Posts By Peter Groen

Understanding ‘Open’ Terminology & Solutions

Having heard so many people using the terms ‘open systems’, ‘open computing’, and ‘open source’ interchangeably, believing they all mean the same thing, it seemed appropriate to write a short blog defining some of these terms and soliciting input on other ‘open’ terminology. In general, the term ‘Open’ often refers to initiatives whose inner workingsRead… Read more »

Open Source Health IT Solutions for Governments to Consider

Healthcare is a major budget item for government at all levels.There are now many high quality, free and open source Health IT systems that community hospitals and clinics should consider using as an alternative to more expensive commercial systems. This could save state & local governments ‘big’ bucks. Check out the most popular ‘open source’Read… Read more »

What is the Role of the ‘Open Source’ Movement in Society Today?

We are in the process of transitioning from the Industrial Age of the past century into the Information Age of the 21st century. Many acknowledge this but don’t really grasp what it means. We are moving from the ‘closed’ protective systems that worked well in the Industrial Age to the new, more effective ‘open’ systemsRead… Read more »

Collaboration, Open Solutions, & Innovation (COSI) Strategies for Government

Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) are key management strategies public and private sector organizations need to incorporate into their corporate culture in order to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The adoption and application of these new management strategies is already evident within many companies in almost every industry. Industries and businesses throughoutRead… Read more »