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A Journalist Codes: 4 Lessons Learned
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
A journalist who writes about software writes his own and finds out coding is not easy. In fact, easy is particularly hard.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/23/2014
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Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/23/2014
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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
Eric Zeman,
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
By Eric Zeman , 12/19/2014
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Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/19/2014
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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 12/18/2014
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BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
Eric Zeman,
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
By Eric Zeman , 12/17/2014
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Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor,
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor,, 12/15/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/15/2014
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Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
John McGreavy,
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
By John McGreavy , 12/15/2014
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LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor,
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor,, 12/13/2014
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Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
IT overtime never ends.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 12/12/2014
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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/12/2014
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Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/12/2014
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Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 12/12/2014
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Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/11/2014
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The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 12/11/2014
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Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Erik Pounds,  VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
By Erik Pounds VP Product Management, BitTorrent Sync, 12/11/2014
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Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/10/2014
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The Long Death Of Project Hosting Sites
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 12/10/2014
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