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  • 3D printing makes its move into production

    The use of 3D printing for finished goods is about to disrupt manufacturing and supply chains in a big way. Here's why, and here's how IT will be critical to that transition.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell13 Aug. 14 20:56
  • How to Use OpenStack in Your Small Business

    The OpenStack cloud platform works well for companies that aim to deploy software or infrastructure as a service but remain wary of doing so using public cloud services. Here's how to find out if OpenStack is right for your business.

    Written by Paul Mah15 May 14 23:09
  • Businesses adopting robots for new tasks

    Thanks to better sensors and other tech advances, robots are being used for new applications, including quality control.

    Written by Esther Shein01 Aug. 13 13:30
  • NASA Turns to Open Source Middleware for Human-to-Robot Communications

    Data management is inherently tricky, but when it involves robots in space-communicating via a low-bandwidth intermittent link#8212;it's trickier. NASA is leveraging Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems to help it solve that problem as part of its Human Exploration Telerobotics project.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud31 July 13 13:14
  • The time is right for an 'IT petting zoo'

    Being a visionary within a corporation lead to playing with a lot of consumer toys, and that's exactly the point. Play, have fun and discover what does or doesn't work in your company.

    Written by Lucas Mearian05 June 13 10:07
  • 5 tips for avoiding private cloud failures

    According to Piston Cloud Computing's CTO, the rate at which his customer's pilot projects turn into production private clouds is pretty typical of most OpenStack-based providers – and it's pretty low.

    Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17
  • Stack wars: OpenStack v. CloudStack v. Eucalyptus

    OpenStack -- co-founded by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 -- certainly has the buzz, what with partnerships with AT&T, HP and IBM, to name a few, all of which have promised to use OpenStack as the base for their private cloud offerings.

    Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17
  • Cloud computing's big debt to NASA

    IBM's decision this week to base its cloud services on OpenStack may help establish this open source platform as the standard in enterprises.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 March 13 11:08
  • Worst security snafus of 2012

    The first half of 2012 was pretty bad - from the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches - and the second half wasn't much better, with events including Symantec's antivirus update mess and periodic attacks from hactivists at Anonymous.

    Written by Ellen Messmer10 Dec. 12 17:57
  • How to Devise a Stellar Social Media Policy: NASA's Tips

    NASA has been exploring social media--a territory still foreign to many businesses--for years now. But back in 2007, as more and more employees began using external <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/551513">social media sites</a>, NASA determined that it was time develop a policy--not just to protect the agency, but to protect their employees as well.

    Written by Kristin Burnham22 March 10 06:43
  • IT hardware in the era of the Moon landing

    On the 40th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing, CIO brings you an encore look at the computers in the era of the space exploration courtesy of the the Australian Computer Museum Society.

    Written by Howard Dahdah21 July 09 09:17
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