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IT vendors have tried going around the CIO and straight to top business executives or specific business-line managers to sell their wares. But who has the most influence? Forrester Research asked almost 1,000 enterprise decision-makers in North America and Europe to find out. Read full article>> ...

“Two or Three Trillion dollars should be spent on infrastructure in this country, do you understand the ramifications if it isn't?” asks James Carlini. The Department of Homeland Security had a well-attended workshop last week at Columbia University in New York City on the issues of...

RFID is an emerging standard for identification and tracking of goods. It's one of the key underlying technologies for the Internet of Things. Yesterday we looked at the market for Internet fridges. Our conclusion was that until RFID tags become more common place on food...

IBM and SPSS Inc. today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for IBM to acquire SPSS, a publicly-held company headquartered in Chicago, in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share, resulting in a total cash consideration in...

I could probably just repost my earlier updates on the progress of the SBIR reauthorization because nothing really changes much. It looks like we are going to get another continuing resolution while the House tries an end-run around Nydia Vazquez's (D-NY) stonewalling as I described...

By using a technology called cookies, which track where Internet users travel over the Web, sites like Amazon.com are able to draw a portrait of a customer and sell products based on that data. Now, the Obama administration is thinking about using the same technology...

Amid a crowded congressional schedule that includes health-care reform and the latest on the economic stimulus plan, it's not surprising that a bill to extend the life of an effective federal research grant program might slip between Washington's legislative cracks. Here's hoping the future of...

NEW DELHI, India — In a far-ranging speech on Friday, Bill Gates criticized the American government’s policy on immigration and data privacy, predicted giant leaps in technology in the near future and explained why he had to shut down his Facebook page. ...

Chinese scientists have bred mice from cells that might offer an alternative to human embryonic stem cells, producing the most definitive evidence yet that the technique could help sidestep many of the explosive ethical issues engulfing the controversial field but raising alarm that the advance...