Cloud Computing

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Healthcare Cloud Market to Hit $5.4 Billion by 2017

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | July 5, 2012

The global market for cloud computing in healthcare is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Read More »

HIMSS 5 Factors for Picking a Healthcare Cloud Provider

Lee Kim | Government Health IT | August 21, 2012

The “cloud” (in computing) is not a new concept. If you use web-based e-mail, then you probably are tapping into the “cloud"...Healthcare providers are also turning to the cloud to remotely host their applications and data. Their reasons for doing this are generally to save money and/or to help ensure data is secure and available. Read More »

HIMSS: Public Health and HIE – Cloud-Based Services

Noam Arzt | Government Health IT | March 5, 2012

As more and more healthcare providers acquire and deploy EHR systems over the next few years, an increasing proportion of those deployments will be cloud-based, especially among smaller providers. This offers a safer, more reliable, more resilient deployment option so long as network connectivity remains in place and the cloud service provider maintains health data in a secure manner.

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How Can Information and Communications Tech Help in Disaster Preparedness and Response?

Renu Mehta | Devdiscourse | July 15, 2019

n the immediate aftermath of disasters, timely and effective information is critical for the decision-making process. ​​​​​Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a significant role in mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation by facilitating the flow of vital information in a timely manner. To deliver and deploy telecommunications / information and communication resources (transportable, easy to deploy and reliable systems that are non-exclusive) in a timely manner in the event of disasters, the ITU has designed the ITU Framework for Cooperation in Emergencies (IFCE). Innovative technologies such as robotics, drone technology, GIS, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and Big Data are transforming the complex process of disaster management.

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How NASA Launched Its Web Infrastructure Into The Cloud

Jonathan Vanian | GIGAOM | December 19, 2014

Among U.S. government agencies, the adoption of cloud computing hasn’t been moving full steam ahead, to say the least. Even though 2011 saw the Obama administration unveil the cloud-first initiative that called for government agencies to update their old legacy IT systems to the cloud, it hasn’t been the case that these agencies have made great strides in modernizing their infrastructure...

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How Open Source Can Change the Face of Healthcare

James Nunns | Computer Business Review | October 31, 2016

The significant advances being made in technology over the past decade have introduced world changing solutions that are revolutionising how businesses operate. However, it is not only business which is reaping the benefits of technologies in the fields of cloud, big data, the IoT, artificial intelligence and others, areas such as healthcare are also being boosted. Numerous companies such as IBM, Google, Microsoft and more have all invested significantly in the area and have made great strides in placing their technologies in this field...

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How Open Source Is Changing the Pace of Software Development

...as new computing architectures and approaches rapidly evolve for cloud computing, for big data, for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's also becoming evident that the open source development model is extremely powerful because of the manner in which it allows innovations from multiple sources to be recombined and remixed in powerful ways. Consider the following examples...

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How Scientists Tackle NASA's Big Data Deluge

Megan Gannon | Space.com | January 18, 2014

Every hour, NASA's missions collectively compile hundreds of terabytes of information, which, if printed out in hard copies, would take up the equivalent of tens of millions of trees worth of paper. Read More »

How Technology Can Help Mitigate Hurricane Harvey-Like Disasters

John Breeden II | Next Gov | September 5, 2017

Unfortunately, we don’t yet have technology that can prevent a storm of the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey from devastating our cities and towns. But it can help in the response, and even provide valuable information for citizens trying to survive a catastrophic event. One key is properly locating backup and recovery systems for government agencies. Typically, most cities and towns with a backup plan for their data rely on nearby data centers. That’s fine if there is a fire at the local office building or something that forces the temporary closure of government buildings...

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How To Break Out Of PRISM

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | June 14, 2013

NSA scandal has exploded fears of being watched on the Internet, but a new website lists ways to escape the Panopticon Read More »

How VMware Embraced Its Open Source Nemesis

Cade Metz | Wired | July 24, 2012

VMware just spent $1.26 billion to secure its place in the future of computer networking. But in acquiring the swashbuckling Silicon Valley startup Nicira, the virtualization giant is also shifting even further into the world of open source software, a world it was once very much at odds with — and in some ways still is. Read More »

How Walmart Is Embracing the Open-Source OpenStack Model

Sean Michael Kerner | eWeek | October 25, 2016

Walmart wasn't always an open-source advocate, but now it's one of the biggest consumers of open-source technology and is actively building a culture that fosters open-source development. Read More »

IBM Embraces OpenStack For Cloud Offerings

Matthew Broersma | TechWeekEurope | March 5, 2013

At its Pulse conference in Las Vegas IBM announced it will shift all its future cloud products to code based on open standards and open source Read More »

IBM Intensifies Fight Against Zika

Press Release | IBM | July 27, 2016

IBM today announced that it is committing powerful resources, technology and pro bono expertise to help scientists, the public health community, and humanitarian agencies in the fight against the Zika virus. As part of its IBM Impact Grant programs, IBM is providing technology and talent to Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health and one the most prominent science and technology health institution in Latin America...

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IBM Launches Humanitarian Initiatives To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In Africa

Press Release | IBM | October 27, 2014

IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the Lagos State government's preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and a global platform for sharing Ebola-related open data.

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