March 17, 2013

Disruptive Technologies – a closer look
Big Bang Disruptions throw many enterprises out of business. Enterprises need to have a strategy to face these disruptive innovations. In this presentation we will go over some such disruptive innovations happened in the past to understand what it is and how some companies have faced these disruptions successfully. We sill also have a look at some of the potential disruptive technologies that are in the making.

AMD's New Laptop Chips Inspired By Mobile Devices, Gaming Consoles
The chips are aimed at laptops and other devices in which screens can be detached for use as tablets. The chips will compete with Intel's Core existing processors based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and its future chips based on the Haswell microarchitecture, which will be introduced for laptops and tablets this year.

Rising Above the Tide of Emerging Technologies
“How to not only stay afloat, but ahead of emerging technology trends” As an IT professional how do you keep your head above water when the rising tide of technology keeps rolling towards you, wave after wave. In this session we will take a look at some of the key emerging technology trends and drivers that are impacting the “business” of IT and help you find a safe harbor to not only help you stay on top of, but ahead of these fast moving technology waves.

Design Pattern Automation
Software development projects are becoming bigger and more complex every day. The more complex a project the more likely the cost of developing and maintaining the software will far outweigh the hardware cost. There's a super-linear relationship between the size of software and the cost of developing and maintaining it. After all, large and complex software requires good engineers to develop and maintain it and good engineers are hard to come by and expensive to keep around.

How Ford is Putting Hadoop Pedal to the Metal
“For us, it all boils down to functionality; big data is a problem that we need to get over to get to the analytics, but we need flexibility and ease of use so we can just get right to extracting the data and applying our analytics on the backend.” At the core of this statement is what will really differentiate vendor offerings for Ford’s Hadoop engine;

Why Is Apple’s Stock Falling?
The market scene purely reflects the sentiments from Apple's shareholders. Investors are dumping their stock as financial pundits and growth investors are predicting that Apple's growth seems far too limited, given the current scenario. While several investors are still keen on seeing Apple enter and revolutionize another product category. So when some investors dump their stock (and these are the big ones), someone else must take it and these are - more of price conscious buyers - who won't put a great price tag on the stock.

Project Management and Portfolio Management: The Balance of Your Business
What’s more important to your business, project management or project portfolio management? The simple answer is that they both matter, of course. But don’t brush the question aside – the precise balance between project management and project portfolio management (PPM) in your business can make all the difference to your bottom line.

CSOs must adopt new risk management trends
Security managers are working with senior executives in all divisions across their organizations to move away from compliance-focused thinking towards a risk-based approach to information security. The shift requires senior management and C-level executives to think about risk strategically versus simply crossing off regulatory check boxes.

Interview and Book Excerpt: Mastering the Requirements Process
Suzanne and James Robertson authored the 3rd edition of their book Mastering the Requirements Process. This edition includes material focused on the challenges of requirements in modern project environments, including agile and outsourcing relationships. They present a number of Fundamental Truths which underlie their approach.

Walmart Makes Big Data Part of Its DNA
Walmart started using big data even before the term big data became known in the industry and in 2012 they moved from an experiential 10-node Hadoop cluster to a 250-node Hadoop cluster. At the same time they developed new tools to migrate their existing data on Oracle, Netezza and Greenplum hardware to their own systems. The objective was to consolidate 10 different websites into one website and store all incoming data in the new Hadoop cluster.

Quote for the day:

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." -- Wayne Dyer

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