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8 Scariest Comments Your Boss Can Make
Slideshows  |  10/30/2014  | 
"You're fired" is scary, but obvious. These eight terrifying phrases could blindside you.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
CIO Vs. CMO: Can't We All Just Get Along?
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
PwC chief technologist Chris Curran discusses how to turn infighting between IT and marketing into a productive partnership.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
Medifast Gains Fitbit Integration, Digital Weight Loss Tools
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
Motorola Droid Turbo Challenges Apple, Samsung, LG
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Motorola's latest handset for Verizon Wireless offers high-end specs, competition-busting battery life.
EMC's Hybrid Cloud Moves: VMware Rival?
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
EMC will do something in 2015 that subsidiary VMware can't: offer a self-service hybrid cloud that links easily to Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
CIOs Should Help Build Innovation Funnels
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Entrepreneurs know that one big idea can give rise to a killer product -- or sink a company. CIOs can take the lead in separating hot from not.
Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
Smartphone Personality Test: Can You Judge Me Now?
Slideshows  |  10/28/2014  | 
Does your smartphone choice say you love sports cars, your mom's basement, or gardening? Listen up.
Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
Amazon's Fire TV Stick Challenges Google Chromecast
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
Fitbit Takes On Apple With New Wearables
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Fitness device market leader preps a smartwatch and two new fitness trackers in a preemptive strike against challenger Apple.
MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Microsoft, Facebook Support Services A Scam, FTC Says
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
CVS, Rite Aid Short-Sighted On Apple Pay
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Both pharmacy chains pulled the plug on Apple Pay over the weekend, favoring a less consumer-friendly mobile payment alternative.
2nd Watch, New Relic Monitor AWS Workloads
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
2nd Watch cloud migration and management firm is now using New Relic to offer insight into workload performance on Amazon.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
IT Contracting: 5 Tips For Success
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Don't be "just" a contractor. A recruiter shares advice for becoming an indispensable asset to current -- and future -- employers.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
8 Robots Making Waves
Slideshows  |  10/27/2014  | 
From caretaker humanoids to bomb detection vehicles, robots continue to move well past vacuuming. Check out new robots roaming the recent RoboBusiness conference.
Cartoon: Email Avoidance
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Dodging the boss's emails? Our cartoonist offers an excuse that might actually work.
Facebook Rooms: 5 Privacy Facts
News  |  10/25/2014  | 
Facebook's new Rooms app lets you post pictures, videos, and messages anonymously. Here's a look at the data it collects, the privacy of your posts, and more.
Microsoft Smartphones Drop Nokia Name
News  |  10/25/2014  | 
Microsoft is finally ready to sell smartphones under its own brand -- but where are the flagship models?
Samsung Knox Is Weak, Researcher Says
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.
DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Amazon Moves Into Germany
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
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