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IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
10 Robots Changing The World
Slideshows  |  10/15/2014  | 
Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Flight Attendants Want Mobile Device Ban Reinstated
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Largest union of flight attendants sues FAA, seeks reinstatement of ban against the use of smartphones and tablets during takeoffs and landings.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Salesforce.com Unveils Wave Analytics Cloud
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com enters $38 billion analytics market with a NoSQL-based platform that puts five-button data-analysis basics on smartphones.
Pink Architecture: New Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Want success with enterprise architecture? Maybe you need a woman's touch.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Forrester Names Top API Management Vendors
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
As APIs become the foundation of the digital economy, CA, SOA Software, and Apigee head the list of API management system vendors, according to Forrester Research.
Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
Internet Of Things Needs Government Support
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
The US risks being left behind as other countries invest in ubiquitous computing. Here's a seven-point framework to bolster the US's support of IoT technologies.
Immigration Agency App Targets Child Predators
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Android and Spanish-language versions of Operation Predator, a mobile app the public can use to help the agency catch child predators.
Homeland Security Funds Software Security Initiative
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
The DHS contributes $23.5 million toward the Software Assurance Market Place to enable software developers to test open source programs and improve software analysis tools.
Government IT's Next Step: Digital Investment
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
A tight but effective IT budget creates opportunities for new investments in digital government, say government IT leaders at Gartner Symposium.
Print Your Own Touchscreen
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
PrintScreen enables anyone to design and print ultra-thin touch-screens for mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing applications.
Navy Tests Swarming Autonomous Boats
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Navy sees "robot boats" as a way to better protect service members, improve defense capabilities, and cut costs.
A Drone To Watch Over Me
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The Nixie wearable drone aims to turn selfies to stalkies.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
Digital Business Side Effect: Income Disparity
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At Gartner Symposium, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson praises tech advancements such as self-driving cars, but says the real challenge is to make the digital economy translate into wider prosperity.
HP Plans Split Into 2 Separate Businesses
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Hewlett-Packard will split PC and printer businesses off from enterprise hardware, software, and services. Whitman to lead enterprise unit.
Marriott Pays $600,000 For Jamming WiFi Hotspots
News  |  10/4/2014  | 
Marriott International has agreed to settle an FCC complaint regarding blockage of guests' WiFi hotspots.
DoD May Invite Cloud Vendors Into Govt. Data Centers
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
In an effort to tap commercial cloud technology without sacrificing security or control, the Department of Defense considers two potential models.
FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
Oracle: SQL Best For Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Oracle admits there's a place for Hadoop and NoSQL, but it's sticking with its relational-database-centric view of big data opportunity.
Businesses Gain From Internet Fast Lanes
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Don't socialize the Internet; embrace pay-to-play.
SEC CIO Grows Tech In Leaps & Bounds
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
CIO Tom Bayer has helped Securities and Exchange Commission improve its systems to better monitor today's electronic markets.
Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
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