Cloud Computing

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IBM Throws Its Weight Behind MongoDB For Mobile Apps

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | June 4, 2013

IBM and 10gen are collaborating on a standard that would make it easier to write applications that can access data from both MongoDB and relational systems such as IBM DB2. Read More »

IEEE Standards Association And W3C “Open Future Series” Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013

Press Release | IEEE, IEEE Standards Association | February 14, 2013

Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking... Read More »

Is Energy Industry Ready to Join Open Source World?

David Hunn | Houston Chronicle | August 26, 2016

Landmark, a technology unit of the energy services company Halliburton, is betting that it is, unveiling a cloud-computing platform last week that will allow companies to collaborate on developing software to process the massive volumes of data they collect on everything from geology to seismology to chemistry to drilling to flows of oil and gas. The idea is that easy and open access to the code on which the platform is based will lead to faster and better analysis of the data and ultimately to innovations that allow the industry to extract more oil and gas at lower costs...

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Is Open Source The Key To Innovation?

Harish Pillay | ZD Net | August 6, 2014

...That is the question that open source initiatives are seeking to answer as they aim to forever change how we businesses think about technology and collaboration. Without open source, many of today’s top technology initiatives – from cloud computing to big data and mobile – would simply not exist as we know them...

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Is OpenStack the New Linux?

Oliver Rist | InfoWorld | June 7, 2012

As with the early days of Linux, the buzz around OpenStack has risen to a roar, with thousands of community members flocking to conferences from Paris to Seoul. The level of interest and growth is phenomenal.
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IT Entrepreneurs Rush Into Healthcare, But Will Human Touch Be Missing?

Darius Tahir | Modern Healthcare | September 6, 2014

A new health IT firm called Omada Health, which recently secured $23 million in startup financing, is working with people at risk of developing diabetes to help them head off the full-blown condition...

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IT Pros Call Out Healthcare.gov For Lack Of Cloud Computing Prowess

Beth Pariseau | SearchCloudComputing | October 17, 2013

IT industry experts said the launch of Healthcare.gov this month was hobbled by a byzantine, "old-school" infrastructure. Could cloud computing have solved the site's performance problems? Read More »

Joyent Partners With Canonical On Customized Ubuntu As A Cloud Service

Sam Dean | GigaOM | February 20, 2014

Joyent, well-known on the cloud computing scene and a growing player in Big Data analytics, announced a partnership with Canonical today to provide customers with optimized and supported Ubuntu server images in the Joyent Cloud. Effectively, users will be able to leverage a Canonical-customized Ubuntu in the cloud. [...] Read More »

Megaupload And The Government's Attack On Cloud Computing

Cindy Cohn and Julie Samuels | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 31, 2012

Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties like Mr. Goodwin access to their property. [...] Read More »

Microsoft Eyes Hybrid Open Source Approach to Public Sector Work

Neil Merrett | Government Computing | October 24, 2016

Microsoft is increasingly looking at a hybrid approach that takes advantage of both proprietary enterprise IT and open source technologies for public sector projects to better meet the needs of customers in a multi-platform technology environment. Michael Wignall, national technology officer at Microsoft UK, said that despite being a company long associated with proprietary software and technology changing user needs had facilitated a switch towards providing solutions that offer at least some open source components in the area of Android devices and other platforms...

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Microsoft Fortifies Commitment to Open Source, Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member

Press Release | The Linux Foundation | November 16, 2016

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Microsoft has joined the organization at a Platinum member during Microsoft’s Connect(); developer event in New York. From cloud computing and networking to gaming, Microsoft has steadily increased its engagement in open source projects and communities. The company is currently a leading open source contributor on GitHub and earlier this year announced several milestones that indicate the scope of its commitment to open source development...

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Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce Issue Joint Statement Making Commitment to Open Source Healthcare Interoperability

Josh Mandel | Microsoft Industry Blog | August 13, 2018

Interoperability is an overlapping set of technical and policy challenges, from data access to common data models to information exchange to workflow integration – and these challenges often pose a barrier to healthcare innovation. Microsoft has been engaged for many years on developing best practices for interoperability across industries. Today, as health IT community leaders get together at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in Washington, DC, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined with Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce in support of healthcare interoperability...

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Mobile, Cloud-Based Security Top Concerns for Government Healthcare Organizations

Sara Jackson | FierceHealthIT | February 22, 2012

The flip side of those numbers, however, show 42 percent to be anywhere from "somewhat compliant" to not compliant with security requirements. Thirty-five percent don't have a risk management plan, or are only just now developing or updating those plans, according to the survey.

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NASA Plans Cloud Marketplace For Scientists

J. Nicholas Hoover | Information Week | November 3, 2011

NASA, already among the government leaders in cloud computing, plans to offer a cloud storefront where scientists will be able to determine their computing needs and access cloud services from a central location. Read More »

NASA Tells The World About Mars With AWS

Staff Writer | Amazon Web Services | August 7, 2012

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is the premier NASA center for the robotic exploration of space. JPL has sent a robot to every planet in the solar system. NASA/JPL is also leading the way in the adoption of cloud computing across the federal government. In fact, cloud computing is an essential part of the tactical operations pipeline for the Mars Science Laboratory mission... Read More »