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Should the DoD Buy Epic, or Cerner, or GE, or...?

Margalit Gur-Arie | On Health Care Technology | July 12, 2013

After a lengthy foray into building its own EHR from scratch (AHLTA) [...] and another shorter detour through the fantasy land of an open-source integrated EHR (iEHR) [...], the DoD announced that it will begin looking for a commercially available product to suit the DoD’s unique needs. Read More »

Should The DoD Buy Epic, Or Cerner, Or GE, Or…?

Margalit Gur-Arie | HIT Consultant | July 23, 2013

The Department of Defense (DoD) is in the market for an EHR solution… again. After a lengthy foray into building its own EHR from scratch (AHLTA), [...] and another shorter detour [...] with the Veteran Administration (VA), [...] the DoD announced that it will begin looking for a commercially available product to suit the DoD’s unique needs. Read More »

Shutterstock's Chris Fischer: Making The Most Of Open Source's 'Huge Tech Edge'

Jack M. Germain | LinuxInsider | July 23, 2013

"Some of the most mature databases have been open-source-based. Also, the most mature Web servers in the market are open source software. Considering the level of maturity and the capabilities of the technology, I would take open source over any proprietary software. Read More »

Swiss Assembly Wants Access To Source Code Of e-Gov Software

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission (EC) | June 28, 2013

Thirteen members of the Swiss parliament are asking the government to demand the right to adapt the source code of GEVER, the record management system commissioned by the government and under development since 2008. [...] Read More »

Talend & Neo Partnership: Open Source Solutions for Big Data

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | June 26, 2013

NoSQL databases are a driving force in the evolution of Big Data. That could have important implications for Oracle (ORCL), as we wrote last week. Read More »

The (Awesome) Economics of Open Source

Successful open source software companies "discover" markets where transaction costs far outweigh all other costs, outcompete the proprietary alternatives for all the good reasons that even the economic nay-sayers already concede (e.g., open source is simply a better development model to create and maintain higher-quality, more rapidly innovative software than the finite limits of proprietary software), and then-and this is the important bit-help clients achieve strategic objectives using open source as a platform for their own innovation. With open source, better/faster/cheaper by itself is available for the low, low price of zero dollars. As an open source company, we don't cry about that. Instead, we look at how open source might create a new inflection point that fundamentally changes the economics of existing markets or how it might create entirely new and more valuable markets.

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The Coming Push For Open Source Everything

Paul Venezia | InfoWorld | July 22, 2013

When we can no longer trust proprietary hardware or software, open source becomes the only option Read More »

The Days of Proprietary Software Platforms are Numbered

Nick Heath | ZD Net | June 14, 2013

The days of businesses relying on locked-down operating systems and platforms tightly controlled by commercial organisations are numbered, according to Hadoop creator Doug Cutting.

Proprietary software platforms put businesses at the mercy of the platform vendor, often locking them into accepting regular price hikes, Cutting told ZDNet. Read More »

The Future Of Big Data : Open Source v. Proprietary |#BigDataSV

Alan McStravick | SiliconANGLE | February 17, 2014

In last week’s companion to SiliconANGLE’s #BigDataNYC, theCUBE broadcast live from Silicon Valley, highlighting the ongoing maturity of Big Data for 2014 and beyond. John Furrier welcomed theCUBE alumni Bruno Aziza and Rishi Yadev for one of the more interesting conversations centering on the method and business model that will further advance the adoption of Big Data in the Enterprise. Read More »

The Impact (Or Lack Thereof) Of Mobile Computing On Life Science R&D

Alex Clark | Pistoia Alliance | August 29, 2012

The computing transformation being effected by mobile computing may not be one we fully appreciate while burying our heads and thumbs in the latest cool app or game. Yet this transformation is likely the most important since the introduction of the personal computer... It’s that the transformation marks a complete change to the underlying platform. Read More »

To Master Tech You Must Master Software - And Open Source - Even If You're Apple

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | September 26, 2012

But there is a corollary: To master technology you must master open source. The real leaders in tech are understanding that to go it alone and develop software in a company cloister is foolish, expensive and time intensive.
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Two Deep Dives Into Open Source EHR

Denise Amrich | ZDNet | June 28, 2013

If you're interested in implementing a powerful EHR environment but don't want to pay commercial prices, this article contains some great resources. [...] Read More »

US Department Of Defense Publishes New Guidelines For The Internal Use Of Open Source For Cyber Defense Purposes

On January 24, 2022, John Sherman, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the US Department of Defense (DoD) released internally (and published two days later) a Memorandum for the Senior Pentagon Leadership, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, the Commanders of the Combatant Commands, the Defense Agency and the DoD Field Activity Directors. Particularly, it provides the Department of Defense with new guidelines on software development and open source software, addressing the opportunities and challenges that open source can represent for the public sector, and how the latter should interact in this regard.

Why Implanted Medical Devices Should Have Open Source Code

As medical implants become more common, sophisticated and versatile, understanding the code that runs them is vital. A pacemaker or insulin-releasing implant can be lifesaving, but they are also vulnerable not just to malicious attacks, but also to faulty code. For commercial reasons, companies have been reluctant to open up their code to researchers. But with lives at stake, we need to be allowed to take a peek under the hood. Over the past few years several researchers have revealed lethal vulnerabilities in the code that runs some medical implants. 

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Why Open Source Is a Safe Choice for Government Agencies

Eddie Garcia | GCN | October 14, 2015

Already prevalent in big data applications and many other software solutions regularly employed by agencies, open-source technologies are a natural fit for the public sector. Their ability to combine distributed peer review and transparency drives software innovation at an accelerated pace and at a significantly lower cost.

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