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Just Let Me Code!
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
HP Invests $50M In Hortonworks: Hadoop Bet
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
HP joins Intel, Google Capital in investing big on Hadoop, taking a stake in Hortonworks while deepening integrations with its platform.
Sprint To Push Google Apps For Business
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
In bid to win enterprise customers, Sprint offers Google Apps for Business.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
VMware Reports Solid Quarter, Bookings Jump 24%
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Revenue came in at the high end of expectations, though expanded product line "will take time to ramp."
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
IT Leaders, You're The Cavemen Who Survived
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
The ability to spot an anomaly in hundreds of lines of code isn't all that different from Neanderthal man picking out the weakest wooly mammoth -- and don't let anyone tell you different.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
Docker Acquires DevOps Flavor With Fig
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
Gender Judo: Salary Negotiation Tactics For Women
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Are good girls ambitious? Flip gender expectations on their head with these salary negotiation moves.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/24/2014  | 
From databases to mobile management, cloud service startups want to tackle classic enterprise problems. Check out these interesting options -- including a service to keep an eye on shadow IT.
Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Agile Dev: Don't Take The Easy Way Out
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
It's easy to lose track of Scrum principles and best practices. Do these Scrum anti-patterns affect your development process?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
The Internet of (Passive) Things
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
IoT is not only about sensors, actuators, and connected thermostats. Manufacturers need to incorporate all bar-coded products into their plans.
Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014  | 
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
When Data Hoarding Makes Sense
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
NY Seeks Bitcoin Exchange Regulations
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Proposal would require state's digital currency dealers to follow strict anti-money-laundering and consumer protection rules.
Apple Preps Larger iPhone
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Apple's order of up to 80 million devices suggests consumers want a larger iPhone, but will it hurt iPad sales?
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
3 Reasons We Don't Need Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO muses on the futility of the federal CIO role -- and offers insight on how it needs to change.
Salesforce.com Gains Planning Via Host Analytics App
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Sales and marketing types need more than Excel for budgeting and planning. Host Analytics joins Adaptive Insights and IBM in filling the void.
Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
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