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Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy
News  |  12/30/2013
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? Dumb Question
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
I'm sick of tests claiming that certain traits can make or break an entrepreneur.
Most Customer Data Goes To Waste: IDC
News  |  12/20/2013
A whopping 80% of consumer data is wasted, says IDC, and marketing and IT must work together to fix that.
Real-Time Analytics Boosts Operations Staff Performance
News  |  12/20/2013
A mortgage processor for Australia says Enlighten's operations automation software enabled him to achieve a 40% cost savings and hire more staff.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China
News  |  12/19/2013
Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
IBM's Predictions: 6 Big Data Trends In 2014
News  |  12/18/2013
A big data expert shares predictions based on feedback from IBM's enterprise clients. Is it time to update your strategy?
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
How CIOs And CMOs Can Be Better Partners
Commentary  |  12/17/2013
CIOs can do a better job of collaborating with CMOs in three areas: people, process, and technology.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
6 More Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Buying business software can be a tricky business. Pay attention to these truths and warnings.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
4 Ways Gamification Can Help Your Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
Badges and other game features keep your customers happy and your employees engaged.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
It's not fair to just point the finger at technology or its implementers when IT projects go bad. Let's talk about the business team that originally defined the project vision.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
The Customer Chooses The Web Browser, Stupid
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Requiring customers to use a specific kind of technology to access your website or web apps is 1990s thinking.
Jeff Bezos Chats Up James Watt
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
What do the public cloud and the steam engine have in common? More than you might think.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
LTE Speeds, Capacity Improve In Big Cities
News  |  12/9/2013
Wireless carriers upgrade infrastructure to make sure their LTE 4G networks offer the speeds and throughput they advertise.
iPhone 5s Waits Are Over
News  |  12/9/2013
Supply has caught up to demand, most Apple iPhone 5s shoppers will find.
The Upside Of Hostility
Commentary  |  12/9/2013
The defining quality of the DevOps movement can challenge the default division of labor.
6 Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/9/2013
Pay attention to these truths and warnings about the tricky business of buying business software.
Facebook Feed Changes: 4 Ways To Declutter
News  |  12/7/2013
Facebook's newest algorithm changes may leave you with a stream full of annoying posts. Regain control over your News Feed using these tips.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
10 Worst Social Media Meltdowns Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/6/2013
Social media can be a marketer's best friend or worst enemy. Consider the year's social media-fueled nightmares.
Next-Generation Communications Have Real Power
Commentary  |  12/5/2013
NGC combines unified communications features like voice, video, and IM with the practice of true teamwork. The result is often a better bottom line.
5 Ways To Turbocharge Innovation
Commentary  |  12/5/2013
Think "creative conflict" rather than touchy-feely collaboration to get the best ideas out of your organization.
Internet Of Things Meets Holiday Wish Lists
Commentary  |  12/4/2013
Lots of shiny, new, sensor-equipped "Internet things" are on gift lists this year, from phones to fridges. Start considering the practical applications now.
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