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CIO's Real Boss: The Customer
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
As customers become more engaged with business through mobile and social, the CIO must help nurture that relationship.
Disconnect Search: Google In Private
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
LG Smart Lamp: Lighting, Meet Smartphones
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Control lighting with your smartphone for security and energy-saving purposes.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Google Makes HTTPS For Gmail Mandatory
News  |  3/22/2014  | 
Google no longer allows Gmail users to turn off HTTPS encryption. The move protects data going between Google's servers and users.
10 Google Glass Myths, Translated
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Google wants to clear up some misperceptions about Glass. We have our own views on the truth.
Buy Your CIO A Gift: 5 Inexpensive Ideas
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Consider these ideas for CIOs who think they have everything. These gifts may just keep on giving.
NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
New disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail the National Security Agency's RETRO system.
Microsoft Study Touts Hybrid Cloud
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Microsoft-sponsored survey of 2,000 IT pros says private, on-premises clouds and private, hosted services represent the hybrid clouds of the future.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Moto 360 Smartwatch: 7 Challenges
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Can Motorola's smartwatch, based Google's Android operating system for wearable devices, succeed where others have failed?
Google Launches Android Wear Developer Preview
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Android developers can now adapt their apps to send information to forthcoming Android smartwatches.
WhatsApp Founder Slams Facebook Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
WhatsApp CEO says rumors that Facebook will change the messaging service's privacy policy are "inaccurate and careless."
Target's Weak Points, Examined
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The Target breach proved once again that in security, technology is the easy part.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
GDC: Hunting Social Whales
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Courting the socially connected can help make games more profitable.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
Windows XP Holdouts: 6 Top Excuses
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft cuts support for Windows XP in less than a month, but millions still use the OS. Are these rationales worth the risk?
Lockheed Martin Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Industrial Defender
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Acquisition of critical infrastructure cyber-security firm gives Lockheed Martin access to commercial markets while offering government customers a fuller suite of services.
NSA Denies Impersonating Facebook To Serve Malware
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks out after Snowden leak suggests NSA server posed as social media site to infect millions of computers with surveillance malware.
Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach.
Google Drive Chops Prices
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Google Drive blows past other online storage services by tripling free space to 15 GB and cutting prices across the board.
Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
Huawei Confirms Dual-OS Android-Windows Smartphone
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Smartphone will let users swap between Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
Windows XP Goes Dark: 5 Things To Expect
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Microsoft customers face Windows XP's end-of-service deadline. How much will you suffer from the lack of support?
H-1B Visa Demand Spike Predicted
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
When the window for new H-1B applications opens on April 1, three IT job categories will lead the charge: software engineering, information security, and big data.
Berners-Lee Seeks Digital Bill Of Rights
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
On the 25th anniversary of his proposal for the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to come to the Web's defense.
Patent Data Missing In Troll Debate
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Congress and the Supreme Court are poised to take action on patent suits, but data to inform ongoing debates is missing, experts say.
Internet in 2025: 5 Intriguing Predictions
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
How will the Web evolve over the next decade? Technology experts weigh in.
iOS 7.1: What's New
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Apple's mobile operating system update squashes a big bug, adds CarPlay, and brings new features to iTunes Radio, Siri, and more.
4 Govt. IT Trends From Mobile World Congress
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
Extra-secure "black" smartphones debut; Samsung's Knox emerges as possible BlackBerry replacement.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Under Fire
News  |  3/8/2014  | 
Privacy advocates file FTC complaint to block Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp, calling it unfair and deceptive.
Feds Move Toward Hardwired Credentials On Mobile Devices
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
NIST proposes ways for mobile-device users to access government networks without requiring smart-card readers.
Smartphone Security: Two Shades Of Black
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Boeing Black and Geeksphone Blackphone both made a splash at Mobile World Congress. Learn about the companies' distinctly different approaches to security.
Security Job #1 For Feds
Infographics  |  3/6/2014  | 
The 2014 InformationWeek Government IT Priorities Survey shows federal IT pros care about security - itís rated as very important by 69% of respondents, 30 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 priority, disaster recovery. Will the upcoming NIST cyber-security framework help manage risk?
Breaking The Cycle Of Legacy IT Investment
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
CEOs and CFOs are often blind to the consequences of failing to modernize aging systems, says former US Air Force CIO William T. Lord.
Microsoft Lets Agencies Test Government-Only Cloud
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Microsoft lets federal agencies take its newly operational Azure for Government for a "shakedown cruise."
Enterprise App Development: A Better Approach
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Consider these four guidelines for enterprise mobile application development in the age of mobile and cloud.
Winning Mobile Strategies: Think Like A Customer
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
What do Uber, Bank of America, and Walgreens have in common? All win over customers with mobile app strategies that acknowledge what's convenient on a phone -- and what isn't.
Feds Grapple With Big Data Vs. Privacy
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Government study focuses on how privacy-enhancing technologies and large-scale analytics will shape the future of big data.
Android Takes Top Tablet OS Crown
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Android's rise presents a threat to Apple in the long term and hurts Microsoft right now.
Big Data Meets Threat Detection
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Security practitioners are getting a lot smarter about using security analytics and big data to identify threats in real-time. But there's a still a lot to learn.
Office 365 Gets Personal
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
Wearables At Work: Hello Big Brother?
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Employers must tread carefully with activity trackers and devices like Google Glass. Wearables could take real-time personal data collection to unnerving new heights.
As Doctors Embrace Tablets, Management Headaches Grow
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, but not all healthcare providers' IT departments have the right tools to manage them.
Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security.
Make BYOD Work: 9 Key Considerations
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Bring-your-own-device can be something to appreciate, not complain about.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
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