Google Expands Cloud Partner Program

Data Center Knowledge

This is the most full-throated endorsement to date of its partner program. Cloud Computing Google SharedRead More.

Easiest programming languages to learn


Codecademy is a fun and easy way to learn how to code and has tutorials and lessons on the easiest programming languages to learn. Lessons in programming code (interactive). link] (JavaScript) Lessons in programming code (tutorial). link] (CSS, HTML) Courses in programming.

Google Glass Feeds from CTOvision, Delphi Brief, Analyst One: stay informed through Google Glass


By Bob Gourley We announced two weeks ago that we are now part of the Google Glass explorer program. If you use Google Glass yourself, please check these out. You will need to activate your Google Glass channel.

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Would You Like An Invite For Google Glass Explorer Program? Reply Immediately!


Friends, Google is asking me to nominate a few more people to their Glass program. Here is how Google puts it: All Glass Explorers must: Be US residents. Please let me know if you want in the program. By Bob Gourley.

Why CU Anschutz Medical Campus Migrated to Google Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It was in need of a secure and scalable cloud solution that would reduce maintenance costs, increase efficiency, and provide the data and analytics platform and program to power its journey to translational and personalized medicine.

Building A Executive Digital Literacy Program - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Building A Executive Digital Literacy Program. Understanding Social We are genetically programmed to be social animals. But for a program office approach to be effective, it needs to interface with like-minded functions.  Chucks Blog.

I’m joining the Go team at Google


I am honored to share that I have joined Google as a member of the Go team and will be primarily based in NYC. At MongoDB, I also managed our drivers team which consisted of developing client libraries in over a dozen programming languages. During this time, an opportunity came to join the Go team at Google. Here was a team whose members I’ve looked up to since I first started programming and using UNIX as a teenager.

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In Snowden’s Wake, Google Ups Security


Last week, Google announced new security measures for Gmail – “something we made a top priority after last summer’s revelations.” The change is yet another reaction to last year’s revelations of Edward Snowden, the controversial whistleblower who made national headlines and garnered global attention for revealing mass surveillance programs at the NSA. Google wants to be on the right side of this public sentiment. By ShannonPerry.

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Why you need a bug bounty program

Network World

An increasing number of hardware and software vendors have formal bug bounty programs. Google, for example, runs its own vulnerability rewards program , and Microsoft has multiple bug bounties covering Office 365, Azure,NET and Edge as general programs covering exploits and defenses.

UPDATED: Facebook, Google and Others Partner to Make Open Source Easier

Data Center Knowledge

Launch TODO program to address issues tech companies face when using open source Read More. Facebook Google Twitter

Google Beats its own CAPTCHA


Those tests happen to have a name, CAPTCHA – “Completely Automated Public turing tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart” – and Google programmers have developed an algorithm that can solve them. Researchers at Google chronicled these impressive developments in an academic paper released April 14 th. The project set out to develop software that could recognize multi-character text from imagery, in order to correctly read street names and numbers from Google’s Street View.

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Russian facial recognition program beats Google, but big privacy questions linger

Tech Republic Security

NTechLab's facial recognition app uses AI to identify a face among billions of photos in less than a second, and is one of the best in the world, but the Russian startup draws concerns from academics

What Should CIOs Do About Their Shadow IT Department?

The Accidental Successful CIO

In addition to company approved online expense report filing tools, employees may be making use of Web based word processing programs (Google Docs), Web based email (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), Within your IT department lurks a shadow IT department Image Credit: Domi.

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Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs. The second issue to tackle is shifting from projects to programs. Lets contrast that with Programs. Programs imply a strategy and a number of efforts that align with the strategy. Programs are very strong when they are coupled with an Agile Planning and Agile Development process. Light weight governance is more easily applied across multiple programs. Google+. Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs.

Fiat Chrysler launches bug bounty program for connected vehicles

Network World

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched a bug bounty program to attract white-hat hackers to spot out cybersecurity flaws in its products and connected services. The program is focused on FCA's connected vehicles, including systems within them and external services and applications that link to them. The move follows the remote hack and control of a Jeep Cherokee, one of the company’s products, by security researchers. That breach led to the recall of 1.4 million vehicles last year.

Google Play store assaulted by malicious app uploads

IT Manager Daily

There are more woes in store for Google’s Android as cybersecurity companies gear up to release reports of an extensive malware attack happening in Google’s Play Store. Then, a fake WhatsApp program was uploaded onto the store that fooled a million Android users. Google is reportedly in the process of investigating the flagged apps and working with developers to either update their code or remove the apps for user download.

