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In The Cloud, Goliath Generally Thumps David. Sorry, Underdogs
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Shopping for enterprise-class cloud services? Don't be enticed by plucky upstarts with low prices and cool new features. Size matters.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Max Hopper And The CIOs
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
We salute the strategists, peace-makers and visionaries who turned tech innovations into distinct business advantages. Last of a 20-part series.
Disruptive Leadership: Bowdoin College CIO Mitch Davis
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Iconoclastic technology leader argues change management must start with IT itself.
Microsoft's Surface Experiment Has Fallen Flat
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface devices can't find a home as consumers shrug and enterprises focus on Windows 7 and BYOD programs.
Storage Needs To Be A Utility
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
Why should storage be different than electricity or water? Though there is no complete storage-as-a-utility solution yet, IT pros can integrate products to create one.
When Big Data Equals Big Money Waste
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
Plan carefully and involve business stakeholders early to avoid burning time and money by locking up big data in expensive, impenetrable data vaults.
For Algebra, Spreadsheets Beat Newer Teaching Tools
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
You already own better algebra-teaching software than any educational software developer is making.
Why Prism Is The Right Investment
Commentary  |  7/8/2013  | 
Let's not get distracted as a nation from the real problem: our sorry state of analytics.
Big Data Analysis Drives Revolution In Travel
Commentary  |  7/3/2013  | 
Airlines, hotels and reservation sites are making the most of data to improve booking ratios, boost revenue yield and improve customer satisfaction.
20 People Who Changed Tech: The Internet Pioneers
Commentary  |  7/3/2013  | 
Just as the Internet isn't hierarchical but a peer-to-peer network, so are its "inventors," a gaggle of visionary nerds.
FCC Needs To Be A Spectrum Hero
Commentary  |  7/2/2013  | 
FCC must ensure the spectrum auction is fair to all wireless carriers, from the smallest to AT&T and Verizon, or we all lose.
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