Archive for September 16th, 2008

Cloud Computing – is Availability Meaningless?

September 16, 2008

In thinking about the advantages of cloud computing – the growing number of data sources which can be mashed up into new applications, one must consider availability of these services. This article poses the question of whether the traditional measures of availability, five 9′s, is outmoded. If the primary data sources like Google maps and others have significant reliability, do the applications themselves have reliable hosting and application stability to provide this kind of availability?

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HealthCampDC

September 16, 2008

Last week this innovative group met in Washington, DC, to discuss “Health 2.0 is participatory Healthcare”. This user generated conference tackled toipcs like social media and engaging the public. One of the presentations was by Jen McCabe Gorman on the NextHealth model/concept with some critique of current Health 2.0 approaches with “the tendency of communities to attract similar people”, many of them white. How can we move from here to “content + community + commerce+ coherence” as the NextHealth model suggests?

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