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IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
Geekend: Scare Yourself for Health
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Acute stress -- in short bursts -- can heal, scientists say. But watch out for chronic stress.
Geek's Guide To NYC Travel: Interop Preview
Slideshows  |  8/8/2014  | 
Superheroes, Dr. Who bars, video games, Seth Meyers, and more. Check out some of the coolest things a geek can see while in New York for Interop.
Bring The Office To The Beach: Yea Or Nay?
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When you go on vacation, do you actually go on vacation, or does work tag along? Has our culture made it impossible to really get away?
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Most companies remain on the big data sidelines too long, then fail. An iterative, start-small approach can help you avoid common pitfalls.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
12 STEM Resources For Young Women
Slideshows  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to fuel a young woman's interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? These 12 organizations actively help students pursue STEM-related careers.
CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Social Strategy: Network-Curated Ads?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ads hand-picked by Instagram co-founder get almost three times as much action as ads people choose themselves to run on Facebook, pilot program shows.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
Dev Project Estimates: Stop Blowing It
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
You can build a culture of accurate development project estimation. Follow this advice to get your software development roadmap on the right track.
Statistics: Exciting Career For Young Professionals?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
Milliman Strives For ROI With Azure System
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Milliman, one of the world's largest actuarial firms, extols the benefits of SaaS to its insurance users.
Cloud ROI Easy Win: Disaster Recovery
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Goodwill Industries finds lower costs, plus benefits from IT staff working on higher value projects.
Cloud ROI: Why It's Still Hard To Measure
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Why does calculating cloud ROI remain so tough? Examine the tactics used by two cloud innovators, GE and Airbnb -- plus our exclusive survey.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
IT Careers: Open Source, Open Resume
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Don't trash the traditional resume just yet, but developers who contribute to open source projects may find their code becomes their best career-boosting tool.
Grow Your Tech Company & Stay Cool
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Automate everything, ditch fancy titles, and other ways a small company can scale fast without losing its soul.
Microsoft Privacy Case: What's At Stake?
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
A ruling that Microsoft must turn over emails in a foreign data center could cost US businesses billions and make a mess of international law, experts say.
Doctors Can Go Back To Tech School
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Texas A&M-Dell academy to launch later this year aims to train medical pros on the latest healthcare technology -- and serve doctors moving into IT roles.
Google, Apple & The Battle For Your Ears
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
The titans of technology have spent lavishly for your eyeballs. Now they want your ears. Here's why.
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?
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.
SaaS: Still Not Simple-As-A-Service
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
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.
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.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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