For years, I have been trying to elevate the discussion on determining our wireless platform and direction. Next week, I should be getting a chance to test the Samsung i700. This device looks like the right direction. It has an integrated digital camera, higher res monitor, integrated phone with higher speed data access, etc. Here's a review in infosync world. I would like to see integrated support for Bluetooth and 802.11 so that you don't have to use the single SDIO slot.
Several months ago I mentioned the National Environmental Exchange Network. The June issue of Maine's IS newsletter has an update on the project. The XML Design Rules are 221 pages and available for comment.
I met yesterday with a group that came together to analyze the status of the State's Medicaid service on the web. Previously, the effort to create a web presence has been disjointed with various groups doing their own thing with respect to Medicaid services and no central focus. A new team will bring these efforts together and give focus to the various stakeholders, including clients, providers, employees, advocates, etc. I expect to see a lot of progress in this area over the next few months.
DARPA, the agency that brought you TIA, is now working network centric concepts for a multi-mission combat system that will be overwhelmingly lethal, strategically deployable, self-sustaining and highly survivable in combat through the use of an ensemble of manned and unmanned ground and air platforms (Future Combat Systems).
The State of Utah just sold $407 million worth of bonds at a rate of only 2.8% - that a week after the New York bonding agencies reconfirmed our AAA bond rating. The bonds will fund a variety of projects including a new library at Utah State University. Another project approved during the 2003 legislative session, the State Archives building, is already moving ahead on a rigourous schedule.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has created the Journal Archiving and Interchange Document Type Definition for exchanging journal content. NCBI provides free full text access and search on over 80,000 articles through its PubMed service.
Ross Mayfield tells us that free WIFI is popping up all over Estonia. I love the Baltics.