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posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant's Platform Upgrade
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Couchbase NoSQL database will be the cornerstone of new real-time inventory management platform for Amadeus, a top provider of travel search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
Rise Of The Corporate MOOC
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
Four Ways IT Can Embrace Business Management
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
IT professionals have an opportunity to grow their roles and responsibilities by embracing business management. Here are four tips to get you started.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
How Educators Can Narrow Big Data Skills Gap
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With data scientists in short supply, the US must step up its game to compete globally, says educator.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.
HP, Cisco, Microsoft Ranked Top Private Cloud Vendors
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
See who else made Forrester's list of top private cloud software suppliers.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
Big Data Profile: Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Child programming prodigy Eliot Horowitz says the answer to the demand for big data analytics is out-of-the-box tools anyone can use.
Workday Makes Big Cloud Gains In Q3
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Workday reports an 82% increase in subscription revenues for HR and financials applications as it takes big customers live on its cloud-based apps.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Who Will Control SDN-ified Datacenters?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
VMware may have an early advantage in the brewing battle for domination over the software-defined datacenter. But victory is far from assured.
Hospitals Urged To Report Quality Electronically In 2014
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Online reporting is not yet mandatory, but Advisory Board consultants suggest hospitals get prepared.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
IT Leaders: Grow A Pair
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Business management author Larry Winget urges IT leaders to stop whining and deal with more matters themselves.
As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.
Security Should Embrace Failure
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Security failures are inevitable in even the best-run organizations, but vendors and security pros alike have to pretend perfection is the only standard that matters. This doesn't help anyone.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
NSA Surveillance Infected 50,000 PCs With Malware
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Leaked document details agency's "implants," satellite intercepts, joint CIA eavesdropping operations, and embassy-based monitoring programs abroad.
Why One Outsourcing Provider Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
An outsourcing strategy is a lot like a personal finance portfolio. You should diversify to manage risk.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Enterprise IT Groups Need To Share More
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
The crowd now has the power and IT can no longer dictate how customers interact with a business. Here are tips for joining the sharing revolution.
Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?"
Video Search: Hollywood's Big Data Dilemma?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Hollywood trails other industries when it comes to using data to enhance its business decisions or improve the customer experience. Can the Video Genome Project help?
Stop Butchering The English Language
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Solutioning, diarizing, and zerotasking have lurched into the business lexicon -- but must go, says a former CIO. Weigh in with your own linguistic peeves.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
ZTE Challenges With Inexpensive Smartwatch
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
ZTE will debut a smartwatch during the second quarter of 2014 to capitalize on the growing market for wearables.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
10 IT Job Titles We Miss
Slideshows  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT veterans pick their favorite -- largely obsolete -- job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year-stroll down memory lane.
How To Revive Social Business Adoption
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Tracking your social business numbers helps you know when it's time to shift your strategy. Here's what to do when adoption slows.
FDCCI: Lots Of Opportunities - Or Lost Ones?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative offered a great opportunity to redeploy resources. But agencies that didn't seize it now face a tougher investment environment.
Cisco's Chambers Pivots, Avoids Reality
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Customers in the Open Networking Foundation beg to differ with the Cisco CEO's assertion that advanced networking "can't be done in software."
How CIOs Can Help Build A Millennial Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Here are a few ways: Build an enterprise app store, gamify your company, and support as much consumer technology as possible.
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