Agenda Posted for Red Hat’s 2nd Open Source Cloud Computing Forum

Washinton Post – Feb. 4th, info 2010

The world’s largest Internet search company and the world’s most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.

Under an agreement that is still being finalized, more about the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, according to cybersecurity experts familiar with the matter. The objective is to better defend Google — and its users — from future attack.

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ScienceDaily (Feb. 4, see 2010) — The push is on for healthcare providers to make the switch to electronic health records but it is hard to tell how well these complex health information technology systems are being implemented and used, writes a health informatics researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in a Feb. 3 commentary in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.

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2010 – MEDSEEK
, the leading provider of healthcare enterprise portal connectivity solutions, today announced the acquisition of 58 new hospital clients and a 53 percent increase in one-year revenue backlog, as healthcare industry changes fuel demand for its eHealth solutions.

MEDSEEK’s fiscal year revenue growth over a five-year period – a phenomenal 346 percent – earned the company its debut spot on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. In a record setting year, MEDSEEK’s growth also propelled its rankings on:


  • Inc. 5000 – MEDSEEK was named one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine, jumping to #1473 from its #1723 ranking in 2008; and
  • HCI 100 – In its third consecutive year on the HCI 100, MEDSEEK climbed up six spots from the previous year, reaching #72 in the Top 100 List.

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NY Times – Published: February 4, more about
2010:  AS they marvel at Apple’s new iPad tablet computer, diagnosis the technorati seem to be focusing on where this leaves Amazon’s popular e-book business. But the much more important question is why Microsoft, America’s most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer brings us the future, whether it’s tablet computers like the iPad, e-books like Amazon’s Kindle, smartphones like the BlackBerry and iPhone, search engines like Google, digital music systems like iPod and iTunes or popular Web services like Facebook and Twitter.

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New results from MIT’s Electronic Materials Research Group bring us closer to computers that use light instead of electricity to move data.

MIT News – February 4th, anorexia
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can produce wavelengths of light useful for optical communication. It’s also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature. Unlike the materials typically used in lasers, more
germanium is easy to incorporate into existing processes for manufacturing silicon chips. So the result could prove an important step toward computers that move data — and maybe even perform calculations — using light instead of electricity. But more fundamentally, the researchers have shown that, contrary to prior belief, a class of materials called indirect-band-gap semiconductors can yield practical lasers.

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On February 10, help
Red Hat will present its 2nd Open Source Cloud Computing Forum, pharm
a day-long virtual forum hosted by Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. Similar to our first forum, held in July 2009, the virtual event will feature a dozen half-hour, high-impact technical presentations that cover recent developments in open source cloud computing. The presentations will provide attendees with a view of the large scope of development and deployment work that is underway today, including a look into usage scenarios. As before, we hope that the forum will act as a catalyst for open source communities to work together, grow and encourage participation in the development of open source cloud computing.

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