Friday
Jul192013

Cloud Computing and Banks

The never ending balance between saving money and security. This articles does a good job of laying out the benefits of going into the cloud and the security questions such a move can have. Add the current debates over PRISM and data ownership and you get a lot of uncertainty. The IT Cloud: Silver Linings http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21582013-banks-big-and-small-are-embracing-cloud-computing-silver-linings

Friday
Jul192013

Down by the River

I really enjoyed this article by James Altuche. Perspective is a valuable thing and he writes in a wonderful tone and voice. My wife often says if life gives you lemons, find someone who got tequila and have a party! The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/6Q6fnspjsGo/the-seven-habits-of-highly-effective-mediocre-people-836361648

Wednesday
Jul172013

Future of Network Appliances

Gotta think about it but this article does make some good arguments against appliances at the branch office. Trusting the cloud is the issue. Security is an expensive mistress especially when dealing with sensitive and confidential information. Cloud Computing Swallowing Up Branch Office Hardware http://feeds.cio.com/~r/cio/feed/articles/~3/wSqTtldgWZM/Cloud_Computing_Swallowing_Up_Branch_Office_Hardware

Wednesday
Jul172013

Marketing Technologist not just a Website Designer

I read this article a couple of years ago referring to the time we live in as the "Golden Age of marketing technology", "The Case for a Chief Marketing Technologist" (http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/marketing-marketers-a-chief-marketing-technologist/146175/ ). As I read today about services and big data offerings as described in "Social Analytics Startup Awe.sm Targets CMOs" http://allthingsd.com/20130716/social-analytics-startup-awe-sm-targets-cmos-with-latest-release/ I can see the need for a position like this in the marketing department.

Wednesday
Jul172013

Best of the Antivirus Software

Kaspersky takes the prize this year for business and home. Avast for best free product. Enterprise Antivirus Software Test Puts Kaspersky Software Out Front, Microsoft at Bottom