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Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
Big Data Profile: Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB
News  |  11/26/2013
Child programming prodigy Eliot Horowitz says the answer to the demand for big data analytics is out-of-the-box tools anyone can use.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
IT Leaders: Grow A Pair
Commentary  |  11/26/2013
Business management author Larry Winget urges IT leaders to stop whining and deal with more matters themselves.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
Stop Butchering The English Language
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Solutioning, diarizing, and zerotasking have lurched into the business lexicon -- but must go, says a former CIO. Weigh in with your own linguistic peeves.
How To Revive Social Business Adoption
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Tracking your social business numbers helps you know when it's time to shift your strategy. Here's what to do when adoption slows.
10 IT Job Titles We Miss
Slideshows  |  11/25/2013
IT veterans pick their favorite -- largely obsolete -- job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year-stroll down memory lane.
FDCCI: Lots Of Opportunities - Or Lost Ones?
News  |  11/25/2013
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative offered a great opportunity to redeploy resources. But agencies that didn't seize it now face a tougher investment environment.
How CIOs Can Help Build A Millennial Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Here are a few ways: Build an enterprise app store, gamify your company, and support as much consumer technology as possible.
CIO Profile: Gavin Gray Of Perkins Coie
News  |  11/25/2013
Law firm CIO Gavin Gray talks about networking with other industries, alternative startups, and making his clients happy with custom legal apps.
How To Succeed As A Social Business Sponsor
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Follow these five steps to become a more effective leader and seamlessly shape your company into a social business.
Cisco's Chambers Pivots, Avoids Reality
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Customers in the Open Networking Foundation beg to differ with the Cisco CEO's assertion that advanced networking "can't be done in software."
Microsoft's Software Licensing: Why I've Had Enough
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Our company could be so much further ahead if Microsoft would simplify its licensing terms so that non-PhDs could understand them.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
Consumer Privacy Protections Need Review, GAO Tells Congress
News  |  11/22/2013
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
Lessons From A Successful Government Data Site
Commentary  |  11/22/2013
The success stories of Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov demonstrate that the government can and does get things right.
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
H-1B Visas: 5 Big Trends In 2014
News  |  11/22/2013
What should CIOs and hiring managers prepare for in the 2014 H-1B application process? Experts say beware new twists.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Are You Recruiting A Data Scientist, Or Unicorn?
News  |  11/21/2013
Many companies need to stop looking for a unicorn and start building a data science team, says CEO of data applications firm Lattice.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
USAID Spurs Algorithm Designs To Predict Atrocities
News  |  11/20/2013
The final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention included five winners that came up with models that could predict mass violence.
An IT Industry At War
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
Who will be the next industry winners? That depends on how the Attackers, Defenders, Arms Merchants, and Customers play their roles.
SAP CEO Envisions Younger, Greener, Cloudier Company
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
Bill McDermott is trying to change SAP's conservative, ERP-centric image for millennial employees and buyers.
Consumer Tech Gives Small Businesses Big Shoulders
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
When my furnace guy treats me the way a tech-savvy enterprise would, I know the world has changed.
Are You Too Old For IT?
News  |  11/20/2013
Ageism might be a taboo topic among employers, but veteran IT pros say it's very much an industry reality.
8 Ways To Bomb IT Job Interviews
News  |  11/20/2013
Don't trash past employers. Don't make crazy requests. Here's what else to avoid in an IT job interview, say recruiters.
7 Ways To Drive Social Business Buy-In
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
A successful transition to a social business hinges on employee adoption. Plan carefully for these seven ways people perceive change.
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
25 Ideas To Improve Government – From Citizens
News  |  11/19/2013
Finalists in an event by Code For America and MindMixer offer ideas on how technology could help local communities.
Career Advice From The Future
Commentary  |  11/19/2013
How to start a revolution at work by flattening the org, taking part in hackathons, and listening to rap music.
VMware Vs. Cloud Partners: Think Hunger Games
Commentary  |  11/19/2013
Now that VMware is a provider of its own vCloud service, where does that leave third-party providers? Pat O'Day, CTO of Bluelock, shares his take.
13 CIOs Share: My Big Mistakes
Slideshows  |  11/19/2013
From tackling personnel problems quickly to not chasing tech fads, 13 CIO innovators share lessons learned the hard way.
Wal-Mart CIO's Advice For Women In IT
Commentary  |  11/19/2013
Karenann Terrell talks risk, job hopping, sponsors, and more. Are you developing the traits it takes to succeed?
Information Sharing: Applying What We’ve Learned Since 9/11
Commentary  |  11/19/2013
The National Strategy for Information Sharing builds on the lessons learned since the 2001 terrorist attacks, but more needs to be done.
Mass Analysis Of Satellite Images Aid Philippine Disaster Relief
News  |  11/19/2013
DigitalGlobe serves up satellite imagery to crowd community to analyze Typhoon Haiyan's destruction.
Big Government Software Projects: 11 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2013
Think you have political battles and scope-creep issues? Here's how one IT leader developed a large-scale information system in the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
5 Big Data Myths, Busted
News  |  11/19/2013
Be right, not fast. Think business, not IT. Don't worry about dirty data. A big data guru shares contrarian advice about the worst whoppers.
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