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Running your SOA like a Web startup

Running your SOA like a Web startup

One of the more striking differences between IT and the online world these days is the contrast between traditional enterprise service-oriented architecture and its equivalent on the Web, open APIs. More and more lessons are coming from the online space, providing key insights into how we might invigorate the way we open up our IT systems for maximum value.

June 13, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

First thoughts on the Nokia N97, not as impressed as I should be

First thoughts on the Nokia N97, not as impressed as I should be

I am working on an article for this blog to go live on Monday that compares the two latest/upcoming devices from the grandfathers of the mobile world; the Nokia N97 and HTC Touch Pro2. In the meantime, you can check out some of my first thoughts after a day with the Nokia N97. I have to say that so far I am finding the Nokia E71x to be a more useful device for me and am not really loving the home screen widgets or QWERTY keyboard of the N97. The N97 arrived at a good time though as I enter my second week with the Palm Pre with the iPhone 3G S launch just around the corner. I can tell you right now that in all likelihood at least one of these devices will be returned because of either the device functionality or carrier coverage.

June 13, 2009 by in Microsoft

Idiot-Savant Programming

Idiot-Savant Programming

I spent some time reading the news on Yahoo tonight and a story that caught my attention concerned a Arizona state prisoner who died in the OUTDOOR "cell" (really a cage) made out of chain link fencing on 4 sides and on the top. No shade.

June 12, 2009 by in Hardware

Data classification policy

Data classification policy

The integrity of sensitive data is vital to the overall success of an enterprise. Unauthorized access to restricted data could risk an organization's existence, so a strong, comprehensive policy is practically...

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Murphy collezioni

Murphy collezioni

Hey, facebook is IN, tweeting is IN, so why not a rambling Twit collezioni? about snow in June, a guy who "digs" Linux, and a three hour demonstration that Drupal can, out of the box, blow away years of custom work by some of data processing's finest web publishing experts.

June 12, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Twitter Trust #Fails

Twitter Trust #Fails

There's a big difference between a 'Trust Fall' and a 'Trust #Fail' to use the increasingly tiresome valleygirl slang #word Twitter users assign to stuff that doesn't meet their high standards.A 'Trust Fall' is a trust-building exercise often conducted in turns in a group, in which a person deliberately allows himself to fall, relying on the other members of the group to catch them.

June 12, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Robotic ferret to detect hidden drugs and weapons

Robotic ferret to detect hidden drugs and weapons

The monumental task of inspecting containers that come in to and out of seaports and airports may get a bit easier with a new type of robot being developed to detect drugs, weapons, explosives and illegal immigrants concealed in cargo containers.Credit: Hammer411 via FlickrDubbed the 'cargo-screening ferret,' the device has been in development since early 2008 at the University of Sheffield, and is being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

June 12, 2009 by in Innovation

Digital Britain report delayed?

Digital Britain report delayed?

The government has said that the Digital Britain report may be delayed, and has confirmed timing for when Lord Carter will step down.The Digital Britain report, which is expected to recommend greater broadband access for the whole of the UK, was due to be published on Tuesday 16 June.

June 12, 2009 by in Security

Reports: Comms minister to stand down

Reports: Comms minister to stand down

Lord Carter, the communications minister, intends to leave the government, according to a report in The Times.The government has not commented on the possibility, other than to say Carter is hard at work on his Digital Britain report.

June 12, 2009 by in Telcos

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