News & Commentary
posted in March 2012
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FBI, Army Tap Epic Games For Training Simulations
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Jive Builds A Better Intranet, Bolsters Gamification
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
New Social Intranet Solution and Gamification products expand the collaboration and team incentive capabilities of Jive Social Business Platform.
Is That Healthcare Website Making You Sick?
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Many healthcare websites provide valuable information that can help prepare you for the next doctor's visit. But some serve up misinformation that just might land you in the hospital. Here's how to tell the difference.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
CIO Profiles: James Knight Of Chubb
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Chubb's tech chief is helping to shake up the way the insurer measures IT effectiveness.
IT Decisions Hang On Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of healthcare reform legislation could influence the direction of health IT.
Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Internet Tool Helps Choose A Writing Collaborator
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Is your writing style compatible with your proposed collaborator's? Use Textalyser first and learn to avoid wordy, boring blowhards like Marcel Proust.
Some States Slow To Pay Medicaid EHR Incentives
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some are making strong efforts to spread health IT, but a dozen are not yet paying providers for EHR adoption.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
India Lodges Complaint Over H-1B Visa Rejections
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says.
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
NASA To Auction Off Patent Portfolios
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Apple Calls iPad Battery Behavior 'Great Feature'
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Older patients aked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
Agriculture Dept. Eyes Cloud For Geospatial Imagery
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
Is Wall Street Losing Its IT Career Luster?
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Bonus freezes. Public resignations. Perhaps it's not surprising that Wall Street IT execs are jumping to Silicon Valley start-ups, consulting firms, and technology providers.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Lytro: The Next Big Thing In Photography
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Light field photography can eliminate the biggest problem photographers have: out-of-focus pictures. Don't toss your digital camera just yet, though. Although a major breakthrough, the Lytro is far from perfect.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Interoperability Nirvana Nowhere In Sight
Commentary  |  3/27/2012  | 
Despite attempts to find a common standard for healthcare data communications, it still feels like the Tower of Babel.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
Walgreens' Facebook Site Adds Health Advice
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Sharecare, made famous by Dr. Oz, now available via Walgreens' Facebook page.
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Dear FTC: Privacy Power Trumps Privacy Rules
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
As it tackles consumer data privacy, the FTC needs to think less about limiting what companies can do, and more about empowering consumers themselves.
Parlez-Vous CIA? Agency Website Speaks 5 Languages
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
CIA.gov now available in Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Adoption of mobile unified communications technologies is happening faster in the consumer market than the enterprise. Here's why.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Google Ordered To Delete Defamatory Autocompletions
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
FTC Calls For Data Privacy Laws
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Federal Trade Commission requests legislation on privacy and data brokers and continues to push for a Do Not Track program.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Security Frameworks: A Journey or a Destination?
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
A viable cloud security framework, on the surface, it seems pretty basic and should mirror whatever security framework(s) your company has built around your legacy business systems.
Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
The Hive Mind And Enterprise Social Networks
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Can social media help unlock your business's inherent cultural knowledge?
Nokia's Flagship Windows Phone Ships April 8
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Lumia 900 Windows Phone is essential to Nokia's alliance with Microsoft.
Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
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