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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Azure Helps Police Store, Access Body Camera Video
News  |  12/30/2014
Police camera maker demonstrates one way agencies are using Microsoft's Azure Government cloud to run software and equipment in a flexible, interoperable environment.
Phoning Home From Mars On Christmas Eve
News  |  12/30/2014
For six simulated space explorers, practicing for a Mars mission means never having a real-time conversation with anyone "back on Earth."
Consumerization Of Government Services Starts With Case Management
Commentary  |  12/30/2014
Use a case-centric approach to transform government services into the kind of digital experience citizens expect.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014
News  |  12/11/2014
Government agency breaches pale in comparison to private sector companies' problems, but government did get hacked in 2014. Look at the four biggest incidents.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
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.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
News  |  12/9/2014
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
Security Armchair Quarterbacks: Go Away
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Cyber criminals will never go away. Instead of looking for a silver bullet, be proactive, interactive, and focus on reducing risk.
Blackphone Adds Secure App Store
News  |  12/9/2014
Update to PrivatOS adds a dedicated storefront and segregated work spaces.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
2014 In Space: 11 Major Achievements
Slideshows  |  12/8/2014
Comets and capsules grabbed top headlines, but robots racked up some firsts, the commercialization of space saw advances and setbacks, and the US prepared to resume manned space launches.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
FCC: Too Many Phones Still Being Stolen
News  |  12/5/2014
FCC tasks carriers and law enforcement to do more to deter smartphone theft.
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
Public Safety Communications: Time For Convergence
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
First responders need a better blend of reliability and multimedia capability. Until a dedicated 4G network is implemented, a blend of networks, devices, and applications should drive future procurements.
ICD-10 Delay Again? Don't Do It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Congress is once again toying with the notion of pushing back the new diagnostic coding requirement.
3D Printing: To The Space Station And Beyond
News  |  12/3/2014
Additive technology, or 3D printing, shows great promise in manufacturing products for use in space.
Who Is Your Industry's Digital Master?
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
If you think digital transformation is only happening in a few hip industries, you're already getting left behind.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
News  |  12/2/2014
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Commentary  |  12/1/2014
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
Learn More. Pay Less. Make Government Work.
Commentary  |  12/1/2014
Optimize learning tools to increase employee engagement and organizational efficiency.
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