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This year, the Seattle Seahawks dealt Denver one of the worst beatings in recent Super Bowl history; however, the only highlights of the broadcast were the commercials. They ranged from serious and thought-provoking to funny and quirky. Each ad was meant to do one thing: drive eyes to ...
Two days before the Super Bowl people are not only betting on the winner, but also on the best commercial. Will the millions of dollars spent really pay off for the advertisers? We took a closer look at the Super Bowl Ad landing pages for these Super Bowl Ads. Our synthetic monitoring ...
My good friend J.D. Axford, a civil engineer and hero of all ducks for his wetlands work, sent me a very interesting (if you are into GPS tracking, GIS, mobile technology, artificial intelligence, accelerometers, etc.) article he wrote on how the physical is meeting the digital in the ...
I want to introduce you to a long time friend of mine J.D. Axford. He is a civil engineer with all kinds of acronyms after his name (P.E., CESCL, etc.), who has worked for most of his career in the Northwest of the USA in and around water and mud. He is a hero among the duck populati...
So I opened my resume and counted how many places I have been since leaving the electronic engineering field. I have had 18 gigs. Most of that time was spent as a consultant in the role of software architect or software process engineer. Most gigs were like building a house. You do the...
You may not realize it, but your house is getting smarter. Devices that were once entirely manually controlled, whether it’s your thermostat, the locks on your doors, or your porch lights, are now entering an era of autonomy, and the list of devices in the home automation spectrum is c...
In today’s hyper-connected world, Web and mobile application performance is playing a more critical role than ever in driving user adoption and engagement. End-users have high expectations – they expect pages to load faster than ever before and they expect richer and more engaging Web ...
For software testers to create a detailed test case during the QA process can be tricky: sometimes it’s not an option; sometimes it’s wasted effort. Here are ways to help make that decision. Part of the skill set required to be a good tester involves the ability to assess a software p...
It is true that enterprise mobility is about the eight Rs - getting the right information, to the right person, at the right time, in the right place, in the right amount, on the right device, in the right format so they can make right decisions, but there are even more benefits. Ente...
External communication methodology has evolved vastly in the last century, especially during the last two decades. We have witnessed the evolution in communication methodology with every new step the internet revolution has taken forward. So, we have moved from sending letters to phone...
There are only two certainties in life – death and taxes, said Benjamin Franklin. What the theorist and founding father clearly meant was: There are only three certainties in life – death and taxes and information security changeability. In the constantly changing dynamic world of ma...
Both Paramount and Universal celebrated their 100th anniversary last year, which is a long time to be in the movie business. Arguably, both have made some good, some great, and some bad movies. But, during this year’s Super Bowl, Paramount showed Universal how to design a ‘fast and fur...
One of the truisms in information technology is that everything old is new again – well, except maybe for punched cards. We went from big corporate data centers to regional/division corporate data centers back to big corporate data centers and now to even bigger cloud data centers. We ...
Many firms still dismiss the importance of social networking and some of them even ban employees from using these services while in the workplace. They think that “social” starts and ends with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other networks that might be best described as informal, consu...
Exploring the uncharted territory of user behavior data in web "walled-gardens." The uncharted territory of user behavior data based on what users do in such web walled gardens as Facebook was the focus of a "tweet jam" last week organized by The Open Group. Some of the many notable ...
Cox Enterprises, through the Ariba Network, manages multiple ERP systems for an improved eProcurement strategy. We'll learn how Cox, through the Ariba Network, manages multiple ERP systems for an improved eProcurement strategy, and has moved toward more efficient indirect spend effort...
Elemental Design Patterns are the underlying core concepts of programming and software design that have remained described. This book is a book I wish I had 15 years ago to help me put the basics of programming into their proper context. Learning how to make use of patterns over the y...
We are in a era where the consumer social networking in the form of face book and twitter are part of every one life. While there are several usages seen for the value proposition of these social networking tools in one’s personal life . However not much tools and t...
Transcript of a BriefingsDirect podcast on how businesses need to respond to a marketplace changed by social media mechanisms.
The purpose of this article is to tell you how to take a perfectly good (or even a great) product that you’ve potentially spent years and millions of dollars creating - and thoroughly and efficiently ruin it in the shortest amount of time possible. “Why would I want to do that?”, you ...
