January, 2010

REST vs SOAP, the difference between soap and rest : spf13.com

SPF13

Someone asked me a question today ?Why Why would anyone choose SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) instead of REST (Representational State Transfer)?? My response: ?The The general rule of thumb I've always heard is

Trend map for 2010 and out to 2050

Trends in the Living Networks

For the last few years Richard Watson of NowandNext has created annual trend maps based on city subway maps. This year he has been more ambitious, creating a highly detailed map with five time zones, ranging from 2010-2015 out to 2035-2050.

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Fountainhead: Hosting & Cloud Computing market index: Update

Fountainhead

Last month I proposed that another way to measure adoption of cloud computing (or, at least, expectations of adoption) was to look at the stock market performance of a bundle of publicly-traded service provider companies

How the iPad could be a Game Changer - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Doing some poking around today and this evening on the iPad, and the vibe I'm getting is ho-hum. Gadget enthusiasts are somewhat disappointed on the lack of some features (sd card, camera) but investors are enthused

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

The blogs of Benjamin Franklin

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

In the summer of 2007 I had the opportunity to ask Dr. Blaine McCormick , author of Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur , what he thought Franklin would make of the internet, social networking software, and blogs.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to Lock Down a Windows 7 Kiosk or.

Sean Daniel

Browsing my one of my favorite RSS feeds: LifeHacker. I came across something that might be useful to a bunch of Small Business Server VAPs configuring your network. In many cases, some companies like to provide a

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More Trending

Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why?

Trends in the Living Networks

Some very interesting data just out from Nielsen on social media usage. The headline is that people in developed countries are spending 82% more time on social media than they were one year ago. However the data point that struck my interest most is that.

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Fountainhead: If you think Converged Infrastructure & Fabrics are.

Fountainhead

A few weeks ago, I Tweeted about an analyst conversation where it was looking like the market for Fabric Computing / Unified Computing would be growing rapidly in the foreseeable future. Another analyst friend of mine

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Why CIOs Must Negotiate before Collaboration - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Several CIOs questioned my last post and why The Most Important Job of the CIO is to Negotiate with the Business and not collaboration or partnership? So before I get into how CIOs can establish credibility, let me elaborate

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My full review of Dan Pink’s “Drive”…

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

…as posted to amazon.com and GoodReads.com. = = == ==. I read 39 books in 2009 , just “a few” shy of my goal of 50. Thanks to a little nudge from Art Johnson ( @artjohnson ) and some tips from Julien Smith , I’ve set my 2010 sights just a little bit higher: a book a week, for a total of 52.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Understanding SSL Certificates

Sean Daniel

I get a lot of questions on understanding certificates in general, this post is intended to answer those general questions and is not specific to any product. Although I plan on using Windows Home Server and Windows Small

My Online Business Card (Vcard) : spf13.com

SPF13

I wanted to polish up my javascript coding so I decided that the best way to do that was with a project that I've been wanted to do for a while anyway, my own identity site, or my online business card, or my online vcard

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Top Twitter nations: USA, Singapore, Canada, Ireland, UK, New Zealand, Australia

Trends in the Living Networks

Software firm Sysomos has provided some more interesting research on Twitter usage. Using this data, we have analyzed which countries use Twitter the most on a per capita basis, shown below.

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- A Peek at the National Broadband Plan

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Broadband Wireless. On January 26th Admiral Jamie Barnett of the FCC spoke about the National Broadband Plan , which is now due out on March 17 th (and I understand New York City, Boston and other cities with large Irish-American populations plan to have parades in honor of the plan that day, too!).

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Are the consulting firms partly to blame for the fact that only a relatively small minority of companies have adapted their internal culture to the knowledge intensive economy?

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

Last month (Dec 09) I posted this question on Linkedin: Are the consulting firms partly to blame for the fact that only a relatively small minority of companies have adapted their internal culture to the knowledge intensive economy? In so few companies are collaborators incentivize to internally share freely their valuable knowledge (and rewarded for it).

