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5 Links for Developer and IT Pros 3-16-12

5 3 16 12It'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, Getting Beyond the Big Data Hype Cycle, please check it out. It discusses the true potential of big data and how get beyond the hype to the reality of how to manage, analyze and share it.

We also published an infographic this week, Time is of the Essence on the Web, which looks at the short attention spans of web visitors and why you need to take this into consideration when you design web sites and apps.

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Why the new iPad 3 might be just right for your business - FierceMobileIT

The new iPad 3 hits the streets today and you may be wondering what it offers IT from business perspective. Well, it turns out that the new iPad may provide some interesting use cases you hadn't considered, as this post points out.

What's the best Linux server for you? - ITworld

The Linux server you choose for your business depends a lot on what you do and the size of your business. This post looks at how to choose the best one based on size criteria.

Big backlash is building against Windows 8. Will Microsoft listen? - Computerworld Blogs

The Windows 8 consumer preview has been out for a while now, and it's looking like people are giving the big thumbs down on the dual Metro - traditional desktop interface. Even experienced user are finding it confusing. Microsoft needs to address this now before the release, but will it?

Lead Leaders: Why Loose Leadership Matters Most in the Coming Years - HP I/O

Social media expert (and he is one of the few who wears that title legitimately) Chris Brogan discusses why IT management will need to establish a looser form of leadership in the coming years. That may require leaving your old-school management techniques behind for a calmer one with different expectations and success metrics. It doesn't mean you don't manage, just that you do it in a different fashion than you might have in the past.

Is DevOps Killing the Operations Team? - Javalobby

It may seem like the push to automate of many task previously done by IT is an attempt to kill jobs, but this author suggests appearances might be deceptive. But as with Brogan's advice that IT managers have to learn new way to manage, IT ops pros may have to freshen up their skills to stay relevant in a shifting job landscape.

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