September 16, 2012

When Mergers Meet MDM and Data Governance
The challenges of instituting data governance for master data management in a single enterprise are manifold, as anyone assigned to manage the task can relate. And, when policies and enterprise standards are expressed as goals, they inevitably run into existing ways of working at the departmental and line of business levels.


IDC expects maturing cloud services to generate $100 billion in revenue in 2016
A recently released IDC report is enthusiastic about the growth of public cloud services, predicting $40 billion in spending in 2012 that will grow to $100 billion annually by 2016. Their expectation over this five year time period is that annual compound growth rate of the public IT cloud business will be five times greater than the growth of the IT industry


Creativity and IQ, Part I: What Is Divergent Thinking?
... positive moods tend to enhance divergent thinking and creative problem solving, particularly when the solutions looked for are not ‘optimizing’ (ideal) ones but ‘satisficing’ (‘do the job’) ones....


Data Is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It
the advent of the big data era means that analyzing large, messy, unstructured data is going to increasingly form part of everyone's work. Managers and business analysts will often be called upon to conduct data-driven experiments, to interpret data, and to create innovative data-based products and services. To thrive in this world, many will require additional skills.


Importance of Schedule and Cost Control
Without the schedule and budget baselines plans, one does not know where the project stands relative to planned schedule progress or planned budget performance.


Why the lessons of the Past Are Not Enough!
The new competitive edge is neither a product nor a service; it is the people who make them. While innovations can be replicated …innovators cannot.


Without radical change in patent law, Android's ecosystem will die
Only the invalidation of Apple's utility and design patents will save Android from possible extinction as a widely-used mobile device platform.


Microsoft Applies For the Patent on Beating Your Phone Into Silent Submission
There are plenty of high-tech phone features to yearn for, but Microsoft is applying for the patent on one so simple, primitive, and awesome you'll be amazed you didn't think of it yourself: the ability to smack your phone and have it shut up.


It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over
The moment came during the second quarter of 2012. For the first time in a generation, according to the firm’s reckoning, PCs did not consume the the majority of commodity memory chips, also known as DRAM


IT Risks Fumbling Cloud Governance
Lines of business (LOB) are going to reassert their spending power, and the opportunities they're chasing will create new challenges for you.



Quotes for the day:

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." --David Brinkley

"A leader is someone who can do everything him(her)self, but let's other people help him(her)." -- Don Rittner