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Leadership / Strategy

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, September 6 2010

1. Why a DIY big data stack is a better option (GigaOm)
"While settling on a standard big data stack is deeply important to the big data industry as a whole, I’m nonetheless questioning the operational and competitive consequences for companies who choose to buy into this standard without first considering the value of building a proprietary solution," says Shion Deysarkar.

2. Developing for Android (David Beach’s blog)
Like it or not, Android is huge. Creating an open source mobile platform was one of the smarter things Google has done. It’s too bad that they haven’t done that great of a job doing it. Android has succeeded despite Google. In fact it’s safe to say that Android is successful for one primary reason…

3. Is open government really urgent? (Gartner)
The questions is how to prioritise open government against the many other technology-intensive initiatives they are considering: these include automation and reengineering of government processes to become more citizen-centric and business friendly and development of local computing facilities to support both government and enterprises, says Andrea Di Maio.

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4. Mark Hurd in talks with Oracle (Wall Street Journal)
Mark Hurd, who resigned as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. last month, is in talks to join Oracle Corp. as a top executive, people familiar with the matter said.

5. Debate around password security overlooks universal logins (ReadWriteWeb)
Must include at least one number. Must be longer than six characters. Cannot have more than four sequential characters from your previous seven passwords. The rules for password creation vary wildly from site to site, an effort to protect users from those who would hack their identities.

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