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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Microsoft, Salesforce.com Make Nice, Marry Apps
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Salesforce apps will work with Office 365, Windows, Windows Phone. Microsoft keeps using ExactTarget. But don't expect Salesforce apps on Azure.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Apple WWDC 2014: 9 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  5/29/2014  | 
Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference promises to pack big software -- rather than hardware -- announcements. Think OS X, iOS 8, home automation, and more.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Federal Records Managers Caught In Squeeze
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Facing 2016 deadline to go all electronic, agency record keepers struggle to plan amidst budget constraints.
Apple Buys Beats For Brand Power
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Auto-Sharing
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Facebook will prioritize content that you deliberately share and limit updates posted on your behalf by third-party applications.
VMware 'Machine Learning' Helps Spot Trouble
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
VMware vCenter Log Insight update helps IT recognize potential trouble before it occurs, offers information about into third-party software operations.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
LG G3 Packs Big Screen, Kill Switch
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
LG's latest flagship smartphone boasts quad HD display and laser-aided camera.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Meaningful Use Deadlines Clash With Software Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Hospitals find themselves implementing new releases of EHR software, certified to 2014 standards, almost as soon as vendors release certified versions. That's almost like implementing Windows 8 immediately after release.
Federal Agencies Waste Millions On Software Licensing, GAO Says
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Failure to adopt best practices leads agencies to overpay for software, says GAO report.
Feature Phones Almost Extinct In US
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for seven of eight devices shipped in the US during the first quarter, with Apple and Samsung leading the way, research says.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
How To Thrive In VMware's Shadow
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Veeam started out to supply backup services for VMware environments but quickly grew out of that niche. Consider these lessons it learned along the way.
6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
News  |  5/24/2014  | 
Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
Salesforce.com Reveals Next Mobile App
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salesforce1 Mobile App update features drill-down dashboards, access to SAP data, and support for -- gasp! -- disconnected operation.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Couchbase Mobile keeps apps running without connectivity, but can the NoSQL vendor win over mobile app developers?
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
The era when DevOps was just for startups is over. There's plenty of proof that big companies have figured out how to benefit from this software development method, too.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
IBM Offers 3 Analytic Apps Via Cloud
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
IBM ports yet more software onto its SoftLayer-powered cloud with Concert, Project Catalyst, and OpenPages analytics services.
SAP To Acquire SeeWhy For Marketing Push
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
SAP to add behavioral-targeting company SeeWhy to its cloud services portfolio. Can it match Oracle and Salesforce.com marketing clouds?
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
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