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posted in May 2013
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8 IT Hiring Trends You Can't Ignore
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Drill down on the latest trends in the IT labor market for job seekers and employers and get expert advice from an IT recruiter.
Edelman CIO Shares His 90-Day Game Plan
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Any IT leader looking to re-energize or re-evaluate a team can adapt the plan CIO Denis Edwards used to start his new job.
Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Dr. Jane Snowdon hails from IBM Research, where she led global outlook for the company's 12 labs.
10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
Parents Press For Mobile Tech In Education
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
More than 50% of parents believe schools should make added use of mobile devices in education, new survey finds.
U.K. Fiber Failures Hinder Economic Growth
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
3 Ways IT Can Support Talent Strategy
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Technology that bolsters the talent strategy gives IT leaders an essential role shaping the business environment.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
HIE Participation Doesn't Create Test Savings, Study Says
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Physicians in Colorado HIE ordered fewer lab tests and the same number of imaging tests, but costs remained constant.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
IT Job Interviews: 8 Tips To Avoid Disaster
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT job hunters, avoid foolish flubs in your next interview. Take this expert advice on manners, money and more.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
NASA Launches Second Robot Challenge
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Contestants to demonstrate robots that can collect geologic samples in bid for $1.5 prize money.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Windows 8.1: Thanks For Listening, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Consumers will keep chasing new and shiny; business users will keep working on a PC. Microsoft finally appears to understand that.
Giants, Red Sox, Celtics To Talk Customer Experience At E2
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT leaders from some of history's most successful sports franchises join the E2 keynote lineup to discuss how they're transforming fan experience through technology innovation.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dials Back Specs
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Billed as a smaller version of its powerful flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is nothing short of a land grab.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Motorola To Make Moto X Phone In Texas
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms it's preparing to storm the market with a new flagship phone in early fall.
Rackspace Meets VMware Halfway On Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Why haven't cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
Apple Settles iPhone Water Damage Claims For $53M
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Apple will pay out an eight-figure sum to settle a class-action lawsuit over iPhone and iPod warranties.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
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