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5 Links for Developer and IT Pros 4-6-12

5 4 6 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, O'Reilly: The future is about data, not software algorithms, please have a look. O'Reilly believes that we are entering a period where controlling important databases will be more important than developing software algorithms.

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

Cloudburst: Unexplored Risks of the Cloud | Business Agility

We all know the advantages of moving to the cloud, but of course there are plenty of risks associated with having your data on someone else's servers as well. This post focuses some new territory looking at stability, availability and preservation.

Five reasons you should build your mobile website with HTML5 - devworx> Blog.

If you haven't started exploring HTML5 for mobile, it's high time you did. This post looks at 5 features you might have overlooked and why you could be offering a better mobile experience for your users by switching to HTML5.

BYOD, The Secret Sauce | A Screw Loose Blog.

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is all the rage in the enterprise, but there are issues you need to take into consideration when your users are carrying company data and personal information on the same mobile device. One crucial element is an Acceptable Use Policy which you create by gathering all of the key stakeholders including end users to develop a clear, simple set of rules.

Philippe Kahn: The Future of Mobile is Motion | Input Output.

If the name Philippe Kahn sounds familiar, it probably should. Kahn founded Borland, one of the early successful software companies, but today Kahn is working on the idea of mobile motion, using sensors to detect motion through the world, and what he is doing could transform our mobile interactions from pure location to a much more sophisticated interaction between human, sensors and device -- and the world around us.

Google Will Abandon Android | cek.log.

While the title is somewhat provacative, the post discusses some real issues around Android fragmentation and Google's overall goals for the Android platform, asking a crucial question: Is Google more concerned with the integrity of the Android brand or the technical purity of the platform? It's a question worth exploring, especially as Google once again tries to launch its own Google branded Android product -- in this case the upcoming tablet.

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