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FCC In-Flight Cellphone Ban: Fight's On
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Lobbyists and legislators urge the FCC not to reverse its 23-year-old ban on using cellphones during airline flight.
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014  | 
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014  | 
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
SAP Improves Prediction With Big Data, Geospatial Analysis
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
SAP InfiniteInsight brings Hadoop and location data into predictive models. BusinessObjects ties data-integrity knot with SAP Lumira.
Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
3 Reasons Government Must Invest In Mobile Software
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Government needs apps that meet regulatory requirements, as well as the needs of its workers.
City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
Apple Watch: Useless Beauty, Brilliant Engineering
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Apple's entry into the wearable market both disappoints and delights. But the Apple watch will breathe life into the entire wearable industry.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Blinders For Google Glass
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
IoT, Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
Accenture Wins $53 Million Army ERP Contract
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Accenture Federal Services will continue to refine the consolidated financial planning system.
LA Moves To Drupal To Improve Website Management
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Los Angeles will move its 40 sites to the open platform and add features such as user notifications, subscriptions, and event registration.
Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Agency uses mobile apps and other initiatives to connect veterans and clinicians to medical services and data.
Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
Your Next Cloud Move
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
Apple iPhone:12 Pivotal Moments
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of current laws.
NASA Cloud Migration Saves Millions
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
NASA moves nasa.gov and engineering apps to Amazon Web Services and open source software, transforming space agency's infrastructure.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home -- and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
Apple Supplier Accused Of Labor Exploitation
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Apple maintains it's committed to improving labor conditions at its suppliers and says it has been making progress.
White House Pulls New CTO From Google
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Megan Smith, known for her work with Google's advanced technology exploration arm, replaces Todd Park as CTO. Job one: federal tech innovation.
Cyber Security Education: Remove The Limits
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Highly technical and high-level strategic education must come together to achieve cyber security goals.
Why The Industrial IoT Must Be Mobile
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things demands reliable connectivity, yet standards are up in the air. Here's what that means for your strategy.
Digital Disruption Uber-Style Is Never Pretty
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
The legal and regulatory backlash that ride-sharing company Uber faces in Germany will play out across many more industries.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
Workday Steps Up To Real-Time Reporting
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Workday Composite Reporting feature takes advantage of in-memory computing. App updates support financial services companies.
Box Reshapes Itself As Platform
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
To survive the cloud storage wars, Box has reshaped itself as a platform.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
NASA Mars App Redefines 'Mission Creep'
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
As a planned six-month Mars rover mission has stretched into a decade, the Analyst's Notebook app has morphed to manage the increasing amount of data generated.
Secure The Core: Advice For Agencies Under Attack
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
When facing state-sponsored attacks, perimeter security is never enough.
Google Enterprise Rebranded 'Google For Work'
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Name change aims to better reflect Google's business customers and shift focus from the term 'enterprise.'
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
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