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Content posted in December 2013
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8 Data Visualization Methods For Security Pros
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Use data visualization to get the most out of security analytics datasets.
5 Analytics Resolutions For 2014
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Most of us could stand to be a little better and do a little more -- and what a better time to think about how to make that happen than the dawn of a new year?
Supercomputers: New Software Needed
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Next hurdle for high-performance computing is figuring out how to handle unstructured data.
Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.
How To Build A Successful Data Science Team
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Don't try to find one superhuman who does it all. You need three experts: business analyst, machine learning expert, and data engineer, says Lithium Technologies chief scientist.
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Regulating Killer Robots On The Battlefield
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Human rights groups want to ban autonomous weapons.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Why Culture Eats UC Strategies For Lunch
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Too many unified communications implementations focus on technology without considering training, adoption, and -- most importantly -- company culture.
How DigitalGlobe Handles 2 Petabytes Of Satellite Data Yearly
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe's soon-to-be six satellites gather data at a freakish pace -- capturing images of everything from natural disasters to shipping containers in ports.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
My Best IT Moment In 2013
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
An emergency preparedness drill brought out the best in my IT team. What were your best moments?
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
7 Facebook Wishes For 2014
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Facebook botched some changes in 2013, but what will next year bring? Here's our wish list.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
8 Healthcare Startups Catch Fire
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Here's a look at some of the most innovative healthcare startups and health apps featured at the NYeC Digital Health Conference and the Connected Health Symposium.
Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.
U.S. Citizens More Worried About ID Theft Than Privacy
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Despite NSA scare, U.S. voters are five times more concerned about hacking than tracking, CCIA study says.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Hiring For Talent, Not for Tenure, In Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  12/27/2013  | 
Healthcare IT consultant offers an Epic perspective on finding and keeping the right people.
Internet Of Things May Strangle Enterprise Bandwidth
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
The Internet of Things is poised to bring a flood of WAN traffic and new Internet-enabled devices to enterprise WANs. Be sure your corporate network is ready for it.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Healthcare Data Breaches To Surge In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
The healthcare industry will see even bigger breaches of data and patient privacy in 2014, an Experian report says.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
No Holiday Respite For IT Pros
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
A survey of IT professionals shows that many will be on call this holiday season dealing with users' remote network access problems and other IT glitches.
Amazon Boosts High-Speed I/O Instances With SSDs
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services follows Rackspace, Colt, and Digital Ocean in ramping up high I/O servers with solid state disks.
Using NetFlow Data For Robust Network Security
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
NetFlow analytic data can spot dangerous traffic patterns including anomalous "hot-spots" of activity and compromised hosts.
Free The Data: Patients As Consumers
Commentary  |  12/24/2013  | 
Standard APIs are beginning to remove the barriers to effective Personal Health Record systems.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Diagnosis: Insecurity
Infographics  |  12/23/2013  | 
Many healthcare providers still donít get it: They refuse to fully secure protected health information against unauthorized access and authorized users who abuse their privileges.
Deadly Downtime: The Worst Network Outages Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/23/2013  | 
When the network is down, nobody is happy. Take a lesson from these major outages in 2013 so we won't see them repeated in the new year.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? Dumb Question
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
I'm sick of tests claiming that certain traits can make or break an entrepreneur.
China Mobile Agrees To Sell iPhone
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Apple hopes distribution deal with the world's largest mobile network operator will boost its market share in China.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization.
Top 15 Healthcare Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
What did InformationWeek Healthcare readers care about in 2013? Catch up on these popular items.
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