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Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Facebook Click-Bait Crackdown, Explained
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
You'll never believe what happens next! Facebook imposes new content standards for businesses that use click-bait tactics.
National Health Database: Good Medicine Or Privacy Nightmare?
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
State health information exchanges could eventually pool patient data into a vast national database, but privacy advocates have significant concerns.
Verizon VoLTE, HD Voice Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Verizon says its new Voice over LTE service will offer 4G customers better voice quality and instant video chats.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
10 Ways To Strengthen Healthcare Security
Slideshows  |  8/26/2014  | 
As recent hacks show, keeping a healthcare organization safe from security threats takes planning, technical expertise, and business knowledge. Has your team taken these 10 steps?
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Patient Portals: Strategies For Engaging Users
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
To qualify for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, 5% of your patients must access their own medical records. Here's how to make sure that happens.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Mobile Health Apps Have Role In Ebola Crisis
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Mobile health apps could play a bigger role than they have to date in speeding the response to a global health crisis.
When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
Does eBay Fit In Instant Gratification Economy?
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
What's left for a company that matched the perfect item with a faraway buyer now that consumers are demanding it here and now?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
Samsung, LG Tease New Hardware
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
The next few weeks will see a number of new smartphones and wearable devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, and others.
VMware Debuts EVO: RAIL
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware's EVO: RAIL serves as a small, flexible building block to simplify and streamline creation and deployment of virtualized environments, private clouds.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
Android Flaw Might Also Affect iOS, Windows
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
Windows Phone: More High-End Devices Coming Soon
News  |  8/23/2014  | 
As Windows Phone loses market share, Microsoft exec says HTC One (M8) and other new flagship devices could bolster demand.
Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Oracle first sued Oregon, and now the state responds with lawsuit claiming the company's "shoddy" performance is to blame for health insurance exchange website debacle.
Instagram Adds Analytics For Businesses
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instagram will launch a new suite of advertising tools to give businesses more insight into how their campaigns perform.
US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
3 Steps To Survive The IoT Wild, Wild West
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Before you charge into the Internet of Things, focus on these policy and infrastructure considerations.
Will iPhone 6 Production Problems Hurt Availability?
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Last-minute changes to the display have manufacturers scampering to meet quotas. We've heard this story before.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
Geekend: Want To Be Smarter? Draw, Sing, Teach
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Three new studies offer advice that can help us in the workplace.
Public Sector IT Compliance The Private Sector Way
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to mimic private-sector accountability practices. Compliance will require private sector discipline.
ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
New York IT Salaries Top The Charts
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
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