• Microsoft's do-or-die Windows Mobile 7 gambit

    The software maker will try to catch rivals with Windows Mobile 7, but first it may need to mend fences with handset makers.

    When Microsoft (MSFT) last month unveiled its Windows Phone 7 Series operating system for mobile devices at an industry event in Barcelona, Spain, the company reeled in plaudits from reviewers and bloggers trolling the trade show for new and interesting products. "You haven't used an interface like this MORE

    - Mar 3, 2010 8:29 AM ET
  • Surgeons should practice on computers, not people

    Pilots train on flight simulators, so why do physicians learn only by doing?

    By Curt Rawley, Chairman and CEO, SensAble Technologies

    Technology has transformed entire industries, from manufacturing and farming to media and marketing. So why has tech transformation eluded medicine, and medical education to be specific?

    It's time we stop training doctors and surgeons in the same apprenticeship model that has been used for a hundred years. Despite many studies showing MORE

    Feb 18, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • The new, green land rush

    Raser Technologies converts low-temperature water into power. Can this clean energy pioneer strike it rich?

    By Carolyn Whelan, contributor

    Off a lonely dirt road 30 miles west of Beaver, Utah, (pop: 6,162) on a brisk spring morning last year, wide grins crossed the faces of a handful of men in hardhats. They'd just hit pay dirt, only these modern day miners weren't prospecting for gold or oil. Their spoils? Tepid MORE

    Feb 18, 2010 7:21 AM ET
  • The smart grid requires smart consumers

    Next-gen energy distribution depends on getting users engaged and educated.

    By Will West, CEO and co-founder, Control4

    The Smart Grid—the next-generation energy distribution network now being rolled out—offers something for everyone: Greater transparency and lower costs for consumers. New opportunities for technology providers, appliance and consumer electronics makers, and power utilities. A smaller carbon footprint for the planet.

    But there's a catch: none of it will happen unless consumers actually embrace and use MORE

    Feb 10, 2010 10:00 AM ET
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  • Cybercrime, the next generation

    The popular platforms of today are bound to be the targets of tomorrow

    By Kevin Prince, chief technology officer, Perimeter E-Security and Doug Howard, former chief strategy officer

    (The following is adapted from the forthcoming book, Security 2020, scheduled to be published later this year.)

    The social networking (think Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace) phenomenon is only going to grow. And anytime there is a system, program, or process used by MORE

    Feb 9, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • National security analytics is no child's game

    Building technology to suss out bad guys is the easy part. Getting agencies to collaborate? Not so much.

    By Stephen Brobst, chief technology officer, Teradata Corporation

    When President Barack Obama or then-national security advisor Condoleezza Rice observed that intelligence agencies failed "to connect the dots" for either the botched Christmas bombing of Northwest flight 253 or the tragedy of 9/11, they evoked a simple children's game of drawing lines on a page MORE

    Feb 5, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • The kids are alright

    How millennials are altering the IT landscape, mostly for the better.

    By Gary Curtis, chief technology strategist, Accenture

    For a new generation of employees, information technology is no longer a question ("is this okay with you, boss?") but rather an answer ("that's what it took to get the job done").

    As the baby boomers begin to retire over the next decade, millennials – those ages 14 to 27 – will become increasingly prominent MORE

    Feb 4, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • The Rein before the Cloud

    Getting CIOs to love cloud computing takes a lot of logic and a little bit of TLC.

    By Siki Giunta, president and CEO, Fortisphere

    Cloud computing is inevitable. In fact, it's already thriving. Salesforce.com is in the cloud. Amazon.com is selling the cloud. Without the cloud, there would be no Twitter. And without Twitter, there would be no international uproar over riots in Iran, or millions donated to help Haiti.

    The cloud, while MORE

    Jan 28, 2010 10:00 AM ET
  • Tablets will change everything. (Including mobile video.)

    Meet the next new platform for ads, services and apps.

    By Nickhil Jakatdar; CEO and co-founder, VuClip

    There has been no shortage of talk about tablets. New offerings from HP (HP) and Lenovo were hot topics at CES, and you may have heard about a little get together that Apple (AAPL) is hosting tomorrow. While consumers (and tech blogs) are busy speculating on the details of Apple's offering, there is something MORE

    Jan 26, 2010 2:16 PM ET
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  • The office copier turns the big 5-0!

    Lessons from one of the earliest information technologies.

    Long before digital tools such as listservs, e-mail blasts, and even Facebook enabled us to easily broadcast messages, photocopies were the most efficient way to distribute information to groups of all sizes.

    If the boss needed to discuss a new company policy, workers got memos in their (physical) in-boxes or slipped under their office doors. Community newsletters, fliers for parties, and the oft-maligned Christmas MORE

    - Jan 22, 2010 10:16 AM ET
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Stephanie Mehta
Stephanie Mehta
Deputy Managing Editor , Fortune

Stephanie N. Mehta is the deputy managing editor at Fortune, overseeing technology coverage for Fortune. She also is a co-chair of the annual Brainstorm Tech conference, an annual gathering of tech and media thinkers. Previously, Mehta spent seven years as a tech writer at Fortune covering the telecom and media industries. She also has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va.

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