New CoE in Tijuana

A new Software Center of Excellence settles in Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana is once again honored with opening a new Center of Excellence in Tijuana’s bustling Zona Río. The new facilities that will welcome a market-leading medical device organization that focuses on the continuous development of its IoMT mobile and cloud-based software platform for insulin delivery and monitoring offer an energizing collaborative workspace filled with local flare. The space is equipped to host 140 full-time staff members with another 100 co-working stations for visitors and our growing hybrid team located across Mexico.

In recent years, San Diego and Tijuana have been in the eye of innovation and technological forecasters, including the Montreal-based World Design Organization. Recently the region has been chosen as the World Design Capital for 2024, beating Moscow. The award recognizes the region’s leadership in design across economic, technological, and cultural sectors. Two countries mean more room to grow and prosper. 

For companies creating revolutionary IoMT smart medical processes and devices, Tijuana has become a key partner that helps accomplish the IoMT company’s strategic goal of confidently and cost-effectively enhancing its highly skilled digital engineering capabilities without sacrificing quality and productivity. 

The nearshore approach encourages growth in many ways, allowing companies to establish world-class software engineering centers of excellence. With the help of the right partner, more organizations are currently flourishing with the right experts. 

To know more about the potential and fast-developing innovation hub Tijuana is, you can visit Tijuana Leads Innovation with Borderless Business Congress.

Technology trends 2022

Top 3 Technology Trends for 2022

What Does the Future hold for Technology? For CIOs and IT leaders, the top strategic technology trends for 2022 will advance digital capabilities and drive success by addressing common business concerns. In addition, they provide a blueprint for distinguishing your company from competitors, achieving business goals, and establishing CIOs and IT executives as strategic partners.

So here are the top 3 technology trends for 2022:

1. Cybersecurity Mesh 

Although cybersecurity mesh has generated a lot of noise over the last decade, it remains one of the hottest new technology trends due to its significant impact on how we live and work. 

Cybersecurity mesh is a flexible, modular design that connects various security services that are widely spread. It also enables best-of-breed, stand-alone security solutions to collaborate to boost overall security while bringing control points closer to the assets meant to safeguard. Furthermore, it can validate identity, context, and policy adherence in the cloud and non-cloud contexts rapidly and reliably. 

The priorities of security and risk leaders focus specifically on privacy legislation, ransomware attacks, cyber-physical systems, and board-level scrutiny.

For more cybersecurity information oriented to IoMT, you can read IoMT and Medical Device Cybersecurity.

2. Cloud-Native Platforms 

Cloud-native platforms are technologies that enable you to create new application architectures that are robust, elastic, and agile, allowing you to react quickly to digital change. Cloud-native solutions improve the typical lift-and-shift approach to the cloud, which misses out on the benefits of cloud and complicates maintenance. 

As the internet becomes more widely used, cloud computing rises to the fore to assist businesses in disrupting the traditional IT delivery paradigm. Third parties can supply various software tools and enterprise IT resources over the internet, allowing the transition from physical to virtual. According to this study, medium-sized businesses find it 40% more cost-effective to employ third-party cloud platforms than maintaining an in-house system. 

3. IoMT

Another promising new technology trend is the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). The healthcare and life sciences industries have seen significant changes due to technological breakthroughs in healthcare information technology (healthcare IT).

According to this analysis, the worldwide IoMT market was worth USD 41.17 billion in 2020. The pandemic’s worldwide effect has been unprecedented and astounding, with the IoMT reporting a positive demand impact across all areas. During 2021-2028, the IoMT market will increase at a CAGR of 29.5 percent, from $30.79 billion in 2021 to $187.60 billion in 2028. The increase in CAGR is due to the demand and expansion of this industry.

Here, at ITJ, we are devoted to serving fast-growing, high-value market sectors specializing in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry that contribute to the growth of the Cali Baja region. With a Nearshore model, working with the highest quality software engineers, data scientists, and creative designers from across Mexico and Latin America, ITJ enables companies to create world-class software engineering centers of excellence in America. For more information about our experience, you can read about the New IoMT software engineering facility in Tijuana.

IoMT and Medical Device Cybersecurity

Medical device cybersecurity is a term used to classify the tools and mechanisms that prevent cyber attackers from gaining unauthorized access to or control over medical devices and the data they generate. 

What is IoMT?

Smart monitoring medical devices are part of Internet of Medical Things— the types of medical devices that send patient’s information to healthcare professionals via internet connection. IoMT devices allow rapid and flexible analysis of medical data by updating doctors about the state of patients glucose, temperature, or heart rate automatically without having to schedule a visit. 

IoMT is big. According to a recent Deloitte survey, the overall IoMT market is expected to grow from $41 billion in 2017 to $158 billion by 2022. As the Internet of Medical Things industry grows, it is important to be aware of the possible threats that transmitting patient information through smart devices can represent, and how medical devices cybersecurity is protecting and controlling who receives the data. 

Medical Cybersecurity

While Internet-connected medical devices are revolutionizing the way healthcare providers monitor and treat patients, the digital and automatically generated data also creates opportunities for attackers to try to steal highly personal information by executing cybersecurity attacks, holding patient information hostage, or even trying to interfere with the device by controlling it remotely.

Smart medical devices store and generate patient information through the combination of sensory inputs and software. The types of data stored can include personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) or payment card industry (PCI) data. Cyber attackers may try to gain access with the purpose of withholding valuable information from healthcare providers, hospitals or insurance companies, forcing them to pay a ransom to regain access to it. 

According to the National Vulnerability Database, 18,353 vulnerabilities were reported in 2020. That’s almost 3 times the volume of vulnerabilities reported five years ago, and higher than any year in the previous two decades.

Having a cybersecurity defense plan for medical devices is critical for any organization that uses the internet of medical things, or IoMT, to assist in healthcare operations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices and works hawkishly to reduce cybersecurity risks. The FDA shares this responsibility with device manufacturers, hospitals, health care providers, security researchers, and other government agencies.

If the FDA finds a weakness in software or hardware that could pose a risk, it may issue a safety communication: a recommendation with data about the vulnerability detected as well as recommended actions patients, providers and manufacturers can take to protect their information. 

The future of medical cybersecurity

Medical device manufacturers play an essential role in protecting the infrastructure of global healthcare. As we move into a more connected medical future and ensure products are used safely and securely, manufacturers must take an active role in sharing information about the latest emerging threats, new vulnerabilities in technologies, and what patients can do to stay safe. 

About ITJ

ITJ is devoted to serving fast-growing and high-value market sectors, particularly the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), working with innovative medical device companies looking to improve people’s lives. With a unique BOT (build, operate, and transfer) model that sources only the best digital talent available, ITJ enables companies in the US to create technology centers of excellence in Mexico. For more information, visit www.itj.com.