Netflix's most recent antics infuriated some, amused others and bored most. But one thing about Netflix - Netflix never tried to potentially impact your social and economic life (and not tell you about it). That's not true with Klout. Not familiar with Klout.com? Not all that many p...
The last six months have been disastrous for Netflix and Netflix CEO Hastings. The latest surprise - spooking investors with projected losses into next year, and with results for the most recent quarter significantly lower than even bearish analyst expectations. Why are investors fleei...
Be honest. What comes to mind when you picture a gamer? To speak on behalf of many of us, the typical stereotype is of a socially awkward man who never grew up that lives in his parents’ basement whose social interactions are primarily online with other gamers via his handsome avatar. ...
With the proliferation of mobile devices being used in the workplace, and the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices [to work], “the Consumerization of IT” is not just buzz in the marketplace – it is a reality for many corporations, and soon to be mainstream. Needless to say corporate...
IDC analysts predict that by 2020 there will be 15 quintillion files in existence. That kind of volume has brought us to a point where we are using a term like “exabyte” (and quintillion!) to describe how much data exists. How much of that data will your organization own and how will y...
The best way to facilitate mobile enablement projects is with focused, goal oriented, up-front planning that doesn’t underestimate the complexity of the process, especially when dealing with traditional data integration techniques. Mobile adoption rates are on the rise and if market r...
To get through a long day at the office you grab a snack from the vending machine, which never seems to be out of your favorite item thanks to a network connection that sends inventory information and replenishment requests to the vending management company. After work, you call home a...
If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending conf...
True business agility is not about doing more application updates faster. True business agility is about doing more application changes faster without sacrificing the application’s performance or service quality. The more experience one has in trying to manage the performance or servi...
A year ago, most IT execs were looking into the "what" of Cloud Computing, as Cloud Expo speaker Dr. Hal Stern of Oracle noted. "But this year, people are here to talk about 'how.'" as he said during his session in New York. (Hal was so integral to Sun Microsystems for so long, it's od...
It seems that I am not as flexible as I believed I could be on my thinking regarding SOA. I attempted to categorize various SOA engagements in my SYS-CON article entitled “A Classification Scheme for Defining SOA”, I believed that I could hide my dissatisfaction with the lack of clarit...
The concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been around for a long time, and some people believe it has not fulfilled its promise. To the contrary, SOA is well on its way to fulfilling its promise and the rise of cloud computing infrastructure is an important step in this p...
Enterprise mashups, one of the hottest Web 2.0 technologies today, could impact your SOA in a very positive way. But are you ready for them? How does an SOA architect prepare for this dynamic technology? Do you know what a mashup is and what value it brings to an enterprise? Can you di...
It's important to remember that there is a huge resource being created on the Web these days in terms of both services and content. This includes access to SaaS applications (that are better than their enterprise-bound counterparts), service marketplaces, and even mash-able application...
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that mashups are moving from things that are conceptual and fun, to things that are productive and businesslike. The fact is, developers are leveraging mashups to solve all sorts of business problems these days, and the speed to producti...
IBM announced IBM Mashup Center will be hosted as a free trial on the Web with which non-technical business people can use to experiment and build customized mashups following the success of early corporate adopters Boeing Corporation and Carrefour Group. On schedule for mid-year deliv...
Layer 7 Technologies announced its go-to-market partnership with Steria Benelux. Steria will act as a channel partner for Layer 7's SOA gateway products in Belgium to offer leading SOA security, governance solutions and support to its current and prospective customers.
Spending time with my parents over the holidays got me thinking about the differences between this generation and the previous one. My parents expect to spend a certain amount of time and effort managing certain aspects of their lives. For example, when they drive to an unfamiliar vaca...
As I've been stating for the past five years: if you want to provide real value to your enterprise, SOA should extend out of the firewall and into the Internet. However, this was not universally accepted by the rank-and-file SOA guys. Generally speaking, most viewed SOA as something th...
Enterprise mashups - the convergence of Web 2.0 mashups and service-oriented architecture (SOA) - can create a world of opportunities for enterprises to come up with internal and customer-facing self-service, composite and 'situational' applications. These applications can be created j...