Increasing Accessibility and Flexibility While Solving Analytics and Compliance Challenges

first_imgSimilarly, JD Sillion, Chief Solutions Officer with Flatirons Solutions commented, “InfoArchive is a powerful and well-supported technology. Our customers have access to user-friendly solutions on a platform that meets demanding regulatory, governance, audit and reporting mandates. By making managing and accessing large volumes of data and content easier than ever before, InfoArchive helps us accelerate our customers’ return on investment in application retirement.”AnalyticsOrganizations must be able to understand their data and customize the format by which they use the data to address their business needs. InfoArchive 4.2 enhances the flexibility of administrators and knowledge workers to search and then export data and content managed by the InfoArchive platform. Customers now have increased abilities to customize search results that provide context for their particular business need. In addition, users have more export options and data aggregation, which provide greater control for data and content presentation and production.InfoArchive has been called an accelerating rocket ship over the past year. With today’s announcement, ECD once again speeds to higher heights for customers, and I am certain there is still much more space to explore. Regulatory compliance investigations, exams, and even litigation actions are very common for organizations in highly regulated industries like financial services. The problem our customer often face is how best to respond to these potentially laborious and costly actions. Today’s corporations require a flexible solution that can preserve the value of enterprise information – to comply with retention and compliance requirements – in an easily accessible, unified archive.We have listened to our customers, and today in at Momentum 2016 Barcelona, we announced our Dell EMC InfoArchive 4.2 solution will be generally available by the end of 2016. The newest version enables large-scale application retirement, optimization of production environments and facilitates application data integration and reuse – supporting new users, cloud applications and analytics. It also enhances the ability for administrators and knowledge workers to search and export data managed by the InfoArchive platform.Flexibility & Accessibility Indeed, among the big news with this release is that InfoArchive 4.2 now works with Amazon S3, part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud storage of unstructured information. InfoArchive integrates with the AWS Management Console, allowing customers to use Amazon S3 to archive any amount of data and at any time, from anywhere. Additionally, InfoArchive 4.2 enables a storage API interface, letting users select any storage for deployment and build their own storage integration.ComplianceToday’s financial organizations, as well as those across many other industries, must frequently respond to potential litigation matters and investigatory demands from regulators. In order to address these accurately and efficiently, it is important that financial services companies are able to collect potentially relevant information, analyze this data and then produce it for regulators and legal representation.InfoArchive 4.2 provides the functionality for corporations to search and create defensible collections that can be examined by legal entities, including high volume email ingestion, deduplication, metadata analysis, and preservation. The solution supplies rules-based retention on the records, which can be applied during or after ingestion, allowing companies to maintain granular control.Our partners and customers are already witnessing the value. When speaking with Tim Nelms, Business Unit Manager for the Archiving Division at Crawford Technologies, he shared why these new features are important to his customers by saying, “InfoArchive efficiently manages situations where compliance, access and responsiveness are required. This is central to our strategy for delivering next generation customer communications archiving solutions to customers.”last_img read more

