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3 Larger Lessons From Heartbleed
Sara Peters  
4/10/2014   19 comments
The new OpenSSL vulnerability raises questions about online trust, open-source security, and vulnerability disclosure practices.
E2 Video: Tablet Management for Secure Mobility Solutions
Sara Peters  
4/4/2014   13 comments
Join E2 video on Monday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) to learn how to deploy tablet solutions that are secure enough to protect PII and sturdy enough to protect themselves from the hazards of everyday student activities.
NBA Team Hosts Tech-Themed Game
Sara Peters  
4/3/2014   12 comments
In the heart of Silicon Valley, a sports team is using in-arena technology to boost ticket sales.
Tech Innovation Is Good, but So Is Caution
Sara Peters  
3/27/2014   18 comments
There is a great difference between fear and caution, and caution is not just acceptable, but essential.
Digital Media Ruin Music Again, Music Fights Back
Sara Peters  
3/26/2014   41 comments
Wu-Tang Clan has announced that it will record and sell only one copy of its upcoming album.
US Government Letting Go of ICANN
Sara Peters  
3/21/2014   15 comments
The US Department of Commerce will give up its oversight of ICANN -- and thereby some of its oversight over the Internet -- next year.
Government Cybersecurity Initiatives Are 'Squishy'
Sara Peters  
3/13/2014   7 comments
Measuring the success of the president's critical infrastructure framework is not an exact science, and that's OK.
Target Seeks New CIO, Chief Compliance Officer
Sara Peters  
3/6/2014   28 comments
Your service providers' failures could jeopardize your security and your job.
Security: The Department of 'Go Ahead'
Sara Peters  
2/28/2014   44 comments
Information security doesn't have to be the "Department of No."
The Great IT Pro Trade
Sara Peters  
2/21/2014   38 comments
Maybe it's time to start a Fantasy IT League.
Long Live the CDO
Sara Peters  
2/14/2014   25 comments
Chief Digital Officers will make CIOs assimilate or die.
IT Disasters: Lessons From the Insurance Industry
Sara Peters  
2/13/2014   24 comments
Could catastrophe bonds that protect against natural disasters also work for protecting against IT disasters?
'Wearable' Computing Not So Wearable
Sara Peters  
2/7/2014   46 comments
The fashion industry and the tech industry are teaming up to create wearable computing… but it has a long way to go.
Poll Wrap: A CIO's Best Friend
Sara Peters  
2/6/2014   5 comments
Despite the benefits of teaming up, CIOs and CMOs are still reluctant to join forces.
Super Bowl Boulevard Powered by Big Data
Sara Peters  
1/30/2014   47 comments
The NFL and SAP have partnered up for another user-friendly big-data application.
Big Data & Your Brain: Why Neuroscience Cannot Compute
Sara Peters  
1/23/2014   56 comments
Computing isn't fast enough to keep up with the needs of neurological research.
Malware Exploiting Cloud Providers
Sara Peters  
1/16/2014   30 comments
Cybercriminals are using legitimate, popular, enterprise-level cloud services providers to host malware.
RSA Sees NSA Enter Through Back Door, Customers Leave Through Front Door
Sara Peters  
1/9/2014   22 comments
Security and privacy experts slated to speak at next month's RSA conference are cancelling their presentations in protest of new information about RSA's relationship with the NSA.
Poll Wrap: Holiday Shopping IT Policies
Sara Peters  
12/19/2013   25 comments
Less than 18 percent of respondents to the last E2 poll said that their companies outright forbid online shopping from corporate devices.
E2 Radio: Optimize Virtualization
Sara Peters  
12/18/2013   2 comments
In the next episode of E2 Radio, learn how to simplify virtualization management practices and maximize investments.
Dell World: Elon Musk's Innovation Tips
Sara Peters  
12/12/2013   20 comments
Elon Musk's key piece of advice to would-be innovators: Just try it.
Rebuilding Las Vegas: How IT Is Helping
Sara Peters  
12/9/2013   13 comments
The Las Vegas government is partnering with a growing community of tech startups to help the city rebuild after a devastating recession left it peppered with abandoned construction projects.
Poll Wrap: Why the Healthcare.Gov Launch Failed
Sara Peters  
11/26/2013   37 comments
The E2 community can't agree on just one reason for the site's epic fail.
Pentagon IT: Case Study in What Not to Do
Sara Peters  
11/21/2013   39 comments
A Reuters investigation has discovered that the Pentagon's tangle of outdated, incompatible IT systems is causing unfathomable waste and damaging national security.
Digital Media Takes On Sports
Sara Peters  
11/14/2013   23 comments
When will digital media push aside TV as the main holder of sports broadcast rights?
6 Past Tech Geniuses Facebook Would Have Destroyed
Sara Peters  
11/8/2013   62 comments
Social networking would never have existed without these tech geniuses, and yet surely social networking would have brought them a great deal of professional misery.
