News & Commentary
Content tagged with Government posted in November 2013
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Healthcare IT Leadership: Boiling The Frog
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Is the job of the CIO becoming an impossible one?
Information Sharing: Applying What We’ve Learned Since 9/11
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
The National Strategy for Information Sharing builds on the lessons learned since the 2001 terrorist attacks, but more needs to be done.
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Mass Analysis Of Satellite Images Aid Philippine Disaster Relief
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe serves up satellite imagery to crowd community to analyze Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
Big Government Software Projects: 11 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Think you have political battles and scope-creep issues? Here's how one IT leader developed a large-scale information system in the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
5 Big Data Myths, Busted
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Be right, not fast. Think business, not IT. Don't worry about dirty data. A big data guru shares contrarian advice about the worst whoppers.
Amazon's CIA Win Hurt More Than IBM's Pride
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
By winning a $600 million CIA contract, Amazon Web Services has positioned itself as equal to IBM in building secure systems and superior in large-scale, elastic systems.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
NASA Launches Next Mission To Mars
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
Why Agile Development Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
To maintain development speed and flexibility, companies should consider an API-centric architecture and cloud-centric deployment.
NASA, Amazon Launch Earth Data Repository
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
NASA has uploaded terabytes of earth-science satellite data to Amazon Web Services, with more to come, to aid researchers and developers.
Big Data Terminology Mess Needs Cleanup
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Big data needs a coherent and unified vocabulary of terms -- or we can't share solutions to problems across disciplines.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round 2
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
The White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics, and more.
Sloppy Handling Of Patient Data Always A Danger
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Stealing America’s Future
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
US companies lose about $300 billion a year to cyberespionage and intellectual property theft. We need a concerted effort to stop it.
5 Deadly Sins Of Email Writing
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Think the world revolves around you? Still refuse to write Twitter-style? No wonder colleagues ignore your emails.
5 Top Social Media Trends For 2014
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
What's next in the realm of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and social business? See if you agree with our experts.
APIs: Why You Need A Strategy Now
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
As software eclipses hardware, it's dawning on enterprises that they need API programs. Here's where to begin.
Cloud Plus On-Premises: ERP's Winning Combo
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Two-tiered ERP helped create expanded revenues for Williams Sonoma and Shaw's Carpets.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
Cloud ERP: Examine 4 Factors Before Choosing
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Can new "cloud" ERP options from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Infor be compared to SaaS offerings? These four attributes must be questioned.
Why The CDO May Steal The CIO's Lunch
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Bad news, CIOs: Businesses continue to hire chief digital officers and chief data officers to solve two imperatives: creating new value from data and managing data risk. Beware this power shift.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
Microsoft Pins Azure Slowdown On Cloud Software Fault
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Microsoft Azure GM Mike Neil explains the Oct. 29-30 slowdown and the reason behind the widespread failure.
Enterprise Social Graph For Dummies
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
To make social collaboration work, focus on creating and reinforcing the underlying connections.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
Intel's Mojo Returns
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intel is finally putting together a sensible set of solutions that should bring back marketshare in emerging markets and stave off challenges in its profitable server business.
Data Science Doesn't Belong In Business Schools
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A data science professor argues why data science should sit outside of traditional, siloed university towers -- especially business schools.
How To Break Down The New Cloud Silos
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Business units are creating silos by bypassing IT and using public cloud services. Here's how CIOs can create order.
Don't Forget About Visa Reform
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Visa reforms in the immigration bill will have a different effect on US and Indian firms. Both stand to benefit in the long run.
The Troubling Decline Of IT Security Training
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Can our governments really afford to fall further behind in IT security competence? Recruiting isn’t enough.
10 Top LinkedIn Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  11/15/2013  | 
Follow these best-practices to improve your profile, get noticed by recruiters, and land your next gig.
CIO Leadership Calculus
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
How the mathematics of collaboration can improve CIOs' chances for success leading their organizations and themselves.
Beyond Watson: 3 Techs That Depend On Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Don't think AI is just the stuff of sci-fi. It can pay off for your business.
5 LinkedIn Headaches, Cured
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Tame your LinkedIn endorsements mess, change settings so people won’t guess you're job hunting, and more.
10 Best Business Books Of 2013
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Polish your leadership skills and hone your business know-how with the best books of the year.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
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