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Big Data in the Cloud: It's Not for Everyone
Andrew Froehlich  
4/16/2014   12 comments
Big data in the cloud is not without some hassles to think about.
3 Ways to Handle Pervasive Internet Monitoring
Andrew Froehlich  
3/18/2014   26 comments
The W3C and IAB are offering tips on how to handle continued spying.
Vendor Lockdown
Andrew Froehlich  
2/28/2014   34 comments
Don't let your vendor be the cause of your breach.
Incorporating Security Into Change Management
Andrew Froehlich  
2/18/2014   10 comments
Too often security is a once-a-year process at audit time.
Big Data & Advanced Persistent Threat Mitigation
Andrew Froehlich  
2/11/2014   16 comments
Big data can help defend your enterprise from the most sophisticated attacks out there.
MDM: Things to Know Before Choosing a Solution
Andrew Froehlich  
10/29/2013   16 comments
BYOD creates a lot of variables, which means picking the right MDM requires smart planning.
The HealthCare.gov Launch: Lessons Learned
Andrew Froehlich  
10/24/2013   26 comments
Some lessons in big rollouts from the failed healthcare launch.
China Relaxes Some Laws on Foreign ISPs
Andrew Froehlich  
10/22/2013   17 comments
China will start allowing some foreign ISPs to operate in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
FDA Advances Smartphone Apps to Be Regulated as Medical Devices
Andrew Froehlich  
10/14/2013   24 comments
The FDA has a two-tiered approach to regulating healthcare apps going forward.
The Time Is Right for Converged Infrastructure
Andrew Froehlich  
10/2/2013   20 comments
Converged infrastructure is not only a possibility, but a great idea.
The Driving Force Behind M2M Growth
Andrew Froehlich  
9/30/2013   21 comments
Government regulation usually hinders innovation, but in the case of M2M, it has driven it.
Can the Internet Be Saved After Prism?
Andrew Froehlich  
9/23/2013   44 comments
Can companies take back the Internet from governments?
New DHS Appointee May Signal Increased Regulation
Andrew Froehlich  
9/19/2013   7 comments
New appointee might mean added security regulation right when government trust is lowest.
Treat Documentation Like Disaster Planning
Andrew Froehlich  
9/17/2013   23 comments
If an IT department views documentation along the same lines as disaster recovery planning testing, you're much more likely to have detailed and current reference material to tap into when needed.
3rd-Party Systems Integrators: What Should We Reasonably Expect?
Andrew Froehlich  
9/5/2013   9 comments
What you get out of an SI depends on what you put into it.
Spoofing Highlights Glaring Holes in Electronic Trading Systems
Andrew Froehlich  
8/29/2013   24 comments
People are manipulating automated trade software for profit.
Crowdsourced Malware Analysis May Be Missing the Mark
Andrew Froehlich  
8/21/2013   17 comments
Don't rely purely on crowdsourcing for security analysis.
Get an E-Discovery Policy
Andrew Froehlich  
8/7/2013   13 comments
E-discovery can be expensive and time consuming, but if you can get out in front of it, you can build a maintainable policy for data management.
The Trade Off Between Traditional DR Sites & the Cloud
Andrew Froehlich  
7/31/2013   22 comments
Cloud DR offers advantages in cost and ease, but there are some disadvantages as well.
WiFi Overcrowding Dos & Don'ts
Andrew Froehlich  
7/25/2013   18 comments
Be a good neighbor. Learn WiFi etiquette.
IT Security: Are We Being Played?
Andrew Froehlich  
7/22/2013   68 comments
Can the US government hack any computer at any time?
Some Alternatives Now That TechNet Is Ending
Andrew Froehlich  
7/16/2013   10 comments
Microsoft is shuttering Technet. What is a smart developer to do?
Hunting for 'Whales' Using Targeted Malware
Andrew Froehlich  
7/10/2013   17 comments
Train your people to know just how juicy a target they can be.
Open-Source Is Poised to Shake Up Networking
Andrew Froehlich  
7/8/2013   13 comments
Andrew Froehlich has come to the conclusion that network vendors are nickel and diming us to death.
Project Loon: Too Crazy for the Enterprise?
Andrew Froehlich  
7/3/2013   19 comments
Is Google's plan to launch balloons into the stratosphere loony or perfectly sane?
Thinking of a Merger or Acquisition? Better Ask Your CIO First
Andrew Froehlich  
6/19/2013   14 comments
CIOs need to be a major part of any M&A analysis.
ARM & x86 Living Together in Harmony
Andrew Froehlich  
6/12/2013   1 comment
It could be the beginning of a processor war or a peaceful co-existence.
Finding Production Data in Development Environments
Andrew Froehlich  
6/6/2013   10 comments
A common shortcut could be causing you security problems.
US Utilities Should Dictate Their Own IT Security Fate
Andrew Froehlich  
6/4/2013   9 comments
Utilities that don't take care of their own security needs may find the government doing it for them and doing it poorly.
Free Isn't Always Cheap Enough
Andrew Froehlich  
5/30/2013   48 comments
Companies that give their products away might have an agenda you want to steer clear from.
Overexposed by Remote Management
Andrew Froehlich  
5/28/2013   40 comments
Remote management opens IT up to new vulnerabilities that need to be considered.
Control Issues & Self-Provisioning
Andrew Froehlich  
5/22/2013   8 comments
Looking for compromise between control and allowing full self-provisioning is difficult, but worth the trouble.
Traditional Hardware Refresh Cycles Don't Work Anymore
Andrew Froehlich  
5/15/2013   5 comments
Quick changes in IT have made the refresh cycle a thing of the past.
Financial Markets Are Overly Sensitive to Hacks
Andrew Froehlich  
5/14/2013   11 comments
High-frequency trades tied to news events can make and save a lot of money for financial services companies, but they can also be used against them.
Your DNS Server Is Helping DDoS Attacks
Andrew Froehlich  
5/1/2013   13 comments
DDOS attacks are taking advantage of misconfigured servers.
Public Clouds Aren't as Attractive as They Used to Be
Andrew Froehlich  
4/29/2013   50 comments
The maturity of the private cloud will change our relationships with our providers.
Giving Malware a Bad Reputation
Andrew Froehlich  
4/17/2013   19 comments
Reputation scores are more accurate for addressing threats, but they may put your business at risk.
Healthcare IT: Drinking From a Firehose
Andrew Froehlich  
4/10/2013   11 comments
The pressures on healthcare IT might be too much.
Don't Kill a Cool Culture With IT Security
Andrew Froehlich  
4/4/2013   30 comments
How to keep the party going even while you're growing.
Your Cyberwarfare Recovery Plan
Andrew Froehlich  
3/27/2013   35 comments
Increased fears of cyberwarfare require you to have a recovery plan.
Everyone Is a Hacker
Andrew Froehlich  
3/26/2013   48 comments
Account creation and deletion shouldn't be about who held the account.
Consumer-Class Broadband Can Get Enterprises Into Hot Water
Andrew Froehlich  
3/18/2013   5 comments
Some enterprises may find themselves at odds with a law meant to curb illegal downloads.
Virtual Doctors: Ready or Not, Here They Come
Andrew Froehlich  
3/14/2013   27 comments
AIs are better and cheaper at diagnosing illnesses. Will we let them?
Mobile Device Management (MDM) to Help Finish the Sale
Andrew Froehlich  
2/28/2013   23 comments
Using MDM to track your customer's mobile phone usage in your store may help sales.
8-Character Passwords Are No Longer Safe
Andrew Froehlich  
2/26/2013   48 comments
Eight-character passwords aren't safe, so now what?
Stop Blaming Security Vendors for Your Breaches
Andrew Froehlich  
2/19/2013   22 comments
Companies are giving away the keys to the kingdom and blaming security vendors.
The Case Against SDN
Andrew Froehlich  
2/11/2013   5 comments
Trading reliability for flexibility isn't always a good idea.
Linux Infighting Might Be Opportunity for Windows Server
Andrew Froehlich  
2/8/2013   10 comments
Windows Server provides a stability some crave.
A Proactive Approach to Healthcare IT Security
Andrew Froehlich  
2/7/2013   14 comments
A renewed interest in medical device security is a positive step toward safe healthcare software in the future.
802.11ac: Back on the Enterprise Radar
Andrew Froehlich  
1/30/2013   16 comments
Changes in spectrum from the FCC may help the new protocol.
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TGen IT: Where We're Going Next

