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What Can We Learn from a Big Boat Stuck in a Canal?

Matt Stoller | BIG | March 28, 2021

...The answer to addressing the problem of thinned out supply chains is to recognize that hyper-efficient globalization inherently carries the downside of unpredictable shortages, geopolitical tension, and supply disruptions. And then redesign our global trading order to make it less efficient and more resilient. There are three basic changes we'll need. First, we need to restore anti-monopoly rules, such as antitrust, to prevent the consolidation of production and distribution in the first place. Second, we should re-impose friction, like tariffs, in global trading so that we relocalize production. Trade is generally a good thing, but every country or geographic bloc should be able to provide itself with the essentials, in case there are disruptions. Third, we should rapidly restructure the way that firms finance themselves, so that they have less debt. Debt is a cruel taskmaster, and it leads CEOs to cut deeply not just into fat but into muscle and bone.

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BookZurman Achieves ISO/IEC 20000 Certification

Press Release | BookZurman | March 26, 2021

BookZurman recently worked to acquire International Standard for Organization (ISO) status, specifically achieving the ISO/IEC 20000 certification. Internationally agreed upon by experts, ISO standards are formed in response to a need in the market, developed through a multi-stakeholder process, based on global expert opinion, and grounded on a consensus approach. “As a healthcare standards and interoperability consulting firm, everything we do is connected to the power of standards. ISO certification showcases how seriously we take standards in all areas of our work,” said President Brian Book.

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New Timeline of Deadliest California Wildfire Could Guide Lifesaving Research and Action

Press Release | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | February 28, 2021

What made the Camp Fire so devastating? And what lessons can we learn to prevent another disaster of this scale? Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to answer these questions by investigating the conditions leading up to the fire and meticulously reconstructing the sequence of events describing the first 24 hours of its progression. A new report containing the timeline identifies areas where more research is needed to improve life safety and reduce structural losses. It also offers a detailed look at how a large and deadly fire advances - information that will become increasingly valuable as fire seasons continue to intensify.

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Nextcloud Hub 21 Out With Up To Ten Times Better Performance, Whiteboard And More Collaboration Features

Press Release | Nextcloud | February 22, 2021

Nextcloud GmbH, the company behind the worlds' most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform, announces immediate availability of Nextcloud Hub 21, bringing a massive performance improvement and important new collaboration features in Text, Talk, Groupware and Files. The new High Performance Back-end for Files in particular reduces server load from desktop clients and web interface polling by 90% while delivering instant notifications and file changes to users.

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Bastille Announces Commercial Availability Of Solution That Can Accurately Locate Cell Phones Indoors Using Only Cellular Signals

Press Release | Bastille | February 20, 2021

Bastille, the leader in enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio (SDR), today announced its new Bastille Enterprise Cellular Intrusion Detection for enterprises. "Bastille has been doing radio frequency (RF) and Cellular Intrusion Detection and research for the Government for years" said Chris Risley, CEO at Bastille. "Only in 2020 did Bastille finally receive FCC approval for its Civilian cellular sensor array. This allows Bastille for the first time to offer accurate Cellular Intrusion Detection to the Enterprise. Now corporations can have the RF security that the DoD and Intelligence Community rely on to protect the nation's secrets." Bastille provides corporations the ability to discover, locate, and mitigate radio borne threats to their assets, facilities and networks.

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Sharing knowledge: VIPS on exclusive UN list for open source digital goods - Nibio

Press Release | Nibio | February 19, 2021

A new international initiative the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), endorsed by the UN, aims to accelerate attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in low- and middle-income countries by investing and sharing openly licensed technologies. This includes open source software, data, AI models, standards and content that adhere to privacy and other applicable best practices. VIPS, an open online free of charge forecast and information service for decision support in integrated management of pests, diseases and weeds - created by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, is one of 22 technologies chosen from almost 500 nominees for the registry. The MET Norway Weather API also made the list from Norway.

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Peak Experience: 2021 ASAP Global Alliance Summit Delivers Everything You Need to Know About Collaborating Today

Press Release | Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) | February 12, 2021

You can't excel at any craft if you don't fine-tune your tools and techniques. The 2021 ASAP Global Alliance Summit, the alliance professional's best annual forum for learning new tricks of the trade, is a little over a month away. Registration starts at under $500 and alliance managers of all stripes are lining up to take advantage of the event's many presentations, roundtables, master classes, and networking opportunities that have proven invaluable to thousands of attendees over the past two decades. Bruce Cozadd, chairman and CEO of Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Jay McBain, principal analyst for channels, partnerships and alliances at Forrester Research; and Bronwyn Hastings, senior vice president of worldwide channel sales and ecosystem at Citrix; will deliver each day's respective keynote.

