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Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
iPad Air 2: My First Week
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Apple's latest iPad is a fantastic device with some strong improvements over last year's model. But you probably don't need to upgrade if you're already using an iPad Air.
Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Joyent will apply its container expertise to Docker for secure, efficient multi-tenant hosts.
HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/31/2014  | 
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
InformationWeek 2014 State Of Database Technology Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  10/31/2014  | 
Databases of the 1990s remain alive and well. Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM databases still rule, with few enterprises taking a chance on new NoSQL offerings.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Geekend: Best Cities For The Zombie Apocalypse
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
When the zombies come, where do you want to be? Happy Halloween from the Geekend.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Cooking Up DevOps With Chef
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
As DevOps grows its foothold in IT departments, so do software platforms for automating configuration, provisioning, and other traditional tasks in managing infrastructure.
Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
HP Debuts Sprout Immersive PC, 3D Printer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
HP shows it can still innovate with a novel PC designed to scan physical objects and a printer designed to create physical objects.
Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
Toromont Industries CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Mike Cuddy, CIO of Toromont Industries, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
ConocoPhillips CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Mike Pfister, CIO of ConocoPhillips, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
McGraw-Hill Education CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
Royal Caribbean Cruises CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
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.
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