Organizations across a range of industries are sitting on treasure troves of data. For the business intelligence team with the right tools, they can mine this data and unearth brilliant insights that could lead to the creation of new products and services and improve customer service and retention rates. With the possibility of such rich opportunities mere queries away, it’s no wonder that IT departments are increasingly concerned about data usage for analytics.
Healthcare companies face many challenges as they seek to transform their organizations and remain competitive while managing patients’ health, complying with evolving regulations, and achieving interoperability with the rest of the healthcare community.
At the heart of the healthcare revolution are IT leaders charged with catalyzing rapid innovation. Technology is an important part of the solution for overcoming these challenges and evolving healthcare for the good of both the patient and the business. An open and interoperable IT infrastructure can help stimulate innovation throughout the organization, while creating greater IT efficiency, stability, scalability, and security.
In this post, we will explore the key integration challenges that healthcare companies are grappling with today and discuss both old and new solutions to these challenges.
For many observers, I believe the take-away from this year’s JavaOne was: “business as usual.” In some important ways, business as usual here is a good thing.
Is Java (EE) dead?
There have been rumors and pontifications regarding a supposed demise of enterprise Java. There certainly are many areas and drivers of disruptive innovation in enterprise software development: microservices, event-driven programming, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few. And yes, for a new project beginning in isolation with no constraints or requirements of backward compatibility, legacy integration, or management at scale, there are many new platforms and frameworks that may seem at first to be well-suited for any one of these new areas. But how many enterprise projects have that luxury?
I’m happy to share that Red Hat was named a leader for our in-memory data grid (IMDG) technology by Forrester Research. The ranking follows recognition of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, our open source IMDG product, as a finalist in the Database Trends and Applications magazine Readers’ Choice awards.
Digital transformation sounds great, doesn’t it? The phrase is used to describe a paradigm where everything is connected—people, systems, applications, data, and devices. Salesforce.com efficiently talks to your ERP system. Everything from point-of-sale devices, to fleet cars and trucks, to remote locations, to medical or manufacturing equipment, and even employees with wearable devices are all connected and serving as intelligent inputs. And, they’re all in sync with your datacenter in real time. Systems of record and systems of engagement seamlessly connect and new business processes can be integrated or changed in days, not months or years. User experience is consistent and IT is able to easily see and control systems to keep them from spinning out of control.
Database Trends and Applications magazine (DBTA) announced its 2015 Readers’ Choice Award winners recently, and two Red Hat JBoss Middleware products were named finalists: JBoss Data Grid, for Best In-Memory Database, and JBoss Data Virtualization, for Best Data Virtualization Solution.
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.5, the next version of our high performance in-memory data store, which introduces new capabilities and feature enhancements around overall product performance, remote data cache deployments, and deeper integration with other products in our middleware portfolio. In addition, version 6.5 adds support for the JCache caching API, JSR-107, in both Library mode and Client-Server mode.
In 2001, I was in the final term of my master’s in e-Business at La Salle University in Barcelona. Ramon Ollé, who at the time was the chairman and CEO of Epson Europe, gave a master class on innovation and explained how, with the advent of the Internet (that had been around for “just” a decade), competition was no longer between multinational companies (e.g., General Motors vs. Toyota). Instead, competition was now among the cluster of vendors that formed a partner ecosystem around brands. Success was tied to the ability of the vendors in those ecosystems and their systems to collaborate real-time to enable the two main sources of customer satisfaction: exceeded expectations and speed.