September 30, 2012

5 Signs for CIOs that Their Cloud Service Provider Can't Handle Tier 1 Apps
Picking up the right cloud, handling and relocation of the applications, all contributes to the hectic task. The best way to deal with this problem is by bringing in some cloud providers, who focuses on developer services.

Managing Enterprise Risk in the New Environment
For many years complying with government standards and industry regulations has been seen as a check box in the lengthy list of IT security tasks. However, most recent changes in the environment and increased cyber security threats have led to a rethinking of this approach. In this bright talk webcast, you will know more ...

Big Data Architecture at LinkedIn
In this interview at QCon London, LinkedIn’s Sid Anand discusses the problems they face when serving high-traffic, high-volume data. Sid explains how they’re moving some use cases from Oracle to gain headroom, and lifts the hood on their open source search and data replication projects, including Kafka, Voldemort, Espresso and Databus.       

Building Secure Applications
Developers believe that that security is something that the IT Infrastructure team will take care of. On the other hand, the IT infrastructure team believes the other way. Then, whose responsibility it is to ensure building a secure application?

8 Little AWS Billing Oddities You Might Want to Know
As part of working on a purchasing and scenario planner for CloudVertical, I’m going over all the EC2 pricing variables – instances types, cost by region, cost by life cycle (on demand, reserved type and time, or spot), and I noticed a few small oddities I thought were interesting.

“Drilling” Through the Big Data
Drill is not trying to replace existing Big Data batch processing frameworks, such as Hadoop MapReduce or stream processing frameworks, such as S4 or Storm. It rather fills the existing void – real-time interactive processing of large data sets.

Meg Whitman’s Toughest Campaign: Retooling H.P.
At 56, Ms. Whitman, the eBay billionaire who spent a fortune unsuccessfully trying to become the governor of California, has found her Act III. She has been chief executive of Hewlett-Packard for a little more than a year, and many people are still waiting for her to get her message out about the place.

8 Principles of Better Unit Testing
Not many software professionals recognize that they need to follow different rules for writing unit tests, and so software developers continue to write bad unit tests, following best practices for writing production code that are not appropriate for writing unit tests.

Why Data Centers Need a Performance Review
Your data center is a critical part of your IT infrastructure; it is the engine that drives and facilitates the delivery of applications and services throughout your organization. Here are the top five things IT managers and CIOs should ask themselves when evaluating their data center's performance.

Why Apple Had To Release Its Terrible Maps App Now
Maps is the child of a nasty divorce between two of the world’s most powerful companies, and it has many industry observers trying to understand how Apple could enter the mobile maps market so late with a product that is so bad.

Quotes for the day:

"Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it." -- Jim Rohn

"Appreciation is like an insurance policy. It has to be renewed every now and then." -- Colonel Dave McIntyre

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