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Archive for December, 2011

Amy Hodler’s post a few weeks ago on the Cloud Blog inspired me to share some of my own geek related book buys from 2011. They are as follows (in my preferred ranking).

I find the IT community seems to be in a state of confusion between the two—now mind you I think that some people get it and can easily discriminate between the two. Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) offerings are just that. A more formal definition of COTS from Wikipedia follows:

With all of the talk around the cloud and healthcare’s  increasing movement toward adopting cloud technology, there are some issues that any organization must ensure have been addressed that are unique to healthcare. It should be understood that it is because of these issues that some of the healthcare providers lag behind other industries in [...]

Why again? Well, it was about a year and a half ago when I last blogged, and much has changed since then, although the subject is still front and center. David Merrill has certainly discussed this numerous times as well, including this always-amusing post from March.

It’s that time of year. We’re busy finishing up all those loose ends that were to be done “before the end of the year” as well as juggling family and holiday plans. Despite the usual frenetic start, I really enjoy this time of year because once we slow down just a bit, most people are [...]

A couple of months ago, we announced the broader HDS vision of Infrastructure, Content, and Information Cloud (see the post here and our press release). Today we announced the newest version of the Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) which will help organizations begin bridging between simple Infrastructure Clouds towards the Content Cloud.

Back in 2008, Google launched its health platform – Google Health. It was an attempt to allow patients to control their own health record by uploading records to a Google site, and then granting privileges to their physician—thus making their health record completely portable. They even piloted this at Cleveland Clinic.

Renee Stacey, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager of Health and Life Sciences at HDS, accompanied me to RSNA 2011 last week. It was a great show, and Renee asked if she could contribute a recap for the blog. Take it away, Renee…

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