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ARM: Why Virtualization Belongs In Smartphone Hardware
News  |  4/30/2012
ARM's lead mobile strategist explains why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 fits in. See our video coverage.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Many EHRs Not Ready For Meaningful Use
News  |  4/30/2012
Study finds that only 11% of physicians have the technical capabilities to meet federal standards that define how an electronic health record system is to be used in a meaningful way.
5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
News  |  4/30/2012
Here's advice on how small and midsize businesses can handle negative customer feedback on social platforms without becoming overwhelmed.
So What Was Wrong With ICD-9?
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
As your IT team makes the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system, doctors will insist that the older system worked just fine. Here's your comeback.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
Physician EHR Adoption Varies With Age, Specialty, Affiliation
News  |  4/26/2012
Study suggests that older, small-practice, specialist, and independent doctors are less likely to have EHRs than are other physicians.
DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk
News  |  4/26/2012
Agency seeks to transform non-functioning Earth-orbiting satellites into refurbished communications systems.
IaaS A Bad Deal? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.
5-Step IaaS Migration Plan
News  |  4/26/2012
SMBs have saved big buying complex software on a subscription model. Here's how to determine if infrastructure services can pay off, too.
Communications Outsourcing: How To Prep For Success
News  |  4/25/2012
When outsourcing management of communications networks, poor prep work can do in the project. Here's advice on SLAs and related keys to success.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Slideshows  |  4/25/2012
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
Infor Reinvented: Enterprise Software's 'Biggest Startup'
News  |  4/25/2012
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
News  |  4/24/2012
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Philips, Vidyo Partner To Extend Telehealth
News  |  4/24/2012
Collaboration aims to expand telemedicine services into specialties such as pediatrics, neurology, emergency care, home health, and transitional care.
Compliance Policy Development: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  4/24/2012
Consider this advice to make sure your governance and compliance policies are written wisely.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
News  |  4/24/2012
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
ICD-10 Boosts Appeal Of Computer-Assisted Coding Tools
News  |  4/23/2012
Growing number of hospitals and other inpatient organizations plan to purchase computer-assisted coding tools to help with ICD-10 mandate, says new KLAS Research report.
Can Software Help Infosys Out Of Financial Rut?
Commentary  |  4/23/2012
A digital marketing platform called BrandEdge is the Indian company's newest attempt to sell software, not just IT and BPO services. It's got its work cut out for it.
U.S. Suspends Controversial Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012
Funding stopped for USAID program that trained students in the Philippines to work in offshore, English language call centers serving U.S. companies.
3 Mobile Trends SMBs Might Be Missing
News  |  4/23/2012
There's a gap between small and midsize businesses when it comes capitalizing on mobile--but forward-thinking firms can still reap advantages.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/23/2012
Skype for Windows Phone lags behind the experience available to Android and iOS devices, based on my experience trying it out on a Nokia Lumia 800.
As More Docs Use Digital Records, So Will Consumers
Commentary  |  4/23/2012
HITECH Act is prompting widespread adoption of e-health records, but there's more to "Meaningful Use" than what's in the government's programs.
Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
News  |  4/23/2012
Executive order would punish countries or companies that help Iran and Syria use communications networks to track dissidents.
Lawmakers Slam USAID Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012
Congressmen say U.S.-funded initiative to train call center workers in the Philippines puts American jobs at risk.
Infor Socializes, Localizes Its Enterprise Apps
News  |  4/23/2012
Infor blends social-networking and a cloud-based tax and regulatory approach with its down-to-business ERP systems.
Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle
News  |  4/20/2012
Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011.
A Fresh Approach To Personal Health Records
News  |  4/20/2012
Personal health records have their problems, but programs like Passport To Trust are addressing them with some genuine innovations.
NYC Selects BigApps Contest Winners
News  |  4/19/2012
New York City's third annual developers' contest awarded $50,000 for apps that help users take advantage of what the city has to offer.
Google, Tech Execs Accelerate Space Privatization
News  |  4/19/2012
Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and ex-Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi are backing Planetary Resources, a new space exploration company to be unveiled April 24.
For Verizon, iPhone Outsells All LTE Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  4/19/2012
Verizon Wireless sold more iPhones in its most recent quarter than all its LTE 4G smartphones combined.
Workday Courts Mobile Users, Large Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2012
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
HTC One S: T-Mobile's First Android 4.0 Phone
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Fast, sleek HTC One S zooms along on 42Mbps HSPA+ and takes pictures incredibly fast. It's the best phone available from the nation's fourth-largest carrier.
Next Valley View: SuccessFactors, Zynga, And More
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Tune into the April 24 episode of our live Web TV show to hear about SuccessFactors' answer to Salesforce.com's Chatter, Zynga's private cloud, and much more.
IBM's First Quarter: Where's The Growth?
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Big Blue might need to further cut costs to meet earnings goals as its top line sputters, but customers could suffer if it's too aggressive.
Asian Call Center Workers Trained With U.S. Tax Dollars
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Multimillion dollar USAID program trains college students in the Philippines to work in offshore call centers, but one Congressman tells InformationWeek he's going to put a stop to it.
RIM Blackberry OS, Anyone? Tech Vendors Won't Bite
Commentary  |  4/17/2012
Research In Motion needs to explore strategic options, one of which could be licensing out BlackBerry OS 10. This won't save the company.
Hillary Clinton Lauds Global Open Government Efforts
News  |  4/17/2012
Secretary of State says countries that are open with data will flourish, while closed nations will have trouble with stability and security.
A Formula 1 Racing Team's Mobile Development Makeover
News  |  4/17/2012
Are your SMB's mobile apps any good? IT chief for Lotus F1 racing team shares how he answered that question and improved mobile app development techniques.
Air Force IT Strategy Stresses Mobile, Thin Clients
News  |  4/16/2012
Agency seeks an additional 2,725 iPads and updates a procurement for a virtual desktop infrastructure to support most of the Air Force.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
Despite Flaws, Personal Health Records Are Smart Medicine
Commentary  |  4/16/2012
Many consumers have concerns about data breaches; others complain about "Big Brother" watching. Here's my take on why the benefits of PHRs outweigh the risks.
Samsung's Next Galaxy: 3 Possibilities
Commentary  |  4/16/2012
Samsung will reveal the "next Galaxy" on May 3 in London. Several intriguing Samsung smartphone developments are on the runway.
Balsillie's Secret Plan to Save RIM: Crazy Or Smart?
Commentary  |  4/13/2012
After RIM's board shot down former chief Jim Balsillie's big idea to turn the company around, he quit. Now RIM's survival depends on BlackBerry 10.
VA: Remove Copayments For Video Telehealth Consultations
News  |  4/13/2012
Department of Veterans Affairs proposal signals expansion of a decade-old VA program to move more healthcare out of expensive hospitals and into patients' homes.
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