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Startup Profile: Seculert Prioritizes Response Over Prevention
Commentary  |  12/22/2014  | 
The cloud security newcomer Seculert aims to identify and validate data breaches to enable faster response and remediation.
Top 10 Social Media Fails Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/22/2014  | 
Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
Don't Mug Me For My Password!
Commentary  |  12/22/2014  | 
In today's information-based world, crooks are targeting mobile devices -- and the data on them. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable.
Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds celebrates the holiday season with gift ideas for the hacker in your life, tips on how to shop safely online, and predictions for smart wearables.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Cartoon: Where Data Goes To Die
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
Our cartoonist answers the question of what happens to all that unrecoverable data.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Geekend: The Inaugural Geeky Awards
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
The Geekend hands out its inaugural Geeky Thing of the Year awards. See if your favorites are on the list.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
6 IT Career Resolutions
Slideshows  |  12/19/2014  | 
Resolve to polish your skills, value, and appeal in 2015 with these tips from recruiters and senior IT executives.
Technology Training: Why We're In Hell
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
7 Excuses To Avoid Family Tech Support
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
Are you the family's unofficial IT person? The holidays are a dangerous time: Here's what to say when you're asked to fix messes.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/18/2014  | 
Technologies such as sensors, GPS, and even senior-focused social networks can help seniors continue to live at home.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
Malvertising: 5 Lessons for Companies & Employees
Partner Perspectives  |  12/16/2014  | 
We could expect more from this repackaged e-threat.
Samsung Explores Apple Pay Competitor
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Samsung seeks partnership with mobile payment startup in effort to compete with Apple Pay.
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
Crazy Tech CEO Quotes: 2014 Edition
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Chief executive officers aren't always on their A-game. Revisit some of the most colorful quips from tech leaders this year.
7 Tips: Work Fitness Into The Workday
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Get up, stand up! The human body wasn't designed to sit for hours at a time, so sneak these moves into your workday.
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014  | 
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
10 Home Office Organization Helpers Under $25
Slideshows  |  12/15/2014  | 
From laptop stands to magnetic wall pockets, these products keep your workspace orderly and clutter-free at little expense.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014  | 
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
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