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Healthcare technology is booming thanks to cloud computing and wearables

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Duncan Riley.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and longtime tech analyst Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report Wednesday, and more than anything else, she pointed to a transformation of health thanks to big data and cloud computing. The report, which is highly regarded in the tech community for its insights into trends and predictions, dedicated 31 pages to “Healthcare @ The Digital Inflection Point” and came up with some amazing stats about how technology and the Internet are transforming the sector.

At the top of the list, and perhaps the most remarkable number, is the way data is helping develop new medicines. Meeker said the digitization of medical data means that medical knowledge now doubles every 3.5 years versus doubling only every 50 years in 1950. Meeker added that the increased availability of health data is helping to accelerate clinical trials and encouraging collaboration with the scientific community as well...

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The ultimate cloud accessory - researchers develop wearable personal cloud

Grazed from CBROnline. Author: Hannah Williams.

Cloud is most definitely in fashion when it comes to business tech, but researchers are currently exploring ways in which to literally embed cloud into fashion. US Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are looking into developing a fully functioning, lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing – meaning a wearable personal cloud could soon become the ultimate accessory.

Rajib Hasan, assistant professor of computer and information sciences in the UAB college of Arts and Sciences, and Rasib Khan, a recent postdoctoral graduate student, presented their wearable cloud jacket at the 40th institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Softwares and Applications (IEEE COMPSAC) in June...

Cloud Computing: Are privacy fears affecting the rise of wearable technology?

Grazed from ITProPortal.  Author: Nick Black.

As more wearable devices continue to enter into the market and into our lives, questions are being raised as to how vulnerable this may be making us when it comes to potential security and privacy risks.  Smartphones already have the capacity to hold a large quantity of data about us as individuals and wearable technology is likely to work in a similar way – with fitness trackers able to store information about our health, for example, or the routes taken during exercise sessions.

There have been many pieces of research that have looked into the connection between possible privacy risks and wearable technology. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, surveyed 4,000 people in the UK and US and found that 51 per cent of those who took part believed privacy was an issue when it came to the adoption of wearable technology, and 62 per cent said wearables should be regulated in some way...

Using The Apple Watch To Sell The Cloud

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Mike Vizard.

Now that most folks have a reasonably solid understanding of what the Apple Watch is any interesting new phenomenon is starting to occur in terms of how cloud services are being marketed directly to line of business (LOB) executives. Historically, mobile computing and the cloud have always been joined at the hip. In fact, it's hard to think of one being nearly as useful without the other.

The Apple Watch and other devices like it simply extend that mobile computing experience out to the wrist. But the folks that can afford an Apple Watch tend to be fairly well off, which means most of them are to one degree or another line of business executives. Providers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications have taken note of that correlation...

Read more from the source @ http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/06022015/using-apple-watch-sell-cloud

Cloud Computing: Salesforce unveils big push into wearable technology

Grazed from BizJournals. Author: Patrick Hoge.

Salesforce.com, a pioneer in cloud computing, has usually been an early adopter of new computing and related services trends, launching an app store for integrated applications, embedding social networking in its products and transforming its technical base for smartphones.

Now the trend du jour is wearable computing, and Salesforce has jumped on the bandwagon in a big way, as shown by recent investments in wearable startups and an initiative to get developers to build applications that connect devices worn on the face, wrist and body with Salesforce’s technology...

Why Wearable Technology Needs the Power of the Cloud to Succeed

Grazed from IBTimes. Author: David Gilbert.

It may sound like an oxymoron, but small computing is getting big and big computing is getting small. And it is going to be the combination of these two "mega-trends" which will be key to the success of wearable technology and lead to everything and anything around us becoming connected.

The continued miniaturisation of computing will allow us to turn anything into a computer while being able to connect directly to a vast cloud computing infrastructure will make these devices more powerful than ever before. Intel's chief futurist Steve Brown believes that technology - and computing specifically - becoming smaller and smaller is "the key thing that is now allowing us now to think about computers becoming wearable."...