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What you need to know about PaaS

Most businesses are familiar with cloud computing and its ability to deliver agility, scalability, convenience of anywhere access and drive down costs. However, there is a compelling case for organisations to venture further, utilising “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) to further accelerate innovation.

PaaS accelerates the development and deployment of a variety of applications, whether web-based or mobile, B2B or B2C.

What exactly is PaaS?

PaaS is a cloud-computing platform that is provided online by a cloud services vendor. The platform allows organisations to deploy and run business-critical software in the cloud, without ever having to worry about purchasing, installing or maintaining a sophisticated IT infrastructure: you just get to focus on your business, everything else is done for you, as an on-demand pay-per-use service.


UK manufacturing ‘strongest growth for three years’

The UK’s manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.

The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also showed employment in the sector grew.

The news adds to other recent data showing that the UK economy is putting the economic crisis years behind it.

The PMI stood at 58.4 in November, its highest since February 2011. A reading over 50 indicates growth.


Hospital technology puts patients first

Intermountain Healthcare has a goal to change health care, and its Healthcare Transformation Lab is what it plans to do it with. The patient room of the future, 3-D printing of medical devices, hand-washing sensors, and life detectors are a few of the projects they already have underway.

“It’s for us to trial, bring together, incubate, think about, experiment with leveraging technology and changing health care,” says Fred Holston, chief of technology at Intermountain.

The lab is located in two stand-alone buildings on the campus of Intermountain’s largest medical center in Murray, Utah. The hospital partnered with founding members, Xi3 and Intel and collaborators, Dell, CenturyLink, NetApp and Sotera Wireless to create this lab for clinicians and partners to come together and pool their ideas.


Biomedtrics launches ditto glucose data system

US-based technology company Biomedtrics has launched the ditto glucose data system to conveniently and accurately monitor the blood glucose results and manage diabetes data.

Ditto glucose data system includes a bluetooth device, an electronic logbook app and a secure web site.

Wireless bluetooth technology allows the automatic transmission of blood glucose test results from a glucose meter to the free ditto Glucose Logbook mobile application and eliminates the need of manual entry.


St. Jude acquires world’s only leadless pacemaker

Medical device firm St. Jude Medical Inc., announced Monday that it acquired Nanostim Inc., a medical device company that makes the world’s only miniaturized, leadless pacemaker.

Nanostim’s pacemaker is the first device of its kind to be implanted directly into the heart through a minimally invasive procedure. The device is steered into the patient with a catheter through the femoral vein in the groin.

The device’s tiny size — less than 10 percent of a traditional pacemaker — eliminates the need for pacemaker leads, which are thin wires widely considered the weakest link in pacing systems.