September 12, 2012

Ultrabooks with iPhone Siri-like voice interaction to come in Q4
Ultrabooks will come with Nuance's Dragon Assistant Beta voice recognition software, which will enable direct interaction on ultrabooks based on voice commands, said Dadi Perlmutter, vice president and general manager of Intel Architecture Group, during a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.


Get what you want: 4 new negotiating tips
In Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life, author and negotiation expert Stuart Diamond shares the tips he teaches to his students at The Wharton School and executives at the 200 Fortune 500 companies for which he's consulted. Here are four of his tips for never-fail negotiating


Microsoft Rolls Out Mobile Cloud Services for Windows 8 Developers
The first public preview of Windows Azure Mobile Services is designed to provide an on-ramp for Windows 8 developers who want to build connected applications--without the learning curve.


Dramatic Price Increase for EA License Renewals
For instance, an EA for Windows may have started out with a price of $125.31, but it jumps to $179.31 at renewal, according to Software Licensing Advisors' calculations. For an organization with 2,000 computers, that amounts to "an extra $94,000 over a three-year renewal, due to this pricing sleight-of-hand," according to the consulting firm.


Measuring the Business Value of Projects with Agile
Measuring business value is a challenge regardless of the methodology you use. Our Agile Architect explains how agile principles and practices can be used to ask the right questions.


10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People
 They build and maintain great relationships, consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, consistently make people feel better about themselves--they're the kind of people everyone wants to be around...and wants to be.


Intel's even thinner ultrabook of the future
At its annual conference today, Intel released a slide (above) showing a touch screen ultrabook with a thinly-sliced 2.5mm keyboard (Microsoft's Surface tablet has a keyboard that is 3mm thin by comparison), a sub 0.5mm touch panel, and a 5mm hard disk drive.


Feature-Oriented Software development (FOSD)
In this two part episode of Software Engineering Radio Sven Apel the Eclipse-based FeatureIDE which covers important phases of the FOSD process, namely domain implementation as well as configuration and generation.


Apple's iPhone 5- Start Walking!
According to media reports, Apple's newest iPhone is expected to offer 4G wireless technology for the first time, and a 4-inch display, up from the current 3.5 inches.


Why CIO's need to embrace data quality management
... data quality management should be firmly on the agenda of every CIO for the reasons listed above and many more. Data quality improvement has been proven time and time again to help the business become far more agile and better able to cope with new situations.


Once upon a time: The importance of storytelling in leadership
Stories work for leaders as a successful communication technique for several reasons. Storytelling translates dry and abstract numbers into compelling pictures of a leader’s goals. Stories convey emotion effectively, and emotion united with a strong idea is persuasive



Quotes for the day:

"There is no such thing as an insignificant improvement." --Tom Peters

"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." -- Jack Dempsey