For Trade – Microsoft Surface Book i5, 8gb ram,128gb SSD-Warranty until 28/12/2018 for Macbook Pro or 12″ retina

Not sure if it’s something you would consider,

I have a 2012 retina MacBook pro 15inch.
I7 16gb ram 256gb ssd

It is in reasonable condition, few scratches here and there as it’s been used well over the past few years.
Single pixel has gone in the screen, happened once so had the screen replaced but happened in the same place about 18 months later.

Everything works flawlessly, ssd is in good condition and battery is 90% condition as the mobo and battery were refreshed at the same time as the screen replacement.

Also have the super drive which is unopened which I got with it.

Cost me £2399 at the time, but could put abit of cash on top too.


For Sale – Macbook Pro Retina 13, 2015, i5, 8GB, 128GB

I’m possibly looking to switch to a Surface Pro for work, but just weighing up boot camp versus a Windows 10 device.

I can post full pictures once I’m home tonight.

It’s the 2015 model, Core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. It’s running High Sierra and had 72 battery cycles (around 97% of full design capacity on last check).

It’s all boxed, in excellent condition. It was bought from John Lewis as a Xmas present in 2015, I’m not sure on warranty status.

Possibly open for trades (either Surface Pro or Surface Book), but really just testing the water.

Price and currency:680
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Paypal
Location: Swindon
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Reduxio Systems’ storage wows human resources specialist

Reduxio Systems’ storage has gone from curiosity to mainstay at human resources software firm CPP Inc.

The maker of personality-assessment software initially installed Reduxio HX550 hybrid arrays to support standard systems for development, quality assurance and testing. Impressed by the performance, CPP has promoted the Reduxio SAN to handle mission-critical applications and a select number of primary workloads.

The plan is to eventually move most tier-one storage from existing SAN environments to Reduxio to take advantage of its capacity, native data protection and performance scaling, said Mike Johnson, director of global infrastructure and desktop support at CPP, based in Sunnyvale, Calif.

“I’ve always figured there isn’t one storage device that gives you all three of those things, but it’s looking like Reduxio Systems has the potential,” Johnson said.

CPP has two Reduxio HX550 hybrid arrays at its main data center in Sunnyvale and two others at a newly opened facility in the U.K.

Reduxio hybrid flash augments all-flash IBM V9000 primary SAN

The Reduxio HX550 Enterprise Flash Storage hybrid flagship is a dual-controller system housed in a 2U Seagate server chassis. The system accommodates 24 disk drives or SAS-connected SSDs, with enterprise multi-level cell NAND flash SSDs for 40 TB of raw block storage. Effective capacity scales to 150 TB of usable storage with Reduxio NoDup global inline data deduplication.

Reduxio Systems deduplicates data in 8K blocks in a pre-memory buffer. A unique timestamp is applied to each block in the databases. A separate database for metadata includes log data on which blocks received writes and when.

Until 2002, CPP was known as Corporate Psychologists Press Inc. The firm sells human resources software to corporations and career-minded individuals, and it’s best known for its flagship Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-certified assessment.

Over the years, CPP has used storage appliances from Dell EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Vantara and other vendors. CPP still uses an all-flash IBM V9000 SAN to support a Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning system and related production systems, as well as a scale-out Coho Data DataStream SAN to increase capacity or performance on the fly.

Although the IBM V9000 is “one of the highest-performing SANs I’ve ever seen,” Johnson said it has limited capacity for all of CPP’s primary storage. The Coho Data storage is “plug-and-play,” but requires the upfront expense of customized Arista network switches.

Compounding the challenge is the demise of Coho Data, which went out of business in September.

Johnson credited a reseller with introducing him to Reduxio Systems. CPP had already purchased the IBM and Coho Data gear by that time, but Johnson was intrigued enough by Reduxio to give it a test run.

“I was willing to put it in as our tier-three storage device, but I didn’t know how it would perform,” he said. “Once we saw the performance was pretty good, we promoted it to our mission-critical workloads.”

