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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 6-28-13

  
  
  

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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, Survey Finds Mobile Users Remain Impatient Bunch, please check it out. A new report finds that if you don't pay attention to your mobile website, you will lose your mobile audience very quickly, and in some instances you won't get a second chance.

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

Larry Ellison admits it: Quick, cheap, and cloud are the future | CITEworld

Well, after a series of bad quarters, it appears Ellison has drunk the cloud Kool-aid as he partners with Salesforce.com to deliver SFDC services directly from Oracle products. I'm not sure how well this partnership is going to work, but it's certainly proof that politics and business make for strange bedfellows. 

When the ecosystem is broken, you gotta blame the platform | ZDNet

This writer is sick of having to figure out work-arounds for the myriad of problems we face on our various devices. As he points out, Windows is particularly guilty of this problem, but Microsoft is by no means alone and it's time to to fix it, rather than leaving it in the hands of customers to deal with the problem. 

How to Compete When IT Is Abundant | Harvard Business Review

Box CEO Aaron Levie writes of the new role of IT in an age of abundance on Harvard Business Review. In a brilliant analysis he explains why IT is more important than ever and why IT pros are going to be in more demand than ever.

7 Signs Your Project is Headed for Failure | The Fast Track

Uh oh. Is your project heading for failure? There are myriad of reasons this could happen from too many cooks to no head chef, but whatever the reason if you recognize any of these signs in your projects, you made want to change directions before the project crashes and burns.

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Enterprises Must Focus on Response | CIO Engage 

A new report finds the cost of data breaches are going up and two-thirds of the breaches are caused by human error in the business (such as a lost device), rather than by a malicious attempt to attack your network. With this is in mind, securing data wherever it lives is becoming paramount.

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