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A New Pricing Model for Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent $5 billion-per-year commitment to modular Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) technologies has signaled a long-overdue paradigm shift in the way we think about Medicaid information systems. This shift is already beginning to revolutionize and improve a health care system that over 73 million people depend on every day. Currently, MMIS services is at least a $7 billion-per-year industry. As the influence of modular, cloud-based, and SaaS (Software as a Service) technologies continue to exert themselves on MMIS, this industry will mature and move into the 21st century. One exciting aspect of this maturation will be a new pricing model for MMIS services.

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Apple's Broken Promise: Why Doesn't iCloud 'Just Work'?

Ellis Hamburger | The Verge | March 26, 2013

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service Read More »

Help Us Integrate GitLab and the Open Science Framework

For years, the benefits of open source code development have been self-evident to the software development community: Transparency leads to collaboration, and collaboration leads to better and more secure code. The scientific community is just starting to understand these benefits. The growing open science movement is using these same lessons to make the scientific process more transparent, so that research findings will be more reproducible. In order to realize the benefits of open science, we must use a wide set of research tools to enable transparency, which will lead to increased discoverability, reuse, and collaboration...

How Apache Kafka is Powering a Real-Time Data Revolution

Two years ago, Neha Narkhede co-founded a company called Confluent to build on her team's work with Apache Kafka. In this interview, we talk about how lots of companies are deploying Kafka and how that has led to a very busy GitHub repo. Narkhede will keynote at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC next week. Q: What was it like leaving LinkedIn to start your own company? Narkhede: It was a great experience and a natural extension of the mission that my co-founders and I had been working on for the past several years—of bringing Apache Kafka and our vision for a new future for a company's data architecture built around streaming data to the forefront...

How The Legacy Entertainment Industry Poisoned The Well For The Innovation It Desperately Needs

Mike Masnick | techdirt | October 25, 2013

Soon after the death of SOPA, we wrote about a great post from entrepreneur Tyler Crowley (which, sadly, seems to have disappeared from the internet) discussing his reactions to some entertainment industry execs trying to "make peace" with entrepreneurs. He does a great job discussing different "islands of opportunity" for entrepreneurs, noting that certain "islands" are very welcoming for enterpreneurs and developers: [...] But, of course, when it comes to "music biz island" the "natives" are not particularly welcoming.

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Larry Ponemon On Securing Regulated Data In Healthcare: Q&A

Patrick Ouellette | Health IT Security | July 8, 2013

Though mobile applications that share files through the cloud such as Box and DropBox can be appealing to consumers, the Ponemon Institute has found that these types of applications can be unsafe in a clinical environment. [...] Read More »

Meet OwnCloud 5, The Open Source Dropbox

Scott Merrill | TechCrunch | February 24, 2013

ownCloud is a free software suite, written in PHP, that provides file storage, synchronization, and sharing. It provides the same basic features of Dropbox or Box.net. It also provides a whole lot more. Read More »

Overcoming Technical Problems For Accessing Vital Research: Progress Report

GrrlScientist | Guardian | October 3, 2012

Last week, I sought suggestions for addressing the technical problems faced by an international group of researchers as they try to maintain and use their online research library. Since I received such an overwhelming number of responses, I am sharing part of my progress report that I sent to my research group. Read More »

Percona Announces Speakers, Tutorials and Sponsors for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017

Press Release | Percona | August 3, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, today revealed the initial roster of speakers, tutorials and sponsors for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017, taking place September 25-27, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The special Early Bird registration discount rate is only available until August 8, 2017, and a special room rate at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel expires on August 14, 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are still available...

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Signs Of Innovation At RFP-EZ

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | September 26, 2012

Radically reforming how government operates is a tall order. Plenty of projects have worn the mantle of innovation but fallen into the same old bureaucratic traps. Read More »

The Future of File Sharing: Integrating Pydio and ownCloud

The open source file sharing ecosystem accommodates a large variety of projects, each supplying their own solution, and each with a different approach. There are a lot of reasons to choose an open source solution rather than commercial solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, or OneDrive. These solutions offer to take away worries about managing your data but come with certain limitations, including a lack of control and integration into existing infrastructure. There are quite a few file sharing and sync alternatives available to users, including ownCloud and Pydio...

The Next Big Challenge for Open Source: Rich Collaboration Software

The file sync and share movement started over a decade ago, led by the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive, and others, and became popular very fast. The killer feature was having all your files available on all your devices. No more forgetting to bring that important document to a meeting, emailing files, or handling multiple USB sticks. Files were always there when you needed them! That its growth happened with the start of the smartphone age made file sync and share even more useful. But its popularity wasn't just about having access to your own files on all your devices: it also made sharing easier, enabling a new level of working together. No longer emailing documents, no longer being unsure whether your colleague's feedback came on the latest version of your draft, no longer fixing errors that were already fixed...

The TODO Group and the Linux Foundation: Marrying Open Source and the Enterprise

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | March 29, 2016

Everyone uses open source. Almost everyone develops in open source -- yes, even Microsoft -- but getting corporations onboard with open source is still a problem. In part, Linux Foundation chairman Jim Zemlin explained in the Linux Collaboration Summit keynote speech, that's because "There is a mismatch between business's desire and capability to participate in open source." The answer? Partner with the TODO Group to bring businesses up to speed with open source...

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Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open

Lou Shipley | TechCrunch | October 16, 2014

The topic of digital security often brings to mind the image of bleak and dark future, where computers, mobile devices and other systems are riddled with malware and cyber criminals lurk, ready to steal our data and crash our systems. We have good reason to be nervous...

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Writing an Academic Paper? Try Fidus Writer

The Fidus Writer online editor is especially for academics who need to write papers in collaboration with other authors, and it includes special tools for managing citations, formulas, and bibliographies. If you're writing an academic paper by yourself, you have a lot of choices for tools to edit your document. Some of them even take care of making your footnotes and bibliographies come out in the right format. But writing collaboratively is harder, for lots of reasons. You could use Google Docs, ownCloud, or even Dropbox to share the document, but then you lose useful citation-management tools...