July 06, 2013

The five components of a successful bring-your-own-device policy
But what's often forgotten and thus missing in BYOD efforts -- especially in the initial phases --is the policy piece. BYOD isn't a free-for-all, do-whatever-you-want situation. Careful planning and end-to-end thinking are required before a company purchases any systems for managing BYOD and certainly before the general word goes out that BYOD is allowed.


What Is Natural Language Processing?
The more ambitious among us (with an internal Wiki) can understand how powerful this can be. Armed with the source code this is potentially a truly wonderful application processor to link dynamic content (think system specifications or requirements) in context back to an entire knowledge base. If you really want to get your hands dirty and dive right in, there are two widely known frameworks for natural language processing.


Adding a Backend to Your App In Android Studio
When you create a backend using Android Studio, it generates a new App Engine application under the same project, and gives your Android application the necessary libraries and a sample activity to interact with that backend. Support for GCM is built-in, making it easy to sync data across multiple devices. Once you've generated the project, you can build and run your client and server code together, in a single environment, and even deploy your backend code right from Android Studio.


Intel’s Justin Rattner on New Laser Chip Business
Justin Rattner, who has been the company’s CTO, recently met with Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s senior IT editor, to argue that this investment will help Intel’s mobile chips overtake those of its competitors and create new businesses. Last Thursday, Rattner announced he was stepping down as Intel’s CTO to take personal leave. He plans to return to the company in a different position.


Enterprise Architecture Documentation and Representation
As a starting point for the study the hurdles and difficulties faced by two case projects are reported. The presented novel documentation framework, which is the main contribution of this work, is later shown to avoid these complications. It is structured as a mesh of relatively small pieces of documentation, each piece having a distinct physical counterpart. As a documentation form, the framework uses almost exclusively architectural principles.


VMTurbo Takes Virtualization Management to New Levels
“To maintain the health of the infrastructure, it’s imperative to understand the topological relationships and dependencies that are required to effectively drive intelligent decisions and actions within the IT environment spanning public and private clouds,” adds VMTurbo Chief Technology Officer Shmuel Kliger in a statement celebrating the product’s release.


IT job roles in flux thanks to consumerization
"Some companies will need to make a few small tweaks here or there to [their] IT structure in the coming years to deal with consumerization," said Dan Garcia, an enterprise architect at MassMutual Financial Group, an insurance company based in Springfield, Mass. "Companies will need to adopt more pervasive technologies to attract and retain talent."


Oracle quietly slashes BI software prices
"We pushed back asking for clarification to explain if there was a reduction in functionality or any prerequisite that had been added," Colon said. "For Oracle to put out a substantial price reduction with no guidance was odd." "There's usually some gotcha," he added. "'We've reduced the price, however we're reducing the price because you'll need this management pack to realize the full value of the product.'"


Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping
"There are challenges in cost, and how to make it a really good experience," Burd told the Guardian. "But the piece that's interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist – that's pretty interesting, pretty appealing." ... There's a lot of discussion about how that fits into wearable devices like we've seen with Google Glass and watches. We're looking at a world of lots of connected devices.


MetaModel – Providing Uniform Data Access Across Various Data Stores
MetaModel’s most central construct is the DataContext interface, which represents the data store and is used to explore and query it. Additionally, the UpdateableDataContext sub-interface is available for writeable data stores where updates to the data can be performed. The whole library can more or less be learned using basic code-completion, once you just ensure you have a DataContext instance.



Quote for the day:

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." -- George Bernard Shaw