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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-4-13


I5 1 4 13t'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.

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

NOOK Sharpens Focus on Education Market with Pearson Stake | Content Matters

It's clear the stand-alone eBook reader market is in decline under pressure from more feature-rich tablets, and the recent NOOK holiday sales figures bear this out, but one way eReaders can continue to flourish is in niche markets. Education is a perfect example and that's why the deal with Pearson announced this week makes so much sense.

The 5 things you need to know now about Ubuntu on phones | ZDNet

Just when you thought you had a grip on all the phone OS platforms you need to learn for development purposes, along comes a new one to keep you on your toes. This is particularly interesting because it offers an open source alternative for Android users. The good news for developers is you could have a year to learn how to create apps. It could take that long to see the first commercial handsets running it.

IT Service Providers Will Make Enterprise Cloud Users Think Global, Act Local in 2013: 10 Reasons Why | eWeek

It turns out, it really is a small world after all and as companies move to the cloud, and their operations spread further across the world, IT pros need to understand the implications of this and how to manage globalization in the context of their businesses.

How Royal Caribbean Cruises Manages IT on a Floating City | 

You think you've got challenges managing your IT infrastructure sitting firmly on the ground, imagine what's it like trying to manage 30 floating entities that are constantly on the move. What's more, it's not your typical IT management issues because you're dealing with a range of issues including passenger data management, reservations, navigation, all while providing consumer services for passengers.

Managing Log Files, or Drinking From The Fire Hose Without Drowning | Smartbear

Log files tend to be an embarrassment of riches for developers. While they yield all kinds of useful information, the good information can sometimes be buried under piles of data. This article gives strategies for surfacing the information that's most helpful.

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