Amazon's Private Cloud: Virtually Private Or Maybe Private?
Amazon, purveyor of the EC2 public cloud, suddenly announced Aug. 26 it's a private cloud supplier. Isn't there something wrong with a multi-tenant, shared resource provider transforming itself into a private cloud service? I'm not sure Amazon can offer a private cloud --yet. Then again, I see no reason why it couldn't sometime in the future.
FCC Probes Wireless Industry Competition
With inquiries into spectrum availability and consumer protections, the Federal Communications Commission assumes a bigger role in shaping the framework for mobile networks.
Workgroup Co-Chair Says HIT Certification Process Is 'Going Well'
Last week, the HIT Policy Committee, which is advising the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services on the details of the $20 billion health IT stimulus programs, made several recommendations related to the certification of e-health products. Marc Probst, a co-chair of the HIT Policy Committee's certification and adoption workgroup, provides some insight.
Should E-Health Records Be A Job Perk?
Vanguard Health is the latest company that's signed up with the Dossia Consortium to offer its employees electronic health records as a work benefit. But when will it become mainstream for any and all patients to access their health records electronically, rather than it being a rare job perk for some?
FairPoint Grilled By Regulators
Vermont is considering revoking FairPoint's license to run the landline and Internet assets it acquired from Verizon, given the volume of customer complaints.
Signs Of Support For DoD 2.0
The Department of Defense's new Web 2.0 Guidance Forum is intended to help shape the military's policy on use of social networking tools.
Federal CTO Chopra Meets Silicon Valley
The federal government's chief technologist outlined priorities and talked of the need for procurement reform, new approaches to tech education, and open innovation.
FTC Probing Apple-Google Links
A federal review began in spring and has found various connections including the service of Al Gore on both boards of directors.
Pirate Bay Spokesman Sunde Steps Down
Peter Sunde has been the frontman for the file-sharing site, making him a Web celebrity and leader among supporters of making copyright laws less restrictive.