INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
DEVELOPMENT: Who’s Winning The Internet Of Things Developer War? Apple And Google. Developers are the new kingmakers, and nowhere will this resonate more than in the growing Internet of Things market. In fact, the easiest way to pick winners in this emerging field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations. Read more
NEW WORKPLACES: 7 Ways The Internet Of Things Could Dramatically Change The Workplace As We Know It. By 2019, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things will grow nearly tenfold, from 2.5 billion in 2014 to almost 24 billion, according to BI Intelligence estimates. Read more
PROGRAMMING & SCRIPTING
PYTHON: Meet the Bots. The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up. There is nowhere you can run and nowhere you can hide. The software “bot” onslaught is here, and every Homo sapien is a target of the limitless legions of unceasing, unemotional, and untiring automatons. Resistance is futile, silly human—the bots are on the march. Read more
COLLABORATION: When Open Access Is The Norm, How Do Scientists Work Together Online? n 2000 the Los Alamos National Laboratory commissioned me to write a progress report on web-based collaboration between scientists, Internet Groupware for Scientific Collaboration. Blogs, social media, and Open Access publishing of scientific literature, data, and software were trends then visible on the horizon but not yet central to the experiences of most working scientists.
TEACHING: The Best Way To Learn Tech Is To Teach It. You may think you understand a topic but its not until you are having to explain it to someone who doesn’t understand your made up terminology and rules of thumb that you realise what you really know and what you just pretend to understand. Read more
FOR THE CTO, CIO & CISO
CAREER ADVICE: What Can the C-Suite Learn From Thomas Jefferson? Like many historic leaders, Thomas Jefferson was a man who didn’t fit into a specific mold. He was considered to be a visionary, often going against the grain in order to achieve the greater good. Read more [HUFFINGTONPOST.COM]
EMPLOYEE THREATS: Survey Finds Younger Workers Make Bad Security Choices. The biggest smartphone security threats to companies caused by workers come from males younger than age 35 who earn more than $60,000 a year. Those are the findings of a new study commissioned by Aruba Networks that questioned 11,500 workers in 23 countries. Read more
WINDOWS SERVER 2003: End Of Life: The Silver Lining. With the EOL date for Microsoft’s old server software fast approaching, IT pros should seize the opportunity to improve data center operations by boosting data protection, APM, and security. Read more
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