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posted in April 2013
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Tech Execs Help U.K. Raise Its Procurement Game
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Six former industry players, including tech execs from Compaq and Accenture, are brought in to sharpen negotiation and purchasing skills in central government.
Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
Canada Doctors Reap ROI From EHRs
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Medical practices and the Canadian government save millions per year after transitioning to electronic health records, study says.
Follow Feds To The Cloud
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Uncle Sam is a leader in the secure use of cloud services. Here’s what FedRAMP and FISMA can teach you.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
NASA Uses Smartphones As Satellites
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Three PhoneSats, powered by HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S, launch into space as a lower cost alternative to traditional satellites.
U.K. CIOs Must Modernize, Report Warns
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Two new reports say business and government organizations aren't making good use of modern technology.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Future Scientists Showcase Inventions At White House
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Science fair honors 100 student winners in science, technology, engineering and math, as Obama announces next steps in STEM education plans.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
Google To U.K.: Don't Snipe About Our Tax Rate
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
U.K. Government CloudStore Sales Spike 300% In March
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Cloud-based government IT procurement model appears to be gaining steam after a slow start.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Pentagon Reverses Decision On Cyber Medal After Outcry
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Following a review, Defense Secretary Hagel discontinues medal that would have recognized drone operators and other cyber warriors.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
IT Strategies For Future Cities
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
How mayors and CIOs in five U.S. cities are using technology to create more efficient, sustainable urban areas that are good for business and great places to live.
Chicago CIO Pursues Predictive Analytics Strategy
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The city's IT team is using open source to build an analytics platform aimed at predicting and preventing big city problems.
New York City Builds On Its Technology Base
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
An expanding IT infrastructure and tech-savvy workforce are evidence of the Big Apple’s emergence as a global tech center.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
Android Smartphone Sellers Should Patch, Refund Or Perish
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
FTC should crack down on wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers that put their customers at risk by failing to update Android devices.
NASA Funds Propulsion System For Asteroid Mission
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Space Technology group looking at solar sails, asteroid capture among initial assignments
Navy To Digitize Shipboard Medical Imaging
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Agfa to supply digital radiography, PACS, speech recognition technology for 42 U.S. ships to connect to Walter Reed radiologists. New tech replaces metal plates.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
EHR Incentive Program Is Off Track, Senators Say
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
U.K. Accounting Software Supports Tax Filing Via Cloud
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
U.K. Eyes IT Savings From Open Standards
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
New panel of IT leaders from industry and public sector tasked with helping government cut IT costs by adopting open standard solutions.
European Lawmakers Upset ISPs, Game Makers
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Brussels proposes changes to copyright protection legislation, delays planned tax breaks for British game developers.
Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.
NASA Launches Next Space Apps Challenge
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
International competition brings together developers from around the world to create software, hardware and visualization tools for space exploration missions.
EU Accepts Google Antitrust Proposal
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Google escapes serious sanctions, but will change the way it displays some search results in Europe.
H-1B: Ripe For Reform
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
20% of H-1B petitions granted last year went to just four firms, all outsourcers. That's just one of several proofs that the controversial visa program is hurting U.S. tech.
U.K. Investigates Disappointing LTE Auction
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Audit Office launches probe into whether the government failed to maximize revenue from February's 4G spectrum auction, which netted only 67% of predicted proceeds.
U.K. IT Industry Offers Strategies To Improve NHS
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
Distance Learning Regulation Needs Simplification, Officials Say
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Former education secretary Richard Riley heads effort to make it easier for students to take online classes by standardizing state regulations.
NASA Launches Asteroid Research Mission
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Space agency sets aside $105 million toward developing technology to mine asteroids in space.
Federal IT Budget To Increase In 2014
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
DOD tech budget is flat, but major civilian agencies will see more investment.
Google Sued By British Street Mapping Service
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Steetmap suit claiming Google uses "uncompetitive" practices follows announcement by six data protection authorities that they will sanction search giant for privacy noncompliance.
British Bank Faces Probe After IT Glitches
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
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