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MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
6 IT Career Resolutions
Slideshows  |  12/19/2014  | 
Resolve to polish your skills, value, and appeal in 2015 with these tips from recruiters and senior IT executives.
Technology Training: Why We're In Hell
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
Crazy Tech CEO Quotes: 2014 Edition
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Chief executive officers aren't always on their A-game. Revisit some of the most colorful quips from tech leaders this year.
7 Tips: Work Fitness Into The Workday
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Get up, stand up! The human body wasn't designed to sit for hours at a time, so sneak these moves into your workday.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014  | 
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014  | 
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
InformationWeek 2014 Mobile Security Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/12/2014  | 
Securing company data on mobile devices is the top concern when it comes to mobile security. Respondents worry most about data loss due to lost or stolen devices, and less than half of respondents feel confident that data is protected.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
Buyer's Guide: Tablets For Business
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Applications make or break tablets as work devices; consider these key apps. For our take on what's important in business tablet hardware, security, peripherals, and integration, download our full buyer's guide.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
8 Facebook Privacy Settings To Check
Slideshows  |  12/10/2014  | 
Facebook's renewed focus on privacy brought new settings and apps to the social network in 2014. Check out the settings you should review.
Hour of Code: Build The Next DevOps Generation
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
This week is Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative to introduce kids to coding. We need more than one hour a year, though, and initiatives that start in kindergarten, to ensure we have enough programmers for the future.
Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
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