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IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
IT Contracting: 5 Tips For Success
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Don't be "just" a contractor. A recruiter shares advice for becoming an indispensable asset to current -- and future -- employers.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2014  | 
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
The Amazon Test: Companies Pay Up To Pass
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Is your technology up to consumer web standards? New CEB data shows companies investing more in customer-facing tech projects.
Survey: Consumers Don't Get IoT, But They Will
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
The value of the "Internet of Things" is mostly lost on consumers. Here's how companies selling IoT and wearables can win them over.
5 Ways Data Science Teams Can Raise Their Profiles
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What to do when your team of data scientists is isolated from the rest of the company.
Source Escrow, Meet Grumpy IT Guy
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Today's gripe: The source code escrow service shake-down.
Microsoft Surface Pro's Future: 5 Facts
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Surface line is here to stay. But are changes coming to the company's device strategy?
Domain-Driven Design: The Good And The Challenging
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Ten years after its introduction, DDD has proven to be optimal for certain projects -- especially complex ones -- when proper care is applied to the right practices.
Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
Microsoft Wants to Kill Email Attachments
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Microsoft says email attachments are a hassle -- so its Outlook Web App now lets users send links instead to files stored in OneDrive for Business, where they are available for simultaneous access.
Immigration Agency App Targets Child Predators
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Android and Spanish-language versions of Operation Predator, a mobile app the public can use to help the agency catch child predators.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
IBM Watson: 29 Signs Of Progress
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
IBM's Watson Group touts customer successes, new partners, APIs, and cloud services as it opens headquarters in New York City.
HP Plans Split Into 2 Separate Businesses
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Hewlett-Packard will split PC and printer businesses off from enterprise hardware, software, and services. Whitman to lead enterprise unit.
Facebook: 10 New Changes That Matter
Slideshows  |  10/6/2014  | 
Over the summer, Facebook introduced a number of privacy settings, algorithm changes, buttons, and more. Here's an overview of all the new features and how they affect you.
Windows 10: 5 Unanswered Questions
News  |  10/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 preview shows users some of the things they can expect from the new OS, but it also raises several questions.
Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
Oracle: SQL Best For Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Oracle admits there's a place for Hadoop and NoSQL, but it's sticking with its relational-database-centric view of big data opportunity.
Windows 10: 11 Big Changes
Slideshows  |  10/2/2014  | 
Microsoft is being more open and transparent with customers with Windows 10. Take a look at some of the most appealing features in the upcoming OS.
Google Glass And Consumers: Nothing To See Here
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Google Glass may soon transform the workplace, but the mainstream disconnect runs deep.
Microsoft Sway Aims To Simplify Presentation Creation
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Microsoft says Sway, its new Office app, will help you build beautiful, interactive presentations even if you don't have any design skills.
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