1st Techie President of the US

Feb 12, 2008 BY Francis Ssennoga

President Barack Obama is the first techie US commander in chief. He started off his term by making the case for electronic medical records. He ushered in the era of Facebook and YouTube into the white-house and has escalated high tech war. There are so many things that make him stand far apart from his predecessors and peers.

Speaking at the Stimulus Package sales tour in Florida, the New US President made a case for a need for electronic medical records. He said that credit card companies are already ahead of the game when it comes to tracking down their clients and most importantly defaulters. He said that this is simple and insurance companies use it too. To his surprise, some congress members think that electronic records will not create jobs and is not urgent. He made the case for the electronic records because they will eliminate or decrease errors and reduce cost. He said that this cost of health care is bankrupting American companies and putting them at a disadvantage.

This sales pitch has to sound like music to Information Technology professional because finally, people in the medical profession will have to regularly logon. Even those workers at the lower tiers in the medical profession will have to upgrade their computer skills. This makes business good for IT as it can been pretty much resisted by medics.

One of President Obama's advisers has been Mr. Schmidt, CEO of Google. This brain power helped craft policies that will push for more internet in the rural areas, increasing the number of people on the internet, widening the market for goods, computer skills and computer hardware.

The other area is a smart enable policy pushing for more efficient buildings, and better energy usage. Smart usage ties in Information technology and engineering. Google has already put in Beta, a new online tool to manage energy usage in homes, now being tested by its engineers. This should be good to information technology professionals and 'y@s th@y c&n' take advantage of these new break-throughs.

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