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State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
EHR Must Fit Into Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Electronic health records need a design overhaul so doctors can understand them at a glance -- and keep their focus on the patient.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
When Internet Of Things Meets Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
IoT will exponentially increase the volume, variety, and velocity of data, but that's not all you need to worry about.
Google SSL Decision: IT's Chance To Be A Hero
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
IT departments everywhere have a golden opportunity to look good by jumping on Google's decision to make SSL certification a part of rankings.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
5 Steps To A Healthy IT Culture
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Internal politics can jeopardize the success of IT projects. Here's how to maximize morale, encourage teamwork, and foster a healthier organization.
Gamification's Failure: A Lack Of Real Life Wins
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Gamification will finally meet its promise when we can deliver a dose of the blissful productivity gamers feel, rather than just a badge.
Smartwatches Need A Disrupter
Commentary  |  8/15/2014  | 
Current smartwatches don't offer enough useful features to catch on with consumers, says analyst. Will Apple change that?
US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: NetScout Says Secret Is Green
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
After Gartner analysts rank NetScout only a "challenger," Netscout files lawsuit alleging Gartner's rankings involve pay for play. Let's examine both sides of this street.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Wearable health devices and apps could help fill the gaps in electronic health records, if we can get past the challenges.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
Data Breaches: The True Cost
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The costs of data breaches extend far beyond the information that was stolen.
Will Google Or Apple Unseat Intel?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
How BNY Mellon Scales Process Improvements
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Along with streamlining operations and eliminating silos, the investment management and services firm found ways to replicate excellence across the enterprise.
Cyber Risk Dashboards: False Sense Of Control?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Federal programs promoting the use of risk dashboards can boost real-time visibility, but only if they are used correctly.
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
Gender Bias: Is Your IT Group Guilty?
Commentary  |  8/11/2014  | 
When it comes to gender bias, a recent InformationWeek flash poll suggests that IT groups may be slightly less discriminatory than the tech industry in general. But there's still plenty of work to be done.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
Federal Open Source Is Messy – And That's OK
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
Geekend: Scare Yourself for Health
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Acute stress -- in short bursts -- can heal, scientists say. But watch out for chronic stress.
Bring The Office To The Beach: Yea Or Nay?
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When you go on vacation, do you actually go on vacation, or does work tag along? Has our culture made it impossible to really get away?
Wanted: Honest Algorithms For Voter Redistricting
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Why can't a simple formula replace the politically charged gerrymandering that's skewing our election processes?
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Most companies remain on the big data sidelines too long, then fail. An iterative, start-small approach can help you avoid common pitfalls.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
IBM Click-To-Buy Consulting: Gimmick Or Growth Engine?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
As more tech spending moves outside IT, IBM needs new ways to get in on the action.
Social Strategy: Network-Curated Ads?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ads hand-picked by Instagram co-founder get almost three times as much action as ads people choose themselves to run on Facebook, pilot program shows.
Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
Dev Project Estimates: Stop Blowing It
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
You can build a culture of accurate development project estimation. Follow this advice to get your software development roadmap on the right track.
Introverts Can Be Great Data Analysts
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Are you an introvert in a world that favors extroverts? This dynamic creates a challenging cultural pressure for analytics professionals.
GE Capital CIO: Outsourcing Went Too Far
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
GE Capital CIO Jim Fowler looks to hire more IT employees and reduce outsourcing for strategic work -- while also embracing Agile development tactics.
Free The Health Data: Grahame Grieve On FHIR
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Grahame Grieve, creator of a health data integration model based on RESTful Web services, discusses how a simplified approach could influence the future of health data with Georgia Tech health informatics expert Mark Braunstein.
EHR Reboots: Should You Replace Your System?
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Starting over might be awful to contemplate, but acquisitions, costs, or lack of compliance might require replacing your health data system. Just be sure you're switching for the right reasons.
An IT Admin Walks Into A Bar…
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Got a good IT joke? Share it! We’re collecting IT humor in anticipation of Seth Meyers’ comedy keynote at Interop New York.
Statistics: Exciting Career For Young Professionals?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
Grow Your Tech Company & Stay Cool
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Automate everything, ditch fancy titles, and other ways a small company can scale fast without losing its soul.
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