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Baby boomers embrace technology as much as younger users

Baby boomers adopt tablets, wearable devices and other technologies just as energetically as younger users, according to participants at the Booming Tech forum, which focused on technology use of that generation.

Written by Fred O'Connor09 May 14 06:48

Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

Written by Fred O'Connor06 March 14 05:01

EdX enrollment data shows online learners are more browsers than finishers

Online course participants are more likely to browse lesson material than stick around to earn a completion certificate, according to a report examining enrollment and usage data from edX, an online learning platform jointly launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall of 2012.

Written by Fred O'Connor23 Jan. 14 22:17

Panel: Hospitals are just starting to build health IT foundations

Health care providers are just beginning to figure out how big data, mobile platforms and integrated software can deliver better care at lower costs, according to speakers at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.

Written by Fred O'Connor13 Nov. 13 22:22

When ERP is botched, CFOs must act

Companies long have grappled with glitches in their ERP (enterprise resource planning) system implementations -- a situation that the recent botched-rollout record suggests won't get better any time soon. While ERP projects go awry for many reasons, each incident reveals its own set of troublesome repercussions, financial and otherwise.

Written by Fred O'Connor01 Feb. 12 03:39

The CFO's role in the data breach war

The disturbing rash of data breaches in recent years has demonstrated that data security -- always a huge concern of CFOs -- affects every company and its customers. Entertainment sites, clothing retailers, grocers, financial services institutions are only the latest and most obvious of organizations to have had IT systems compromised, or sensitive information stolen.

Written by Fred O'Connor24 Nov. 11 03:11

Tech company CFOs anticipate revenue increase in 2011

Increased revenue will foster mergers and acquisitions in the technology space, according to a survey by accounting and consulting firm BDO USA that polled chief financial officers at technology firms.

Written by Fred O'Connor05 Feb. 11 22:00