Industry Verticals

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News analysis

Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Between the federal site and various state websites, more than 7.5 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. Full Story »

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.


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


GE Capital Says No Customer Data Compromised by Heartbleed

GE Capital has responded to media reports that financial websites run by GE Money could be vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug by saying that it has "no reason" to believe any customer data has been compromised.


Airlines and Airports Invest in Business Intelligence But Must Do More to Avoid Problems

All airlines and 90 percent of airports are investing in business intelligence systems to better serve the needs of their passengers, although more progess is needed to make these investments count, according to air industry IT supplier Sita.


Big Bucks Going to Universities to Solve Pressing Cybersecurity Issues

During a week in which everyone seemed to be searching for answers amid revelations of the Heartbleed bug, several universities and their partners announced new efforts to explore IT security advances.


Your Old Beater Could Get a Bite of Apple CarPlay Action Soon, Via Alpine Aftermarket Unit

Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.


An Unnecessary Path to Tech: A Bachelor's Degree

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies.


Intel Brings Windows 8.1 to Schools with New Education Hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position.

How To

14 Tips for Creating Business Videos Customers Will Want to Watch

Video marketing and communications experts share their top tips on how to create a business video that will get maximum views and shares -- with no cats involved.

How To

Industrial Internet Can't Succeed Without Big Data and Cloud, GE Says

Hear the phrases 'Industrial Internet' or 'Internet of Things' and you probably think of billions of connected devices. That's all well and good, but without the computing power to assess all the data coming from these devices, GE suggests that enterprises won't realize the full potential of the industrial Internet.


Land Rover Reveals 'Transparent' Hood

In what is definitely the stuff of science fiction, Land Rover has created a virtual transparent hood that allows drivers to see the ground directly in front of them.


Oracle In-memory App for J.d. Edwards Aims to Help Juggle Supply and Demand

The software is run in conjunction with Oracle's 'engineered systems' like Exadata