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TechViews: What Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia means for the mobile market, 7 habits of effective DevOps, Big data purchases to exceed $31B in 2013 and more!

TechViews: What Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia means for the mobile market, 7 habits of effective DevOps, Big data purchases to exceed $31B in 2013 and more!


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George Watt

The Mobility Bar Has Once Again Been Raised
by George Watt

Microsoft’s recent purchase of Nokia’s handset division has left many people focused on what that might mean in terms of a new CEO for the software giant. While some are writing off the technological significance of Microsoft’s new endeavor, and what it might mean to the mobility market, I believe that Microsoft now has a huge opportunity to raise the mobility bar, and others should be paying attention. Whether or not they are speaking publicly about it, they likely are. In a previous article, I wrote about how current trends in mobility will compel IT teams to shift from a technology delivery mindset to an experience delivery focus.

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As the use of cloud computing increases, the skills IT personnel need to implement in the workplace are different than the old skills of the legacy enterprise. This ZDnet article discusses the skills required today compared to older, traditional skills that are becoming irrelevant in enterprise IT.


Thanks to heavy government support, cloud computing is growing quickly in China, but according to a new report from Center for Research Intelligence and Analysis, China’s fast expansion will lead to apprehension of implementing cloud technology among China-based companies due to “concerns about data security,” according to this BusinessWeek article.


According to this ZDnet article, iPhone 5S is a big win for BYOD security. It was released that Apple will be adding new Touch ID fingerprint readers on iPhone 5S devices which will help IT admins greatly as they manage BYOD.

Big Data

A new market forecast by ABI Research finds that global spending on big data by organizations will exceed $31 billion in 2013, according to this Net Security article. The report also predicts that spending will grow and reach nearly $114 billion in 2018.


This InformationWeek article helps to clarify popular misunderstandings about DevOps based on the recently published report by Forrester Research "The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective DevOps." These seven habits will not come as any surprise to organizations that have begun to implement DevOps, but will educate traditional IT staffs that remain siloed.

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[TechViews Unplugged]

TechViews Unplugged September Episode

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss smartwatches, iPhone 5S, quantum computing, car hacks, and enterprise mobility. Watch the video.

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