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Hospitals and physicians offices use Cerner software to record and share health and medical data. The companies said Monday that Cerner systems running on the Oracle Gen2 Cloud will be available 24 hours a day, every day, with the goal of having zero unplanned downtime.
Oracle will be able to use the data from Cerner to train and improve the software maker's artificial intelligence-based cloud services. This is likely to give Oracle an advantage and draw more healthcare clients to its cloud platform.
After AWS outage, Larry Ellison says a major customer told him that Oracle’s cloud ‘never ever goes down’
Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle: "Healthcare is the largest and most important vertical market in the world—$3.8 trillion last year in the United States alone. Oracle's revenue growth rate has already been increasing this year—Cerner will be a huge additional revenue growth engine for years to come as we expand its business into many more countries throughout the world. That's exactly the growth strategy we adopted when we bought NetSuite—except the Cerner revenue opportunity is even larger."
Didn’t like Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book? Keep your mouth shut.
That’s what China told Amazon, according to a new report, when the country pushed the bookseller to delete all comments and reviews related to “The Governance of China,” a compendium of Xi’s speeches and writings.
Amazon complied. It’s another example of a US company bending to Chinese pressure in order to keep doing business in the huge and growing economy.
The government edict was delivered two years ago, according to the Reuters report citing two people familiar with the matter, but had never before been disclosed........
....."We certainly reached out to our partners and the community to make sure people were aware that the Chinese were pushing out these tests, informing them of what the risks were and really asking them not to take these tests," said Mike Orlando, the head of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence........
.....President Obama, in fact, established Defense Department IT sub-agencies specifically to help out Silicon Valley-based companies that supported his campaigns. Bezos commands a vast array of Washington lobbyists, and has already salted Defense IT bureaucracies with former Amazon employees who remain as Obama holdovers........