December 13, 2012

Future of Data Management
According to a recent Enterprise Management Associates end user research survey on Big Data, the future of data management platforms is with multi-structured data sets and flexible data schemas spread across multiple platforms.

Implementing IT Balanced Scorecard
The Balanced Scorecard as it has evolved over a period of time is being looked at not just as a performance measurement tool, but as a strategic planning and management system. This is because, the Balanced Scorecards can be cascaded down smaller business units including IT and aggregated upwards to the higher-level.

Working as a Software Developer
Henrik Warne gives his views on the main differences between professional software development and programming for a university course as part of his talk for the engineering students. Henrik talks about challenges with large-scale software development, several development practices used to cope with these challenges, ways to become a better programmer, and some fun facts from work.

Google has 'no plans' to build apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8
Speaking to V3, Google Apps product management director Clay Bavor said the firm has, "no plans to build out Windows 8 apps." Google already has a search application for the Windows 8 platform -- which it released just before the Windows 8 launch in October -- but will retain its focus on the iOS and Android platforms

Oracle Rolls Out New Database Security Package
The offering, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, provides both network traffic sniffing for security threats and audit data analysis. It also adds the ability to audit OSes, directories and other sources, beyond Oracle's database and third-party database systems, according to the company.

The Importance of Character and Presence
Two aspects of our work contribute to our success as change professionals: What We Do—the concepts, frameworks, processes, and techniques used when engaged with clients; Who We Are—our true nature…the substance of what we have to offer as human beings

Deep Dive: What's New in Hyper-V, Part 1
Windows Server 2012 brings so many changes to so many areas that it'll take months before we see how it all plays out in the marketplace. One thing is clear, however, with the new Hyper-V: Microsoft is taking on the competition head on. No longer content with being "good enough", they have leapfrogged VMware in several areas.

U.S. sees tech's 'center of gravity' shifting to Asia
By 2030, Asia "will have surpassed the North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending and technological investment, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence report said. "China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030," the report said.

London buses to accept contactless NFC payment
The BBC reports that the Big Smoke’s 8,500 buses will be accepting payments through near field communication (NFC) technology, so passengers can swipe a debit or credit card to pay, as well as use a charge card through a mobile NFC reader.

Dell commits to open-source software for its future clouds
The company said its upcoming public and private cloud products will be built around OpenStack, a package of software for running clouds that has received broad backing from the technology industry from companies such as HP, Cisco, IBM, Red Hat and Intel.

Quote for the day:

"You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided." -- General George S. Patton

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