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What Makes A Great IT Candidate?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
For an IT job candidate, being qualified is just the beginning. Here are six traits IT hiring managers look for the most.
Healthcare Entrepreneurs: What's Your 50+ Strategy?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to cater to the growing marketplace of aging Americans, particularly in healthcare.
Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
CDOs Replace CIOs? I'm Not Buying It
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Marketing-minded chief digital officers aren't technical enough to lead the changes that companies need to make.
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
GE CEO Talks Economy, CIOs & Tech
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
You're Sending Too Much Email
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Myriad communications tools are available, but most of us keep falling back on email. Here's why that's a mistake.
Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
Unify Joins Social Collaboration Race With Circuit
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Circuit, formerly known as Project Ansible, expands Unify's telephony and UC footprint into enterprise social collaboration. Can it compete with heavyweights like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce.com?
FCC Should Stop Coddling Broadcasters
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Spectrum is a finite and valuable resource that must be reallocated to serve the public good and keep up with technology. We can't wait until 2016 to start this process.
4 Essentials For Mobile Device VPNs
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
VPNs for smartphones and tablets have different requirements than laptops. Heres what you need to know.
Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
iPad Air 2: My First Week
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Apple's latest iPad is a fantastic device with some strong improvements over last year's model. But you probably don't need to upgrade if you're already using an iPad Air.
Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Geekend: Best Cities For The Zombie Apocalypse
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
When the zombies come, where do you want to be? Happy Halloween from the Geekend.
Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
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.
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