The Xerox CTO describes research that allows manufacturing and office workers to avoid commuting to traffic-choked Indian cities.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Solutions emerge to guard against attacks and data loss in the cloud.
Executives for Sony and Epsilon, an e-mail marketing company, insist that they had tight security before they lost consumer data.
Mounting threats to the security of information are forcing companies to make more sophisticated cost-benefit analyses when they craft their security strategies.
Design—central to successful technologies—is too isolated from science education, argues design guru Don Norman.
Limiting collaboration software to small teams and short time periods works best, a scholar of "knowledge workers" says.
The creative power of technology users awaits mining by companies, says Eric von Hippel.
MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how companies can increase their productivity by making better use of their data.
The search company hopes an extra click will forestall cancellation of its license in China.
Russia has a wealth of engineering talent, but needs to put a lot more in place.