People always want to know what the next big thing is likely to be, because if you can catch a wave before anyone else does then you may stand to make a fortune. Steve Jobs didn’t invent the mouse, the graphical user interface, or the MP3 player, but he certainly knew a good idea when he saw one and he was able to exploit it at the right time and in the right way and then how to incorporate them into Apple products. Continue reading →
Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase’s investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets. He’s made some unexpected discoveries along the way.
Data discovery capabilities are dominating new purchasing requirements, even for larger deployments, as alternatives to traditional BI tools. But “governed data discovery” — the ability to meet the dual demands of enterprise IT and business users — remains a challenge unmet by any one vendor. Continue reading →
With both cyber attacks and the costs of data center outages rising, there is an immediate need for businesses to secure proper technology and safeguard data. This need was highlighted in a recent study, the “2013 Study on Data Center Outages,” in which 34 percent of respondents cited cyber attacks as a cause for data center downtime, compared to just 15 percent in 2010. Continue reading →
Cloud computing services have become an integral part of many organisation’s enterprise IT strategies. In the last 12 months, platform as a service (PaaS) has become one of the fastest growing areas of all cloud computing services with analyst firms like Gartner and IDC predicting sharp uptakes in PaaS adoption. Continue reading →
It seems that it’s virtually impossible for IT to meet all business demands with current budgets, resources, and approaches. But the business keeps changing and IT needs to respond rapidly and innovate in order to stay relevant to the organization.
Why does IT struggle to innovate?
According to Gartner and other analyst reports:
80%-85% of IT budgets are spent just “Keeping the Lights On” (KTLO)
Backlogs are compounding annually at a rate of 10%-20%
2% of the initial cost of an application is spent year after year to maintain it
20 February 2014 Credit card fraud warning for shoppers and travellers in Taiwan, Singapore and China: SSO Alert Priority High Credit card owners who have recently travelled in Singapore, Taiwan or China using their credit, or who have made online purchases from retailers in these regions should be wary of fraudulent transactions. Continue reading →
Facebook privacy changes seem to never end. Get a grip on your account with these privacy settings tips and tricks.
Facebook is famous for its constant changes and new features, which can make tackling your privacy settings a daunting task. From figuring out photo album privacy settings to understanding the information users can surface about you through Graph Search, here are solutions to the most common Facebook hang-ups. Continue reading →