Microsoft to Offer Software for Health Care Industry

Steve Lohr, reporting for The New York Times:

Microsoft plans to offer software tailored for the health care industry, a change from its usual strategy of encouraging others to create industry-specific products using its operating system and programming tools.

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Most of the big health care software suppliers, analysts point out, are also big customers for Microsoft operating systems, databases and programming tools. “This puts Microsoft in the uncomfortable position of potentially competing against its major customers,” said Dr. Thomas J. Handler, a health technology analyst at Gartner.

So much for “Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!”, eh?

Friday, 28 July 2006

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