What You Should Do

By Larry Dignan  |  Posted 2003-05-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The response to SARS has been commendable, but most medical surveillance systems can't communicate electronically.

To Organize Instant Networks">
What You Should Do To Organize Instant Networks
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Use data formats that are widely used already. Minimize adaptations.

PICK A STANDARD
Settle on an Internet or industry protocol for communicating.

BUILD ON WHAT'S OUT THERE
Allow members of the network to maintain their existing systems.

REACH OUT
If patches or fixes are needed to an ally's systems, help, right away. Make it easy to trade information.



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Larry formerly served as the East Coast news editor and Finance Editor at CNET News.com. Prior to that, he was editor of Ziff Davis Inter@ctive Investor, which was, according to Barron's, a Top-10 financial site in the late 1990s. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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