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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 3-29-13


describe the imageby 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, How to migrate Windows without killing the CTO, please check it out. Migrating to a new version of Windows can be a painful experience for an organization, but with planning, you can ease the transition.

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

10 Tips to Improve Mobile Security | Internet Evolution

This post offers some tips for securing your mobile device, something we should all pay more heed. A recently-released Cisco Partners survey found 39 percent of users don't even password protect their phones. Chances are they aren't doing many of these either and if your company has a BYOD policy, you need to start educating people.

Writing Open Source Software? Make Sure You Know Your Copyright Rights | Smartbear 

If you're writing code for an open source project, you can't leave the copyright to chance or you could risk your hard work. This article delves into some practical copyright matters and it's well worth your time.

The Four BYOD Integration Challenges | Tom's IT Pro

BYOD is a double-edged sword for organizations. On one hand it frees IT from trying to keep up with a constantly changing market, but it also presents challenges on several fronts, especially in finding ways to balance access to enterprise data and user freedom.

Roll Your Own Hardware and The Disruption of the Enterprise Server Market | Redmonk

With the rise of the cloud and availability of open source, we've seen many firms rolling their own software solutions, but we could soon see roll-your-own server move from the realm of mega players like Facebook and Google and become more the norm in the enterprise -- and we are seeing the impact on hardware vendors already.

The 3 Phases of Owning a Computer - The Oatmeal 

I think you'll probably recognize your own experience in this Oatmeal cartoon. As the saying goes, it's funny because it's true. 

Photo by Ron Miller. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.

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