iOS devices might be seen as toys in some IT circles, but a new tool from OpenText that lets you run Unix applications might change that perception
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It shouldn’t be that hard to communicate the value of web performance optimization to the organization — it’s all about money. Yet people seem to get caught up in the technical details instead of the bottom line.
Somehow IT has developed a bad reputation inside some companies — You’re aloof, overpaid and you don’t do enough. Now it’s up to you to figure out a way to be more cooperative with business units, and most of all, improve communication.
IT could stand to be more social, and Enterprise 2.0 social software could help you by giving less technical employees a way to help one another instead of bugging you with every little problem.
While Big Data might seem like just another buzzword, it’s also a legitimate trend, and as we have acces to more and better data, we can start to make market decisions based on facts instead intutition — and that’s a good thing.
When Facebook engineers faced a monumental monitoring problem, they went to work on it themselves and developed a custom tool to help them sift through all the monstrous data store.
Building a green data center makes sense on so many levels. It’s more cost effective, better for the environment and it makes you look like a smart, forward-thinking company that cares about the environment too.
Many startups can use Infrastructure as a Service to cut the cost of starting a business dramatically, but not every business has that luxury. Some have more stringent data center requirements.
Zynga runs a hybrid cloud, but had the luxury of starting off using Amazon EC2, then building a compatible data center. Would a reverse strategy at a more mature company work as well?
Figuring how fast is fast enough for your website could be tricky business because it depends on a lot of factors including how your users feel and how you compare to similar sites — data that’s not always easy to find.