The digital world is getting bigger, fast. By some estimates, global Internet traffic will hit 1.3 zettabytes (that’s 1,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) by 2016, essentially quadrupling the total 2011 global traffic.
When it comes to optimizing software delivery, organizations focused on streamlining the flow of information will be most successful removing critical bottlenecks. Necessary tools to help achieve this goal include the use of automation and a trusted asset library.
There’s no shortage of quirky, fun mobile apps out there—even one that promises to brighten your teeth by throwing off electromagnetic signals through a white screen. While fun apps and games have fueled dramatic market growth, there’s some work to be done on the business side of the market.
Angry Birds and Words With Friends aren’t the only mobile apps with increasing user bases. Core business applications often relegated to PCs in the back office are finding their way to smartphones and tablets in the form of lightweight apps that connect to server- and cloud-based software.
IBM has unleashed the results of its latest CEO Study, surveying 1,700 CEOs across the globe in various industries. An interesting thread now runs across all major industries: openness. Not openness like in open source, but openness in a world of social networking, employee relationships and company transparency.
Chevrolet’s Volt hybrid electric car contains more than 10 million lines of software code that run on almost 100 microprocessors. Owners can even use their smart phones to lock or unlock the door, ask for the battery’s state of charge or turn on the air conditioning.
A new McKinsey Global survey finds top-level executives expect new technologies such as Big Data will transform their businesses, but many admit their companies are far from prepared. The solution: Deeper engagement with the CIO, a position many believe is increasingly obsolete.
A quick online search for news about the “consumerization of IT,” is a little dizzying in its repetitiveness.
Headlines often try to get our attention with a stark picture: “Consumerization of IT taking its toll on IT Managers,” or “Consumerization and the BYOD Trend Heighten Data Leakage Fears.”
It’s not inherently obvious, but the buzz over the registration for new top level domains is something everyone should get excited about it. It has the potential to impact the way we access, view and judge our internet experience. The usage of .com, .net and .org tell us something about a website and the company behind it. But what are the implications of .sports or .music, maybe even .dave? When you think about it, it’s kind of a big deal.
Anonymous hackers, or “hacktivists” seem to get all of the headlines lately. This week it’s a self-described Chicago “communist anarchist” and “freegan” accused of gobbling up credit card numbers of hundreds of thousands of people, and using it to charge up more than $700,000.