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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 6-22-12

5 6 22 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, Apple's Mobile Strategy Had Profound Influence on Enterprise Software, please have a look. Apple's mobile vision had a huge impact on the changes happening in IT today including consumerization and BYOD.

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

My First 23 Questions About Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ Windows 8 Tablet | Techland

Veteran tech journalist Harry McCracken has a bunch of questions for Microsoft about its newly announced tablets and he outlines them in this post. He doesn't ask the one key question though, and that's if we really need an IT-friendly tablet in an age when IT no longer controls device choices.

How to Find and Hire an IT Consultant | Input Output

Every company needs to hire outside IT consultants to handle jobs they just don't have the time or talent to deal with in-house. When that inevitable situation happens, what do you do? This article gives you some tips and tricks on hiring a solid consultant to get you through.

Agile: Principles vs Practice | Standard Out

It's one thing to talk the Agile talk, it's another thing entirely to walk the walk -- and too many firms talk about the principals without really changing their overall methdology.

Fast, Faster, Fastest: Linux rules supercomputing | ZDNet

As much as we root for Linux, the open source operating system, it hasn't really found any significant traction on the desktop. It's used inside some devices such as Roku and TiVO, but where Linux has really found a home is inside super computers. In fact, Linux controls more than 83 percent of the super computer OS market.

The Top Issues Facing Educational IT | Educational IT

Educational IT faces different issues than the average enterprise because students are not the same as employees. This report examines a survey of educational IT pros, and found they're dealing with many of the same trends you are including moving to the cloud and dealing with consumerization and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

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