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Don't Believe the Hype, AGPL Open Source Licensing Is Toxic and Unpopular

Matt Asay | Tech Republic | September 5, 2017

Reading Black Duck Software's newest paean to the Affero General Public License (AGPL) ("The Quietly Accelerating Adoption of the AGPL"), one could be forgiven for thinking AGPL is rocking the open source licensing planet. After all, Black Duck executive Phil Odence laced his post with fancy charts showing explosive growth of the license, ultimately declaring the AGPL "very popular," and a license his firm sees frequently in audits. Maybe, maybe not...

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EHR Uptake Disrupts Mobile Growth

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | June 17, 2014

Survey takes measure of mobile adoption patterns in healthcare...

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EHR Usability, Functionality Top Concerns for Half of Hospitals

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Interoperability | August 3, 2016

Community hospitals continue to struggle to get their electronic health records to work and communicate the way they need them to, according to a new report from peer60, with EHR usability, limited functionality, and poor interoperability driving nearly 20 percent of survey respondents into a search for a replacement EHR...

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Europe Aims To Regulate The Cloud

Danny Hakim | New York Times | October 6, 2013

In a recent speech, Cameron F. Kerry, the general counsel of the United States Commerce Department, said: “It would be a sad outcome of the surveillance disclosures if they led to an approach to Internet policy-making and governance in which countries became a series of walled gardens with governments holding the keys to locked gates.” ... Read More »

European Cloud Users Could Shun U.S. Cloud Services Altogether

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | October 6, 2013

Fed up with the continuing stream of news about U.S. intelligence efforts to monitor cloud services, valuable E.U. customers may just use their own local clouds Read More »

Executive Roundtable: What Frustrates Hospital CEOs, CIOs About Health IT?

Heather Punke | Becker's Hospital Review | January 10, 2014

Two hospital and health system CEOs and three CIOs share what frustrates them about health IT and what they are most excited about for the future of health IT. Read More »

Expect IT Consolidation, Cost Cutting During Obama’s Second Term

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | November 14, 2012

Expanding the Office of Management and Budget’s PortfolioStat process for reviewing agencies’ informational technology spending will be one focus of the second Obama term, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser said Wednesday. Read More »

Experts from BMW Group Research and Technology are developing in the research project webinos an open source platform for using mobile web applications across different devices.

Press Release | BMW Group, BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH | September 10, 2012

The infinite world of the web. Experts from BMW Group Research and Technology are developing in the research project webinos an open source platform for using mobile web applications across different devices. Read More »

Federal CIO On Adopting Emerging Technologies

Eric Chabrow | GovInfoSecurity.com | February 24, 2013

U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says he likes to make this point in his speeches: "The securest data center is the one that's unplugged from the network, but that's not going to get you the service that you need." Read More »

Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps

J. Nicholas Hoover | InformationWeek | February 21, 2013

With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts. Read More »

Federal CIO Sees Upside to Doing More With Less

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 24, 2012

When information technology officials invoke the budget-cutters' mantra of "doing more with less," they've typically focused on the "less" part of the equation, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Friday. For the federal IT community, that has included commitments to close about 1,200 federal data centers during the next three years and shelving major IT projects that h Read More »

Feds Look to Big Data to Position 'Government as a Platform'

Kenneth Corbin | CIO | January 15, 2013

Just as the federal government has been working to hasten its shift to cloud computing over the past few years, senior technology officials are now seeking to advance a framework for the government's approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by big data.

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Finland and IBM Partner to Develop Personalized Healthcare and Spark Economic Growth with Watson

Press Release | Tekes, IBM Watson Health | September 14, 2016

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and IBM today announced a partnership that will enable Finland to utilize Watson cognitive computing to help doctors improve the health of its citizens, and strengthen and develop the Finnish innovation and business ecosystem in the fields of health and well-being...

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Firm Develops Web Spot for University Analysis

John Hill | NE Business | January 5, 2012

Inkspot has been collaborating with global open source solutions firm Red Hat to fine-tune how it can service academic and research organisations. It allows science and engineering companies to store and analyse data, run workflows and share their work with selected individuals, acting as a “scientific Facebook”. Read More »

Former Federal CIO Presses for Social Government

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | March 8, 2012

Kundra envisions a world where national, state and local governments will post computer code for custom-built applications to do everything from mapping potholes to processing health care data in a collaborative site similar to Salesforce's AppExchange. Technology officials in Chicago can then grab a pothole mapping app from San Francisco, New York or even New Delhi and retrofit it for their own needs without investing in a proprietary system.

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