December 14, 2012

Examining Some Networking-Virtualization Chimeras
The blog author has been thinking more about some of these networking-virtualization chimeras, and thought it might be interesting to talk about them, if for no other reason than to encourage the RSGs to correct me and help everyone understand a little better.


Update: Apple's iPhone found to infringe Sony, Nokia patents
The jury found that the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 directly infringed claims in U.S. patent 6,070,068, which was issued to Sony and covers a method for controlling the connecting state of a call, U.S. patent 6,253,075, issued to Nokia and which covers call rejection, and U.S. patent 6,427,078, also issued to Nokia and which covers a data processing device.


Generating .NET POCO Classes for SQL Query Results
Note that the code generated from Object Relational Mapping (ORM) tools such as Entity Framework, LINQ to SQL’s SQLMetal, NHibernate and SubSonic generate code for the schema objects contained with the database--not the results of queries. Regenerating the code due to a database schema change can overwrite your customizations if you're not careful. Managing a custom POCO class can be a better option.


What You Need to Know about Open Source BI
Do companies understand all the factors involved and what they’re really getting when they select an open source business intelligence platform? Analyst Lyndsay Wise, author of the new book “Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence: Avoid Pitfalls and Maximize ROI,” believes that people get caught up in the advantages of open source over proprietary software, often without evaluating whether the platform will fully meet their needs.


Q&A: The True Cost of the Cloud
Another recent "Ah ha!" for many CIOs is the cloud service invoice. Some are surprised at how many services are spun up and left running and surprised at the resulting high cost. Many are beginning to realize cloud resources left on are significantly more expensive than managing resources themselves -- even if they are calculating people costs.


Rejection Breeds Creativity
New research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that having our ideas rejected tends to boost our creativity output. Sharon Kim and her colleagues found that when most of us experience rejection, it can actually enhance our creativity, depending on how we respond to it.


Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress
This is life in the modern workplace. It is more or less impossible to be any kind of professional these days and not experience frequent bouts of intense stress. The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do.


The Man Looking to Turn Samsung into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter
Leading this effort is Young Sohn, who started at Samsung in August as president and chief strategy officer. He has spent a long career leading several successful Silicon Valley semiconductor and storage companies after founding Intel’s PC chipset business and running its joint venture with Samsung in the 1980s. MIT Technology Review business editor Jessica Leber sat down with Sohn in his office in Menlo Park, California, to talk about his new mandate.


China investigating Amazon's e-book business
A Sohu IT report Friday said the General Administration of Press and Publication of China (GAPP) has launched an investigation looking into Amazon and its Chinese partner, Chineseall.com, and whether they have violated regulations in selling digital publications.


Enterprise tech biz leaders debate where the market is headed in 2013
With the end of 2012 just around the corner, plenty of trend predictions are trickling out left and right as everyone wants to predict the future. The enterprise technology world is no exception, and a group of CEOs of some of the fastest-growing businesses in this segment gathered for a roundtable discussion on Thursday morning to discuss the near future of computing.



Quote for the day:

"The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles." -- William Penn