Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Don't Give Up On APM Just Yet
Application performance management tools are declining in popularity with IT managers, even as application work gets harder. Here's advice on how to keep up with performance demands.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Telehealth To Grow Six-Fold By 2017
Remote patient monitoring will ramp up worldwide, largely driven by U.S hospitals working to reduce readmissions and avoid Medicare penalties, says InMedica study.
France Considers Tax On Data Mining
Europeans, tired of U.S. tech companies profiting off their personal data without paying local taxes, look for new ways to generate income from Amazon, Google and the like.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
4 Ways To Prevent 'Cloud Sprawl'
Lured by easy-to-install cloud applications, individual business departments are deploying their own clouds and causing chaos for CIOs.
What PC Makers Must Do Now
PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal.