January 27, 2013

Solution Architecture - Aligning Solutions with Business Needs
The Solution Architects should hold the key, being in close touch with the implementation teams, making themselves available for clarifications, being receptive to emerging issues around the solution design and coming up with needed improvement to the solution designs.

The Role of Ethics in Data Governance
Data governance has to take into account not only the interests of the company, but also the interests of the data owners. Data stewards have to be the trusted custodians of the data. Companies have to consider policies that not only benefit the corporate welfare but also the interests of customer and partners or face reputational risk and potential loss of business.

Twitter unveils Vine, its 6-second Instagram for video
The 6-second limitation on Vine posts appears to be Twitter's new atomic unit for video. A Twitter spokesperson said, "The team tested various video lengths, ranging from about 4 seconds to 10 seconds, as they were building Vine. They found that 6 seconds was the ideal length, from both the production and consumption side."

Top 5 Myths About Big Data
Despite how broadly Big Data is being discussed, it appears that it is still a very big mystery to many. In fact, outside of the experts who have a strong command of this topic, the misunderstandings around Big Data seem to have reached mythical proportions. Here are the top five myths.

HIPAA Violation Penalties Rise in Response to Data Breaches
One-time violations stay under $50k, but repeat violations within the same year can hold a fine of $1.5 million across all HIPAA violation categories, up substantially from the previous $250k minimum. That’s a bit of a hike. The new penalty structure aligns with recent data from the Ponemon Institute that found recurring data breaches are increasing among respondents

Big Data Brings Big Privacy Concerns
When CIOs think of big data, they might envision the technical challenges and opportunities posed by the vast reservoirs of information their companies are collecting and analyzing. But when some policy makers contemplate the same situation, their concerns turn to questions of privacy, and what steps data-rich companies are taking to safeguard consumers' personal information.

Big Data for Healthcare: Why are we collecting all this data?
All this time and investment in data and where it is leading us to? The latest news in Health IT has started to present some optimistic signs for healthcare providers and hospitals and patients too validating why healthcare organizations have boosted up their resources and technology.

Enhanced ObservableCollection with ability to delay or disable notifications
MSDN describes ObservableCollection as a dynamic data collection which provides notifications when items get added, removed, or when the whole list is refreshed. ObservableCollection is fully bindable. It implements both INotifyPropertyChanged and INotifyCollectionChanged, so whenever the collection is changed, appropriate notification events are fired off immediately and bound objects are notified and updated.

Free Big Data Education: A Data Science Perspective
As the third and final part of Free Big Data Education series (following Free Big Data Education: A Management Perspective and Free Big Data Education: A Technical Perspective), Daniel D. Gutierrez, Data Scientist finishes up with the area of big data closest to my heart: data science. -- Some of the indicated courses seem to have ended.

Mobile App Dev Needs 'Omni-Channel' Perspective
Software development for mobile devices is not just about adding Objective-C or JavaScript developers, Forrester says. "We're moving to a world of multiple endpoints, hybrid-use personal and corporate devices, and lightning-fast client device turnover." The report also charges that development shops have gotten complacent building MVC (model view controller) applications and the easy days for software development shops are ending.

Quote for the day:

"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others." -- John Maxwell

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