Bookmarks for January 27th through January 30th

These are my links for January 27th through January 30th:

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust – Integrated Business Plan
  • Government to set up its own cloud computing system | Technology | – The government has unveiled a sweeping strategy to create its own internal "cloud computing" system – such as that used by Google, Microsoft and Amazon – as part of a radical plan that it claims could save up to £3.2bn a year from an annual bill of at least £16bn.

    The key part of the new strategy, outlined by the Cabinet Office minister Angela Smith, will be the concentration of government computing power into a series of about a dozen highly secure data centres, each costing up to £250m to build, which will replace more than 500 presently used by central government, police forces and local authorities.

    The government will also push for "open source" software to be used more widely among central and local government's 4m desktop computers. That poses an immediate threat to Microsoft, whose Windows operating system and Office applications suite is at present firmly embedded as the standard on PCs in government, such as the NHS, which is one of the largest users in Europe.

  • Addictomatic: Inhale the Web – Real-time and indexed search
  • | Twitter Backgrounds – A good selection of Twitter backgrounds – some free, some paid for.
  • The social behaviour incentive (how your app can be as addictive as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare) – I’m an addict. You already knew that, didn’t you? After all, I’m just about to pass my 30,000th Tweet and on Facebook I have more than 10,000 friends and on Foursquare I follow more than 3,000 people (about 1% of their user base as just reported).

    I’m not the only addict, though. On Google there are 402,000 results for “social media addiction.” Someone even made a rap video about social media addiction.

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