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Florent Saint-Clair, eMix general manager, recently took part in a panel discussion aimed at sharing and cross-leveraging military and private sector IT security savvy. When it comes to cybersecurity the military can benefit from the industry’s vast knowledge and experience.
Along with the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), CONNECT San Diego invited several high-technology company representatives, including Saint-Clair as an expert in cloud-based healthcare information technology.
SPAWAR was a logical host for this collaborative initiative because like eMix and several other important high-technology companies such as the cybersecurity vendor ESET, it is based in San Diego.
Right now, the military's acquisition process is under pressure to keep up with the rapid evolutionary pace of its cyber-enemies, says Saint-Clair. By the time a product makes its way through the bureaucratic twists and turns of the approval process, which can take several years, it is often obsolete.
We've talked here before about the advantage that cloud-based systems for sharing medical information have over traditional methods such as burning CDs. One more is becoming increasingly apparent: No barriers
of time or distance.
A service like eMix instantly creates a pipeline for medical image sharing between any two broadband-connected computers anywhere in the world. The file-sharing can be accomplished in just minutes, whether the two computers are across town from each other or on different sides of the planet.
eMix has demonstrated the global reach of cloud computing over and over in the past year. Here are some recent examples:
The physicians needed to review the boy's MRI, and that posed a challenge. The family had mailed CDs of their son's imaging studies to specialists several times in the past, often with bad results. Sometimes the
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