Cloud Computing

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Four Innovative Public-Private Consortia Leading the Design of the European Hybrid Cloud Platform for Science

Press Release | Trust-IT Services | November 25, 2016

Over the coming 10-15 years, the generation of vast amounts of data created by scientific research domains will create enormous challenges for capturing, managing, and processing of this data. Europe is well aware of this enormous challenge, and that is why the European Commission, in April this year, launched the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative. The vision of the EOSC is to offer Europe’s 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis, and re-use of research data across borders and scientific disciplines free at the point of use...

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GAO Tech Chief Says Washington Should Start Small On Big Projects

Quentin Hardy | The New York Times | June 18, 2014

...At a Senate hearing last week, David A. Powner, information technology director at the Government Accountability Office, said 183 of 759 federal technology contracts, worth about $10 billion, were in danger of failing before completion...

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Genomics and Precision Medicine Pioneer Jonathan Rothberg to Deliver Connected Health Conference Keynote on Transforming Healthcare with Semiconductors and Artificial Intelligence

Press Release | Personal Connected Health Alliance | October 26, 2016

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced that genomics and precision medicine pioneer, Jonathan Rothberg, MS, MPhil, and PhD, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Connected Health Conference on Monday morning, December 12, 2016. Rothberg's keynote will focus on the integration of novel medical devices with deep learning and cloud computing to transform and democratize healthcare...

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Global Cloud Computing Visionaries to Take the Stage at GigaOM’s Structure: Europe Conference

Press Release | GigaOM, GigaOM Events | September 12, 2013

GigaOM, a global technology media company, will host its second-annual Structure: Europe conference September 18-19 in London. Under the theme of building the global cloud, Structure: Europe will bring to the stage more than 60 cloud computing experts who are setting the pace for cloud innovation in Europe. Read More »

Google Joins VistA Team Proposing Open Source EHR for the Department of Defense

Google has thrown its hat into the EHR ring by joining the team led by PwC which is proposing that the Department of Defense (DoD) upgrade their current EHR to Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), a customized application built for the DoD and based on VistA, the open source EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...Google’s participation has enormous implications for both the DoD’s EHR and to the healthcare industry as a whole. By choosing the open source EHR team, Google...has sent a clear message to the world that VistA is the best option for the DoD.

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Government Data Goes Public

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 15, 2013

When the real estate sites Trulia and Zillow both made initial public offerings this summer it was more than just a victory for the two companies, federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Tuesday. Read More »

Government Moves Toward Cloud Computing 'Perfect Storm'

Kenneth Corbin | CIO | February 16, 2012

As FedRAMP initiative ramps up, cloud service providers can look forward to clearer guidance from federal clients and a robust market as administration tech chiefs press on toward a 'Perfect Storm' in cloud computing.
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Grand Opening: Federal Cloud Innovation Center

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 23, 2013

As more state and federal government agencies try to catch up with the private sector in using cloud-based IT, IBM is giving them a lift. Read More »

Guest Blog: Don’t Confuse Open Source With Open Standards

Amy-jo Crowley | CBR | August 28, 2013

The European Commission has recently published guidelines which will make it easier for public authorities to switch to Open Standards. This move should be commended, but with a caveat. Open Standards do not equate to Open Source, and vendor lock-in is still a probability... Read More »

Happy 15th Birthday, OSCON

Press Release | O'Reilly | December 17, 2012

Now in its 15th year, OSCON has shown that open source software is the standard for everyday programming languages, databases, utilities, and operating systems. At OSCON 2013, we'll celebrate the open source success story and its ongoing revolution. What can you contribute to this year's program? Read More »

Has OpenStack Finally Won Over IBM?

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | February 27, 2012

Updated: Since it launched two years ago, the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack has won over an impressive array of tech backers, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Citrix. But not IBM. Read More »

Health Care Should Be Five By Five

People love to talk about "moonshots" in health (e.g., Joe Biden, GE).  I'm not exactly sure why that is a good goal.  The actual moonshot took thousands of people many years and tens of billions, all to send a few people far away for a short period and never again.  It may or may not have produced otherwise useful technological advances (Tang, anyone?).  Sounds a lot like health care now, actually. I suggest a different goal: let's make health care "Five by Five." Five by five is a communications term to quantify the signal-to-noise ratio.  It means the best possible readability with the best possible signal strength.  I.e., the signal is loud and clear.  By contrast, "one by one" would essentially mean "I can't figure out what you're telling me but that's OK, because I can't really hear you"...

Health Care Survey Shows 17 Percent Of Doctors Want To Switch EHR Apps

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | February 20, 2013

Black Book Rankings' study of the health care industry shows that many physicians are unhappy with the EHR applications with which they work. Read More »

Health Officials Could Identify & Act On Crises Earlier With New Draper Biosurveillance Tool

Press Release | Draper Laboratory | October 22, 2013

A cloud computing service under development at Draper Laboratory could provide insights that enable public health preparedness and response officials to more quickly limit the severity of emerging public health crises, whether due to bioterrorism, novel influenza pandemics, or other disease outbreaks... Read More »

Healthcare Cloud Changing 'With A Vengeance'

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 11, 2013

Even though healthcare is often perceived as being behind other major industries in cloud computing, that is changing and doing so perhaps even faster than previously thought. Read More »