How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 2 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 2. In How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 , I listed the first steps in moving from projects to programs. In your agile program, there are a number of areas to focus on. Getting to Agile Programs. Once you have an efficient team in place, the leap to programs becomes easier. If you require financial approvals on projects, how do you run agile programs? Google+.

This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs

Network World

Android users beware: a new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can “root” your phone and secretly install unwanted programs. The malware, dubbed Godless, has been found lurking on app stores including Google Play, and it targets devices running Android 5.1 Lollipop) and earlier, which accounts for more than 90 percent of Android devices, Trend Micro said Tuesday in a blog post.

GSA and Unisys/Google Marks GovCloud Watershed

Cloud Musings

GSA and Unisys/Google Marks GovCloud Watershed. The solution will be based on Google Apps for Government and is expected to save $15M over the next five years when compared to current staff, infrastructure, and contract support costs. The government also extended the public comment period for the The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP. GSA and Unisys/Google Marks GovCloud Watershed. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

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Vivek Kundra Unveils 25-Point IT Management Reform Program

Cloud Musings

Vivek Kundra Unveils 25-Point IT Management Reform Program. GSA and Unisys/Google Marks GovCloud Watershed. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson. Personal comments and insight on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. Pages. Cloud Musings on Forbes. NJVC Cloud Computing. GovCloud Daily. GovCloud Presentations. GovCloud on Facebook. Get "Cloud Musings" by RSS. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments.

Should the OpenStack Community Embrace Amazon & Google?

Data Center Knowledge

Should the OpenStack Community Embrace Amazon & Google? Should the OpenStack Community Embrace Amazon & Google? Should the OpenStack community focus on creating an open source alternative to Amazon and Google? Should the OpenStack Community Embrace Amazon & Google?

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How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1. Last post I covered why product development organizations need to kill projects and move to agile programs Heres how: 1) Embrace, but control projects. Areas of commonality around projects are the basis for forming programs and teams. Identifying barriers helps convey what problems you aim to solve in moving to programs. Google+. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization.

Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. What does it mean when we transform from "projects" to "programs" and from "product development" to both "market" and "platform" development? There are specific behavioral differences that are key to Market, Program, and Platform agility implied: Market agility implies that the organization has cleanly identifies a customer segment with specific needs that it can can offer, monetize, and grow. Google+.

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon get $2B in data center tax breaks; economic benefit unclear

Tech Republic Data Center

Some 27 states have established incentive programs specifically for data centers, according to a report from Good Jobs First. Here's what that means for local economies

You Can Now Earn a Bachelors in Data Center Facilities Engineering

Data Center Knowledge

Degree program in Irish university developed after lengthy consultations with Google, Facebook, Microsoft Read More. Europe Power and Cooling

3 ways to create a smart home with some help from Google


While this article mentions some of Google’s smarthome innovations, make sure to also check out the ‘ Internet of Things ‘ website for more cool IO at home technology. What does Google have to do with all of this you ask? Google recently purchased Nest for $3.2

Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Network World

Over the past two years, Google has pressured developers to patch security issues in more than 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store. Since 2014, Google has been scanning apps published on Google Play for known vulnerabilities as part of its App Security Improvement (ASI) program. Whenever a known security issue is found in an application, the developer receives an alert via email and through the Google Play Developer Console.

Google Brings Big Data Services Cloud Workflow, Cloud Pub/Sub Out of Preview

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Dataflow offers unified programming model to avoid complexity of developing separate batch, streaming analytics systems Read More. Shared

Why AI and machine learning are so hard, Facebook and Google weigh in

Tech Republic Big Data

AI remains elusive in part because the humans programming it struggle to get outside themselves. But, it still holds promise for the future

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Google will review web apps that want access to its users' data

Network World

In response to recent attacks where hackers abused Google's OAuth services to gain access to Gmail accounts, the company will review new web applications that request Google users' data. Google is an identity provider, which means other web apps can use Google as the authentication mechanism for users accessing the app. These apps can also use Google's APIs to send users requests for information stored in Google's services.

Java vs. Go: The case for cloud-specific languages

David Linthicum

What does Google''s Go programming language have in common with the cloud? Application Development Cloud Computing Google Development Tools Cloud Computing It''s the language of choice of cloud projects like Docker ,, and Cloud Foundry''s (Go)Router. Go is five years old, but you may not have heard much about it. That could soon change. read more.

Education and Training Required to Become a Successful Programmer


You need to go through a comprehensive training program to even be considered a decent one as we explain below. In the past, programmers often relied on software developers and engineers for program designs and frameworks. Programming