Industry Verticals

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How To

4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)

Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits to the service, including analytics and online sales modules, as well as opportunities for larger enterprises to better serve customers. Full Story »
News analysis

Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though.

News

Twitter Readies Design Changes As It Unveils New Ad Offerings

Twitter has taken a slow approach in the rollout of new ad products and changes to the user interface, but that's beginning to change. Following its deeper integration with MoPub, Twitter is expected to reveal a series of new ad products alongside a refined and more feature-rich user experience.

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Hundreds of Medical Professionals Targeted in Multi-State Tax Scam

Medical professionals in 10 states have become victims of identity theft, after someone used their personal information, including Social Security Number, to file fraudulent tax returns.

Top Line Interview

Cleveland Clinic CIO: Tools Are the Biggest Barrier to IT-Driven Medical Care

Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO at Cleveland Clinic and a former health technology adviser to President Obama, is using technology to redefine healthcare for patients and caregivers alike.

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Americans Cool with Lab-Grown Organs, But Not Designer Babies

Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology.

News analysis

Meet the Most Profitable PC Company You've Never Heard Of

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

News analysis

Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 8 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.

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H-1B Loophole May Help California Utility Offshore IT Jobs

Southern California Edison is outsourcing part of its IT operations, and the jobs may be going overseas.

News analysis

Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

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Report: Oracle Pushes Back Against Oregon Officials Over Troubled Health Care Site

A strongly worded letter from Oracle's co-president says Cover Oregon's woes are the state's fault

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With Google Glass, the Doctor Can See You Now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

News analysis

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

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Automakers Show Off In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, New Smartphone Interfaces

Car companies at the International Auto Show here showed off their versions of popular smartphone interface technology, which allows vehicle infotainment systems to connect to and use mobile apps.

Advice & Opinion

A Simple Cure for the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field