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Lenovo's Motorola Buy: Government IT Impact
News  |  1/31/2014
Lenovo won't overcome its obstacles with US federal IT market due to this acquisition -- but deal will likely strengthen Samsung's position.
Microsoft CEO Search: 3 Things Satya Nadella Brings
News  |  1/31/2014
Microsoft is set to name Nadella as its next CEO. Take a closer look at who he is and what he brings to the table.
Build Vs. Buy: A Dangerous Lie
Commentary  |  1/31/2014
IT's eternal debate sidesteps the complexities of a fragile talent ecosystem and creates a vicious cycle that ensures project failure.
Data Management Key To Banking Analytics
News  |  1/30/2014
Banks aren't doing enough to mine customer data in search of new sources of profit.
New Domain Names For Sale: 4 Facts
News  |  1/29/2014
First seven new generic top-level domains rolled out for public purchase Wednesday; hundreds more coming. Get prepared.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
Oracle's Hurd: A 'Once-In-A-Career Opportunity'
Commentary  |  1/29/2014
President Mark Hurd explains Oracle's strategy on cloud, marketing, innovation, and those pesky startup rivals.
IBM Sells Its Business Machines: Takeaway Lessons
Commentary  |  1/29/2014
You've seen IT silver bullets come and go before? Make no mistake: IBM truly expects data centers to move to the cloud.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
3 IT Lessons From Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  1/29/2014
Think startup culture exists in some alternate reality where normal business rules don't apply? Far from it. In fact, CIOs can learn a lot from entrepreneurs
Why Free Government Data Remains A Tough Sell
Commentary  |  1/28/2014
Open government data holds great economic promise. But solving the technical hurdles addresses only part of the challenge of bringing the data to market.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
News  |  1/27/2014
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Facebook To Lose 80% Of Users By 2017
News  |  1/23/2014
Princeton University study says four out of five Facebook users will move on to other social networks.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
The Rise And Fall Of Programming Languages
Commentary  |  1/22/2014
Here's what happened in 2013 to C, Java, Objective-C, C++, C#, PHP, Visual Basic, and Python.
A Tale Of Two Cyberheists
Commentary  |  1/22/2014
Both Target and SnapChat recently fell victim to high-profile security breaches, but the long-term damage to SnapChat will be much greater. Here's why.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
Software Contracts 101: What To Look For
Commentary  |  1/21/2014
Before signing on the dotted line, evaluate these contract provisions. First of a two-part series.
Why IT Must Steal VCs From Silicon Valley
Commentary  |  1/21/2014
You don't need a Sand Hill Road address to bring venture capital to your area -- and IT executives who nurture a vibrant startup ecosystem reap big benefits.
Why Most Companies Renovate Instead Of Innovate
Commentary  |  1/21/2014
Low-risk, incremental improvements aren't innovation, but that's where most companies focus, Accenture finds.
Windows XP Last-Minute Upgrades: 3 Tips
News  |  1/21/2014
Under the gun with your XP upgrade? IT exec shares advice for a smoother, more successful OS migration.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
Look Out, Nest: 5 Smart Home Startups
News  |  1/17/2014
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google's charge into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
IBM Bets Big On Global Datacenter Network
News  |  1/17/2014
IBM will spend $1.2 billion and build out 40 SoftLayer-based datacenters to deliver enterprise cloud services. Locales range from China to Mexico.
When Analytics Meets Receivables
Commentary  |  1/16/2014
TermSync uses data analytics to help small and midsized businesses better understand how and when they're being paid.
Internet Of Things: 8 Cost-Cutting Ideas For Government
Slideshows  |  1/16/2014
Cisco says tech's new trend darling could mean $4.6 trillion in savings and revenue to governments worldwide during the next 10 years. Examine the ideas.
Data.gov Makes Agency Data More Accessible
News  |  1/15/2014
A government data repository is rebuilt on open-source code to help desktop and mobile users navigate through more than 85,000 public datasets.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
Net Neutrality Court Ruling Won't Ruin The Internet
Commentary  |  1/15/2014
Competition, not massive regulation, is the best way to make the Internet open.
Accenture Jumps Into HealthCare.gov Hot Seat
News  |  1/14/2014
CGI Federal's mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services.
D&B Adds Social Media To Corporate Data
News  |  1/14/2014
Dun & Bradstreet partners with FirstRain to pull unstructured data from Twitter along with web newsfeeds and incorporate them into the corporate data it sells.
Why Does Nest Need Google? Analytics
Commentary  |  1/14/2014
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
Tech Policy Is Not A Religion
Commentary  |  1/14/2014
"Digital libertarians" and "digital technocrats" want us to believe their way is the truth and the light. It's not that black and white.
New IT Job Site Assists Veterans
News  |  1/13/2014
Monster, the Consumer Electronics Association, and other technology entities have launched USTechVets.org to match veterans with civilian tech jobs.
Data Fog Blinds Marketers
News  |  1/13/2014
Companies spend too much time simply getting data into a form where it can be analyzed, professor says. That doesn't leave enough time for business problems.
CES 2014: Cisco's Internet of Everything Vision
Slideshows  |  1/11/2014
Sensor-equipped objects and their networks -- what Cisco calls the Internet of Everything -- will reshape your life, Cisco CEO John Chambers says. Take a closer look.
IT Analytics: Measuring Up Is Hard To Do
Commentary  |  1/9/2014
IT groups are struggling to measure their own performance, especially around cloud services, new research says.
T-Mobile: We'll Pay 'Evil' Family Fees
News  |  1/9/2014
T-Mobile promises to pick up early termination fees, offers trade-in cash to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.
CES 2014: Your Heat-Seeing iPhone Awaits
News  |  1/9/2014
FLIR says its thermal imaging attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s has camping, home improvement, and security applications.
Struggling BlackBerry Focuses On Government Market
News  |  1/8/2014
New Washington area security innovation center, announced at CES, is part of renewed focus on government customers, says CEO.
Business Casual Dress For Job Interviews: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  1/8/2014
In an age of business casual, how can you make sure you're wearing correct attire when you earn a sit-down interview at companies like Google, Amazon, and PayPal?
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
GSA CIO Coleman Joins AT&T Government Solutions
News  |  1/8/2014
Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi named acting CIO of General Services Administration.
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