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Americans Believe The Internet Has Made Them Better Informed

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

The majority of Americans believe access to the Internet has made them better informed and "improved their ability to learn new things," the Pew Resea...

Technology in Schools: How to Hire the Best People

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

The technical jobs in schools are now more strategic and service oriented. Cloud computing, SaaS, mobile devices, and Google Apps for Education have changed the game by offering free or inexpensive solutions to replace the traditional server/client configuration.

Top 10 Strategic Trends in Technology 

Gordon Ching | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology
Gordon Ching

Here are the top 10 strategic trends in technology from the recent Gartner Symposium ITXPO in Barcelona I attended. I was humbled to have had the chance to attend as perhaps the youngest digital executive in the audience. I was blown away by what's to come as a reflection of the agendas of the world's CIO's.

The No-Complex Generation In Romania

John Feffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

Of all the countries that I've visited in this region, the mentality of people here in Romania seems to have changed less than in the other places.

Defining 21st Century Success: Are You Expert 2.0 or Hero 2.0?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Dr Layla McCay

I want to be clear: I'm not 100 years old. But when the twelve year old girl sitting next to me at the Broadcom Masters awards started talking about what to do with Raspberry Pi, the first answer that came to my mind was: "eat it?" No.

Consumer Driven Health Care Is One Answer, Not the Answer

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Technology and access to information do not magically confer gravely ill individuals with medical expertise. Moreover, a collective desire for self-directed care does not displace the requirement for expert, compassionate guidance made available to every patient -- whether requested or not.

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Pam Nochlin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

According to Alan and Irene, "Complexity has a dramatic, negative impact on people's lives and robs us of time, patience understanding, money and optimism."

Building the University of the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old institution.

Why I Love Working In IT And Think You Would Too

Fatima Hanif | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Fatima Hanif

Many people think that being in Information Technology means that you have to be a programmer or engineer. However, once I started my career, I realized there are many other options.

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity.

Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterpris...

Instead of Banning 'Inversion,' Try This

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The aim should be to help streamline and detoxify our tax system, encourage economic growth and at least mildly mitigate the growth of a permanent plutocracy based on inheritance.

Postmortem of an Outage

Sarah Novotny | Posted 10.20.2014 | Huffpost Code
Sarah Novotny

I'll let you all in on a secret. The big tech companies don't keep their websites perpetually available because of magic. These companies are able to serve their users on the web so consistently because of a few specific strategies.

The Internet of Things 2014 [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.19.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Internet of Things from Vala Afshar Responding to her Friday morning alarm, Stacey gets out of bed. Simultaneously, items throughout her house ...

Venture Capitalist: 6 Step CIO Digital Transformation Guide

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice Presid...

The Challenge of Shared Data and Apps in a BYOD Environment

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The concept of bring your own device (BYOD) may have started with students and employees simply using their own phone at work or school, but it rapidl...

HOW TO MAKE ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In the late 1970s, as penance for earlier sins, I signed on to help Jimmy Carter and my fellow citizens as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Interna...

Five Things IT Must Learn From the Automotive Industry

Sumir Karayi | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Sumir Karayi

There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

6 Business Benefits of Marketing And IT Collaboration

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Eduardo F. Conrado is one of the most unique guests we have had on CXOTalk because he is the Senior Vice President of both Marketing and IT at Motorol...

Business Collaboration Advice From The World's Top Social CIO

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the privilege to interview one of the most collaborative and social CIOs in the world, Oliver Bussmann, Group CIO of UBS. UBS is the b...

What's Really Wrong With Google?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Computers can do amazing things, but Google's algorithms are about exciting as grandpa's decrepit old shovel caked with dried up -- manure.