September 29, 2012

TDWI E-Book: Big Data Analytics
Download this TDWI E-Book to learn how to overcome obstacles, maximize business value, and get started with big data analytics. You’ll also read expert Q&A on misconceptions about big data analytics as well as a forecast of its future.

Is IT as a Service the Next Big Shake-up?
What AWS announced was its Reserved Instance Marketplace. In simplest terms, this marketplace is a secondary market for trading/selling/buying reserved instances of AWS’ Cloud-based IT services.

New Asus Transformer Pad combines LTE, quad-core processor
 Asustek's latest Transformer Pad TF300TL has a quad-core processor and LTE capabilities to go along with a 10.1-inch screen, the company said on Friday.

Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown took to social media today to announce that he signed two privacy laws protecting employees and students from bosses and universities wanting to snoop on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts.

Shape Strategy With Simple Rules, Not Complex Frameworks
Simple rules represent the beating heart of strategy. When applied to a critical bottleneck, carefully crafted, and used in a mindful manner, they can guide the activities that matter. In a world of hard trade-offs, they are one of the few ways managers can increase alignment, adaptation, and coordination all at once.

Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.

BYOD in Health Care: A Unique Range of Risk
Failure to properly implement a BYOD program can be a costly error because the HITECH Act also put teeth into HIPAA enforcement efforts in the form of increased penalties for violations and expanded enforcement authority at both the federal and state levels.

Selected data modeling best practices
Many of these practices apply generally, but the list excludes some concerns specific to other data modeling efforts like enterprise, data warehouse, datamart, or other non-operational models. Also, the focus of these notes is on logical modeling.

Google's Sergey Brin: You'll ride in robot cars within 5 years
"You can count on one hand the number of years it will take before ordinary people can experience this," he said at the signing of SB 1298, which establishes safety and performance standards for cars operated by computers on California roads and highways.

Quote for the day:
"How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind." -- David Joseph Schwartz

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