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TechViews: White House Reform on Big Data; 17 Dumbest Things Said About DevOps; Welcome to the Integrated Cloud and More! Featured Article The ‘Conscious Coupling’ of Dev and Ops By Robyn Rawlings Earlier this year, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin ended their marriage in a manner they referred to as ‘conscious uncoupling’. Huh? What does that mean? At first glance, it appeared that they had coined their own term to define an otherwise (unfortunate, but) commonplace event. Queue eye roll. Here we go, some short-lived term made up by celebrities with no grasp of reality. But suddenly the phrase was everywhere. Tech News The White House calls for Big Data reforms to protect privacy. This interesting Mashable article examines the White House opinion that “Big Data has the potential to eclipse longstanding civil rights protections”. Trying to justify tha... (more)

TechViews: The Role of Big Data in The Simpsons, Botnets and the Risk to Clouds, and more!

TechViews: The Role of Big Data in The Simpsons, Botnets and the Risk to Clouds, and more! Featured Article Get ready for the BYOID balancing act By Robert L. Scheier Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID) allows customers to use a digital identity from a trusted third party to log into websites without having to register and create another new account. This practice has strong appeal for both customers looking for a convenient experience and companies interested in drawing market insights and ensuring security. Tech News & Views The Atlantic breaks down how the all new Simpsons World ... (more)

TechViews: Make Your Big Data Worth the Investment; The Top 5 Cloud Security Concerns for Your Business and more!

TechViews: Make Your Big Data Worth the Investment; The Top 5 Cloud Security Concerns for Your Business and more! Featured Article What Are You Doing About the Changing Role of IT? By Andi Mann It is almost a truism today that business leaders outside IT are increasingly taking control of information technology, and spending the IT budget. SaaS is allowing the CMO to adopt Marketing Automation software, and allowing the EVP of Sales to adopt CRM and SFA tools. LOB leaders are developing their own mobile apps to manage inventories, speed up production and drive efficiency in logi... (more)

TechViews: Five movies that predicted the Application Economy, Massive Mobile security holes and more!

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 sof... (more)

This Week in Cloud, January 3, 2013: RIM sells NewBay, Amazon’s Christmas Eve outage, Can a cloud provider pull the plug on your service? And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged! Watch the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged – Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies take a look at the best cloud predictions for 2013. Cloud News Research In Motion (RIM) has sold NewBay, its cloud services company, to Synchronoss Technologies for $55.5 million, according to this Talkin’ Cloud article. The acquisition will expand the global presence of Synchronoss and add the major mobile operators in Europe to its customer list. Amazon Web Services experienced an outage which left Netflix customers without service on Christmas Eve, accordin... (more)