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Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to political, nothing is done. Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)

The Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing

Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account ( here goes - just three months before Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence. Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds" Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words" Ian Bergin | "Clou... (more)

How Mobile Solutions, Digital Disruptions and Code Halos are Transforming Industries

Software Eats the WorldDid you read that Uber, the mobile application company, received $1.2 billion in additional VC investment this month?  Why would investors be willing to invest so much? Investors believe that Uber is among a group of mobile app companies capable of disrupting entire industries. They are a data driven start-up enabled by mobile devices. For insight into this innovative and transformative company read their description, "Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our [mobile] apps, we make cities more accessib... (more)

Datalight Releases File System with Built-in Data Diagnostics for Android Embedded Linux and Windows Embedded Compact

Bothell, WA, January 30, 2013 --( Today Datalight released Reliance Nitro™ 3.0, the latest version of its embedded file system for Android, Embedded Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) operating systems. This new version adds advanced instrumentation, enabling fast, precise diagnosis of errors within the flash memory subsystem. Finding the source of these flash storage failures is normally a time consuming part of the development process, which can delay market availability of embedded devices for many weeks. At the heart of Datalight’s new file sys... (more)

Kaazing Appoints Wall St Technology Expert as Director of Technology

Kaazing Corporation, a web infrastructure software company that enables customers to deliver fully interactive web applications with real-time information, today announced the appointment of Frank Greco, as its Director of Technology for the Americas. Mr. Greco will be responsible for understanding customer technology requirements, leveraging his experience as an architect for large-scale enterprise applications deployed by financial services firms. "I'm excited to join Kaazing, a company that is creating innovative solutions that enable customers to deliver network-intensive, h... (more)

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Claims 12,000 Deployments

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Don't rule out Linux for the Cloud. For example, it's been reported that Canonical COO Matt Asay recently said, "We're now tracking 12,000 active deployments of UEC and we're adding 200 every single day. These are active installations. These aren't people who downloaded it once and kicked the tires for a few days then dropped it." There's always the pesky payment problem, and Asay was quoted as saying that Canonical wants to be "more aggressive" in converting free installations to paid. These remarks came at... (more)