August 21, 2013

Internet of Things: The next big thing after cloud, mobility and big data
Well the Internet of Things( IoT) makes all these possible and that is why it is being labeled the next big thing in the tech world after Cloud , mobility and Big data. Adaire Fox-Martin, senior vice president, Industry, Value and Solutions , SAP Asia Pacific Japan speaks on how organization can leverage IoT and Machine-to-Machine( M2M) interaction in the future to spearhead new benchmarks of productivity.

The Death of WebSphere and WebLogic App Servers?
We got to thinking that this might be interesting data to provide for other languages that we support too, such as Java. So…we decided to take a look at our top 1000 Java customers to see what versions of Java they are using and what app servers are most commonly deployed. ... What about app servers? What are folks using? The answer was intriguing so we thought we’d share it via a new infographic…

The Great Java Application Server Debate
Well, sorry Wikipedia, but for the sake of this report, we don’t care about pedantic definitions and full Java EE implementations, we care more about what a developer wants and uses. Most developers work on web applications and rarely use all of the bells and whistles that come with the EE specification. In fact many of the application servers available today with only the basic functionality are the most used, as our Developer Productivity Report section on application servers recently showed

Cloud Is Actually Expanding The Role Of Information Technology Departments
Rather than viewing IT as marginalized, 76 percent of respondents see IT as taking on a new role as a “broker,” or intermediary, of cloud services, orchestrating the planning and procurement process for lines-of-business (LOBs) across internal and external clouds while managing third-party complexity. ... the survey also finds that LOBs are funding 44 percent of total IT spending globally, and 69 percent predict that this share will only increase over the next three years.

IBM targets bank CFOs with credit, risk analytics
Specifically, IBM launched an integrated credit lifecycle management suite designed to boost profits, manage risk and meet various regulations. The risk management suite, dubbed an IBM Signature Solution, aims to give CFOs a view into credit risk from every corner of a company. Rory McClure, associate partner of risk solutions at IBM's global business services unit, said the credit risk management suite is built from various parts such as Cognos, IBM's business process management software and analytics tools via the 2011 Algorithmics acquisition.

Managing big data: Four critical practices for getting started
"Following principles of information stewardship encourages you to take a proactive approach to … managing the data through its entire lifecycle -- from its acquisition to what you decide to do with it at end of life," said John Burke, CIO and principal research analyst for the Mokena, Ill.-based Nemertes Research. Burke breaks information stewardship into five categories: information protection, data quality management, disaster resistance, information lifecycle management and compliance.

The True Cost of Integration in the World of BI
According to Loraine, “When it comes to the cost of a BI deployment, it’s not the software that will get you; it’s the miscellany -- the miscellaneous integration work, in particular.” She is referring to Forrester analyst Boris Evelson, who focuses on application development and delivery, who recently published a report that explored how to estimate the cost of a BI deployment.

Cyberattacks, not economy, could cripple banks in the future
Although investment health is still only half of what it was in 2005, lending and deposits grew in the first half of 2013. Cyberattacks and the threat of digital warfare mean that financial institutions may be left unprotected and vulnerable -- which in turn places consumers at risk and could potentially damage these signs of growth.

5 Steps to Fixing the Problems with Your Problem Solving
Problem solving is actually pretty simple though. All you have to do is follow five simple steps. I promise if you’re rigorous about the problem solving method you use, you’ll improve your chances of solving the right problem, generate solutions that address the true root cause, and select the ideas to pursue that will have the greatest impact.

Researchers outwit Apple, plant malware in the App Store
Those code gadgets -- and the app's true control flow and operation -- were disguised in such a way that it would be virtually impossible for Apple's current review methods to discover the app's real intent. "Even with a longer time [to analyze the app] they can't find that it's malicious," said Wang in an interview Monday.

Quote for the day:

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope & confidence." -- Helen Keller