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Building Castles in the Air
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Building Castles in the Air

Reflections on recruiting and training programmers during the early period of computing.

Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics
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Managing Global IT Teams: Considering Cultural Dynamics

Successful global IT team managers combine general distributed team management skills enhanced with cultural sensitivity.

Managing Time
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Managing Time

Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

Technology, Conferences, and Community
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Technology, Conferences, and Community

Considering the impact and implications of changes in scholarly communication.

From Science to Engineering
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From Science to Engineering

A series of recent reports claim the U.S. education system is in a very severe crisis; others suggest the crisis is...

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware
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The Growing Harm of Not Teaching Malware

Revisiting the need to educate professionals to defend against malware in its various guises.

Against Cyberterrorism
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Against Cyberterrorism

Cyberterrorism is a concept that appears recurrently in contemporary media. This coverage is particularly interesting...

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Don't Bring Me a Good Idea
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Don't Bring Me a Good Idea

You want to know how to get my attention?" Jason Kalich asked the audience rhetorically. "First off, don't bring me a good...

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.

IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts
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IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts

Imagine a CPU designed to issue and execute up to seven instructions per clock cycle, with a clock rate 10 times faster than the reigning supercomputer. This is...

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Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters. With that audacious act of...

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What You Should Include in an Agreement with a Cloud Provider

Cloud computing is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. Just 9.3% of companies say they'll be using platform or...

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.

Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?
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Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?

American broadband capacity might not be able to keep up with everyone who wants to stream movies.

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.
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