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Small Is Beautiful

Daloni Carlisle | eHealth Insider | November 8, 2012

The view from the top at EHI Live 2012 was clear and consistent: without IT the NHS cannot deliver the savings, efficiencies and quality gains demanded of it. Read More »

Standing Out With Open Source

John Noerenberg II | Open Source Delivers | March 26, 2013

All companies, regardless of size, know differentiating themselves from their competition is a key to their success. [...] When FOSS becomes a key component of an enterprise’s business, minor annoyances for a small organization become major problems which must be solved in order to do Open Source “right”. Read More »

The Case For Open Access

Bart GJ Knols | Xindex | August 30, 2012

For most of us, it’s entirely logical that medical practitioners should be familiar with the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based practices in order to treat ailments. This forms our fundamental basis of trust in medical professionals...But what if you live in sub-Saharan Africa, where the vast majority of medical personnel, as well as scientists, researchers and medical students, remain badly deprived of the latest medical developments? Read More »

The Death Of The Academic Book And The Path To Open Access

Roxanne Missingham | The Conversation | October 22, 2013

Is publishing academic books a dying trade? And if so, are free e-books from universities likely to deal the final blow? Read More »

The Value Of Open Source

Staff Writer | ECN | April 29, 2013

There were a number of interesting sessions and debates last week at the DesignWest show. One of the more passion filled, was on the value of Open Source hardware. Some people think it will save the world,if only everyone will do everything open source. Some people think it's a stupid waste of time without a real business model. Read More »

The Walmartization Of Agriculture

Josh Sager | The Progressive Cynic | April 27, 2013

Walmart has become an icon of the corporate rush to keep costs low and profits high, regardless of the effects on society. [...] It is this business strategy that catapulted them to be among the largest corporate interests in the world and allowed them to spread into virtually every corner of the United States. Read More »

The ‘Avon Ladies’ Of Africa

Tina Rosenberg | New York Times | October 10, 2012

What if every time people came up with a new product, they also had to devise a completely new way to sell it?   Imagine that we had no Amazons, eBays, Targets or Walmarts — no distribution chain at all, and no stores near potential buyers.  Nor is there a way for potential customers to learn about the product. Oh, and they can’t afford it anyway — they can’t afford much of anything... Read More »

This Lawsuit Threatens To End Walmart’s Exploitative Ways

Lina Khan | Quartz | February 7, 2014

Last week President Obama urged businesses to “give America a raise.” But even if the minimum wage were raised, it wouldn’t necessarily help a huge class of low-wage employees. That’s because firms like Walmart don’t directly employ the workers hauling or selling their goods. [...] Read More »

Twine Health Found a Niche for a Software in Health Care

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | April 1, 2016

Apps and software services for health care are proliferating–challenges and hackathons come up with great ideas week after week, and the app store contains hundreds of thousands of apps. The hard thing is creating a business model that sustains a good idea. To this end, health care incubators bring in clinicians to advise software developers. Numerous schemes of questionable ethics abound among apps (such as collecting data on users and their contacts). In this article, I’ll track how Twine Health tried different business models and settled on the one that is producing impressive growth for them today.

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When Publishers Attack: Elsevier And The Open Access Research Dilemma

Paul St John Mackintosh | TeleRead | December 9, 2013

It’s no secret that academic publisher Reed Elsevier is facing financial and structural challenges from European Union and other regulatory challenges to its business model, from officials anxious to make sure that publicly-funded research gets to be public... Read More »

Why EHRs Are Not (Yet) Disruptive

Ben Wanamaker and Devin Bean | Clayton Christensen Institute | August 8, 2013

[...] EHRs are not unsuccessful because of health care providers’ ineptness. Rather, they are a potentially disruptive technology that got caught in a legacy business model that can only prioritize sustaining innovations. Read More »

Why Elon Musk Is A Utility Executives's Worst Nightmare

Todd Woody | Quartz | October 16, 2013

Attention US utility executives: You have a decade at most before the boom in renewable energy makes your century-old business model as relevant as a rotary telephone. In the time it takes to get a transmission line built in California, solar energy production and other new technologies could render obsolete the monopoly business of selling electricity at a fixed price for a fixed profit to a captive audience of consumers.

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Why Procurement Professionals Need To Get Open Source Savvy

Phil Marshall | Open Source Delivers | June 3, 2013

Procurement’s primary role is to obtain goods and services in response to business needs.  When it comes to commercial software, procurement has long played an active role working with development teams to meet their needs for code... Read More »

Why US Power Companies Don’t Want You Putting A Solar Panel On Your Roof

Tim Fernholz | Quartz | August 15, 2013

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever. Read More »