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Curtis Franklin Jr.
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor
4/18/2014 -
When a difficult problem rears its head, modern business has a reliable response: Start a contest.
David Wagner
David Wagner, Managing Editor
4/18/2014 -
As you've probably read in countless popular magazines, how you sleep can say a lot about your personality. Now we know it can tell you a lot about your relationship, too. A survey ...
Sudha Nagaraj Bharadwaj
Sudha Nagaraj Bharadwaj, Journalist
4/18/2014 -
India will soon offer reliable, affordable, and efficient cloud services for the private sector through a unique government-private sector joint effort. With an eye on helping the micro, ...
David Wagner
David Wagner, Managing Editor
4/17/2014 -
Today, I'd like to revel in all your imperfections. You guys are lazy. You take the shortest way to solving any problem. You are happier if your entire datacenter is held together with ...
David Wagner
David Wagner, Managing Editor
4/16/2014 -
If you aren't a teenage girl, chances are you haven't heard of the social network We Heart It, but if you have anything to do with your company's social media strategy, you might want to ...
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Kim Hubert
Kim Hubert, Red Hat Partner Manager, Dell
4/8/2014 -
Dell is excited to be a Platinum Sponsor at this year's Red Hat Summit, April 14-17 in San Francisco. This event is the premier international open source technology event to showcase the ...
Art Fewell
Art Fewell, Product Marketing Consultant, Dell Networking
3/31/2014 -
"You don't get fired for buying IBM" the old adage goes. But closed and proprietary computing systems stifle innovation, and closed and proprietary networks are inflexible and increase ...
Sid Nair
Sid Nair, VP & Global General Manager, Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences
9/11/2013 -
If you are the CIO of a healthcare organization, you stand at the epicenter of healthcare transformation. Technology is enabling a wide range of innovations that are remaking the clinical ...
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David Wagner
David Wagner
Friday April 18, 2014 4:11:59 PM
@ Dave- Having my office next door to a dispencery sucks.  The smell, the garbage, the parton it is not a good thing, trust me on this.
Friday April 18, 2014 4:09:56 PM
Happy Holidays :)
Friday April 18, 2014 4:09:31 PM
Ahh. Then just enjoy being around all the partying people!
Friday April 18, 2014 4:08:37 PM
No... Curtis... until I hear back from my doctor :)
Friday April 18, 2014 4:06:05 PM
Oh, well -- designated driver!
Friday April 18, 2014 4:05:16 PM
:) everyone in my family will be parting :) I will be watching... no cigars and rum for me :) lol
Friday April 18, 2014 4:01:54 PM
Thanks, @batye -- and a joyous Easter to you and your family.
Friday April 18, 2014 4:01:05 PM
Happy Holidays to all :)
Friday April 18, 2014 3:55:57 PM
I did all the test... now to figure out... what is going on... inside...
Friday April 18, 2014 3:54:32 PM
Sorry you have to wait so long
Friday April 18, 2014 3:54:28 PM
I certainly hope the news is very good.
Friday April 18, 2014 3:53:06 PM
will know if all ok with me or not in few weeks then see my family MD...
Friday April 18, 2014 3:51:19 PM
thank you... :)
Friday April 18, 2014 3:49:55 PM
Oh, @batye -- it's great to see you!
Friday April 18, 2014 3:49:43 PM
How ar eyou doing batye?
Friday April 18, 2014 3:49:36 PM
@Rich, I didn't know that -- I worry about him and keeping his diabetes under control
Friday April 18, 2014 3:49:24 PM
thank you, I'm ok... so to say :)
Friday April 18, 2014 3:49:13 PM
Oh no! I wondered why we hadn't heard from him.
Friday April 18, 2014 3:48:34 PM
I hope batye's doing alright. He was in the hospital last week.
Friday April 18, 2014 3:47:47 PM
Well, have to update wife's computer soon as she's done working on it. She can do it, but, somehow, she's got me convinced I would be happier doing it instead. Thank you for the chat, all. Thanks for the tinned food and flashlight, Susan. I'm...
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Tom Nolle
The Big Reason to Use Office

3|18|14   |   02:24   |   17 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.
Tom Nolle
Behold the Future of Linux

8|20|13   |   2:17   |   No comments


Fedora Linux is launching a new model for structuring Linux distributions, a two-ring approach with core functions surrounded by special-interest-group customizations. This could streamline Linux to enhance its role in everything in our tech future.
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.