October 12, 2012

Research: Developer perspectives on IT failure
The only solution lies in IT and the business collaborating and communicating more effectively. When both sides work together closely, many problems evaporate; the failures we so often see are a symptom of communications breakdowns between these groups.

CIOs more cautious on IT budgets, plan more outsourcing: survey
Chief information officers are not expecting any robust increases in IT spending over the coming year, and are starting to ramp up more outsourcing initiatives. More IT work will not be going to India, but to another Asian nation.

Sustaining a Winning Culture
Sustaining a winning culture involves engaging with your culture champions, and acknowledging their contributions. You will also notice that this has been widely recognised as a key performance motivator in younger workers, or Gen Y, as they are sometimes called.

Nokia looks to improve solar charging performance
The charging mat uses a thin-film photovoltaic panel, weighs 93 grams and has a 3 meter long cable to connect to the phone via Nokia's standard 2 millimeter plug.

Amazon Adds Number Of Services To GovCloud
The new AWS GovCloud services include Amazon EC2 Cluster Compute instances, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and Amazon CloudWatch alarms.

New Wireless EEG System for Mobile Brain Wave Monitoring (video)
Because it can be applied by the user without assistance from a highly trained professional, coupled with the fact that it can be used outside the clinic, the device may open new doors for using EEG to study the brain in a variety of situations and environments.

Paradigm Shift in the CIO's Role
Contemporary CIOs stake a much broader and imperative role in the business, driving business transformation, innovating for competitive advantage and acting as key strategic partners to the CEO and formulating goals to the wider organization as a whole.

Top 10 Benefits Of Crowd funding
The amount of money raised by crowdfunding platforms during 2012 is expected to reach $2.8 billion, up 91% since 2011. Here are 10 great benefits that crowdfunding offers an entrepreneur.

The Product is the Byproduct
A great product is closer to an accident. It's the byproduct of the environment you build at your company. This environment may actually be harder to build than the product itself, but you'll be left with a better everything by the end of it.

Quote for the day:

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall." --Covey

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