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Oracle$ Big Data Issues

Oracle made the WSJ again today (“Oracle’s Little Issue With Big Data”) with an issue I think we have all seen coming – their big expensive hardware and database software products are being eclipsed in the Big Data market by cheap standard hardware and open source software. Those of us that have spent time in large enterprise shops have no…

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Proctor & Gamble Restrict Internet Use

Catching up on stories and email and saw the WSJ‘s “P&G Curbs Employees’ Internet Use” from last week where “on an average day employees were viewing 50,000 five-minute YouTube videos and listening to 4,000 hours of music on Pandora.” My first reaction is… hello, tell your managers to manage their people… how is it they have the time to watch…

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The SOPA Saga

The SOPA (Stop Internet Privacy Act) / PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) controversy is effectively uniting security pundits, technicans, web admins, and [finally] Silicon Valleyians all around the United States as the legislation potentially provides the government unprecedented opportunity to muck with the Internet. While it’s nice to see people in this industry band together for a cause, one has…

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Gartner’s predictions for 2011

Gartner’s yearly predictions… By 2015, a G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage. Online attacks can be multimodal, in the sense of targeting multiple systems for maximum impact, such as the financial system (the stock exchange), physical plant (the control systems of a chemical, nuclear or electric plant), or mobile communications (mobile-phone message routers). Such…

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Linked-In firing up careers?

So the Manager-Tools guys have warmed up to social media, at least in the form of Linked-In. They just released a follow-up part 2 podcast to last week’s “LinkedIn For Managers“. They referenced a Fortune article from last month that I hadn’t yet seen entitled “How LinkedIn will fire up your career“. Fortune says “In today’s job market an invitation…

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Social Media consultants

Here’s a funny caricature of an interview with a social media expert. I have met some that knew their stuff, but I have met some like Ashley too! In brief, here’s the dialogue. Interviewer (Dan): What exactly is social media? Expert (Ashley): No one knows what social media is other than it’s what we all need to exist. Interviewer: What…

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PM and Social Media

“Everything a Project Manager should know about Social Media” on episode 121 of the PM Podcast…

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Social Media Onslaught

This train’s a-comin’… My company recently had a custom social media strategy developed by Domus Consulting Group. In late spring, our CEO sent out his Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter information and has encouraged all employees to connect/friend/follow him. He challenged everyone to establish 100,000 connections among all our networks over the next 45 days. Domus led a series of webinars…

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