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Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
5-Step Plan For New Target CIO
Commentary  |  4/30/2014
Target's new CIO, Bob DeRodes, faces tough challenges as he upgrades information security processes. Here's my armchair quarterback advice.
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
Facebook Launches Business Manager Tool
News  |  4/29/2014
Business Manager streamlines workflows for large advertisers and provides one dashboard to manage accounts, pages, permissions, and more.
Tape As A Long-Term Storage Option
Commentary  |  4/29/2014
Datacenters are being asked to archive data for longer periods of time than ever. Here's why tape is an ideal solution for long-term data storage.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
8 Ways DevOps & Mobility Remove Waste
Commentary  |  4/28/2014
Use the DevOps method to stamp out the toxically wasteful activity holding your business back.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
ICD-10 Remains High Priority Despite Delay
News  |  4/25/2014
Healthcare organizations steam ahead with ICD-10 preparations, including hiring, despite delay of the new diagnosis and billing codes for at least a year.
5 Online Tools Uncle Sam Wants You To Use
Slideshows  |  4/25/2014
The White House website offers a collection of federal agency resources for the public. Think financial aid data, energy savings calculators, and more.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead To Record Quarter
News  |  4/24/2014
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
Pure Storage Battles Industry Giants
News  |  4/24/2014
Storage startup raises more funds to disrupt industry with its SSD arrays.
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Commentary  |  4/22/2014
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
Microsoft Deal With Nokia Closes Friday
News  |  4/21/2014
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Slideshows  |  4/17/2014
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
News  |  4/16/2014
Look who's getting rich with engineering degrees, according to the Forbes list of the world's top 100 billionaires.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
So You Want To Be A CTO?
News  |  4/14/2014
The role requires you to constantly balance technical and people skills, and to look ahead while fulfilling the here and now.
Twitter Revamp: 10 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  4/12/2014
Twitter's latest round of changes takes design cues from Facebook and provides new ways to tout your profile and Tweets. Get up to speed.
Hacker Weev Free After Appeal
News  |  4/11/2014
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
News  |  4/11/2014
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff
News  |  4/10/2014
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public
News  |  4/10/2014
Space agency makes more than 1,000 free apps available for public use, covering tasks from project management to image processing.
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus
Commentary  |  4/10/2014
Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.
Internet Of Things Demands Open Standards
Commentary  |  4/10/2014
IoT will shift the focus from technology to ideas -- if we get integration right. Heterogeneous System Architecture is a step in that direction.
IT, Business Exec Gulf Widens, McKinsey Says
News  |  4/9/2014
Just as more businesses recognize IT's strategic importance, dissatisfaction with IT's effectiveness is growing, McKinsey research shows.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
Google's Android TV: Aim Lower
News  |  4/7/2014
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
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