Author: Arthur Germain

Is Your Digital Foundation Ready for Advanced Healthcare Technologies?

By Michael Riley, Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions HIMSS18 is just around the corner, and there’s no doubt that cutting-edge technologies like deep machine learning, digital pathology, precision medicine and genomics will fuel some of the most exciting discussions. Alongside those discussions, however, it’s also critical to talk about the digital foundation a healthcare organization has put in place and whether or not its IT staff is prepared to examine, adopt and support these advanced solutions. To deliver sophisticated technologies like these requires the full focus and attention of a unique breed of IT specialists. And while these people...

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Revamped E-Rate Program Offers K12 Schools ‘Free Money’

By Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis US “Digital learning” has been the buzz among K12 educators and technologists for some time now – and with good reason. A true digital learning environment offers each student a more personalized educational experience that traditional classroom learning simply isn’t equipped to provide.  As a result, developing a digital learning roadmap is an important goal for every K12 school in America today. But it’s also an expensive proposition, leaving many K12 CIOs, principals and superintendents wondering how they’re going to pay for it.  My best advice? Don’t leave any “free money” on...

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The “Specter” of a Meltdown

By Ron Temske, Vice President of Security Solutions, Logicalis US At the start of the New Year, many of you read about two new cyber vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre.  I want to spend a little time sharing my thoughts about these vulnerabilities and Vulnerability Management in general.  The focus here is not to repeat the numerous articles that have already been created on this topic but to share thoughts and opinions on the topic.  I will include links at the end of the article to some of the websites that I think provide particularly useful information on the...

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Ready for the IoT? Three Telltale Questions Tell All

By Mike Alley, Service Management Principal, Logicalis US From weight scales and robotics in manufacturing plants to smart security, smart buildings and smart transportation initiatives, IT leaders in nearly every industrial vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices as well as the management of the devices themselves.  In fact, of the nearly 21 billion connected “things” research and advisory firm Gartner1 predicts will be in use by 2020, 7.6 billion of those will be a combination of industrial-based cross-industry and vertical market units, each of which requires...

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What’s the Best Way to Manage International IT Transactions?

By Laura Vaupel, Director, International Sales, Logicalis US At Logicalis, our international customers often tell us that it’s our attention to detail that is most important to them. Consider how important even the smallest of details – like knowing each country’s unique power cord standards – can be to the success of a multi-national IT project. There are also currency differences and tax initiatives to take into account, which is why having a variety of ways for a client to manage their international transactions that takes tax advantages, centralized payment processes and project control into account is one of...

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What Does Logicalis’ Cisco Global Gold Certification Mean to You?

By Renae Johnson, National Cisco Alliance Senior Director, Logicalis US This morning, Logicalis announced that we have earned the Cisco Global Gold certification, a stringent partner certification that acknowledges our expertise across all regions and geographies, authenticating our ability to plan, design, implement and operate Cisco solutions without borders.  This important certification also recognizes the depth of Logicalis’ business and technology capabilities as well as our ability to deliver Cisco solutions worldwide with quality and consistency in all of our services and support.  Logicalis is now one of a very elite group of solution providers to have earned this...

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Five Ways Healthcare IT Can Prepare for the Next Wave of Image-Related Data

By Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions Developing an enterprise imaging strategy that was in lock-step with your electronic health record (EHR) optimization program was the beginning of most healthcare organizations’ digital transformation.  But even when you have the most sophisticated EHR solution in place and have married patients’ digital images to their individual records, your transformation journey has only just begun. New technologies – like deep machine learning and digital pathology, for example – that are already on the horizon will require healthcare organizations to become much more “digitally mature” to be ready for the coming wave...

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