November 19, 2012

The Web engineer's online toolbox
Here is a list of useful, free to use, live, generic tools useful for web engineers compiled by Ivan Zuzak. The current version of the list is shown below and is based on tools which he use or have used. He says, the list will be a "live list", updated as the set of available tools changes. If you know of some tool you can suggest for inclusion through comments.

VB.Net Global Try Catch in the Application Framework
This example shows how to setup a global try-catch block using the .Net Application Framework. The example code is in VB.Net but can easily be converted to C# as well.

Singapore's cybersecurity amendments opens questions on compliance
The amendments also make provisions for the Minister to ask for information on the design, configuration, operation or security of any computer, computer program or computer service. Some balance has been added in requiring compliance, unless with reasonable excuse.

Cloud backup app supports Amazon Glacier
Haystack Software's $29 Arq backup software previously supported backups to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) and recently added backups to Amazon Glacier archival storage. The utility supports a number of interesting functions, including backup versioning that stores multiple "versions" of files; intelligent backups that de-duplicates backups automatically; and a wide range of scheduling options.

The Importance of User Experience to Cloud Integration Adoption
There are a number of user experience enhancements with this upgrade, so Ashwin sat down with Joshua Vaughn, Principal User Experience Designer for Informatica Cloud, to learn more about the impetus behind the new design and features, what’s on the horizon for the future releases, and why user interface (UI) design is so important for cloud applications.

Philippines to set up cybersecurity operations center
This project will help keep the armed forces up to date with current cybersecurity trends, Galedo said, adding they will also monitor the "changing threat landscape and its implications for defense, security management and building cybersecurity core personnel".

New Sharepoint Development Model Triggers Hopes, Questions
The new platform, consistent with Web application standards, is designed to simplify and make more flexible and secure the creation and deployment of applications for the on-premise and cloud versions of SharePoint 2013, due in the first quarter next year.

Self-Organized Systems
In this InfoQ presentation, Harrison Owen argues that human systems are open, can’t be controlled, organizational agility is a natural act, and the best thing to do is to not stay in its way.

Data Protection and Microsoft Exchange 2013
With the coming launch of Exchange 2013, some organizations are exploring whether its new features could be sufficient to address their specific data protection needs. Unfortunately, making the wrong choice now can result in lost time, effort and expense – as well as exposure to litigation and regulatory risk. How can you assess whether new features within Exchange 2013 can adequately meet your needs for data security, privacy, and information control? Join this webinar to find out.

Enterprise IT Spend to reach $2.7 trillion by 2013
The banking and securities sector will have strong growth in 2013 and is expected to reach $460 billion in 2013, up 3.5 percent from $445 billion in 2012. Banking and securities is an IT-intensive industry, spending approximately three times as much on IT as a percentage of revenue than the average of all industries.

A Distributed Access Control Architecture for Cloud Computing
The design of this architecture is based on the principles from security management and software engineering. From a security management perspective, the goal is to meet cloud users’ access control requirements. From a soft­ware engineering perspective, the goal is to generate detailed specifications of such requirements.

Quotes for the day:

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists." -- Lao Tzu

"Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers." -- Brian Tracy

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