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How to break into the healthcare industry

Plus, Dell's Inspiron Duo product and a look at the tablet and PC market

September 22, 2010
Two Tips for Getting Started With Healthcare IT
The VAR Guy
Ted Roller shares some tips on how to break into the healthcare vertical market.

“EMR (electronic medical records) systems, security, and data regulations are the most complex in the industry. If you’re a VAR or MSP just cutting your teeth, you may have trouble breaking into such a standards-heavy industry. Establish yourself in a different vertical first. The legal or government fields are good options because they also require specific data security and storage requirements.”

What’s your opinion?

Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid netbook / tablet stars in another film
Engadget
Laura June writes about Dell’s Inspiron Duo product.

“While (Dell’s Inspiron Duo is) supposedly coming to retail by the end of the year, it’s so special that every time we spy new photos or video footage of it, we watch joyfully. Of course, Intel doesn’t need to watch from afar, as demonstrated in a new video — they simply asked Dell’s Inspiron Product Marketer, Dave Zavelson to show it off on film. The Duo, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock since before IDF, is a 10-inch netbook with a swivel screen which enables you to use it as a sort of tablet … you know, those things that everybody’s cranking out these days. It also boasts a dual-core Atom N550 CPU and Windows 7 Home Premium. Regardless, we still haven’t heard any pricing or definite availability info yet.”

iPad vs. netbook: direct cannibalization and collateral damage
Ars Technica
Jon Stokes writes about the PC and tablet market.

“In the end, it’s very hard to ferret out exactly how much damage the iPad has really done to the netbook, but the answer has to be somewhere between ‘some’ and ‘a lot,’ especially if you include both direct cannibalization and downturn-related collateral damage. The netbook was always a second or third PC, and if the economy really is turning sour again (not that it ever freshened up that much to begin with), then the market for a second or third anything is likely to crater first. The iPad, in contrast, is not a second or third anything-it’s an iPad. If your 2010 budget constraints force you to choose between a second or third PC versus a first iPad, it seems likely that the iPad would win out.”

What’s your opinion?