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07 Oct 2013 Java Takes on the Internet of Things [33190]
JavaOne 2013 Review by Timothy Beneke and Tori Wieldt

Tom and Tori writes, "JavaOne 2013 gave Java developers a non-stop exercise replete with education and entertainment, strategy, technical, and community keynotes book-ending the conference, technical sessions, hands-on labs, panel discussions, tutorials, demos, a rock concert, widespread networking, code challenges, and much more.

By now, attendees' heads have stopped spinning and their sleep is less disturbed with whirling new thoughts and ideas.

If anyone still doubts that Java is the premier development platform in the world, here are some reminders:.."

  • There are 9 million Java developers worldwide
  • It's the #1 choice for developers
  • It's the #1 development platform
  • 3 billion mobile phones run Java
  • 100 percent of Blu-ray disc players ship with Java
  • 97 percent of enterprise desktops run Java
  • 5 billion Java Cards are in use
  • 7 billion Java Cards have been sold
  • 89 percent of desktops run Java
  • 125 million TV devices run Java
  • Five of the top-five OEMs ship Java

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28 Aug 2013 SPARC M6 processor unveiled at the Hot Chips conference [32653]
Oracle gets it right

Timothy Prickett Morgan writes, "The new SPARC M6 processor, unveiled at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University this week, makes a bold statement about Oracle's intent to invest in very serious big iron and go after Big Blue in a big way.

Oracle's move is something that the systems market desperately needs, particularly for customers where large main memory is absolutely necessary. And - good news for Ellison & CO. - with every passing day, big memory computing is getting to be more and more important, just like in the glory days of the RISC/Unix business.

It looks like it took Oracle to finally get a decent microprocessor and interconnect development team together for Sun Microsystems..."
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19 Aug 2013 Managing Security and Compliance in the Cloud [32602]
CIO Insight, August 19th, 2013

"IT organizations frequently find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to compliance issues in the age of cloud computing. There are numerous regulations that, in many instances, make putting data in the cloud problematic. While not every regulation is specific, the spirit of the regulation, if not the letter of the requirement, holds the company accountable for maintaining control over customer data..."
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24 May 2013 12 Predictive Analytics Screw-Ups [31993]
ComputerWorld, July 24th, 2013

"We asked experts at three consulting firms -- Elder Research, Abbott Analytics and Prediction Impact -- to describe the most egregious business and technical mistakes they're run across based on their experiences in the field. Here is their list of 12 sure-fire ways to fail..."

  • Begin without the end in mind
  • Define the project around a foundation that your data can't support
  • Don't proceed until your data is the best it can be
  • When reviewing data quality, don't bother to take out the garbage
  • Use data from the future to predict the future
  • Don't just proceed, but rush the process because you know your data is perfect
  • Start big, with a high-profile project that will rock their world
  • Ignore the subject matter experts when building your model
  • Just assume that the keepers of the data will be fully on board and cooperative
  • If you build it they will come: Don't worry about how to serve it up
  • If the results look obvious, throw out the model
  • Don't define clearly and precisely within the business context what the models are supposed to be doing

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07 Jul 2013 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do [31717]
Inc., June 24th, 2013

"As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees," writes Kevin Daum in an article for "Inc."

"It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them.

Here are 10 things amazing employees seem to do effortlessly. Here's how to help your great employees be even more amazing..."

  • Enthusiastically Learn All Aspects of Business
  • Steward the Company
  • Generate Viable Opportunities
  • Resolve Issues Before They Are Issues
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • Demonstrate High Standards, With Low Maintenance
  • Grow Themselves, and Others
  • Research, Apply, and Refine
  • Stimulate Happiness
  • Facilitate Amazing Bosses

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