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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Government Cybersecurity Guidance Wanted By Private Sector
News  |  2/26/2014
Nearly 90% of IT leaders worldwide believe government needs to be involved in helping private sector firms set cyber defense strategies, Dell study finds.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
And The Winner Is: Big Data Oscar Picks
News  |  2/26/2014
This year's Best Picture will be 12 Years A Slave, according to Academy Award prognosticators at Farsite. Will big data get it right?
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
IT Jobs: Best Paying Titles Of 2014
Slideshows  |  2/25/2014
New Robert Half data shows IT hiring and compensation both rising. Check out the most lucrative IT job titles -- and understand the value of bonus skills.
Real-Time Analytics At Work Inside Telcos
News  |  2/25/2014
What can real-time analytics reveal? A mobile provider in New York City recently realized that 10% of its capacity was being consumed by a single application.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Netflix Deal With Comcast: Net Neutrality Domino?
News  |  2/24/2014
Netflix pays cable provider for fast, reliable service. Consumer advocates fear it's the first of many deals to come.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
5 Skills CEOs Prize In CIOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
You want to be a CIO? The road to the top isn't about what you want. It's about fulfilling the expectations of your boss and peers.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/22/2014
MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
News  |  2/21/2014
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
White House Targets Patent Trolls
News  |  2/21/2014
Obama administration reports progress, announces three new executive actions, to promote patent reform.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Commentary  |  2/20/2014
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Women, IT & The Outrage Machine
Commentary  |  2/20/2014
Business is booming for pundits who get their clicks bemoaning the existential danger of gender imbalances in high tech. But guess what? It's irrational BS.
Online Patient Reviews: 6 Strategies For Doctors
News  |  2/20/2014
Healthcare practices can't control what patients write, but they can control how they respond to increasingly popular review sites like Yelp and RateMDs.
FCC: We're Not Done With Net Neutrality
News  |  2/20/2014
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler challenges last month's court ruling, moves forward with plans to create a new version of rules promoting an open Internet.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
LinkedIn Expands Blogging Capability
News  |  2/19/2014
LinkedIn plans to open its publishing platform to all users who want to share career insights and advice.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
LinkedIn Privacy: 5 Safety Tips
News  |  2/18/2014
Protect your LinkedIn account by browsing securely, keeping your activity private, and recognizing signs of malicious behavior.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
Why Big Data In The Enterprise Is Mostly Lip Service
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Here are six reasons organizations are taking the wrong approach to big data or not utilizing it at all.
Social Business: Why Group Adoption Matters
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Social business adoption shouldn't focus on individuals. Instead, success stems from groups. Here's why.
Smartphone Kill Switch Could Become Federal Law
News  |  2/15/2014
Smartphone Theft Protection Act would require mobile phone makers to include a way to disable communications devices remotely to deter theft.
Google's Android Contract: Not Very Open
News  |  2/14/2014
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
Natural Language Processing: Big Data's Role
News  |  2/13/2014
Understanding human language, and the intent behind our words, remains a daunting challenge for computers. UK startup The Outside View aims to help.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
There's a gap between what big data means on paper and what it really means to a business.
Mozilla Plans Firefox Ads: Will Users Buy It?
News  |  2/13/2014
Firefox's plan to deliver sponsored content to new users may clash with its company manifesto.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
3 Social Analytics Mistakes: Don't Be Fooled
News  |  2/13/2014
Are you rocking your brand's social presence -- or kidding yourself? Make sure you don't fall into these common traps.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
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