Three-Word Call to Action from HIMSS 2018: Bias for Action

first_imgThe rise of employer activism The trend toward greater patient empowerment has long been recognized. A more recent development, however, is the transition employers are making from passive administrators to active negotiators and navigators of employee healthcare. At HIMSS18, this was evidenced by companies showcasing healthcare products targeting employers. One large-scale telehealth vendor, for example, was rolling out a new employer health and wellness portal.Why is this noteworthy? The more than 150 million Americans who get their health insurance from their employers are starting to see more tailored healthcare products and services added to their portfolio of healthcare options. Rather than straight consumerism, let’s call this employer-ism—the value-add being that employers can bypass the lack of value chain in traditional healthcare models and instead go employer-direct.A recent merger of a financial, tech and multinational conglomerate underscores this trend, as they look to leverage analytics to roll out better healthcare to all of their employees.Interestingly, Dell has been leading the charge for some time, as evidenced by its employee healthcare program, Well at Dell. After nearly fifteen years of data-driven investmente, the plan offers a wide range of services beyond health insurance, including: transparency tools with cost and quality of care ratings and reviews, free counseling, free second opinions, help with billing/reimbursement disputes, 24/7 nurse hotline, telehealth at home or on the road, and advocates to help research treatment and medication options. A large percentage of Dell U.S. employees currently participate in a program that tracks and financially rewards improvements in lifestyle and habits. AI gets hype, as algorithms and analytics get real It’s a Multi-Cloud World! Although futuristic artificial intelligence scenarios continued to garner attention at HIMSS18, there was growing awareness that cognitive robots wouldn’t be practicing translational and predictive medicine any time soon.More immediate opportunities include the successful commercialization of data-driven diagnostic aids that help save lives and money. In fact, one of the fastest new product-to-market life cycles that I witnessed was from one of our own Dell EMC partners, Medical Informatics. In just a short time period, they progressed from raw data to diagnostic algorithm to embedding the algorithm in an FDA-approved, point of care (POC) workflow aimed at improving the physician’s decision-making process. That speed to market is unprecedented and will likely pave a path for similar advancements in health informatics.Real progress has also been made in the ability to securely share all types of data, from genomics to digital pathology imaging, and to collaborate across organizations—a necessity in advanced analytics-driven environments. Edge computing technologies and intuitive cloud-based integration platforms were being showcased, providing a much-needed front-end for the growing portfolio of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Internet of Healthy Things (IoHT). And elastic data platforms, like that from Dell EMC, demonstrated how to make it easier to share data and provide analytics-as-a-service at scale across organizations. At some point in my 27-plus years of attending HIMSS conferences, I realized the event offers more than insight from keynotes, panels, and demos. It provides a unique opportunity to assess the general state and ‘mood’ of the industry as a whole.If I had to describe the vibe at HIMSS18 in one word, it would be: activism. All along the value chain, the bias seemed to be toward action—a determination to move ahead; to shake things up; to make progress.In part, it’s the effect of disruptors and outsiders from new VC-backed startups to online retail giants who are introducing new delivery models, re-purposing technologies, and forming new partnerships to expand access, reduce costs, and improve the patient experience.But they’re not alone.Here are three takeaways of forward motion from Las Vegas: I was privileged to run a focus group on the topic of multi-cloud at HIMSS18.  Listening to the conversations among physicians, analysts, and HIT professionals, I was struck by how quickly they came to the consensus that healthcare—with its mergers and acquisitions, dependence on private and public clouds, influx of new connected devices, and shared ecosystems—is indeed a multi-cloud world.The big question being asked was how to manage it. I found it instructive to hear how the focus has completely shifted from data center operations to intelligent software in the cloud as the logical point of integration, security, and compliance. Smaller organizations are looking for click-through access to packaged software-as-a-service and managed cloud solutions. Larger healthcare organizations are looking for a consistent way to manage IT service delivery and their full portfolio of clinical and business workloads across multiple (and interchangeable) cloud platforms—as well as to accelerate innovation and reduce costs through modern, cloud-native application development.If HIMSS18 was where “The World Connects for Health” the multi-cloud is where healthcare connects to deliver more coordinated and efficient care. As we look ahead, it will be interesting to see how these three areas play out in healthcare. What I can say for certain is that Dell EMC will continue the charge with our bias for action—making the future of healthcare real today by transforming HIT with our innovative technologies, products, solutions, people, and partnerships.last_img read more