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Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
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Better Care Through Better Communications

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The achievements of the TGen/Dell project could improve how all people receive healthcare, because they are creating ways to improve end-to-end communication of medical data.
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TGen IT: Where We Are Now

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TGen is breaking new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions.
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TGen IT: Where We Were

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
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1,200% Faster

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Through their partnership, Dell and TGen have increased the speed of TGen’s medical research by 1,200 percent.
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IT May Improve Children's Chances of Survival

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IT is helping medical researchers reach breakthroughs in a way and pace never seen before.
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Medical Advances in the Cloud

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TGen and Dell are pushing the boundaries of computing, and harnessing the power of the cloud to improve healthcare.
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TGen: Living the Mission

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TGen's CIO puts the organizational mission at the heart of everything the IT staff does.
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TGen Speeding Up Biomedical Research to Save More Lives

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute is revamping its computing to improve speed, storage, and collaboration – and, most importantly, to save lives.
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Computing Power Helping to Save Children's Lives

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The Big Reason to Use Office

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SPONSORED: Mobile Security — A Use Case

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New mobile security solutions can accommodate a wide array of needs, including those of a complex university environment.
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Killing Net Neutrality Might Save You Money

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The Internet of Everythinguseful

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Maturing Google Chrome

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SDN Wars & You Could Win

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