Reduxio BackDating aids faster disaster recovery

Johnson’s IT team did further testing and research designed to answer a key question: Could Reduxio storage reliably support CPP’s moneymaking activities? Johnson said he was pleased at Reduxio’s ability to deliver primary storage performance without relying exclusively on flash.

Johnson said he also likes the native data protection in Reduxio’s TimeOS operating system, especially the BackDating that allows recovery to any-point-in-time snapshot. Reduxio Systems recently added NoMigrate replication and NoRestore copy data management.

“We decided our revenue-generating systems could reside on the Reduxio storage device,” Johnson said. “Our plan going forward is to put all our revenue-generating systems on Reduxio and reduce our recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives from hours to days to seconds to minutes.”

Four healthcare technology trends to watch in 2018

Industry experts are busy making their predictions for the top healthcare technology trends of 2018. The SearchHealthIT team looked into their respective crystal balls to make their own predictions about what trends the industry should be on the lookout for in the new year.

Blockchain finds its way back onto our 2018 list of healthcare technology trends after one health IT expert posited that the technology would move from theory to practice in 2017. Senior news and feature writer Shaun Sutner hypothesizes that the technology will start seeing its first real-world tests in healthcare this year.

EHR vendors will begin to find themselves more involved with providing analytics to healthcare providers, according to editorial director Scott Wallask.

Artificial intelligence will also continue to gain ground this year as healthcare organizations begin to apply the technology to medical diagnoses and image recognition, said news writer Kristen Lee.

Rounding out our predictions for the top healthcare technology trends of 2018 is digital health, which is becoming increasingly embraced by healthcare providers and patients alike. 

Let’s look at these predictions in more detail, as our editors and writers weigh in:

Blockchain moves from hope to practical use

It’s more than a fad and more than hype, but still, blockchain, and its healthcare incarnations, has yet to prove itself in the demanding crucible of health IT systems and clinical healthcare settings.

Shaun Sutner, senior news and features writerShaun Sutner

Sure, blockchain is one of the hottest healthcare technology trends during this window in time.

But this year in particular will be a major test for the fast-developing technology’s first major foray as people in the health IT community watch to see if and how providers start to use it to protect and more easily exchange health data.

There’s no question that in 2018, major vendors, many startups and independent software companies are moving quickly toward more fully realized blockchain in healthcare systems than most thought possible when blockchain burst out of the worlds of bitcoin and mainstream commerce little more than two years ago.

Now, IBM, Intel, Google, Microsoft  and others have units dedicated to development of blockchain products, including for healthcare. Federal health IT officials are promoting it in a big way.

Change Healthcare, made up of the former McKesson Corp.’s IT holdings, announced its own blockchain in healthcare product last year and is marketing it in 2018.

Yet, skeptics remain, and justifiably so.

Not only are there most likely distinct limitations to a technology that has not yet been realized in healthcare, but health IT has already seen other “solutions” to intractable problems like health data interoperability and cybersecurity fail.

But at least one thing is clear: The technology has much hope riding on it.

— Shaun Sutner, senior news and features writer

EHR vendors more involved in analytics

With electronic health record (EHR) systems in full force throughout the medical industry, 2018 will be the year when EHR vendors move more solidly into patient data analytics work. The advantages of doing so are clear, such as improving population health efforts and providing real-time reporting among various healthcare specialties.

Scott Wallask, editorial directorScott Wallask

Providers will respond favorably to this push. Most physician practices use at least some analytics capabilities already embedded in their EHR systems, according to a poll in 2017 conducted by MGMA, an association of medical practice professionals.

The potential for EHR giants like Epic Systems Corp. and Cerner Corp. to aggregate patient data within their products is a new business line that is blooming. Cerner has already planted its stake in population health management, which at its core requires number crunching to gauge patient outcomes. Company president Zane Burke told the Kansas City Business Journal that Cerner will expand its population health tools in 2018 based on the patient data it has amassed.

