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posted in February 2013
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Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Federal CIO Q&A: Security, Sequestration And More
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Biggest challenge in realizing agile, efficient government IT continues to be the required cultural change, says Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
Mozilla Firefox OS Ignites Carrier Rebellion
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
At least 18 mobile operators are planning to offer Firefox OS mobile phones.
How Sequestration Could Hit NASA Projects
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Across-the-board budget cuts due to hit March 1, if Congress doesn't make a budget deal, could quickly impact NASA's technology work.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
France Unveils $27 Billion Broadband Plan
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
France sets out ambitious national plan to wire the country by 2017 -- with the help of local government and industry this time.
FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Mozilla says that 'Content Is King' and 'The Web Is The Platform'. This strategy is an old and failed one. Apple briefly, and insincerely, tried it. The whole history of personal computing, let along the history of mobile devices, shows that he who takes maximum advantage of the capabilities of the platform wins the market.
Are You A Data Hoarder?
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Big data craze inspires some IT managers to save every possible bit of data. Bad idea, says an industry practitioner's group.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
Big Data's New Buzzword: Datafication
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Much like no serious business can run without electricity, few businesses today can run without data, or being "datafied."
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
4 IT Leadership Failures That Make Employees Leave
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
When it comes to creating IT job satisfaction, it's not what CIOs and other IT leaders say. It's what they do.
Samsung Bets Big On Knox BYOD Technology
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dominant Android player Samsung promises IT-centric and end-user friendly ways to make devices safe and manageable.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphone On Launchpad
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung is expected to announced its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, in New York City on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tablet: iPad Mini Rival
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a smaller tablet that offers all the same stylus-based features of its larger cousin.
HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
HP's first Android tablet, the $169 HP Slate, delivers a price consumers will like, but skimps on display and processor.
Android For Google Nexus UI Re-Imagined
News  |  2/23/2013  | 
For Android enthusiasts Paranoid Android is a cool re-interpretation / customization of the Android 4.2.X OS. But, the complexity of the install, as well as the requirement to root the device will likely deter many people from using Paranoid Android 3, which is a shame. It's a well thought-out, extremely stable, clever modification to the stock UI. With the addition of the PIE feature in version 3 it gives Android 4.2.X some serious competition.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
Rackspace Cuts Network Bandwidth, Storage Prices
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Rackspace aligns its cloud storage prices closer to Amazon Web Services and Google, while claiming no "hidden" charges.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Hands-On Review
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Aspiring to be more than just a browser-in-a-box, the Chromebook Pixel shows that Google can deliver head-turning technology.
Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2013  | 
From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
Big Data Knows When Your Home Will Sell
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Target Data uses predictive modeling to forecast if a home is likely to sell within the next 30, 60 or 90 days. It says it's right 80% of the time.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
Google Drive Third-Party Apps: An Introduction
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
The ability to install third party Google Drive apps only requires a supported browser and access to the Internet. This has the potential to be a truly disruptive technology for desktop platform ecosystems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, problems with the basic function of actually saving data to Google Drive by third party apps need to be addressed before widespread adoption is possible.
LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Love them or hate them, you can't just ignore LinkedIn Endorsements. Here's expert advice on how to deal with social's new head-scratcher.
Health IT Proves Economic Mettle, Research Says
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Electronic health records and medication and disease management systems offer the most ROI, research review finds.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
Kareo Launches Free EHR Based On Epocrates Technology
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Practice management services vendor Kareo bought intellectual property, hired CMIO before Epocrates agreed to takeover by Athenahealth.
What Won't Kill BlackBerry? Instagram Flap
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Apps are essential for smartphone and tablet ecosystems -- but lack of a single app won't make or break any platform.
Mobile World Congress 2013: What We Want
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Mobile World Congress 2013 will feature glitzy new hardware and exciting apps. But what I really want to see is technology to keep the wireless data network humming.
You Will Subscribe To, Not Buy Software
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Especially in a BYOD environment, software subscriptions have a lot going for them, but many just don't like the idea of paying for software and not owning it. The recent revelation that Office 2013, at least in some cases, will come locked to a specific computer, much as OEM Windows does, shows how the subscription model is coming whether we like it or not. Here's what we think.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
HP CEO Dismisses Break-Up Talk
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
While sharing dismal Q1 results, HP CEO Meg Whitman says HP will not sell its enterprise services or PC unit; projects return to growth in 2014.
MLB.TV Just Charged Your Credit Card
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Are you an MLB.TV subscriber? In past years they have always asked you to renew. Not anymore. Check your credit card.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.
Government IT Pros See Savings, Challenges In Big Data
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data may cut budgets, fight crime, cure diseases and personalize services, say federal and state IT officials in TechAmerica/SAP survey.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
Big Data's Opportunities, Responsibilities For Education
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's CTO for U.S. Education outlines what he believes technology companies must do to protect students.
Mobile World Congress 2013: 9 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
At Mobile World Congress 2013, we expect cool new smartphones, tablets and phablets. Check out some of the most interesting gadgets on tap.
U.K. Public Sector's Top Security Worries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Reputational damage, financial consequences and compliance failure are U.K. companies' main security worries, study says.
Google Launches Touchscreen Chromebook Called Pixel
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Google Chromebooks, once sold as secondary computers, seek a spot in the limelight by challenging Apple on design and features.
BlackBerry 10: More Analysts Cut Expectations
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
BlackBerry's Z10 smartphone may not do as well as originally expected, several analysts say after reviewing early sales figures.
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