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Bad Winter Weather Meets Big Data Prediction
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered platform to gather some 20 terabytes of weather data per day. What's the biggest challenge?
Managing Real-Time Applications On The Network
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
A policy-driven approach is key to making sure video and audio traffic doesn't clog up your network and affect performance of mission-critical apps.
4 Signs You're Being Digitally Disrupted
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Accenture exec Mark McDonald offers four not-so-obvious signs you may be falling victim.
Facebook Redesign: 4 Missed Chances
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Facebook announced minor changes to the news feed, but I was hoping for much more.
Smartphone Security: Two Shades Of Black
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Boeing Black and Geeksphone Blackphone both made a splash at Mobile World Congress. Learn about the companies' distinctly different approaches to security.
Women In IT: The Next Generation
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
A walk-through at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab reveals lessons on how to solve IT's image problem.
Building A Social Business: 10 Questions
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Is your company truly becoming a social organization -- or simply "doing social?" Answer these questions to ensure that you're on the right track.
3 Strange Things To Do At Interop Las Vegas
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
From driving a bulldozer to jumping off an 855-foot tower, here’s a few unusual entertainment suggestions for Interop Las Vegas.
Breaking The Cycle Of Legacy IT Investment
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
CEOs and CFOs are often blind to the consequences of failing to modernize aging systems, says former US Air Force CIO William T. Lord.
Mobile App Dev: 4 Insights From The Trenches
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
One example: Show travel times, not distances.
Do You Have A Future In IT?
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
During the next five to 10 years, 80% of current enterprise IT job functions will cease to exist. Yet, I'm optimistic.
Microsoft CRM, ERP Push: 4 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
At the Convergence conference, Microsoft missed chances to distinguish its Dynamics ERP and CRM tools from rivals.
Google Cloud Performance Stability: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
IT consultant David Linthicum says ignore claims on performance and just test your application in a target environment.
Nicira: The Last Billion-Dollar SDN Acquisition?
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
Nicira’s billion-dollar purchase price may have been an outlier in the SDN market that won’t be repeated.
Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's Killer App?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Halo attracted users to the Xbox. Will digital assistant Cortana do the same for Windows Phone 8.1?
Communications Disrupting Your Network? Get a Grip at Enterprise Connect
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
The advent of real-time communications, especially combined with mobile devices and the cloud, can take a toll on your network performance. Learn how to manage it all at the Enterprise Connect conference.
Female IT Leadership: Find Your Voice
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
The biggest obstacle to your IT career success may be your inner voice, says Dell CIO Adriana Karaboutis.
How To Catalyze Healthcare Innovation
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Innovation can be as simple as combining two ideas or asking what's broken and needs to change.
IT Career Change & Crisis: Rapid Lessons
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
After a dunk in a raging river, a CIO offers advice on coping with the unexpected.
Enterprise App Development: A Better Approach
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Consider these four guidelines for enterprise mobile application development in the age of mobile and cloud.
Cable TV: The Monopoly That Keeps On Taking
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Everything eventually will flow through your Internet connection. That's why we need more fiber optic competition.
Windows 8.1 Update: Can It End The Rut?
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Microsoft users have been surprisingly indifferent to Windows 8.1. The company needs this spring's Win 8.1 update to reverse the trend.
The Quest For Population Health Management
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Vendors large and small seek to prove they have the right tools for proactively managing patient health, coordinating care across providers, and supporting accountable-care models.
The Broken-Leadership Paradox
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Is every hire a special little snowflake? That uniqueness affects the social dynamics of high-performing leadership teams.
Business Walls Tumble, CIOs Face Agility Test
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
As more companies tear down the walls between traditional jobs and turn to scrum development, CIOs must rewire their leadership brains.
Two Approaches To In-Memory Database Battle
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
In-memory options from IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle aren't the same as SAP's all-in-memory Hana platform.
Citrix At A Crossroads: Which Path Forward?
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
As longtime CEO Mark Templeton exits, the company must continue its drive into the cloud and mobility era. The question is, how and with whom?
Big Data Meets Threat Detection
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Security practitioners are getting a lot smarter about using security analytics and big data to identify threats in real-time. But there's a still a lot to learn.
NEC Releases Uber SDN Controller
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Unified Network Coordinator can manage up to 10 NEC OpenFlow controllers across multiple datacenters.
FDA Creates Medical App Regulation Maze
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Developers struggle to find the line between unregulated health apps and regulated medical apps. Here's some guidance.
Wearables At Work: Hello Big Brother?
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Employers must tread carefully with activity trackers and devices like Google Glass. Wearables could take real-time personal data collection to unnerving new heights.
Patent Reform: Tech Firms, Attorneys Weigh In
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Vowing to combat patent trolls, the White House recently announced a series of executive actions. What do the changes mean for technology companies and patent attorneys?
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