June 08, 2013

ZTE sends 400Gbps over 3,100 miles
While a growing number of operators are upgrading to 100Gbps-links, vendors such as ZTE are preparing for the next step. The company's 400Gbps test was conducted on a WDM (Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) system using single-mode fiber, which is what is currently used for data transmissions over long distances, said Magnus Isaksson, ZTE CTO in the Nordic countries.

Big data analytics: New patterns emerge for security
Intelligence-driven security fueled by big data analytics will disrupt several infosec product segments in the next two years, according to executives at RSA, the security division of EMC. “With the pervasiveness of big data touching everything we do,” said Arthur Coviello, Jr., EMC executive vice president and chairman of the RSA security division, during his RSA keynote in February, “our attack surface is about to be altered and expand, and our risks magnified in ways that we couldn’t have imagined.”

A Futurist's Take on Managing Big Data and Disruptive Technology
Indeed, people have been making the argument that it’s extremely hard to manage technology futures. “But it’s not,” he said. “We’ve been doing it.” IT executives have, in just the last three decades, jumped from the mainframe era, to the PC era, to the client-server era, to the Internet enterprise software era of today. What trips up IT, he said, is focusing on the wrong thing. IT often talks about buying new technology. But, he said, “organizations don’t buy technology. They buy the benefits technology enables.”

Look for Innovation From the Edge
Edges are powerful sources of business innovation because they are places of potential and friction, where traditional products and practices are no longer adequate to address unmet needs or unexploited potential. Much tinkering and experimentation occurs on the edge, as well as heated debate about the most promising options to address emerging needs, intensified by the diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives of participants gathering on the edge.

Using Power to Empower
Empowering for Ann is: Preparing those who report to her to anticipate and be ready to answer the toughest questions partners or senior executives might ask so thoroughly and accurately that they do not need to go to Ann. Three benefits occur—the recipients’ questions and issues are resolved, they believe that Ann is doing a great job developing her people and Ann has freed up time to concentrate on strategy with peers and partners.

Facebook's first data center DRENCHED by ACTUAL CLOUD
"I got a call, 'Jay, there's a cloud in the data center'," Parikh says. "'What do you mean, outside?'. 'No, inside'." There was panic. "It was raining in the datacenter," he explains. The problem occurred because of the ambitious chiller-less air conditioning system the data center used. Unlike traditional facilities, which use electricity-intensive, direct-expansion cooling units to maintain a low, steady temperature, consumer internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and others have all been on a tear building facilities that use outside air instead.

Facebook's React JavaScript User Interfaces Library Receives Mixed Reviews
Following the recent trend of frameworks like AngularJS, MeteorJS and Model-Driven Views as implemented in Polymer, React is based on the idea of declaratively specifying user interfaces on top of a data model, where user interfaces automatically keep themselves in sync with underlying data. Unlike the aforementioned frameworks, React uses JavaScript rather than HTML to construct those user interfaces, citing flexibility as the reason for this design decision.

Free Google Drive Tools You're Not Using (But Should Be)
But like Google's Chrome browser, Google Drive becomes even more useful when you take advantage of third-party add-ons and services. These five totally free and easy-to-use tools will help you to encrypt your data, play your music, collaborate on slides, back up automatically, share files, and more. Some live on the desktop, some in Chrome, and some online, but all of them work to make Google Drive a happier online home for your data.

A Humble Indian Start-Up Features In Gartner Cool Vendors List
In the list announced for the year 2013, towards the end of April 2013, sharing the spotlight among the rest is a humble Pune based, Indian Start-Up, Qualitia – A Script-less Test Automation Platform. ... Qualitia is an easy yet powerful script less functional test automation platform for all leading test automation tools like QTP, RFT, Selenium and Web Driver.

Using enterprise architecture principles to facilitate SOA governance
While EA methodologies like TOGAF have been adapted to embrace SOA, few enterprises actually map business needs directly to SOA components. This mapping is the most important step in both securing EA benefits and starting SOA governance on the right footing. Enterprises report that the critical issue at this point is a failure to align SOA components with EA-defined processes.

Quote for the day:

"We don't have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many." -- Larry Page

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