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. β€œThis 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?

β˜… Friday, 28 July 2006

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