July 07, 2012


Direct Database Updates – A Cause of Concern
Many organizations still have the practice of directly updating the production databases to fix data integrity issues. This shows that the one or more applications deployed on top of the database are not reliable enough to maintain the database integrity.

One day your iPhone and wallet will be one.
For years, there have been whispers that Apple is working on its own approach to reinventing mobile payments, including the possibility of a NFC-equipped iPhone.

Google Compute Engine – Not AWS Killer (yet)
GCE is missing a lot of what larger enterprises will need – monitoring, security certifications, integration with IAM systems, SLAs, etc. GCI also lacks some of the things that really got people excited about EC2 early on – like an AMI community, even the AMI model so I can create one from my own server image.

An inconvenient truth: Respect me
Yet what I am hearing from these key employees, most between the ages of 30 and 40, is that they absolutely demand to be treated with respect, have their opinions listened to, and stand as a peer with their leaders.


Top 5 wireless routers: Home-networking evolved
It was clear from CES that 2012 is going to be a year of many changes in home networking. To help you keep up with these changes, here's our list of the Top 5 networking products currently available.

Cloud Computing in Health Care to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2017: Report
Although regulatory and security concerns have held back the health care industry from widespread adoption of public clouds, the overall cloud computing market in health care will grow to $5.4 billion by 2017, according to a report by research firm MarketsandMarkets.


Avoiding Downtime When Cloud Services Fail
Another AWS outage hit several large websites and their services last week. What can be done to avoid downtime? Architect for failover not just for scale

Best Practices For Managing Big Data
What most people don’t know is that the vast majority of Big Data is either duplicated data or synthesized data. ... Now they must manage a total of over a petabyte of data, of which less than 150 terabytes is unique.


Quote for the day
"If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll get nothing done." ~ Norman Vincent Peale