January 03, 2013

10 CIO considerations for disruptive trends in 2013
With predictions season well upon us, here are ten CIO considerations with regard to the disruptive IT trends in 2013. Rather than predictions per se, these are simply underlying considerations, and in some cases, challenges that CIOs might expect to encounter whilst continuing to leverage the disruptive trends for strategic business benefit across their organizations.

Roundup: high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers
The ratification process for the next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is now up to Draft 4.0, but final approval is still some way off. However, vendors seem confident that no major bombshells will be dropped and that any minor tweaks in the final standard will be addressable by firmware upgrades. Here's a quick overview of three recent launches, all designed for cable/BT Infinity broadband services and based on the same Broadcom BCM4360 chip.

This article is to compare REST vs SOAP. There is huge difference between REST and SOAP. Comparing SOAP and REST is not just right as they are different things. It is like comparing orangutan and octopus, I have high regard for both of them. But still, as it is a popular topic lets have a discussion on SOAP vs REST.

2012: The tech year in cartoons
From SOPA to the Petraeus affair, here's a look at some of the year's biggest IT stories from the pen of Computerworld's editorial cartoonist, John Klossner.

Can Extragalactic Data Be Standardized
According to the authors heading an initiative at TWEA-DC, “As part of the setup of a new Data Center in Taiwan we aim at designing an open-source, distributed solution to enhance data analysis capabilities.” This solution, if it is realized, would create a standardized astrophysical programming language designed specifically for handling vast amounts of other-worldly data.

MDM Does Not Equal The Single Source of 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. If you somehow do get the funding, you won’t be able to appropriately select the MDM tool that is right for the business need, thus wasting time, money, and resources.

Five things you should know about Google Analytics
Google Analytics is an advanced technology which can help you measure how your company’s online marketing and presence is working. It gathers vast amounts of data and can serve as an EKG for your website so you can skip the supernatural shenanigans and get right to the core of what’s successful and what isn’t. With that in mind, here are five important things to know about Google Analytics.

RiverMeadow Software(TM) Cloud Migration SaaS to Be Offered to VMware Service Providers
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the RiverMeadow™ cloud migration SaaS, the world's only automated server migration solution developed specifically for Carrier and Service Provider Clouds, today announced it will offer its cloud migration SaaS to VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) partners.

Advancing and assessing analytics maturity: part 2
Looking at any analytically-oriented organizational maturity chart it is immediately apparent that the levels are not defined using a uniform set of criteria. Usually classification systems shift definitional requirements when comparing lower levels to higher ones. Since SAS was the first to patent a five-tiered classification system called the Information Evolution Model), Phil Weiss extends that model by proposing these five stages of development:

Ubuntu Linux to run on Android handsets! Who saw that coming?
In surprising news from jolly old England, Canonical announces that Ubuntu has developed an Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. We'll be able to switch out Android for Ubuntu on many existing devices and the company also hopes that manufactures will ship devices with it pre-installed.

Quote for the day:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. " -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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