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We Need a Research Data Census
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We Need a Research Data Census

The increasing volume of research data highlights the need for reliable, cost-effective data storage and preservation at the national scale.

Literate Coding
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Literate Coding

While it is true that "programmers aren't English majors," there are many days that I wish they were, or that...

The Long Quest For ­Universal Information Access
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The Long Quest For ­Universal Information Access

Digital object repositories are on the cusp of resolving the long-standing problem of universal information access in the Internet.

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software
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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software

Whether you know him by name, you almost certainly have firsthand experience with some of Nolan Bushnell's work. He's known by many as the father of video games...

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software
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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software

Whether you know him by name, you almost certainly have firsthand experience with some of Nolan Bushnell's work. He's known by many as the father of video games...

Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest
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Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest

Peak performance doesn't equal sustained performance, and the NVIDIA GPUs in the Tianhe 1A are especially bad at the latter.

Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing
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Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing

CTO says $2 million project has less than 50% chance of success.

Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing
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Complexity of It Systems Will Be Our ­ndoing

CTO says $2 million project has less than 50% chance of success.

Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han
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Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han

When it comes to the future of technology, Jeff Han literally has his finger on the pulse.

Ncsa Director: Gpu Is Future of Supercomputing
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Ncsa Director: Gpu Is Future of Supercomputing

The director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has seen the future of supercomputing and it can be summed up in three letters: GPU.

Sensor Networks For the Sciences
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Sensor Networks For the Sciences

Lessons from the field derived from developing wireless sensor networks for monitoring active and hazardous volcanoes.

Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?
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Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?

Evaluating governmental actions—and inactions—toward improving cyber security and addressing future challenges.

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers
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The Divergent Online News Preferences of Journalists and Readers

Reading between the lines of the thematic gap between the supply and demand of online news.

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Ray Ozzie: Dawn of a New Day

Five years ago, having only recently arrived at the company, I wrote The Internet Services Disruption in order to kick off a major change management process across...

Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Risks of ­Undisciplined Development
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Risks of ­Undisciplined Development

An illustration of the problems caused by a lack of discipline in software development and our failure to apply what is known in the field.

Platforms and Services: ­Understanding the Resurgence of Apple
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Platforms and Services: ­Understanding the Resurgence of Apple

Combining new consumer devices and Internet platforms with online services and content is proving to be a successful strategy.

Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle
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Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle

When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform, Sun Microsystems was riding high and Java stood as a landscape-changing revolutionary...
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