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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
News  |  12/31/2014
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
Windows 10 Preview: How To Try It, Safely
News  |  12/31/2014
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
IoT In Protocol War, Says Startup
News  |  12/30/2014
CTO Of Enlightened says outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim.
2014: The Year In Search
Slideshows  |  12/30/2014
You can learn a lot about a person from search engine history. Explore some of the year's top search topics, according to Google and Bing.
5 Facebook Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/30/2014
Facebook tweaked this and that in 2014, but there are still several improvements we'd like to see.
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Sony Fallout: The Terrorists Win Our Networks
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
It's time to get serious. Sony hack may mark the end of enterprise networks as we know them.
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Top 10 Social Network Blunders Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/26/2014
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites really stepped in it this year. Check out these 10 boneheaded moves that infuriated users.
5 Tips For Government IT Modernization
Commentary  |  12/24/2014
Make sure you have a solid strategy to come in under budget and at scale.
A Journalist Codes: 4 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
A journalist who writes about software writes his own and finds out coding is not easy. In fact, easy is particularly hard.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
News  |  12/22/2014
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
Top 10 Social Media Fails Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/22/2014
Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Technology Training: Why We're In Hell
Commentary  |  12/19/2014
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
News  |  12/18/2014
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
News  |  12/18/2014
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Facebook Dumps Microsoft Bing
News  |  12/15/2014
Facebook ends its partnership with Bing in favor of its own internal search engine, Facebook Search.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
News  |  12/15/2014
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
Secret CIO: Stop Making Stupid Software Decisions
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
The way we evaluate and implement software is broken. Stop shooting for consensus from line-of-business VPs and start asking IT to become business experts.
LinkedIn Site Makeover: What's New
News  |  12/13/2014
LinkedIn streamlines its homepage and adds new tools to user profiles. Here's what you need to know.
Cartoon: Chief Storm Officer
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
IT overtime never ends.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
Salesforce.com Says Build Your Own App Store
News  |  12/11/2014
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
Cloud Storage's Race To Zero
Commentary  |  12/11/2014
The race to provide free unlimited cloud storage can't end well, not for the vendors -- or the customers who believe they have finally found a free lunch.
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