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Wall Street CIOs Have A Vendor Management Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
If Wall Street CIOs want to stay ahead of competition and ensure that high-speed trading software doesn't start the next flash crash, they need better insight into vendor-delivered software.
Why There's Confusion Over Valuing Bitcoin
News  |  12/31/2014
Bitcoin presents a new type of nontraditional, highly technical, experimental, and global digital instrument to our already complex world. That should conjure excitement, not fear.
2014: The Year Of The Digital Banking Tipping Point
News  |  12/31/2014
Digital banking went from buzzword to standard in 2014. Bank Systems & Technology's top 7 articles about digital illustrate the concept's momentum.
Data Scientist Training Programs Gain Steam
News  |  12/30/2014
More universities are launching programs to develop the big data talent businesses need.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
Samsung Speeds Up Note 4 Smartphone
News  |  12/29/2014
Samsung cancels Galaxy Alpha, adjusts smartphone lineup just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
8 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014
From Uber's dirty tactics to Silicon Valley's lack of diversity, look back at the year's biggest letdowns.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
CES 2015: Year Of The What?
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV, or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology?
2014: IT's Good, Bad, & Ugly
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Take a look back at some of the most memorable IT incidents -- for good and bad -- over the past year.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
5 Worst Smartphones Of 2014
News  |  12/22/2014
We've seen some incredible flops in the smartphone market this year. Here are the most notorious stinkers.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Top 10 Social Media Fails Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/22/2014
Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
News  |  12/19/2014
Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
Crazy Tech CEO Quotes: 2014 Edition
News  |  12/16/2014
Chief executive officers aren't always on their A-game. Revisit some of the most colorful quips from tech leaders this year.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
News  |  12/15/2014
Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
News  |  12/12/2014
AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
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