Jane Williams, technology training manager for Multnomah County, says the ability to share resources is just one of the coming benefits of moving the county's intranet to a Drupal Commons platform hosted in the cloud.
Who wouldn't want the opportunity to get input on presenting one's organization well on the Web? Kudos to Multnomah County for taking the time to focus on the areas of this project that other enterprises might be tempted to overlook -- resulting in less value.
I can see how this move to a better intranet would benefit the technology training department. My main reason for logging onto our internal wiki is to seek out instructions on how to use various programs. Having access to resources like that is definitely an asset.
The new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiative of operators is being run out of Europe's ETSI and not here in the United States, even though the issues have been here for five years. The US needs to step up; otherwise, it's surrendering leadership.
Healthcare providers have been moving to telemedicine treatments, where the patient and doctor can meet online, but insurance carriers are not required to pay for such treatments. This may change, though, as Maryland recently passed a law mandating that insurers pay up.
US counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke, who came to prominence with his prescient warnings before the 9/11 attacks, tells Smithsonian Magazine the US was responsible for the Stuxnet supersmart worm that attacked parts of nuclear reactors in Iran – and in the process, has given away one of the world's most sophisticated cyberweapons.
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