Deborah Gage

Senior Writer[email protected]Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's [email protected] Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.

Glitchy Systems Worsen Drug-Benefit Snafus

As the year ended, Bonnie Burns—a training and policy specialist with California Health Advocates, a nonprofit that counsels people on Medicare—was stretched to the limit. She was swamped with requests...

Case Study: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

The error was simple. But a newborns life hung in the balance. Baby J needed more potassium chloride, a type of salt that is vital to the proper functioning...

Campus Brawl: Oracle vs. PeopleSoft at Stanford

It was the 1990s. A boom time, at least in technology. And Stanford University was eager to dump its 20-year-old mainframe software and move to the latest financial and...

HIPAA Insecurity

If Chris DeVoney hustles, he can stay one step ahead of the hackers he fears are going to steal patient records. But he doesnt dare rest. He is the...

Should the Government Regulate Internet Security?

Both the high-tech industry and the Bush administration have opposed government regulation of the Internet on the grounds that it would burden businesses and hinder technological innovation. But after 2003—...

Latest Posts

Why Data is the New Uranium

In 2017, The Economist published an oft-quoted article claiming that “Data is the new Oil.” The article pointed out that the world’s five most...

Better Proactive Security Strategies that Cost Less

On a typical Wednesday morning, a cloud security engineer enters the office at about 8:00 AM and spends the next two hours culling through...

Cisco Meraki Enables Scalable Hybrid Work

Hybrid work has been the single most important topic in my discussions with C-level executives at a company of all sizes. This isn’t just...

ThoughtSpot’s Ajeet Singh: “The Data Analytics Dashboard is Dead”

I spoke with Ajeet Singh, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, ThoughtSpot, about the search technology that’s central to ThoughtSpot’s data analytics platform, which he claims...

AWS’s Bratin Saha on How SageMaker is Advancing Machine Learning

I spoke with Bratin Saha, VP and General Manager, Machine Learning Services, AWS, about how the cloud has enabled machine learning, and SageMaker’s ability...