News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in December 2013
Regulating Killer Robots On The Battlefield
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Human rights groups want to ban autonomous weapons.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Bill Seeks To Clean Telehealth State Regulations Mess
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Telehealth regulations differ in each of the 50 states, inhibiting use of technology to treat patients, say proposed law's sponsors.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Delta CEO: No Voice Calls On Our Planes
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Passengers on Delta Airlines will not be able to make voice calls, even if the FCC allows it.
IBM: City Analytics Is Key Trend
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
IBM's annual list of the top 5 innovative technologies includes smart cities, and it's not just hype.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
6 Robots To Inspire Google
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
Google just bought military-grade robotics company Boston Dynamics. Check out their robots and others competing in the next DARPA challenge.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Smartphones On A Plane: DoT Weighs In
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
FCC plans to review ban on airline voice calls, but Department of Transportation may enact its own ban, "for the sake of fliers' sanity."
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Make The Skies Friendlier For Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
It's time to let passengers use their mobile phones as they and the airlines see fit. The FCC is on board.
Are Legacy Systems Keeping You Prisoner?
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Does your organization depend on a decades-old IT infrastructure? Here are some strategies for breaking out of outdated systems that are too risky to leave in place.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
10 Jobs Destined For Robots
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
The machines are coming for some of our jobs. Be afraid or welcome our new robot overlords, as you prefer.
NASA Mars MAVEN Mission: 5 Facts
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
How did Mars lose its atmosphere? NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, now en route to the Red Planet, aims to find out.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
DARPA Cyber Defense Challenge: $2 Million Prize
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Are You A Mobile Blocker Or Enabler?
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
When working remotely, viewing content is great, but teams also need to change documents, share updates, and kick off downstream tasks. Access-only mode doesn't cut it anymore.
What Windows 8 Needs Now
Commentary  |  12/7/2013  | 
A game made Windows 3.1 users fall in love with the mouse. Now Windows 8 needs a game as satisfying as solitaire.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Amazon Prime Goes Drone
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Amazon Prime Air would deliver packages up to five pounds, but it's far from clear that drones would be safe and welcome in urban areas.


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