October 19, 2012

Computer Viruses Are "Rampant" on Medical Devices in Hospitals
While no injuries have been reported, the malware problem at hospitals is clearly rising nationwide, says Kevin Fu, a leading expert on medical-device security and a computer scientist at the University of Michigan and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who took part in the panel discussion.

Big Data Explorers Discover Integration, Business Support Pain Points
There are strong indications that many enterprises are looking to make the leap from big data exploration to execution, though many are still struggling with business use instances and integration underpinnings, according to a new global survey.

Enterprise Mobile Management: 5 Trouble Spots
There may be no trend changing the way we work more directly than enterprise mobility. Along with the benefits of having an agile workforce, there are unique disruptions regarding how to handle these new mobile extensions that are hitting business and tech leaders alike. Here are five areas you should pay special attention to when it comes to mobile device governance, device access to enterprise data and BYOD.

Cyberthieves steal $400,000 from Bank of America
Residents and city workers in Burlington, Wash., have been told to check their accounts after $400,000 was stolen from a city bank account. City officials believe that the security breach resulted from the infiltration of a government account used to pay workers in the town, which is about 65 miles north of Seattle.

A tour of DreamWorks Studios' data center
About 15% of DreamWorks' servers are virtualized, about 20% of their CG rendering is performed using cloud services, and the company has yet to find a need for solid state drives (SSDs), according to Mike Cutler, global director of Infrastructure Operations at DreamWorks Animation.

[IROS 2012] Iuro Robot Finds Its Way Through Cities, With Your Help
One of the most, uh, striking robots at the IROS expo this year was Iuro, with its giant and highly expressive blue and white plastic head. Iuro can approach humans and ask them for directions to help it navigate around cities while acting in a “socially acceptable manner,”

Flipkart Drives Innovation Through Intelligent use of IT
With the A/B component, Flipkart's engineers can also rapidly implement their ideas. "When someone proposes a new idea, a lot of precious time is spent debating what-if scenarios. Now, we can implement an idea, while mitigating its risks."

Fines for security breaches not viable in Asia
The introduction of fines by Asian regulators may not help to reduce the number of security breaches because regulatory compliance in the region is still not at a mature stage. It is also difficult for regulators to track security breaches and quantify the fines.

SOA Provides Needed Support for Enterprise Architecture in Cloud, Mobile, Big Data
The Open Group recently gathered an international panel of experts to explore the concept of “architecture is destiny,” especially when it comes to hybrid services delivery and management. The panel shows how SOA is proving instrumental in allowing the needed advancements over highly distributed services and data, when it comes to scale, heterogeneity support, and governance.

Ten Steps to Building Employee Engagement
Irene offers up some great wisdom worth chewing on. But don’t stop there. Take action. Find where you can apply some or all of these steps into your leadership. Your employees are counting on it. You have the right people on the bus, but how do you keep them engaged? Here are ten simple but powerful steps

Quote for the day:
"The person who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the one who will win." -- Roger Bannister

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