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How Bank Of America Taps Tech Startups
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Geekend's Black Friday Shopping List
Commentary  |  11/28/2014  | 
Seeking some great ideas for your holiday gift list? Look no further, Geekend is here.
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
4 Big Data Essentials For Startups
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
Geekend: Replacing the Turing Test
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
We need a better way to test artificial intelligence.
Cartoon: Your SLA Is A Turkey
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Our cartoonist shows that, even on Thanksgiving, there's no such thing as a free lunch for IT people.
Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
Geekend: Microsoft Patches Bug Old Enough To Vote
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Microsoft discovered and patched a bug from a previous century.
L-1 Visas: H-1B's Quiet, Powerful Cousin
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
You're probably familiar with H-1B visas and the annual cap on them. Their lesser-discussed cousin, the L-1, has no such yearly limit.
ATP: Don't Give Up On Prevention
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
As businesses rely on more complex systems with more tools from different vendors, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly inadequate.
Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
Dell Enterprise Tablet Plans
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
The IPv4 Sky Really Isn't Falling
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
The shortage of IPv4 addresses has more to do with misallocation than scarcity.
Multi-Cloud Deployments Build Resilience
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
GoGrid CEO and cloud pioneer John Keagy points out the benefits of deploying workloads to more than one cloud service.
Technology Business Management: Nail Down Costs, Find Value
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Technology and business leaders from Goldman Sachs, Kaiser Permanente, and other heavyweights gather at the Apptio-sponsored Technology Business Management Conference in Miami Beach to trade ideas.
IT Resume Revamp: Senior IT Consultant
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Senior IT consultants face unique challenges in keeping resumes concise. Here's how an expert remade one professional's resume, plus tips to polish yours.
Disaster Recovery In The APT Age
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Does your resiliency plan take into account both natural disasters and man-made mayhem? If the CISO hasn't signed off, assume the answer is no.
Can Dropbox & Box Survive Commoditized Storage?
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Microsoft and Google have turned up the heat on the cloud storage vendors. Time for them to respond.
2015 Government IT Spending: 3 Suggestions
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
New procurement practices help government CTOs meet mission objectives while making the most of limited agency dollars.
CloudHealth Automates Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Automated Tasks enables IT to define a cloud management task, set policies around it, and implement the task programmatically.
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
IT Talent Shortage: Ugly Truths
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
IT pros are starting to feel disposable. Wake up, IT leaders: Relationships like this don't survive.
Geekend: Stubborn Deniers Demand Creative Solutions
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Want a colleague to admit there's a problem? Find a solution that he can tolerate.
What Makes A Great IT Candidate?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
For an IT job candidate, being qualified is just the beginning. Here are six traits IT hiring managers look for the most.
CDOs Replace CIOs? I'm Not Buying It
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Marketing-minded chief digital officers aren't technical enough to lead the changes that companies need to make.
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
You're Sending Too Much Email
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Myriad communications tools are available, but most of us keep falling back on email. Here's why that's a mistake.
GAO: Army Logistics Implementation Needs Tighter Controls
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Best practices for schedule and cost estimates would ensure massive project is completed on time and at cost.
Unify Joins Social Collaboration Race With Circuit
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Circuit, formerly known as Project Ansible, expands Unify's telephony and UC footprint into enterprise social collaboration. Can it compete with heavyweights like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce.com?
9 IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Hear directly from CIOs, CTOs, and recruiters on what it takes to stand out during an IT job search.
The IT Talent Shortage Debate
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Tech employers say good people are hard to find. Job hunters see a broken hiring process. Both sides need to shake their frustration and find new ways to connect.
Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Technology helps healthcare providers break down language barriers, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
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