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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.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
Google Inbox Won't Fix CYA
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Google Enhances Android Wear
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Google's first major update to its Android Wear platform helps devices rely less on smartphones.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Slideshows  |  10/24/2014  | 
Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
No Google Inbox Invitation? Try These Instead
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
If you're tired of the same old mobile email experience, there are plenty of apps in the sea.
Google Inbox: 5 Things To Know
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox. Here's a peek inside the invitation-only app, plus tips for using it.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
CenturyLink Plans Cloud Center For Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
CenturyLink will open cloud development center in Bellevue, Wash., to attract enterprise application developers.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
Direct-Satellite Internet Makes Gains
Slideshows  |  10/23/2014  | 
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
Throwback Thursday: Kaypro II Stole My Heart
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
You never forget your first PC -- especially when it weighs 29 pounds and boasts a jaw-dropping 64 KB of RAM.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
Apple's Mac Surge: 4 Observations
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
7 Ways To Be A Great Developer, Offsite
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Working remotely requires special discipline and unique habits. Learn them to really contribute to the project.
Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
Slideshows  |  10/22/2014  | 
From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
iPad Air 2: Biggest Weakness
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Apple's latest iPad is an impressive device, but it can't be everything to every user.
Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
iPhones Dominate Apple Results
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Apple posts strong Q4 earnings thanks to strong iPhone sales. Meanwhile, iPads continue to decline.
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
Feds Strengthen Identity Protection
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
President Obama signs executive order directing agencies to move to multi-factor authentication for transactions with citizens.
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Wearables At Work: 7 Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  10/21/2014  | 
Wearables are great, but what good would Google Glass or the Galaxy Gear be without useful apps? Here's a sampling of the latest business apps for wearables.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
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