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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 1-25-13


5 1 25 13by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger 

It'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:

Big Data and the TSA: a match made in purgatory | ZDNet

Everyone knows the airport security process is a nightmare under the best of circumstances, but if the TSA starts using data culled from data brokers with questionable accuracy to determine if a passenger is fit to fly, it could be even worse.

My fears about my own cloud migration | David Strom's Web Informant

When faced with one of his beloved services moving to the cloud, veteran technology journalist David Strom was surprised by his own fears about the move. It made him realize how enterprise IT pros must feel when faced with the same issues.

The Programmers Shall Always Be With You | Real User Monitoring

While some people may believe that programming could become obsolete as artificial intelligence takes the place of programmers, this writer believes, for better or worse, the profession is going to stick around for a while. 

How to Select Enterprise Collaboration Vendors | Jacob Morgan

As Enterprise social software grows in popularity and importance, it comes down to selecting the right vendor, but with so many choices, it's not a simple matter as it may seem. Consultant and author Jacob Morgan generously shares a methodology for selecting the vendor that's right for your organization.

Develop These Soft Skills to Build for IT Success | Tom's IT Pro 

Sure, you have to sport the right technology chops to be a successful IT pro, but it takes so much more. This article looks at some skills that you should work to develop that could help give that edge when all those technological skills are equal.

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