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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2013
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Google Debuts Nexus 5 With LTE And KitKat
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Google's Nexus 5 smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and starts at $349.
FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Federal Aviation Administration no longer sees mobile devices as threat to air safety.
EHealth To Obama: We Can Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Obama Administration response to online health insurance site is cool, but proposal reveals backup possibility. EHealth offers to help Covered California, too.
How Will You Manage Your Digital Self?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
You can't keep track of all the digital content you generate. In the next five years, expect vendors to come to the rescue with digital-self services.
Google+ Enhances Hangouts, Photo Tools
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Google+ Hangouts adds location sharing, and photos and videos get slick new editing tools.
Innovation Stalled? Bad Culture Defeats Good Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Your project managers' focus on meeting budgets and deadlines may be the root of your innovation stagnation. Here's how to change that culture.
iPhone 5s Battery Issues Confirmed; iPad Air Praised
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple confirmed a small number of iPhones 5s units have defective batteries, but the iPad Air has scored impressive reviews ahead of its release.
Cloud Deployment Debate: Bake Or Bootstrap?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
Motorola's Project Ara Promotes Modular Smartphones
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google's Motorola Project Ara envisions mobile phones as customizable components that can be snapped together like Lego blocks. But can flexibility beat slick smartphone design?
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
Cisco Launches Business Unit For Internet Of Things
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
In show of commitment to Internet of Things, Cisco forms group focused on advancing technologies ranging from more secure power plants to driverless cars.
IoT Supporters Envision A Trillion-Sensor World
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
The organizer of the Trillion Sensor Summit is one of many executives trying to both accelerate and get ahead of the Internet of Things.
Will HealthCare.gov Mess Spur Procurement Reform?
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Review and overhaul of government IT purchasing procedures needed, trade association expert says.
CareCloud Books Appointment With ZocDoc
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloud practice management and EHR service connects with the consumer-friendly appointment booking service, part of broader platform strategy.
How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
Instead of focusing just on containing costs, consider what objectives and value your company is trying to deliver.
Facebook Ads Fail Marketers: Report
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Facebook's emphasis on static instead of social ads is not working for marketers, who rank Facebook last in business value, says Forrester Research.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Improve, But Samsung Leads
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Q3 earnings reports show Samsung holding its strong lead in the smartphone market, followed by Apple. Meanwhile, Nokia shows new signs of life.
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The federal government has been an early adopter of mobile technology but now it is time to take it to the next level. These five areas need to be addressed.
Google Smartwatch Nears Production
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google shops manufacturers for its upcoming smartwatch, which will make heavy use of its voice-activated Google Now search feature.
Twitter Two-Factor Lockout: One User's Horror Story
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Is the security payoff from using Twitter's two-factor authentication system worth the risk of losing account access?
How To Manage LinkedIn Endorsements
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Ensure you're portrayed accurately on LinkedIn by fine-tuning your endorsements -- and cut down on unnecessary email notifications in the bargain.
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
Google's Mystery Project Won't Float
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
A San Francisco regulator casts doubt on the viability of a waterborne Google store.
LG's Curved Smartphone 'Heals' Itself
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
LG's curved G Flex smartphone resembles a G2 that was put through a wringer.
Nexus 5 Release Date? Only Google Knows
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 leaks continue unabated, but specs and release dates are anything but certain.
DevOps And The Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
New data shows cooperation between developers and operations pays off for companies moving at the speed of today's business. Oh, and practice does makes perfect.
Microsoft Surface Pro Docking Station Arrives Early
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
With Microsoft's docking station -- which hadn't been expected until 2014 -- the Surface Pro can be a three-in-one device: tablet, laptop, desktop.
Private Sector Rides To Rescue Of HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Handful of Web insurance brokers will start enrolling people in HealthCare.gov plans within a month, but backend coding problems could continue to delay completion of policy purchases.
When Smartphones Do Dumb Things
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
Mobile health apps are slowly revolutionizing patient care, but occasionally the revolution takes a left turn into lunacy and feeds a hypochondriac's worst fears.
State Of Servers 2014: Enterprise Providers On Thin Ice
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Incumbent vendors like Dell, HP and IBM are in a precarious position as customers turn to cloud infrastructure providers for compute cycles.
LPTA Contracts Stifle Government Innovation
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
"Lowest price technically acceptable" contracts drive down prices but sacrifice long-term value to meet short-term government savings goals, says study.
Suspicious BBM For Android Reviews Cloud Launch
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
BBM for Android received a large number of positive reviews that contained the exact same text, but BlackBerry denies any involvement.
Native App Vs. Mobile Web: Not A Simple Choice
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Unless your app truly is a special snowflake, think long and hard about adding it to the pile -- lest it get buried.
Apple OS X Mavericks Sees Fast Adoption
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple declares end to expensive operating system upgrades; OS X users appear to appreciate the free software.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
How American Greetings Went Digital
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Here's how the journey from an analog paper company to a state-of-the-art e-commerce company happened.
City Websites: What's Good, What's Not
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
A great city website enhances its brand. Here are some examples of great city portals.
Verizon Unveils Remote Patient Monitoring Platform
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Verizon's Converged Health Management wirelessly transmits data from patients' health monitoring devices to doctors using a HIPAA-secure cloud.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Woz Doesn't Like New iPads
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple's co-founder wasn't wowed by the new tablets, and Microsoft doesn't think they're good enough for mobile professionals.
Samsung Fined For Fake HTC Reviews
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
The good news: Galaxy S4 sales hit 40 million.
High-Power Microservers Target Appliances and the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Both ARM and Intel, the two leading contenders in the microserver architecture competition, are releasing new 64-bit products.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
NASA's Moon Laser Sets Data Speed Record
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer moon mission uses laser communications to send data to earth at 622 Mbps -- six times faster than standard radio waves.
HealthTap Lets You Ask The Doctor
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
HealthTap allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide.
How To Stop Data Copy Sprawl
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
A shotgun approach to backups can lead to copy sprawl -- and weakened security should you ever need to identify the latest data to restore after a loss.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Apple's New iPads: Pros And Cons
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's new iPads are impressive, but there's plenty of potential for next year's models. Here's what we like and don't like about the iPad Air and new Mini.
America's Investment Crisis
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Why cutting back on IT and other capital spending is disastrous for U.S. business and the country.
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