Cloud-based EHR seller AthenaHealth, a smaller competitor to Cerner and Epic, also pushes its population health analytics products, which ties in EHR data with patient insurance claims and lab results, for example.

— Scott Wallask, editorial director

AI in 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) will no longer be a technology that healthcare professionals dream about one day impacting the industry and how patient care is delivered. For AI, 2018 is the year that this technology will move from simply being piloted at healthcare organizations to starting to make a real impact.

Kristen Lee, news and features writerKristen Lee

Although the most common uses of AI in healthcare today come in the form of natural language processing and robotic process automation — where AI is being used in a more basic form to pinpoint certain data in a sea of data, such as MedCPU, or automate repetitive administrative tasks, such as Blue Prism, for example — healthcare organizations are poised to do more with AI.

Some are already using AI for clinical decision support, population health, disease management, readmissions and claims processing, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Connected Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. But some experts believe that in 2018 AI will begin to provide value in areas such as cancer diagnostics, pathology, and image recognition — something Merge Healthcare, an IBM company that uses Watson, is capable of doing.

Expect AI to make practical inroads in 2018, Mark Michalski, executive director at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Clinical Data Science in Boston, told Computer Business Review that, “By the end of next year, I think around half of leading healthcare systems will have adopted some form of AI within their diagnostic groups.”

— Kristen Lee, news and features writer

The digital health transformation will be mobilized

Mobile is becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare, and with the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. As far as healthcare technology trends go, digital health is one that is predicted to grow exponentially in 2018 and beyond. According to seed fund Rock Health, $3.5 billion was invested in 188 digital health companies in the first half of 2017 alone, and the number of wearables is projected to hit 34 million by 2022, according to Statista.

Tayla Holman, associate site editorTayla Holman

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also issued new guidance that loosened its regulations for certain mobile health technologies to reflect its “new, more modern approach to digital health products.” The agency said it was aware that healthcare providers and consumers were embracing digital health technology such as fitness trackers and mobile health apps, and that clinical evidence supported the fact that consumers can experience better outcomes when they are better informed about health. As such, the FDA felt it should encourage the development of technologies that can help people become more informed and “foster, not inhibit, innovation.” 

Digital health enables the elderly to age and live better in their own homes, using technology like fall-detection monitors. Telehealth and telemedicine will also be part of the digital health transformation as more states update their laws to expand access to those services. One area that is being expanded is telemental and telebehavioral health services. This is particularly beneficial since one in five adults in the U.S. suffers from mental illness, and often turn to their smartphone before they seek healthcare. Increasing mental health services allows more people to receive care when and where they need it.

Tayla Holman, associate site editor

For Sale – Faulty Asus Transformer T100TA

Hi guys,

I have for sale my Asus T100TA transformer book…(ASUS Transformer Book T100TA | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS Global)

I bought it one year ago for my daughter and it has performed beautifully but unfortunately she pushed it to far back on it’s hinge and it caused a crack on the edge of the screen. The crack is only on the black edge of the screen so it does not effect the display at all but does sometimes cause some touchscreen issues. If you turn the touch features off you can use it perfectly fine as a regular laptop. I’ve tried to capture the crack as best as I could but if you want any more pics please let me know. The specs on this one are:

  • Intel® Bay Trail-T Quad Core Z3740
  • 10.1″ 16:9 IPS HD (1366×768) with Multi-Touch Screen
  • 2Gb Ram
  • 32GB eMMC HDD
  • card reader (Micro SD)
  • 1.2 Mega Pixel web camera
  • Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port (in the keyboard dock)
  • 1 x Micro USB
  • 1 x micro HDMI

It comes fully boxed with the charger and postage is included in the price.

Thanks for looking!

Price and currency: £46
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Lancs/Manchester
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CIO goals and IT resolutions for 2018

No two IT departments are alike, or so the saying should go. Consider this collection of CIO goals and IT resolutions for 2018. In the new year, leading CIOs tell us they plan to push technology boundaries, retiring noncloud infrastructure and experimenting with “extended reality” tools, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Innovation of all kinds is very much on their minds, and that includes efforts to make data a significant source of revenue and build teams that are nimble and business-savvy. They will strike out into these new technology and business territories while performing the traditional IT duties of doing more for less and keeping the lights on.

