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There's a slowdown in hiring, Really?

Posted by:Whitridge in Business & Technology
23 September 2014 0

There has been a deluge of doom and gloom over the recent jobs report for August and it seems to be striking fear into the economists, media, and politicians around the country. Some are predicting the recovery we have been experiencing since the great recession is in jeopardy and the political parties as usual are spinning the news any way that is to their advantage. This extract from the Wall Street Journal gives you an idea of the gloom: “Slowdown in Hiring Brings Let down on Growth Outl...

Innovation owns the new battle field

Posted by:Whitridge in Federal - IT
30 July 2014 0

Working in the federal information technology sector offers unique challenges, and inspiring opportunities to support mission critical programs and cutting edge advancements in technology.  Whitridge Government Solutions proudly supports diverse DoD and National Laboratory programs, and has been afforded the opportunity to apply advanced technology to problems of national security, and cutting edge research and development activities. Innovation now owns the battlefield with technologica...

What’s lacking in IT these days? Women!

Posted by:Whitridge in Business & Technology
10 June 2014 0

I read a recent article on Fierce CIO that somewhat stunned me. It indicated that there is a frightening shortage of women in IT today and it does not seem to be getting better. That, along with the news that new jobs being created in the economy are in large part being created for men screams of a need to put some focus on this problem. What surprised me the most about the lack of women is the fact that the environment in IT is so suitable for both single and women with children due to the abi...

The President’s budget, it giveth and taketh away!

Posted by:Whitridge in Financial Services - IT
08 May 2014 0

The President’s budget for the government’s fiscal year 2015 is now out and there are many things you’ll like about it if you’re in the Federal space and there are some things that will cause you to pause. Much of the relief being felt by government contractors is the lack of “Sequestration” hanging over everyone’s planning and decision making. Hopefully this will cause RFP’s to be moved along quicker and awards occurring without a torrent of appeals and protests. This has been ...

ICD-10 Delay-Canary in the Coal Mine

Posted by:Whitridge in Healthcare IT
07 April 2014 0

We have now reached the outcome that I predicted three months ago with another delay in the modernization or stabilization of healthcare. The vote and signing by the president to delay the requirement of ICD 10 for another year has transpired. This only provides another excuse for technology to lag behind and providers to delay employing a system that has been used though out the world for two decades. This legitimizes the laggards that have fallen behind the curve of innovation and gives them a...



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