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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Industry Group Releases Spec to Test Consumer SSD Performance

The Storage Networking Industry Association this month announced the release of a specification that can be used to test the performance of consumer (client) solid-state drives (SSDs) regardless of the vendor.

Healthcare Industry Leads Market in IT Hiring

Flush with federal funds and under the gun of federal regulatory deadlines, the healthcare industry is leading the market in IT jobs creation, according to the...

Mitek Extends Check Imaging Tech to Health Care, Insurance

Mitek is extending the market for its its imaging technology from financial services to the health care and insurance industries.

Consumers Don't Want E-Health Records

Consumers just don't trust electronic health records to securely store their personal information, according to a survey by Harris Interactive.

SanDisk Releases New SSDs for Old Computers

SanDisk introduces a new line of SSDs designed for consumers who may want to extend the life of an aging computer.


IBM to Unveil New Version of High-end XIV Storage System

IBM this week plans to announce a new version of its high-end, grid-architecture XIV storage system.

Healthcare IT Faces Deadline on New Medical Codes

A new federally mandated medical coding system requires a massive overhaul of healthcare IT systems.

Why Google Health Failed: Too Little, Too Soon

Google's personal health record service, Google Health, failed to take off due to poor marketing and a lack of functionality that consumers insist is required.