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The Hunt for the 'Goldilocks Zone' in Tech and Data Policy
Commentary  |  11/9/2019
During a preview of CES 2020, Gary Shapiro spoke about finding a balance between legislation and leeway for technology implementation.
Data Science on a Budget: Audubon's Advanced Analytics
News  |  5/30/2018
Over 100 years of crowdsourced data and machine learning help Audubon predict climate change's effect on where birds will live in the future. Here's how a tiny team of data scientists makes a big impact.
Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
News  |  5/22/2018
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
News  |  5/15/2018
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
The Transformation of Detroit's IT: From Win XP to EMail that Works
News  |  5/2/2018
Beth Niblock moved to Detroit as CIO to transform the crumbling, antiquated IT operation and infrastructure. Here's what her team has accomplished in 4 years with the limited resources available to a city in bankruptcy.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
News  |  4/6/2018
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
Government IT: Time to Catch Up
Commentary  |  2/27/2018
What's the most pressing issue in government IT? Well, the resistance to it.
Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
Cybersecurity initiatives for government agencies -- in fact, other organizations, too -- have to be proactive and iterative.
Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
News  |  6/16/2017
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/9/2016
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions
News  |  10/14/2016
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
News  |  10/11/2016
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Commentary  |  10/11/2016
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
News  |  10/10/2016
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
News  |  9/28/2016
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
News  |  9/2/2016
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
6 IoT Innovations Making Cities Smarter
Slideshows  |  9/1/2016
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
News  |  8/25/2016
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
US Internet Speeds Improve, Still Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  8/4/2016
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU†
News  |  7/15/2016
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines †
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Microsoft Tests Natural Language IFTTT Alternative
News  |  7/13/2016
Conditional Action Programmer (CAP), an experimental project from Microsoft's Technology and Research group, offers a way to automate app interactions using natural language rather than code.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service †
News  |  7/6/2016
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Senators and staffers will no longer be given BlackBerry smartphones and will instead receive the iPhone SE or one of Samsung's S6 devices.
Tesla Autopilot Crash Under NHTSA Investigation
Commentary  |  7/2/2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident involving a Tesla being driven under autopilot.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
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