Our 2018 snapshot of CIO goals and IT resolutions also shows that the digital transformation playbook is still being written, and the modern enterprise is still in the midst of great change.

David Gledhill
CIO, DBS Bank Ltd.

David Gledhill, CIO, DBS BankDavid Gledhill

“It’s going to be a fun year. We have quite a few ambitious targets for 2018. We have plans to eliminate 90% of noncloud hardware; achieving a goal of 97% of open systems on hybrid cloud; shrinking our main data center by 75%; hence, delivering massive cost-efficiency and dramatically increasing scalability.

“We will increase our release cadence to well over 10 times, compared to the start of 2017. We already have the world’s most extensive banking API platform, and we will continue to extend that to over 200 APIs. By leveraging this extensive API capability, we will be able to push the extension of our ecosystem.

“We will also increase momentum on improving customer centricity, as well as further developing our data-driven culture, analytics-led customer science, instrumentation and experimentation.

“Our employees are the heart of our organization, and we will continue to invest in our people and build on our employees’ skill sets, creating a true 22,000-person startup culture.”

More IT insights from Gledhill: “Economic models key to DBS Bank’s digital transformation strategy”

Antoine Shagoury
Executive vice president and global CIO, State Street Corp. 

Antoine Shagoury, executive vice president and global CIO, State StreetAntoine Shagoury

“Servicing more than 10% of the world’s assets, State Street has an incredible amount of data at our fingertips. One goal for 2018 will be continuing to digitize, normalize and enrich this data so that we can understand and derive even more insights through advanced analytics from it, driving the next generation of intelligent data services to deliver enhanced solutions to our clients.”

More on State Street’s transformation path: “Create a better strategy for innovation, move away from a 70/30 model”

Julia Davis
Senior vice president and CIO, Aflac Inc.

“I am always working to cultivate lasting working relationships across all business sectors to demonstrate the value of partnership with IT. In 2018, my goal remains to change any perceptions that IT is just a support function to, in actuality, being an enhanced value creator. 

Julia Davis, senior vice president and CIO, AflacJulia Davis

“I want to continue cultivating the Aflac Agile framework within the IT organization by strengthening relationships with internal customers and showing IT as a collaborative business partner. I also will continue to push innovation in customer relationship management. At Aflac, we’re focused on providing full visibility, control and real-time information to the people who need it, whether it’s our customers, sales professionals around the U.S., or employees in Georgia and South Carolina.

“One of my ongoing resolutions is to offset a retiring workforce by facilitating and bringing in new ideas to the organization. A key way to achieve this for 2018 is through attracting and retaining top-level talent through our Aflac IT apprenticeship program. In the past, I have talked about how promoting diversity is not only the right thing to do, but how it also makes good business sense. Within IT organizations, multiple talents and perspectives are as important to daily operations as they are to supporting future advancement, and they can spur imagination in the process. Inspiring growth and innovation are top priorities for 2018.”

More from Davis on her Agile initiative: “Aflac CIO seized a CEO imperative to create an agile IT organization”

Brian Laughlin
Technical fellow, strategy planning and IT architecture, Boeing Co.

Brian Laughlin, technical fellow for strategy planning and IT architecture, BoeingBrian Laughlin

“My goals for 2018 will be continued progress leveraging XR [extended reality] technologies appropriately, based on good business requirements gathering; continued work toward an integrated platform approach that unifies communications across all emerging technologies into a system of systems; and, finally, continuing to nurture and build the talents, relationships and strengths of my amazing team to help us better leverage our capabilities and propel Boeing into our next 100 years of innovation.”

