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8 Scariest Comments Your Boss Can Make
David Wagner, Community Editor
News
"You're fired" is scary, but obvious. These eight terrifying phrases could blindside you.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 10/30/2014
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Hyper-Convergence: The New Black
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
With the introduction of VMware's EVO:RAIL platform, hyper-converged appliances are all the rage. The fashionable IT architecture is also coming out in all-flash designs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 10/30/2014
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Keep Calm & Verify: How To Spot A Fake Online Data Dump
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Determining whether a data dump on Pastebin or elsewhere online is legit can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. Deloitte & Touche offers tips for how to weed out the fake hacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/29/2014
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Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/29/2014
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Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/29/2014
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Infographic: The Many Faces of Today’s Hackers
John Trobough, CEO, Narus
Commentary
How many of these hacker personas are you dueling with in your organization?
By John Trobough CEO, Narus, 10/29/2014
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Facebook Launches New Open-Source OS Monitoring Tool
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
News
Modular framework can be used to schedule and log SQL-based queries.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/29/2014
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Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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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White House Says Unclassified Network Hit In Cyberattack
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Mitigation efforts have caused temporary outages and loss of connectivity for some staff, but no computers have been damaged, official says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 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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Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/29/2014
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NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Stanton Martin, Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
Commentary
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/2014
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Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/29/2014
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iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
By Eric Zeman , 10/29/2014
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Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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CIO Vs. CMO: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
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PwC chief technologist Chris Curran discusses how to turn infighting between IT and marketing into a productive partnership.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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