In Innovation, if you are debating quality vs quantity – this is
interesting read this post
Originally posted on Manner of Speaking:
Today’s post was inspired by a story that I heard from my friend and fellow
public speaker, Conor Neill. Conor came across the story via Malcolm
Gladwell. I am not sure where Gladwell got it, but on with the story …
On the first day of a pottery course, the teacher did something rather
peculiar. She divided the students into two groups.
Everyone in the first group, she said, would be graded based on the total
weight of the ceramic pots that they produced during the semester. At the end
of the course, these students would place their pots on a large scale. The
more pots they produced, the more the weight would add up; the heavier the
weight, the higher the mark.
Get your hands dirty.
By contrast, the students in the se... (more)
Will 3D printing really change the world?
“Just like the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the advent of the
internet and the Social Media phenomenon, 3D Printing will be a game
changer” – Forbes: Will 3D Printing Change The World? (2012 March)
[Update: September, 2012: MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer, And First
Retail Store ($2,199 and $2,799)]
Since the impact is impossible to predict, let me just give you the facts
about where the technology stands today.
3D Printing technologies have been around for more than 20 years. However,
the technology is slowly ... (more)
Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data
...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult
to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data
13 More Definitions of Big Data
Here is a collection of 13 (unlucky?) other definitions of "Big Data" - from
analyst firms, from government organizations, from technology publication and
from technology vendors.
...is defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that
demand cost-effective, innovat... (more)
Can you think of an instance where a software project had to completed on
schedule and the measure of ROI was of secondary importance? When a piece of
software is part of a larger initiative the ROI becomes less important and
the fallout of any delay may far outweigh the investment on the software.
Latest trend in agile and lean methodologies is to weigh every feature in the
scale of “measurable business value” before acting on it. This approach,
for some type of projects, may be redundant or even counter productive. In my
opinion, software projects can be classified into 5 types ... (more)
Obviously, the answer is it depends … on your security needs … on what
you are comparing it with … on which cloud offering you are looking at.
Therefore, instead of providing a one word “Yes” or “No” answer let
me ask you a set of questions that will help you answer the question for
yourself. These questions will help you in identifying, for your given
context, if the cloud application that you are evaluating is more or less
secure compared to status quo or the alternatives that you are considering.
The important point is to decide what threats are more significant than
others a... (more)