A few stories that caught our attention this week include the debate of HTML5 vs Apps, why HTML5 makes for awesome cross-platform app development, there are now tablet devices owned by one-quarter of Americans and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
HTML5 – an Awesome Option for Cross-Platform App Development - Business2Community
By Ravikumar Vadde
While there are many reasons why internet marketers need to know about HTML5, I am going to focus for the rest of this article on discussing the features that I – as a developer – find most useful in the HTML5 platform. These are the innovative ways of handling processes and information that could make HTML5 development the big winner over other front-end technologies.
HTML5 vs. Apps: Here's Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win - Business Insider
HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5?
Indian drugmakers plead for barcode deadline extension - Securing Industry
By Nick Taylor
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is pleading for extra time to implement barcoding as it is "not fully geared up." Manufacturers have days until barcoding of secondary drug packaging becomes mandatory, yet the industry openly admits it is ill prepared.
Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization - InformationWeek
By J. Nicholas Hoover
In a bid to accelerate and make more cost-effective the adoption of cloud computing, the federal government Thursday issued the first government-wide security authorization for a cloud computing service as part of the new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). The FedRAMP program will eventually be a mandatory, common approach to ensuring that cloud computing services meet federal cybersecurity requirements.
Tablet Devices Owned by One-Quarter of Americans: Pew - eWeek
By Nathan Eddy
A new survey suggested an increasing number of Americans have access to ebooks, but a dismal percentage of citizens are actually reading literature. An estimated 25 percent of Americans owns a tablet device such as an Apple iPad or an Amazon Kindle Fire, up from 10 percent who owned tablets in late 2011, according to the Pew survey, which was conducted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10 among 2,252 Americans aged 16 and older. The study also showed that 19 percent of survey respondents reported owning an e-reader.
The New Informatics: Productivity Meets Collaboration - Diagnostic Imaging
By Sarah Jersild
Expect 2013 to be a big year for informatics... like every other year for the past decade or so.
But this time, analysts say, it's informatics with a difference. These IT tools could bridge the gap between radiologists and referring physicians, opening up the possibility of real consultation without disrupting workflow. And the new developments are coming just in time, because the informatics tools that helped radiology thrive over the past several years may also be contributing to its precarious position now.
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