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Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
News  |  11/28/2014
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
What Healthcare Can Learn From CHS Data Breach
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Security breach that exposed personal data on 4.5 million Tennessee healthcare system patients offers key lessons to prevent similar cyber attacks.
Retired NASA CIO: Working Harder Than Ever
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Retired from government service, Linda Cureton is putting long hours into a consulting business (but also envisioning a "real" retirement someday).
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Commentary  |  11/24/2014
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker
News  |  11/24/2014
Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy?
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
H-1B Visa Program: 13 Notable Statistics
Slideshows  |  11/20/2014
Demand for new H-1B visas is expected to considerably outpace supply in the coming year. Consider these 13 instructive figures.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
News  |  11/17/2014
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
News  |  11/14/2014
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
L-1 Visas: H-1B's Quiet, Powerful Cousin
News  |  11/14/2014
You're probably familiar with H-1B visas and the annual cap on them. Their lesser-discussed cousin, the L-1, has no such yearly limit.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
ATP: Don't Give Up On Prevention
Commentary  |  11/13/2014
As businesses rely on more complex systems with more tools from different vendors, traditional security measures are becoming increasingly inadequate.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
Slideshows  |  11/13/2014
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Salesforce.com Lightning Connect Taps Real-Time Data
News  |  11/13/2014
Salesforce.com adds data-integration option for accessing up-to-the-minute data from sources such as SAP apps and Oracle databases.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
News  |  11/12/2014
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
NASA Explores New World Of Open Data
News  |  11/12/2014
NASA has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
News  |  11/10/2014
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Data Breaches: 8 Tips For Board-Level Discussions
Commentary  |  11/10/2014
Recent high-profile breaches put you in the board's spotlight on security. Here's how to shine.
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
2015 Government IT Spending: 3 Suggestions
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
New procurement practices help government CTOs meet mission objectives while making the most of limited agency dollars.
Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
News  |  11/6/2014
Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
Bringing DevOps To The Federal Government
Commentary  |  11/6/2014
Government needs the disciplined flexibility of DevOps. Is your agency ready for it?
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
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