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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/9/2016
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AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/8/2016
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BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/27/2016
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Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/20/2016
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10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/3/2016
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Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/29/2016
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US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/16/2016
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Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/11/2016
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US Cyber Command Could Be Elevated To Major Cyber Weapon Unit
Dark Reading Staff,
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Obama administration debates separating Cyber Command from NSA in battle against cyber threats and Islamic State, say sources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2016
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Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/9/2016
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'Mayhem' System Wins DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/5/2016
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IBM: AI Should Stand For 'Augmented Intelligence'
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Answering the White House's call for input on artificial intelligence, IBM argues the technology should be designed to assist people rather than replace them.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/4/2016
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Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control. However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/2/2016
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