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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe
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The Network Neutrality Debate Hits Europe

Differences in telecommunications regulation between the U.S. and the European Union are a key factor in viewing the debate over network neutrality legislation...

A New Approach to Improving Stem Education
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A New Approach to Improving Stem Education

The $787 billion U.S. economic stimulus package includes $2.5 billion in additional funding for the National Science Foundation and STEM (science, technology, engineering...

Long Live the .250 Hitter
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Long Live the .250 Hitter

Minorities make up nearly half the players in today's Major League Baseball. Not so for women in computer science. They're not integrated because computer science...

Interview with 2008 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov
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Interview with 2008 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov

An audio interview with MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov, head of the Programming Methodology Group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

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Could the U.s. Repel a Massive Distributed Cyber Attack?

While Russia and the U.S. spend billions on heavy military hardware, China is concentrating on education and hacking. The U.S. is still outsourcing computer work...

STEM Education Status Quo Is a Recipe For Trouble
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STEM Education Status Quo Is a Recipe For Trouble

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education initiative is long overdue! Data on science education in America collected over the past few...

Q&A: Our Dame Commander
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Q&A: Our Dame Commander

Wendy Hall discusses her plans to increase ACM's membership and to create task forces in China, India, and Europe.

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

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Why Businesses Must Push Science Education

There's an argument taking place about America's dwindling stock of talent in science, technology, engineering and math. One side argues that a society built on...

The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat
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The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jeannette M. Wing is an expert on computational thinking, the discipline of applying computer science's problem-solving methods...

Advising Students For Success
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Advising Students For Success

Some advice for those doing the advising (and what the advisors can learn from the advisees).

Your Students Are Your Legacy
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Your Students Are Your Legacy

This Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D. students.

When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?
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When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?

Can you resell software even if the package says you can't? What are the implications for copyright law of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous June 2008 decision...

Is Software Engineering Engineering?
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Is Software Engineering Engineering?

Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...

Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances
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Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances

A discussion of divergent paths to unrestricted access of content and applications via the Internet.

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Inside Risks: U.S. Election After-Math

Recounting problems still associated with election integrity, transparency, and accountability.

International Communications Tapped For Intelligence-Gathering
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International Communications Tapped For Intelligence-Gathering

Governments concerned with national-security threats use the Internet to gather intelligence from communications traffic that transits local facilities. This surveillance...

Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience
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Human Computing Skills: Rethinking the K-12 Experience

Establishing the fundamentals of computational thinking is essential to improving computer science education.

Economic and Business Dimensions: The Extent of Globalization of Software Innovation
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Economic and Business Dimensions: The Extent of Globalization of Software Innovation

Will the software development laboratories follow the production mills?
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