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Innovation Slideshow: Watson's Jeopardy Showdown: Man Vs. Machine

An epic showdown of man vs. machine took place Feb. 14-16, 2011. That's when "Watson ," a computing system from IBM, faced off against "Jeopardy!" superstars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Turns out, an artificial intelligence-driven machine can overcome... Read More >

SAP to File Motions to Reduce $13 Billion Owed to Oracle

SAP said that, failing a reduction in the fine through the motions, it may also appeal the decision. Read More >

IBM Pushes Social Business Agenda at Lotusphere 2011

Today IBM and others are trying to figure out how to leverage social networking and collaboration to become better social businesses. Read More >

IBM Kicks Off 'Social Business' Initiative at Lotusphere 2011

As part of its Smarter Planet strategy, IBM is working to help busineses become more social. Read More >

RIM to Launch Software to Separate Work and Personal Data on BlackBerrys

RIM will soon introduce BlackBerry Balance software, a RIM executive told Reuters. The software offers a secure method of separating personal and professional data. Read More >

Hardware, Software and Growth Markets Drive IBM's Q4 Profits

IBM experienced a rise in net income of 9 percent driven largely by systems, software and sales in growth markets. Read More >

Man vs. Machine: IBM Supercomputer Beats Humans at Jeopardy

IBM showed off its Watson supercomputer in an exhibition Human vs. Machine game of Jeopardy, while discussing its potential practical uses in the IT industry, especially in health care and tech support. Read More >

Higher Spending, Lower PC Sales Expected by Forrester, Gartner

Despite projected increases in IT spending in 2011 because of strong growth in software and mobile devices, hardware sales are expected to decline, according to research firms Gartner and Forrester. Read More >

News Slideshow: Ten Reasons Why CIOs Should Care About CES

We're guessing that you're as enthusiastic as we are about every new gadget and hot piece of software coming down the pike. But, chances are that your role as an IT leader doesn't give you the time you need to attend the annual International CES, Jan. 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas. This Bacchanalia of all things tech is jam-packed with the latest and niftiest gadgets and applications, from videogames... Read More >

Enterprise Technology Slideshow: 10 Products CIOs Should Be Looking Forward to In 2011

CIOs today are busier than ever before, and the chances of the job slowing down any time soon are slim. With an increasing need to focus on security - from both inside and out - and dealing with issues that arise from your current IT deployments, little time is left to think about which products and technologies are coming to market that may benefit your enterprise. That's why we've decided to... Read More >

Research Slideshow: Hottest Emerging Technologies of 2011

Our annual Emerging Technology Adoption Trends study, which looks at roughly 40 new technologies and strategies (this year it's 42), provides insight into the hardware, software and infrastructure solutions being evaluated and deployed by your peers. You can view... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 11 Best Business Books for CIOs in 2011

Are you looking to unravel the mysteries of power within your organization? Do you need insight into how to foster innovation within your department? What do you know about the concept of "brainsteering" as a means to address project tasks and overcome bottlenecks? All of these leadership topics and more are addressed in the 11 best business books for CIOs to add to your reading list in winter... Read More >

SideXSide: Windows XP or Windows 7?

If you think time might have finally come to opt for Microsoft’s latest OS, our SideXSide comparison of Windows XP and Windows 7 is designed to help you make your decision. Read More >

Texting Deaths Have U.S. Considering Software to Disable Phone Use in Cars

The Department of Transportation is contemplating implementing a software solution that would prevent cell phone from working in moving vehicles. Read More >

Oracle Customers Rail About Costs, Services, Maintenance

Oracle customers are displeased with how they are treated, how their licensing agreements work against them and how they pay through the nose for maintenance and support. They were not afraid to air their grievances in a new research study. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Myth-Busting the CIO Archetype

Let's face it: When you officially oversee "the geek department," there are many perceptions - and misperceptions - about the kind of senior manager and person you are. This level of stereotyping may extend to the kind of education you obtained; whether or not you can fix a frozen computer; and even how much money you make. With this in mind, we set out to debunk seven of the most deeply... Read More >

Chevy Volt: Does Your Car Have its Own IP Address?

The Chevrolet Volt is one of the most technically advanced cars on the market. It is currently 40 percent software (with approximately 10 million lines of code) and has more than 100 electronic controls. Learn about the system behind the system. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: IT Spending To Increase in Government, Small Businesses

According to the October 2010 edition of the bimonthly CDW IT Monitor which tracks the direction and momentum of information technology spending in the US, the vast majority of companies and government organizations surveyed anticipate an increase in IT spending on both software and hardware in the coming year. Confidence is strongest... Read More >

Data Breach Prompts Indiana Lawsuit

Indiana is suing health insurer WellPoint for $300,000 in damages from a data breach involving health care applicants. Read More >

Free: BES Software for IBM Lotus Notes

RIM is offering free of charge its Enterprise Server Express software for extending IBM Lotus Notes to BlackBerry smartphones. The software offers tools for end users and IT staff. Read More >

IBM: Long Live the Mainframe

As IBM's latest fiscal quarter results indicate, the company's Systems and Technology Group (STG), led by the mainframe, has shown that the company's hardware business can continue to drive profit. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: Apple's Mac Versus Microsoft's PC in the Enterprise

Whenever anyone talks about enterprise computing, the discussion typically shifts to Microsoft and Windows. After all, the software giant's operating system has long been the dominant force in the corporate world. And, aside from Windows Vista, each new version of the software has proven to be extremely successful on a corporate level. When Apple products get discussed in the enterprise at all,... Read More >

Nevada's Clark County Uses IBM Analytics for Social Services

IBM's analytics software is helping Nevada's Clark County deliver social services to children while saving money for the state. Read More >

Five Best Practices for Virtualization Deployments

We cite five best practices compiled by Tom Bittman, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst, and add our perspective, drawn from interviews with leading IT executives, to compile this primer for CIOs considering virtualization. For more, learn how CIOs from Continental Airlines, Texas A&M University and other enterprises are using Read More >

Forrester: IT Spending Forecast

Software sales and systems integration projects are expected to be robust in the remainder of 2010, but the overall outlook for IT spending is headed downward based on overall global economic caution and meager U.S. GDP growth. Read More >

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