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A New Dawn for System Design

Are you building business apps that employees love to use and can pick up without training? If not, you need a different kind of design team, says design consultant Harold Hambrose.


Google's Move Into Home Automation Means Even Less Privacy

Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

Why You Need to Load Test Your Website

There are multiple approaches to load testing your website, but one thing is certain: Organizations that fail to see how their sites will handle sudden surges in traffic do so at their own risk.

HP Places Its Data Center Bet on 'The Machine'

Many industry leaders over the years have developed technology to drive data center innovation. However, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle writes that HP's Machine concept -- which treats the data center as an appliance -- looks to...

Dell Executive Says HP's New Machine Architecture is 'Laughable'

Hewlett-Packard's attempt to come up with a new architecture for computers is "laughable" and would make trillions of dollars in software investment obsolete, a top Dell executive said Thursday.

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Top Ten Competencies of the Modern CIO

Top Ten Competencies of the Modern CIO: A Work in Progress

Making the Clinical Data Warehouse Relevant Again

The clinical data warehouse used to represent what was wrong with healthcare IT: An incomplete data source that was siloed to boot. But Texas Children's Hospital has turned its data warehouse into a valuable tool for clinical and...

Google Looks to Unite Work and Pleasure By Acquiring Divide

Divide consolidates work and personal apps on people's own mobile devices

New CEO tries to break Acer's reliance on PCs

Jason Chen is moving the company into wearables and other non-PC segments

Big Data Giants Cloudera and MongoDB Join Forces

The leading Hadoop distribution provider and the leading NoSQL database provider announced a partnership that spans engineering, support, sales and marketing efforts.

US Tech Spending to See 'solid, Steady Growth' This Year and Next, Forrester Says

Stability in the federal government is spurring Forrester's confident outlook

6 Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology

The cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud...

Startup Claims Wearables with its Chips Can have Up to 30 Days of Battery Life

Ineda Systems, backed by Samsung and Qualcomm, will ship its chips in the second half of the year

Law Firm CIO Makes the Case for Microsoft Lync

Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It...

Cisco, VMware Take SDN Battle to Policy Arena

The focus in SDNs and programmable networking is shifting to application policy, an area where vendors can instill their unique architectures and maintain customer dependency.

AMD Looks to China for Desktop PC Operations

AMD will be closer to key customers like Lenovo and get products to market quicker, analysts say

U.S. Spy Agencies Adopt New IT Approach

The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.

Helping Data Centers Cope With Big Data Workloads

Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC...

Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to...

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