August 23, 2012

5 Open Source Softwares up-and-comers to watch
From open source management and Web application frameworks to big data and IT provisioning using the DevOps model, ZDNet Asia spotlights some of the hottest open source software entities in these spaces now.


5 Tips for Creating an EA Assessment Model Quickly
... what starts as a simple over-the-weekend project quickly becomes a frustrating struggle. The criteria pile up quickly – after all, EA does a lot of things. The granularity is inconsistent - one can measure a piece of a process or the larger process it belongs to.


EA Quick Start Guide (Part 4): "Application" - Reclaiming the Noun
... the layer in which we apply the components, systems and sources from our infrastructure layer to provide solutions to the needs we have articulated in our business layer. To properly understand this layer those of an IT bent must throw off their belief that an application is a piece of software.


Bill Gates Part of $12 Million Round for Satellite Mobile Broadband Start-Up
Kymeta’s technology uses something called “metamaterials,” artificial materials that can manipulate electromagnetic radiation that can steer a radio signal toward a satellite, thereby creating a continuous broadband link.


50 Wireless Quick Facts - US Wireless Industry
Here is a compilation of 50 quick facts all about the US Wireless industry.


How to be a Leader in a Crappy Culture
Most of the top companies, while not perfect, tend to have great hiring and promotional practices, and invest in succession planning and leadership development. If you somehow slipped through the dragnet and got hired or promoted as a lousy manager, the cultural antibodies would eventually find and dispose of you.

U.S. looks into claims of security flaw in Siemens gear
The U.S. government is looking into claims by a cyber security researcher that flaws in software for specialized networking equipment from Siemens could enable hackers to attack power plants and other critical systems.


Amazon Releases AWS Cloud Security Practices
That Amazon has made its security practices is significant in its own right. However the fact that Amazon did so in line with the CSA's detailed questionnaire and filed it in the registry could motivate numerous other holdouts to answer the same questions.
Download here: Amazon Web Services Overview of Security Processes whitepaper (pdf)


Can CIOs be Replaced?
With disruptive technologies on the fore, one can safely assume that a sound structured IT organization will be vital for the success of the business and that it will be imperative for CIOs to oil their network with C-suit peers on a regular basis.


'Talking' smart cars begin year-long test aimed at accident reduction
With the devices, drivers are alerted to potentially hazardous situations, such as a nearby vehicle unexpectedly braking, a sudden lane change or merging traffic, by a visual or audible warning in their vehicles.


The convergence of mobile and social: The next IT battleground
As smart mobile devices and social media have become first-order ways in which we interact with the world and each other, they are becoming intertwined in ways that will have far-reaching impact.



Quote for the day:

"Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects." - Sima Qian