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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Pizza & Leadership: 4 Lessons
Commentary  |  5/30/2014
If you want to be a good leader, treat your team members in a way that makes them want to buy you a pizza. Allow us to explain.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Open Data Coalition Criticizes SEC Backtracking
News  |  5/29/2014
Congress urged to direct SEC to require small public companies to file financial data in open data formats.
Amazon, Microsoft Star In Gartner Cloud Magic Quadrant
News  |  5/29/2014
Gartner reshuffles the deck on its 2014 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. AWS still holds a leader card, but look who's falling.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Federal Records Managers Caught In Squeeze
News  |  5/29/2014
Facing 2016 deadline to go all electronic, agency record keepers struggle to plan amidst budget constraints.
Federal CIOs, Take Open Data To Next Level
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
My challenge to public sector CIOs: Don't see open data as yet another checkbox, reporting, or compliance task. Use data to improve lives.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Gartner: Chinese Server Vendors Find Fortune
News  |  5/28/2014
Gartner finds server shipments fell in the first quarter, but conditions are leveling off and Chinese vendors are on the rise.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
FedRAMP Cloud Standards Deadline: What Comes After
Commentary  |  5/28/2014
The June 5 deadline for federal agencies to certify operations to the cloud is just the beginning. Agencies must still stay on top of daily cloud security.
VMware 'Machine Learning' Helps Spot Trouble
News  |  5/28/2014
VMware vCenter Log Insight update helps IT recognize potential trouble before it occurs, offers information about into third-party software operations.
PaaS, Docker, And The Future Of Orchestration
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Currently IT's best bet for orchestration hinges on management systems that remotely execute scripts on servers. But what's the answer for platform-as-a-service setups?
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Federal Agencies Waste Millions On Software Licensing, GAO Says
News  |  5/27/2014
Failure to adopt best practices leads agencies to overpay for software, says GAO report.
Big Data Debate: Do Analytics Trump Intuition?
News  |  5/27/2014
C-suite types often scoff at the notion that software can outperform insights acquired from years in the trenches. Fear not: Analytics will complement, not replace us.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
IT Leaders Must Assume New Role: Marketers
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Marketing isn't just the CMO's job. Getting directly involved with customer engagement is necessary for your IT career and your company's success, experts at Authority 2014 explained.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
House Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying
News  |  5/23/2014
Bill would stop NSA bulk collection of phone bill data, but privacy advocates say it lacks teeth.
Rackspace Addresses Cloud Storage Outage
News  |  5/23/2014
Solid state disk capacity shortage disrupts some Cloud Block storage customers' operations in Rackspace's Chicago and Dallas data centers.
IT Talent Retention Myths: Projects Don't Rule
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
InformationWeek's annual IT Salary Survey reveals surprises about how much IT pros value leading-edge tech projects, great bosses, and prestigious employers.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Is It Time To Ask For A Raise?
News  |  5/22/2014
IT executives who are female or over 55 years old may be underpaid compared to their peers, according to InformationWeek's 2014 US IT Salary Survey.
Banks Fight Big Data Talent Gap
News  |  5/22/2014
Salaries are up for banking IT staff and managers, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Analytics Salary Survey.
Insurers In Tough Battle For IT Talent
News  |  5/22/2014
More than one-third of insurance IT pros are looking for new jobs, according to InformationWeek's 2014 IT Salary Survey. Social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud are in highest demand.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
8 Financial Services IT Salary Trends
News  |  5/22/2014
Technology pros in banking and securities continue to see their salaries rise, but workers are looking for training, flexibility, and job security as well.
Autodesk's Spark: Android Of 3D Printing?
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
An open-source 3D platform backed by an established company like Autodesk could spur a new wave of 3D printing experiments and initiatives.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Healthcare Consumerization: Side Effects May Include...
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
The consumerization of healthcare -- with consumers choosing their own drugs and health plans -- can have the unwanted side effect of struggling to meet customer demands. Here's how healthcare organizations can cope.
Big Data Salaries Top BI, Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
Salaries for business intelligence and data warehousing pros are stagnating. But big data analytics experts and data scientists are cleaning up, surveys show.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Cloud Migration: Harder Than It Looks
News  |  5/21/2014
Federal IT leaders say moving email and human resources applications to the cloud is not easy but claim their efforts have been successful.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
FCC Busts Online Retailer For Counterfeit Smartphones
News  |  5/21/2014
FCC's Enforcement Bureau charges Panasystem with importing devices marked with unauthorized Samsung and BlackBerry labels.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
The era when DevOps was just for startups is over. There's plenty of proof that big companies have figured out how to benefit from this software development method, too.
Federal IT Salaries Strong, But Trouble Looms
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
Government IT still pays better than other industries. But after three years of belt-tightening, half of federal IT employees are looking for a new job, InformationWeek salary survey shows.
10 Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  5/21/2014
Looking for big data expertise on Twitter? Start by following these 10 industry players.
Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
News  |  5/20/2014
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
IT Salaries: 8 Cold Hard Facts
Slideshows  |  5/20/2014
InformationWeek's 17th annual IT Salary Survey examines the highest- and lowest-paying industries, the lucrative skills, and the best titles. How does your job stack up?
Cisco's 3 Commandments
Commentary  |  5/20/2014
At Cisco Live, CEO John Chambers pledged to lead customers to the promised land -- if they follow a few commandments.
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