TechTarget News - Week of Dec 25, 2011

Just the HITs: Top 10 health IT trends of 2011

Which is the most important health IT story of 2011? There's no shortage of topics. Find out what our features writer thinks after a year of gumshoe reporting.

CSC preps shareholders for NHS write-off

CSC has braced shareholders for a write-off of the entire $1.5bn it has invested in work on the troubled NHS National Programme for IT.

Top storage acquisitions: SSD technology in demand

Headlines: In 2011, data storage acquisitions highlighted the demand for SSD technology and continued innovation in the industry; plus, a look ahead to the top storage trends to expect in 2012.

Cybersecurity career experts: Mobile app security skills hot in 2012

The increase in smartphones and other mobile devices has fueled demand for IT security pros with mobile app security and networking skills, say several cybersecurity career experts.

Health care informatics, privacy remain top 2012 issues

Health IT will stay in the spotlight in 2012. Health care informatics, privacy concerns remain among the industry's top issues, PricewaterhouseCoopers says.

Clinical trials, collaboration drive life sciences opportunities

The life sciences market is growing, with clinical trials information management being a key driver. But the market contains some cultural challenges for solution providers.

Microsoft releases emergency critical security patch

Microsoft is issuing an emergency security update for a critical flaw that affects all currently supported versions of Windows and Windows Server and could be used for a denial of service attack.

Five health IT trends not to watch in 2012

Not all health IT trends will survive in 2012. Read about the EMR, the RHIO, the HIS and other health information technology doomed for extinction in the new year.

Microsoft emergency update to address hash collision attacks

A critical update affects all versions of Microsoft .NET Framework and other programming languages. The vulnerability could allow denial-of-service attacks.

Analysts tag mobile, BI as hot SAP trends in 2012

From SAP’s mobility roadmap to the impact of the SuccessFactors acquisition and the fate of Business ByDesign, analysts talk about coming SAP trends.

Multifunctional malware, staged drive-by attacks to rise in 2012

Malware toolkits are being programmed with attacks that make the most business sense, say security experts. Automated toolkit users will have new capabilities to target specific groups and organizations.

Designing and Architecting Tasks to Rule 2012

The 2011 TSS Java Trends survey seems to indicate that overwhelmingly, designing and architecting tasks will rule with a whopping 70% of respondents indicating so. Coding entirely new apps jumped up to 39% as well. Seems that new apps are the new black for 2012.