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, 8/25/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/19/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/16/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.By Eric Zeman , 8/15/20166 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/11/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/11/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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, 8/9/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/5/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/21/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/15/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
This is the moment space geeks have been waiting for since Juno entered Jupiter's orbit earlier this month. The NASA spacecraft has sent back the first image of the gas giant -- the solar system's largest planet -- with the best pictures yet to come.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/13/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Elon Musk, the famously brash CEO of Tesla Motors, is taking Fortune magazine to task for what he and the company considers a fundamentally incorrect article regarding a fatal crash.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/7/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The Juno spacecraft will help NASA study Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet, and hopefully provide clues as to how the gas giant formed. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/5/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The indispensable Google Maps and its highly addictive cousin, Google Earth, are getting major quality updates thanks to Landsat 8 satellite imagery. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/28/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/23/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Defense Department's historic bug bounty pilot yields 138 valid reports of vulnerabilities, most of which were fixed within two days.By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/21/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/18/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Phishing attacks against companies have soared dramatically over the past 18 months, and losses have climbed into the billions, according to an FBI advisory issued this week.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 6/15/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The FCC has won its latest court battle over net neutrality rules this week, but that might not matter as much as you think. A bigger battle is looming that includes presidential politics and the US Supreme Court.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/15/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/13/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Time to Reconsider Enterprise Email StrategyCost, time, and risk. It's the demand trifecta vying for the attention of both technology professionals and attorneys charged with balancing the expectations of their clients and business units with the hard reality of the current financial and regulatory climate. Sometimes, organizations assume high levels of risk as a result of their inability to meet the costs involved in data protection. In other instances, it's time that's of the essence, as with a data breach.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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