October 29, 2012

Amazon suit shows Google as public cloud threat
At just a few months old, Google Compute Engine is seen as a threat to public cloud leader Amazon Web Services. At least that appears to be what Amazon thinks given its lawsuit against a former exec who is joining Google.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise
Extracting business value from the ‘big data’ contained in these unstructured, distributed file systems is becoming increasingly important. Distributed programming models such as MapReduce enable this type of capability, but the technology was not originally designed with enterprise requirements in mind.

Cryptography : A Basic Introduction of Hashing and HashAlgo class for beginners – Part 2
The SHA1 is one of the Commonly used hasing algorithm which provide Hashing functionality by using SHA1 classes and extending HashAlgorithm classes. The .Net Framework SHA1 hashing algorihm class uses a 160-bit hash key is extended by the SHA1CryptoServiceProvider(CSP) class and the SHA1Managed class.

Apple, Adobe called out in Australian parliament
The IT pricing inquiry is currently looking into the reasons why it is perceived that Australians pay more for technology. Research by consumer group Choice estimated that Australians pay, on average, 56 percent more for IT products than customers overseas. Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft were represented at a public hearing by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), but have subsequently refused to appear before the committee themselves.

C++ String Toolkit (StrTk) Tokenizer
This article will present the tokenizing and splitting functionality of a simple C++ library called the String Toolkit. Tokenization in the context of string processing, is the method by which a sequence of elements are broken up or fragmented in sub-sequences called tokens. The indices in the original sequence that determine such breaks in the sequence are known as delimiters.

Data Governance: Managing Data as an Asset
The world of data governance is rife with supporters and promoters that are thrilled to be involved, but a bit unprepared to participate and execute. It’s like loading a gun and pulling the trigger before aiming – you’ll make a lot of noise and likely miss the target.

IBM brings carbon nanotube-based computers a step closer
Carbon nanotubes are very small structures made of a lattice of carbon atoms rolled into a cylindrical shape, and a team of eight researchers have figured out a way to precisely place them on a computer chip, IBM announced today. That development allows them to arrange the nanotubes 100 times more densely than earlier methods, a key step in economical chipmaking, and IBM has built a chip with more than 10,000 carbon nanotube-based elements.

How Designers Plan To Create 'The Route 66 Of The Future'
"It's about safety, creating awareness but also making roads energy-neutral in terms of lighting," says Studio Roosegaarde founder Daan Roosegaarde, "and most of all: creating the experience of an icon, the Route 66 of the future."

South Carolina breach exposes 3.6M SSNs
In the biggest data compromise of the year, Social Security Numbers (SSN) belonging to about 3.6 million residents in South Carolina have been exposed in an intrusion into a computer at the state's Department of Revenue.

IT spending slowdown, emerging trends reshuffles megavendor deck
The IT leaders who have been connected to large vendors for years under the guise of one throat to choke and integrated stacks are moving on. These IT leaders have already moved some infrastructure to the cloud and are looking to innovate. The big guys aren't exactly screaming innovation these days. Often, the big vendors are selling you more stacks and upping maintenance fees.

Recent Developments in Cloud Computing
Cloud computing continues to hold a great deal of promise for a variety of business and personal implementations. A lot of buzz has been generated this year with regards to the potential of cloud-based applications and web services as well as a few recent developments that highlight the direction in which the cloud computing phenomenon is moving.

Quotes for the day:

"Our greatest battles are that with our own minds." -- Jameson Frank

"Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome." -- John Kotter

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