10 Spookiest Privacy Breaches
Sara Peters  
10/30/2013   42 comments
Here's a collection of some that will send a shiver down your spine – those that are of devastating scope, shocking deviance, or just plain creepy.
Revitalizing Baltimore: How IT Is Helping
Sara Peters  
10/28/2013   17 comments
The CIO of Baltimore is helping fight urban blight and bring new businesses and new residents to the city.
Poll: Will Tablets Be Your Users' Sole Device?
Sara Peters  
10/17/2013   95 comments
In E2's newest poll, we ask, will tablets become users' primary computing devices at your organization?
E2 Video: Tablets as a Primary Device
Sara Peters  
10/15/2013   18 comments
Join us on Friday for the next episode of E2 Video, about how tablets can work as a primary business device.
7 Surprises From CIOs & CTOs at Interop
Sara Peters  
10/9/2013   11 comments
Some of the key takeaways from Interop were highly unexpected.
E2 Live Video: How to Get to Hybrid Cloud Management
Sara Peters  
10/7/2013   Post a comment
Excellent systems management software is an essential tool for anyone running a datacenter. Those tools are even more important when you’re facing the challenges of managing a new hybrid cloud.
Poll: Will A Government Shutdown Shut You Down?
Sara Peters  
9/30/2013   28 comments
If the federal government shuts down, how will you continue business?
Poll Wrap: DNS Hijacking's Worst Threat
Sara Peters  
9/30/2013   10 comments
According to the results of the last E2 poll, the E2 community is most worried that DNS hijacking will cause data breaches.
Insider Threats Are Your Fault
Sara Peters  
9/27/2013   110 comments
If we didn't ask so much of employees, maybe we wouldn't need to be fearful of them breaking corporate IT policies.
CIOs & Health: Too Sick to Hire?
Sara Peters  
9/20/2013   52 comments
What sort of health problems can companies accept and manage in a CIO or other employee, and which are insurmountable?
Poll Intro: Website Hack Fears
Sara Peters  
8/28/2013   55 comments
The New York Times site was brought down because its domain name registrar was compromised. Are you worried?
US Open Tennis Tournament: Behind the IT Curtain
Sara Peters  
8/26/2013   29 comments
Here's a peek at the IT powering one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Infographic: Top 10 Tips to Become a CIO
Sara Peters  
8/23/2013   46 comments
Without further ado, here are the top 10 lessons any aspiring CIO ought to take from the E2 "How to Become a CIO" series.
How I Became a CIO: Michael Hugos, Center for Systems Innovation
Sara Peters  
8/22/2013   28 comments
A trifecta of IT, MBA, and consulting led Michael Hugos to the CIO position, but he warns that it's not a job for everyone.
How I Became a CIO: Michael Gliedman, National Basketball Association
Sara Peters  
8/21/2013   16 comments
A combo of IT training, consulting experience, and traditional corporate politics was the recipe to the NBA CIO's success.
How I Became a CIO: Anne Agee, University of Massachusetts
Sara Peters  
8/20/2013   13 comments
The last half of retired CIO Anne Agee's career happened in IT roles, but the first half was in an unlikely place -- in a classroom, teaching English.
Resumé Secrets of Top CIOs
Sara Peters  
8/19/2013   69 comments
If you want to become a CIO, your resumé should tell a coherent story that includes quantity, quality, context, and personality.
How I Became a CIO: Larry Bonfante, US Tennis Association
Sara Peters  
8/16/2013   20 comments
Larry Bonfante swore he wouldd never get into IT, and somehow ended up as a CIO of a major sports organization.
How I Became a CIO: Steve Rubinow, Thomson Reuters
Sara Peters  
8/15/2013   49 comments
While he was earning his PhD in chemistry, Steve Rubinow never would have imagined that one day he'd be running IT for the New York Stock Exchange.
How I Became a CIO: Bill Limond, Qatar Supreme Council of Health
Sara Peters  
8/14/2013   4 comments
Whizzing through different projects, countries, and industries for 22 years, Bill Limond has made a career out of being an interim CIO.
E2 Radio: How to Become a CIO
Sara Peters  
8/13/2013   3 comments
IT executive recruiter Martha Heller comes to E2 Radio to discuss what companies are looking for in a CIO.
How to Become a CIO: A New E2 Series
Sara Peters  
8/12/2013   56 comments
E2 will provide two weeks of expert career advice for anyone wanting to land a job as a CIO.
Poll Wrap-Up: Be Smart With Smart Devices
Sara Peters  
7/30/2013   57 comments
A slim majority of the E2 community says it's time to update BYOD policies to account for new smart watches and glasses on the horizon.
Watching the Watchers
Sara Peters  
7/26/2013   72 comments
In the post-Snowden world, who can we count on to watch the watchers?
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A Video Case Study – Translational Genomics Research Institute
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On the Case
TGen IT: Where We're Going Next

