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TechViews: Five movies that predicted the Application Economy, Massive Mobile security holes and more! Featured Article 5 Movies that Predicted the Application Economy By Denise Dubie Where are all the flying cars already?! Some sci-fi movies show such dramatic representations of technology that we cannot even fathom how that technology can exist. However there are examples of technology today that we accept as common place that would have been considered science fiction 5, 10 and 20 years ago. One of the examples is the Software which powers the Application Economy, and the software involved is changing and running all sorts of businesses in unique and innovative ways. In this insightful and fun blog post Denise Dubie discusses five movies that predicted the Application Economy. Tech News Big Data looms large in the world of IT. This interesting InformationWeek ... (more)

TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more!

TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more! Featured Article DevOps and Putting the Customer First go Hand-in-Hand By Jason Meserve In today’s “customer first” world, all businesses are software businesses. That means, in order for companies to ensure a good customer experience, they need to ensure that their software is top notch and humming along without a hic-up. That is why in today’s business world DevOps and putting the customer first go hand-in-hand. Tech News Big Data is on its way up! Airlines are looking to implement Big Data to... (more)

TechViews: Big Data’s Sinister Future, The Mobile Tide Swells, Top Challenges in the Cloud and More!

TechViews: Big Data’s Sinister Future, The Mobile Tide Swells, Top Challenges in the Cloud and More! Featured Article The Internet of Things: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid By Denise Dubie Is your information really secured? In this blog post by Denise Dubie she attends the Security of Things Forum hosted by The Security Ledger. At the forum she was able to listen to leading IT security experts discuss the myriad of security worries that enterprise IT and consumers will face in the coming years as mobile devices and wearable computers increase in popularity. Tech News Big Data is gro... (more)

TechViews: The Explosive Growth of the Cloud; Big Data Possibilities and Perils; DJ DevOps and more!

TechViews: The Explosive Growth of the Cloud; Big Data Possibilities and Perils; DJ DevOps and more! Featured Article Increased Productivity Can be a Symptom of a Dysfunctional Culture By George Watt Though the many dire consequences are well known (low morale, lowered productivity, lack of creativity, decreased innovation, lack of motivation…) we still frequently encounter corporate and institutional “cultures of fear”. If you’ve ever worked in a culture of fear you already know how unpleasant and unproductive they can be. And it’s also likely you have witnessed other symptoms ... (more)

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Featured on Cloud Commons Where is the line between virtualization and the cloud?—Webcast featuring Forrester Research analyst James Staten If you had a virtualized environment with impressive P2V (physical-to-virtual) ratios on your servers, would you still consider moving to the cloud? In this 40-minute webinar, James Staten, Forrester Research Inc. VP & Principal Analyst, explains the difference between virtualization and cloud and where the line is between the two. Ryan Hughes, CEO of GIS marketplace provider Skygone Inc., joins James to discuss Skygone’s experience with mo... (more)