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Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
CIOs Should Help Build Innovation Funnels
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Entrepreneurs know that one big idea can give rise to a killer product -- or sink a company. CIOs can take the lead in separating hot from not.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
CVS, Rite Aid Short-Sighted On Apple Pay
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Both pharmacy chains pulled the plug on Apple Pay over the weekend, favoring a less consumer-friendly mobile payment alternative.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
Cartoon: Email Avoidance
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Dodging the boss's emails? Our cartoonist offers an excuse that might actually work.
Amazon Moves Into Germany
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
Google Inbox Won't Fix CYA
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Throwback Thursday: Kaypro II Stole My Heart
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
You never forget your first PC -- especially when it weighs 29 pounds and boasts a jaw-dropping 64 KB of RAM.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
Cartoon: Hacked-Off Printer
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on opinionated peripherals.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Google Phones, Mobile Trading & More
Commentary  |  10/18/2014  | 
Our one-minute video wrap-up looks at mobile trading, new Nexus smartphones, tablets from Google, and other hot stories.
Geekend: The Ethics Of Making Robots Like People
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
The pinnacle of artificial intelligence is to copy people, but is it ethical?
IT Is Slow? Not Our Fault
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Everyone's telling IT to hurry up. Bah! Compared to other parts of the organization, IT is greased lightning.
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
4 Healthcare IT Lessons From Dreamforce 2014
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and data analytics firms explore innovative ways to engage patients.
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