In a speech in January 2009, President Obama said Electronic Medical Records (EMR) would "cut waste, eliminate red tape and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests. It just won't save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs — it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our healthcare system."
Why do we not pay attention to obvious messages and statements? Why do we repeatedly fail to appreciate those who point out the obvious? What role do obvious statements have in our lives? These are not common questions, because many do not stop to ponder on them. The few who do pay attention to the “obvious” have a chance at being stupendously successful.
Open has been synonymous to innovation, value, and freedom of choice for some years now. More importantly, it is being seen as a profitable and competitive working environment for businesses. A lot more companies claim openness now, more so because it is good for brand. What is Open though? Open technology includes open source, that the code is released and supported and that accepted standards are adhered to.
Many employees get early promotions either because they excel as individual contributors and are hungry for management positions or organizations, always seeking new managers, end up with no choice but to promote their star performers.
About 10 years back none of us would have thought that MySQL would be household name in the field of information technology.