August 22, 2012

Plastic SCM – DVCS at Enterprise Level
Fully distributed is key in the enterprise to enable a wide range of possible working scenarios: from developers working with their local replica (at home, roaming, at the customer site), to distant teams using servers at different locations for speed and flexibility, but always considering the flexibility required by enterprises: distributed when required, and fully centralized when not, with the two models coexisting in harmony.

Cybercrime Bill passes Senate, set to become law
The Bill passed with some amendments by the Labor Party, after taking into consideration some of the recommendations made by the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety. These include privacy protections and how assistance is provided to foreign agencies.

ITC launches patent investigation into top tech firms
On the firing line include technology giants Samsung, Acer and Nintendo, according to PC World. The corporations and their subsidiaries will be investigated due to a complaint filed in July by three companies in California -- one of which is intellectual-property licensing company Patriot Scientific.

Reasons to Use a VPN
Corporate employees will most likely know the definition of a VPN (virtual private network). For everybody else, it’s just a way to watch Hulu from all over the world. Joking aside, there are quite a few compelling reasons why one should have VPN set up. The main and most compelling reason would be increased security.

File Renamer Basic
 File Renamer Basic from Sherrod Computers is a free tool that can rename, copy, and move your files and folders based on a wide range of properties and options. It can scan thumbnails, filter files by extension, and add prefixes, suffixes, and other elements, including unique parameters.

Microsoft warns of 'man-in-the-middle' VPN password hack
Microsoft yesterday warned Windows users of possible "man-in-the-middle" attacks able to steal passwords for some wireless networks and VPNs, or virtual private networks.

Data Governance E-Book
Have you recently been involved with a major initiative such as MDM, BI, or CRM, and data quality or data governance seemed to be just an afterthought? It becomes clear to you that data quality was never included in the project in the first place. Here is an ebook for you and you may have to register to get this.

How to stop negativity from poisoning your team
Trying to manage people who have a poor attitude can feel like a losing battle. Negativity, left unchecked, will eventually stunt team performance. The first step to reinstate the positive? Learning to distinguish real negativity from someone who simply doesn't agree with you.

Nikon releases Android-powered compact camera
"The challenge for the camera manufacturers at the lower end is that smartphones have become so capable, so a product like this may just be too late to the market," said Martin Gill, principal analyst at Forrester Research.

Node.js set to land on Engine Yard's PaaS
The addition of Node.js sees Engine Yard close its language gap with platform-rival Heroku. It now lacks Scala, Clojure and Python, compared with Heroku, but it has PHP, and shares Java, Ruby and Node.js with its rival.


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"I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheeps led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep."~Charles Maurice