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posted in April 2014
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Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
5-Step Plan For New Target CIO
Commentary  |  4/30/2014
Target's new CIO, Bob DeRodes, faces tough challenges as he upgrades information security processes. Here's my armchair quarterback advice.
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
Internet of Things
Flash Poll  |  4/30/2014
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Tape As A Long-Term Storage Option
Commentary  |  4/29/2014
Datacenters are being asked to archive data for longer periods of time than ever. Here's why tape is an ideal solution for long-term data storage.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
HCSC Security Chief's Secret To Longevity
News  |  4/29/2014
Ray Biondo has served as chief information security officer for nine years at insurance giant Health Care Service Corp., something of a record. He credits users and execs willing to collaborate on risk management.
Hadoop Jobs: How One Exec Vets Talent
News  |  4/29/2014
Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin reveals what he looks for in candidates for Hadoop and other big data-related positions.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
How To Blend BPM, Social Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
One example: a renewable energy firm wanted to implement more rigorous process management, but also needed to leave room to improvise.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Government IT's Investment Trap
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
Some federal agencies are falling into the trap of investing in technology rather than IT talent, especially at budget cut time. Here's how to keep the two in balance.
Ukraine Tech Firms Seek Work Amid Turmoil
News  |  4/28/2014
Lezgro, a 50-person IT outsourcing firm, urges Western companies to move IT work from Russia to Ukraine to take advantage of country's tech talent.
8 Ways DevOps & Mobility Remove Waste
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
Use the DevOps method to stamp out the toxically wasteful activity holding your business back.
Top 10 Secret Reasons Microsoft CEO Ballmer Retired
Slideshows  |  4/26/2014
Steve Ballmer didn't get the credit he deserved, as evidenced by Microsoft's strong financial position when he resigned. Here are 10 reasons you've never heard about why he stepped down.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
Marines Break From Ranks With BYOD Test
News  |  4/25/2014
US Marine Corps will begin testing whether wireless carriers can deliver secure, dual-persona phone environments for the military.
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead To Record Quarter
News  |  4/24/2014
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
News  |  4/23/2014
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Contacting Congress Just Got Easier
News  |  4/22/2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than 100 volunteer developers are working on a tool that pairs public domain data with free software interfaces.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
Cyber Espionage Incidents Triple: Verizon Report
News  |  4/22/2014
As cyber espionage grows quickly, government agencies become the No. 1 target, finds 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
News  |  4/21/2014
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
Samsung's Next Frontier: Apps
News  |  4/21/2014
Samsung increasingly looks to software to compete against Apple and Google.
'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Commentary  |  4/21/2014
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
Heartbleed Will Require Rehab
Commentary  |  4/21/2014
Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed's long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
The Sorry State Of IT Education
Commentary  |  4/18/2014
Our profession is rife with people capable of performing procedures they've been taught, but incapable of thinking through a problem. Here's what we need to do.
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