November 04, 2012

Choosing Who NOT to Help
Leaders can’t help those going in the “wrong” direction. By wrong, I don’t mean morally wrong. I mean wrong for the organization. Get out of boats going in the “wrong” direction or you’ll dilute your leadership and the effectiveness of your organization.

Security Researcher Shares Blow-by-Blow Account of Advanced Persistent Threat
Hackers are brazenly infiltrating corporate networks to steal valuable data for purposes of sharing it with other companies or nation-states -- and they're getting away with it, say security researchers sharing war stories at the Hacker Halted conference in Miami this week.

How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7
When Windows 8 first loads, you'll notice how it defaults to the new Start screen. If you'd rather go straight to the traditional desktop we all know and love, download a free tool called Skip Metro Suite. Once installed, launch the program and verify 'Skip Start Screen' is ticked.

Wyndham Exchange & Rentals has forecasting fever after profits roll in
on the business side they’re identifying risks, for example when revenue targets are exceeding demand forecasts, and sharing that information into the business units and finance teams. The technical forecasting team is a well-oiled machine, building revenue management forecasts to be more highly automated and run much more frequently.

ZeroMQ via C#: Introduction
The main part of ZeroMQ is the socket. It's not the traditional socket, but it's a socket that provides a layer of abstraction on top of the traditional socket API, which frees us from the complexity and the repeated tasks that we do in our applications.

5 trends that are changing how we do big data
In just a few years, big data has turned from a buzzword and concept best left for large web companies into a force that drives much of our digital lives. Here are five technological trends that will change how data is processed and consumed going forward.

Top 5 wireless routers: Home networking evolved
It was clear from CES that 2012 is going to be a year of major changes in home networking, considering the availability of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. While it's rather complicated to figure out all the differences between Wi-Fi standards, it's quite easy to equip yourself with the best as long as you follow this regularly updated list of the Top 5 networking products currently available.

Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan To Discuss Global Policy
Unlike many U.N. forums, IGF is attended not just by government officials but also by corporations, non-profit groups (aka “NGOs” or “non-governmental organizations) and scholars interested in how to handle, security, stability, growth and content management on the global Internet.

Nokia Lumia 920 camera vs. HTC Windows Phone 8X vs. iPhone 5
Pore through these photos to be your own judge. In most cases, you can click to enlarge them. Unless stated, all photos have been cropped or resized, but are otherwise untouched, and I took all photos using automatic settings and modes

Creating Success Through Serendipity
In short, serendipity involves an element of luck that is out of our control but you also have to have the wisdom to spot the opportunity and act. Without the latter, the opportunity would be lost.

Quotes for the day:

"There’s always an opportunity to make a difference." – Michael Dell
"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing" -- Phil Jackson

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