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HHS Embraces Innovation
Henry Kenyon,
News
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/20/2014
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/2014
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IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/18/2014
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Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/18/2014
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DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
Henry Kenyon,
News
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/17/2014
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Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/13/2014
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Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/13/2014
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Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 11/13/2014
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Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
Henry Kenyon,
News
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/11/2014
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2015 Government IT Spending: 3 Suggestions
Chris Steel, Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
Commentary
New procurement practices help government CTOs meet mission objectives while making the most of limited agency dollars.
By Chris Steel Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions, 11/7/2014
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Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO, InfoZen
Commentary
Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
By Raj Ananthanpillai CEO, InfoZen, 11/6/2014
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The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Jim Theodoras,
Commentary
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
By Jim Theodoras , 11/6/2014
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Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/4/2014
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Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/4/2014
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HealthCare.gov's Next Act: Accenture Preview
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Brought in as a midseason replacement after the disastrous October 2013 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, Accenture says this year's open enrollment period should go much more smoothly.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/4/2014
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Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/3/2014
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Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Todd Piett, Chief Product Officer, Rave Mobile Safety
Commentary
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
By Todd Piett Chief Product Officer, Rave Mobile Safety, 10/29/2014
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In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
Commentary
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 10/27/2014
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