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.