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Have you ever wondered how your smartphone accesses all the information it does? Weather, geolocations, bank accounts, news, etc. The device doesn’t store the information, neither does the app that allows you to search for and book tickets, find lodging, rent a car, or call a taxi. So where does all the info come from?

Simply put, constant temperature updates in your weather widget are a result of an exchange between two software programs. A widget is connected with a weather service like Weather.com, allowing it to source weather freely via an Application Programming Interface or API. …


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The concept of interoperability — the ability of different systems and applications to exchange data — has existed in healthcare for over a decade. But only in 2020 has it gone from being a theoretical goal to its new status — a practical and urgent necessity.

Historic changes are coming as a result of interoperability final rules released by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) earlier this year. …


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Comfort, safety, cleanliness, rest, food, and drinks — these are the things we expect under the broad umbrella of lodging. And we often get them. The hospitality industry evolved into various businesses that propose different customer experiences by adopting new technologies, practices, and cultural trends. The adoption of, say, IoT devices gave us new ways to collect and process data. Machine learning allowed hotels and rental services to personalize offers and services.

Things look promising, but the industry is a huge, living organism. Technologies that form back offices and hotel management systems consist of various tools and structures. …


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This is a guest article by technical writer Limor Maayan-Wainstein

Kubernetes is a popular open source container orchestration platform used by many organizations worldwide. Kubernetes is feature-rich, providing the controls needed for managing the deployment of enterprise-grade applications. However, Kubernetes is also decidedly complex and difficult to learn and operate. These Kubernetes complexities can lead to misconfigurations and create vulnerabilities in your entire ecosystem.

Kubernetes Security Concerns in the Field

Kubernetes is known for both its effectiveness and its complexity. Orchestrating container deployments, especially at scale, can be a significant challenge. A large part of this challenge is ensuring secure deployments.

According to recent research, 94 percent of those surveyed had experienced a container security incident in the last year. Due to these incidents, 44 percent delayed moving workloads to production, affecting productivity and revenue. …


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— What made you think he was not really a doctor?

— I could read his handwriting!

All joking aside, illegible scrawls can result in serious and even fatal errors. Together with multiple other prescribing mistakes, they are a component in five to nine percent of medical orders, creating significant risks for patients.

The situation can be remedied with wider adoption of electronic prescribing (eRx) and test ordering technologies. This article discusses software that eliminates paperwork. It also provides ways to address different challenges the technology poses.

What is CPOE and how is it used in healthcare?

CPOE stands for computerized provider or physician order entry. This technology enables doctors to order drugs, tests, consultations, and other medical products and services electronically instead of writing prescriptions by hand. …


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More than 96 percent of hospitals in the US use an EHR system. The Electronic Health Record system is a core component in a hospital’s IT ecosystem , where patients book appointments, receptionists manage schedules, and physicians access patient charts. In addition to all that, EHR systems can compile prescriptions and send them to pharmacies, receive lab results, prepare insurance claims, and so on.

When EHRs were first introduced in the 70s, they were a godsend. But today, people on the forefront of the industry are struggling to use the technology. Why is that? …


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Dealing with increasing volumes of data, laboratories can no longer feasibly manage experiments by gluing printed results into a paper notebook. With a Laboratory Information Management System, researchers can now link experiments to specific samples or files, as well as easily share information with other lab members and organizations involved.

The LIMS story began in 1982 when laboratories were introduced to the first centralized minicomputers with automated reporting tools. Today’s web-enabled LIMS extends operations far beyond the confines of the laboratory.

What is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

There are various LIMS solutions depending on the industry: food and beverage testing, water and wastewater, agriculture and farming, etc. …


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Software architect is 2020’s best job. So says job search engine Indeed in its recent survey. The worldwide platform with a database of over 250 million resumes compiled its top-25 list considering salary, growth potential, and employer demand.

The winner leaves behind full-stack developers, data scientists, security specialists, and other sought-after experts from the IT domain. Let’s see why software architects rank so high and what value they bring to companies.

Who is a software architect

There are dozens of definitions for a software or technical architect, but in most general terms a person holding this position drives all critical decisions about the organization of the software system. …


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A business starts with an idea of how to generate value for a customer. So, if it’s a person looking for a table, we can produce a table, market it, ship it, receive payment for it — and, that’s our business model. The total amount of money earned, in other words revenue, is the coal that keeps our train running. Depending on the business model’s complexity, revenue will cover manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and other costs, until we get profit.

But profit doesn’t keep the business alive, revenue does. Besides a simple transactional logic, there are many ways we can generate revenue, cover our own expenses, distribute products, and so on. That’s even truer for software companies: Web distribution and the nature of software creates various possibilities to monetize code. Think of licensed/freemium apps, service subscriptions, and others. All of these represent a certain mechanism that specifies how business generates revenue. …


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This is a guest article by tech blogger Luke Smith

Imagine having the ability to reach out to each and every one of your customers and personally make sure they understand and enjoy your product, all while introducing yourself to potential customers looking for a product. Unfortunately, you can’t do all this at once, and that’s why your business website does it for you. A good website is one of your biggest assets and a make-or-break touchpoint with consumers.

Today, everyone in business knows they need a good website, but many don’t know what “good” actually means. Think of it this way — you could have a perfectly functioning website that does everything you want it to do but is it doing everything your consumer needs it to?

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