Pros and Cons of Open Source Software in Healthcare

Over the past decade, health IT has evolved from an administrative mechanism to a clinical tool for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Such cutting-edge technologies as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence have made their way into the healthcare industry, and the rapidly growing scope of information shared has generated the need for accessible, affordable, and widely supported software development tools and technologies. Continue reading

Open Source Software: The Many Are Smarter Than the Few

Open source software (OSS) is growing on a global scale and having a significant impact on every aspect of information technology (IT). Open source use has doubled over the last five years, and it has reached an all-time high. Open source is now the basis for nearly all operating systems, apps, databases, cloud computing, big data, and more. In today’s IT world, open source products provide tremendous opportunities for both businesses and individual developers, outperforming proprietary software on cost, quality, security, reliability, and customization. Continue reading

Applying open source community approaches to traditional software development organizations

As many people nowadays do, in my spare time, I develop applications for fun and education. And obviously, I constantly bump into various open source platform development communities. Everybody knows them: Linux community, Ruby-on-Rails community, and many others not necessarily that big and widely known. Continue reading