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The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
iOS 8 Users Gripe About Bugs
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apple's latest operating system may be its "best ever," but iOS 8 is stumbling out the gate with a fair share of bugs, posters to Apple forums say.
4 Penetration Testing Tips: Interop Preview
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Jumpstart your enterprise security testing efforts with this advice from Interop speaker David Rhoades of Maven Security Consulting.
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
Healthcare Needs Cybersecurity Leadership & Governance
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Cybersecurity breaches point to a bigger problem than inadequate security technology or processes. They point to failed leadership and governance strategies.
Puppet Server's Big Revamp
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
4 Awful Company Retreat Ideas
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Company retreats can be done right -- but not if they involve hypnotists. Avoid these event choices.
6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
Apple iPhone Sales Break Record
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
More than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold over the weekend.
Microsoft OneDrive Offer Targets iOS 8 Storage Pains
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Google Ditches Mandatory Google+ Signups
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
When you sign up for a service such as Gmail or Google Docs, you may opt out of Google+ via a "No thanks" button.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: My First Weekend
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After a few days of heavy use, Apple's big-screened iPhone 6 proves to be the right choice.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Analysis
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Teardown.com VP and general manager Joel Martin offers a cost analysis of Apple's new large smartphone.
10 New Side Projects For Larry Ellison
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Now that Ellison has ceded his CEO title, might he have time for new hobbies? We have some ideas.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
Radar Gun Targets Texting & Driving
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Commsonics' new "texting gun" aims to stop one of the most dangerous practices on the road.
Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
Steal Our Slides  |  9/22/2014  | 
Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.
Is Your Healthcare IT Governance Keeping Up?
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Some healthcare organizations struggle with ineffective steering committees, budgets that slash critical IT support, and disengaged users. Is yours one of them?
Cartoon: If FCC Allows In-Flight Cellphones
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Our cartoonist discovers FCC's secret plan for cellphone conversations on airplanes.
Black Friday: How To Avoid Ecommerce Disaster
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Can your retail site handle the traffic deluge on the busiest shopping day of the year? Avoid these six performance-testing mistakes, says BlazeMeter.
6 Habits Of Unsuccessful IT Pros
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Watch out for these career sinkholes -- and learn how to recover if you've fallen into one.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
Apple Watch? No, Thank You
Commentary  |  9/20/2014  | 
Apple has some convincing to do around its much-hyped Apple Watch: 67% of people are not eager to buy, according to our latest flash poll.
Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
Facebook Tweaks News Feed Again
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
A new Facebook formula will prioritize recent posts more than relevancy. Here's a primer on what to expect.
Apple Fans Line Up For iPhone 6
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Friday's launch of Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus draws customary crowds of early adopters -- who face activation issues.
Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Geekend: Finding Nemo Is Real... & Evil
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Finding Nemo is supported by science -- which makes it all the more horrifying.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
SAP $8.3 Billion Concur Buy Caps Pricey Cloud Push
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
SAP's latest cloud deal will add millions of subscribers and narrow the gap with Salesforce.com. But it could slash profits.
Tech Sales Reps Gone Wild
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Today, Grumpy IT Guy is grumpy about sales reps who don't know when to quit.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
Facebook Explains iOS 8 App Privacy Changes
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Despite tweaks to a privacy setting in iOS 8, Facebook says it's not tracking you any more than it already has been.
6 Reorg Steps To Bring Telecom, Mainstream IT Together
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
It's time to bring telecom and other IT services under one umbrella. Keys to success: eliminate silos, consolidate expertise, leverage new skills.
Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
Amazon Revamps Entire Kindle Line
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Amazon drops five new tablets and e-readers just ahead of the critical holiday season.
Federal Inaction Breeds ID Theft, Says Frank Abagnale
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Onetime "Catch Me If You Can" swindler turned anti-fraud consultant says identity theft is "4,000 times easier" than when he was living a life of crime.
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