Neil Versel of Forbes recently wrote, “Electronic health records’ usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. While Stage 3 will not begin before 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has indicated that it will publish draft regulations in the spring. The hope is to finalize the rules before the end of 2015 so vendors can update their technology and give healthcare providers plenty of time to install and adjust to the updates before they move to Stage 3.” Read more
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Frost & Sullivan Applauds LinguaSys for Offering Semantics Based Technology with Multiple Language Packages
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Based on its recent analysis of the Internet software and services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes LinguaSys, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Early Stage Investment Opportunity Award. As businesses become increasingly globalized, companies have to consistently communicate in a variety of languages. LinguaSys caters to this market need with its software solutions that enable it to add more language packages in 120 days, which is a third of the average delivery time. The solidity of its business plan and product has attracted the attention of several investors. Read more
This week saw Frost & Sullivan award its 2013 Company of the Year to Definiens, a provider of image analysis solutions and data mining solutions for life science, tissue diagnostics, and clinical digital pathology. Definiens’ gaining of the title owes much to its work around tissue datafication that’s leveraging its Definiens Cognition Network Technology, which the company says mimics the human mind’s cognitive powers to reposition knowledge within a semantic network.
“What we do essentially is look at ways to be able to better diagnose cancer and develop therapies,” says Merrilyn Datta, CMO at Definiens. The company looks to extract data from tumor images, historically available as slides from biopsies, datafying the tissues involved to create digital images and then using its Cognition Network Technology to extract all the different relevant objects in that image and correlate them to patient outcomes. “That can be extremely, extremely powerful,” says Datta.
The image analysis technology was developed by Physics Nobel Laureate Gerd Binning, and includes a set of principles aimed at emulating the human mind’s cognitive powers, which are defined by the ability to intuitively aggregate pixels into ‘objects’ and understand the context and relationships between those objects rather than the computer’s normal way of just examining images pixel by pixel. These principles include: context, which is established and utilized through the technology’s creation of a hierarchical network of pixel clusters representing nested structures within the image; navigation, for supporting efficient navigation inside the network in order to enable specific local processing and addressing of specific contexts; and evolution of the network, in which the individual stages of segmentation and classification are alternated and the structures represented within the network are created and constantly improved in a series of loops, whereby each classification can be enhanced with local context and specific expert knowledge.
Symphony Teleca Receives Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award For Vehicle Relationship Management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Based on its recent analysis of the vehicle relationship management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC), a global innovation and development services company, with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. The company’s Vehicle Relationship Management (VRM) solution, InSight Connect™ VRM, is a sought-after solution that strongly empowers automotive OEMs and decreases spending on warranty and recalls. Read more
Frost & Sullivan: Further Progress in M2M towards Internet of Things Requires a Focus on Security Risks
LONDON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – In the next phase of M2M market development that is moving towards an Internet of Things (IoT) future, security requires a holistic approach. Huge increases are expected in the number of machines and objects that communicate with humans and other machines/objects, each processing real-time (or near real-time) data. In such an M2M world, security must become a core component of an enterprise’s consideration when using M2M to achieve business objectives. Read more
A recent article out of Frost & Sullivan reports, “Based on its recent analysis of the online video platforms (OVP) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Limelight Networks, Inc. with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy. Limelight Networks is the only OVP vendor with its own native content delivery network (CDN), which enables it to create single-source online video management package solutions that no other vendor can similarly offer. Limelight provides multi-platform, cross-functional management tools such as pervasive workflow, content policies and reporting solutions that are fully native and consistent.” Read more
Smartlogic recently released a new version of its Semaphore software, which took home the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award. Version 3.3 adds new semantically-rich features, but the company itself has been shifting its strategy to talk about its solution less as the enterprise semantic platform and more as a content intelligence platform for identifying, classifying, extracting, analyzing and utilizing hard-to-find information from among unstructured assets in existing information management systems like Microsoft SharePoint.
Why? According to marketing VP Maya Natarajan, it’s an in to better customer access. “Whenever you think of the word semantic, there’s such a small percentage of the population that understands what it is,” she says. “But amazingly the uptake for content intelligence is so great. People immediately understand that so much quicker” — that is, she says, that content intelligence describes all the business reasons and benefits for deploying an enterprise semantic platform.
Another way to make the virtues of content intelligence even more obvious: Smartlogic is planning to introduce prebuilt starter taxonomies to kickstart the process in some vertical sectors. Meanwhile, Version 3.3 has brought to its customers features that still proclaim its semantic heritage, including a semantic visualization tool.
After analyzing the current market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Smartlogic with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award. The award was given for Smartlogic’s content intelligence platform, Semaphore: “This content intelligence platform effectively harnesses the potential of existing information management and enterprise search applications, resulting in better performance.” Frost & Sullivan commented, “Semaphore successfully meets the content search, management and intelligence requirements of enterprises… This technological innovation endows existing enterprise systems with the capability to find, organize, process, monetize, control and govern unstructured content in an efficient manner.” Read more
A new report is available for purchase from Frost & Sullivan entitled Semantic Web – Funding Analysis. The report “offers insights on the funding trends within this space and recommendations for investors and stakeholders interested in venturing into this segment. In addition, semantic start-ups that might potentially require funds to take their technology to the next stage could benefit by getting a glimpse of key venture capitalists and other funding bodies.” Read more