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With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

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Enterprise applications have long been a means for companies to gain competitive advantage. The process would go something like this: The better the information and process flows, the more efficient the business, which in turn lowered the cost of doing business, which then created a competitive advantage. Demand for this...
With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

In Europe the internet is free — except when it’s not

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Should the web be censored to protect individual privacy? What about to protect society at large? In America the answer is usually very simple: free speech trumps all. But the situation in Europe is far more complex, as two examples in the news right now show. On Tuesday a British...
In Europe the internet is free — except when it’s not

USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

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Today General Keith Alexander called for the Department of Homeland Security to take a leading role in the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. He also made the case for increased data transmission between the public and private sectors. In his view, the Department of Homeland security should be a principle conduit of that...
USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity
Interview: John Robb
This Is The Office Of The Future [SLIDE DECK]

North Korean government labels cell phone users as war criminals

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North Korea is one of the most closed-off countries in the world, and now its government is trying to limit information flow even more by threatening to punish cell phone users....
North Korean government labels cell phone users as war criminals

Dear Ron Kirk: Transparency Isn't Hearing From Critics, It's Telling The Public What You're Doing

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We've been spending a lot of time talking about just how secretive the USTR (led by its boss Ron Kirk) has been concerning the TPP negotiations. However, what may be even worse isn't just Ron Kirk's stonewalling, it's the fact that he either does not know what transparency means, or...
Dear Ron Kirk: Transparency Isn't Hearing From Critics, It's Telling The Public What You're Doing

How to Get an Influencer’s Attention

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Influence is everywhere, but it’s up to you to spot it. As information flow is infinite, many find that it is of utmost importance to capture the attention of the select few who serve as influencers — these are the people who can actually stop their followers in their tracks...
How to Get an Influencer’s Attention

Slim For iPhone Helps You Keep Up With Facebook, LinkedIn And More, Without Obsessively Checking For Updates

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In our state of continued information overload, and because of the growing number of services which we have to check in order to keep up with the information that matters to us, things get missed by even the most active social media users. A new startup called Slim wants to...
Slim For iPhone Helps You Keep Up With Facebook, LinkedIn And More, Without Obsessively Checking For Updates

Intel's McAfee Buys Cloud-Based, Networked Firewall Specialist Stonesoft For $389M In Cash

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McAfee, the Intel-owned security specialist, has just announced that it is buying Stonesoft Oyj,a Finland-based specialist in firewall protection products, for $389 million in cash. The move will let McAfee expand its product line specifically in networked security products, to complement the antivirus services for which McAfee is best known....
Intel's McAfee Buys Cloud-Based, Networked Firewall Specialist Stonesoft For $389M In Cash

Startup Says it Can Predict Social Information Flow

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Twitter, Facebook and their ilk have spawned many firms that try to extract insights from the flood of posts. One of the most ambitious is Tellagence....
Startup Says it Can Predict Social Information Flow

Oracle buys DataRaker for energy analytics smarts

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Other than its well-publicized cloud computing push, Oracle  has  been buying more into vertical application niches for years. On Thursday it’s done more of the same with news of its planned acquisition of DataRaker, which specializes in “cloud-based” (naturally) analytics for the electric, gas and water utilities world. Terms were...
Oracle buys DataRaker for energy analytics smarts

The Reverse of Spam: Wordpress Integration with SalesForce

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When running blogs for community, and business interests, the important question of of "who" has visited has been a big challenge. This problem was one of the inspirations for the creation of OpenID and other approaches for identity sharing. As corporate blog applications grow as operational business tools, the ability...
The Reverse of Spam: Wordpress Integration with SalesForce

Copyright Amendment Will Bring Web Filter System to Taiwan

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The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (IPO) [zh] has recently proposed [zh] to amend the Copyright Act and provide legal justification of IP and DNS blocking at the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) level through a black list system. The government claims that the amendment is to stop the illegal sharing of...
Copyright Amendment Will Bring Web Filter System to Taiwan

In Case You Needed Another Reminder That The "Level Playing Field" For All Investors Is Ridiculous...

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The pretense that there's a "level playing field" for all investors--from the biggest hedge funds to the little guy who checks his or her stock quotes once in a while--is, of course, ridiculous. Even if the playing field actually WERE level--if the information flow were equivalent--the game would still be...
In Case You Needed Another Reminder That The "Level Playing Field" For All Investors Is Ridiculous...

