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RedHat selling more OpenStack, e.g., to VerizonCoté

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:52:38 PDT

Whitehurst thinks no one is paying enough attention to Open Stack, the freely-available software stack. “We had three deals over a million dollars last quarter,” for Open Stack, said Whitehurst. “We are finally seeing it move into production in a pretty significant scale. Verizon [Communications] and others are running our Open Stack, and so to … Continue reading RedHat selling more OpenStack, e.g., to Verizon


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Amazon Echo owners spend 10% moreCoté

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:36:44 PDT

The research company found that owners of the Echo spent around 10 percent more after they bought the voice-powered smart speaker than they did before. The NPD Group’s Checkout Tracking purchase monitor provided the data, analyzing customer spending and overall number of receipts, and found that there was also a 6 percent bump in the … Continue reading Amazon Echo owners spend 10% more


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Adding more individual controls to debit cardsCoté

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:00:26 PDT

Some interesting ideas to improve debit (and credit, one’d presume) with software-driven features: CardGuard provides additional protection against fraud, since customers are able turn their debit card “on” or “off.” When the card is “off,” no withdrawals or purchases will be approved, with the exception of previously authorized or recurring transactions. Additionally, transaction controls can … Continue reading Adding more individual controls to debit cards


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Don’t worry, computers are just causing a class warCoté

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:57:18 PDT

On the contrary, as this book will argue, the digital revolution is very much like the industrial revolution. And the experience of the industrial revolution tells us that society must go through a period of wrenching political change before it can agree on a broadly acceptable social system for sharing the fruits of this new … Continue reading Don’t worry, computers are just causing a class war


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Maximizing developer time with pairingCoté

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:50:19 PDT

[A]fter pairing, I realized how much of my time I spend staring into space when I program alone. Source: On Pair Programming and the Myth of the 10x Developer.


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Think your organization is too caustic for “agile”? That actually makes it perfectCoté

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:18:48 PDT

Many organizations object to the idea of doing anything remotely similar to “agile” based on the lack of communications between different groups and an overall caustic corporate culture. While more cynical than most agile adherents would like, the functional practices in agile may actually be a perfect fit for such corrupted cultures. As Grady Beaubouef … Continue reading Think your organization is too caustic for “agile”? That actually makes it perfect


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Pivotal in Dell TechnologiesCoté

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:58:01 PDT

The Austin airport is full of Dell signs, as you can imagine. If you squint, you can spot my company’s logo up there, Pivotal.


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