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Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
4 Essentials For Mobile Device VPNs
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
VPNs for smartphones and tablets have different requirements than laptops. Here's what you need to know.
Facebook Referral Traffic Soars, Twitter Tanks Again
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook drives more than four times the traffic of its closest competitor, while Twitter's share of referral traffic continues to decline.
DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
News  |  10/31/2014
Pricewaterhouse Coopers and partner firms urge Department of Defense to consider open source VistA for EHR contract, vying against IBM/Epic and other commercial contenders.
Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
News  |  10/31/2014
Technology helps healthcare providers break down language barriers, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
Has Email Peaked?
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
This excerpt from Phil Simon's upcoming book Message Not Received discusses how email has improved but is still riddled with problems.
iPad Air 2: My First Week
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Apple's latest iPad is a fantastic device with some strong improvements over last year's model. But you probably don't need to upgrade if you're already using an iPad Air.
Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds
News  |  10/31/2014
Joyent will apply its container expertise to Docker for secure, efficient multi-tenant hosts.
HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/31/2014
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China
News  |  10/31/2014
IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Geekend: Best Cities For The Zombie Apocalypse
Commentary  |  10/31/2014
When the zombies come, where do you want to be? Happy Halloween from the Geekend.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
Amazon and Microsoft Clouds: Who's Playing Catch-Up?
News  |  10/30/2014
Amazon and Microsoft clouds leave HP, IBM, and Google struggling with developers. Here's why.
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
Cooking Up DevOps With Chef
News  |  10/30/2014
As DevOps grows its foothold in IT departments, so do software platforms for automating configuration, provisioning, and other traditional tasks in managing infrastructure.
Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again
News  |  10/30/2014
Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
HP Debuts Sprout Immersive PC, 3D Printer
News  |  10/30/2014
HP shows it can still innovate with a novel PC designed to scan physical objects and a printer designed to create physical objects.
Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
Toromont Industries CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014
Mike Cuddy, CIO of Toromont Industries, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
ConocoPhillips CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014
Mike Pfister, CIO of ConocoPhillips, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
McGraw-Hill Education CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
Royal Caribbean Cruises CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014
Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
8 Scariest Comments Your Boss Can Make
Slideshows  |  10/30/2014
"You're fired" is scary, but obvious. These eight terrifying phrases could blindside you.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
News  |  10/29/2014
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
News  |  10/29/2014
Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
News  |  10/29/2014
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
News  |  10/29/2014
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
CIO Vs. CMO: Can't We All Just Get Along?
News  |  10/29/2014
PwC chief technologist Chris Curran discusses how to turn infighting between IT and marketing into a productive partnership.
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
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