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Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore
News  |  12/19/2013
Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Facebook Launches Donation Button
News  |  12/18/2013
Facebook partners with 19 nonprofits to test a simple way to donate. Here's what you need to know before you use the feature.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Stop Waiting For WebRTC
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
If you're waiting for an official version of WebRTC to revolutionize your customer service, don't. The wait may be long, and real-time communications can be done today.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
News  |  12/17/2013
Video ads will soon hit your Facebook newsfeed. Here's a look at what this means to you.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
6 More Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Buying business software can be a tricky business. Pay attention to these truths and warnings.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
Twitter Retracts Changes To Blocking Policy
News  |  12/13/2013
Twitter quickly reverts to old policy -- which completely blocks others -- after user outcry. Twitter says tweak was intended to protect users from angry ex-followers.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
10 Best iOS Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/13/2013
Get the most from your iPhone or iPad with these App Store gems.
4 Ways Gamification Can Help Your Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
Badges and other game features keep your customers happy and your employees engaged.
Instagram Private Messaging Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013
Instagram Direct tool challenges Twitter and Snapchat, lets Instagram users message each other with photos and videos.
Dell Gets Into Chromebook Game
News  |  12/11/2013
Google is now working with all the major PC makers.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Twitter Enhances Private Messaging For iOS, Android
News  |  12/11/2013
Twitter's latest mobile app redesign adds support for photos in direct messages.
Google Sheets Gets Offline Editing
News  |  12/11/2013
Update to Google's online spreadsheet app brings much needed speed and other features.
The Customer Chooses The Web Browser, Stupid
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Requiring customers to use a specific kind of technology to access your website or web apps is 1990s thinking.
Social Business Rules Workplaces – For Now
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Social tools and strategy is generating plenty of hype in the workplace. But we've seen this story before.
Google Chromecast Adds 10 Apps
News  |  12/10/2013
The Web-to-TV media device has been updated as Google continues its push into the living room.
5 Facebook iPhone App Headaches, Solved
News  |  12/10/2013
With Facebook's mobile app, locating certain settings can feel like a scavenger hunt. We track down answers to common gripes.
Microsoft's Sold-Out Dell Tablet Promo Irks Shoppers
News  |  12/10/2013
Lucky Microsoft customers snagged Dell's Venue 8 Pro tablet for $99 Monday, but most others were left feeling burned.
The War On Military Records
Commentary  |  12/10/2013
The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
8 More Facebook Buttons We Want
Commentary  |  12/9/2013
A Facebook engineer developed a Sympathize button for the times when Like just doesn't work. But why stop there? The TMI button seems long overdue.
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
News  |  12/7/2013
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
Facebook Feed Changes: 4 Ways To Declutter
News  |  12/7/2013
Facebook's newest algorithm changes may leave you with a stream full of annoying posts. Regain control over your News Feed using these tips.
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