Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tips for avoiding outsourcing headaches

9/29/2014

  • CIO.com

Negotiating with IT outsourcing firms is a process rife with potential pitfalls, but while some challenges may be unavoidable, legal experts say taking a few simple steps can result in fewer problems … Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

App uses simple message to invite friends out for a drink

9/28/2014

  • Mashable

A new mobile application has just one function: texting the word "Beer?!" to chosen contacts. Similar to popular messaging app "Yo," there is only one option for the text that can be sent. The app lau… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Microsoft is expected to announce details of new OS

9/29/2014

  • Reuters
  • eWeek

Microsoft is expected to unveil the latest version of its operating system on Tuesday. Analysts say the OS will fix interface problems that plagued Windows 8 and focus on the "mobile first, cloud firs… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

New website keeps parents updated on NYC middle schools

9/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A New York City public radio station and a commercial television station are partnering on a website to update parents on the quality of the city's middle schools. SchoolBook.org will provide weekly e… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Red Hat, other firms rush out patches for "Shellshock" bug

9/29/2014

  • Register (U.K.), The
  • CSO

Red Hat and other companies have released software patches to address the "Shellshock" flaw, which could affect computers running on Unix-derived operating systems. The bug also has been discovered in… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

IEEE wants to advance connected-device interoperability

9/22/2014

  • Computerworld

More than half a dozen industry groups, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, are working to improve the emerging Internet of Things by supporting seamless connectivity amon… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

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

SolarCity to invest $5B in N.Y. solar panel factory

9/24/2014

  • Buffalo News (N.Y.), The
  • Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.) (tiered subscription model), The
  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Elon Musk's SolarCity has broken ground in Buffalo, N.Y., on what is being touted as one of the world's largest solar-panel manufacturing facilities. SolarCity will invest $5 billion in the project, a… Read More