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I.B.M. withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun’s board balked at a reduced offer, according to three people close to the talks. The deal’s collapse after weeks of negotiations raises questions about Sun’s next step, since the I.B.M. offer...

Within Microsoft’s Office group, the calendar on the wall appears to be 1983, the year the company introduced Microsoft Word. The company still expects customers to buy its software applications as products and install and run them on PCs. Recognition of the Internet has been...

A pilot program at Google Health is said to be the first of many to test how the government can give Medicare beneficiaries online access to medical data. Google Health, the California-based search company's medical record-storing product, works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told congress members that she strongly supports healthcare IT in confirmation hearings for her nomination to the post of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary. Sebelius said the economic stimulus package makes positive investments now that will...

Two technology research firms have confirmed that a deeper-than-expected global recession has, indeed, reached the information technology sector. Both Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research forecasts predict that IT (information technology) spending will be harder hit than it was following the dot-com bust when...

Microsoft announced today at HIMSS 09 Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) 2009, the next generation release of the enterprise data aggregation platform that enables hospitals to unlock patient data stored in a wide range of systems and make it easily accessible to every authorized...

WTN will follow blog site HISTALK this week as they sort thru the what and chaff, reality and hype at HIMMMS 09 taking place in Chicago this week. ...

Clinicians are discovering new ways to apply the point-to-point knowledge that a granular location information system provides. The hospital is not an island unto itself. It is the responsibility of health care management to marry the resources available to them: capable and caring staff, and the...