IT

There's no shortage of uses for the massive amounts of data in every nook and cranny of the Internet. Advertisers want to mine the photos and status updates you post on Facebook to better sell their wares. Scientists want to track weather patterns based on decades...

Andrew McLaughlin, Google’s head of global public policy, is leaving the company to join the Obama administration, according to two people with knowledge of Mr. McLaughlin’s plans. Mr. McLaughlin will be deputy chief technology officer, reporting to Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer, who was previously...

As unemployment among tech workers increases with the recession, the U.S. government is raising broad questions as part of a federal case over H-1Bs about the connection of visa fraud to the unemployment of IT workers. The government's interest in H-1B fraud-related unemployment turned up in...

High-speed Internet service should be measured in gigabit speeds rather than megabit speeds. Where are the corporate executives and academics who talk about the quest for excellence in lofty speeches who rarely come up with pragmatic solutions and profitability for their organizations?...

From around the globe, the Global CIO 50 -- some of the world's most innovative and dynamic business technology leaders -- are pursuing a range of initiatives that differ greatly from company to company and industry to industry. But for all of their differences, the...

Certain health information privacy provisions in the federal stimulus package amount to a “massive” expansion of HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to Milwaukee lawyer and health privacy expert Mark Garsombke. Garsombke outlined the legal and financial implications of these provisions...

The economic stimulus package passed earlier this year will provide a $6.8 billion windfall to the wireless communications industry, projects ABI Research. In a report released Tuesday, ABI says the government will spend $6.8 billion for "wireless communications upgrades and new deployments" over the next two...

Big IT projects sometimes go wrong in spectacular ways, with some common themes running through the disaster stories like fault lines. What goes wrong when things go wrong? What follows may not be suitable for younger audiences: post-mortems of several IT projects that turned ugly....