Dropbox bought CloudOn today, a company that lets you view and edit Office documents on your iPad from your favorite cloud storage app. I look at how this acquisition fits in with Dropbox's evolving strategy. http://tcrn.ch/1AOf9DW
Many IT pros very likely see shadow IT as a nuisance and a direct attack on their authority, but what if they looked at it differently and saw it as a pointer to cool tools that your users actually like? http://bit.ly/1ynukXG
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Today, Neo Technology, makers of the neo4j graph database product, announced $20M in funding, showing that graph database technology is beginning to find its footing. You might not have heard graph databases, but they are an increasingly important technology, making possible, for example the Facebook social graph that helps you see connections between friends.http://tcrn.ch/1yfzWES
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By now you've probably heard that Facebook released a limited version of its enterprise social product today. I talked to a bunch of people about the implications of this release and what Facebook is up against as it tries to take on the enterprise. http://tcrn.ch/1yl6JWa
You might think that the mainframe is a quaint vestige of a bygone era, but IBM is still making them and today they released a beast designed to handle high-end mobile transactions. Whether they can sell any is another matter.http://tcrn.ch/14XywS4
Basho was once all that and a bag of chips in the NoSQL space, but over the years they've been surpassed by better funded competitors such as Couchbase, MongoDB and DataStax. After an executive exodus last year, they have a new team and $25M in funding to attempt a comeback. http://tcrn.ch/1CdfiD1
The role of IT is changing and naturally so is that of the CIO and it's going to require a whole new set of skills to match the change. Not surprisingly, the most progressive CIOs have those new skills and a big part of that is learning to say, Yes. http://bit.ly/1jGKMvW
Financial forecasting has typically involved Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and big books full of spreadsheets. Tidemark hopes to change that with its latest update, which brings the Board Book into the digital age with a concept it calls 'Playbooks'. http://tcrn.ch/1rAznN4