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Transforming robot probes Fukushima reactor vessel

An unprecedented peek into the reactor vessel could yield insights into the meltdown

Workday targets professional services with new suite

Featuring both finance and HR capabilities, it aims to deliver a one-stop alternative for companies focused on billable projects


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How TGI Fridays put mobile efficiency on the menu

Wait staff at the popular restaurant chain will soon be using tablets to zap orders to the kitchen while still interacting with diners.

Top hotels in the U.S. for busy IT execs

When you’re traveling for work you need to, well, work. Finding the right place to stay can make a big difference. Here are six hotels geared to the serious business traveler.

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How tech protects victims by monitoring inmates

The Victim Information Notification Everyday system is used across the country to track the movement of two million criminals, alerting victims when their attackers are released. Here’s how VINE decided on an upgrade strategy for its...

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Can technology speed up baseball games?

One of the reasons baseball holds a spot in the hearts of Americans is because, unlike other major sports, it’s not rigidly timed. But with games lasting longer and the pace of play getting slower every year, are fans reaching a...

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Taking IT reorgs to the extreme

IT departments are constantly reorganizing, but a few companies have gone so far as to break the traditional IT department into pieces.

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Internet of Things connections to quadruple by 2020

A new report by Verizon predicts that the Internet of Things is poised to transform virtually every major market sector, growing to more than 5.4 billion connections by 2020.

Pixometer app offers a smarter way to read dumb meters

There's no real-time energy tracking with this app, but it's handy for reading awkwardly placed meters and for budgeting for future bills

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Xiaomi's fitness tech to help power smart shoes

Li-Ning is developing smart shoes that will use Xiaomi's mobile exercise app.

Face of Chinese IT industry doesn't please everyone at German trade show

Alibaba's Jack Ma booked his first booth at Cebit 14 years ago. From that humble beginning, China's marketplace is now the star of the show

Google, Aopen's new Chrome desktops targeted at digital signage

Google and Aopen introduce new Chromebox and Chromebase all-in-ones for distribution of information and advertisements

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Higher ed CIOs list their top tech priorities

College and university technology leaders get high marks for C-suite relations (particularly with the CMO), succession planning and cloud-based activities.

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Can Tech Help Teachers Teach and Students Learn?

The promise of technology in the classroom earns high grades with students, teachers and administrators surveyed. But that digital education revolution is not an easy battle to win.

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Cloud Service Providers Must Guarantee Zero Down Time

Federal IT leaders say that anything less than 100 percent, always-on service reliability is unacceptable from cloud vendors.

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CIOs and CMOs far apart in pharmaceuticals

In the pharmaceuticals sector, the digital disconnect between the CMO and CIO is one of the largest to overcome of any industry. But don’t blame IT. According to an Accenture global survey, pharma CIOs have the highest desire across...

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How Cloud-Based ERP Can Give Your Business a Boost

Duplication of effort and a lack of integration led Unionwear to move to an ERP system. The company’s experience with Salesforce.com – plus the appeal of avoiding upgrade costs and the benefits of a regularly updated system – made...

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Adidas CIO Plays to Win at Digital Marketing

Jan Brecht describes how a unified tech-marketing team scored a victory at the 2014 World Cup.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

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5 Key Challenges Facing the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things shows every indication of rapidly transforming everything from agriculture to municipal management to energy generation and manufacturing, but it faces five potential obstacles.

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