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10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | April 7, 2013

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. Read More »

5 Ways to Manage the Cost of Health IT

Michelle McNickle | Healthcare Finance News | February 1, 2012

Managing costs in today's industry has been put front and center. And although incentive funds have been helping organizations to implement health IT, easy tweaks and innovative tips are always welcome to help cut corners.

Industry experts give use five simple ways to help manage the cost of health IT. Read More »

A List of Open Source Tools for College

I've used Linux now for 3 1/2 years, which to me is a substantial period of time. In that time, I have gone from only using LibreOffice to expanding into a purely Linux and open source workflow. I have built my workflow around only using open source software if at all possible, although I am required to use a couple of proprietary tools sparingly. I'd like to share my own philosophy regarding open source. I was first introduced to Linux by my programming teacher; he is a passionate believer in FLOSS and he converted me. I have a passionate belief in the technical superiority of open source tools over proprietary ones because they allow me the freedom to use them however I wish...

Google Is Waging A Financial War Of Attrition To Win The Cloud

Christopher Mims | Quartz | April 25, 2014

Google is fighting a war on multiple fronts—against Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and others—and is outspending them all in the one area that will be critical to winning the future: the cloud.  Google’s April 17 earnings report revealed that the company spent $2.35 billion on infrastructure, which for Google means its data centers and all the IT gear that go in them.

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How to Keep a Technical Conference Relevant for Decades

LISA is an annual technical conference for IT operations professionals, organized by The USENIX Association. The first LISA was held back in 1986, and the event still has a reputation for delivering top-notch technical content and an exceptional hallway track. This year, Amy Rich (Mozilla Corporation) and Cory Lueninghoener (Los Alamos National Laboratory) co-chaired the conference. In this interview, Amy offers a preview of what's in store at LISA15 and tips for conference-planning teams...

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OSEHRA 2013: Talend Experts to Present at Summit & Workshop

Press Release | Talend, Inc., OSEHRA | August 27, 2013

Talend...today announced its experts will be giving two presentations at the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) Summit & Workshop, taking place September 4-6 in Bethesda, MD. The first session, “Secure Interoperability with RPC and HL7 using Apache,” will be led by Edward Ost, technical director at Talend, and Hadrian Zbarcea, Talend principal Apache architect. The second session, “Leveraging the Cloud to Enable Community Innovation,” will be a joint session with Edward Ost and Todd Reedy, systems engineer at Google. Read More »

Pittsburgh Makes Successful Migration From Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 4, 2012

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced the city has successfully transitioned its email service from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps for Government. According to the announcement, the city will save an estimated 25 percent in email support costs.

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PwC and Google Announce Joint Business Relationship

Press Release | PwC | October 28, 2014

PwC and Google Inc. today announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and  innovative services to companies around the world.

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Sending Medicaid to the Cloud

David Raths | government technology | January 12, 2016

Led by Wyoming, states are ready to pioneer MMIS as a service.

The Wyoming state government already has considerable experience with cloud-based services. It uses Google Apps for Government, NEOGOV for human resources and is looking at Salesforce.com for customer relationship management. But as its Department of Health prepares to issue an RFP to replace its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), all eyes in the Medicaid IT sector are on Wyoming because it will be the first time a state has tried to move away from an expensive custom-developed system to an MMIS-as-a-service approach.

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The 'Internet of Things' Is Sending Us Back to the Middle Ages

Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the fish tank’s sensors and then to the computer used to control them, and from there to other parts of the casino’s network. The intruders were able to copy 10 gigabytes of data to somewhere in Finland. By gazing into this fish tank, we can see the problem with “internet of things” devices: We don’t really control them. And it’s not always clear who does – though often software designers and advertisers are involved...

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Transforming Scientific Research with OpenStack

Maxwell Cooter | Diginomica | November 17, 2016

A cloud-based approach is often heralded as the natural way forward when it comes to improving agility. And whilst many traditional enterprises have turned to the technology, other types of organizations are seeing the benefits too. The Naturalis Biodiversity Center, based in Leiden, Netherlands, is one of the largest centres in the world for the study of biological and geographical diversity...

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