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The very name is kind of ridiculous, don’t you think? The word “ephemeral” means it can go away. It’s temporary. Fleeting, even. So why would I want to depend on storing something in a medium that can disappear without warning? And why am I forced to buy more of it when all I want is m...
When asked how companies can protect themselves, Schmidt says “They need to properly scope encryption [and] use encryption where it is available.” According to another expert, BBC.com writer Paul Rubens, “Even if cloud service providers are infiltrated or compelled to disclose data,...
Just last year, a CA Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey revealed that DevOps was not a sure-fire hit— 16 percent of senior IT professionals did not know what DevOps was, and an additional 18 percent had no plans to adopt it. Fast forward one year and the results tell an entirely new...
What does the data landscape look like at Facebook with its 1.3 billion users across the globe? They classify small data referring to OLTP-like queries that process and retrieve a small amount of data, usually 1-1000 objects requested by their … Continue reading →
The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far from self-aware homes trying to procreate, but as Gigaom Research analyst Craig Foster noted in his recent report on IoT security, the dangers are already very real. Take a look at the maritime industry...
On Friday, Google announced it’s taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its ability to build real-wor...
…all this and more in this week’s compendium of open source news!   Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Sounds like a Strauss Waltz? Almost. After 10 years the city of Munich’s love affair with open source may be coming to an end.  Despite saving $16 million by using the custom ...
Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning."Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service designed for modern mobile and web applications"The above from Microsoft site.Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure Doc...
If your goals aren’t your own, you won’t be motivated to achieve them, and even if you do, the sense of accomplishment will be empty. Most of us over age 30 remember the song OPP from the 90s. The... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twi
If you’ve ever wanted to tour Mars from the comfort of your living room, today is your lucky day. In honor of the second year of Curiosity roving around the surface of Mars, Google now lets you virtually blast into outer space and poke around on the moon and Mars. To get into outer spa...
This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning pro...
Friday 22 August, 2014 An utterly innovative new platform launches this week that seeks to address the global problem of extreme poverty. Delivered by Enceed Ltd, the ground breaking project aims to combat poverty around the world and help millions of children and women it affe...
by Joseph Rickert We are pleased to announce that Jo-fai Chow is the winner of the Revolution Analytics contest. Jo-fai’s entry, which was implemented as a Shiny project, may be viewed by clicking on the figure below. Jo-fai’s work not only produced an aesthetically pleasing sequence o...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
If you’re a manager, I can tell you with almost total certainty that you don’t give your team members enough feedback. I say this because the vast majority of managers don’t, so you’re not alone. The... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Teensy Studios, an indie mobile games development studio, announced the worldwide launch of their bundle of fun games for the Android Wear platform. These games have classic gameplay and a simple interface that is engaging and...
One of the most popular functions of a mobile phone is SMS or mobile messaging.  Just look at the number of messages your family sends each month. We sometimes forget, in these days of mobile apps, that SMS and mobile messaging platforms offer powerful capabilities for the enterpr...
In this segment of Mobile Expert Interviews we have the privilege of learning from Cellrox's SVP Sales and Strategic Alliances, Dror Nadler.  Cellrox brings a unique approach to mobile security involving multi persona's and virtualization.  Enjoy!Video Link: http://youtu.be/q...
Dans la première partie de cette analyse, j’ai présenté le premier septennat de la R2I, Révolution Industrielle Informatique, qui a vu l’émergence d’un grand nombre de technologies innovantes dans les infrastructures et les usages informatiques. Dans cette deuxième partie, je......
Verizon is going to launch its own app store in an effort to compete with the Google Play Store on Android devices, claims a report from The Information. The new store will be available globally and is the result of a partnership with other carriers and hardware makers, says the report...
Hilary Parker has contributed a lovely article to Significance, the magazine of the American Statistical Association and the Royal Statistical Society, on using R to set your Google calendar to mark the time of sunsets. Hilary details the process in the article, but the basic idea is t...
CloudSigma Continues U.S. Cloud Expansion into Honolulu-Based Data Center to Assist Companies Migrating to the Cloud and Strengthen Presence in APAC Palo Alto, Calif. - August 20, 2014 - Following its recent Silicon Valley and Miami cloud location openings, CloudSigma, a public cloud I...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
Recently, The Fast Track blog released our “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” list. In order to learn how to be a better project manager, I spoke to six of the fourteen... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am sp...
Peter RogersGartner's Hype Cycle 2014 is out and "gamification" has already peaked and is now heading downward on the cycle toward the trough of disillusionment. In this article my colleague and mobile expert Peter Rogers introduces the next emerging concept - shamification. Pleas...
Google “self-confidence” and you will get three-bazillion web pages that suggest a variety of ways for you to gain self-confidence. Some promise instant self-confidence if
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
New Cloud Locations Address Growing Customer Base with Improved Latency Performance, Redundancy and Access to Key Markets in the West, Southeast and Latin AmericaPalo Alto, Calif. - August 19, 2014 - CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today...
One day you’re working happily together as coworkers, and the next day your peer has been promoted and is now your manager. How do you adjust to the change? When a peer becomes your manager, the... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitt
New release simplifies deployment of multi-tier applications and adds support for latest versions of Windows, Apple, Linux and virtual applications Maidenhead, U.K. - August 19, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installa...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Openwave Mobility Recognized for Innovation in Mobile Customer Experience Management REDWOOD CITY, Calif. August 19, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today it was named a finalist in the Mobile Customer E...
ASHTEAD, UK - August, 19th, 2014 - BridgeHead Software, a leader in Healthcare Data Management (HDM), partners with Forcare, the leading provider of software solutions in the Health Information Exchange (HIE) sector. Together, the two companies are offering hospitals across Europe, the...
Tuesday 19 August, 2014 Public transport is split into so many companies and is so fragmented it is near impossible for travellers to tell what service or which timetables can affect them 88% of bus companies are small businesses employing less than 50 people. They can’t a...
Children under the age of 13 are a massive and relatively untapped market for internet companies due to federal privacy laws, but now Google is ready to risk those treacherous legal waters in order to sign them up. According to the Information (subscription required), Google is prepari...
Special projects are just that—not a part of your daily activities that require your input and attention. They can be great fun. They can raise your profile both in and out of the office. They... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter
Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providersREDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 18, 2014 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that CloudSigma, ...
Research shows there are “unconscious biases” against women in the tech industry. Employers like Bank of America are proactively combatting such problems and working to move more women into tech... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitt
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso ...