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Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
News  |  9/30/2014
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
Coffee Shops' WiFi Ranked
News  |  9/30/2014
Starbucks ranks first in WiFi speed, but nobody is offering really fast connections, a new study says.
Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
Parenting Tips From IT Pros
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Make sure you're raising Junior the IT way.
Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
News  |  9/30/2014
For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Stop Doing This On LinkedIn Now
News  |  9/30/2014
Watch out for these missteps that might undermine your presence on the professional networking site.
Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
News  |  9/29/2014
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
Ello: Why Users Will Say Goodbye
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
Hundreds of thousands of users have flocked to new social network Ello, which promises it won't sell advertising or your data. Here's why they won't stay.
Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
News  |  9/29/2014
Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
News  |  9/29/2014
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
Microsoft Adds Compute-Intensive Servers On Azure
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft intros D series for Azure, a virtual server with lots of SSDs for big data and analytics.
Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
Smuggled iPhones Not Hot In China
News  |  9/29/2014
Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices smuggled into China slows dramatically, even as Apple prepares to start selling the devices there.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early
News  |  9/29/2014
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
News  |  9/29/2014
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
News  |  9/29/2014
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
Tech In Far-Flung Settings
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014
Technology is finding its way into formerly inaccessible places, often with amazing or beautiful results. But are you ready for drone selfies?
Windows Threshold Event: 6 Things To Expect
News  |  9/27/2014
Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
News  |  9/27/2014
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
DevOps Talent: Grow It Internally
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
Automation and web-scale operations will flourish with home-grown DevOps talent. Here's how to nurture your organization's expertise.
BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2014
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
Microsoft, Google & Apple: Education Smackdown
News  |  9/26/2014
Microsoft tries to woo students with free Office 365 accounts as Apple and Google continue to make gains in the classroom.
3 Trends Make Digital Disruption An Urgent Priority
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
Join us at our InformationWeek IT Leadership Summit to sharpen your leadership skills and expand your strategic thinking about digital business.
Apple iPhone 6 Bendgate: Top 10 Tweets
News  |  9/26/2014
Apple says a bend in the iPhone 6 Plus is "extremely rare" but that didn't stop anyone from poking fun.
5 Steps To Better Branch Office IT Support
News  |  9/26/2014
Start by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, improve worker productivity, and cut costs.
Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
News  |  9/26/2014
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Won't Break iPhones
News  |  9/26/2014
Apple pushes out an update to its update that bricked new iPhones.
iOS In-App Browsing Poses Security Risk
News  |  9/26/2014
iOS developer warns that browser windows invoked within third-party apps allow information theft.
Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
Grumpy IT Guy: Finance Wars
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
Finance gets mad that we moved their printer and starts acting out. I may ask them to manage virtual machines if they don't start doing their own work.
Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
News  |  9/26/2014
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
Slideshows  |  9/26/2014
Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
Amazon Expands Twitter Trial To Wish Lists
News  |  9/25/2014
Twitter users can save Amazon products to their wish list by replying to tweets with the #AmazonWishList hashtag.
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