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Google Shutting Down Orkut
News  |  6/30/2014
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Surescripts Taps AppDynamics To Scrutinize Apps
News  |  6/26/2014
Surescripts expects AppDynamics application performance management to improve app performance and reliability, free engineers to pursue innovation.
Mobile Security Action Plan
News  |  6/26/2014
Consumerization means CIOs must grant personal devices access to corporate data and networks. Here's how to avoid loss and corruption.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
News  |  6/25/2014
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Service Outage
News  |  6/24/2014
Service disruptions with Microsoft's Exchange Online left many companies with no email on Tuesday.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Why IT's Mobility Efforts Still Fall Short
News  |  6/24/2014
IT must support employees on the go as well as build mobile apps for customers. Both initiatives still have a long way to go.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Intel Supercomputer Processors Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2014
Intel reveals upcoming Xeon Phi update -- 3-teraflops processors boosted by silicon photonics, inventive code.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
News  |  6/23/2014
Big-screened phones are no longer a fad, global survey of potential smartphone buyers shows.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
News  |  6/23/2014
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub
News  |  6/19/2014
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Top 10 Governance, Risk, Compliance Tech Spending Priorities
Commentary  |  6/19/2014
Does your IT strategy encompass all aspects of governance, risk, and compliance?
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Yahoo, LinkedIn, Google: Not A Diverse Club
News  |  6/18/2014
Yahoo joined LinkedIn and Google in releasing workplace diversity statistics. They tell the same tale: Silicon Valley is predominantly white and male.
LEGO Design: An Ed Tech Savior?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
The iconic LEGO toy building blocks are all about interoperability, something sorely lacking in education technology.
Wearable Tech: Fashion Will Rule
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
With wearable tech, first impressions matter more than features.
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
Amazon Phone Looks To Be AT&T Exclusive
News  |  6/17/2014
It stands to reason that Amazon would have a single carrier partner for its first smartphone.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
What Amazon Phone Could Mean
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
Watch for Amazon's long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry's first sell phone.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
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