Crashing computers, three-week delays tracking infections, lab results delivered by snail mail: State officials detail a vast failure to identify hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks. In POLITICO is a look at how the information management for Health Departments country wide failed under pressure from COVID-19.
Legacy IT systems are everywhere—and they need help – By Steven Cherry IEEE Spectrum In 2005, Bob Charette wrote a seminal article, entitled “Why Software Fails.” Now, fifteen years later, he strikes a similar nerve with another cover story that shines a light at the vast and largely hidden problem of legacy IT. Bob is … [Read more…]
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS APRIL 4, 2018 A natural-gas plant in North Dakota operated by Oneok, one of the companies affected by a cyberattack on a data network connecting gas-pipeline operators and their customers. The companies said the attack did not lead to any service interruptions. HOUSTON — A cyberattack on a shared data network forced … [Read more…]
An in-depth article covering the data gathering on opioid and street drug use, who has data and the problem of getting good data today. From the folks at FIVE THIRTY EIGHT . com …