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IBM Looks to the Clouds, Industry-Specific Clouds

by John Moore | January 29, 2009

ibm_cloud_copyJust stumbled across this article, during the course of research for upcoming Health Cloud report.  IBM is sponsoring research at a number of universities around the globe all looking at specific Cloud Computing applications in specific industry sectors.

What we found of particular interest in the article is the research in health cloud computing that IBM is sponsoring at the Univ. of Pretoria in South Africa. The ultimate goal of this research is to expand the health cloud across the seven universities that comprise the HEALTH Alliance in East Africa to provide a “Center of Excellence” for medical services in sub-Saharan Africa.

When one thinks of coupling this health cloud with mHealth (mobile health apps), there are all sorts interesting service models that can be created to finally deliver much needed and better care in this corner of the world.

Well done IBM.

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