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Open Source OpenStack ARMs the Cloud

Sean Michael Kerner | ServerWatch | July 18, 2012

...OpenStack now has the support of major IT vendors including Cisco, HP, Dell, AT&T, IBM, Red Hat, Canonical and SUSE. And while OpenStack has been an x86-based technology for the entire length of the project's history, that is now set to change.

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Open-source Cloud Frameworks: A Work in Progress

Robert L. Scheier | Computerworld | May 7, 2012

Among other advantages, Cloud Foundry makes it easier to scale an application by adding more instances without downtime, Miles says. Because of the way it works with other open-source software, new features can be added in minutes rather than hours.
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Opscode Named Best of Show at Bio-IT World 2012

Press Release | Opscode | May 7, 2012

Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Chef™, its leading systems-integration framework, was named "Best of Show" at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in the event's Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure category. Read More »

Q&A With Todd Park, U.S. CTO

Alicia Stein | Mr. Midmarket CIO | August 2, 2012

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park has a vision for changing the way American citizens interact with technology. We had an opportunity to discuss those initiatives with Park, who was appointed Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2009. Read More »

Queensland Health Accused of Bias Towards IT Supplier Cerner Corporation [Australia]

Koren Helbig | The Courier-Mail | January 23, 2012

Confidential papers show a Health boss already was in talks with software company Cerner Corporation at least a year before consultants were hired to conduct an external investigation into potential suppliers. The electronic medical records project was even given the codename "Project Mango" to avoid constantly naming Cerner in official correspondence, the papers said. Read More »

Some Lessons From a Major Outage

Tony Collins | Campaign4Change | July 31, 2012

But what when the network goes down – across the country and possibly internationally?With remote hosting of business-critical systems becoming more widespread it’s worth looking at some of the implications of a major outage. Read More »

Storm's Impact On Amazon Data Center Renews Cloud Concerns

Wyatt Kash | GovLoop | July 2, 2012

Federal agencies and regional data center operators, including one operated by Amazon Web Services, are still taking stock of the impact of widespread power outages that began Friday night and continue to leave large swaths of greater Washington, D.C., region without electrical power. Read More »

The 5-Year Plan: Where Will Healthcare Be in 2017?

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | January 10, 2012

The next few years represent a tipping point. Open-source collaboration, semantic technologies, universal exchange languages will lead to a new era of interoperability, says Hamilton, enabling system-wide advances in how data is put to use. "Once we start talking the same language, we can compare like things and develop quality indicators. If that happens, costs will go down and quality should improve."

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The Human Side of Developing Integrated Electronic Health Records

Bob Brewin | NextGov | July 6, 2012

As the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments work to develop an integrated electronichealth record the concept is simple—streamline the military health care system for active-duty service members, veterans and retirees—but getting there is not. Read More »

The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, CloudOpen Conferences are Approaching

Sam Dean | OStatic | July 6, 2012

If you're looking for a good way to close out the summer on a high note, keep in mind that the LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences are taking place together in San Diego, Calif., August 29-31. And, The Linux Foundation has finalized the complete programs and keynote confirmations for the events. Here are the details on what looks like a good time if you're into Linux and the cloud. Read More »

The SCOTUS Healthcare Reform Decision

John D. Halamka | Life as a Healthcare CIO | June 28, 2012

The SCOTUS decision to uphold the healthcare reform law ensures that these foundational components will still have urgency, since every provider organization will be motivated to implement them in order thrive in the healthcare marketplace of the future. Read More »

Twisted Pleasures Of Open Source 'Sprint' Worth My Weekend

Danny O'Brien | The Irish Times | August 23, 2012

In the case of Twisted, it also drives some of the tools underlying commercial and government institutions like Lucasfilm, Nasa, TweetDeck, and Canonical.

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UC Davis Health System Partners with State to Direct World-renowned California Cancer Registry

Press Release | UC Davis Health System | June 26, 2012

The University of California Davis Health System announced today that it will partner with the California Department of Public Health to run the day-to-day operations of the California Cancer Registry, one of the world's leading resources for population-based data on cancer. Read More »

UK is Global Leader in Open Healthcare Data, Says Tim Kelsey

Kathleen Hall | ComputerWeekly | May 4, 2012

The UK is leading the world in its publication of healthcare datasets, the government’s transparency tsar Tim Kelsey has said. Read More »

VA IT Budget to Get a Boost in House Spending Bill

Alice Lipowicz | Federal Computer Week | May 9, 2012

While many federal agencies anticipate budget cuts this year, the Veterans Affairs Department’s information technology budget would get a 6.5 percent raise if a proposal from a key House committee prevails.

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