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Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Geekend: Familiar Faces Can Be Friendly (Or Dangerous)
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
Studies show we pick our friends -- and employees -- based on visible and invisible similarities.
Microsoft Slicing 18,000 Jobs: More Change Ahead
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Microsoft announces largest layoff in its history as it restructures and integrates recently acquired Nokia devices unit. CEO Satya Nadella promises sweeping organizational changes.
IBM-Apple Deal Feeds CIO App Ambitions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
But do CIOs want Apple-only, ready-made apps? Custom, in-house apps have advantages.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
Net Neutrality: Let's Move Beyond Class Warfare
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
The Hatfields say consumers will suffer if we prioritize Net traffic. The McCoys say we're headed for communism if we don't. They're both wrong: The problem is lack of broadband competition, not lack of openness and equality.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
7 Ways To Escape Communications Dark Ages
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Here's how unified communication tools can improve processes, cut costs, and drive new business. Second of a multipart series.
Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
Data-Driven Personalization: Its Time Has Come
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Despite privacy concerns, the long-term impact will be better products and services and more loyal customers.
VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Into Asia
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
VMware partners with China Telecom and Japan's SoftBank to expand vCloud Hybrid Service footprint.
Health Company's Invention Program No 'Shark Tank'
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Carolina Health Systems and Edison Nation have created Edison Nation Medical, an incubator designed to help employees -- and anybody else -- submit medical inventions to be patented, manufactured, and sold.
9 Job Hunt Tips For Older IT Pros
Slideshows  |  7/16/2014  | 
The IT job market isn't always kind to professionals of a certain age. Use these strategies to improve your odds.
Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
Chef Finds Docker A Close Fit
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Chef, a leading open-source configuration system, finds Docker's Linux containers fit into its workflow and aid DevOps-oriented operations.
Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.
Rackspace Fights Amazon With Managed Cloud Push
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Cloud-services supplier changes direction in competition with Amazon and Microsoft. New "managed cloud" approach will charge for specialized services on top of infrastructure.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
In Praise Of Clichés
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Sometimes leaders say obvious things just because they think it's expected of them, and I'm totally OK with that approach.
SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
Suppliers Held Hostage To Procurement Platforms, Services
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Pricing models penalize suppliers for increasing their business with retail, other customers.
How Wearables & IoT Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Join Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder and InformationWeek editors on InformationWeek Radio to discuss how wearable devices and the Internet of Things are taking hold in the workplace.
Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
Predict The Future (Without Looking Like An Idiot)
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
Use these 8 tactics this coming budget season to force your planning in new directions.
Geekend: Doing Nothing Is Worse Than Hurting Yourself
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
Could you sit still doing nothing for 15 minutes? I bet you can't.
Chipmaking Spending Boom Coming
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Spurred by improved economy and optimism over Internet of Things and wearable devices, semiconductor industry forecasts two years of growth.
Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
CloudPhysics Adds Virtual Storage Troubleshooting Service
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Storage Analytics app applies predictive analytics to virtual storage problems inside customers' VMware-equipped data centers.
Controversial Cyber Security Bill Advances
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Senate bill aims to promote information sharing to combat cyberthreats, but critics contend it lacks privacy protections.
Are Macs Taking Over the Enterprise?
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
More enterprises are embracing Macs, but is OS X actually challenging Windows?
12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  7/9/2014  | 
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Anticipate and embrace the changes the Internet of things will bring or it will do more harm than good.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
Windows 8.1 Multitasking: 5 Tips
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
To multitask in Windows 8, you had to jump between drastically different UIs. But Windows 8.1 changes that: Get more productive using these tips.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Geekend: A Tiptoe Through Kickstarter
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Kickstarter is place where dreams go to become reality ... and to be mocked by the Geekend.
Internap, CenturyLink Say Bare-Metal Is Hot
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Managed service providers are turning outsourced services into more cloud-like offerings; bare-metal servers in the cloud now a trend on the rise.
Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
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