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Today, everything from your email communications, to banking and stock trading - even your 401K is online. So, protecting yourself with strong passwords is no longer optional. Here are some easy and useful tips to keep your accounts safe online...
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A while ago, I made a few observations about how end-to-end service offerings (i.e. the "ecosystem strategy") by companies like Apple and Amazon have helped them capture the consumer market. In just a short span of 9 years, this convergence strategy has created significant disruptions ...
When Jeff Bezos introduced the Kindle Fire on Sept-28 2011, he mentioned that he's not introducing just another tablet, but adding to an ever increasing number of ways you can consume your Amazon content. Kindles are (as Bezos put it) an "end-to-end service" - not just a stand-alone pr...
When Jeff Bezos introduced the Kindle Fire on Sept-28 2011, he mentioned that he's not introducing just another tablet, but adding to an ever increasing number of ways you can consume your Amazon content. Kindles are (as Bezos put it) an "end-to-end service" - not just a stand-alone pr...
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Last year, during the height of the Great Recession, when sales revenues were down significantly and credit was difficult to come by, many companies that stayed afloat did so by aggressively cutting costs. When cash preservation is critical for maintaining competitive advantage (or i...
Reuters reported last week that the ash cloud over Europe and the resulting disruption in airline schedules and has caused a huge backlog in supply chain shipments from Asia. Every day, millions of tons of goods are shipped from ports in Asia and backlogs of several days will put a hug...
Someone recently asked me whether Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption will slow down now that companies are seriously looking at Cloud computing alternatives to their internal architectures. After all, SOA was a big buzzword in the past several years because of its ability to ...
Very well written and provides good insight into the cloud computing offerings. Permalink | Leave a comment  »
So you have been hearing a lot about Cloud Computing - and you have moved a few applications out to Google Apps or even migrated all your sales management to SalesForce.com. In so doing, you have adopted a software deployment model (SaaS) first introduced in the early part of this d...
This problem was discussed in greater detail by David Linthicum in his column on the Informatica blog. There are of course, prevailing standards for data integration that can be adapted for this purpose, and there are some organizations, including OMG, working to come up with a standar...
With more and more people posting their every day (or indeed every minute) status and activities on FaceBook, Twitter and Google, it seems people don't care about their privacy anymore. Indeed, if you have read about the CNBC interview Google's CEO did on Dec 3, 2009; and the numero...
These days, the buzz in many companies, especially IT departments of medium and large companies, is building or moving applications to the Cloud. And with a large array of applications and platform available at SalesForce.com, and with Google announcing the App Marketplace (in addit...
More than a hundred years after the automobile was popularized, the internal combustion engine is still the predominant propulsion system in mobile vehicles. And until just 5 years ago, an engine getting around 30 miles to a gallon was considered state of the art unless it was a gas...
Found this blog post by Dr. John Mason (Professor at Penn State and UPenn) about the troubles we have faced here in the US after each recession since the 1960s...     The chart is illustrative in its description of how capacity utilization has decreased following the recovery... ...
First there was Google Apps and now Google just announced the Apps Marketplace. Looks like a good start with the apps available... although, they must be quite familiar to people watching this space. If not, then this is something to explore! This certainly gives a new set of option...