November 10, 2012

Break: The Most Important Part of Breakthrough
We hear a lot about disruptive business models, but if you look at them what they essentially do is break a pattern of behavior, or break a piece off of an industry--and then do it better.


Multicore Programming is Harder than it Looks
“The hardware is advancing, but software hasn’t kept up,” said Joe Hummel, who taught a recent three-day IEEE Computer Society class in parallel processing. “The crux of the problem is it’s important for a growing minority of people to know about this. But it’s hard to create that software.”


Panel session: 7 Essential Elements for Maximizing Application Security
It is important for all IT professionals to develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles for designing, engineering, and managing secure applications.Attend this session and learn from industry experts how to know better your threats, efficiently secure the network, host and applications and incorporate security into your software development process.


Manufacturer sues IBM over SAP project 'disaster'
IBM has been slapped with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by chemical products manufacturer Avantor Performance Materials, which alleges that IBM lied about the suitability of an SAP-based software package it sells in order to win Avantor's business.


Can Enterprise Software Innovation Be Industrialized ?
There is a simple reason I worry about this topic. I get paid for actual execution of projects. When unrealistic expectations are set for my clients, my job gets harder because a lot of my time will be spent in convincing people to let go of fantasies and get realistic. That is time that I should have spent in executing the project.


Constitutional validity of IT Act challenged
A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act under which a Puducherry businessman-cum-India Against Corruption volunteer Ravi Srinivasan was booked last week for having tweeted against Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti.


Evolving security standards a challenge for cloud computing, expert says
Any enterprise looking to use cloud computing services will also be digging into what laws and regulations might hold in terms of security and privacy of data stored in the cloud. At the Cloud Security Alliance Congress in Orlando this week, discussion centered on two important regulatory frameworks now being put in place in Europe and the U.S.


Intel gears up for enterprise push with next-gen Ultrabooks
“When we first launched Ultrabooks, we focused on the consumer market and this impacted business uptake. There was a lot of confusion with CIOs as to what Ultrabooks were, so that delayed the ramp up a little bit. Although you still saw execs buying them,” he said.


Predictions: Enterprise Architecture in 2020
So what do I think? While there is a lot that can happen in the next seven years I do think EA is here to stay. However, I believe that it will look a bit different than it does today. I believe that there will be a natural evolution to its eventual state.


New Paradigms for Application Architecture: From Applications to IT Services
Anne Thomas Manes highlights the importance of adapting to the current trend marked by the convergence of mobile, social and cloud, moving away from app-centric design to service-based solutions.



Quote for the day:

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot