August 24, 2013

Enterprise Apache Tomcat 7 Clustering
This blog is not a step-by-step tutorial on cluster creation, but we will provide you with the tools you can use to implement a cluster rapidly and effectively. Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this blog you should be able to create your own cluster. Whether you have created many clusters in the past or this is your first attempt, we hope that you will be able to learn something, whether it be basic or advanced, from this blog


State of Open Source in The Enterprise
Of late we see pressure on the CIOs to cut costs where possible and that is a good sign that Open Source Software is getting a fresh look, more so in the Government sector. Those doing business in and around IT are building the needed skills and talent in house and embrace open source solutions. We see this more in the areas of configuration management, build automation, automated testing and other tools which aid in building and maintaining systems and infrastructure.


Why move to SaaS (software as a service)?
Amazingly, consumer SaaS really only has one major benefit: convenience. And yet we all use a half-dozen consumer SaaS apps every day. On the other side, enterprise SaaS has a whole host of benefits beyond user convenience—and yet it faces adoption struggles across a sadly laggard IT industry. What benefits, you ask? Read on, intrepid cloud adventurer!


Lucene.Net ultra fast search for MVC or WebForms site => made easy!
So, while technically possibly, though somewhat challenging, you can integrate original Apache Lucene into your.NET application, and it will give you insanely fast search. But it will take quite a while, and will probably force to cut corners here and there, thus making your site way too complex and error prone. So, unless you absolutely have to have the fastest search on the planet, you shouldn't go this way


Why it’s way too early to dismiss big data’s economic impact
A more accurate criticism of big data is probably to say it’s suffering from a case of being over-hyped — vendors says their technologies do lots of things, but they don’t always spell out how much work that’s going to be. As I’ve written before, anyone now getting upset that big data isn’t a perfect set of technologies and methodologies probably wasn’t paying much attention to what experts have been saying for years.


How to Align Analytics with Business Strategy
With these challenges in mind, this article highlights and explores the fact-finding that needs to be accomplished in order to surmount the challenges surrounding analytics adoption. There are five steps that ensure that analytics is not an afterthought, but an integral part of any business or technology investment decision. The steps include:


IBM Develops Liquidity Risk Dashboard for Bank CFOs
To give the CFO an enterprise-wide view of business credit risk, IBM has remade software it acquired with its purchase of Algorithmics, Algo Credit Administrator, into a product called IBM Signature Solution  risk management. The software provides dashboards and reports for risk managers and CFOs alike. Liquidity risk and capital costs have come to the forefront of many banks' risk agendas, MacDonald says, partly due to rules stemming from Basel and the Fed's annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review.


IT Security Considerations for Departing Employees
If current employees are a potential security risk (purposely or naively), consider the larger risk that a departing, potentially disgruntled, employee might be. Whatever company loyalty an existing employee might have had soon disappears when the employee is gone. Especially in this time of ever increasing security risks, continued company layoffs, and economic turmoil, it is important to make sure you have your IT backs covered against the mischief a departing employee might cause.

The Great Stagnation?
The problem isn’t stagnation or the loss of opportunity. The problem is that we have created new paradigms, that go beyond the “Information Revolution”, and we lack the structures to think about these new paradigms. We are waiting for new cultural and social rules, new parenting and educational standards, new laws and tax systems. We are going to have to wait a long time, because the gap between technological change and societies capacity for change is growing.


Amazon Reportedly Tested Wi-fi Network in New Spectrum
"The trial underlines how Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, is moving beyond being a Web destination and hardware maker and digging deeper into the underlying technology for how people connect to the Internet," according to the Bloomberg story. "That would let Amazon create a more comprehensive user experience, encompassing how consumers get online, what device they use to connect to the Web and what they do on the Internet."



Quote for the day:

"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been." -- Robert H. Schuller