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5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
Microsoft Office Mobile: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  11/15/2014  | 
Microsoft now offers free iOS and Android versions of its popular Office apps. Are they a good fit for your mobile productivity tools?
Microsoft .NET's Sudden Ubiquity
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
In a too-good-to-be-true turn of events for enterprises, Microsoft ports .NET development framework to Linux and Mac OS and open-sources the entire .NET stack.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
ATP: Don't Give Up On Prevention
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
As businesses rely on more complex systems with more tools from different vendors, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly inadequate.
Android Lollipop On Nexus: Top Features
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Google is updating older Nexus devices to Android 5.0. Here's what you need to know about the new and improved OS.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Microsoft's Answer To Death By Email: Meet Clutter
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Yes, Clutter. This new tool for Microsoft Office 365 users aims to learn which messages are most important to you, and restore order.
EHR & Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Medical Errors
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Electronic health records save lives by collecting patient data in one place. Artificial intelligence takes it a step further by calling on the expertise of multiple doctors.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
Hortonworks Filing Promises Hot Hadoop IPO
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Hortonworks, the Hadoop-distributor spinout of Yahoo!, files with the SEC to launch an initial public offering of stock in 2015.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.
Our Robot-Filled Future: Not All Scary
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence is not the danger, says one futurist. Rather, it will save us from danger -- and a dreary existence.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
4 Ways to Avoid Malicious Links on Social Media
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Social media remain fertile ground for hackers to expand their attacks through malware and trendjacking.
In Search Of Agile Architecture
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Despite years of refinement, Agile development still does not include architecture and design.
Microsoft Bolsters Azure SQL Database Services
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Microsoft brings on-premises database capabilities to Azure SQL DB as it claims market share gains for SQL Server 2014.
Dell Cloud Marketplace: Many Clouds, One Dashboard
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
At Dell World conference, company announces offering to help customers manage clouds from partners such as Amazon, Google, and Joyent.
Dell Bolsters Analytics Software, Taps Microsoft Azure ML
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Dell extends its big data analysis capabilities, adding natural-language processing and integrating Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services.
GPS Cuts Fraud, Costs For Home Healthcare
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
GPS-based electronic visit verification products such as Axxess and Celltrack help ensure caretakers actually visit patients' homes.
IBM Launches Cross-Cloud Security Protection
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
IBM's Dynamic Cloud Security can monitor and analyze data access activity and applications in IBM SoftLayer, Salesforce.com, and Amazon.
Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
'Blur' Protects Against Online Tracking
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
New tool blocks companies from tracking you online, lets you mask sensitive information such as email, phone number, and credit card information.
GE CEO Talks Economy, CIOs & Tech
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
Hadoop 'No Longer Optional,' Says Forrester
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop "mandatory," predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage by 2015.
Windows 8.1: On The Rise?
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 achieves big market-share gains in October, just as Windows XP starts to plummet. But is Win 8.1's momentum sustainable?
Oracle Stokes 'Hostile' Customer Relations, Study Says
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Campaign for Clear Licensing survey finds 92% of customers say Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
Microsoft Reveals Office For Mac Roadmap
News  |  11/1/2014  | 
Microsoft hasn't updated Office for Macs in four years -- but on Friday, the company finally revealed plans for a new version.
Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
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