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Hubble Telescope: 25 Years Of Stunning Images
Slideshows  |  4/22/2015  | 
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th year in low-Earth orbit, InformationWeek has taken a selection of some of the craft's most stunning and awe-inspiring photos, which explore the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond -- pictures that truly define the phrase "out of this world."
10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
Slideshows  |  4/20/2015  | 
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
Space X, Hubble, Coffee: The Cost Of Doing Business In Space
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US.
Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Stop Bashing IT Operations
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Without great ops, you have no credibility for innovation efforts.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs Or Ensure Survival Of The Fittest?
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
As the debate over H-1Bs looks like it's starting again, it's worth thinking about what the pros and cons of the system are, and what the influx of workers from overseas really means for the US tech economy.
Net Neutrality Rules Will Survive, FCC Chairman Says
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
In a speech at the Moritz College of Law, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that new net neutrality laws would hold up to court challenges brought by telecoms, carriers, and their representatives.
FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
The FTC is pushing back against reports that it gave Google favorable treatment due to the search engine giant's lobbying prowess. Google is also facing more scrutiny in Europe.
White House TechHire Initiative: Calling All Coders
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
The White House TechHire Initiative looks to local code schools as models for tech skills development.
FCC Chief At MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the FCC's order that upholds net neutrality.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
FCC Net Neutrality Push Rattles AT&T, Verizon
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators aren't happy with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, and they were quick to threaten legal action.
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
Interop Radio: Innovating From The CIO's Office
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 3, when we welcome Jonathan Feldman, CIO of Asheville, NC, to Interop Radio.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015  | 
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
CES 2015: FCC's Wheeler Stirs Net Neutrality Pot
News  |  1/8/2015  | 
Agency chairman hints at plans to side with Obama, reclassify broadband as a utility.
Stop Hamstringing Online Innovators
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
The case of Zenefits in Utah shows what's at stake when regulators go too far in the name of competitive "fairness."
Privacy By Design: Protect User Data From 'Get-Go'
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
International effort seeks to bake in consumer privacy options.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
Consumerization Of Government Services Starts With Case Management
Commentary  |  12/30/2014  | 
Use a case-centric approach to transform government services into the kind of digital experience citizens expect.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014  | 
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Beware The Perils Of Counteroffers
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Is finding a new job among your resolutions for 2015? Once you have an offer, you need to go -- even if your employer begs you to stay. Here's why.
2014 In Space: 11 Major Achievements
Slideshows  |  12/8/2014  | 
Comets and capsules grabbed top headlines, but robots racked up some firsts, the commercialization of space saw advances and setbacks, and the US prepared to resume manned space launches.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
Public Safety Communications: Time For Convergence
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
First responders need a better blend of reliability and multimedia capability. Until a dedicated 4G network is implemented, a blend of networks, devices, and applications should drive future procurements.
ICD-10 Delay Again? Don't Do It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Congress is once again toying with the notion of pushing back the new diagnostic coding requirement.
3D Printing: To The Space Station And Beyond
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Additive technology, or 3D printing, shows great promise in manufacturing products for use in space.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Who Is Your Industry's Digital Master?
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
If you think digital transformation is only happening in a few hip industries, you're already getting left behind.
CIO Checklist: Ready For The Disrupted, Digital World?
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
IT leaders can take these steps today to stay relevant. Just don't confuse "checklist" with a simple fix.
Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
Learn More. Pay Less. Make Government Work.
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Optimize learning tools to increase employee engagement and organizational efficiency.
Retired NASA CIO: Working Harder Than Ever
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Retired from government service, Linda Cureton is putting long hours into a consulting business (but also envisioning a "real" retirement someday).
USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy?
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
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