft?There are no official figures, but we can confidently say that the losses are expressed in billions of dollars.
Instead of imposing its own numbers (which would be detrimental to PR), Microsoft has adapted to informing businesses and consumers about possible losses from coiled software. Based on research conducted in 2014 Microsoft has released a publication collaborated with research firm IDC and the National University of Singapore.
The healthcare industry has been admittedly slow to adopt modern technology. Nonetheless, as it finally starts to embrace newer and more advanced resources to assist with overall operations and much more, they are faced with a particularly crucial challenge: regulations and laws. The companies operating in this space have to map the maze of industry regulations carefully. And, while their choices in the context of technologies and tools they can use are minimal. And yet, the need for efficient assistance persists.
Thankfully, it's not all doom and gloom, for the market does have one highly qualified solution to offer - SharePoint. This nifty tool by Microsoft has consistently proven its mettle as a practical resource to not only store and structure the vast amount of data healthcare organizations generate, but also to ensure seamless and efficient collaboration across the board, enhance productivity, and so much more. Its immense popularity in this industry can also be ascribed to how it rapidly facilitates extraordinary levels of efficiency, thus making sure that companies can stay focused on their primary responsibility: patient care.
Listed below are some of its more compelling benefits and tips to make efficient use of SharePoint in the healthcare ecosystem.
1. Communication: It is practically redundant to say this, but smooth communication is a crucial aspect for any healthcare company. In this regard, SharePoint helps by providing unfettered access to authorized personnel, such as doctors, who can quickly lookup a patient’s history with just a few keywords. It also allows doctors and other professionals in the ecosystem to communicate with each other albeit without necessitating the use of emails or even a phone call.
2. Automated workflows: Yet another factor that is vital to companies involved in healthcare is the efficiency of operations. And a sure-shot way of achieving that is via automated workflows and, of course, SharePoint can help with that. Be it payments to automating manual tasks; this tool can do it all, thus enabling efficient operations without requiring any additional time to be devoted to doing it.
3. Secure document management: Considering the sensitive nature of the data involved in healthcare, companies are required to ensure top-notch security as well as traceability for the documents. SharePoint facilitates this straightforward content access, productive sharing of information and data, and safe dissemination of patient data, among other things.
4. Emergency management: Healthcare companies can also use SharePoint to enhance how they manage emergencies in their facilities. One of the many ways it helps here is by offering a list of color codes for emergencies and linking them to the necessary procedure for each one of them. SharePoint also provides an emergency contact directory that helps staff quickly get in touch with the relevant people.
As you can see, SharePoint software development stands to deliver for your healthcare business. However, when you do decide to take the plunge, hire a vendor who will be able to help you integrate SharePoint in your business with minimal disruptions to daily operations. It will help make sure that you can glean the best value this tool has to offer!
Microsoft team has decided to do something original to construct a 6-storey Windows Phone to endorse a product sale of two new smartphones Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash that are based on Windows Phone 7 Mango.
During the eight-hour show each Live Tile has become truly alive, revealing the essence of human-oriented interface of Windows Phone. So you could see games in the Games Hub and listen to the live performances of the musicians in the Music + Video Hub.
The smartphones Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash have become the first devices of AT & T that are being run by Windows Phone Mango. The Samsung Focus S features a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display, 1,4 GHz processor, a thin 8.55-millimeter profile, and an 8-megapixel camera (its stated price is $ 199 after mail-in rebate). The Samsung Focus Flash is easier and cheaper that features a 3.7” Super AMOLED screen, 1,4 GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera (its stated price is $ 49 after mail-in rebate).
Today was an imported day for the team of Windows. At the conference BUILD was introduced a new operating system of Windows 8. Broadcasting of the event was at http://buildwindows.com (the recording is available at this site).
Microsoft made an unusually sharp statement that graphics technology WebGL, which has been promoted by the Khronos Group, is too dangerous in order to be supported in Windows.
Currently both browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are provided with support of WebGL. Google calls this “the most powerful way to add 3D graphics on the web pages”and appeals to the developers “explore the field of graphic development “. Mozilla positions WebGL as the ideal technology for “interactive 3D games and applications with the rich graphics and realization of a new approach to the visual design without using other software components”.
In turn, Microsoft has published a statement entitled as “WebGL considered harmful” in the official blog of Microsoft Safety Center. It was published by a group that is responsible for the organization of security of Windows and other products Microsoft.
The statement was made after a pair of reports that describe the “serious design flaws” and “security problems” in WebGL. Last report includes a demonstration of how user data can be stolen through browser.