Join Our Virtual Design Experience

first_imgDesign is hard to define – yet we instinctively recognize it. It’s both beautiful and functional. Great design is not under or over-engineered – it delivers on its promise and works intuitively. It’s universal and timeless. Beautiful cars and buildings aside, it’s usually the design of everyday things we appreciate most. I think of a coffee pot pouring well, the handle comfortable to the touch, doing the job it was meant to do in an elegant way. Technology advances progressIT technology design is no different. Join our virtual Design Experience event, sponsored and in collaboration with Intel, on October 27 to hear directly from customers and engineers who are working to advance progress in our world. As an industry, we’ve evolved from designing great products to designing great user experiences. We not only focus on the mechanical features that power our modern world, we now embed AI to further automate the technology we rely on every day. We are shifting from connected products to smart factories and smarter cities. And we’re now seeing the emergence of smart business ecosystems, industries that share data and insights seamlessly across their corporate clouds to the edge of their industry operations.The user experience mattersAs a result, we’re seeing change across the board from retail and airlines to education, energy, and healthcare. It’s easy to understand why. Well-designed technology solutions fix problems and deliver a better experience for all of us. For me, designing for the end user experience is fundamental to building great products – in fact, it’s non-negotiable. The finished product may look deceptively simple, but the road to great design takes time. You dream, research, visualize, experiment, prototype, and refine. If you’re working with a technology partner, good design is based on trust. Let me share just a few examples.Healthcare, product design and AIIn healthcare, Konica Minolta is applying its more than 150 years of experience in imaging toward creating a new game-changing invention, Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR). Thanks to the technology’s ability to visualize movement inside the body, DDR will enable doctors to diagnose conditions such as lung disease earlier. To make its vision a reality, Konica Minolta needed a powerful hardware platform that could process up to 300 images in a single scan and animate those images in mere minutes. It found the right partner in Dell Technologies OEM Solutions. By combining the widespread availability of X-ray machines with advanced hardware and AI, we hope, together, to give doctors new tools to save lives. The story of our partnership is here.Product designer, BittWare, a long-established tech leader, was looking for an OEM partner that understood FPGA technology and its disruptive potential. Its vision was to develop an enterprise-class FPGA server solution, backed by global logistics, support and services, which would make FPGA more user-friendly and accessible to mainstream business users. According to BittWare, its collaborative engineering work with Dell Technologies OEM Solutions has shortened the development cycle, accelerated time to market, improved the customer experience, and reduced cost overheads. Our collaborative engineering design work is explained here.Enterprise artificial intelligence company, Noodle.ai, partnered with us to design a new AI platform that would provide real time recommendations to manufacturers and turn those recommendations into tangible actions. Case in point, industry leader, Big River Steel, wanted to optimize operations and reduce waste at its scrap metal recycling and steel production facility. Using the noodle.ai platform and Dell Technologies infrastructure, the company has now embedded AI and machine learning into all its manufacturing processes. The result? Big Steel now has insights into all the factors responsible for quality variability and has reported up to $10 million in savings. Have a look at what we’ve done together here. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:31Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:31 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. It starts with youThese stories describe the kind of partnership we can offer you. It always starts with you and your IP. We will get your solution to market faster with everything you need to be successful. We’re here to unleash your innovation and add our tier one technology and most relevant capabilities where you need them most.  We want to create something wonderful with you.  Great design outcomes start at the beginning of our first discussion.  We hope to hear from you soon.Register now to join our Virtual Design Experience Event for our North American, European, Middle East and Africa audiences on October 27 here, an interactive event, featuring simulcast, customer interviews, and live chat with engineers and industry experts. Are you based in our Asia Pacific, Japan or Greater China region? Well, we have a fantastic experienced designed just for you in your local time.  Register here today.Learn more about what we do at Dell Technologies OEM Solutions.Stay in touch. Follow us on Twitter @DellTechOEM and join our LinkedIn Design Solutions Showcase page.last_img read more

Syria floats new bank note amid soaring inflation

first_imgDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A new 5,000-lira bank note is going into circulation in Syria as the country reels from 10 years of conflict and a crippling economic crisis. The new bank note floated Sunday would be the largest on the market. Syria’s currency has been on a downward spiral since the conflict began in 2011. Then the lira went for 47 liras to the dollar. Now, it’s up to trading 1,250 liras to the dollar. On the black market, the dollar is trading at nearly double the official value.  The currency crash has sent prices of food and basic goods soaring.last_img