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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
DOJ Sues CA Technologies, Alleges $100 Million In Overcharges
News  |  5/30/2014
The Justice Dept. joins whistleblower lawsuit against CA, claiming company failed to provide government customers with discounts being given to commercial customers.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Apple WWDC 2014: 9 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  5/29/2014
Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference promises to pack big software -- rather than hardware -- announcements. Think OS X, iOS 8, home automation, and more.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Federal Records Managers Caught In Squeeze
News  |  5/29/2014
Facing 2016 deadline to go all electronic, agency record keepers struggle to plan amidst budget constraints.
Federal CIOs, Take Open Data To Next Level
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
My challenge to public sector CIOs: Don't see open data as yet another checkbox, reporting, or compliance task. Use data to improve lives.
Apple Buys Beats For Brand Power
News  |  5/29/2014
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Auto-Sharing
News  |  5/28/2014
Facebook will prioritize content that you deliberately share and limit updates posted on your behalf by third-party applications.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
Federal Agencies Waste Millions On Software Licensing, GAO Says
News  |  5/27/2014
Failure to adopt best practices leads agencies to overpay for software, says GAO report.
6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
News  |  5/24/2014
Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
The era when DevOps was just for startups is over. There's plenty of proof that big companies have figured out how to benefit from this software development method, too.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Expand Your Collaboration 'Footprint'
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
Use the collaboration footprint method to reveal strengths and weaknesses in how your business shares information.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
Mobile's Next Step: Deep Linking Between Apps
Commentary  |  5/16/2014
Today's smartphone and tablet apps don't link to one another. The app ecosystem is missing a fundamental component for businesses -- but that's about to change.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Open Source Lessons For Feds
News  |  5/15/2014
White House and agency IT leaders discuss how open source can empower government IT project teams, at FOSE conference in Washington, D.C.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Open-Source Vs. Commercial Software: A False Dilemma
Commentary  |  5/14/2014
There's a religious war between the defenders of open-source and commercial product supporters. Ultimately, the question is really one of requirements.
Gmail: 5 Clever Time Savers
News  |  5/14/2014
Managing email can take up too much of your workday. Use these tips and tricks to communicate more efficiently.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
News  |  5/13/2014
Federal R&D labs have cranked out a better breathing apparatus for firefighters, and improved climate modeling, among other developments for public use, according to Commerce Department report.
FCC Tweaks Net Neutrality Proposal
News  |  5/12/2014
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
White House Issues Open Data Action Plan
News  |  5/12/2014
Agencies must incorporate feedback from users to prioritize efforts and improve data as part of G7 Open Data Charter pledge.
5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security
News  |  5/9/2014
Snapchat settles FTC allegations that the company lied to consumers about the application's security and privacy. Here's what you should know.
Smartphone Kill-Switch Bill Resurrected In Calif.
News  |  5/9/2014
Supporters of the legislation insist smartphone kill-switches must ship enabled.
Tech Bigwigs Tell FCC: Save Net Neutrality
News  |  5/8/2014
Google, Amazon, and other tech companies speak out against proposal that would allow network providers to charge extra for data fast lanes.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
Commentary  |  5/8/2014
Google's decision to end its practice of scanning student emails for advertising purposes -- and to make "similar changes" for all Google Apps customers -- is a major victory for privacy but raises new questions.
Microsoft's Smartwatch Patent: Fitness Focus
News  |  5/7/2014
Microsoft's long-rumored smartwatch concept finally appears in a patent, replete with health-tracking sensors.
Open Source's Deep-Seated Conflict
Commentary  |  5/7/2014
Heartbleed showed that it doesn't matter whether open source projects can patch bugs faster. The real issue is whether they can generate enough revenue to stay alive.
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