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This time of year is a great time to reflect upon the last 12 months and see
what has occurred as well as discuss the impact of the events on this year
The Big News
The big news in IT this year has to be Cloud Computing.
Like the result of a Gremlin fed after midnight, Cloud Computing turned into
the Stripe of the IT world.
As pundits and vendors raced to gain mindshare as a means of priming the
economy-dulled sales pipeline, IT buyers were caught trying to figure out,
"is this the next great frontier, or am I going to look like an ass for
recommending yet another useless acquisition?"
Cloud Expo New York will draw more than 5,000 delegates on April 9-21, 2010
at te Jacob Javits Convention Center
Interestingly, cost is not the major driver behind these offerings, but
instead access to compute resources on demand that don'... (more)
Keeping up with the day-to-day HR needs of a growing workforce can
significantly affect your efficiency. Paperwork, approvals, requests for
information and staying compliant: all take you away from your strategic
focus. A cloud-based HR system can help remove the administrative stress from
your growing HR needs and allow you to concentrate on your business.
You already use the cloud
It’s amazing how many people are aware of ‘The Cloud’ but don’t know
they’re using it, over 75% of businesses are in, or are looking to move to
the cloud for a variety of reasons.
But first, if you’re... (more)
Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays. If you are on Twitter,
then odds are you have used one. Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them
in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002,
they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status
So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway? Well, to put it simply, you
supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a
lookup “key”. When future requests are made to this shorter URL,
connections are routed to that services website where they convert the... (more)
Peter RogersMy friend and colleague, the Chief Technologist of Studio 13 at
Cognizant, Peter Rogers, shares his insights on digital transformation and
mobile strategies in this guest post. He digs deep into the technologies
involved in a digital transformation and the role of mobility? This article
is a real geekfest so be prepared to think and learn!
There is something strange in the air...like that feeling before a storm. You
can feel the electric charge in the atmosphere and that anticipation of the
mother of all storms, but, nothing comes. Instead there is just a prolonged
Business leader, best-selling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain
joined Ulitzer with his blog syndication at
Scott McKain is the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a
think-tank that examines the role of the customer experience in creating
significant advances in the level of client loyalty. He is Vice Chairman of
Obsidian Enterprises, a dynamic holding company with 19 companies in diverse
industries, that was named one of the "fastest-growing companies" in America,
and is also Vice Chairman of Durham Capital Corpo... (more)
HBase is an open source data base with some very special features you should
take note of. This post provides some context of hBase. Most of this
information was gleaned from the great reference material at Cloudera.com,
which has become the go-to site for learning about Big Data approaches,
especially capabilities related to Apache Hadoop.
What is HBase?
It is a database that is the open source implementation of Google’s
“BigTable” database. It is a “sparse, distributed, persistent
multidimensional sorted map” It is indexed by a row key, column key and a
timestamp. Users store... (more)