October 31, 2012

A Detailed Look at The New File API in Java 7
This project provides a mechanism for managing file systems on remote computers. It supports operations such as navigation over the file system, and inspecting, renaming, copying or deleting files. Using the new I/O file allows us to extend the capabilities of the project to manipulate ZIP archives content and also watch for modifications.

3 health IT must-haves for natural disaster preparedness
As many healthcare centers employ a higher than average concentration of IT equipment, there are certain ways they can leverage them to cope with disasters- and things they must do to safeguard their technology as well. Mike Detjen of Arcadia Solutions speaks about some of the must-haves for HIT in disaster scenarios – ways it can be useful and things to be concerned about

ARM introduces 64-bit processors for phones, tablets and servers
The new ARM processors deliver 64-bit support, which enables a new range of hardware capabilities including more memory. The new processors also boast virtualization support, error correction, security capabilities and better floating point performance, Forsyth said.

Microsoft touts 4M Windows 8 upgrades
"In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades," Ballmer said during his early minutes on stage at Microsoft's BUILD Conference Tuesday. "The level of embrace from enthusiasts is very, very high.", Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said and later called the uptake "stunning."

Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next
Clouds -- private, public, and hybrids -- have captured IT's attention. Saving data center costs is always attractive, but the technology isn't without risks. What do you need to know before you move to the cloud, and how with the technology impact your own data center? Where is the cloud headed?

MDM: It’s Not about One Version of the Truth
IT missed the point that the business wants data to support a system of engagement. The value of MDM is to be able to model and render a domain to fit a system of engagement. Until you understand and align to that, your MDM effort will not support the business and you won’t get the funding.

Google changes way emails are composed in Gmail
The new mechanism - currently available as a preview to some Gmail users - makes it easier to check previously sent or received messages while composing a new email. It also adds various other features, with more promised soon.

Indian IT companies shut offices temporarily due to Hurricane Sandy; Remain Unaffected
 Several top companies such as Infosys, Cognizant, TCS, Mahindra Satyam, and HCL are closely monitoring the whole situation and working with local authorities to ensure the safety of their employees. Almost all the Indian IT companies, having operations in the Hurricane prone regions have a strong business contingency plan.

Good High-Level Enterprise Architecture Video
This animation shows the role of Enterprise Architecture starting from the perspective of a business user. That user has understandable wishes and requests, and the IT decisions made for him all make sense. But the result of all business users doing this independently is a 'hair ball architecture'. The role of Enterprise Architecture to prevent this from happening is illustrated.

DDoS Attacks Against Banks Raise Question: Is This Cyberwar?
Within the past month, crushing blasts of 65Gbps traffic, mainly from thousands of compromised Web servers, has targeted Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Sun Trust, PNC Financial Services, Regions Financial and Capital One. The attacks have effectively cut bank customers off from online services for extended periods.

Quote for the day:

"If you decide to go for it, do it with spirit: Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. " -- Charles Buxton

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