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IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
Genomics Startup Learns From 23andme's Troubles
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
BaseHealth's Genophen service wants to reach consumers (through their doctors) with strategies for "modifiable risks" -- a more FDA-friendly approach.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Google Project Tango Helps NASA Robots Fly
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Google's experimental, 3D-navigating Project Tango will form the brains of NASA's SPHERES robots.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
ADP Touts New Talent War Weapon
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
ADP adds compensation management to its cloud-based Workforce Now app for midsized firms. Are pay-for-performance cultures crucial as Baby Boomers retire?
Fight Software Piracy With SaaS
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
SaaS makes application deployment easy and effective. It could eliminate software piracy once and for all.
Big Switch, Avaya, IBM, VMware: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Part 4 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Health Systems First To Combine Radiology, EHR
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
The shared pediatric diagnostic imaging system that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and New Jersey's Virtua have created goes beyond conventional health information exchange.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
It's estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring the number down.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
Microsoft Deal With Nokia Closes Friday
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
Samsung's Next Frontier: Apps
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Samsung increasingly looks to software to compete against Apple and Google.
Hortonworks Adds Cascading For Big Data App Development
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Hortonworks adds Concurrent's Cascading SDK to its Hadoop distribution to help developers operationalize big data applications.
8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Slideshows  |  4/21/2014  | 
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
ICD-10 Delay: What's Next For Healthcare Organizations?
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations have at least four options for dealing with the delayed implementation of new diagnostic codes.
Heartbleed Will Require Rehab
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed's long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
Protecting Critical Infrastructure: A New Approach
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Cyber Security Insurance Market
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Cross-industry standards could spur more affordable cyber security insurance.
Samsung Galaxy S5: My First Week
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Samsung's latest Android smartphone proves an all-around solid performer -- and can survive a 30-minute dunk in liquid.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
The Sorry State Of IT Education
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Our profession is rife with people capable of performing procedures they've been taught, but incapable of thinking through a problem. Here's what we need to do.
Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.
Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Part 3 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here's what you need to know.
Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
BAE Systems' leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn't want outsiders to see.
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
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