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Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
News  |  10/31/2014
Pricewaterhouse Coopers and partner firms urge Department of Defense to consider open source VistA for EHR contract, vying against IBM/Epic and other commercial contenders.
Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
News  |  10/28/2014
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
News  |  10/28/2014
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
News  |  10/27/2014
MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
News  |  10/24/2014
Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
News  |  10/23/2014
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
News  |  10/21/2014
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
News  |  10/17/2014
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
News  |  10/16/2014
Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
10 Robots Changing The World
Slideshows  |  10/15/2014
Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
News  |  10/15/2014
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
News  |  10/15/2014
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Commentary  |  10/15/2014
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
News  |  10/14/2014
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Flight Attendants Want Mobile Device Ban Reinstated
News  |  10/13/2014
Largest union of flight attendants sues FAA, seeks reinstatement of ban against the use of smartphones and tablets during takeoffs and landings.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
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