• May 30, 2017 30 May'17

    MIT researchers: Universal basic income premature and arguably counterproductive

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Universal basic income, a monthly stipend given out by a government to help cover its citizens' basic needs, is getting a lot of attention as advances in automation exceed what ...

  • May 26, 2017 26 May'17

    CIO doesn't play chief digital officer role at GE

    At an event that emphasized the role the CIO plays in digital transformation, the IT chief at General Electric made clear what the CIO doesn't fill there: the chief digital officer role. "If you're ...

  • May 26, 2017 26 May'17

    MIT CIO Symposium 2017 elucidates the digital playbook

    IT leaders speaking at the MIT CIO Symposium 2017 reveal that a digital playbook is taking shape with elements that transcend industry, company size and age. Also: Hackers get into apps through subtitles.

  • May 26, 2017 26 May'17

    IT startup companies seek product advice from CIOs

    A number of the companies participating in the MIT CIO conference's Innovation Showcase can point to CIOs as important sources of technology direction and product evolution.

  • May 25, 2017 25 May'17

    Not investing in cybersecurity has 'inverse ROI'

    This month's cyberattacks clearly show the cost of skimping on cybersecurity. Unfortunately, the ROI for ample IT security is not as transparent for some companies, MIT's Michael Siegel explains.

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  • May 24, 2017 24 May'17

    Cyber czar says government will manage IT like an enterprise does

    Trump administration 'cyber czar' Rob Joyce outlined how the government plans to combat cybersecurity gaps at an event in Boston.

  • May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    WannaCry ransomware attack: Dry those tears and get back to basics

    The recent WannaCry ransomware attack reminds CIOs and CISOs there are no good excuses for bad security. Also in Searchlight: Google's 'AI-first' agenda, net neutrality in trouble.

  • May 12, 2017 12 May'17

    Microsoft makes a grab for VPA future with Cortana-powered devices

    Microsoft's plan to roll out Cortana-powered devices anticipates the inevitability of virtual assistants in the workplace.

  • May 12, 2017 12 May'17

    Live from Boston and the world over: The OpenStack platform

    Far from dead, the open source project is alive -- and kicking -- say founders and users at OpenStack Summit Boston. Also in Searchlight: Microsoft goes to computing's edge; Trump signs cybersecurity executive order.

  • May 12, 2017 12 May'17

    MIT aims to pry open 'black box' of machine learning systems

    MIT's Sam Madden said machine learning algorithms are more dark art than science. A new initiative at MIT hopes to change that. The Data Mill reports.

  • May 12, 2017 12 May'17

    Cozmo the robot doubles as a study in robot-human interaction

    Eric Daimler, former White House presidential fellow at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, was surprised that no one at the recent MassIntelligence conference in Boston had heard of ...

  • May 08, 2017 08 May'17

    Failure is a critical component for blockchain development

    Validity, consensus and immutability are the core components of blockchain, and all three have failed. Cornell's Emin Gun Sirer explains why that's not such a bad thing.

  • May 05, 2017 05 May'17

    Signs point to cloud future at Red Hat Summit 2017

    The open source software company is transitioning from its Linux roots to cloud services.

  • April 29, 2017 29 Apr'17

    ModelDB aims to keep track of machine learning modeling process

    BOSTON ­-- Sam Madden, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, is hoping to help advance the field of machine learning from dark art to principled science with an open ...

  • April 28, 2017 28 Apr'17

    Google, Facebook just fell victim to a phishing scam: The takeaway for CIOs

    The fact that Google and Facebook are victims of a phishing scam prove that size and money don't matter -- education does.