September 21, 2012

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data
What mistakes does IT make beginning a Hadoop project, and what best practices can you follow to avoid those problems and be successful? For advice, ESJ asked Jack Norris at MapR Technologies; the company produces its namesake advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, MapR

Samsung plans to drag iPhone 5 into patent suit against Apple
Samsung Electronics intends to drag the iPhone 5 into an ongoing patent lawsuit with Apple, according to documents filed with a U.S. court on Wednesday. Apple, for its part, expects to extend its suit to include the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean.

10 social media methodologies that are changing how IT works
Major IT work challenges continue to revolve around project management, technical problem resolution and consultation, accuracy and timeliness of information, and the responsibility of running 24/7 operations. This is where social-style methodologies that incorporate peer-to-peer networking and information sharing are beginning to pay off. Here is a brief rundown on what’s “socially” working in IT.

Chip manufacturing race between Intel, ARM tightens
The race to manufacture the most power-efficient and fastest chips is gaining momentum, with contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Thursday announcing technology advances that analysts said could allow the company to catch up with Intel's chip-making capabilities by 2014.

Using The Roslyn Scripting API in C#
In this column learn how to utilize the C# Roslyn Scripting API to execute expressions , code blocks and classes from a string or file.

Is IT Ready for a Seat at the Table?
So against those demands, is the business side attempting to gain a better understanding of IT’s undertakings? Is IT doing a good job of managing the business side’s ever-expanding expectations?

It’s Not Your Leadership, It’s the Cause
“People naturally aspire to be part of something bigger than they are, to not just draw a paycheck but find meaning in their work.” Douglas Conant

How Will Today’s ‘Skills Shortage’ Impact Tomorrow’s CIO?
Interim European research shows 83% of industry professionals believe there is no IT skills shortage. However, many other reports contradict these findings. Kathryn Cave, Editor at IDG Connect discusses whether there really is a skills shortage and what impact this is likely to have on tomorrow's CIO.

What's New in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
In this article we’ll introduce some of the new features in Microsoft Test Manager 2012 (MTM) that are used and “dogfooded” by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers.

Top Business Intelligence dashboard design best practices (Part One)
“The business intelligence dashboard is often confused with the performance scorecard. The main difference between the two, traditionally, is that a business intelligence dashboard, like the dashboard of a car, indicates the status at a specific point in time. A scorecard, on the other hand, displays progress over time towards specific goals.

Quote for the day:

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly know how far one can go." - T.S. Elliot

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