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DevOps and software-defined infrastructure spell relief — The attached Research Brief discusses the barriers that prevent enterprise IT from making the jump to the New Style of IT and what you can do about them. "Research makes clear that the chronic shortages of money and time that have long plagued IT departments are standing in the way of that quest."

City Paid $95 Million To Settle Legal Cases In 2014 — Chicago's law department paid $95 million to settle cases against the city in 2014, ranging from a $15 million wrongful conviction to a few hundred for property damages. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score

What is FITARA? | Enterprise CIO Forum — FITARA is an acronym only a bureaucrat could love. It stands for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. Say THAT 10 times really fast. FITARA was bipartisan (fancy that!) legislation passed last year that among other things gives agency CIOs the power to sign off on technology acquistion.

Lake Effect Snow Warning Issued For Chicago — By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) - Get ready for a second blast of snow on Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Cook County until 6 p.m. The warning lasts until 9 p.m. for parts of Northwest Indiana, including Lake County.

Is sharing cyber security information with the Feds a good idea? — President Obama made an impassioned plea at the Feb. 13 Cyber Security Summit for the private sector and the federal government to exchange cyber threat information. The idea is simple: teaming up is better than separately waging the war against cyber terrorism, spying and crime.

Emanuel’s PAC Money Flows Out Of Town, Buys Influence Here — CHICAGO (CBS) - Two years after she was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as alderman of the city's 7th Ward, Natashia Holmes had a problem. Facing her first open election for the seat on city council, Holmes was facing a field of seven opponents and she had very little cash in her campaign fund.

Schakowsky, A Jew, Decides To Skip Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress — Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a strong supporter of Israel, will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's politically sensitive address to a joint session of Congress. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score

HIV Outbreak In Indiana Linked To Painkiller Abuse — John Dodge John Dodge is the Executive Producer of CBS Chicago's website. (You... By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) - An outbreak of HIV cases in far south-east Indiana has been traced largely to addicts using a powerful painkiller. Since mid-December, state health officials have confirmed 26 cases of patients who have tested positive for HIV, the virus that caused AIDS.

Snow In Forecast For Afternoon, Evening — Tuesday night's election results gave Chicago six more weeks of political campaigning, and from the looks of the weather forecast the city might have a similar amount of winter left, as well.

Reading CIO profiles — We write a lot of pessimistic things about the CIO role so it's gratifying when the ones who are thriving are celebrated. With that I give you the just out Premier IT100 Class of 2015 from Computerworld.As you might imagine, many of them are from companies whose primary business is technology - Paypal, Verizon, Intel and Microsoft.
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Mar 02, 2015

The changing CIO and IT lanbdscape. How the CIO can adapt and thrive. @ralphloura

Mar 02, 2015

2015 storage predictions: Big Data, object storage, flat backup. Part II of II. @HPstorage

Mar 01, 2015

Watching Isaiah Thomas is sheer joy. Liking this #Celtics lineup. Huge confidence builder if they can take Golden State. Celts by 13 Q1.

Mar 01, 2015

Just finished S3 E2 of #Houseofcards .. Superb acting and writing especially end of episode 2. Brilliant is all I can say.

Feb 28, 2015

How do u switch to numbers when inputting WiFi password at the #Nest thermostat? Maddening. 30 min plus wait times at nest support.

Feb 27, 2015

CIOs should focus on value, users and emerging tech. Take it from CIO @ralphloura

Feb 26, 2015

What is FITARA? Ford Fitara rolls nicely off the tongue, but, no, it's not that. #FITARA

Feb 26, 2015

Thanks, all. Another great #CIOchat .. see you next week. @blaberis standing in for me. #CIOchat

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