Friday, February 07, 2014

TechViews: Facebook Gets Big on Mobile, 9 Worst Practices of Cloud Computing , Big Data Blackholes​; and More!

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Is the Mainframe Cool Again? Who’s Not Thinking About Mobility? And more
By Denise Dubie
The IT industry gives its professionals, members and supporters a bit of everything. There is mature technology that keeps humming along healthily like the mainframe and new emerging trends such as enterprise mobility that force IT organizations to reconsider how they work and deliver services. IT pros must evolve into hybrids to keep pace with this all, and STEM education efforts aim to prepare the next generation of IT professionals to take on these challenges in the coming years.
Tech News
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In search of a better way to hit that goal of higher agility, businesses have turned to DevOps -- a variety of techniques, tools, and methodologies employed in service of the philosophy that developers and operations should work together, not be split apart, in order to hit higher speeds and take advantage of larger and larger scale infrastructures. This CITEWorld article explains DevOps philosophy of speed, not momentum!
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Cloud computing represents one of those once-in-a-generation shifts that not only changes the way we think about managing information, but also the way we design and run businesses. This Forbes article provides 9 ‘Worst practices’ to avoid with Cloud computing.
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With mobile Internet usage accounting for one-third of website visits, we no longer have the luxury of only improving and testing for user experience on a single device class. It’s imperative that you expand your user experience testing to measure results on desktop, tablet and mobile separately and respond to the needs of each medium. This UX Magazine article provides three steps you can take to help keep your mobile visitors happy.
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For many businesses, Big Data is superfluous. Except when a recently-published paper on the mathematics of Big Data, reveals that, it isn’t. It turns out there is a kind of data that, like black holes or evil wizards of Middle Earth, only becomes more powerful the larger it grows. This Quartz article explains that if you aren’t already gathering this kind of data, then you might lose out to a competitor who is!
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Ten years after its founding as a simple website for a few thousand Harvard undergraduates to manage their social lives, Facebook is a far different company. This New York Times article looks into the big profit at Facebook as it tilts to Mobile.
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The “cloud” is talked about endlessly in technology. Everything is going into the cloud. Outside the technorati, few people can even define what the cloud is and many simply assume that this must be happening. This WIRED article discusses the rise of the personal Cloud.
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TechViews Unplugged Episode
In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss how the Tesla Model S can power your house; why hearing aids are cool; and more. Click here.
TechInsights Pinboard
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TechViews Twitter Chat
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