July 11, 2012

5 Pillars of BI Strategy and Innovation: A Closer Look at Mobile BI
Check out the latest information on the 5 pillars of BI strategy and innovation: mobile, social creative, extreme, and core BI. Let’s take a closer look at the mobile BI pillar.

Obama signs order outlining emergency Internet control
A new executive order addresses how the country deals with the Internet during natural disasters and security emergencies, but it also puts a lot of power in the government's hands.

15 Tech Visionaries Wouldn't Have Been Successful Without These Key People
Every great visionary has had a mentor, including Steve Jobs and Jack Dorsey. A mentor isn't just someone who gives advice occasionally, it's someone who is a trusted confidante for business and personal matters. Here's who top tech people have turned to throughout their careers


How to Salvage a Pointless Meeting
Politically, you have little choice but to attend. Meetings give you face time, and often help to establish the interpersonal relationships necessary to help you get you job done, but they’re still more often than not, a colossal waste of time. So what to do?


Rogue IT drives cloud decisions: survey
Recently, RackSpace released the results of a survey of 500 IT decision makers, which found that “shadow” or “rogue” IT is now prevalent across many enterprises, large and small.  John Engates, Rackspace's chief technology officer, talks about what these findings mean ...

The five most connected cars
The advent of smartphones is playing a big part in getting automakers to integrate connected features. People used to looking up an address on a smartphone can now do it right in their car's dashboard, and save that address to the navigation system.

Microsoft equips Windows Server for cloud duty
Microsoft has released a preview set of technologies that can be installed on Windows Server that will allow organizations to set up virtual machines and Web hosting services that can then be offered as services, either internally or externally.

Glitch leaves Japan IDs without digital signature
System used to imprint justice minister's digital signature on new foreign residence card suffers glitch, but cards without signatures still valid and counterfeiting difficult, says government representative.


Get Comfortable with Team Conflict
Mark de Rond, professor at Cambridge's Judge Business School and author of There Is an I in Team, explains how conflict can drive team performance.

Missing Mozilla Thunderbird? Here are five email alternatives
Mozilla has put Thunderbird out to grass, halting development on the venerable desktop email client. Here are five multi-platform, open-source alternatives for fans looking for a replacement



Quote for the day
"Our greatest battles are that with our own minds." - Jameson Frank