October 04, 2012

3 Emerging Innovations for BI and Analytics
As 2013 gets closer, what are some of the more exciting and impactful technology innovations that we are likely to see? Here are three that are likely to capture your attention.


EMC CEO Defines “Killer App” for Cloud
Tucci said EMC believes the next big step in infrastructure and cloud computing is the “software defined data center,” which will bring what virtualization did for the server to the realms of storage and networking.


Google Maps to insert Street View into mobile Web app
In what will most likely attract iPhone users disgruntled with Apple's map app, the tech giant plans to announce this week the addition of Street View to its Google Maps Web app.


Microsoft's Windows Server implementation of Hadoop is in private preview
Microsoft officials have been saying for a while that it wasn't just the Hadoop framework which Microsoft planned to support. There are lots of other related components in the works, like the Excel Hive Add-in, Sqoop, Apache Pig, Hive ODBC and more, as this slide notes.


How customer-centric project management processes evolved
Putting customers – and by that we mean internal colleagues or third party partners who take a service from another department – at the heart of how we work is a worthy aim. Companies spend a lot of time on focus groups and surveying end customers – consumers who buy products – but not a lot of time looking at how departments within the company serve each other.

7 Things Your Small Business Can Learn From Mythbusters
In each episode, five engineers (two lead engineers and three “junior” engineers) take on a common myth or urban legend and seek to either bust it or confirm it. What could your business possibly learn from a show about exploding cars, strange robots and electrical shocks? A lot actually.


Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake
While it sounds like Windows 8 has a lot going for it when it comes to securing your system, it's recently come to light that Microsoft has made the fatal error of storing login passwords in plain text. This news comes from security firm Passcape Software, a company knows a thing or two about retrieving passwords. And if stored in plain text form, the firm's job is that much easier


A boot camp for hacking electric vehicles
From altering the dashboard to breaking in, an EV electronics system is likely to be a prime target for hackers. Wired reports that recently, a team of cyber security experts tested an EV’s defenses — finding that it was easy to break in, eavesdrop on conversations, turn off the engine or cause havoc to the braking system.

Apple hunts for System-on-a-Chip Architect for A6 successor?
An Apple job posting gives us a tantalizing glimpse into what the Cupertino giant might have in the pipeline over the coming months and years. Is Apple planning to dump Intel? Are OS X tablets in the pipeline?


UK to spend £2m a year on advising other countries about cybersecurity
A UK-based cybersecurity 'centre of excellence' will help other countries defend themselves against cyber-attacks, according to foreign secretary William Hague, who also hinted at the establishment of 'hotlines' between rival countries to stop potential cyber-war situation getting out of hand.


28 Pieces of Computing Advice That Stand the Test of Time
Just because computers are one big exercise in evolutionary progress, that doesn't mean certain computing maxims ever go out of style. Take, for example, the nuggets of wisdom in the following list. All of these things are as true today as they were 2, 5, and in some cases even 10 or 20 years ago.



 Quote for the day:

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." -- Thomas A. Edison