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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 12/2/11


5 12 2 11It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our other post this week, Your Company Needs a Coherent Mobile App Plan, please have a look now. It covers the importance of a well-defined mobile strategy. You can't just throw out apps will-nilly and expect success, and you certainly can't  make it an advertisement.

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And here we go with this week's links:

Company plans to eliminate email - FierceCIO
It's a bold move for sure, but without a coherent strategy for replacing it, employees will more than likely work around it using private emails, creating a security and governance risk most companies wouldn't consider a reasonable trade-off.

7 Stupid Security Tricks - Input Output

They may be obvious depending on your perspective, but that may be why they slipped through the cracks and you missed them. Definitely worth reading and making sure you have these holes plugged.

Serious Games Drive Agile Strategic Planning  - Agile Blog

One consultant found playing planning games with executives could prove the value of moving from a Waterfall to Scrum environment.

7 Reasons that Rexx Still Matters - Software Quality Connection

If You know what Rexx is, then you know it's probably fallen out of favor at your development shop. This writer offers some arguments why it still matters and should still be in your programming aresnal.

In Search of Reliable Virtualization Providers - Tom's IT Pro

If you've decided to virtualize your IT shop, the next step is finding a reliable provider and this post tries to give you some practical advice on how to find providers that match well with your organizational requirements.

Photo by Tomma Henckel. Used under Creative Commons License.
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