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November 10, 2011

Health care reaches into the clouds


By: Bill Graff, senior vice president, Cerner

You may not know it, but you’re likely already experienced with a new type of computing growing in popularity and application: cloud computing. If you have Web-based email, like Gmail, you’ve used cloud computing. If you’ve ordered an online movie from Netflix, you’ve used the cloud. With a cloud-based service, instead of purchasing and running a program on your computer, you log in to a Web account and use what you need. The software and/or hardware doesn’t exist on your PC or in your data center, it’s on the service’s ‘cloud’. So it’s stored on a server and delivered to you – on demand – via the Internet.... Read full story


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