Friday’s News Roundup

The confluence of merging personal and professional life, an explosion use of mobile devices and lax or sometimes non-existent password policies are causing headaches for IT departments. [Wall Street Journal]

AT&T announced it is opening ForHealth to target the $34 billion health IT market. Already the maker of smart caps that send text messages to patients who didn’t take their medicine, the company is working on smart slippers to alert caregivers when a patient falls. [AP via Yahoo]

With the stated goal of hiring 1,000 people to fill its IT needs, Tata Consultancy Services added 150 workers to its Milford, Ohio, offices. [Business Courier]

Here’s another platform: Apple announced a Mac apps store will soon open, and invited developers to submit theirs for review. Developers have about 2 1/2 months to have their apps ready at launch. [Yahoo]

Twitter opened a branch office in Washington D.C., to teach members of Congress and the White House how to use the micro blogging service. [Huffington Post]

Speaking of Twitter, Facebook developer Joe Hewitt tweeted that Facebook, Twitter and e-mail are all too distracting when trying to get work done. [TechCrunch

–Dino Londis

 

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