September 06, 2012

Dan Swinhoe (Asia)- Opportunities in India: Spoilt For Choice
India's economy is still growing despite global troubles, and the electronics industry is expected to explode to $400 billion by 2020. Its ICT sector has risen from $5.7 billion in 2000 to almost $100 billion today. But where is there left to go for growth?

Nokia launches Lumia phones with focus on optics, wireless charging, augmented reality
Harlow demonstrated how the augmented reality feature, called CityLens, allows a user to hold the phone up to a city street and see names of restaurants and stores appear on the display hovering over images of the buildings.

VMworld 2012: Bowing in the Presence of Greatness!'
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger made an excellent point when he said that the infrastructure was modernized, but our internal processes and operations are still the same. His point was, we cannot update and modernize the infrastructure and keep the same old processes and approaches. I completely agree.

Review: Google Compute Engine rocks the cloud
Google Compute Engine gives you a clean, Google-esque Web dashboard to create instances, assign them to zones, and monitor their status. So far, you can choose from Ubuntu and CentOS images.

Can mobility escape the security snare?
“We’re starting to see more common vocabulary and framework to even have a conversation about security issues,” he said. “Beyond that, it’s a matter of looking at federal agencies and their various levels on risk tolerance as it relates to security.”

Security for a Faster World
For organizations like yours the problem isn’t solely the need to improve your capacity to support these new computing models, you must also ensure that security risks are managed and customer data, corporate intellectual property and company reputation are protected.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me..!
Usually, this saying is offered up to remind us not to be fooled by tricksters, those folks that offering you something that sounds too good to be true, and that almost always is. So, try to avoid being taken for a ride, and for heaven’s sakes, don’t be taken for a ride a second time.

Top 10 Competencies for Change Leaders
What competencies do leaders and agents need to excel at in order to be successful? Are you building a Community of Practice or Centre of Excellence? What’s on your list? Below is a top-ten list for change leaders.

Cloud Computing Compliance Hazy For Banks
While the bank says it's confident that it's in compliance, the guidance has come under fire in the bank tech industry for an alleged lack of precision in defining cloud computing and specific risks that could create security gaps.

Cooks, Chefs and Data Governance
Although implementing data governance policies does occasionally require a cook-adept-at-carrying-out-a-recipe mindset, the long-term success of a data governance program is going to also require chefs since the dynamic challenges faced, and overcome daily, by business analysts, data stewards, technical architects, and others, exemplify today’s constantly changing business world, which can not be successfully governed by forcing employees to systematically apply rules or follow rigid procedures.

GreenSQL First to Provide Full Database Security on the Cloud for Microsoft® SQL Azure™
GreenSQL's software-based solution is installed as a front-end to SQL Azure; it fully camouflages and secures the Azure database, dynamically masks sensitive and confidential data in real-time, and provides monitoring and auditing of data access and administrative activities. Its caching dramatically increases database performance, reducing latency in cloud environments. By using GreenSQL, companies comply with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and Basel II.

Quotes for the day:

"There is little success where there is little laughter." --Andrew Carnegie

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." -- Stephen Covey

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