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U.S. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech’s Next Big Thing

Various agencies' budget requests raise the question: What is the right amount of government spending for the Internet of Things?


Flywheels, Crowdsourcing, and a New Office of the CTO

John Marcante, CIO and Managing Director of Vanguard, on communication IT strategy and driving innovation

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Microsoft Wants You to Help Predict the Future, and Bet on it

The team that helped Microsoft's Bing predict the outcome of the Scottish election, World Cup games, and NFL matches wants you to "bet" on future outcomes -- and tell Microsoft loads of other personal details, too.

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Smarter Algorithms Will Power Our Future Digital Lives

Researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

Dump Your Passwords! 8 Security and Identity Breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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How to Spot a Tech Company That's About to Lose

The list of failed tech products and companies is a long one, from A (Apple server) to Z (Microsoft Zune). If you're buying IT products and services, you need to be able to spot potential failures. A firm's unwillingness to do...

Microsoft Boards Up Research Lab Amid More Layoffs

Microsoft Research is shutting down its Mountain View, Calif., facility as part of layoffs throughout the company.

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ATK CIO Says Metrics-Driven IT Paves the Way for Innovation

Jeff Kubacki does IT by the numbers. This metrics-centric way of operating not only gives IT more trust and visibility, it allows the CIO and his team to focus more on innovations that ultimately fuel business growth.

9 Rules for the Developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

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IT Execs Share Insights at 2014 CIO 100 Event

Hundreds of IT executives gathered for the 2014 CIO 100 Symposium to discuss topics including big data, mobility and innovation.

7 New Technologies Take the Field This NFL Season

The NFL's latest tech innovations will improve the game experience for players, coaches, officials and fans. Here are seven technologies you'll see this football season.

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Researchers Build Screen to Solar Power Your Phone

Using windows -- the glass kind -- as photovoltaic cells.

Innovative Effort at Fidelity Investments Results in Harvard Students Presenting New Business Ideas

Fidelity Investments hosted four teams of Harvard students who demonstrated new products that Fidelity can bring to market, the culmination of a program the investment giant put together to collect innovative ideas from new sources.

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Why Hospitals Still Struggle to Sell Telehealth

Yes, the technology can get complicated. Yes, licensure and reimbursement remain a regulatory mess. That said, telehealth is arguably one of healthcare IT's few 'easy wins' for physicians as well as patients. If your organization has...

13 InnovativeTechnology Advancements Made in Japan

Japan has fallen off the radar in recent years, but it's still a vital if quiet place of creation

10 Cool Makerspaces to Explore Now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

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Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

Wearable technology experts share insights on the current hardware and software challenges facing the industry, as well as advice on how CIOs and IT can avoid the most common pitfalls associated with enterprise wearables.

Enterprise Collaboration Will Drive Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is on the menu for most companies this year, but the ingredients needed are still being determined. However, new research highlights the recipes companies are using to evolve internal processes, structure and...

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