August 19, 2012

Survey: CIOs Bullish on Cloud Benefits, But Worry About SaaS Data Silos
CIOs continue to grow more and more bullish about cloud solutions, with a whopping 92% saying that cloud provides business benefits, according to a recent survey. Nonetheless, IT execs remain concerned over how to avoid SaaS-based data silos. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research and commissioned by Host Analytics.

KPMG: Why is the SaaS cloud market expanding rapidly?
It’s a reasonable enough assumption – companies moving to the cloud often do so in the hope of reducing cost, after all – and it appears SaaS is the best model with which to achieve that aim, although there are still some worries for CIOs to consider.

A Study in Leader Humility
Colin’s story reminds me of the vital role humility can play in leading a business organization. It also tells me that if there is one Colin, there have to be many more like him, quietly working away, not for the glory, but for the pleasure of being part of something great, something much bigger and more important than themselves.

Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL
It’s pretty clear that Oracle is trying to make it as difficult as possible to use MySQL. The result is a wave of unsettlement in the developer community about what Oracle considers open and what it sees as closed. The move is causing problems for developers in all manner of ways as expressed here and here.

It Takes Guts To Start A Company--So How Do You Get 'Em?
The willingness to take risks is born of a combination of elements. Your personality, your experiences, your “training” to deal with risk, and your support network all factor into your readiness to accept and embrace the risks that entrepreneurship requires.

Data Loss Prevention Is Better -- And Cheaper -- Than The Cure
Do yourself a massive favor and go check the state of your backups. Make sure that your precious digital data is safe. Do it before you’re faced with a massive recovery bill.

Quest Software unveils Foglight for Windows Azure applications Available immediately as a beta, the newest addition to the Foglight APM portfolio enables IT administrators to monitor performance and understand what end users are experiencing with Windows Azure-based applications.

Google Cloud Messaging for Android (GCM) Unveiled, to Replace C2DM Framework
GCM offers the ability to introduce a broker in between an application server and Android devices, guaranteeing cloud-type scalable communication between the two parties. GCM defines the contract so both a server and Android applications register for the GCM service and Google GCM servers maintain communication between them. The GCM servers handle all aspects of queuing messages and delivery to the target applications running on Android devices.

IG Group Open-Sources RESTdoclet
RESTdoclet is available for download as Open Source on GitHub, or in binary form from Sonatype, both under the terms of the Apache 2 license. Be sure to check out the project wiki for usage instructions, and do feel free to email IG Group at (open.source@iggroup.com) if you have any questions or feedback.


Quotes for the day:

"Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned." ~K. Scott Derrick

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them." ~Robert Jarvik