7|11|12   |   08:12   |   10 comments

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.
On the Case
Better Care Through Better Communications

6|6|12   |   02:24   |   12 comments

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.
On the Case
TGen IT: Where We Are Now

5|15|12   |   06:58   |   5 comments

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

4|27|12   |   06:45   |   10 comments

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.
On the Case
1,200% Faster

4|18|12   |   02:27   |   12 comments

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

4|17|12   |   02:12   |   8 comments

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

4|10|12   |   1:25   |   5 comments

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

4|9|12   |   2:25   |   3 comments

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

4|5|12   |   1:59   |   8 comments

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

3|28|12   |   2:13   |   3 comments

The Translational Genomics Institute’s partnership with Dell is enabling them to treat kids with neuroblastoma more quickly and save more lives.
Tom Nolle
The Big Reason to Use Office

3|18|14   |   02:24   |   19 comments

Office and personal productivity tools come in a first-class and coach flavor set, but what makes the difference is primarily little things that most users won't encounter. What's the big issue in using something other than Office, and can you get around it?
E2 Editors
SPONSORED: Mobile Security — A Use Case

3|4|14   |   04:27   |   6 comments

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

1|16|14   |   2:13   |   11 comments

The DC Court of Appeals voided most of the Neutrality Order, and whatever it might mean for the Internet overall, it might mean better and cheaper Internet VPNs for businesses.
Tom Nolle
The Internet of Everythinguseful

1|10|14   |   2:18   |   19 comments

We really don't want an "Internet of Everything" but even building an Internet of Everythinguseful means setting some ground rules to insure there's value in the process and that costs and risks are minimized.
Tom Nolle
Maturing Google Chrome

12|30|13   |   2.18   |   25 comments

Google's Chrome OS has a lot of potential value and a lot of recent press, but it still needs something to make it more than a thin client. It needs cloud integration, it needs extended APIs via web services, and it needs to suck it up and support a hard drive.
Sara Peters
No More Cookie-Cutter IT

12|23|13   |   03.58   |   21 comments

Creating the right combination of technology, people, and processes for your IT organization is a lot like baking Christmas cookies.
Sara Peters
Smart Wigs Not a Smart Idea

12|5|13   |   3:01   |   46 comments

Sony is seeking a patent for wigs that contain computing devices.
Tom Nolle
Cloud in the Wild

12|4|13   |   02:23   |   15 comments

On a recent African trip I saw examples of the value of the cloud in developing nations, for educational and community development programs. We could build on this, but not only in developing economies, because these same programs are often under-supported even in first-world countries.
E2 Editors
SPONSORED: Is Malware Evading Your IPS?

11|18|13   |   03:16   |   4 comments

Intrusion prevention software is supposed to detect and block malware intrusions, but clever malware authors can evade your IPS in these five main ways.
Sara Peters
Where Have All the Mentors Gone?

9|27|13   |   3:15   |   38 comments

A good professional mentor can change your life for the better... but where do you find one?
Tom Nolle
SDN Wars & You Could Win

9|17|13   |   2:10   |   5 comments

VMware's debate with Cisco on SDN might finally create a fusion between an SDN view that's all about software and another that's all about network equipment. That would be good for every enterprise considering the cloud and SDN.
Ivan Schneider
The Future of the Smart Watch

9|12|13   |   3:19   |   39 comments

Wearing a bulky, oversized watch is good training for the next phase in wristwatches: the Internet-enabled, connected watch. Why the smartphone-tethered connected watch makes sense, plus Ivan demos an entirely new concept for the "smart watch."
Tom Nolle
Cutting Your Cloud Storage Costs

9|4|13   |   2:06   |   3 comments

Cloud storage costs are determined primarily by the rate at which files are changed and the possibility of concurrent access/update. If you can structure your storage use to optimize these factors you can cut costs, perhaps to zero.
Sara Peters
Do CIOs Need an IT Background?

8|29|13   |   2:11   |   23 comments

Most of the CIOs interviewed in the How to Become a CIO series did not start their careers as IT professionals. So is an IT background essential?
Ivan Schneider
The Internet Loves Birthdays

8|27|13   |   3:25   |   69 comments

The Internet has evolved into a machine for drumming up a chorus of "Happy Birthday" messages, from family, friends, friends of friends who you added on Facebook, random people that you circled on G+, and increasingly, automated bots. Enough already.