July 16, 2012

Security professionals must become business people: Gartner
Business skills have been highly regarded throughout all levels of the enterprise, but for security professionals it may be crucial to a business' success.


Act Fast, but Not Necessarily First
Those of us who find time to step back and think about the big picture, even for a few minutes, have a major advantage. If every one else moves too quickly, we can win by going slow.

Facebook scans chats and posts for criminal activity
Facebook has added sleuthing to its array of data-mining capabilities, scanning your posts and chats for criminal activity. If the social-networking giant detects suspicious behavior, it flags the content and determines if further steps, such as informing the police, are required.

Nokia's flagship phone price cut in half
Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows phone, barely three months after its launch, is now available for $49.99 based on a two-year contract -- falling from its original price tag of $99.

Nine External Thunderbolt Storage Devices, Rounded Up
Here is a comparison of nine different Thunderbolt-based storage solutions, delivering scorching sequential throughput. Of the nine, three submissions rise to the top. Although it remains pricey, in the applications where it makes sense, Thunderbolt cannot be beat

How Integrated Performance Management Can Help Utilities Harness Big Data
Integrated performance management combines process improvement, unified data sources, business analytics, and other information management technologies and practices to help utilities unlock the value of big data.

VMware Positions Zimbra 8.0 as Path to Cloud Messaging
Zimbra is trying to entice end users by showcasing the personal cloud options that make it possible to manage contacts, e-mail and calendars from any device.

The New Enterprise Reference Architecture
Here is the impact of cloud, big data and related happenings on the Enterprise Reference Architecture.


Enterprise Architecture Benefits
Here is a free, un-formatted slide deck that describes some of the key benefits that can be gained from applying Enterprise Architecture. It can be freely distributed and used with or without attribution to Alex Matthews (@remembermytweet) the author.



Quote for the day:

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan