Life as a Service I’m not actually a citizen of this country, I’m a subscriber. I was born on a rainy morning, the 20th of March 1965, 3:15 am on the outskirts of a big European city. There wasn’t much to do for me other than to drink my milk so I’m kind of surprised that I don’t remember the man with the contract that I signed within a few hours of being born. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes a big impression in just a year Satya Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft CEO a year ago was surprising. A protracted search for Steve Ballmer’s successor had many expecting the nod to go to an outsider to steer Microsoft into the future, not the then-unknown 22-year Microsoft veteran. Microsoft even attempted to massage any concerns by strategically announcing Bill Gates was "substantially increasing" his time at the company. It’s still not clear whether Gates is really dedicating up to 30 percent of his time at Microsoft. Nevertheless, Nadella created a mission statement to drive Microsoft forward with a mobile and cloud focus, and so far he seems to be steering the software giant in the right direction.
Google rolls out new Blogger interface - TNW Google If you’ve been paying attention of late, you will have noticed that Google products have been undergoing a bit of a facelift. And today, Google has announced the official launch of Blogger’s new design and layout. We first reported on this back in July, when it was still in the Blogger draft section, where updates are previewed and tested before rolling them out to a wider audience. Google’s popular blogging platform will receive more than a lick of paint, and it seems that the entire editing and management experience has been reworked, to make it faster and more streamlined. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Urges Russia, Emerging Europe to Guard Against Global Economy Risks Press Release No. 11/400 November 7, 2011 Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today called on Russia and emerging Europe to strengthen policies to guard against rising risks in the global economy.
Open Source Cloud Computing Software OpenStack OpenStack is aiming to one of the largest open source cloud provider. It is a collaborative software project among several big players in the cloud computing space, its designed to create freely available codes and huge-scalable infrastructure for the cloud clients. There are two projects currently under OpenStack. OPENSTACK COMPUTE: Frames standards for large-scale deployments of automatically provisioned virtual compute instances and provides related open source cloud computing software. OPENSTACK OBJECT STORAGE: Focuses on defining standards for large-scale reduntand storage of static objects and development of related open source cloud computing software.
Traynor's Eye: Meeting A Troll... I'm back on Twitter. I can imagine the cries of 'I knew he wouldn't last!' from the Twitterati. But give me a few minutes of your time and I'll tell you why I'm back and the real truth about exactly why I left in the first place. In my blog of 12th August entitled 'Walking, Not Running' I talked about my time on Twitter and my basic reasons for leaving. I stand over a lot of what I said. 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week Some of our staff spent the week in Austin TX reporting on anti-robot protests and drones that shoot both fire and silly string. But the news cycle rolls on with big announcements from Facebook, Tesla and Nintendo. These are our best stories from this week (3/14-3/20). 1.
SEO Best Practices For HTML5: Truths, Half-Truths & Outright Lies During a panel at SMX Advanced 2011 in Seattle, I remember hearing a question about Schema.org tags. More specifically, I remember Greg Boser remarking about how search engines have come full circle. First, they gave us meta data. Then they took it away (as a ranking factor). Security Management vs Security Controls Standards I've seen many discussions from people looking to align to ISO 27001 that lead me to believe that there is still quite a misconception about what the standard is and how it works. For many organisations, the past few years have featured the letters PCI-DSS quite prominently. Brought in to regulate the manner in which credit and debit card data are managed following a number of significant and high-profile losses, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard defines in exacting detail the controls that need to be applied to protect the data and how they should be tested and audited.
How Cloud Computing Works" Let's say you're an executive at a large corporation. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need to do their jobs. Buying computers for everyone isn't enough -- you also have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. Whenever you have a new hire, you have to buy more software or make sure your current software license allows another user. It's so stressful that you find it difficult to go to sleep on your huge pile of money every night. Soon, there may be an alternative for executives like you.
Hype Driven Development – DaftCode Blog Software development teams often make decisions about software architecture or technological stack based on inaccurate opinions, social media, and in general on what is considered to be “hot”, rather than solid research and any serious consideration of expected impact on their projects. I call this trend Hype Driven Development, perceive it harmful and advocate for a more professional approach I call “Solid Software Engineering”. Learn more about how it works and find out what you can do instead. SEO Tactics You Must Stop Right Away If your website is anything like mine, traffic from organic search is where you get most of your traffic. So when traffic starts falling, you start to worry that Google has it in for you. Or the search engine optimization strategy you’ve been using no longer works. It’s hard out there for content. The top 3 search results on Google get 61% of clicks. And 75% of Google users don’t ever look at second page of search results.