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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.
Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Chicago, Detroit To Host Manufacturing Tech Hubs
News  |  2/28/2014
Obama announces Defense Department-led initiative that aims to boost manufacturing, add jobs.
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
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.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
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.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
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.
Healthcare Pros React To Hillary Clinton's HIMSS Speech
News  |  2/27/2014
Clinton tells HIMSS conference that it's time to take politics out of healthcare, and many health IT experts in audience agree.
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.
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
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.
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup
News  |  2/27/2014
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
News  |  2/27/2014
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Hillary Clinton: Cooperation, Technology Will Solve Big Healthcare Issues
News  |  2/27/2014
Genuine healthcare reform is possible only when all stakeholders leave their blaming, shaming, and ideology at the door, Clinton tells HIMSS conference attendees.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
The New Mobile Enterprise: A Smorgasbord Of Choices
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
As wireless technologies take precedence in the enterprise, WLANs have become complex deployments. Here's a look at the evolving array of wireless options.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
NSA Too Focused On Perimeter Defense, Clarke Says
News  |  2/26/2014
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
Facebook Ends Email: Beware Forwarding
News  |  2/26/2014
Facebook will retire its email address system in March and forward messages to your personal email account. Here's how to turn it off, plus other email settings to check.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
There's a lot of buzz around how certs aren't important. I'm calling BS, and here's why.
NetApp In The Cloud Age: CEO Tom Georgens Q&A
News  |  2/26/2014
NetApp's CEO discusses cloud computing realities, the CIO role, software-defined storage, the Snowden effect, and more.
Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House
News  |  2/26/2014
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
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.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
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.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
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.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
The Rise Of The Security Analyst
News  |  2/25/2014
The most sought-after quality in security hiring today is strategic knowledge versus technical know-how, a global workforce study says.
DevOps: The New Outsourcing
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
DevOps will change the way CIOs hire and IT pros thrive. Embrace it or get swept aside.
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.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
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