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  • Satellite radar measurements map the seafloor

    An international team of scientists have created a map of the seafloor using satellite radar measurements of ocean surfaces.

  • Local Virtual Desktops May Be the (Old) New Thing in BYOD

    As an increasing number of IT organizations become interested in enabling bring-your-own-PC programs for their employees, an old idea may be gaining fresh adherents: desktop virtualization.

  • Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

    Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train Army helicopter pilots.

  • Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

    Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in a bid to meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile applications -- and also to keep pace with rivals Salesforce.com and Workday.

  • Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

    The C-suite may need a bigger boardroom. As organizations expand their executive teams with new C-level titles that underscore their digital transformations in-progress, the role of chief analytics officer is gaining traction.

  • Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

    SuperValu, the grocery store operator hit by a cyberattack in June and July, has suffered a second attack on its payment processing system, it said Monday.

  • Inside the Secret Clash of CIOs and CMOs

    CIOs and CMOs like to proclaim to the world that they've become best buddies. They're the Dynamic Duo, Wonder Twins, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid of the digital frontier making rivals look foolish as they fill company coffers with social and mobile marketing-led sales. That's the public-facing story, anyway.

  • Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the Cloud

    Though Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's title may have changed recently, his job running the company's sales and support operations really hasn't. But he does have a whole lot more to sell and support these days, and it's all in the cloud.

  • Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

    Despite making up slightly more than half the U.S. population and filling slightly more than 50 percent of professional positions in the U.S., the percentage of women in technology jobs in the U.S. has been in decline. Intel sees that as a big problem with many causes, says Raejeanne Skillern, general manager of the Cloud Service Provider Business at Intel.

  • New Role for CIOs: Governance for Data Analytics

    The CIO's role in IT project portfolio governance is well established. The 2004 book IT Governance, by Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, captured the benefits of effective IT governance: higher return on assets, investments tied to strategic priorities, greater agility and reduced duplication. The principles of IT portfolio governance served as a road map for CIOs in taming what was often the Wild West of IT spending and decision-making in organizations where investments were not necessarily aligned with business strategies and often led to inflated expenses.