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4 Awesome Government Mobile Use Cases

Staff Writer | GovLoop | August 23, 2012

In 2012, the number of smartphone users will reach 106.7 million with 94% of these users accessing the mobile internet.  With citizens and government employees increasingly adopting multiple mobile device and having increased expectations on mobile services, how do agencies adapt? Read More »

45% Of Federal IT Pros Do Mobile Work Daily

Elizabeth Montalbano | Information Week | January 11, 2012

Survey suggests a faster and wider shift to a mobile government workforce than anticipated, Bluetext says.

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50 Open Source Technologies/Projects to Look Out for in 2012

Kshitij Sobti | Think Digit | December 31, 2011

The open source movement continues to strengthen every year, such that no matter who you are, what software you use, what book you read, whatever you do somewhere along the line open source software is in use. Read More »

Benjamin Kerensa On Firefox OS & Internet Freedom

Larry Cafiero | FOSS Force | September 5, 2014

According to the Mozilla Developer Network, Firefox OS is an open source mobile operating system based on Linux, open web standards and Mozilla’s Gecko technology.  But there’s more to it that that: Firefox OS is about reinventing what mobile platforms can be, about pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the Web on mobile and about enabling entirely new segments of users to come online with their smartphone at various levels of participation, from users to developers...

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Cambodia Fights Malaria with Text Messages

Margaret Rock | Mobiledia | September 8, 2011

Cambodia is trying to contain the spread of malaria by using text messaging to report the disease in real time. Mobile devices are installed with "FrontlineSMS," an open-source software, allowing volunteers to send and receive malaria reports via text. The data is sent to the Malaria Information and Alert System in Phnom Penh and fed into a national database using Google Earth. Read More »

Canonical CEO: Ubuntu Tablet OS Will Battle Android, iOS

Paul Krill | InfoWorld | January 11, 2012

Jane Silber is on a mission to get the Ubuntu Linux distribution onto mobile devices and TVs, rather than be stuck on desktop PCs.

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Cutting the Cord: Vodafone UK's Revolutionary Approach to Mobility, Flexibility & Productivity

Guy Laurence | | February 22, 2012

Vodafone believes that working smarter will help businesses survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. The mobile group's UK operating company is undergoing a seismic cultural shift, using its own technology to introduce a new way of working, which it believes will provide a blueprint for all businesses and organisations in the 21st century. Read More »

DC Surgeon: “I Use the iPad Every Day in the Operating Room”

David Raths | TabTimes | December 19, 2011

Some hospitals and health systems are working on customizing their clinical information systems so that doctors making their rounds can access patient data on iPads. But some physicians are taking things one step further by taking iPads into the operating room with them. Read More »

For Hospitals, There's No App For That

Jenny Gold | Kaiser Health News | December 26, 2011

Hospitals are usually eager to embrace the latest medical technology, but the road to deploying tablet computers has been bumpy. iPads have been available since April 2010, but less than one percent of hospitals have fully functional tablet systems, according to Jonathan Mack, director of clinical research and development at the West Wireless Health Institute, a San Diego-based nonprofit f Read More »

Harness Phone Potential: RAS

Business Reporter | The Zimbabwean | September 14, 2011

Ken Banks, who invented a cell phone messaging service which has revolutionised how people communicate with one another in developing countries, said: “People are using mobile phones to lift themselves out of poverty by creating small businesses.” He spoke about how entrepreneurs, from cities to rural areas, were using cell phones in ingenious ways, to transfer money, deliver important pub Read More »

Health IT Taking Flight – What Is in Store for the Year Ahead

Farzad Mostashari,MD | Healthcare IT News | January 31, 2012

Earlier this month, I wrote about some of the most important and notable highlights in the world of health IT and ONC over the past year. The achievements of 2011 built on hard work and progress, which has been underway for many years.The HITECH Act is helping to accelerate this momentum—like a turbocharger in a racecar. Read More »

HHS Launches Leading Health Indicators App Challenge

Molly Merrill | Healthcare IT News | October 31, 2011

“The LHIs are a call to action in critical public health areas that demand our immediate attention,” said Howard K. Koh, MD, HHS assistant secretary for health. “We can solve the most pressing health problems in this country, and the LHIs prioritize our actions for a healthier future.” Read More »

How HP and Open Source Can Save WebOS

Neil McAllister | InfoWorld | December 15, 2011

Hewlett-Packard's announcement last week that it plans to release the source code to WebOS under an open source license could be the former Palm platform's last, best hope of gaining a meaningful foothold in the mobile market -- but only if HP handles the transition to open source the right way.

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How Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and (Almost) Love Open Source

Cade Metz | Wired Enterprise | November 4, 2011

Sam Ramji insisted that he wasn’t joking, that he wasn’t crazy, and that he hadn’t joined some sort of dark Microsoft conspiracy. The year was 2006, and Ramji had just been named Microsoft’s head of open source software strategy. Up to then, Redmond’s most famous contribution to the open source community was CEO Steve Ballmer comparing Linux to a malignant cancer. Read More »

Mobile Health Centers Deliver Medical Care to Rural Veterans

Bob Brewin | NextGov | January 12, 2012

About 41 percent, or 3.3 million, veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Department health system live far from a VA hospital, so last week the department added another 20 vehicles to its fleet of 50 mobile vet centers packed with sophisticated communications gear to bring medical care and other services to rural veterans.

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