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Collisions in the digital paradigm short

Collisions in the Digital Paradigm:Information Rights and Copy Rights Australian Digital Alliance Forum Canberra 1 March 2013 2103 today - very insightful keynote frm David Harvey


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The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location

The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location | IT News | Scoop.it
Cloud vendors need to operate data centers in a diverse range of locations. How does they stack up to each other in terms of geographies, and why is that important?
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By David Mytton. Location is important for #cloud services

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BYOD plus IoT = (BYO IoT D)

BYOD plus IoT = (BYO IoT D) | IT News | Scoop.it

We keep talking about the Bring Your Own Device developments that surround us every day now — but why do we revisit this subject so often?

One reason could be that we should think about how far we extend our definition of the term “device” in this instance.

When we talk about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) we tend to think about employees using laptops, smartphones and perhaps a few other smaller form factor devices like WiFi connected cameras etc.

 
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#BYOD will now move onwards (quite rapidly) to also include wearables and all the other manifestations of technology that we define as being within the so-called #IoT.

 

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Data Credibility: A Key Data Quality Dimension in the Big Data Era

Data Credibility: A Key Data Quality Dimension in the Big Data Era | IT News | Scoop.it

Recently, there’s been a great deal of discussion within the information management industry about data quality. This discussion has gone beyond simply talking about what data quality means, to cover the potential consequences of poor data quality in operational and analytical environments.

There are many dimensions to data quality. One of the most frequently discussed dimensions is data credibility. First of all, what exactly is data credibility?

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Prashanta Chandramohan shares his view on #data #credibilty

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Don’t Leave Out the Most Important Part of Leadership

Don’t Leave Out the Most Important Part of Leadership | IT News | Scoop.it

You don’t have to be a psychologist to detect when someone is being disingenuous with you. We all have a built in fake-o-meter, but somehow never realize when we’re setting it off to those around us. Managers can often times be the worst offenders. They can get so caught up in hitting the numbers and driving productivity, that they completely lose sight of the real human relationships at work, and how they themselves are perceived.

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Melissa Dawn: The most important part of #leadership: the heart.

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Data mining evolves in the era of new data science

Data mining evolves in the era of new data science | IT News | Scoop.it
As more and more firms look to analyse ever larger datasets, so data mining technology is becoming increasingly critical to data scientists.
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Jim Mortleman about #datamining. #BigData #Analytics

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Hackers abuse Bitly API in novel attack, reports Websense

Hackers abuse Bitly API in novel attack, reports Websense | IT News | Scoop.it
A cyber attack targeting MSNBC highlights cybercriminals’ abuse of the public’s trust in news sites, says Websense Security Labs
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Warwick Ashford on #Bitly vulnerability

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Big Switch Promises Hyperscale SDN for the Masses

Big Switch Promises Hyperscale SDN for the Masses | IT News | Scoop.it
Big Switch Networks says its bare-metal strategy can provide the SDN benefits that have been the purview of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
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#Hyperscale #SDN #BigSwitch

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The Advent of Server-Switch at the Top-of-Rack | SDNCentral

The Advent of Server-Switch at the Top-of-Rack | SDNCentral | IT News | Scoop.it
Commercial & technical rationale the server-switch, a new class of top-of-rack hardware delivering rich capabilities at white-box economics.
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The Top Of Rack (#ToR) swiches: why you should consider them.

Dave Ginsburg on @SDNCentral

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IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud - insideBIGDATA

IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud - insideBIGDATA | IT News | Scoop.it

IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud,  that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud. Elastic Storage on Cloud is optimized for technical computing and analytics workloads, providing more storage capability in a more cost-effective way. Organizations can now easily meet sudden spikes in storage demands without needing to purchase or manage in-house infrastructure.

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Danlie Gutierrez on @InsideBigData #Cloud #IBM

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Judge says government can access everything in a Gmail account -- privacy warriors weep

Judge says government can access everything in a Gmail account -- privacy warriors weep | IT News | Scoop.it
All content of a Gmail account okayed for search thanks to New York judge's order.
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All your emails belong to the governmet. 

