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The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

A Global Agreement on Privacy, Intelligence and National Security

Stacy Baird | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

No longer can the U.S. or others in the West claim the moral high ground. So now that this is established, let's have the conversation that is long overdue. The U.S. and the West can regain leadership, but it must take the first steps to strike the right balance, and through a cooperative process.

Finding a Solution for the FYI Culture

Eli Bronner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eli Bronner

Because variance in speed used to indicate the urgency of a message, the advancement in mobile technology has also eradicated the old system of prioritizing enterprise communications.

Where Is the Future of Law Taking Us?

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Joshua Slayen

If a half-century's worth of sci-fi B-movies and Jetsons reruns have taught us anything, it's that it is impossible to accurately predict the future. Cars still don't fly, nobody teleports anywhere and there's still no such thing as a lunar colony.

The Positive Impact of More Women CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What effect will an increasing number of women in higher education CIO positions have on the transition of the CIO to a more social leadership role?

CIOs: Stop Chasing Shadow IT, And Start Chasing Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the opportunity to interview a brilliant CIO, Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis, VP and Global CIO of Dell. Karaboutis has been named one of th...

What Is The Cloud? (And Why Small Businesses Need To Care)

Christine Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

Cloud computing has come a long way to become a mainstream technology tool for business. Earlier this year, Parallels, a software company that enab...

50 Digital Marketing Metrics [SLIDESHARE]

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

50 Digital Marketing Metrics For CMOs, CIOs, CDOs, and CFOs Are you ready for a chief data officer? This question was asked by Thomas Redman in a ...

City of San Francisco CIO: Simplify, Accelerate!

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently interviewed Marc Touitou, the CIO of the City of San Francisco, about IT led business transformation and the changing role of the CIO. Tou...

7 Ways To Turn IT Into A Strategic Business Asset

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with not one, but two incredible CIOs: the present CIO of Accenture, Andrew Wilson, and retiring CIO, Frank Mo...

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

Creating a management agenda for government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Steven VanRoekel is the acting deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget as well as the federal government's chief informat...

Successful CIOs Build Outcome Driven IT Organizations

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

It turns out that I am not the only one who thinks he has the greatest job in the world. Mike Capone, CIO of ADP, the world's largest payroll provide...

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Cullen White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cullen White

If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing. There is no way we can fill those jobs with American students and an education system that doesn't adequately prepare them.

Bring Your Own IT (BYO-IT) Is The New BYOD

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As a "CIO Plus", Joanna Young at the University of New Hampshire runs an IT organization that defaults to yes, focusing on consistently improving the ...

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

How This Teen's Research Won Her $75k And A Meeting With The President

Intel Foundation | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

In 2008, Michelle Hackman, then a sophomore in high school, read an article about a newly coined term: Disconnect Anxiety. According to a market research group, over 40% of people were suffering from occasional anxiety when they were separated from their phones or technological means of communication.

This Teen Did Something Amazing For Girls In Tech

Intel Foundation | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Intel Foundation

In this podcast, you will hear from Savannah, sharing her motivations and experiences with Girls Get It, accompanied by her sister Ashley, who is a camp counselor , and like her sister, a believer in the power of role modeling to dispel myths and fuel self-determination.

Testimony Reveals Shocking Level of Pentagon Computer Errors Affecting 9/11 Legal Defense

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Air Force Col. Karen Mayberry, testifying in full uniform, at times looked almost embarrassed responding to questions from defense lawyers that verified the problems they'd been complaining to the military commissions about for months.

African Youth, Innovation and the Changing Society

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

Africa is the world's "youngest" region. There is a unique opportunity to help transform an entire generation through the right long-term investments in education, health care, manufacturing and banking.

Is Customer Experience Manageable? An Industry Pundit Says No

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What is customer experience (CX)? To get customer experience right, companies need to first get the definition of customer experience right, according...

We Are Overdosing on Technology

Carole Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

We're all connected online, yet we don't communicate as humans. We are all so self-important looking down at our phones that we never have to engage with each other ever again.

Design and Knowledge Creation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Tore Kristensen. It is said that the information technology revolution has made us smarter, faster and more knowledgeable. No doubt com...

Why Keeping Your IT Team Focused on Fire-Fighting is Hurting the Business

Ian McVey | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Ian McVey

Most IT teams today know that a good amount of their time is going to be spent doing routine maintenance and fire fighting tasks. Network data demands...

Internet-Powered Jobs Transform Impoverished Youth into Lifelong Workers

Charu Adesnik | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Charu Adesnik

Let's put this into perspective: When we talk about underserved populations in developing countries, we are talking about people who are living on less than $3 a day. They may have never had a formal job and most likely have, at most, a high school education. They don't have a bank account, they may live in a slum, and they may not have enough money to eat three meals a day.