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Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Extreme Networks Announces OpenDaylight SDN Controller
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Extreme Networks will release an SDN controller based on OpenDaylight software. The company also announced an SDN application development challenge.
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Service Outage
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Service disruptions with Microsoft's Exchange Online left many companies with no email on Tuesday.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Oracle Documents: Politics Sabotaged Oregon Healthcare Website
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
State officials, not shoddy software, stopped the consumer launch of the Cover Oregon healthcare website, Oracle reportedly says in documents submitted to Congressional committee.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Oracle Buys Mini Me In $5.3 Billion Micros Deal
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Oracle nabs a software and hardware kingpin in hospitality and retail, but it won't do much for cloud growth.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Apple's New iMac: Lower Cost, Less Power
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Apple's new $1,099 iMac packs less computing power, but it could hit a sweet spot for many home and business users.
'Selling' DevOps With Business Results
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams often coast on "feel-good" technology diagnostics that don't affect the bottom line.
LEGO Design: An Ed Tech Savior?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
The iconic LEGO toy building blocks are all about interoperability, something sorely lacking in education technology.
Prepare To Be (Software) Audited
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The difference between the software you have installed and the software you actually have licensed could mean trouble. Tune in to learn how to survive a software audit.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
HP Takes Workday Under Its Wing
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
HP evolves from customer to Workday consultant and integrator, offering implementation services for its cloud-based HR applications.
Google+ Launches Premium Features For Apps Customers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
New premium version of Google+ for Apps customers includes additional controls and features for the social network and video conferencing platform, Hangouts.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
Chief Data Officer: Do You Need One?
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
MIT Big Data Symposium explores whether enterprises need a C-level executive who focuses mainly on the quality of an organization's data.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
IT Fit For Jurassic Park, Cosmos
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
To create visual effects for the TV show Cosmos and next year's Jurassic Park sequel, Tippett Studio partnered with Dell to upgrade its infrastructure.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Hey IT Leaders, Don't Worry About Titles
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
CIOs, or whatever we'll be called in five years, should ignore the hype about titles and laser-focus on being great business partners.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014  | 
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
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