vendor neutral


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vendor neutral

A product or specification that is not proprietary and controlled by one company. Open source software was conceived to avoid allegiance to a single vendor (see open source). However, an "open system" is not entirely vendor neutral as the foundation platform may be controlled by one company (see open system). Contrast with vendor lock-in.
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Lexmark s Perceptive Software announces that Atlanta, Georgia-based Piedmont Healthcare will deploy Perceptive Acuo Vendor Neutral Archive to consolidate medical image management for radiologists, cardiologists and other clinical users across all hospital and clinic locations.
As part of the certification process, Perceptive Software worked with DoD officials to configure, test and confirm that the Perceptive Acuo Vendor Neutral Archive complies with DoD security requirements and was accredited by an authorized official.

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