Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?

Brian Lee, a Practice Leader in CEB’s Compliance & Legal Practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here, he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake – and offers 5 questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
InformationWeek: Cloud

Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

The report, which surveyed tech hiring managers, found that nearly two-thirds were planning to increase open-source hiring more than other areas of their business in the near future, and that 59 percent had definite plans to add open-source workers.

The news was also good for open-source workers who are already employed. Four out of five hiring managers who responded to the survey said that they had increased incentives to retain open-source employees — 44 percent had hiked salaries to this end, while 43 percent had offered more flexible working conditions like telecommuting.

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InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

The report, which surveyed tech hiring managers, found that nearly two-thirds were planning to increase open-source hiring more than other areas of their business in the near future, and that 59% had definite plans to add open-source workers.

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Network World Cloud Computing

Cloud services brokers sound better than they really are

It’s an attractive story: Public cloud services that can allocate applications and services to users through a cloud broker. These brokerage systems sit between the consumers of cloud services and the services themselves.

Brokers can gather data about the cloud service — including cost, efficiency, and functionality — to help you make better decisions about which cloud service best meets the needs of the cloud service consumer. You can place many public and private cloud services behind the broker, then have it broker to the best service for your application.

Though attractive, the sales pitch is a bit different from the reality. Most cloud-based applications have to be localized for the cloud platform they use. If you’ve allocated EC2 and S3 instances from AWS and you use the cloud-native features of that platform, then you’re pretty much locked onto that platform. You’re not able to easily use other cloud services, such as those from Microsoft or Google, all of which means a cloud service broker won’t help outside the use of generic cloud services.

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Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile’s future

Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name “cloudlets,” as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Service providers have embraced this vision most strongly from the start, but it won’t be long before enterprise IT pros will likely do the same, Bahl says.

Here’s a more in-depth look at the What, Why and When of mDCs:

victor bahl bio Microsoft

I notice that a lot of the research you’re involved in includes not just mobility, but the cloud. Are the two inextricably linked going forward?

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Do some of you really believe that someone named Jesus is coming back?


by Cirne

Question by Ron Mexico: Do some of you really believe that someone named Jesus is coming back?
and the clouds are gonna open up and reveal a “heavenly host”?
C’mon. You don’t really believe that….do you?
It’s late, you can be honest. I won’t tell anyone.

Best answer:

Answer by pr0t0ur
lol, I don’t even believe that person ever even existed. Show me proof outside the citing text.

What do you think? Answer below!

Do some of you really believe that someone named Jesus is coming back?

Question by : Do some of you really believe that someone named Jesus is coming back?
and the clouds are gonna open up and reveal a “heavenly host”?
C’mon. You don’t really believe that….do you?
It’s late, you can be honest. I won’t tell anyone.

Best answer:

Answer by pr0t0ur
lol, I don’t even believe that person ever even existed. Show me proof outside the citing text.

Give your answer to this question below!