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How To Build A Successful Data Science Team
News  |  12/30/2013
Don't try to find one superhuman who does it all. You need three experts: business analyst, machine learning expert, and data engineer, says Lithium Technologies chief scientist.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
My Best IT Moment In 2013
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
An emergency preparedness drill brought out the best in my IT team. What were your best moments?
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
Most Customer Data Goes To Waste: IDC
News  |  12/20/2013
A whopping 80% of consumer data is wasted, says IDC, and marketing and IT must work together to fix that.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
News  |  12/19/2013
Google's latest Transparency Report sees a rise in efforts by governments to erase criticism.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
IBM's Predictions: 6 Big Data Trends In 2014
News  |  12/18/2013
A big data expert shares predictions based on feedback from IBM's enterprise clients. Is it time to update your strategy?
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
IBM: City Analytics Is Key Trend
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
IBM's annual list of the top 5 innovative technologies includes smart cities, and it's not just hype.
Microsoft Exec To Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  12/18/2013
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
How CIOs And CMOs Can Be Better Partners
Commentary  |  12/17/2013
CIOs can do a better job of collaborating with CMOs in three areas: people, process, and technology.
Elon Musk: I Thought Tesla Was Dying
News  |  12/16/2013
Speaking at the Dell World conference, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discusses innovation, teamwork, and risk taking.
ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
6 More Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Buying business software can be a tricky business. Pay attention to these truths and warnings.
5 Higher Education CIOs: InformationWeek's Chiefs Of The Year
News  |  12/16/2013
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Energy Department Breach Years In Making, Investigators Say
News  |  12/13/2013
July data breach that affected up to 150,000 employees traces back to a string of managerial and technical failures, investigators conclude.
IT Millennials: CEO Or Bust
News  |  12/13/2013
Young IT professionals have more C-suite ambitions than their older colleagues -- but don't necessarily covet the CIO role.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Gmail Shows Images By Default
News  |  12/12/2013
Google now serves images through a proxy server to improve both security and the user experience. Marketers might not like the change, though.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Are Legacy Systems Keeping You Prisoner?
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
Does your organization depend on a decades-old IT infrastructure? Here are some strategies for breaking out of outdated systems that are too risky to leave in place.
HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
It's not fair to just point the finger at technology or its implementers when IT projects go bad. Let's talk about the business team that originally defined the project vision.
A Practical Approach To Project Portfolio Management, Part 3
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
How do you decide whose projects get back burnered? Don't make it a popularity contest. Run the numbers.
Dell Gets Into Chromebook Game
News  |  12/11/2013
Google is now working with all the major PC makers.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
2014 Healthcare Industry Forecast: Sweeping Change
News  |  12/11/2013
Long-percolating trends will come to a head with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rise of private exchanges, says PwC report.
Google Sheets Gets Offline Editing
News  |  12/11/2013
Update to Google's online spreadsheet app brings much needed speed and other features.
The Customer Chooses The Web Browser, Stupid
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Requiring customers to use a specific kind of technology to access your website or web apps is 1990s thinking.
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