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Why Thorough EHR Adoption Must Precede Population Health

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | November 3, 2014

While the healthcare industry is certainly moving away from volume to value and working to manage the health of patient populations, it does not have sufficient depth of EHR adoption to support next-generation care delivery...

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Why You Should Support The SHIELD Act

Simon Phipps | InfoWorld | March 8, 2013

Shocker! All sides of the debate agree the SHIELD Act offers part of the reform needed for U.S. patent system Read More »

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

Austin Carr | Co-Design | September 11, 2012

Despite consistently glowing reviews from critics and consumers alike, iOS and OS X, Apple’s operating systems which tie Macs and iPads and iPhones together, have rubbed some the wrong way in recent years with their design directions.
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Windows 'Open Java' Implementation Coming To Microsoft's Azure Cloud

Liam Tung | ZDNet | July 25, 2013

Microsoft customers that want to run an open source implementation of Java in its Azure cloud will have a new OpenJDK for Windows Server on Azure to choose from. Read More »

Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel Chief Said To Say

Tim Culpan and Ian King | Bloomberg | September 26, 2012

Intel Corp. (INTC) Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s fully ready, a person who attended the company event said. Read More »

Windows 8 Continues To Fail

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNEt | June 2, 2013

The real take-away from Net Applications' May 2013 release of NetMarketShare monthly operating system statistics is that, as PC sales continue to collapse, Microsoft's Windows 8 could be a factor behind the plunge. Read More »

Windows 8 Destroyed PC Sales

Nick Farrell | TechEye.net | April 11, 2013

PC sales fell 14 percent in the first three months of the year in what is the biggest decline in two decades. Read More »

Windows 8 Is Watching You

Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | August 24, 2012

Playing around with the manufacturers' version of the not-yet-widely released Windows 8, programmer (and hacker) Nadim Kobeissi discovered that the operating system "tells Microsoft about everything you install" and does that "not very securely." Read More »

Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely

Nadim Kobeissi | http://log.nadim.cc | August 24, 2012

This is a very serious privacy problem, specifically because Microsoft is the central point of authority and data collection/retention here and therefore becomes vulnerable to being served judicial subpoenas or National Security Letters intended to monitor targeted users. This situation is exacerbated when Windows 8 is deployed in countries experiencing political turmoil or repressive political situations...
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Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability For Both Novice And Power Users

Jakob Nielson | Jakob Nielson's Alertbox | November 19, 2012

[...] With the recent launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets, Microsoft has reversed its user interface strategy. From a traditional Gates-driven GUI style that emphasized powerful commands to the point of featuritis, Microsoft has gone soft and now smothers usability with big colorful tiles while hiding needed features. Read More »

Windows 8: Microsoft's New Coke Moment

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | May 1, 2013

The latest operating systems numbers are in, and Windows 8's failure is clearer than ever. Can Microsoft, like Coca-Cola before it, bring victory out of a defeated product launch? Read More »

Windows Is Dead, Google Killed It

Farhad Manjoo | Business Insider | September 3, 2013

Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it — pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it powered the world. But that era is over. It was killed by the unlikeliest of collaborations.... Read More »

Windows Store Makes a Special Allowance for Open Source

Katherine Noyes | PC World | December 8, 2011

Microsoft has caused plenty of angst among fans of open source software over the years--just recently with its secure boot plans for Windows 8, for example--but this week it appears to have delivered a small gift instead. Read More »

Windows XP And Windows 8: The Worst Possible Combination For Microsoft

Steve Ranger | ZDNet | February 2, 2014

ZDNet's Monday Morning Opener: The death of XP and the birth of Windows 8 could create an unexpected opportunity for Android and Apple. Read More »

Windows XP Dies At 12 1/2 After Long Illness

Larry Seltzer | ZD Net | April 8, 2014

Microsoft Windows XP's lifecycle came to an end today after a tumultuous 12-year reign as the most successful operating system ever.  Despite great market success, Windows XP had been suffering from severe security vulnerabilities almost since birth.

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