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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?
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.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
TIBCO Shakes Up BI Market With Jaspersoft Buy
News  |  4/29/2014
Pairing open source Jaspersoft with top-selling Spotfire, TIBCO hopes to disrupt the business intelligence and embedded analytics market.
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.
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.
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.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
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.
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.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
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.
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.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Pure Storage Battles Industry Giants
News  |  4/24/2014
Storage startup raises more funds to disrupt industry with its SSD arrays.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
Salesforce.com Plans SOS Service For Mobile Apps
News  |  4/24/2014
Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS will bring a prominent help button and pop-up video agent support to mobile service experience.
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
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.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
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.
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.
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.
ADP Touts New Talent War Weapon
News  |  4/22/2014
ADP adds compensation management to its cloud-based Workforce Now app for midsized firms. Are pay-for-performance cultures crucial as Baby Boomers retire?
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.
Microsoft Deal With Nokia Closes Friday
News  |  4/21/2014
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
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.
'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."
8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Slideshows  |  4/21/2014
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
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.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
News  |  4/18/2014
Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
News  |  4/16/2014
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
News  |  4/16/2014
Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
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