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  1. IT Spending Projected to Increase in 2013 By Don Reisinger     |  Posted 01-15-2013

    Those who believed 2012 was a big year for the IT sector haven’t seen anything yet, according to research firm Gartner. It recently forecasted that total IT spending will be up 4.2 percent this year, and is actually rising faster than anticipated. Gartner managing vice president Richard Gordon said in a statement that while “uncertainties” remain across the IT sector, much of it “is nearing resolution, and as it does, we look for accelerated spending growth in 2013 compared to 2012.” The largest increases in IT spending are expected to include enterprise software, devices and IT services.  http://www.cioinsight.com/it-management/it-budgets/slideshows/it-spending-projected-to-increase-in-2013/?kc=EWWHNEMNL01172013STR3

  2. Gartner says 2012 IT spending will surpass $3.6 trillion worldwide

By Patrick Roanhouse

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October 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Posted in Business, IT

Suggested List of must reads for Startups

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Business tools: http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/lifestyle/116667/the-best-tech-tools-for-running-a-business.aspx

A friend of mine sent it to me. I think this is a good collection, but I didn’t read it by myself yet. See more here: http://idcee.org/startups/materials.htm

Suggested List of must reads for Startups:

1.     The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick

2.     Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

3.     Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki

4.     The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

5.     The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

6.     The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank

7.     The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

8.     Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld

9.     Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Company by Brad Feld

10.      Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder

11.      The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman

12.      Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston

13.      Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes by Tarang Shah

14.      Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore

15.      The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman

16.      Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes by Tarang Shah and Sheetal Shah

List of Blogs on Technology/VC:

1.     Techcrunch http://techcrunch.com/

2.     Crunchbase http://www.crunchbase.com/

3.     Techcrunch Europe http://eu.techcrunch.com/

4.     The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/

5.     Venturebeat http://venturebeat.com/

6.     Venture Hacks http://venturehacks.com

7.     ReadWriteWeb http://www.readwriteweb.com/

8.     Mashable http://mashable.com/

9.     AVC http://www.avc.com

10.   Both Sides of the Table http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/

11.   Master of 500 Hats http://500hats.typepad.com/500blogs/

12.   Chris Dixon’s Blog http://cdixon.org/

13.   Paul Graham’s Blog http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html

14.   Steve Blank’s Blog http://steveblank.com/

15.    Feld  Thougts http://www.feld.com/wp/

16.    Lessons Learned http://www.startuplessonslearned.com

17.    Gigaom http://gigaom.com/

18.     East-West Digital News http://www.ewdn.com

19.     Habrahabr http://habrahabr.ru

20.     AIN http://ain.ua/

21.     Watcher http://watcher.com.ua

22.      Unova http://www.unova.ru/

23.      Quintura Blog http://blog.quintura.com/

24.      StartupAfisha http://startupafisha.ru

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October 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Posted in Business, Interesting

A future without programming Code-free application builders allow business people to take development into their own hands. Where does that leave the coders?

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I like this paper.

November 20, 2008
A future without programming
Code-free application builders allow business people to take development into their own hands. Where does that leave the coders?
By Tom Kaneshige | InfoWorld, InfoWorld

 

A few years ago, self-proclaimed nondeveloper Kevin Smith worked for a software company that tried to build a project tracking tool using Microsoft .Net. Some 15 developers spent a year with little success. “After burning though a million dollars and still without a product, the company called it quits,” says Smith, now managing partner of NextWave Performance, a consultancy in Denver, Colo.

NextWave took up the idea but ran into similar timetable and budgetary overruns. “I said, ‘I’ll learn to code and do it myself,'” a frustrated Smith recalls. His search eventually led him to Coghead, a Web app for code-free development of Web apps — and Smith built key components of the tracking tool in less than 30 days.

see more here: http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/future-without-programming-298

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October 12, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Posted in SW Eng./Dev.

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Standardization and open source efforts show that industry continues to pursue reuse at a middleware, framework and industry level.

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“Many companies agree that reuse is key to increasing efficiencies. Standardization and open source efforts such as GENIVI, OSEK and AUTOSAR show that industry continues to pursue reuse at a middleware, framework and industry level. However achieving systematic reuse at functional and organizational level, where the potential gains are highest still remains very challenging.  A more comprehensive reuse strategy for EE would include a commitment to reuse at multiple architectural levels.  We will explore business and technical challenges in instilling  comprehensive reuse as well as a proposed maturity framework that can be adopted to measure and facilitate reuse.”

From http://www.mmsend10.com/link.cfm?r=1026855786&sid=21039206&m=2344351&u=IEEENY&j=11625959&s=http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/ieeetiws/issues/2012-10-30-email.html

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October 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Posted in SW Eng./Dev.

Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S. New York Times (10/12/12) Elisabeth Bumiller; Thom Shanker

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Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S.
New York Times (10/12/12) Elisabeth Bumiller; Thom Shanker

from http://technews.acm.org/

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday warned of the potential for disastrous consequences if an enemy of the U.S. were to carry out a cyberattack on the nation’s critical infrastructure. Panetta says the U.S.’s adversaries are becoming increasingly aggressive and are improving their technology, so much so that they could launch cyberattacks on vulnerable computer systems used to operate the power grid, transportation system, financial networks, and the government. He says these attacks could result in the derailment of passenger trains carrying dangerous chemicals, the contamination of water supplies in major U.S. cities, or the failure of the nation’s power grid. Panetta says the most worrisome scenario is a cyberattack on critical infrastructure carried out in tandem with a physical attack, which would amount to a cyber-Pearl Harbor that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life, and could terrorize the populace to such an extent that it would create “a profound new sense of vulnerability.” However, Panetta says improved cyberdefenses alone will not prevent a cyberattack against the nation’s critical infrastructure, which is why the Defense Department has developed the ability to conduct “effective operations” to mitigate threats to U.S. interests in cyberspace.

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October 12, 2012 at 7:48 PM

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100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet

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100,000 IEEE User Passwords, IDs Exposed On Internet. IEEE admits it exposed user IDs and passwords for roughly 100,000 members, but otherwise remains mum.
Sep 26, 2012 | 03:48 PM | By Brian Prince, Contributing Writer Dark Reading
see more here http://www.darkreading.com/database-security/167901020/security/attacks-breaches/240008028/ieee-user-passwords-ids-for-100-000-exposed-on-internet.html?goback=.gde_52513_member_169619759

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October 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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Saving Us from Facebook (and Ourselves) by Chunka Mui (on the Harvard Business Publishing website)

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Saving Us from Facebook (and Ourselves)  by Chunka Mui  (on  the Harvard Business Publishing website):

The paper starts from this:

“Stop worrying and learn to love the bomb.” That was Dr. Strangelove’s advice on nuclear weapons. Similarly, there are those who argue for a Strangelovian attitude toward technology’s erosion of personal privacy. They believe, essentially, that we should stop worrying and learn to love the lack of privacy. Scott McNealy, the (then) CEO of Sun Microsystems, captured this sentiment eloquently years ago, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”

“Prompted by audits and recommendations by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Facebook has agreed to deactivate its facial-recognition capabilities in Europe and to erase all facial-recognition data that it has collected for European users.”

See full paper on http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/europe_saves_users_from_facebo.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=linkedin&goback=.gde_3746653_member_173013323

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October 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Posted in Business, Interesting, SecurityNews

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