December 26, 2012

Strategy Implementation (Balanced Scorecard)
The improvement of the effectiveness of companies’ strategic management process will be maintained by eliminating the disconnection between the formulation of strategy and its effective implementation throughout the organization. The key issues identified for the disconnection are discussed in this article

As BYOD catches on, IT sector gets ready for 1m malicious apps
Reports published by Trend Micro and McAfee maintained that as the number of people bringing their own devices to work turns from a trickle to flood, security challenges from using multiple devices would also multiply. These challenges multiply in the face of a breakdown of a hitherto homogenous computing culture dominated by Windows and Blackberrys.

How IT Pros Can Improve Their Interpersonal Skills
Remember that the "suits" and "techies" are going to mix about as well as oil and water. That's OK. They don't have to best friends and get together every weekend for a barbecue or Star Trek marathon. But those differing cultures can't be used as an excuse to avoid working together. Consider having IT employees shadow department managers at work to become more comfortable interacting with them.

Apache Camel: Enterprise Integration Patterns
Camel supports most of the Enterprise Integration Patterns from the excellent book by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf. If you are new to Camel you might want to try the Getting Started in the User Guide before attempting to implement these patterns. The EIP icons library is available as a Visio stencil file adapted to render the icons with the Camel color : sand.

Digital Citizens Group Focuses on Internet Safety
The new Digital Citizens campaign, launched Thursday, will also strive to shed light on the online sale of counterfeit goods, including prescription drugs, and on pirated Web content, said Tom Galvin, executive director of the new group. Digital Citizens will investigate online scams by showing how people can get fooled -- for example, one of the first projects will be to purchase counterfeit drugs from online pharmacies, he said.

The Employee-Motivation Checklist
Through many years of research, trial and error, and working with companies of all sizes in numerous industries, Dave has identified 16 critical ways to motivate your employees, which are listed in this article. Learn these techniques and adapt as many as possible in your business.

10 predictions how cloud computing will transform traditional IT in 2013
Kevin and Cary predict IT will undergo 10 transformational, cloud-related impacts in 2013 -- effects so massive that they will be the most fundamental changes to the way businesses and governments have approached technology in the past 25 years:

India aims for world's big data
In its report "Big data: The next big thing", Indian IT services industry group Nasscom expects the country's big data industry to grow from US$200 million in 2012 to US$1 billion in 2015. The biggest challenge--and opportunity--is to satisfy the demand for data scientists. Avendus Capital, for one, estimates the United States will suffer a shortage of up to 200,000 data scientists by 2018, a gap that will most likely be filled by outsourcing.

Nine Forms of Analytics Data That Matter the Most
Big Data takes a lot of forms and shapes, and flows in from all over the place – from the Internet, from devices, from machines, and even from cars. In all the data being generated are valuable nuggets of information. The challenge is being able to find the right data needed, and being able to employ that data to solve a business challenge. What types of data are worthwhile for organizations to capture?

IBM unveils IBM Connections, a new social analytics software
IBM has unveiled new software and services that bring the power of big data analytics into the hands of today's social savvy workforce anytime, anywhere. Now, organizations can apply analytics to their social business initiatives, allowing them to gain actionable insight on information generated on networks and put it to work in real-time.

Quote for the day:

"A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder." -- Thomas Carlyle

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