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IBM Preps SoftLayer Cloud Datacenter In Hong Kong
News  |  3/31/2014
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing
News  |  3/31/2014
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
NASA Solicits Concepts For Asteroid-Capture Mission
News  |  3/31/2014
Asteroid initiative could be first step to sending humans to Mars, NASA says.
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
Busting 5 DevOps Myths
Commentary  |  3/31/2014
DevOps is a technology movement for hipsters and your company doesn't need to worry about it, right? Right?
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Samsung Chips Away At BlackBerry's Government Business
Commentary  |  3/28/2014
BlackBerry continues to raise the mobile security bar at the Defense Department, but Samsung and others are making inroads in government mobile business.
Google Wins In Amazon Cloud Price Battle
Commentary  |  3/28/2014
Let's put this week's cloud price cuts in context. Cash-rich Google has made it harder for Amazon to profit on AWS. Whether or not Google steals a ton of AWS customers, Google wins.
Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT
Commentary  |  3/28/2014
For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality.
GM's Data Strategy Pushed To Center Stage
Commentary  |  3/27/2014
Improving data management and analytics has always been part of General Motors' three-year IT overhaul, but automaker's recall crisis makes it even more critical.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
DARPA Next-Gen Aircraft: Sneak Peek
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014
Four companies vie to develop a new breed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly twice as fast.
Tech Fear-Mongering Must Stop
Commentary  |  3/26/2014
It's time for Americans to worry more about the Luddites quashing tech innovation and progress, and worry less about job-stealing robots and privacy-invading smart meters.
Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
News  |  3/26/2014
Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
DOD Pushes Toward Joint Information Environment
News  |  3/26/2014
The US Army makes progress but faces hurdles in an effort to modernize DOD and military networks, says the Joint Staff CIO.
Agencies See Big Data As Cure For Healthcare Ills
News  |  3/26/2014
Federal healthcare agencies believe big data will improve the nation's health -- but few are prepared to use it, a study finds.
VMware's Gelsinger: Datacenters Face 'Tectonic Shift'
News  |  3/26/2014
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 5 Big Questions
News  |  3/26/2014
Will the much-anticipated productivity suite, expected to be revealed Thursday, be a hit with customers? Watch these five factors.
Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Commentary  |  3/25/2014
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
Google Turns Up The Heat On Amazon
Commentary  |  3/25/2014
Google cloud architect Urs Holzle has a plan for more robust cloud services to compete with Amazon Web Services. But Google's cloud to-do list remains long.
Windows XP Game Over: 9 Upgrade Options
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014
Some of you don't want to say goodbye to Windows XP any more than you wanted to retire the Atari. But support ends on April 8: We break down your best upgrade options.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
CIO's Real Boss: The Customer
Commentary  |  3/25/2014
As customers become more engaged with business through mobile and social, the CIO must help nurture that relationship.
10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014
IBM touts holistic approach to cyber-security, counter-fraud, and compliance efforts. Bankers, security experts, and a former White House CIO offer proactive advice.
DevOps Creates A New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  3/25/2014
What's that? Your product is the code and the code is the product and automation is your middle name? How nice. You're the digital 1%.
Hospitals Elevate Patient Satisfaction To The C-Suite
News  |  3/24/2014
Chief patient experience officers, or CXOs, are an uncommon but valuable addition to hospital executive suites.
What A Microsoft Xamarin Buy Would Mean
Commentary  |  3/24/2014
If Microsoft buys Xamarin, it will be a big shift in mobile strategy -- and good news for mobile app developers who want to work across Microsoft, iOS, and Android mobile platforms.
Agile, DevOps, Cloud: IT's New Trinity
Commentary  |  3/24/2014
Agile, DevOps, and cloud form an almost-holy triumvirate with a common theme: Software rules.
DevOps: IT's Only Chance Of Keeping Up
Commentary  |  3/24/2014
DevOps pushes two differing cultures together -- developers and operations -- but it gives IT a fighting chance at keeping up with the business.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
News  |  3/21/2014
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
Amazon Smoothes Cloud Workload Shutdowns
News  |  3/21/2014
Connection Draining enables AWS customers to shutter unneeded virtual servers without disrupting users' in-flight requests to apps.
Buy Your CIO A Gift: 5 Inexpensive Ideas
Commentary  |  3/21/2014
Consider these ideas for CIOs who think they have everything. These gifts may just keep on giving.
How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables
Commentary  |  3/20/2014
CIOs need to stay ahead of the wave by staking a claim in the wearables ecosystem through apps and always be asking: What do employees and customers need from wearables?
PaaS, Present & Future: Developers Will Decide
Commentary  |  3/20/2014
Platform-as-a-service differs from IaaS. IBM's Ric Telford predicts what we'll see as it matures during the next two years.
Huawei Kills Dual-OS Windows-Android Smartphone
News  |  3/20/2014
Huawei cancels its Android-Windows Phone plans, just days after Asus put a dual-OS device on hold.
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Mainframe Brain Drain? Not In Heart Of Texas
News  |  3/20/2014
The computer science department at Texas State University still offers a full course in COBOL programming, in part to help students differentiate themselves on the job market.
NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls
News  |  3/19/2014
New disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail the National Security Agency's RETRO system.
Red Hat Announces Linux App Container Certification
News  |  3/19/2014
Open source developer adds container certification for Enterprise Linux apps, aims to improve workload portability and ease maintenance burden.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Yahoo's 'Mission Accomplished' Moment: Talent Retention
Commentary  |  3/19/2014
Marissa Mayer and other tech employers should focus less on an aggressive acqui-hire strategy and more on moonshot engineering goals, current and former Yahoo employees say.
LinkedIn Blogs: 5 Dos & Don'ts
News  |  3/19/2014
LinkedIn's new blogging tool lets you post career advice and insights to share with your connections. Here's how to choose topics and maximize the reach of your posts.
Mobile Strategy: How & Why To Go Faster
Commentary  |  3/18/2014
Your colleagues want an information Autobahn, so buckle up and embrace the pace.
Patent Wars: No Simple Answers
Commentary  |  3/18/2014
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Steps To A Stronger Profile
Slideshows  |  3/18/2014
Do these 10 things to improve your LinkedIn profile and position yourself for the next job opportunity. Each takes less than 10 minutes.
ICANN Move Doesn't Equal Net Armageddon
Commentary  |  3/18/2014
After Obama administration announces plans to give up US control of ICANN, political partisans howl. But international governance makes sense.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
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