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How the Cloud Facilitates Business Growth

(blogs.forbes.com): With the economy in turmoil for the past few years, businesses have had a compelling financial motivation for cloud migrations-the ability to lower the costs and boost the efficiency of IT. In many senses, the young cloud computing industry has benefitted from the recession, because the ROI story cloud providers were telling was exactly what businesses wanted to hear..
   
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Who Will Referee the Referee? - The ACS As Publisher and "Approver"

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): The American Chemical Society appears to be in a rather unusual position among scholarly and professional societies in the United States.On the one hand, it is a well-respected publisher of high-quality chemistry journals and of Chemical Abstracts, which is generally recognized as the core research database in the field.On the other hand, ACS also provides a formal approval program for undergraduate academic chemistry departments.
   
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Executive order to reduce regulatory burdens spurs AMA physician survey

(ama-assn.org): Over the years, Medicare has demanded that physicians take on a panoply of duties aimed at achieving social justice and protecting Medicare from potential fraud by other providers. While these requirements generally have laudable goals, costs frequently exceed benefits and are simply unrealistic in a program which fails to recognize the cost of practice changes implemented after 1973 and which threatens physicians with cuts of nearly 30 percent next year.
   
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Ads on Kindles, E-Readers Are Wave of Future

(technewsdaily.com): Analysts say ads could become a common part of the e-reader experience following Amazon's announcement of a cheaper, ad-supported Kindle device. Amazon announced on Monday (April 11) that it will be dropping the price of its Kindle e-reader in exchange for the addition of on-screen advertisements on new devices. The new Kindle - priced at $114, which is $25 less than what it goes for now - will have ads at the bottom of the device's homepage and also in the form of screensavers.
   
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Apple angles for position of power in publishing world

(physorg.com): Apple's bold foray into the world of digital publishing could make it the online gatekeeper for newspaper and magazine content, just as it is for music. But for a plan ostensibly designed to help ailing print publishers sign up new readers and thrive in the digital jungle, the Cupertino, Calif., giant's new subscription model has met with push-back from the industry, mixed reviews from analysts, and rants from bloggers calling the company everything from monopolist to Mafioso.
   
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