Stories by Johanna Ambrosio

Self-publishing e-books: How to get started

Self-publishing has become an increasingly important industry for both individual authors and businesses who want to put out their own books. But how do you begin? Here are some tips for self-starters.

So much data, so little security -- what happens if your city gets hacked?

Businesses and individuals had better brace themselves for new security realities as society moves away from the traditional data sharing equation that has worked well for a couple of decades.

Best Places spotlight: IT pros take pride in helping patients at Johns Hopkins Medicine

The opportunity to work with exciting new technologies and the knowledge that their work helps patients are big attractions for IT employees at the No. 70-ranked organization on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Startup tech vendors are worth the risk, say IT execs

Working with startup vendors requires a lot of legwork and a plan for managing the risk. But the payoff can be great.

IT execs say working with startups is worth the risk

Working with startups requires a lot of legwork and knowing how to manage the risk. But the rewards can be great.

Kurzweil: Brains will extend to the cloud

Futurist and computer pioneer Ray Kurzweil says it will be possible to 'repurpose' human brains to learn new things.

Going wireless in the datacentre

Bouncing information around a datacentre, via 60GHz Wi-Fi, can speed things up by 30 per cent compared to using traditional cables, a group of researchers found. The technique is still being perfected, but it could yield an interesting approach for enterprises in the not-too-distant future.

New app store caters to robot fans

If you want to waltz with your Roomba or remotely control your flying AR Drone, there's an online store that sells apps that let you do those things, and more. In fact, there are more than 300 apps available at the new site,

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Danny Harris

Danny Harris, CIO at the U.S. Department of Education, has been working to reduce IT security risks within this major federal agency.

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Ralph Loura

Ralph Loura, CIO of Clorox, recently took a political risk and lived to tell the tale.

MIT Chip Models Human Brain Synapse

Forget artificial intelligence; researchers at MIT say they've figured out how to mimic the real deal.

Multiple short outages can add up to major problems

Corporate executives have long created IT plans to cope with major disasters, but now they're increasingly taking steps to prevent the brief shutdowns that can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in their own right.

Microsoft releases Windows Server 2008 to manufacturing

Almost five years in the making, Microsoft's newest server operating system has hit its next milestone: Development is complete, and it's been released to manufacturing.

Some firms deploying virtual machines on the sly

The promise of virtualization technology has convinced some companies to require that most new applications be run immediately on virtual machines.

EMC opening up a bit

There are some encouraging signs that EMC is playing nice with others. Although the vendor has rightly gotten a reputation for eschewing some independent initiatives in favor of its own products and services, there are signs that this attitude may be changing.

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