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In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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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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MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon,
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Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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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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
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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
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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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NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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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Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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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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Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/28/2014
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Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/27/2014
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MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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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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IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 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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DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 10/24/2014
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SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2014
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A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
Commentary
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/24/2014
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Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/23/2014
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SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/23/2014
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