"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their
core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of
Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand
identity and access management service, Okta.
"This shift fundamentally requires them to rethink their IT infrastructure
and how their employees access it," McKinnon added. "Okta," he continued, "is
the only enterprise class, on-demand service purpose built to help customer
secure and manage their entire cloud services network and the people who need
access to it, with no professional services required."
McKinnon was commenting on the day that he and his team launched a new
on-demand service to accelerate the secure adoption of Cloud Apps.
Pandora, LiveOps, Enterasys, FusionStorm, and AMAG Pharmaceuticals are the
first to roll out Okta identity... (more)
Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google.
Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk
just like me.
The other reason that I ponder this question is that the power of Java is a
perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or
scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)
DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real
time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors,
log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of
vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D.
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541
"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware,
software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further
expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually
accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for
acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between
IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)
Are you struggling to figure out how to best leverage social media into your
job search marketing plan? My upcoming book, "I'm Job Searching, Now What???"
will delve into using social media as one of the multiple strategies in your
job search. I wanted to touch on a couple of ways you might use social media
in your job search with Twitter.
photo credit: woodleywonderworks
LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, Jigsaw, etc. all provide a great research platform. I use
LinkedIn many times when I'm researching a company because not only does it
give me the company information, key statistics, news articles, etc., but it
also provides me information about with whom I'm connected. I use this
information to see if the company and my connections within the company are
on Twitter. If they are, I will begin to follow them. Why? I may be able to
get a sense of company culture, job postings that... (more)
Dare Obasanjo's Carnage4Life Blog
One of the Google folks working on OpenSocial sent me a message via Facebook
asking what I thought about the technical details of the recent
announcements. Since my day job is working on social networking platforms for
Web properties at Microsoft and I'm deeply interested in RESTful protocols,
this is something I definitely have some thoughts about. Below is what
started off as a private message but ended up being long enough to be its own
In reading the OpenSocial API documentation it seems clear that is intended
to be the functional equivalent of the Facebook platform. Instead of the
Facebook users and friends APIs, we get the OpenSocial People and Friends
Data API. Instead of the Facebook feed API, we get the OpenSocial Activities
API. Instead of the Facebook Data Store API, we get the OpenSocial
Will Ulitzer and SocialYell Dominate News Content on The Web (Eventually)? is
the blog title of Gartner's Anthony Bradley.
In his blog entry, Bradley writes: "Hype around Ulitzer.com (the
social-journalism news magazine site) is climbing. At one point they were
offering authors 200% of their Google AdSense revenue... I am convinced that
the only way to change the world is through collectively determining how we
spend our money and our votes. Will Ulitzer be this vehicle?"
Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and
Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited
number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed
feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and
unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields.
Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikiped... (more)
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 Corporation.
Scott's new book, "The Collapse of Distinction: Stand Out and Move Up While
Your Competition Fails" has already reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com's list
of Customer Service Bestsellers! He is the author of two #1 additional
business bestsellers (Amazon.com & 800-CEO-READ): "What Custo... (more)
Citrix today announced a limited technology preview of virtualized Linux apps
and desktops that integrates with XenApp and XenDesktop and extends the
FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) to enable additional use cases in
industries such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas and financial
services. When used with Citrix HDX, the company’s market-leading user
experience technology, customers will get unmatched performance and bandwidth
efficiency for people accessing Linux desktops from any device, over any
network. In the future, the HDX technology for hosted Linux apps will
continue to evolve to enable even the most demanding GPU-based graphics
applications. People interested in participating in the Citrix Linux Virtual
Delivery Agent (VDA) Tech Preview to test and provide feedback on this
project may submit an application at http://now.citrix.com/LinuxPreview... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com
shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing
their professional experiences and learning from their peers.
The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from
spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other
executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook,
Ulitzer and Twitter.
The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are
spending an average of 11 hours more per month online than this time last
year – and over 90% of respondents said they felt their time online was
‘very valuable’ to their daily role.
Professionals are rushing to the Web for immediate answers to their most
pressing questions. “I find online business networking very useful,” says
LTE North America Conference Paves Road to LTE-Advanced
DALLAS, TX - August 18, 2014 - North America, globally the largest market for
LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout
the coming years according to forecasts. LTE connections in North America
grew to 115 million subscriptions, representing 30 percent of the 387 million
total mobile subscriptions in the region at the end of the first quarter of
2014 alone. LTE connections are expected to hit about 131 million with a 33
percent share of mobile subscriptions when reporting is finalized for the
second quarter. With four nationwide service providers achieving widespread
coverage, the North American market remains in the leadership position of LTE
market share worldwide. Operators are upgrading their networks with Voice
over LTE (VoLTE), Self-Organizing Networks (SON), the beginnin... (more)
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Changing Environments, a startup based in Massachusetts, has announced its
invention of a public bench that acts as a solar powered smartphone battery
charger that can be used to recharge mobile devices. Read Original Content
Although reporting illegal fishing using smartphone apps will not eliminate
the problem of overfishing entirely, certain mobile technology, s... (more)