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Between The Lines Columnist Why Healthcare Cost Reports Fail Consumers
By Neil Versel
Healthcare cost reports are doing little to help consumers pick quality providers or save money, for themselves or the healthcare system at large, expert says.

Forget Google Glasses: Meet Wearable Health Monitors
Utah's Medicaid Data Breach Worse Than Expected

Sony SmartWatch: Cool, But Limited Value
Think of Sony's $150 SmartWatch as a sort of remote control for your Android smartphone. Here's what it can and can't do.

VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.

Storage's 'Big' Overkill: Truth About The Trend
The storage industry has jumped on the big data bandwagon in a big way, offering big backups, big archives, and other "big" products to handle all those files. What does it all mean?

Samba Patch: Linux Users Should Apply Immediately
Dangerous vulnerability in a pervasive tool for running Linux systems in a Windows environment opens door for an attacker to access systems without requiring any authentication.

EMC's VSPEX Bundles, Explained
Fit for private cloud use, new packages combine best-of-breed hardware and software from a host of EMC technology partners, with more flexibility than some bundles.

Intel Debuts 'IT On A Chip' For SMBs
Small Business Advantage, baked into Intel's PC chipsets, performs many traditional help-desk chores. But don't expect it to fix the problems it finds.

SAP Says Hana Tests Well On Performance, Scalability
If SAP's new benchmarks are accurate, in-memory technology could take scalability concerns off the table and help SAP compete with Oracle on...

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." -- Moshe Arens


Intel Debuts First Enterprise PCIe SSD Adapter
SAP Says Hana Tests Well On Performance, Scalability
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Five Ways to Drive Down Data Protection Costs
IT organizations must adopt new approaches to backup and recovery that deliver the superior efficiency required by changes in the IT environment and the solid reliability required by the business. Discover five ways to drive down data protection costs, and learn how to mitigate the business risks associated with data loss by incorporating them into your backup and recovery approach.
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Custom BlackBerry App Improves Inventory Accuracy for Telecom Company
Expertech, a large telecom company, recently deployed BlackBerry smartphones to its 1,400 technicians, who were previously using cell phones to communicate. Read this case study to find out how the company was able to develop a custom BlackBerry application in-house to inventory and track capitalized tools in near real-time and automatically upload the data into the company's SAP system.
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Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.

New iPad Teardown: Inside Apple's Tablet
The new iPad isn't just beautiful on the outside. Check out the inside view of how Apple made this tablet's power and design click.

iPhone 5 Reports Suggest 4-Inch Screen
Next iPhone will see a significant hardware revision, analyst predicts. Meanwhile, T-Mobile seeks to lure in owners of old, unlocked iPhones.

10 Massive Security Breaches
They make the news on a regular basis: incidents in which a company or government agency's security is breached, leading to a loss of information, personal records, or other data. There are many ways to measure the size or cost of a security breach. Some result in the loss of millions of data records, some affect millions of people, and some wind up costing the affected businesses a lot of money. Not to mention, the questions of you calculate the value of personal medical information vs. credit card numbers. Here are ten security breaches of epic scale, plus one "bonus" incident that ranks among the boneheaded moves of all time.

9 Powerful Business Uses For Tablet Computers
From the warehouse to the sales floor, see how companies creatively use iPads and other tablets to save time and money, sell more, and delight customers. Tablets may even find a home on garbage trucks.


Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key Facts
Anonymous 'hacktivists' aim to expose what they call government and establishment hypocrisy. Take a closer look at the group, its offshoots, and its infamous attacks.   View Now

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9 Startups That Caught IBM's Eye


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