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How TD Ameritrade's Chief Data Officer is driving change

CDO for almost three years, Derek Strauss has pushed through organizational change and launched many large-scale initiatives

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Snowmageddon: interactive maps for your blizzard enjoyment

Forecasts and social media hype, visualized

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Apple education chief sees big data for education

Data analytics should help teachers assemble personalized lessons for students, notes Apple education chief John Couch.

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Data analytics: Are we there yet?

Organizational data analytics is a journey, not a destination.

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This 1915 conference call made history

The first commercial transcontinental phone line opened on Jan. 25, 1915 with a call from New York to San Francisco.

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

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Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook wants to move into the busy enterprise social market, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for IT.

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Microsoft touts two next-gen Office editions for Windows

Microsoft set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.

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No need to boost H-1Bs, says GOP Senate immigration head... Wait. WHAT?

What bizarre, parallel universe is this? Jeff Sessions is now the chair of the Senate subcommittee on Immigration. But he doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his Republican colleagues about tech-worker H-1B visas. In IT Blogwatch,...

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IT shops grapple with new healthcare codes for hurled turtles, fiery water skis

The OCD-10 medical coding system triples the number and length of codes hospitals and physicians use for billing as well as to describe diagnoses' and treatments. Two delays and billions of dollars later, the industry is still nervous...

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Spartan browser and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 along with Microsoft's new Spartan browser.

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AT&T opens doors between UC platforms -- and gives enterprises the keys

Enterprises want open communication with the people they do business with -- but not too open. AT&T's UC Federation service, introduced on Thursday, is designed to break down walls between unified communications platforms...

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

Ravello promises enterprises cross-cloud app flexibility

Newly infused with a fresh $28 million in funding, this startup is betting its future on 'nested virtualization' technology.

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BlackBerry wants to require app developers to make apps for its platform

BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to extend to content and applications, so that developers of apps for Android and iOS will have to develop on the BlackBerry platform.

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Forget Windows 10 -- here are the four most important words Microsoft said today

The Windows 10 customizations, the new Spartan browser, the Cortana digital assistant, the new Xbox features and even the snazzy new holographic platform are not what was most interesting in Microsoft's presentation.

Yeah, we've had years that felt like that too

Consultant pilot fish has written a relatively simple program for this accounting system to roll up costs by months and years. So why is it taking so long to run -- and generating so many journal entries?

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