July 25, 2012


Is Big Data big hype?
Management guru Peter Drucker saw increasingly available IT as a threat to corporate decision making, not due to cost or some perceived evil, but because IT made it so easy for management to focus on the past rather than attempting to determine and react to future trends.

NSW Govt SAP roll-out to be cloud test case: Ovum
Ovum Asia Pacific research director for IT, Steve Hodgkinson, said that government departments around the country (Australia) would be watching the deal to see if cloud services will be a better way of providing shared services.

Silicon Valley Says Step Away From the Device
“If you put a frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, it’ll boil to death — it’s a nice analogy,” said Mr. Crabb, who oversees learning and development at Facebook. People “need to notice the effect that time online has on your performance and relationships.”

EC opens cybersecurity consultation
The EC is seeking the views of governments, businesses and citizens about their experiences and possible EU responses to cyber incidents that disrupt essential networks and information systems.

Compliance In The Cloud Era
The bad news is that we can't get too comfortable. The dynamics of compliance are changing as we grant third parties more access to sensitive and critical data, and the damage if there is a major security breach at one of your key external partners.

Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012
We knew we follow a lot of great innovation people on twitter (including a lot of the great Innovation Excellence authors) and were curious to see whom should be followed to learn most on innovation. Read on to see the list.

The Future of Customer Relationships: Where is all this heading?
Dr. Michael Wu, Chief Scientist, of Lithium Technologies, has been doggedly trying to uncover the meaning of influence, its impact on relationships, and ultimately corporate profit structures. Target the influencers, and you can move the crowd. There are seemingly vast opportunities in understanding and leveraging influencers within networked communities.

Java Vulnerabilities Increasingly Targeted By Attackers, Researchers Say
One clear trend is that Web exploit toolkit developers are increasingly focusing on Java exploits, Jones said. They are also integrating exploits for new Java vulnerabilities at a much faster pace than before.


5 Features in Android Jelly Bean To Drool Over
Google has released a worthy successor to Android 4.0, which brings improvements in fluidity and responsiveness, a cool predictive keyboard, better notifications, offline maps and Apple Siri's nemesis --Google Now

5 Things That Keep App Developers Up At Night
Compounding the stress: The ever-present possibility that a bug will be detected by a journalist, potential investor, or a celebrity with a large Twitter following.



Quote for the day:

"Playing it safe is the most popular way to fail" --Elliott Smith