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4 Essentials For Mobile Device VPNs
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
VPNs for smartphones and tablets have different requirements than laptops. Here's what you need to know.
Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
iPad Air 2: My First Week
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Apple's latest iPad is a fantastic device with some strong improvements over last year's model. But you probably don't need to upgrade if you're already using an iPad Air.
Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Geekend: Best Cities For The Zombie Apocalypse
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
When the zombies come, where do you want to be? Happy Halloween from the Geekend.
Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
CIOs Should Help Build Innovation Funnels
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Entrepreneurs know that one big idea can give rise to a killer product -- or sink a company. CIOs can take the lead in separating hot from not.
Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
CVS, Rite Aid Short-Sighted On Apple Pay
Commentary  |  10/27/2014
Both pharmacy chains pulled the plug on Apple Pay over the weekend, favoring a less consumer-friendly mobile payment alternative.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
Cartoon: Email Avoidance
Commentary  |  10/27/2014
Dodging the boss's emails? Our cartoonist offers an excuse that might actually work.
Amazon Moves Into Germany
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
Google Inbox Won't Fix CYA
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Throwback Thursday: Kaypro II Stole My Heart
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
You never forget your first PC -- especially when it weighs 29 pounds and boasts a jaw-dropping 64 KB of RAM.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
Cartoon: Hacked-Off Printer
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
Our cartoonist takes on opinionated peripherals.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Google Phones, Mobile Trading & More
Commentary  |  10/18/2014
Our one-minute video wrap-up looks at mobile trading, new Nexus smartphones, tablets from Google, and other hot stories.
Geekend: The Ethics Of Making Robots Like People
Commentary  |  10/17/2014
The pinnacle of artificial intelligence is to copy people, but is it ethical?
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