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What Developers Can Learn From Healthcare.gov

James Turner | O'Reily Programming | October 4, 2013

The first highly visible component of the Affordable Health Care Act launched this week, in the form of the healthcare.gov site. Theoretically, it allows citizens, who live in any of the states that have chosen not to implement their own portal, to get quotes and sign up for coverage. Read More »

What Is Different About Health IT When Talking Usability?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 7, 2014

Health information technology may resemble other forms of hardware, software, systems, and services, but when the focus turns to usability that resemblance breaks down, according Jacob Reider, MD, of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Read More »

WhatsApp Shows How Phone Carriers Lost Out On $33 Billion

Olga Kharif, Amy Thomson and Patricia Laya | Bloomberg | February 21, 2014

Facebook Inc. (FB)’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and chat at no charge. Read More »

Why Electronic Medical Records Are Failing To Meet Expectations

Holly May | HIT Consultant | May 10, 2013

Once celebrated as the next big thing in the healthcare world, electronic medical records (EMRs) have a long way to go in terms of physician satisfaction, according to survey data from AmericanEHR Partners released in March at HIMSS 2013. Read More »

Why JavaScript Will Become The Dominant Programming Language Of The Enterprise

Nolan Wright | ReadWrite | August 9, 2013

A simple learning curve and flexible skill set have JavaScript on the verge of taking over the enterprise. Read More »

Why PC Sales Are In Free Fall

George Ou | InformationWeek | April 11, 2013

The latest IDC report has some alarming news for Microsoft and the PC industry. Personal Computer sales are in free fall due to lack of hardware and software innovation. Not only has Microsoft Windows 8 failed to save the PC industry, the hated operating system (OS) has actually harmed PC sales. The PC industry has its share of blame with the failed tablet launch. Read More »

Why Tech Guys Think They Can Sell Health Insurance

Patrick Clark | Bloomberg Businessweek | July 24, 2013

When New York State announced the participants in its Obamacare exchange last week, there was an unfamiliar company on the list: Oscar Health Insurance. [The] company is seeking to solve a challenge few tech entrepreneurs have tackled... Read More »

Why US Government IT Fails So Hard, So Often

Sean Gallagher | Ars Technica | October 10, 2013

The rocky launch of the Department of Health and Human Services' HealthCare.gov is the most visible evidence at the moment of how hard it is for the federal government to execute major technology projects. But the troubled "Obamacare" IT system—which uses systems that aren't connected in any way to the federal IT infrastructure—is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the government's IT problems. Read More »

Why Use Open Source Software?

Matt Harley | Datamation | December 14, 2015

Almost everyday, someone within the open source community is talking about how folks should be using open source software. I completely agree with this point of view. To further dive into the issue, I'll share my opinion as to why using open source software offers significant advantages over proprietary alternatives. Did you know that most people run their software because it allows them to accomplish a specific task, not because it runs on a particular operating system? While mobile users may be die-hard fans of their chosen platforms, when it comes to the desktop most people simply use what is familiar to them...

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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 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: It's Over

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 15, 2013

You can think Windows 8 will evolve into something better, but the numbers show that Windows is coming to a dead end. Read More »

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Introduces Mobile-Friendly Design

Staff Writer | World Bank | January 23, 2014

In keeping up with the rapid growth in mobile usage worldwide, the World Bank just relaunched the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)—its open access portal to its publications and research—on an upgraded platform specifically optimized for mobile use. Read More »