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IBM Smarter Cities Initiative Helps Cities Manage Infrastructure Through Analytics

IBM announced smarter cities projects in Cape Fear, N.C, Henderson, Nev., Waterloo, Ontario and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Read More >

10 Percent of Windows Phone 7 Updates Fail

A blog posting from Microsoft reveals that the company's first Windows Phone 7 update failed for 10 percent of users. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: IBM's Watson Supercomputer Goes to Work for You: 11 Personal Apps

Beginning Feb. 14, man matched wits with machine on Jeopardy! as the world watched IBM supercomputer Watson face off against the quiz show's two most famous human champions. For three days the world tuned in to see how IBM's Watson supercomputer fared in the two-game tournament. In the battle of man vs. machine,... Read More >

IBM, Nuance Parnter to Make Watson Health-Care Ready

Nuance CLU speech-recognition applications will be incorporated into IBM's Watson supercomputer help doctors make diagnoses. Read More >

Carlyle Group's ERP Question: To Host or Not to Host?

Carlyle Group's CIO David Roth shares lessons learned in choosing and deploying an ERP solution while adhering to a 12-month deadline. Read More >

'New Computer Overlord' Watson Beats Jeopardy Champs

In his Final Jeopardy answer, Ken Jennings wrote, "I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords," as he conceded victory to IBM's Watson. Read More >

IBM's Watson Wins Jeopardy Match, Despite U.S. Geography Stumble

Despite flubbing its Final Jeopardy answer, IBM's Watson supercomputer bested its human competition at the trivia game. Read More >

Oracle Releases Supply Chain Analytics Application for Health Care

Oracle's new analytics application aims to transform supply chain costs for the health care industry. Read More >

Watson Jeopardy Showdown Day 1: Man, Machine Tied

Longrunning Jeopardy! champ Brad Rutter ties for first place with IBM's supercomputer Watson on Day 1 of the Man Vs. Machine showdown. Ken Jennings not so far behind. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Microsoft's Brain Drain: Key Employee Losses

If many of those who left Microsoft the past year or two all banded together to form a single entity, it would be enough to scare the living daylights out of many a startup or even some established companies. Microsoft has see major major departures throughout its ranks -- from C-level executives to middle managers to evangelists and strategic engineers and architects. Throughout 2010, there... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: How to Guide Your Software Teams

If you're a CIO or other IT leader overseeing a team of software developers, then you're probably painfully aware of many steps within the process of development and deployment where things can go awry. Whether it's in the early exploration, coding, testing or launching stages, any lapse of attention to detail could lead to the introduction of bad data. These days, knowledge-worker teams are... Read More >

Tivoli Endpoint Management Software Gives IBM New Security Tool

The mobile device security management platform extends IBM's capabilities to manage the security and compliance of servers, desktops, roaming laptops, and point-of-sale devices, such as ATMs and self-service kiosks. Read More >

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 >

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