May 24, 2013

An Information Architecture Vision: Moving from Data Rich to Information Smart
This free White Paper based upon global best practices in business and government assesses the “big data” problem, proposes business and architecture visions, and develops an Enterprise Information Planning and Architecture Model. The vision and model will assist companies to systematically develop their information holdings and related services to achieve business value.

Analyzing updated man-in-the-browser attack techniques
The updated man-in-the-browser (MitB) attacks, referred to as universal man in the browser (uMitB) by Trusteer, allow an attacker to capture any data entered into a Web browser. The new functionality operates much like a general keystroke logger and provides similar data for keystrokes entered into a Web browser.

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World
McKinsey's Global Institute discusses this in its latest report, Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. It came up with a list of 12 technologies that could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025. The authors write that "some of this economic potential will end up as consumer surplus

Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead
Big data and advanced analytics have swiftly moved from the frontier of our trends to a set of capabilities that need to be deeply embedded across functions and operations, enabling managers to have a better basis for understanding markets and making business decisions. Meanwhile, social technologies are becoming a powerful social matrix—a key piece of organizational infrastructure ...

Conducting the Agile Interview
Finding the right people to work in an agile shop takes just as much energy and enthusiasm as it does to actually work there. Our Agile Architect shares some of his thoughts and techniques for a more-than-the-normal interview. ... For developers, the shared problem will take the form of a pair programming exercise. Most interviewees have never done formal pair programming

U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves
U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. ... "Effective security concepts against targeted attacks must be based on the reality that a perfect defense against intrusion is impossible," the IP commission said.

Western Digital releases its first 1.5TB mobile drive
The HGST three-platter Travelstar 5K1500 offers 50% more capacity than currently shipping 1TB 2.5-in. 9.5mm HDDs and 200% more capacity than single-disk 500GB 7mm or 5mm 2.5-in. HDDs, the company said in a press release. The drives also displayed better performance than HGST's current 5400rpm, two-platter drives, according to tests the company performed with PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7.

Data warehouse performance killers -- and how to avoid them
In the 10-minute podcast, McKnight further discussed the performance issues that can affect data warehouse systems and how to sidestep or mitigate them. Listeners will: Learn about some of the major factors that can slow down a data warehouse environment; Hear McKnight's take on whether the growing focus on big data ratchets up the potential for performance problems in data warehouses.

Moving from Partial Views to AJAX Calls
The biggest issue is that they're a mix of data and presentation -- HTML presentation, to be exact. Now, HTML is quite ubiquitous and is available on a wide range of platforms and devices, but let's be honest -- not all consumers of HTML treat it the same way (I'm looking at you, Internet Explorer!). The tools are available to help me generate custom HTML based on the currently connected client, but I like my presentation to be lightweight.

Expanded Hadoop use cases will drive need for new enterprise features
Hadoop performance can be creaky at times. The technology can be hard to program and is by no means crash-proof. Like any relatively new software, it doesn't come with a lot of tools for managing its operations. To top off a quick list of Hadoop limitations: It isn't an out-of-the-box fit for analytics applications, which are becoming perhaps the major use case for Hadoop data.

Quote for the day:

"When handled correctly, genuine innovations are the lifeblood of any company's continued health and success." -- Michael Graber and Jocelyn Atkinso

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