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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in June 2014
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Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014  | 
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
Steal Our Slides  |  6/30/2014  | 
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Geekend: The Great Wall Of Oz
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Can giant walls stop tornadoes and bring an economic boost to the Midwest?
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
After Ballmer: 8 Execs You Love To Hate
Slideshows  |  6/25/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer created the kind of love-hate relationship that tech users can't resist. These tech bigwigs can bring it like Ballmer.
Cloud Migration Turbulence Continues, Survey Says
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Many companies are "flying blind" in their efforts to embrace the cloud, a VMware-sponsored survey says.
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Service Outage
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Service disruptions with Microsoft's Exchange Online left many companies with no email on Tuesday.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Intel Supercomputer Processors Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Intel reveals upcoming Xeon Phi update -- 3-teraflops processors boosted by silicon photonics, inventive code.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
Florida Hospital Shows Power Of Patient Engagement
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Florida Hospital Celebration Health uses GetWellNetwork software to improve patient care and build a culture of empowerment.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Standing Desks: What I've Learned
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a year of using one, I'm sold on the idea of the standing desk -- also known as the all-day fidget desk.
Geekend: Onion Or Real?
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Real life or parody? With these stories, it is hard to tell.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
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