September 28, 2012

Mayer Tells Yahoo Employees Products Must Ship In 6 Months, Or Don't Bother (YHOO)
Mayer's rule: If a new product can't be shipped in six months, and if it doesn't have a realistic shot of reaching 100 million users or generate $100 million toward the company's top line, then Yahoo will no longer bother.

Quantcast releases bigger, stronger and faster Hadoop file system
It’s not for everyone, but if you’re storing petabytes of data Hadoop, Quantcast thinks it has the cure to your woes. Its newly open sourced Quantcast File System promises smaller clusters and better performance, and it has proven itself over exabytes of data inside Quantcast.

CIOs Shouldn’t Let Big Data Rule Their Decision-Making
We’ve been reading and hearing a lot about Big Data lately, and it’s a very real consideration for CIOs. But all this talk reminded me of some first-hand experiences with executives who used technology as a crutch in their decision making.

Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly
Taking on Apple will be tough, but emphasizing how Windows tablets fit well in an office environment is the best hope for PC makers, said Nathan Brookwood, principal analyst at Insight 64.

Gartner Says India Will Be The Worlds Fastest Growing Enterprise Software Market through 2016
According to Gartner, Inc. India’s enterprise software market is forecast to maintain its strong performance, with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.6 per cent from 2011 to 2016 – the highest growth rate in the world.

Strategic Plan...And Why Do You Need One?
Competitive advantage doesn't come from reactive cultures; it comes from awareness, deliberate action and careful sculpting of organizational and human capabilities to achieve what your competitors cannot. Most of all, it requires executive leaders who understand systems thinking and who are capable of crafting organizational systems to achieve the aim of the business.

Scala upgrade improves tooling, sheds runtime overhead
Version 2.10 will emphasize a futures abstraction. With futures, values are produced at some particular time in the future. Futures provide a lightweight abstraction to deal with asynchronous programming challenges over the Internet.

Trying to fill 6,000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10,000 H-1B visa
Microsoft said Thursday that it has some 6,000 open positions in the U.S., and is creating new jobs faster than it can fill them. The company is now using its own workforce needs to make a case for a new type of H-1B visa as well as a permanent employment visa.

Majority of Indian companies looking at big data: survey
By a greater than two-to-one margin, organizations today view big data primarily as a business opportunity rather than an IT challenge and are moving quickly to do something about it, according to a recent survey of over 200 Indian IT and business professionals conducted by Informatica Corporation, an independent provider of data integration software.

Top 15 Strategies for Leadership Success
Check out Dan's 15 strategies for success in your leadership career.

Embrace Your Constraints to Create New Markets
How do you produce a $1 pair of glasses? How do you make a profit on it? Intentionally imposed constraints are mechanisms actively used to force inventiveness — "necessity is the mother of invention" turns out to be not just a great quote but a powerful tool.

Quote for the day:

"Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects." - Sima Qian

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