Sponsored post: Delivering Hadoop for humans with big data as a service (BDaaS)

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Business leaders need insights to remain competitive, which is driving them to prospect for big data “gold.” But they need help filtering the signal from the noise and don’t want to waste time on standing up the hardware, configuring the software and manually coding point-to-point solutions. They want to get...
Sponsored post: Delivering Hadoop for humans with big data as a service (BDaaS)

Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In

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The term, "vendor lock-in" strikes terror throughout the IT community. And yet in reality, many companies are pursuing strategies destined to increase their dependence on a limited number of vendors mostly driven by the ineffectiveness of IT to provide simple connectivity capabilities between various corporate applications. By shrinking the number of vendors,...
Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In

Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections

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Back in January we reported that more than half of UK MPs are now on Twitter; that was according to Tweetminster, a media platform that analyses trends and links around the micro-blogging platform. It found that 331 of the 650 MPs have Twitter accounts set up in their name, up...
Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections

ALLOW – Small business, big idea

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The protection of the public's personal data is paramount for ALLOW, which enables members to opt-out of online databasesName ALLOWFounder Justin BasiniCompany started December 2010Number of employees 6Based Victoria, LondonWhat's the big idea?Personal data is valuable. Companies are desperate to track consumers and find out more about people's like and...
ALLOW – Small business, big idea

VictorOps raises $1.58M to helps ops teams get web sites back online

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VictorOps, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup, has raised $1.58 million in seed funding from Foundry Group, Tango Investments and its three co-founders Todd Vernon, Bryce Ambraziunas and Dan Jones (pictured). The startup is building a software platform that can help operations teams handle system alerts and outages from any device. This...
VictorOps raises $1.58M to helps ops teams get web sites back online

Hyper-connected, real-time news is a good thing -- but so is accuracy

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The tragedy that befell Boston earlier this week and its ensuing fallout has resulted in a lot of debate. I mean, everyone is talking about last night’s events. Here are two comments I overheard while having coffee at two different locations in San Francisco today. “Twitter and (other) social networks are...
Hyper-connected, real-time news is a good thing -- but so is accuracy

Unpaid Intern Wanted

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I have an information gathering project that I think might prove interesting for someone looking to do some light lifting in the world of interning. The project is fairly straightforward and just requires scanning a bunch of RSS feeds and searches, taking the best of the tidbits from it, cataloging...
Unpaid Intern Wanted

He Said, She Said: How Information Flows From You to Your Boss's Boss

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A study of some 500,000 emails from inside Enron reveals the patterns of information flow around an office....
He Said, She Said: How Information Flows From You to Your Boss's Boss

Google I/O, Salmon, and the Open Web

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Last week was intense, and I'm just now coming up from air from the backlog.  We launched a huge expansion to the Buzz API at Google I/O.  My contribution was to ensure that PubSubHubbub real time updates flow for the new feed URLs as well as the older ones; as part...
Google I/O, Salmon, and the Open Web

Want to See Twitter @Anywhere In Action? Boil an Egg.

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Introduced during Ev Williams' keynote at the SXSW interactive event last month, Twitter's @Anywhere platform promises to extend the ability to see following status and Twitter user information on third party Web sites. The idea, which will go live on many top-tier sites upon its release, is to bring Twitter...
Want to See Twitter @Anywhere In Action? Boil an Egg.

Jailbreaking the Internet For Freedom's Sake

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snydeq writes "With so many threats to a free and open Internet, sooner or later, people will need to arm themselves for the fight, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. 'If the baboons succeed in constraining speech and information flow on the broader Internet, the new Internet will emerge quickly. For...
Jailbreaking the Internet For Freedom's Sake
The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise

Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

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300 IT security professionals from across Europe are locking horns in a simulated cyber war exercise taking place today which — if it was a real attack — would be capable of disrupting services for millions of Europeans. The exercise, known as Cyber Europe 2012, is being run by ENISA: the European...
Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s favorite moment using the futuristic Project Glass prototype was taking a hands-free picture of his son in a moment of joy when he threw him in the air. Glass project manager Steve Lee said he loves that he can see text messages from friends who are...
How Can Google's Project Glass Avoid Being an Even Greater Tech Distraction to Human Interaction?

This Company's Office Is So Advanced, The Walls Talk And No One Has Regular Phones

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. Most companies are stuck in the dark ages when it comes to workforce tech. They think letting their workers use their own iPads to send corporate e-mails is cutting edge. Pshaw. Want to see what...
This Company's Office Is So Advanced, The Walls Talk And No One Has Regular Phones
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