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Content posted in December 2013
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Marketing Vs. IT? Here's A Better Approach
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Join our live audio chat with Penske Truck Leasing's top IT and interactive marketing executives, who will discuss what it takes for their two disciplines to get on the same page.
The Upside Of Hostility
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
The defining quality of the DevOps movement can challenge the default division of labor.
Are You A Mobile Blocker Or Enabler?
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
When working remotely, viewing content is great, but teams also need to change documents, share updates, and kick off downstream tasks. Access-only mode doesn't cut it anymore.
Internet Of Everything: Connecting Things Is Just Step One
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Success in the Internet of Things era will depend on gathering intelligence within a thriving ecosystem and, of course, being cool.
6 Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Pay attention to these truths and warnings about the tricky business of buying business software.
Variety's The Spice Of Life – And Bane Of Big Data
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Advances in hardware, especially memory technology, make volume and velocity easier to deal with all the time. But that doesn't help with variety. For that, you need RDF and optional schemas.
What Windows 8 Needs Now
Commentary  |  12/7/2013  | 
A game made Windows 3.1 users fall in love with the mouse. Now Windows 8 needs a game as satisfying as solitaire.
An Inconvenient Truth About Cloud Analogies
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Holy cows and puppies: Most cloud analogies make no sense, says Citrix chief cloud advocate Reuven Cohen.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
Cartoon: You Know It's Time For An Upgrade When...
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Do some of the legacy systems in your IT environment raise eyebrows and cause frustration? Perhaps it's time to investigate some shiny new hardware.
How To Lose Customers And Alienate People
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Tech products need to work properly, but customer service makes the difference between a satisfied customer and someone ready to look elsewhere.
App Development: IT's New Mobile Priority
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
App development is the next frontier for organizations in a rapidly mobilizing world. What’s your strategy?
Google Attacks Amazon With Cloud Storage Prices
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Google's 60% cut in block-storage pricing is a move intended to unseat Amazon's dominance in cloud infrastructure.
AT&T Cuts Fees For BYOD Customers
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
AT&T cuts monthly fees for customers who pay off their device or bring their own.
The Rules And Tools Of Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Doctors must capitalize on patient curiosity about their own medical records.
Google Bets On Robots: Goodbye, Jobs?
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
While Amazon makes a splash with drones, Google invests in robot technologies. Depending on your profession, that could be bad news.
Next-Generation Communications Have Real Power
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
NGC combines unified communications features like voice, video, and IM with the practice of true teamwork. The result is often a better bottom line.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
5 Ways To Turbocharge Innovation
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Think "creative conflict" rather than touchy-feely collaboration to get the best ideas out of your organization.
Microsoft Is Not Killing Windows RT
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft will unify its operating systems, not eliminate product lines.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
Internet Of Things Meets Holiday Wish Lists
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Lots of shiny, new, sensor-equipped "Internet things" are on gift lists this year, from phones to fridges. Start considering the practical applications now.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Seeking Secure Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
The New York eHealth Collaborative is among several forward thinking organizations that are helping make HIEs private and secure.
Making The Case For Hadoop: Variety, Not Volume
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Paytronix manages only tens of terabytes, but it offers the perfect example of why we need more than relational databases.
How Would You Fix HealthCare.gov?
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
The Obamacare website launch was an embarrassment. Whether it's truly "fixed" is questionable. What actions would you take, IT pros, and what lessons have you learned?
5 Pillars Of Enterprise PaaS Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service is becoming a standard way to build out an agile, Web-oriented business, but beware of risks.
Does Salesforce.com Have An Analytics Gap?
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Salesforce.com spent $2.5 billion to buy ExactTarget to strengthen its analytics capabilities, so don't expect it to do another pricey acquisition.
Scale-Out Storage For Hyper-V
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Gridstore takes an innovative approach to scale-out storage and is the first storage system optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
US Moving From Technology Leader To Laggard
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.
UPMC CIO On Health IT Innovation: InformationWeek Live
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh will discuss a model for tech product development, the role of tech in healthcare reform, and more during an InformationWeek.com radio chat on Tuesday.
IT Consultants: Is Full-Time Work For You?
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
If you're toying with the idea of leaving contract work for a full-time position, ask yourself these four questions first.
Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job No One Has
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
The data scientist has been called the sexiest job of the 21st century, but it's largely going unfilled. That's a huge problem for the business world.
Google Glass And Surveillance Etiquette
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
There's no expectation of privacy in public, but I do expect not to be recorded by wearable technology and smartphones.
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