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Microsoft Now Alerting Users To State-Sponsored Attacks
News  |  12/31/2015
Microsoft is changing its policy after a Reuters report revealed that the company didn't alert users under similar previous circumstances.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
Raspberry Pi Foundation Says 'No' To Malware
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was reportedly offered cash to put malware on its latest boards. The organization declined the offer.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
News  |  12/26/2015
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
Hiring, Budget Concerns Top Of Mind For IT Leaders In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015
An annual survey of IT leaders, including CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and hiring managers, reveals some of the biggest trends and challenges they expect to face in 2016.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Comic: Hacking Santa
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
Santa's datacenter is the most secure in the world.
IBM Security Analytics Platform Now Open To Developers
News  |  12/9/2015
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
Google Pushes Security Patches For Nexus Devices In 1st Android 6 Update
News  |  12/8/2015
Google plans to update its Nexus-branded handsets this week with a security patch. It's also adding tons of new emojis. This marks the first set of updates to its Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system.
BlackBerry: 8 Ways It Can Be Saved
Commentary  |  12/7/2015
BlackBerry continues to underwhelm. Here are eight ways CEO John Chen can turn things around.
Calico Scales Networking To Container Orchestrators
News  |  12/4/2015
Calico open source project extends its reach to CoreOS' Tectonic container orchestrator for cloud container scalability plus security.
Signal Encrypted Messaging App Comes To Desktops
Commentary  |  12/3/2015
Open Whisper Systems announces an open beta of the desktop version of its encrypted messaging application Signal. The app is endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
FBI's Spy Tool Details Exposed After Gag Order Is Lifted
Commentary  |  12/2/2015
Following an 11-year battle, Nicholas Merrill finally gets to publicly talk about the FBI's National Security Letter, which demanded he hand over a wide swath of private information about one of his ISP customers.


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