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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in September 2013
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Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Millennials Reshape Companies' Social Media Policies
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Nearly two-thirds of Gen Y workers use a personal device or application for work purposes, says study. Does your company policy address this major shift?
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
HP's Building An SDN App Store
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
HP's looking to foster an SDN ecosystem and take the smartphone model into enterprise software-defined networking with a developers' kit and an app store. But is this an idea ahead of its time?
iPhone 5c's Plastic Case Saves Apple $42
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Plastic iPhone 5c is significantly less costly to build than the aluminum iPhone 5s, says UBS.
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
From iOS 7 to battery life, here's what I have noticed while getting to know Apple's iPhone 5s.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Google Offers Shoppers Same-Day Delivery
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Neo-Luddite idea that automation causes high unemployment rates has been disproved throughout history.
CIOs & Health: Too Sick To Hire?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
What sort of health problems can companies accept and manage in a CIO or other employee, and which are insurmountable?
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
Can We Ever Trust Cloud Encryption?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
One consequence of the Snowden affair is a renewed interest in encrypting public cloud data. Governments and vendors are in on the act.
T-Mobile Stores Drop BlackBerry
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
News comes as questions rise about Fairfax's ability to finance its planned purchase of BlackBerry.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Breaks Tablet Ground
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
Samsung Unveils Gold Galaxy S4: Apple Envy?
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Apple struck gold with its sold-out "champagne"-colored iPhone and Samsung wants in on the action.
Samsung Plans Smartphone With Curved Screen
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Looking to innovate in the competitive smartphone market, Samsung will introduce a smartphone with a curved screen next month.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Breakthrough Telescope Camera Sees More Star Detail
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
New instrument installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile serves astronomers studying earliest phases of star formation.
Patient Portals Bloom Under Meaningful Use
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
But most portals still have long way to go in fully meeting patient needs as required by law, according to KLAS survey.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
$649 iPhone 5s Costs Apple $199
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Teardown data from IHS shows Apple spends similar amounts to manufacture iPhone 5s and 5c.
10 Epic iOS 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Ready to get productive with Apple iOS 7? Check out this advice regarding its new features.
Can BlackBerry Be Saved By Fairfax Buy?
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Fairfax Financial offers $4.7 billion in a bid to take BlackBerry private. What can Fairfax really accomplish here?
Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
Device Interoperability Effort Seeks Hospital Leaders
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Center for Medical Interoperability, funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, aims to solve incompatibilities between medical devices and health IT systems.
FDA Reveals Final Mobile Health App Guidelines
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Agency's tiered approach puts regulatory emphasis on high-risk apps.
Apple TV Update Withdrawn After Complaints
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Customers complain after an Apple TV software update fails to function properly.
Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Anonymity might be the only path to building community in an age of corporate brand preservation.
BlackBerry Messenger For Android, iOS Stalled
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
BlackBerry withdraws Messenger for Android and iOS devices after unofficial version leaked over the weekend and messed up rollout plans.
Apple iPhone, iOS 7 Set Record Wins
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple sells nine million new iPhones in first weekend; 200 million older devices updated to iOS 7.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
10 iOS 7 Features You'll Want
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system update is free but it's worth a lot more if you care about a good user experience.
Google Wallet Arrives For iOS
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
iOS version of Google Wallet could spur acceptance of Google's poorly received electronic payment service.
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