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Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/10/2014
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Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/10/2014
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Google Street View Offers Time Travel
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Michael S. Weiner, DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
Commentary
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
By Michael S. Weiner DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM, 4/23/2014
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Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
Richard W. Walker,
News
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/23/2014
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IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/23/2014
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Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/23/2014
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IT Control Is An Illusion
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/23/2014
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DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
James Kenigsberg, CTO, 2U
Commentary
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
By James Kenigsberg CTO, 2U, 4/22/2014
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Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
Magnus Thordarson,
News
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
By Magnus Thordarson , 4/22/2014
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Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/22/2014
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Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/22/2014
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EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/22/2014
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Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/22/2014
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Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
Commentary
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 4/22/2014
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Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Howard Anderson, Professor, MIT
Commentary
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
By Howard Anderson Professor, MIT, 4/22/2014
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No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/22/2014
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Microsoft Deal With Nokia Closes Friday
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/21/2014
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Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/21/2014
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