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Hyper-Inflated Tech Stats Grow 217% Crazier
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
The tech industry is rife with over-the-top, groundless predictions and estimates. Try these on for size.
Chromebooks Ready For Enterprises, Forrester Says
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Businesses that dismissed Google Chromebooks should now reconsider the devices, Forrester report concludes. Forrester CEO George Colony had a different view in 2011.
7 Top Career Paths After IT
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
IT professionals looking to transition to new careers have skills that particularly suit certain roles. Consider this expert advice.
Apple iOS Fingerprint Scanner Has Security Limits
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Thumb-scan authentication for your smartphone might sound sexy, but bypasses remain all too easy.
Gartner Tells Outsourcers: Embrace Cloud Or Die
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Service providers must adopt public cloud now or risk being left behind in a rapidly growing market, says study.
Microsoft Releases Office Mobile For Android Smartphones
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Release of Office Mobile for Android sends clear message: Microsoft will use iOS and Android to fuel Office 365 subscriptions while keeping Windows 8 protected.
Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
NYC's Mouse Corps Gives Students Tech Design Boost
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
High school program introduces students to a prized combination of technology, engineering and design skills.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
Google's Photo Sphere Community Wants You
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Google seeks photographic contributions to feed its new Views community website and improve its Maps service.
Doctor Profile Data Exchange In Works
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Data Commons hopes to make complete info about physicians, from name and address to specialty certifications, available through one online hub.
Facebook Launches Mobile Game Publishing Program
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
By partnering with Facebook and trading away some revenue, game developers can benefit from promotional assistance.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park.
6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data
Commentary  |  7/30/2013  | 
Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust.
Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Promising Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Space agency's early moves into cloud were poorly managed, may have exposed the organization to risk, inspector general reports.
Banks Struggle To Get ATMs Off Windows XP
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Most ATMS still run on Windows XP, according to one industry estimate. With less than nine months until Microsoft stops supporting the OS, a credit union exec explains why upgrading is so painful for financial institutions.
Mobile Health Market To Reach $26B By 2017
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
mHealth market will grow by 61% due to sales of mobile monitoring devices and integration with mainstream medicine.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Lifecycle
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Enterprises are eager to develop mobile apps, but lack skills and cohesive deployment plans. It's time to take a full life-cycle approach.
Scam Android Apps Plague Google Play
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Victims get hit with a bill of more than $3,000 -- and given just three days to pay -- for what's labeled as an annual subscription fee to an online adult video site.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Ayasdi Analyzes Shape Of Big Data
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Startup melds rarefied mathematics discipline of topological analysis with machine learning techniques to glean insights from huge data sets.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
Slideshows  |  7/26/2013  | 
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Why You Need To Rethink Your IT Job
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
As new technologies change behavior, IT pros must attain new skills or risk being ignored.
NASA Satellite Reveals New View Of Sun
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
IRIS satellite captures never-before-seen details of the sun, enabling scientists to better understand its effect on Earth.
Hospitals Struggle With EHRs For Quality Reporting, AHA Says
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
AHA report details problems hospitals encountered with EHRs in MU stage 1, recommends policy changes to address them.
Feds Move To Open Source Databases Pressures Oracle
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Cost-conscious federal agencies move to open source choices, pressuring Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase to refine products, licensing agreements.
Apple Dominates Consumer Brands Poll
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Apple wins brand of the year from U.S. consumers in Harris Interactive poll's smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
Samsung Leads Smartphone Market
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Samsung reported record profits during its most recent quarter, thanks in part to strong sales of the Galaxy S4.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Lawmakers Grill Federal CIO On Data Center Figures
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
House subcommittee hammers Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel on how federal data center tally suddenly doubled.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
Brave Tales From The SysAdmin Trenches
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Comedy. Tragedy. PEBCAK. Systems administrators know them all -- as evidenced by these tales from IT pros recognized on National SysAdmin Day.
Can Michael Dell's New Offer Sway Investors?
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Dell CEO delayed a shareholder vote on his buyout plan for the second time. He's betting his new and allegedly final offer will secure victory.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
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