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Technology, Mobility

How Internet of Things (IOT) is Reshaping the World

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After social media, it’s time for internet of things which helps devices to connect to each other virtually. Difference between both is that in social media people are getting connected and in internet of things devices will be connected. Gartner list internet of things (IOT) is one of the top ten strategic technology trends in 2014. Business Insider estimates that nine billion devices will soon be connected to the internet. IOT is reshaping the world in following ways.
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Technology, Mobility

Android L vs iOS 8: The Battle of Smartphone OS

The dynamics of the market are bound to change with two major platforms releasing new versions of their respective operating systems.

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The dynamics of the market are bound to change with two major platforms releasing new versions of their respective operating systems.

The latest versions of Google and Apple operating systems named Android L and iOS 8 have debuted at developer conferences. Here we have tried to draw a comparison and work out whether Apple and Google are treading their own paths or starting to converge.


Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

Fashion first, function second in smart watches, wearables

We #CIOchat about this at 2-3 p.m. ET, Thursday.

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It's simple. Most people won't don a smart watch or wearble device that's ugly. Consumers will not buy the new Apple Watch or forthcoming HP Luxury Smartwatch unless they are sharp and fashionable.

Our weekly #CIOchat will center on this fun question: Is fashion as important as function with smart watches and wearable devices? We chat 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .

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Business Issues, Services

Will Apple Pay change the way people make purchases?

At the launch of the iPhone6, Apple introduced their Apple Pay Service. Promised as “Your wallet. Without your wallet.’’, Apple Pay allows users to upload their credit and debit card information by taking a picture and to pay with a single touch by using their iPhone.

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RickBlaisdell

Using Near Field Technology, a chip that allows a user to ‘tap and go’, the new iPhone enables payments with a single touch. It can be used to pay online as well, in apps. It will also be available on the new announced Apple Watch.

Security was an issue that was strongly touched upon at the event.  Instead of storing the credit card information, the technology communicates an encrypted placeholder ID to the store checkout system, which is then matched to the account information. Merchandisers don’t see the name or the credit card information of the purchaser.


CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance

Explaining cloud computing benefits and the declining role of outsourcing

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When I need to explain to non technical audience what the cloud is all about and what are the main business benefits that cloud provides, I prefer to use the following figure from Simon Wardley’s article “A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing“. Well actually I’m using the life cycle diagram from his brilliant paper as a base and have augmented it with my vision of the cloud :

 


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Four reasons why we are implementing DevOps – 4th reason: Insourcing

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Any IT change (cultural, structural or technological) should be driven by business needs. Our industry is about to go through dramatic and fundamental changes and our business needs maximum agility to adapt and keep on flourishing in this changing industry. This business change is driving us to implement private and public cloud as well as continuous delivery.

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

Imperfect Security: something will always get through

The weak link is employees.

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Our #CIOchat yesterday looked at security through the lens of recent credit card hacks via payment systems.

First the numbers: 23 participants spewing out 333 Tweets! We chat every Thursday 2-3 p.m. p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat . 

All agreed that no security is foolproof and that something is going to get through. Several did not envy being a retail CIO given these high profile hacks at Target, Home Depot and most assuredly others.

What's more, employees are the point of the most vulnerability to cyber attacks.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, IT Performance, Security

The Best Information Governance Conference Yet: InfoGovCon14

Learning, Life Lessons - and Laughter - at Information Governance Conference '14

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RobertSmallwood

This past week I attended and spoke at #InfoGovCon 14, the inaugural conference focusing solely on information governance (IG) held in Hartford, CT. I’ll have to say, not only was I impressed with the speakers, but I was just as impressed with the attendees.  Quality all the way around in a casual, collegial atmosphere.  No agendas, cliques, or sniping politics.  A clean slate. And although we were discussing serious IG issues, one thing stood out in every session I attended: laughter and a light-hearted atmosphere.


Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

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I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do. 

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Technology, Applications, IT Performance, Mobility

Apple Drives the PADS Framework

PADS is a higher-level strategic framework that establishes best practices for assuring user experience, reducing risk and improving operational decision making in a more efficient, secure and timely fashion.

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Once again, Apple has shown its product and marketing prowess with the launch of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch.  Cool as they may be, ApplePay could be the most significant illustration of how Apple necessitates the PADS Framework.