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How the Tech Industry Can Help Save the Climate

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

If cloud computing were a country, it would rank sixth in the world on the basis of how much electricity it uses, and the amount of data shuttling around the world is expected to triple in the next few years as more and more people get connected.

Enough of the Cloud Already, What Is Next for Enterprise Technology?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of "the cloud" as a noun and start thinking about "clouding" as a verb.

Which Businesses Will Succeed in a Perfect Storm?

Debbie Messemer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Debbie Messemer

Companies that align all their people on their vision, strategy and goals will be in best position to quite possibly become the companies that spark the next new business term and hot segment.

The Evolution of the Developer

Ben Uretsky | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology
Ben Uretsky

Businesses that are agile and willing to embrace cloud infrastructure will have an advantage over ones that don't. And employers willing to accept the developer's newfound prominence will fare better than ones that are slow to adjust.

VERY Good News For PlayStation Fans

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Feeling sad that you can't play old PlayStation games on your brand-new PlayStation 4? Cheer up! On Tuesday, PS4 maker Sony announced a new service...

Five Ways the Cloud Will Change Your Professional Life in 2014

Matte Scheinker | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Matte Scheinker

Most legitimate services offer similarly high levels of security so if your provider is more exposed than Miley Cyrus' tongue, move your important files to a more secure alternative.

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.

The Pros and Cons of Schools Using the Cloud

Morgan Reed | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Morgan Reed

Researchers discovered that schools are often unaware of third party contractors' use of student data. In many cases, school contracts with online service providers lack clear guidance for safeguarding this information as required under federal law.

This Rare Roll Cloud Looks Alien

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

The video of this strange, but beautiful vortex formation was captured at sunrise on November 4 by a couple in Timbercreek Canyon, Texas near Amarillo...

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

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...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Businesses Are Really Using The Cloud -- And What They're Getting From It

Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology

There's a lot of noise about how cloud computing is being used these days, and while the conversation can be as nebulous as its namesake, there's trut...

Who's Running The Retail Industry? It's You

Jill Puleri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jill Puleri

As consumers, you've been enjoying a lot of power lately. Thanks to digital tools and an abundance of information, you can generally ask for and receive much more individualized service from your favorite service provider -- whether it be an insurance company, car dealer, a retailer or a bank. But this may only be the beginning.

Tackling Children's Health Problems With Technology And Collaboration

Yu Yi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Yu Yi

Children's health care is a growing concern on a domestic and global scale among parents, specialists, and policymakers. Treating this special population, particularly among those living in rural communities, ignites continual challenges including insurance concerns, limited transportation, and the low number and availability of pediatric specialists. Working to overcome these challenges can help ensure that every child reaches his or her full potential.

Cloud-Based Social Learning Can Save Lives

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Beverly Macy

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2013, I am encouraged by many of the trends we're seeing in social business, social learning and the now ubiquitous cloud. One sector taking full advantage of this new convergence is the medical sector.

We Have a Secret to Share. Shhh.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

We have a secret to share. Shhh. I started Gov20LA five years ago with a goal to open the dialog and discussion between governments and private grou...

How A Secure Linux Cloud on IBM System z Creates an Empowered Honolulu (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

The City and County of Honolulu sought to create a smarter city with enhanced data transparency and data access for the citizens. Honolulu first neede...

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.

Grandma's Big Data, Privacy and Your Future Choices

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

We rarely think of older adults as being lifestyle leaders. However, the needs of an aging society combined with the availability of technology, related services and the big data they generate requires a cross-generational discussion of privacy.

Business Demand for Cloud-based Solutions Continues to Grow

Reno Charlton | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

There is no doubt that over the past few years technology has come a long way, revolutionising life for both individuals and businesses. In an increas...

Why has Washington Become Such a Cluster Frag? Blame It on the iPhone

Tom Hayes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayes

In an era of big data and modeling, we have hand-drawn, gerrymandered political districts. In a time when you can buy a handgun with just a pulse, in some precincts you won't be issued a voting ballot without a cavity search.

Why Can't I Bring my Cloud-based Consumer Apps to Work?

Ric Telford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Ric Telford

If you're like most of us, you always keep your smartphone or tablet within arm's reach and have become accustomed to limitless access to information anytime and anywhere from an array of aesthetically designed, simple and user friendly apps.

Dropbox Acquires Popular Mailbox App

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

Just one month after a release that generated a waiting list hundreds of thousands of people long, the app Mailbox has been acquired by cloud sharing ...

Yes, Your Cloud Storage Provider Is Looking For Child Porn In Your Files

Cassie Slane | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

If you want to entrust companies with your information, go right ahead. But understand that the fine print in the terms of service may not tell the whole story.

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?