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Athenahealth Wins KLAS Overall Best Software Rating
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Cloud vendor captures a recognition held by Epic for the past eight years.
Microsoft CEO Search: 3 Things Satya Nadella Brings
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Microsoft is set to name Nadella as its next CEO. Take a closer look at who he is and what he brings to the table.
CCHIT Exits EHR Certification Business
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Top government-endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is losing money; will transition to advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers.
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite Melds HR, Big Data
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
IBM's new Kenexa tool aims to help HR and business professionals with recruitment, training, and performance assessment.
Oracle's Hurd: A 'Once-In-A-Career Opportunity'
Commentary  |  1/29/2014  | 
President Mark Hurd explains Oracle's strategy on cloud, marketing, innovation, and those pesky startup rivals.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Software Audits: Are You Ready?
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Study reveals more than half of companies have faced software audits within the past two years. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM top list of auditors.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Feds Barking Up Wrong Tree On EHR Fraud?
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Most doctors copy and paste to save time, not overbill. But the practice can result in dangerous errors, says consultant.
SAP Preps Super Bowl 'Stats Zone'
News  |  1/25/2014  | 
NFL sponsor SAP is bringing a giant data-analysis expo to 'Super Bowl Boulevard' on New York's Times Square.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Workday taps HTML5 to bring the look and feel of Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn to corporate apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Better Videoconferencing In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/23/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why advanced HD desktop videoconferencing systems are a smart choice for enterprises, and offers 12 tips for using them effectively.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
Physician EHR Adoption Leaps 21% In 2013
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Healthcare providers and EHR vendors are making strides toward updating systems to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
The Rise And Fall Of Programming Languages
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Here's what happened in 2013 to C, Java, Objective-C, C++, C#, PHP, Visual Basic, and Python.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Let's Build A Healthcare IT System For Technophobes
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
We need more fearless software designers who think like regular folks.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
GE Acquires API Healthcare For Staff Schedule Optimization
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Top-ranked software for nurse scheduling will expand GE's hospital operations management portfolio.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
Software Contracts 101: What To Look For
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
Before signing on the dotted line, evaluate these contract provisions. First of a two-part series.
Why IT Must Steal VCs From Silicon Valley
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
You don't need a Sand Hill Road address to bring venture capital to your area -- and IT executives who nurture a vibrant startup ecosystem reap big benefits.
Is Windows 8-Vista Comparison Fair?
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Windows 9 rumors spell quick burial of Windows 8. Is this is a flop of Vista proportions?
Windows XP Last-Minute Upgrades: 3 Tips
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Under the gun with your XP upgrade? IT exec shares advice for a smoother, more successful OS migration.
More Hospitals Buy Clinical Data Warehousing Apps
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
5 Big Business Intelligence Trends For 2014
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Visual data discovery, cloud computing, and mobile lead the BI trends to watch in 2014. Take a closer look.
MedAllies Goes National With Health Data Direct Messaging
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Direct secure messaging service lets healthcare providers exchange information about patients, regardless of what EHR software sends the message.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
Oracle Adds Cloud Adapter For Salesforce.com
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Oracle joins the cloud-integration party late, but says its wizard-driven SOA Suite will appeal where on-premises apps prevail.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014
Slideshows  |  1/15/2014  | 
NRF Big Show 2014 serves up a wealth of advice for retail tech leaders looking to embrace digital commerce, adopt a mobile-first strategy, and take advantage of big data.
Smells Like Entrepreneurial Spirit… In The Enterprise?
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Hiring the enterprise IT talent needed to speed innovation will only get harder. Perhaps it's time to partner with independent developers.
My Dearest Spammer
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
A love letter to the tech marketers who buy my contact information.
4 Ways To Improve Federal Software Procurement
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Agencies need to think beyond buying and customizing enterprise software systems and look for software that can be adapted as requirements change.
Analytic Portfolios Beat Silos Of Insight
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
Instead of relying on a few hotshots, take a collaborative approach to developing analytic assets and sharing valuable data across the enterprise.
Can Outsourcing Make You More 'Agile'?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
Agile software development has made its way into complex enterprise environments, but keeping the process in-house may be too expensive.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
SAP Reports Gains, Loses Cloud Chief
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
SAP wraps up 2013 with triple-digit cloud gains, but its cloud business leader, Bob Calderoni, has resigned.
Microsoft CES Buzz: CEO Search
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Microsoft remains publicly committed to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's vision. Is that discouraging his potential replacements?
Benioff: Oracle's 'Big Mistake' Is Salesforce's Gain
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says hiring former Oracle executive Keith Block moved the company "to the next level" in selling to big companies.
IBM Builds A Better OpenStack Scheduler
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
IBM's Platform scheduler uses more efficient resource management to improve on OpenStack's own scheduler operations.
Salesforce1: As The Innovation Story Spins
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
Salesforce.com will share its Salesforce1 story in New York this week. Will this be the next confusing chapter in the company's innovation story?
Vendors Must Cater To Developers Or Die
Commentary  |  1/8/2014  | 
Technology providers need to realize that the procurement game has fundamentally changed.
IT's Famous Last Words: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
In the digital age, if you persist with an inflexible IT strategy until something breaks, your business could break.
Intel CEO: 'Make Everything Smart'
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
"Intel Inside" will take on a whole new meaning in the age of wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Parature Buy: Think Self-Service CRM
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Microsoft's planned Parature acquisition will improve Dynamics CRM customer service app to compete more successfully with Salesforce.com and Oracle RightNow.
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