IBM today issued its sixth annual look at what Big Blue thinks will be the five biggest technologies for the next five years. In past prediction packages the company has had some success in predicting the future of telemedicine and nanotechnology.
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It's clear by the increasing use of analytics software that companies are struggling to get their hands around the huge amounts of data it takes to run a successful business. But developing social, mobile, cloud computing and other applications are also driving the need for new technical skills.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had a big hand in creating the Internet and now its wants to get serious about protecting it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a> is often debated but such debates seem to be over for the general tasked with running the United States military's cyber command, who sees the technology not only as way to rein in IT costs but a way to more easily protect IT assets.
Will the day come when you will routinely leave the house every day without your leather or faux-leather wallet? You bet, at least for many folks.
The cutting-edge intelligence research development arm of the government wants to take advantage of the world's semiconductor manufacturing capacity but make sure that U.S. <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> and intellectual property protection is baked in.
IBM today said it was rolling out software that will help doctors and insurance companies reduce costs by better analyzing and managing huge amount of patient data.
ORLANDO -- With CIO budgets heading for their 11th consecutive year of growing at 3% or less, it's time to offer up some sacred caws for sacrifice.
ORLANDO -- The technology that makes up many of the systems in the ITworld today is at a critical juncture and in the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says.
ORLANDO -- If IT is to successfully move into the future it's going to need to blow up its current way of thinking and the way it supports mature technologies.
At a time when the cyberthreat level is at its peak, many federal agencies continue to struggle with IT security.
Research out of the UK today says that perhaps as many as 200,00 people have been victims of online romance scams and the same study says over 1 million people personally know someone who has been scammed by one of these heartless fraudsters.
NASA and others have had their share of spacecraft parts fall back to Earth.
IBM and 3M today said they will jointly develop a new line of adhesives they hope will let them make it possible to build commercial microprocessors composed of layers of up to 100 separate chips.
How does the federal government go about implementing green IT? According to a report out today from the Government Accountability Office, the feds have adopted a number of practices that are useful not just for government IT but all manner of private and public company IT groups as well. These include everything from dedicated funding for green products, to improved employee training and reducing use of paper.