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HLN Releases Open Source Vaccine Provider Agreement System

Press Release | HLN Consulting | February 10, 2021
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HLN Consulting has just released a critical application to help complete the CDC's COVID-19 vaccination provider agreement requirements. HLN is a leading public health informatics consulting company that is focused on developing andsupporting robust open source solutions that address pressing public health requirements. HLN's application is designed to assist medical providers with a tool that can enhance and facilitate their tracking of critical vaccination information...

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Harvard Medical School, Kiel University of Applied Sciences and others are using Nextcloud in the response to COVID-19

Press Release | Nextcloud | February 3, 2021

Nextcloud Hub is used in dozens of universities, hospitals, and medical institutes in various ways, aiding in fighting the pandemic. The DICOM viewer app for Nextcloud in particular is used in Brazil in the fight against COVID-19. At the Kiel University of Applied Sciences Nextcloud is used in the development of bluetooth measurement algorithms from the OHIOH.de research team. This is a research project using machine learning and AI to improve the accuracy of Bluetooth-based COVID-19 tracking apps where information is collected through "Bluetooth". The application focuses on research topics to warn and help with required actions in fighting and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

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Tidelift Introduces a Comprehensive Way for Organizations to Ensure the Health of their Open Source Supply Chain

Press Release | Tidelift | February 2, 2021

Tidelift, the premier provider of solutions for managing the open source software behind modern applications, today announced the general availability of Tidelift catalogs, an innovative way to ensure organizations can consistently manage the health and security of their open source software supply chain. "As software supply chain security makes front page news in 2021, it is more important than ever that application development teams employ a comprehensive approach to managing the open source components that make up their applications," said Donald Fischer, CEO and co-founder, Tidelift. "With the addition of catalogs to the Tidelift Subscription, organizations can be confident that they are using open source safely without slowing down development."

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Medicines for Malaria Venture Releases Report on how R&D Partnerships Serving Neglected Communities have Developed Dozens of Life-Saving Innovations Since 2010

Press Release | Medicines for Malaria Venture | January 28, 2021

The public-private initiatives that contributed to COVID-19 vaccine and drug development have showcased a model for accelerating biomedical innovation. This is another powerful example of how public-private partnerships have established themselves as powerhouses for fighting global health threats. According to a new report launched today from a group of 12 product development partnerships (PDPs), over the last decade, such alliances have brought to market 66 new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for a number of diseases—including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, meningitis and sleeping sickness. These innovations have reached and benefitted more than 2.4 billion people in low-income countries.

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7 Ways Open Source was Essential to Business in 2020

Jessica Cherry | Opensource.com | January 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created many new challenges for businesses in 2020 as they rapidly moved non-essential workers to remote operations. However, it also created tremendous opportunities for innovation as people searched for effective ways to work and collaborate virtually. Opensource.com responded to the need by publishing a variety of articles in 2020 on working better with open source. Since it appears working remotely is here to stay for the foreseeable future, make sure you're doing everything you can to adapt by reading the top seven articles about open source business from 2020.

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10 Ways Big Data And Data Science Impacted The World In 2020

Lauren Maffeo | Opensource.com | January 19, 2021

Big data’s one of many domains where open source shines. From open source alternatives for Google Analytics to new features in MySQL, 2020 brought several ways for open source enthusiasts to learn big data skills. Get up to speed on how open source data science languages, libraries, and tools help us understand our world better by reviewing the top 10 data science articles published on Opensource.com last year.

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Broad Institute and Verily partner with Microsoft to accelerate the next generation of the open source Terra platform for health and life science research

Press Release | Microsoft, Broad Institute, Verily | January 11, 2021

On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra, originally developed by Verily and the Broad Institute, is a secure, scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools and collaborate. Terra is actively used by thousands of researchers every month to analyze data from millions of participants in important scientific research projects.

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Clear Medica and Open Health Software Solutions Join WELL EMR Group

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | January 8, 2021

"We are very excited to have transitioned all the approved(4) OSCAR service providers associated with OpenHealth and ClearMedica onto our OSCAR Pro platform," said Arjun Kumar, CIO of WELL.  "In addition, our first agreement to migrate doctors and clinics from a non-OSCAR EMR provider to OSCAR Pro is an important milestone in WELL's ability to continue to grow its EMR customer base.  This type of arrangement is powerful in that it expands our addressable market and furthers our aggressive growth strategy." Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, OpenHealth is in the business of providing open-source software services and support related to OSCAR EMR. ClearMedica was previously a certified OSCAR EMR provider based in Mississauga, Ontario.  The Company successfully migrated all of its doctors and clinics to WELL's OSCAR Pro system in the second half of 2020.

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