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CHITS @ 10: A Decade of People-Centric eHealth

from: http://chits.ph/@10/

This month of May marks the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Community Health Information Tracking System or CHITS. The homegrown electronic medical record system developed by the University of the Philippines Manila in 2004. Over the years, this single “seed” of innovation has come a long way since its implementation at the Elvira Lagrosa Health Center in Pasay City.

From its humble beginnings as a “Child Health Injury Tracking System” spearheaded by Dr. Herman Tolentino, Dr. Alvin Marcelo and the Pasay City Health Department through Dr. Marie Irene Sy, CHITS has become an eHealth tool that can improve health information system in the country.

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENTS WITH OPEN SOURCE
By Clarice Africa | 28 April 2014
from: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/apr/28/driving-sustainable-innov...

“Look around you - open source is running so many things that play a crucial part of our lives and I bet most people don’t even know it,” said Prof. Ariel Betan, Managing Director of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, a Centre of Excellence under the UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme that advocates free and open source software, open content and open standards in the region.

“Linux, for example, is an operating system that runs a lot of today’s open source technologies. From small devices like mobile Wi-Fi routers/access points, desktops, smartphones and even appliances to large installations like the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, spanning 27km in the the Franco-Swiss Border,” he said.

OPEN SOURCE: A FAD NO MORE

Dr. Alvin Marcelo, International Open Source Network (IOSN)

OPEN SOURCE: A FAD NO MORE
By Clarice Africa | 21 February 2014
from: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2014/feb/21/open-source-fad-no-more/

A few years ago, a global analyst firm went so far as to describe open source as the ‘hype du jour’ and some people even labelled it as something destined for the student and hobbyist market.

Today, its collaborative innovation model has prompted some governments to go ‘Open Source by default’ by releasing everything it does to the community.

“Trends right now are on the collaboration and creation of platforms and ecosystems. Gone is the era of the monolithic one-software-for-all mentality. It is now conventional wisdom that some services and components are better offered by other entities and it is their integration that is driving the development of this ecosystem,” Dr. Alvin Marcelo, an eHealth Adviser for an international development agency, said.

LPI applauds UN organization report providing recommendations on FOSS for national policy makers

From: http://lpi.org/news/lpi-applauds-un-organization-report
LPI Applauds UN Organization Report

(Sacramento, CA, USA: November 29, 2012) The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), applauds the release of the flagship report "The Information Economy Report 2012: The Software Industry and Developing Countries" by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report provides specific recommendations on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for national policy makers and includes two examples of the value of LPI's training and certification programs for ICT development.

Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich

From: The H-Open
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-brings-over-EUR10-million-s...

Over €10 million (approximately £8 million or $12.8 million) has been saved by the city of Munich, thanks to its development and use of the city's own Linux platform. The calculation of savings follows a question by the city council's independent Free Voters (Freie Wähler) group, which led to Munich's municipal LiMux project presenting a comparative budget calculation at the meeting of the city council's IT committee on Wednesday. The calculation compares the current overall cost of the LiMux migration with that of two technologically equivalent Windows scenarios: Windows with Microsoft Office and Windows with OpenOffice. Reportedly, savings amount to over €10 million.

Top Business Intelligence Software for Linux

Top Business Intelligence Software for Linux
POSTED BY JUN AUZA ON 9/29/2012
from: http://www.junauza.com/2012/09/top-business-intelligence-software-for-li...

Business intelligence tools comprise the important software that helps in the strategic planning process of a corporation. Using them, you can gather, store, access, and analyze corporate data. The data collected by corporations are huge and to keep track of them, you need business intelligence software. You can use these tools in customer profiling, customer support, market research, product profitability, market segmentation, statistical analysis, and more.

On Linux too, you’ll find a wide variety of such business intelligence software that will help you and your business manage such arduous tasks. If you’re looking for the best business intelligence software, you should find this list useful: (for the full article see: http://www.junauza.com/2012/09/top-business-intelligence-software-for-li...)

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