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Dell Software has announced findings of a survey of database deployments showing that while unstructured data types and new database management systems play an increasing role in the modern data ecosystem, structured data in relational database management systems (RDBMS) remains the foundation of the information infrastructure in most companies. Although advancements in the ability to capture, store, retrieve and analyse new forms of unstructured data have garnered significant attention, the Dell survey indicates that most organisations continue to focus primarily on managing structured data, and will do so for the foreseeable future.

On April 21-22 2015, ABBYY is to showcase its text semantic analysis system named Compreno at CONNECT 2015 in Melbourne. CONNECT is a large annual trade show organised in partnership with the Victorian Government, which runs together with 11 business summits. Entry is free to the exhibition and also the Keynote Theatre on the exhibition floor.

A $US1.4 million mobile capture platform from Kofax is being implemented by a Top 25 global bank to simplify and streamline account openings in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region is the fastest growing healthcare information technology (healthcare IT) market across the world. Within APAC, after Japan, Australia is the second largest market for health technology adoption.

Bendigo Health in Victoria has signed up to implement a customised Digital Medical Record using the Vitro platform from Ireland’s Sláinte Healthcare.  The Digital Medical Record system will deliver images and patient information electronically and will work with other, existing, Bendigo Health systems such as the patient administration system, and will be able to generate reports.

Some interesting insights have emerged from a large-scale study of email usage undertaken by Yahoo which looked at the habits of more than 2 million users exchanging 16 billion emails over several months.

The healthcare industry faces numerous challenges today. These include rapidly changing regulatory reporting requirements, financial constraints and demand for higher quality of care. Most hospitals have heavily invested in their core applications such as Patient Administration Systems (PAS), Clinical applications (EMR/EHR), Radiology (PACS) and billing systems. However these systems are usually database-driven, isolated repositories located far away from the systems of engagement that are essential for today’s high quality care delivery.

Knowledgeone Corporation has announced a new North American distribution partnership for its RecFind 6 EDRMS with the International Systems Dealers Association (ISDA) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and with 82 members across the USA and Canada.

IBM and Fujifilm have demonstrated a next generation tape storage system that can fit 220TB of data on a palm-sized tape, showing its viability as a long-term storage medium.