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When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
BASIC Turns 50: A Love/Hate Story
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
We look back on BASIC's 50 years of attracting -- and repelling -- new programmers.
Microsoft Office For iPad Gains Printing
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft issues its first Office for iPad update, including much-requested printing support, just 33 days after the apps launch.
Facebook Launches Business Manager Tool
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Business Manager streamlines workflows for large advertisers and provides one dashboard to manage accounts, pages, permissions, and more.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
First Hospitals Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Penn Highlands CIO Tom Johnson says going far beyond minimum requirements is the key to qualifying for EHR incentives.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
IBM Cloud Market: One-Stop Cloud Shop
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
IBM's marketplace combines mobile and SaaS apps, platform and infrastructure services, and third-party services.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Epicor Overhauls ERP For Cloud, Mobility
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Epicor says ERP upgrade based on Microsoft's stack is twice as fast and four times as scalable for cloud deployment.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
How To Blend BPM, Social Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
One example: a renewable energy firm wanted to implement more rigorous process management, but also needed to leave room to improvise.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
8 Ways DevOps & Mobility Remove Waste
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Use the DevOps method to stamp out the toxically wasteful activity holding your business back.
Top 10 Secret Reasons Microsoft CEO Ballmer Retired
Slideshows  |  4/26/2014  | 
Steve Ballmer didn't get the credit he deserved, as evidenced by Microsoft's strong financial position when he resigned. Here are 10 reasons you've never heard about why he stepped down.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Will Microsoft Launch Surface Mini Tablet In May?
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini could debut next month, based on new Amazon listings for accessories.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
Salesforce.com Plans SOS Service For Mobile Apps
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS will bring a prominent help button and pop-up video agent support to mobile service experience.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
ADP Touts New Talent War Weapon
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
ADP adds compensation management to its cloud-based Workforce Now app for midsized firms. Are pay-for-performance cultures crucial as Baby Boomers retire?
EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Self-Service Tech Support Answers Health Insurer's Call
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City added customer engagement software to answer members' questions without hiring more call center staff.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Top 10 Upsides To Healthcare.gov Debacle
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
You didn't know there was a bright side to the botched rollout of the Obamacare website? Get your snark on.
Army ERP System Enables Financial Transparency
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Antiquated systems have made it impossible for the Army to audit its finances. A new ERP coming online will help solve that problem.
Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
DevOps: A Culture Shift, Not A Technology
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Andi Mann, author and VP at CA Technologies, says DevOps is a horrible term but a necessary IT culture change.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014  | 
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
IBM Silverpop Buy Will Boost Marketing
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
IBM deal for SaaS-based Silverpop will boost marketing automation, challenging Oracle's Responsys and Salesforce.com's ExactTarget.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Apple Loses iOS Designer Greg Christie
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Greg Christie, designer responsible for iPhone user interface, will retire as Jony Ive is given more control.
Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.
Software Project Estimates: When Will We Learn?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Developers are smart people. So why are less than a third of software projects done on time or on budget?
Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass at Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
CIOs: Always Be Strategizing
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Tech leaders should constantly be connecting the dots on how software, services, and processes touch all facets of the company.
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