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Feds Strengthen Identity Protection
Patience Wait,
News
President Obama signs executive order directing agencies to move to multi-factor authentication for transactions with citizens.
By Patience Wait , 10/21/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 10/22/2014
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SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/21/2014
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IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
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Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
Commentary
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 10/20/2014
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Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/17/2014
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Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/17/2014
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ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Mark Warner, US Senator
Commentary
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
By Mark Warner US Senator, 10/17/2014
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Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/16/2014
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Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/16/2014
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Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/16/2014
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Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/15/2014
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10 Robots Changing The World
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/15/2014
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Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/15/2014
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Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/15/2014
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9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/15/2014
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Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Julie M. Anderson, Managing Director, Civitas Group
Commentary
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
By Julie M. Anderson Managing Director, Civitas Group, 10/15/2014
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Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/14/2014
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MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/14/2014
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