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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.
DOJ Sues CA Technologies, Alleges $100 Million In Overcharges
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
The Justice Dept. joins whistleblower lawsuit against CA, claiming company failed to provide government customers with discounts being given to commercial customers.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
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.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
Developer Salaries 2014: Show Me The Money
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Survey of more than 2,200 U.S. developers shows salaries in a well-paid field are nudging up as the economy picks up steam.
Microsoft Brings SAP Apps To Azure Cloud
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
SAP apps are coming to Azure and BusinessObjects now talks to Microsoft Power BI, but in-memory cloud options for Hana, SQL Server must wait.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Adobe Creative Cloud Crashes, Is Restored
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Adobe says day-long log-in snafu blocked access to cloud-based home for Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other creative tools.
Retail Breaches Bolster Interest In NIST Cyber Security Advice
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Target data breach highlighted risks in corporate supply chains, and companies are looking to government guidelines for ways to shore up cyber defense, says White House.
Adobe Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive, Real-Time
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Adobe announces yet more marketing enhancements, but the bigger battle -- with IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and others -- is for best-integrated customer experience.
How My Cousin, President George W. Bush, Almost Killed Athenahealth
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
In this excerpt from his book "Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care," Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush addresses the conflict between government and disruptive innovation in healthcare.
NIST Proposes Guidelines For More Secure IT Systems
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Recommendations infuse security practices into cradle-to-grave IT and software engineering processes for both private and public-sector IT systems.
Isis Claims 20,000 New Wallets Per Day
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Mobile payments service Isis says it's rapidly adding users to its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service.
Oracle Wants $1.3 Billion Award Against SAP Reinstated
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Oracle argues mega-judgment against SAP was appropriate in seven-year-old TomorrowNow theft case.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Social Science Site Using Azure Loses Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Dedoose, a data analytics system, suffered a failure on Azure that may mean three weeks of lost data for customers.
Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Open-Source Vs. Commercial Software: A False Dilemma
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
There's a religious war between the defenders of open-source and commercial product supporters. Ultimately, the question is really one of requirements.
Gmail: 5 Clever Time Savers
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Managing email can take up too much of your workday. Use these tips and tricks to communicate more efficiently.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
IBM Unites Marketing, E-Commerce In 'ExperienceOne'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
IBM looks to outgun Oracle and Salesforce.com marketing clouds with tech and consulting combinations that span the customer life cycle.
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