Author: Adnan Raja

What is Protected Health Information?

If you are active in US healthcare, you probably know that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) safeguards protected health information, a.k.a. PHI. What is protected health information exactly?

  • Protected Health Information Definition
  • 18 Identifiers of PHI
  • Research Examples of Protected Health Information
  • Partners in PHI

Protected Health Information Definition

What is PHI? The reason that the concept of protected health information (PHI) exists is really to clarify the parameters of HIPAA. It delineates the specific type of data that is protected by the law.

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A Story About a HIPPAA-Compliant Website & Mobile App

Dell strategist Jim Stikeleather has argued that big data projects should tell a story. He said that by thinking in a similar manner to journalists, data scientists can more deliberately and captivatingly frame and communicate the information and filters they want to explore.

Storytelling can assist with understanding of any situation, particularly technology – which often can seem obtuse, boring, and inhuman. Obviously, people breathe life into technological situations – as when stories are told of people problem-solving using the tools of the technological era.

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Businesses to Harness the Internet of Things via cloud computing

Adnan Raja May 13, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

You may have heard last year that General Electric was completely committing itself to the public cloud. This really was a major announcement just for the sheer size, prominence, and historical success of GE. General Electric tech COO Chris Drumgoole remarked that more than nine out of every ten applications deployed by the corporation throughout 2014 were built and released via cloud computing.

“If you look at our new apps, north of 90 percent of what we deployed this year has gone into a public cloud environment,” Drumgoole explained. “We still have a lot of old stuff that hasn’t moved yet, but if you look at our new stuff, we’re there.”

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The Challenge and Promise of Big Data

Adnan Raja April 6, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

As the Internet has grown, so has the amount of data and the extent to which data is valued – most notably by the government and publicly traded companies, although even small businesses appreciate the insights they collect from Google Analytics and similar services. Stockpiling and scrutinizing data is considered an extraordinarily powerful way to deliver better products; understand how people use websites and applications; track employee performance; determine the most effective marketing language; and more.

According to projections released by International Data Corporation, the big data market will maintain a CAGR of 26% through 2018, when sales of big data services will hit $42 billion.

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10 Nuggets from the 2015 Cloud Computing Stats

Adnan Raja March 23, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • Power: Supercomputers & Leapfrogging
  • Statistical Nugget #1 – Cisco
  • Statistical Nugget #2 – Centaur Partners
  • Statistical Nugget #3 – Computerworld
  • Statistical Nugget #4 – Forrester
  • Statistical Nugget #5 – Forrester
  • Statistical Nugget #6 – Goldman Sachs
  • Statistical Nugget #7 – Network World
  • Statistical Nugget #8 – IDC
  • Statistical Nugget #9 – IDC
  • Statistical Nugget #10 – IDC
  • Cloud from a Proven Provider, Not a Startup

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State of the Legal Cloud – Overview & Highlights

Adnan Raja March 4, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

The American Bar Association focuses heavily on technology, with its Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) releasing the ABA TechReport every year.

Technology author Dennis Kennedy wrote a report on cloud computing for the 2014 edition, revealing incredible growth in the legal cloud over the next 6-12 months:  35% of non-cloud firms expect to use web-based apps or deploy the ultra-reliable, supercomputer-trumping virtual machines themselves for the first time.

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Cloud Migration Tips for Attorneys

Adnan Raja February 23, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • ABA: Many Lawyers Migrating to Cloud
  • Why the Legal Cloud Trend?
  • Migration Checklist
  • Partnering with Experts

ABA: Many Lawyers Migrating to Cloud

The 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report from the American Bar Association (ABA) revealed that attorneys are rapidly migrating to the cloud in 2015. Although only 30% of respondents said that they were currently using the cloud, 35% of non-cloud firms reported that they were planning a cloud transition within 6 to 12 months.

Recognizing how prevalent cloud technology is becoming in the legal profession, the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) released a list of migration advice through its Law Technology Today blog.

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Compassion and Humanity: Ubuntu LTS for Linux SSD Cloud

Adnan Raja February 23, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments

Developed and managed in conjunction with the open source community and Canonical, Ubuntu is one of the most popular distributions of the Linux operating system. The name itself is a nod to the synergistic, “share and share alike” philosophy that is considered a pillar of the open source movement. Ubuntu is a word used in Xhosa and Zulu that is roughly translated as humanity, compassion, or the whole is better than the sum of its parts.  Atlantic.Net offers several Ubuntu distribution in one of our Linux Cloud Hosting options.

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