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Healthcare Information Technology Leadership

Pressures to change the healthcare delivery system continue to increase from the major healthcare constituencies. The current healthcare delivery system is complex and not structured in a way that helps clinicians systematically improve the delivery of care while simultaneously avoiding mistakes. The future healthcare delivery system has been characterized by some has Health 2.0. Emerging […]

Do your most strategic apps belong in the cloud?

Balakrishna Narasimhan I’ve been in a number of conversations over the past few weeks where I’ve been asked which business processes or apps belong in the cloud. There are obviously some technical considerations, but I’d like to focus on the strategic reasons for making the decision and how things have changed in the shift from […]

Previewing the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Keynote Panel: “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground” Posted by Brian Watson on May 13, 2009 6:31 PM A heads-up to all the cloud computing enthusiasts out there: I’ll be moderating a panel at the May 20 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge. The panel, “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground,” will look at the potential for cloud, as well […]

Linux: The Operating System of the Cloud?

After struggling to reach mainstream status in the technology world for years, utility computing may yet arrive in the coming quarters. This time around, however, it will be known as cloud computing. And when cloud computing does cross the chasm into mainstream adoption, it will be powered by Linux.

White House wants cloud computing: Budget would boost federal use of cloud computing Cloud computing will play a major role in modernizing the federal government’s technology infrastructure, according to a White House document published today with the administration’s 2010 budget request. White House officials want agencies to launch pilot projects that identify common services and solutions and that focus on cloud computing, according to the “Analytical Perspectives” […]