August 09, 2012

The Superhero in a CIO
Apparently, movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers provide valuable insights on leadership traits that CIOs can borrow and implement them in order to tackle the complications in their everyday operations.

Collaboration 101
Unfortunately, most CEOs/ CXOs think that if they just buy collaboration technology, a miracle will happen, and they will become collaborative organizations and CEOs/ CXOs think that ensuring collaboration in an organization is the responsibility of the CIO.

Intel Invests into Motion-Sensing Technology Developer.
Movea, a leading designer of motion-sensing technologies, has received funding in the amount of €6.5 million ($8.044 million) led by Intel Capital, together with existing Investors iSource and GIMV. Movea develops motion sensing intelligence designed for software, embedded and semiconductor solutions that are used inside the consumer electronic products and applications geared towards sports, fitness and health. Eventually, Movea's technologies may find themselves inside Intel's own solutions.

Approach Virtualization Management Platform Selection With Careful Eye
In a fairly recent blog, I was asked to clarify what I meant by a "careful eye" in the evaluation and selection of virtualization management platforms. (Thanks, Laurie Head, vice president, AIS Network Cloud Hosting.) A "careful eye" means buying software, not services; walking before running; documenting requirements; and taking advantage of how the software industry has changed for the better.

Little girl gets new arms from a 3-D printer
What makes this plastic version of WREX useful for kids is that it’s light, made from the same plastic that LEGO bricks are made from, and it’s easy to produce a custom model. SImply design, and print. And replacement parts are no problem, so as the child grows, new pieces can be printed to fit their bodies.

Does your email address say you're a rube?
Opinions are often formed by many subtle factors. A social media manager has to be well-connected, and certainly seem current on all the new technologies and trends. You might have a good Klout rating, you might have a lot of Facebook friends, and you might even have four or five digits worth of Twitter followers.

Microsoft to sell police analytics toolkit, with New York taking 30pc cut
The software giant has co-developed a 'Domain Awareness System' alongside New York law enforcement and counterterrorism authorities, and intends to sell it to cities around the world

Microsoft opens Office and Sharepoint up to web developers
With the next release of Office and SharePoint, developers can build add-ons that run in Windows Azure (or Amazon, or other clouds.) A bigger question is when Office and SharePoint themselves will make the transition into Microsoft’s multi-billion-dollar cloud. Microsoft still isn’t saying.

Wearable technology market to exceed $6B by 2016
In four years, the market for wearable wireless devices is expected to achieve minimum revenues of $6 billion, according to new research from IHS iSuppli subsidiary IMS Research.

Mobile computing and the demise of the desktop
Patrick Gray discusses some factors that might spell the end of the desktop as we know it. Do you think tablets will eventually replace the traditional desktop?


Quote for the day:
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams