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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Arcadia Puts Marketing Muscle Into Healthcare Operations
News  |  5/30/2014
LaunchPad platform combines health data with marketing-optimization strategies to bring continuous-improvement methodologies to medical practices.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Federal CIOs, Take Open Data To Next Level
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
My challenge to public sector CIOs: Don't see open data as yet another checkbox, reporting, or compliance task. Use data to improve lives.
Apple Buys Beats For Brand Power
News  |  5/29/2014
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
Gartner: Chinese Server Vendors Find Fortune
News  |  5/28/2014
Gartner finds server shipments fell in the first quarter, but conditions are leveling off and Chinese vendors are on the rise.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Big Data Debate: Do Analytics Trump Intuition?
News  |  5/27/2014
C-suite types often scoff at the notion that software can outperform insights acquired from years in the trenches. Fear not: Analytics will complement, not replace us.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
IT Leaders Must Assume New Role: Marketers
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Marketing isn't just the CMO's job. Getting directly involved with customer engagement is necessary for your IT career and your company's success, experts at Authority 2014 explained.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Autodesk's Spark: Android Of 3D Printing?
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
An open-source 3D platform backed by an established company like Autodesk could spur a new wave of 3D printing experiments and initiatives.
Healthcare Consumerization: Side Effects May Include...
Commentary  |  5/22/2014
The consumerization of healthcare -- with consumers choosing their own drugs and health plans -- can have the unwanted side effect of struggling to meet customer demands. Here's how healthcare organizations can cope.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
Federal IT Salaries Strong, But Trouble Looms
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
Government IT still pays better than other industries. But after three years of belt-tightening, half of federal IT employees are looking for a new job, InformationWeek salary survey shows.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
Microsoft Kinect: Inexpensive Big Data Tool
News  |  5/19/2014
Global shipping giant DHL discovers that motion sensors used by Microsoft's Kinect are great for scanning pallets -- and relatively cheap to buy.
Expand Your Collaboration 'Footprint'
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
Use the collaboration footprint method to reveal strengths and weaknesses in how your business shares information.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Phablet Sales Surge: What Will Apple Do?
News  |  5/16/2014
Apple may have the highest share of high-priced smartphones, but it has zero share of the exploding market for phablets.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Cisco CEO: U.S. Should Reform Surveillance Rules
News  |  5/15/2014
Cisco CEO John Chambers says his company does not enable NSA spying, and that the U.S. government must establish proper policies.
Beware Cloud Price Wars' Dark Side
Commentary  |  5/15/2014
As Amazon, Google, and Microsoft keep slashing cloud service prices, smaller vendors and CIOs must both ask: Is it smart strategy to chase the lowest cost?
Throwback Thursday: This Old PC
Commentary  |  5/15/2014
Have a beloved old computer sitting in the attic or garage? It's show and tell time.
Isis Claims 20,000 New Wallets Per Day
News  |  5/14/2014
Mobile payments service Isis says it's rapidly adding users to its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
News  |  5/14/2014
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Open-Source Vs. Commercial Software: A False Dilemma
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
There's a religious war between the defenders of open-source and commercial product supporters. Ultimately, the question is really one of requirements.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Nurturing IT's Next Generation, Chicago-Style
Commentary  |  5/13/2014
There's plenty of talk about IT talent gaps and developing the next generation of tech pros. Here's how several Chicago companies walk the walk -- locally.
Centralized Authentication: A Double-Edged Sword
Commentary  |  5/13/2014
Active Directory is a great centralized authentication service for security and compliance, but Macs, mobile devices, and remote access cause headaches.
When IT Pros Don't Cut The Mustard
Commentary  |  5/13/2014
Before it comes to a transfer or pink slip, every IT project manager should take these steps.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
News  |  5/13/2014
Federal R&D labs have cranked out a better breathing apparatus for firefighters, and improved climate modeling, among other developments for public use, according to Commerce Department report.
Do You Work In The Technology Ghetto?
Commentary  |  5/13/2014
IT professionals job hop every two or three years looking for what might be the next engineering Utopia. But they usually end up unhappy.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
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