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For all the innovations transforming the healthcare industry, one area where it remains almost universally behind the times is in the use of information technology. Many healthcare systems are built on analogue workflows that consist of paper-based medical records, handwritten notes, duplicated test results, non-digitized images and fragmented IT systems. As a result, information remains [...], which dropped prices on its internet-based cloud-computing service this month, says it will keep cutting when it can, putting pressure on competitors such as Microsoft. Customers of Amazon’s EC2 service, which lets clients run their programs on the online retailer’s server computers, saw price cuts of as much as 37 per cent on March [...]

The annual event is the seventh of its kind in Vietnam, and has become the largest and most prestigious national forum about security in the Southeast Asian country. This year’s event is expected to create an ideal venue for leading information technology (IT) experts and businesses to introduce innovative initiatives and effective solutions related to [...]

We all know that green IT can only be built with cloud technology. It is common sense. Fewer physical servers means less energy, means green. Right? Not exactly. But a common assumption, even in the green IT community, is that cloud computing is the only way to achieve green IT. This is, at least on [...]

Cloud computing offers a solution to universities, research laboratories, the military, and the government agencies which utilize supercomputers to do complex jobs like securing the nation, searching for solutions to medical dilemmas, and analyzing the effects of climate change. It is capable of making billions and trillions of computations per second. Through cloud computing, users [...]

Dell has announced the introduction of an open source cloud computing solution to Europe, including the UK, and also China. The Open Stack powered cloud will be aimed at service providers and enterprise users. The platform will run on Ubuntu, as opposed to cloud solutions based on proprietary, licensed software, and Dell says that it [...]

Cloud computing will create more than  8,500 metro Phoenix jobs this year, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft. The study, which looked at the impact of increased use of cloud-based services on all types of industry, predicts growth of  more than 14,000 Phoenix-area jobs by 2015. Cloud computing comes in various forms but generally [...]

Cloud computing may be taking the business world by storm, but its success could mean a “perfect storm” that endangers the role of IT. IT needs to step up now and change its approach to cloud services. This includes building trust with the lines of business, beginning to manage public cloud services, and pursuing increased [...]

The number of job postings in the cloud computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren’t enough qualified workers available to fill the positions, according to an analysis of hiring trends by Wanted Analytics. There were 5,000 jobs posted online related to cloud technology, a 92 percent increase from the same month last year [...]

Depending on which survey or story you read, the cloud can be either a good thing for IT workers and their job security, or it can be terrifying. For example, a study by Microsoft and IDC recently predicted that cloud computing will create 14 million jobs internationally by 2015. But those aren’t just IT jobs, [...]