So far for #privacy

Brenda Barron on +VentureBeat

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25G & 50G Ethernet for Cloud-Scale Networks

25G & 50G Ethernet for Cloud-Scale Networks | IT News | Scoop.it

A great deal of attention has historically been paid to Ethernet speed transitions in the market. Networking vendors, consumers, and industry analysts closely follow these transitions, because they can trigger new technology buying cycles and periods of rapid change in the Ethernet performance-cost curve.

 

The rise of cloud computing and scale-out data centers has driven the latest Ethernet speed transitions, evidenced by the explosive growth in server-facing 10-Gbit/s ports this decade, and more recently the breakout in 40-Gbit/s Ethernet deployment — particularly in the leaf-to-spine layer of the data center — to an expected 2.5 million-plus ports in 2014. As big data becomes bigger, virtual machines grow in number, and cloud workloads become more demanding, it is expected that the largest cloud operators will soon shift to 100-Gbit/s Ethernet fabrics for the spine layer of their networks.

 

But what happens to the server- and storage-facing Ethernet downlinks when leaf-to-spine optical links migrate to 100-Gbit/s Ethernet and CPU/storage endpoints demand greater than 10-Gbit/s network connections? These downlinks represent the largest number of cables deployed in mega-scale data centers (MSDCs), where cabling costs dominate.

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The case for new standards for 100GE. #Cloud #Datacenters

By Rochan Sankar

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Total internet failure: are you prepared?

Total internet failure: are you prepared? | IT News | Scoop.it
A total internet failure could stop any business in its tracks, yet few are preparing for this possibility, KPMG has warned

 

Stephen Bonner, partner in information protection and business resilience at KPMG, said this could happen within the next five years as the number of internet nodes far exceeds original expectations.

 

“In that time frame, I predict we will see a major internet outage that could last two to three days,” he told Computer Weekly.

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Nobody is prepared for a total #outage of #internet

By Warwick Ashford.

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IT Has Finally Cracked the C-Suite

IT Has Finally Cracked the C-Suite | IT News | Scoop.it
Introducing the Chief Business Technology Officer.
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After the #CIO it's now time for the #CBTO. 

Not Information but Business Technology.

by Robert Plant

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IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right

IoT security: How to do it (mostly) right | IT News | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far fromself-aware homes trying to procreate, but as Gigaom Research analyst Craig Foster noted in his recent report on IoT security, the dangers are already very real. Take a look at the maritime industry. Earlier this yea, hackers tilted and shut down an oil rig, and many tanker crews disable their own electronic tracking and guidance systems to avoid interception by tech-savvy pirates. Yes, ships carrying more than 100 million gallons of oil are running blind. 

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The #IoT is already dangerous. Here’s how to help before it gets out of hand.

by Cormac Foster, GigaOM Research

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Delivering NFV Data Plane Applications w/ COTS | SDNCentral

Delivering NFV Data Plane Applications w/ COTS | SDNCentral | IT News | Scoop.it

The key attributes of network functions virtualization (NFV) are well documented; NFV separates the application from the underlying hardware to enable better utilization of the hardware, resulting in improved scalability and reduced capex and opex. To date, many of the associated discussions have focused on porting network functions to a new virtualized environment. However, each network function will also have a unique set of performance requirements. These requirements become even more critical when we consider control plane virtualization versus data plane virtualization.

 

Control plane applications, even when encased in a larger function (think evolved packet core, or EPC), have historically been executed on x86, so the effort to squeeze in a virtualization layer should be relatively small. The key here will be to insert the virtual infrastructure management, as defined within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) NFV Industry Specifications Group (ISG).

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#NFV en #COTS Platforms

By Chandreh Ruparel

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Here’s why the Internet of things just became very interesting

Here’s why the Internet of things just became very interesting | IT News | Scoop.it

xperts are heralding the Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase as the next industrial revolution, estimating 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions reaching $7.1 trillion by 2020.

While we won’t refute these arguments, a focus on shareholder positioning will help us better understand where we are in the IoT cycle and how positioning IoT into a company’s story just became that much more pressing.

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Michael Stiller about why #IoT will extend.

