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


5 11 2 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 most recent post, Users Give Poorly Performing Mobile Apps Short Shrift (infographic), please check it out now. A recent survey of US mobile devices users found that they have little patience for underperforming apps. In the best case, they will blab about bad experiences online and in the worst case, they just delete them. 

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

Sandy Tests Data Centers’ Disaster Recovery Skills | TechTarget

When Sandy hit last week, it had an impact on the entire infrastructure of the affected areas and data centers weren't spared, of course, but while some went down and took out major sites with them, others were able to running using generators. 

Securing Platform-as-a-Service | 21st Century IT

This post looks at how to secure PaaS installations, from the perspective of security professionals who don't necessarily trust cloud strategies. It's chock full of advice about what questions to ask your Paas provider.

I Don't Care About "Agile" | Agile Zone

What? Excuse me? Did I read that headline right? Yup, and for this writer, you can keep your trendy buzzwords. For him it's all about learning regardless of what you call it. Fair enough.

Microsoft’s mid-life crisis |

Microsoft had a big week, but as this writer pointed out, he was surprised by the messaging. He wonders why Microsoft offered such a quiet announcement for Windows 8, while putting on a such a big show with Surface, which is after all only part of its overall Windows 8 strategy.

The All-new Apple: The Head, the Heart, and the Voice  | More Real

Meanwhile Apple had an announcement of its own, but it was about major personnel changes at the top of the Apple executive hierarchy instead of new products. This writer thinks Tim Cook's moves make much more sense for his leadership style and where he wants to take the company. Great analysis from a technology executive leadership perspective.

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