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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
Amazon Kindle Fire Meets Enterprise: Security Advice
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
How do you secure these devices, and prevent them from accessing the network, without help from your mobile device management system?
Don't Get Burned: 4 Steps To A Cloud SLA
News  |  9/28/2011
Negotiating service-level agreements with providers is a matter of metrics, performance targets, and realistic remedies.
Health IT Ready To Tackle ACO's Challenges
News  |  9/28/2011
The feds have yet to explain exactly what's needed to participate in an Accountable Care Organization, but many providers are ready jump on the bandwagon anyway.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
News  |  9/27/2011
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching.
5 Mobile Security Issues To Watch
News  |  9/27/2011
Enterprises need to give up some control of devices and focus on what matters--securing the data. Stay on top of these 5 mobile security points.
Crowdsourcing Cracks AIDS Mystery, What's Next?
News  |  9/27/2011
Online game players recently helped solve a tough problem with analysis of AIDS proteins. InnoCentive uses same approach to solve challenges for businesses.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
U.S. Ranked No. 1 In Tech Competitiveness
Commentary  |  9/26/2011
The U.S is extending its global lead, according to a new study, but other countries are moving up the innovation chain.
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan
News  |  9/26/2011
With the deadline to migrate to HIPAA 5010 electronic transaction standards looming, Healthcare Information and Management System Society questions whether the industry is ready.
How Will Mobile Reshape Online Advertising?
News  |  9/26/2011
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
IT Executives Reject Meaningful Use Metadata Standards
News  |  9/26/2011
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has asked HHS not to include metadata standards to support Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
Facebook Looks Beyond Like, But Not Far Enough
Commentary  |  9/23/2011
Facebook says it's defining a new language for how people connect. In this limited language, you are what you eat, watch, read, and buy.
Firefox Enterprise Support: Mozilla Changes Its Tune
News  |  9/23/2011
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
CIO Profiles: Eric Williams Of Catalina Marketing
News  |  9/23/2011
Important lesson learned along the way: If you enjoy your work and strive to add value, you'll be successful.
Take Charge Of Your Mobile App Strategy
News  |  9/22/2011
Most IT shops are outsourcing the actual development of mobile apps. But IT leaders still must set a clear strategy for how they'll develop, deploy, and support these apps.
Is A Customer Now In Charge of HP?
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
As eBay CEO, Meg Whitman ran a business built on technology. Will she have a better ear for what CIOs want to hear from HP?
Dangerous Intersection Of Mobility And Credit
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
The next iteration of virtual currencies like Farm Cash could do real-world damage to your wallet.
10 Mobile Security Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  9/22/2011
Who are the key players in the fast-changing mobile security world? These 10 mobile operating system and mobile device management vendors should be on your radar screen.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Set For Trial
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
AT&T plans to argue that the merger with T-Mobile is a good idea because of efficiencies.
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
News  |  9/21/2011
Company tells Congress that it acts in the best interests of consumers and competition is only a click away.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
Obama Details Open Government's Next Phase
News  |  9/21/2011
Speaking at the launch of an international open government partnership, Obama urged world leaders to foster transparency and citizen engagement.
Allowing Personal Devices At Work: A Faustian Bargain?
Commentary  |  9/20/2011
Progressive CIOs and their organizations can realize big benefits, but tread carefully.
Feds Still Misreport Spending Data, Watchdogs Say
News  |  9/20/2011
Sunlight Foundation analysis finds data federal agency reporting to USASpending.gov remains incomplete and inconsistent.
Google Wallet Open To Sprint Customers
News  |  9/20/2011
Your smartphone could one day replace your wallet, if Google has anything to say about it.
Our iPads Pay For Themselves: One SMB's Story
News  |  9/20/2011
Parata Systems recently upgraded its field reps from aging laptops to iPads--and proved ROI by saving on overtime costs and improving customer satisfaction.
EU Drops Antitrust Probe Against IBM
News  |  9/20/2011
European Commission says Big Blue also on track to resolve concerns in a separate case related to mainframe licensing.
Social Media Carries Risk At Disaster-Relief Time
News  |  9/20/2011
The federal government increasingly uses of sites like Facebook to keep people informed during emergencies. But a new report warns of a few dangers.
Salesforce.com Chatter Gets Smart
News  |  9/20/2011
Voice for Chatter transcribes dictated posts, adds a link the original audio, for making quick updates by phone.
Windows 8 Gets Security Overhaul
News  |  9/20/2011
Microsoft will include a beefed up version of Windows Defender in its next OS. That could be bad news for Symantec and McAfee.
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
Hollywood-Grade Mobile Phone Security: 4 Tips
News  |  9/19/2011
Recent mobile phone hacks in Hollywood and the emergence of an entertainment answer to WikiLeaks should remind everyone to follow these mobile security mantras.
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