A tale of two trainers (in which one is a factory worker and the other an artist)

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

The following descriptions are of two personal trainers who provide training to their clients using equipment and methods based on the work of Joseph Pilates. Trainer 1 : Received training from one school.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: How to enable ?GodMode? in Windows 7

Sean Daniel

Ever wish you could just get to all the configuration changes in Windows with one folder, instead of going back and forth in the Control Panel? Well, now you can. Elegant Code has a blog post on how to do this. Here's how

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Using the right keys : spf13.com

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HeyThereSpaceman. Today I was visiting a friends office and like many offices in NYC they have a shared bathroom in the hall for the entire floor. In this building it had five buttons on the door that when pressed in the correct

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Creating Knowledge-based CRM initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I am running a two-day executive program on Relationship Management for Financial Services in Kuala Lumpur on 28-29 January, organized by IBN International. The workshop will be attended by executives from a variety of local and global financial institutions in South-East Asia.

- CES: The Time Machine

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

We have a Time Machine. It is one way, moving 60 seconds an hour, 24 hours a day, into The Future. The Consumer Electronics Show is a window into The Future.

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W.L. Gore & Associates: A workplace that epitomize the corporate culture conducive to knowledge-sharing I keep bragging about

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

Check the full news article on the W.L. Gore & Associates website but here is the extract that made my day: [.] In addition to its diverse innovations, Gore is known for its unique, team-based culture and flat management style. President and CEO Terri Kelly said Gore remains true to its core values, even in the face of challenging business conditions. "We

Seth Godin wants you to become indispenable

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

When I was young, I went to see Raiders of the Lost Ark with my mom. At the conclusion of the opening sequence, as Indy’s escape plane flies away, my mom leaned over and said, “Oh my God.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Benchmarking Cloudfront (and S3) : spf13.com

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Amazon has done it again bringing another computing service to the masses. This time it's the Content Delivery Network or CDN. Cloudfront is a direct competitor to other popular CDNs such as Akamai. While Akamai requires

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Who is most influential in Enterprise 2.0?

Trends in the Living Networks

Over the holidays Mark Fidelman launched his 2010 Enterprise 2.0 All-Star Blogger Roster. Mark says: Now that the holiday hangover has worn off and the bills are coming due, I want to turn your attention to the individuals that are most influencing the Enterprise 2.0 space.

Human readable du sorted by size

SPF13

du is the *nix command for disk usage”). It tells you how much space everything in the given directory is taking up. GNU du introduced a handy option -h making it human readable, or showing sizes using K, M, G rather than bytes. Unfortunately this makes it not sortable numerically. Here’s how to sort du by size and keep it as human readable. Insert the following function into your

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Using the right keys

SPF13

HeyThereSpaceman Today I was visiting a friends office and like many offices in NYC they have a shared bathroom in the hall for the entire floor. In this building it had five buttons on the door that when pressed in the correct order unlocked the door. A simple password. In our office we have a similarly shared bathroom, but instead of a password, we have a physical key required to unlock the door

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Benchmarking Cloudfront (and S3)

SPF13

Amazon has done it again bringing another computing service to the masses. This time it’s the Content Delivery Network or CDN. Cloudfront is a direct competitor to other popular CDNs such as Akamai. While Akamai requires a fairly substantial amount of traffic to become a customer, Cloudfront doesn’t. It follows all of Amazons, pay for what you use mentality. This means that everyone can benefit from incorporating Cloudfront into their blog, site, store, etc

My Online Business Card (Vcard)

SPF13

I wanted to polish up my javascript coding so I decided that the best way to do that was with a project that I’ve been wanted to do for a while anyway, my own identity site, or my online business card, or my online vcard. The idea was inspired by Tim Van Damme’s website. To accomplish this I wrote a jquery plugin to handle the navigation, animation etc. The site itself is rather simple, a single html page and a few images

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We are fast learning how to create "enhanced serendipity"

Trends in the Living Networks

Serendipity is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. It originates from the story of "the Three Princes of Serendip", which tells the tale of three princes who had the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries (see more on the story here ). For the last decade I have been talking about the idea of "enhanced serendipity".

Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start)

Trends in the Living Networks

Well there are already plenty of opinions flying around and some excellent comments on my post yesterday Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why? which pointed to new research showing this startling result. I guess it’s time for me to offer some of my thoughts, helped along by the conversation so far. Be sure to read the insightful comments on the topic !

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.