Laughlin discusses the security of wearables: “More potential attack vectors complicate wearable device security”

Gerson Benker
Vice president of global IT operations, Carestream Health

Gerson Benker, vice president of global IT operations, Carestream HealthGerson Benker

“We are full-blown into digital transformation — and not just in IT, but also in our business. We have been fully concentrating on this, so we are looking at Microsoft Azure for cloud, really aggressively. Any core services that are on-prem are going to the cloud. And while we do this, we are doing the digital transformation of our business; we want to have less human intervention in our processes — that is really a huge priority for next year, to become more efficient in all of these things.

“[As for AI,] the issue with this is before you can use AI, you really have to have the data lakes, and we’re still working on that. We are implementing tools that do data discovery and data categorization around the world. We are also implementing tools that gather data from all of our tools around the world. And when all that is together as a data lake — when that is ready — then you need to put AI on top of it for your most important priorities. It can’t be in parallel; it can’t be before you have a good basis — before you have good data, know where it is and have collected it. A lot of people become impatient and try to put AI on bad processes and inconsistent data for a quick win, but it ends up leaving a bad taste.”

Benker comments on using software robots: “IPSoft’s latest robot will process help desk requests from users and automate fixes”

Wendy Cofran
CIO, Natick Visiting Nurse Association

Wendy Cofran, CIO, Natick Visiting Nurse AssociationWendy Cofran

“Our focus for 2018 is the continued and necessary disruptions within the healthcare sector. We will continue to explore interoperability, as data sharing among providers, patients and payers is still way behind other industries. We are excited about the continued developments around remote patient monitoring for chronic disease management, as well as other new disease-specific devices that are entering the market.

“Data analytics and EMR [electronic medical record] enhancements will continue to be major focuses for 2018.”

More from Cofran on meeting disruption head on: “CIO: Think business first when facing technological disruption”

Jonathan Reichental
CIO, city of Palo Alto

Jonathan Reichental, CIO, city of Palo AltoJonathan Reichental

“In 2018, my team and I will be focused on selecting a new ERP system for the city that includes finance, human resources and our utilities. We’ll also begin the design phase of the rollout. In addition, we’ll continue to define and action our smart city efforts working alongside our regional and international partners. We will assist departments in the implementation of our recently council-approved sustainability action plan. Our laser-focus on quality deliverables, service excellence, high performance and skills development will all remain a priority.”

Reichental explains why the Apple Watch will have a bigger impact on the enterprise than the iPhone X: “CIOs, ask not what Apple’s iPhone X can do today, but what comes next”

Neil Gomes
Senior vice president and chief digital officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes, senior vice president and chief digital officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson HealthNeil Gomes

“My Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience Group’s (DICE Group) top digital goals [and] resolutions for 2018 are: Deliver frictionless consumer experiences in healthcare and education; deliver value to the consumer and the organization in every innovative endeavor; and leverage new technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and blockchain to save and improve lives.”

More from Gomes on digital transformation: “Digital transformation roadmap: People before platform”

Mitigating speculative execution side-channel attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Today, Google Project Zero published details of a class of vulnerabilities which can be exploited by speculative execution side-channel attacks. These techniques can be used via JavaScript code running in the browser, which may allow attackers to gain access to memory in the attacker’s process.
Microsoft has issued security updates (KB4056890) with mitigations for this class of attacks. As part of these updates, we are making changes to the behavior of supported versions of Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 to mitigate the ability to successfully read memory through this new class of side-channel attacks.
Initially, we are removing support for SharedArrayBuffer from Microsoft Edge (originally introduced in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update), and reducing the resolution of in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer from 5 microseconds to 20 microseconds, with variable jitter of up to an additional 20 microseconds. These two changes substantially increase the difficulty of successfully inferring the content of the CPU cache from a browser process.
We will continue to evaluate the impact of the CPU vulnerabilities published today, and introduce additional mitigations accordingly in future servicing releases.  We will re-evaluate SharedArrayBuffer for a future release once we are confident it cannot be used as part of a successful attack.
— John Hazen, Principal PM Lead, Microsoft Edge