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Why Developing A Strong Leadership Bench Is Tough

Why Developing A Strong Leadership Bench Is Tough | IT News | Scoop.it
Leadership development is just something MBAs talk about. Good talent can be found anywhere and, if we don’t have it now, we can just hire it later.Sound familiar? It may. Recent Global Leadership
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Jon Mertz: Strong #leadership

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How to find -- and hire -- data scientists

How to find -- and hire -- data scientists | IT News | Scoop.it

Data might just be the new driver of business success.

Airbnb uses data to match lodging and travelers. Netflix uses data to personalize your entertainment. Amazon uses data to sell you more stuff. And Google uses data to drive better search, advertising, email, and social.

But data doesn’t reveal its secrets easily — or cheaply. Hence the exploding role of data scientist, which has grown from practically nothing to a major hiring focus, with stunning growth over the last three years at job site Indeed.com of thousands of percent. And the cost of hiring a data scientist, which is up to $150,000/year.

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John Koetsier #BigData #DataScience and #scientist: were to find them?

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Chip and PIN security no panacea against payment card fraud

Chip and PIN security technology will make payment card fraud harder and could prevent skimming but its not perfect and does not solve the burgeoning problem of online cardnotpresent fraud
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With the massive credit card data breaches at Target Corp. and other retailers in the past year, the Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) standard -- the technological underpinnings of the Chip and PIN movement -- has gained new momentum in the U.S., the most significant holdout nation in adoption of the technology. Starting in October 2015, both Visa and Mastercard plan to shift liability from merchants for fraudulent point-of-sale transactions if the retailers have not deployed the latest readers.

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Julia King: We're all data scientists now

It's up to each one of us to figure out what in the daily surge of data is useful, what's crap and what's truly valuable.

 

That daily surge in data includes point-of-sale information, customer service data from all of those conversations that are "recorded for your protection" and myriad digital emissions from your car, refrigerator and even from some artificial joints. Data associated with legal records, social media, financial calculations, government reports, supply chain updates and even signals from outer space is also piling up.

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We are all #datascientists according to Julia King. 

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Is service agility the payoff in network functions virtualization?

Is service agility the payoff in network functions virtualization? | IT News | Scoop.it
Network functions virtualization may not enable operators to toss their proprietary routers for generic servers but it will enable a new level of service agility that could increase revenue
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#NFV The payoff in network #virtualization
By Tom Nolle 

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SDN and DevOps to shrink network teams, weaken their control, IDC says

With SDN and DevOps, IT teams will shift control of the network to collaborative teams of virtualization, server, application and network pros. This will shrink network teams and force network pros to reposition themselves. 
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Rivka Gewirtz Little #virtualization and the impact on network teams

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Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe

Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe | IT News | Scoop.it

The private messaging arena is so hot right now that, as I’m writing this story, my inbox is filling up with story pitches about the launch of yet another ephemeral messaging app.

And it’s not just product launches: These apps are getting money. Just last week an app called Wiper, which claims to wipe a conversation from your phone, your friend’s phone, and Wiper’s servers with a single swipe of the finger tip, landed $2.5 million in funding.

With money comes crowding. Snapchat clones are everywhere these days, and while deleting your data is all the rage, it doesn’t seem connected to actual privacy. In fact, the whole notion of a private chat app is sort of bunk. Snapchat has been hacked, and developers have created Snap-saving apps to circumvent the self-destructing component of messages.

That’s not to say there is a shortage of reasons to be concerned with privacy.

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Just say no to storage

#ephemeral #messaging

By Ruth Reader

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The internet, network neutrality and permission to innovate

The internet, network neutrality and permission to innovate | IT News | Scoop.it
Not everyone agrees that Title II is the right way to resolve the impasse over network neutrality. We offered Richard Bennett a chance to explain why he’s against it.
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#Netneutrality resistance.

Richard Bennet on @GigaOM.

Networks need the freedom to improve

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Data mining evolves in the era of new data science

Data mining evolves in the era of new data science | IT News | Scoop.it
As more and more firms look to analyse ever larger datasets, so data mining technology is becoming increasingly critical to data scientists.
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Jim Mortleman on #datamining and #science

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