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20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
In this third installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles a world-class artist turned inventor of a building block for today's computers.
Windows 8 Device Choices Baffle Buyers
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Microsoft has long relied on hardware partners to build Windows PCs. But the mishmash of Windows 8 mobile device form factors, brands and features has left customers stumped.
Allscripts' dbMotion Deal Speaks To Larger Trend
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Healthcare and other companies will have to push more development of the technology they'll need for the challenges ahead.
Why You Should Attend Interop
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Big data, enterprise mobility and software-defined networking lead the themes for conference sessions and exhibits at Interop Las Vegas 2013.
Kaggle Winners Tapped As Data Analytics Consultants
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Building on its crowdsourcing competitions, Kaggle adds a consulting option. But are brilliant data scientists necessarily gifted advisers?
IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
Employers press for H-1B increases, while job hunters say searches seem designed to rule out U.S. workers. Is there really an IT talent shortage??
For HTC, The One Can't Come Soon Enough
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
HTC saw another precipitous revenue decline in February, putting even more pressure on the One smartphone's success.
No Google, No Microsoft, No Problem: MWC 2013
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
Mobile World Congress 2013 was notable for its workmanlike flavor. What didn't happen there was also conspicuous.
HIMSS: Should Healthcare Be More Like Airline Industry?
Commentary  |  3/5/2013  | 
Such a comparison says not only that the healthcare industry must change, but also that those changes will be dramatic and gut wrenching.
VMware CEO Causes Public Cloud Stir
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Pat Gelsinger asserts VMware ecosystem must capture customers before public cloud does. Will this be his Mitt Romney 47% moment?
BlackBerry Can Set EMM Standard With BES 10
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
The need for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that's still in almost all large organizations has been declining, but BES 10 changes everything. Instead of being a legacy server to manage legacy phones, BES 10 can be the cental console for managing all mobile devices.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Francis Cabot Lowell
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
In this second installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles one of the great thieves and populizers of the Industrial Revolution.
IT Age Discrimination Or Employee Inertia?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
There is bona fide ageism and there is failure to learn new skills in a constantly changing field. Let's not confuse the two.
What's Excel's Place In Big Data Age?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Microsoft has its own opinion. But do CIOs want to make Excel the analytics engine for the masses?
Evernote Breach: What It Means To Enterprise IT
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Cloud naysayers will insist that this incident shows why we should never use the cloud. Give me a break.
SDN: Focus On The Possibilities, Not Just The Technology
Commentary  |  3/1/2013  | 
Engineers tend to focus on the limitations of the tools we own -- how they hold us back from delivering the services the business wants. That can all change, if we play our cards right.
EBay, PayPal Fuel Future Of Mobile Commerce
Commentary  |  3/1/2013  | 
Hungry, time-pressed Mobile World Congress reporters prove mobile payments may, in fact, be as exciting as advertised.
Yahoo Flap: Should IT Leaders Ban Work At Home?
Commentary  |  3/1/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just banned working at home. But she's a CEO of a company in need of turnaround, not an IT leader.
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