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Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Want to get home safe from the party? There's an app for that

12/16/2014

  • InformationWeek

A mobile application may cut down on the number of drunken driving incidents this holiday season by warning revelers when they are too intoxicated to operate a vehicle. The app, which was developed by… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Companies rally behind Microsoft in data-privacy suit

12/16/2014

  • Network World
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • PhysOrg.com

Tech companies are standing behind Microsoft in litigation against the U.S. government, which wants access to customer e-mails housed in Ireland. Apple, Amazon and Verizon are among the companies supp… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Many Ohio schools not prepared for online exams

12/16/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

In Ohio, more than one-third of assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards will continue to be taken using paper and pencil after some schools said they were not prepared to shift to onl… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Enterprise breaches on the rise, IBM survey says

12/16/2014

  • VAR Guy, The

About 8 in 10 enterprise chief information security officers say the threat of cyberattack is on the rise, while 6 in 10 say their companies are not prepared to deal with such attacks, an IBM survey s… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Fuel cells could help clean up smokestack emissions, researchers say

12/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Fuel cells can be configured to leach carbon dioxide from power-plant exhaust pipes, offering a straightforward and cost-effective way to clean up smokestacks, researchers say. "It exploits a real qui… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

How to gain valuable insight from performance reviews

12/9/2014

  • CNBC

It's important to have a two-way dialogue during a performance review, according to author Frank Cespedes. He points out "career development is ultimately the employee's task," adding that "an effecti… Read More

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