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Open Source Fix For US Voting System ?
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
The Security Skills Shortage No One Talks About
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Lack of soft skills in information security is an even bigger problem than the shortage of technical expertise.
Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
We're Not All Nerds Now
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Nerd culture is about exploring systems and pushing boundaries, not just being a gadget enthusiast. If you want to be a nerd, you have to do the work.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
Salesforce.com CEO Leaks Analytics Cloud Plan
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tweets confidential Dreamforce agenda that reveals plans for a new cloud. Innocent mistake or Dyre distraction?
Employee Fatigue: Hurting Your Business Ethics?
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
If you really want an ethical company, encourage your employees to adopt good sleep habits and give more work breaks.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
Dyre Straits: Why This Cloud Attack's Different
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Dyre is a new breed of Trojan, attacking cloud apps and using the cloud as a delivery vehicle.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
Geekend: Gaming For Cancer With Will Ferrell
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Want to play video games with Will Ferrell while helping young cancer patients get access to therapeutic video games? Join the SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge.
Beware Of BYOD Benefit Pixie Dust
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Stop measuring BYOD benefits with empty elixirs like employee productivity and happiness.
The Test System That Wasn't
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Why is Grumpy IT Guy extra grumpy today? It's crazy vendor day!
IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
5 Apple Wearables We Wanted But Didn't Get
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The Apple Watch marks Apple's bold foray into the wearables market, but we were hoping for one more thing. Well, maybe five.
Apple Watch And The Threat To Rolex
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
Watchmakers are now firmly in the software business, like it or not. You probably are, too.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Apple Watch's design may appear smart, but it must be even smarter to make it in the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
Apple Watch Misnomer: Wireless Charging
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
I thought Apple would surely announce phones or a wearable capable of magnetic resonance charging -- and I was sorely disappointed.
U2 Album Giveaway: What's Apple's Angle?
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
As part of iPhone and Apple Watch launch hoopla, 500 million iTunes subscribers get U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free. But what do Apple and U2 hope to gain?
CIO Worries: Security, Talent & (Sadly) 'Alignment'
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
SIM IT Trends Study also shows IT spending trending up.
Apple iCloud Hack's Other Victim: Cloud Trust
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Our flash poll finds users feel more vulnerable about cloud security in general. No wonder: Apple's opening statement of indignation now sounds a little hollow.
3 Reasons Government Must Invest In Mobile Software
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Government needs apps that meet regulatory requirements, as well as the needs of its workers.
DevOps: Stop The Existential Angst
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Want to use DevOps to improve time to market, decrease risk, and reduce operating expenses? Then stop with the navel-gazing and start taking advantage of scripting, templates, virtualization, and open APIs.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
CIO + CFO Doesn’t Equal Mars Vs. Venus
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
From my decades of experience, CIOs and CFOs have more in common than you may think.
HTC One (M8) With Windows Phone 8.1: Hands On
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
Navigating New Internet Domains
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
New Internet domain extensions keep increasing. Registering for one is pricey, but most businesses can't afford not to.
15 Tech Job Descriptions, Translated
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
What is that job listed on Craigslist really about? Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to help you decide whether to apply.
iPhone 6: Don't Judge It By Its Cover
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Taller than a Galaxy S5. Tougher than Gorilla Glass. Softer contours than the iPhone 5. But it's what's inside that really counts.
Healthcare IT: Stop Sending PCs To Landfills
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Stand up and say it with me: "It's not OK that my apps and data aren't everywhere I go, on every device I use."
CIO Of The Future In One Word: Fast
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, has a clear vision of IT's future. Learn from his experience and pick his brain at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit at Interop New York.
Apple Arms For Wearable War
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Apple is expected to announce two new iPhones and a wearable device this week. Can it crack the wearables formula?
Eric Lundquist, Pioneering Tech Journalist, Editor, Dies At 64
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Longtime industry leader Eric Lundquist is remembered by journalists, PR reps, tech vendors, and IT professionals for his professionalism and compassion
Cross-Border Digital Searches: An Innovation-Friendly Approach
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Case between the US government and Microsoft reveals the shortcomings of current laws.
What Willie Nelson Taught Me This Summer
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
What does it take to maintain fire and passion for your career over the decades?
Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Big data holds unlimited promise in healthcare, but first we must make small data seamless, simple, and inexpensive.
Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
Geekend: Your Computer Will Help You Read Minds
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Brain-to-brain communication is now possible through a PC.
Cyber Security Education: Remove The Limits
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Highly technical and high-level strategic education must come together to achieve cyber security goals.
Digital Disruption Uber-Style Is Never Pretty
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
The legal and regulatory backlash that ride-sharing company Uber faces in Germany will play out across many more industries.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
It's All About The Applications, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
For those who'd sacrifice application performance and uptime to save a few bucks: Have you lost your mind?
Microsoft Product Placement: 4 Awkward Moments
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Microsoft has spent a fortune on product placement, often with hilarious results.
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