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How to Pick a Server for Your App

How to Pick a Server for Your App | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
For app developers, picking and choosing a server or cloud solution for things like storage, push notifications, user information and analytics can be a struggle. Here are some options and tools to make it easier.
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How HTML5 Tablet Apps Get a Boost From a New Breed of Publishing Tools

How HTML5 Tablet Apps Get a Boost From a New Breed of Publishing Tools | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Back when the iPad was nothing more than an Apple gadget rumor, publishers began imagining the possibilities the device would bring.
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Trim the Fat, But Keep the Flavor: The Problem With the Lean Startup Model | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0.

Trim the Fat, But Keep the Flavor: The Problem With the Lean Startup Model | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

The Lean Startup model seems to be present everywhere you turn these days–any methodology that seeks to improve the success rate of young companies is welcome, and this is especially true when new enterprise is needed more than ever to add kindling to the economic fire. However, there is an undeniable problem with this proposed methodology: Eric Ries is largely selling 336 pages of obvious, while simultaneously making assumptions that would be effective in only a handful of startups, and surely not in an across-the-board situation as advertised.

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Avoiding the Faddish Side of Gamification - Technology Review

Avoiding the Faddish Side of Gamification - Technology Review | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Yahoo researcher Judd Antin says that encouraging users and employees to pursue points and virtual badges may not achieve the desired results.
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What Matters: Why social innovators need design thinking

What Matters: Why social innovators need design thinking | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
We have well-developed tools for tackling social issues based on thoughtful analysis and technological inventiveness, but there has been something missing from the toolbox.
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The World of Big Data Gets Even Bigger at Hadoop World

The World of Big Data Gets Even Bigger at Hadoop World | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The unstructured data framework Hadoop is a powerful but immature technology that has grown popular despite its shortcomings...
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The road to web app success: prototypes and user tests | Feature | .net magazine

The road to web app success: prototypes and user tests | Feature | .net magazine | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Prototypes and user tests can make or break an app.
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TechCrunch | Red Hat’s OpenShift Adds Full Java Lifecycle Offering

TechCrunch | Red Hat’s OpenShift Adds Full Java Lifecycle Offering | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Red Hat's OpenShift platform as a service offering has been in public beta for a while now.
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The Social Magazine: Content Curation Apps on Tablets | codeconstruct

The Social Magazine: Content Curation Apps on Tablets | codeconstruct | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The social magazine was born out a reader’s love for content, the tablet’s ability to hold numerous publications, and a digital trend of content aggregation. Here's a distillation of five.
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Could Mind-Maps Make SharePoint More Lovable?

Could Mind-Maps Make SharePoint More Lovable? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Companies everywhere pay for Microsoft's collaboration and document management service SharePoint, but research and anecdote both indicate that a lot of people dislike using it. What if using SharePoint was fun, though?
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Users Want Intuitive, Mobile and Actionable BI and Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective

Users Want Intuitive, Mobile and Actionable BI and Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise to anyone who has worked in the data analytics space over the past couple of years that BI is broken.
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Got big data? Crunch it with Google’s BigQuery | VentureBeat

Got big data? Crunch it with Google’s BigQuery | VentureBeat | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Google wants to help you crunch big data like cornflakes.
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The lean startup: How to stay lean when your company takes off | VentureBeat

The lean startup: How to stay lean when your company takes off | VentureBeat | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The Lean Startup concept, developed by Eric Reis roughly two years ago, has been embraced by the startup community. And though I think it’s the best and most consistent framework available for entrepreneurs to methodically evaluate their ventures,...
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Informatica's Integration Cloud Bridges SAP, Salesforce, Others - ReadWriteCloud

Informatica's Integration Cloud Bridges SAP, Salesforce, Others - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The problem with SaaS services being delivered from different clouds is that they may as well be from different worlds. Enterprise resource planning software from SAP catalogs human ...
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Hadoop: From Toy Elephant to Jumbo Data Sets [A 101]

Hadoop: From Toy Elephant to Jumbo Data Sets [A 101] | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The system does not rely on hardware for performance, but is designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer and deliver a highly available service over several computers, each of which is failure-prone.
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Joe Gebbia: Be Successful By Owning The Story [Video] @PSFK

Joe Gebbia: Be Successful By Owning The Story [Video] @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The founder of Airbnb and designer of Critbuns, explains why the key to selling an idea or product is all about creating the narrative behind it.
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Top 10 BI Predictions for 2012

Top 10 BI Predictions for 2012 | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
From mobile to the cloud to BI-specific DBMSes, it ll be all about getting things done...
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The Cutter Blog » Big Data Analytics Solutions

The Cutter Blog » Big Data Analytics Solutions | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Today’s discussions of Big Data analytics almost invariably center on Hadoop, which includes a set of complementary solutions that aid in the development, management, and deployment of very large data sets. The projects include Pig, Hive, Cassandra, HBase, Avro, Chukwa, Mahout, and Zookeeper. Hadoop projects frequently use Hive and Pig, while the NoSQL databases HBase and Cassandra provide database platforms for many Hadoop projects.
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Part IV - Architecting for Analytics - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK

Part IV - Architecting for Analytics - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The term "analytical architecture" is an oxymoron. In most organizations, business analysts are left to their own devices to access, integrate, and analyze data. By necessity, they create their own data sets and reports outside the purview and approval of corporate IT. By definition, there is no analytical architecture in most organizations--just a hodge-podge of analytical silos and spreadmarts, each with conflicting business rules and data definitions.
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Amazon Web Services veteran launches his startup, Boundary

Amazon Web Services veteran launches his startup, Boundary | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Boundary, a startup that aims to rethink network monitoring for the cloud, has raised $4.1M.
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Eucalyptus Cloud to Remotely Provision e-Governance Applications In India [Open Source Wins]

Eucalyptus Cloud to Remotely Provision e-Governance Applications In India [Open Source Wins] | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Eucalyptus Systems today announced that the open source Eucalyptus Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is the cornerstone of the e-governance cloud project by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with an aim to deliver the power of information...
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Seth Godin Was Wrong: The Trouble with Being “Remarkable” | Passive Panda

In Seth’s words, being remarkable means that you’re unique and different, or “worthy of remark.”

Well, I like Seth as much as the next guy, but in this particular instance, I think he got it wrong.

 

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Apprenda Eases Moving .Net Apps to the Cloud - ReadWriteCloud

Apprenda Eases Moving .Net Apps to the Cloud - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a way to move your .NET app into the cloud, then you probably have heard of Apprenda by now. We covered their launch ...
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From DevOps to NoOps: 10 Cloud Services You Should Be Using - ReadWriteCloud

From DevOps to NoOps: 10 Cloud Services You Should Be Using - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
One of the current trends in computing is the emergence of DevOps - a set of approaches that combines elements of software development and IT operations. This means ...
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