Telemedicine efforts and the continued push by the government to foster greater technology adoption in health care will spur more tech jobs and career opportunities as spend will nearly double during the next decade. It's estimated 50,000 to 70,000 new IT positions will be created in the next year in this sector alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rise is advancing its cloud-computing services in the channel, aimed at small and medium-sized customers, and has its first U.S. partner. The company, a division of U.K.-based Web hosting company Fasthosts Internet, has signed on tech consultancy firm Titanium Ant.
Two months after the White House froze $3 billion in spending on dozens of government tech projects that were over budget or behind schedule, the Office of Management and Budget is considering overhauling 26 projects valued at as much as $30 billion. "The intent here is not to terminate the projects, it's to make sure they're turned around so they create value faster," top federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said.