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25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/30/2014
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3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Tracy Cashman, SVP & Partner, WinterWyman
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Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
By Tracy Cashman SVP & Partner, WinterWyman, 9/30/2014
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Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
Henry Kenyon,
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Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/29/2014
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DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Doron Gordon, Founder & CEO, Samange
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As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
By Doron Gordon Founder & CEO, Samange, 9/29/2014
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4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Heiner Himmelreich, Partner, managing director, and global topic leader, The Boston Consulting Group
Commentary
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
By Heiner Himmelreich Partner, managing director, and global topic leader, The Boston Consulting Group, 9/25/2014
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Data Science That Makes a Difference
Vijay Raghavan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis
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Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
By Vijay Raghavan Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis, 9/24/2014
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Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
Sherly Mendoza, freelance writer
News
The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
By Sherly Mendoza freelance writer, 9/24/2014
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The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Kevin C. Desouza, Associate Dean, Research, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University
Commentary
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
By Kevin C. Desouza, Gregory S. Dawson & James S. Denford , 9/23/2014
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IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
InformationWeek Staff,
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Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.
By InformationWeek Staff , 9/22/2014
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5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/22/2014
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Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
Junko Yoshida,
News
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
By Junko Yoshida , 9/19/2014
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Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
Patience Wait,
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US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
By Patience Wait , 9/19/2014
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Federal Inaction Breeds ID Theft, Says Frank Abagnale
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Onetime "Catch Me If You Can" swindler turned anti-fraud consultant says identity theft is "4,000 times easier" than when he was living a life of crime.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/18/2014
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3 Meltdown Moments In Digital Strategy
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
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See if you can relate to these real-life digital business problems.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 9/17/2014
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Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/16/2014
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Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Dennis Mitzner, Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com
Commentary
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
By Dennis Mitzner Chief Editor, Inside3DP.com, 9/16/2014
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Feds Hesitate Moving IT Services To The Cloud
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Government IT execs compare transitioning data to the cloud to giving their kids the keys to a new convertible.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/11/2014
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City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/10/2014
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IoT, Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
Henry Kenyon,
News
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/9/2014
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