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DR-As-A-Service Moves Closer To Reality
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
New cloud-aware disaster recovery automation software like that from VirtualSharp could free IT from complex runbooks and expensive recoverability exercises.
Drones Fail 'Perch And Stare' Contest
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
DARPA competition to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of landing and relaying real-time surveillance video ends without a winner.
Health IT Leaders Divided On Supreme Court Decision
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act validates health IT efforts, but a decision against it would not have slowed momentum of healthcare industry's transformation, say some observers.
Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
4 Steps To A Successful BYOC Program
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Many employees are ready and willing to use their own computers to get work done. Consider these steps to launch a bring-your-own-computer program.
How To Hire A Hacker
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Hackers might have shady pasts, but they can also bring a lot of IT expertise to the table. Should you consider hiring one?
Obama's Attack On Outsourcing Rings Hypocritical
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Campaign jabs at Mitt Romney notwithstanding, the evidence suggests the President wants to use outsourcing to boost ties with India and level the global playing field.
Randy Mott's Journey To General Motors
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
The CIO's road through Wal-Mart, Dell, and HP was marked by very different cultures and expectations.
5 Tips To Build Your Personal Social Brand
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Consider these best practices for successfully strengthening your social credibility.
NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Commercial space industry tests rockets, books flights, and builds spaceports in anticipation of playing a bigger role in the U.S. space program.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Microsoft Offices In Athens Hit By Terrorists
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Motive behind firebombing of software maker's facilities in the Greek capital is still unknown.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
Mac Users See Pricier Rooms At Orbitz
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
Google Bouncer Beat Up By Security Researchers
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Google's gatekeeper for the Android app store has major growing pains ahead, as security researchers find ways to bypass it.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Long-Term Care Providers Still Need Data Exchange
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Although LTC and post-acute care providers have been excluded from Meaningful Use, they still play a key role in continuity of care, says federal health IT official.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
HHS Grants Tap Health IT To Improve Quality
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
EHR Incentive Program Races Past Milestone
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
More than 100,000 providers receive Medicare or Medicaid payments for showing Meaningful Use or adopting EHRs--in less time than expected.
Google Maps Coordinate App Connects Mobile Workers
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Workforce management app from Google lets mobile workers find team members and assignments on Google Maps.
U.S. Healthcare Needs Data Standards, Registries, Study Says
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Several IT obstacles hold the nation back from establishing a value-based healthcare system, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
Virtustream Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
XStream 2.0's public-private cloud communication encryption meets credit card industry, Department of Defense security standards.
25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
InformationWeek Healthcare's second annual list of IT executives highlights the exceptional thinkers and doers who are moving patient care forward.
Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013.
Startup Taps Virtualization To Stop Security Threats
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Bromium takes the "trust no one" tactic, uses micro-virtualization to secure the network against potential threats introduced by users.
Google Battles YouTube-To-MP3 Conversion Website
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Google says it's just enforcing its terms of service, but founder Philip Matesanz insists Google's user contract doesn't apply.
HP BYOD Approach Minimizes Stored Data
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
HP's latest refresh of its SMB lineup focuses on keeping application data off employees' mobile devices, for security and compliance reasons.
Energy Department Names New CIO
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
With the prospect of an IT budget cut looming, the agency names an insider to oversee its IT reform efforts.
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
NASA, FAA Collaborate On Commercial Space Travel
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Space agency increasingly turns to private sector partners for services, so feds seek to ensure safety and minimize overlapping efforts with a new cross-agency agreement.
Google Sees Surge In Censorship Demands
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Silencing speech isn't just for dictators; democracies are trying it also. U.S. authorities, for example, asked Google to remove information 6,192 times in the second half of 2011.
Government IT Projects Pushed To Use Modular Contracting
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
New Office of Management and Budget guidelines aim to cut costs and improve contractor performance by breaking IT projects into smaller pieces.
Pentagon Outlines Mobile Device Plan
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
The Department of Defense releases a formal strategy that outlines its goals, challenges, and next steps in adopting commercial mobile devices and mobile applications.
Apple, Motorola Patent Spat Revived
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Judge grants June 20 hearing that will give both sides a chance to argue why the other's mobile products should be barred from sale.
ICANN Domain Landgrab: What SMBs Should Know
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Accountants, retailers, automotive firms, and healthcare companies are among businesses that should be on alert now that ICANN has released its list of proposed new Internet domain names.
Midmarket Firms Big On Collaboration, Slow On Social
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Companies with 100 to 1,000 employees embrace collaboration projects but drag their feet on social media, with just 15% maintaining a formal corporate presence, according to IBM CEO survey.
New Domain Names Tempt Amazon, Google, Microsoft
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
ICANN's plan to approve new domain names sought by companies spurs competition for desirable suffixes such as .app and .book.
Fed Workers Cite Barriers To Tech Adoption
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Federal workers say technology at work isn't keeping up with their personal technology; training and cost are obstacles.
Medical Specialists Encouraged To Use More IT
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
National Committee for Quality Assurance dangles recognition program to get specialty practices to coordinate with primary care doctors and inform patients via email, websites, and other technology.
NY Accelerates State Health Information Exchange
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Regional health information exchanges team up with IBM and other IT vendors to build the massive Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
4 Critical Missteps When SMBs Talk To Venture Capitalists
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Venture funding can supercharge the growth of small tech firms and other startups. Here's how to avoid killing your chances with potential investors.
Apple Mac Pro Update Panned
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
Apple's first Mac Pro update in two years disappoints users hoping for more at Monday's WWDC. But this may not be the end of the line for the Mac Pro.
10 Windows Ultrabooks: Not Just For SMBs
Slideshows  |  6/11/2012  | 
Can an ultrabook offer your small- to medium-size business more than a MacBook Air or a tablet can? Take a look at the slim new laptops coming from Lenovo, Sony, Asus, and others.
H-1B Visa Supply Nearly Exhausted For 2013
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Work visas last year did not run out until late November, an indication that tech-industry hiring is picking up.
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