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posted in February 2014
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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Chicago, Detroit To Host Manufacturing Tech Hubs
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Obama announces Defense Department-led initiative that aims to boost manufacturing, add jobs.
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
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.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
Healthcare Pros React To Hillary Clinton's HIMSS Speech
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Clinton tells HIMSS conference that it's time to take politics out of healthcare, and many health IT experts in audience agree.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Hillary Clinton: Cooperation, Technology Will Solve Big Healthcare Issues
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Genuine healthcare reform is possible only when all stakeholders leave their blaming, shaming, and ideology at the door, Clinton tells HIMSS conference attendees.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
The New Mobile Enterprise: A Smorgasbord Of Choices
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
As wireless technologies take precedence in the enterprise, WLANs have become complex deployments. Here's a look at the evolving array of wireless options.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
NSA Too Focused On Perimeter Defense, Clarke Says
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
Facebook Ends Email: Beware Forwarding
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Facebook will retire its email address system in March and forward messages to your personal email account. Here's how to turn it off, plus other email settings to check.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
There’s a lot of buzz around how certs aren’t important. I’m calling BS, and here’s why.
NetApp In The Cloud Age: CEO Tom Georgens Q&A
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
NetApp's CEO discusses cloud computing realities, the CIO role, software-defined storage, the Snowden effect, and more.
Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
Government Cybersecurity Guidance Wanted By Private Sector
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nearly 90% of IT leaders worldwide believe government needs to be involved in helping private sector firms set cyber defense strategies, Dell study finds.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
And The Winner Is: Big Data Oscar Picks
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
This year's Best Picture will be 12 Years A Slave, according to Academy Award prognosticators at Farsite. Will big data get it right?
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
The Transformative CIO?
Infographics  |  2/26/2014  | 
Trying to meet today’s business technology needs with yesterday’s IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
The Rise Of The Security Analyst
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
The most sought-after quality in security hiring today is strategic knowledge versus technical know-how, a global workforce study says.
DevOps: The New Outsourcing
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
DevOps will change the way CIOs hire and IT pros thrive. Embrace it or get swept aside.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
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