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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 2-8-13


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by 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.

If you missed our most recent post, Microsoft Getting Squeezed Between iPad and Chromebook, please check it out now. Microsoft finds itself squeezed between the iPad and the Chromebook, and no matter how hard it tries, it can't seem to fight them off.

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

7 Security Compliance “Gotchas” in Your Mobile App That You Didn’t Think Of (Ooops) | Mendix blog

When you create a mobile app for the enterprise, it's especially important that you make it secure -- and don't forget to please the compliance folks while you're at it. Here are several items you might have forgotten had veteran technology journalist Pam Baker not reminded you.

Standardization: Important Lessons for the Cloud | Forbes

Standards simplify matters for everyone and let developers concentrate on innovating within a standard framework. It's a lesson that cloud manufacturers and developers alike are going to have to learn or risk the failures of many industries who failed to create them.

Smartphone operating systems: The rise of Android, the fall of Windows | ZDNet

New market share numbers from comScore tell a clear tale. Android phones rule the US market and Windows phones are not making any headway whatsoever. Not only are they sitting under 3 percent of market share, they continue to lose ground, while iOS and Android continue to grow.

Cut Big Data Down to Small Data and Save Big Bucks | Cheap Computing

You might not have the equipment or the budget to be crunching big data, but there are ways to take advantage of the data you have, even if you are on a limited budget. 

Enterprises dropping BlackBerry support in favor of the iPhone | InfoWorld

It's not just Windows phones doing poorly against Android and iOS. It's also the venerable Blackberry, and while it came out with some nice new phones recently, the trends aren't looking good for them as they continue to bleed market share every quarter. As businesses encourage users to pick their own devices, it shouldn't be a surprise that Blackberry is taking a back seat.

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