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Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
News  |  9/30/2014
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014
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.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
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.
Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
News  |  9/29/2014
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
News  |  9/29/2014
Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
News  |  9/29/2014
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014
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.
Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
News  |  9/29/2014
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
News  |  9/27/2014
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
iOS In-App Browsing Poses Security Risk
News  |  9/26/2014
iOS developer warns that browser windows invoked within third-party apps allow information theft.
Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
News  |  9/26/2014
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
Slideshows  |  9/26/2014
Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
News  |  9/25/2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.
Workday Student Debuts With Higher-Ed Recruiting
News  |  9/25/2014
Workday steps up competition against Oracle PeopleSoft with Workday Student suite. Recruiting is first of seven components.
4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
Hortonworks Invests In Spark On Hadoop
News  |  9/24/2014
Hortonworks improves Hive integration, plans security and performance upgrades for hot Spark in-memory analytics platform.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
News  |  9/24/2014
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
5 SaaS Myths Busted
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
From "SaaS promotes shadow IT" to "SaaS saves time and money," an InformationWeek survey finds that it's time to retire some old saws.
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
News  |  9/24/2014
The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
News  |  9/20/2014
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?
News  |  9/19/2014
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
Federal Shared Services Gains Traction
News  |  9/19/2014
US Treasury official sees shared services boosting productivity and transparency.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Federal Inaction Breeds ID Theft, Says Frank Abagnale
News  |  9/18/2014
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.
Enterprise Social Networks: 4 Pillars
News  |  9/18/2014
Success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
FCC In-Flight Cellphone Ban: Fight's On
News  |  9/17/2014
Lobbyists and legislators urge the FCC not to reverse its 23-year-old ban on using cellphones during airline flight.
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
Open Source Fix For US Voting System?
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
News  |  9/12/2014
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
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