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3D Manufacturing: New Weapon For US Economy
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
We can turn a hobby into real economic power if we start using 3D on an industrial scale.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
SaaS: Still Not Simple-As-A-Service
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
Geekend: 2 Steps Closer To Mars
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
A successful experiment on the side of a volcano and an artificial leaf that makes oxygen have gotten us closer to sending people to Mars.
Secrets To Unified Communications & Collaboration Success
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
These seven usage profiles will help you trace the communications activities of workers and uncover bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
Avoid Software Licensing That's Set Up For Failure
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Does your software vendor use the honor-system or trust-but-verify approach to licensing? Learn the difference and save a bundle.
USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
Amazon Cloud Luster Fading? Look Closer
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Some skeptics say Amazon's cloud dominance wears thin. I say Amazon's destiny in the cloud is in its own hands -- and you can't say that for IBM, Google, or Microsoft.
Getting Back To Coding
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Doing Business Without Handshakes
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Handshakes make us feel comfortable in business settings -- and spread germs that make us sick. Perhaps it's time for a new custom.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Deep Data Trumps Big Data
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Finding smaller, more relevant morsels of information is the key to unlocking big data's potential, says FirstFuel's CTO.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Networking
Steal Our Slides  |  7/28/2014  | 
Data center managers make slightly more than networking professionals, with middle-aged men on the coasts faring best. Both staff and management are optimistic about their career paths.
When Patients Fear EHR
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
How To Be An Office Hero: 3 Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
You rely on a set of social assumptions to get ahead at work, but some of those assumptions don't match with science.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Feverish tech activity is exciting and in many ways similar to 15 years ago. We aren't at dot-bomb levels of hysteria, but there's one big problem that may threaten growth.
Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Geekend: Robot Vs. Human Smackdown
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Who would win a fistfight between a man and a robot? Take a look at the evidence, and see if you agree with our conclusion.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
VMware Reports Solid Quarter, Bookings Jump 24%
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Revenue came in at the high end of expectations, though expanded product line "will take time to ramp."
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
IT Leaders, You're The Cavemen Who Survived
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
The ability to spot an anomaly in hundreds of lines of code isn't all that different from Neanderthal man picking out the weakest wooly mammoth -- and don't let anyone tell you different.
Docker Acquires DevOps Flavor With Fig
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
Gender Judo: Salary Negotiation Tactics For Women
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Are good girls ambitious? Flip gender expectations on their head with these salary negotiation moves.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/24/2014  | 
From databases to mobile management, cloud service startups want to tackle classic enterprise problems. Check out these interesting options -- including a service to keep an eye on shadow IT.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Agile Dev: Don't Take The Easy Way Out
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
It's easy to lose track of Scrum principles and best practices. Do these Scrum anti-patterns affect your development process?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
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