Apple Pay could help usher in a new era in mobile payments, and not just for its own wallet.
"The fact that it is still possible to use customer service or an automated system to change someone else’s PIN with just the cardholder’s Social Security number, birthday and the expiration date of their stolen card is remarkable, and suggests that most banks remain clueless or willfully blind to the sophistication of identity theft services offered the cybercrime underground, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs wrote in his analysis of the recent Home Depot theft.”
“Even with its presidential imprimatur, the Ad Hoc team sometimes struggled to implement the newer approach. Contractor employees, for example, balked at taking up New Relic, a software product that monitors a server or application’s performance in real time. (Previously, the engineers had to rely on human testers to tell them whether the system was running slow or working poorly). After one such encounter, Dickerson blew up. “If I hear one more person tell me we can’t use New Relic,” he announced at one meeting, “I’ll punch him in the face.”
Eventually, the outsiders won the grudging respect of the lifers, as they brought order to the site through careful monitoring, automated testing, and a collaborative, methodical, common-sense approach to bug-fixing. Though the Ad Hoc engineers didn’t exactly transform a lumbering beast into a gazelle, they successfully patched HealthCare.gov to the point where it could at least perform its mission. In April, President Obama told the nation that despite its woeful debut, HealthCare.gov ultimately was key to the government exceeding its goal as 8 million people signed up online for new health insurance policies. Few in the know could dispute a secondary outcome of the tech surge: It proved that even in complicated government projects, Silicon Valley’s agile style really worked. And it gave Todd Park a perfect opportunity to pounce.”—America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government | Enterprise | WIRED (emphasis mine)
The points above are not limited to editors. They are fundamentals of system design.
There was a time when even Microsoft recognized this, making apps that could be programmed via VisualBasic. Sadly, they concocted a security nightmare, because malware can also control your application. Which is why being able to secure your application’s scripting language is critical as w
Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future. But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, […]
Good article on how leadership is changing; I loathe companies who aren’t already headed in this direction. Needs right strategy to pull this new leadership together. Exact Holding product strategy needed tuning, leadership was on target.
Three clicks instead of ten. Two steps instead of five. White space. Intuitive icons. Drag and drop. As consumer UX underwent a renaissance over the last decade, enterprise software stagnated with a design sensibility from the dial-up era.
Yep, fully concur! Enterprise apps are targets for a massive change. Internal users and clients always compare to their consumer apps and a lot needs to be done to help them truly engage with enterprise apps!
“Our early testing showed that high throughput apps are not a good choice for your first Docker deployment, due to the Docker network stack. Release 1.0 of Docker brought reliable host-based networking and that may have changed this situation–we’re investigating that now. Applications where each instance must stay up for a long time are not a good first choice, either.”—
Accenture’s, Andrew Musselmen, Big Data Principal Scientist recently spoke at the Seattle Scalability Meetup on the Microsoft Redmond Campus-on Fast Time-series Analytics with R and HBase.
Andrew told how Accenture is reacting to clients needs for Hadoop Analytics from vast time series data in sensors & IoT now emerging in enterprises. How building a second skin for SAP systems is necessary to mirror the sensor world into the business world. Yale Professor David Gelerner famously wrote about Second Skin Systems in Mirror Worlds (note below). Andrew (@akm) is also a Mahout Committer and writing a book on data science for O’Reilly. http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Scalability-Meetup/events/174605462/
Deloitte is also looking ahead: We expect that the vision of the anticipatory supply chain will take years to realize fully. At every step, the most effective organizations will be those applying cutting-edge technology to enhance their real-time understanding of activity in complex supply networks, and to improve the economics of having production capacity closer to consumption locales. As the Internet of Things expands and companies’ analytics become more sophisticated, predictive supply decision making will increasingly become automated. Sensors signaling disruptions or unexpected activity in remote corners of the world will trigger appropriate adjustments in the flows of materials and energy. http://dupress.com/articles/bus-trends-2014-anticipatory-supply-chains/
Flextronics spin-out Elementum has traction with mobile devices, confirming another spline of data for second skin anticipatory supply chains:
Smartphone owners’ waning appetite for new apps is casting a shadow over what has been a technology market hotspot and is fuelling mobile developers’ concerns that their best days of growth are coming to an end. Almost a third of smartphone users do
I still feel Appstores offer value to startups, perhaps time the mobile web components provides basis for complete applications on desktop and beyond?
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
The booming tech industry may be sexy, but companies with little-known brands can still find it difficult connecting with people. That’s why many turn to a secret tool single people have long known: animals.
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As Android fragmentation shows. Integrated development and maintenance of software products to support efficient updating of customer configurations via flawless installers actually works.
More so to support complementary solutions in custom driven enterprise software this can make a huge difference to successfully delivering multiple versions to different customers. Accumatica’s Richard Duffy blog show how not surprisingly alike Force.com cloud implementation. Both are simpler than Microsoft “Project Green” that appeared in early Vista developments
Enterprises spend a fortune on integration, common standards can save fortune on custom development no matter how RESTful the APIs.
While consumer-focused social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter have enjoyed great popularity, especially amongst the youth, software for facilitating communications across an organization has not been as successful.