August 1, 2014

The Paradox of Self-Organizing Teams

What?s wrong with this scenario? Bob, your VP of Engineering brings a ScrumMaster, a Java developer, a UX (user experience) specialist, and a Linux admin into his office. ?We need to build this widget app,? he says, describing what a product manager told him she wanted. ?So go ahead and

Big Data Developers Say Hadoop Alone Isn’t Enough

The 2014 Big Data & Advanced Analytics Survey from Evans Data finds that the batch processing capabilities of Hadoop aren’t enough to meet developers’ needs. In fact, only 16 percent of those surveyed said that Hadoop was sufficient for all of their projects, while 71 percent said they need real-time

U.S. Court Orders Microsoft to Hand Over Cloud Data Located in Ireland

Chief U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan has ruled that Microsoft must comply with a federal search warrant and hand over a customer email?even though that email is stored in Microsoft’s cloud computing environment in Ireland. Microsoft’s lawyers had argued that the U.S. must first get permission from Ireland