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The technology industry is fond of rounding out the year with predictions for the twelve months ahead. It's almost as if our arbitrary notion of calendar-driven time should be guaranteed to herald the arrival of the next paradigm shift or platform change. Of course we know that in reality, change and development happens continuously and this is especially so in IT. Rather than a ‘what to expect in the year ahead' discussion, let's instead look at some of the darker truths that currently stem from the data universe we are all currently trying to circumnavigate. Arguably one of our biggest mistakes in terms of our use of technology is the rush to data. Data data data, we have to have it. To be clearer, now that we know something about what so-called ‘Big Data' is supposed to be... we seem to be happiest when building new data stores and identifying new and ever-more... (more)

Why Cloud Workload Optimization Is Optimal By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Buy a cloud, any cloud you like and stick it on whatever application and data storage, management and/or analysis workload you like - that's all it takes, right? Actually, that's kind of not how it works. This thing called ‘optimization' is one of those often used industry buzzwords that unfortunately gets way overused to the point where its initial method and meaning becomes dangerously diluted. What is workload optimization anyway? Any cloud workload can essentially be broken down into four component elements, or characteristics if you prefer: Compute, computation and processin... (more)

Software Developers Must Target the Social Enterprise

Many firms still dismiss the importance of social networking and some of them even ban employees from using these services while in the workplace. They think that "social" starts and ends with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other networks that might be best described as informal, consumer level and perhaps even fun. It would be unfair to blame these old traditionalists who have dug their heels in and insisted that their traditional trading systems don't need fixing, let alone reinventing. It has been a so-called ‘paradigm shift' and a change in mindset toward social is sometimes... (more)

This Is Not Just ERP, This Is Two-Tier ERP

The rise of Big Data and the monolithic systems that are now being built on increasingly cloud-based data models is a reality we cannot ignore. This reality has popularized discussions relating to the core component mechanics of many firms' IT stacks. Key among these technologies is ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning to afford it its full moniker. The term can be taken to be a relatively broad expression as it encompasses software applications that oversee the management of suppliers, customer service, order tracking and all manner of demand and supply-related indicators... ..... (more)

The Wearable-Gesture Security Risk Danger Zone

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services There are only two certainties in life - death and taxes, said Benjamin Franklin. What the theorist and founding father clearly meant was: There are only three certainties in life - death and taxes and information security changeability. In the constantly changing dynamic world of malware, viral attacks, spam, phishing, zero days attacks and targeted exploits we know only one thing for sure - tomorrow will bring new insight. This somewhat generic introduction is merely offered to whet the appetite a... (more)