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Microsoft jumps on blockchain bandwagon; Instagram roundup of Fusion symposium

Blockchain, the distributed-ledger technology the cryptocurrency bitcoin is based on, is garnering a lot of attention. Although it isn’t mainstream yet, that could change after this week’s announcement that Microsoft is partnering with big banks to develop the technology. In this Searchlight, features writer Jason Sparapani details the partnership and looks at the future implications of blockchain adoption. Also in Searchlight: IT spending expected to dip and Trump hotels get hacked — again.

If you missed any of the action from Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium, we’ve got you covered. In this Instagram roundup, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski chronicles sessions on disruptive business models and digital investments via SearchCIO’s new Instagram account.

As SearchCompliance expert David Loshin explains, healthcare fraud is not a new problem; it’s been happening for over twenty years. Luckily, new proactive strategies that utilize data analytics are proving useful to organizations in helping combat multiple forms of healthcare fraud. Loshin details the techniques in this tip.

Speaking of healthcare, malware intrusions at hospitals is a growing problem, as exemplified in recent ransomeware attacks at hospitals across the U.S. In this TotalCIO blog post, Features Writer Jason Sparapani explores the reason there’s so many of these cyberattacks on healthcare organizations.

No organization is safe from cyberthreats in the digital age. In this SearchCompliance webcast, Diane Carlisle, IGP, CRM, executive director of content at ARMA International, explains how a strong information governance program goes a long way in alleviating cybersecurity challenges.

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