Around the IT Industry 8/22/11-8/26/11

by Modis on August 26, 2011

A Sad Day in the IT World – Steve Jobs Resigns from Apple

Steve Jobs makes a tough decision and the IT industry comes together with well wishes for him and his family. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Ford and Google+ Hangout

Google+ welcomed Ford as the sole company beta tester to its business experience. During their Cracking the Code on Millennials discussion, Ford pumped live video of their Google+ hangout session through with Sheryl Connelly, Manager of Global Trends, Christina Warren, writer for, and as a few others. The Conversation went into zombies, Doug the sock puppet, and sales.

10 Lessons From Data Intelligentsia

Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” We’d like to challenge that notion. Here are ten lessons you won’t have to learn the hard way (for the data herders out there).

Two Twitter Founders Lift-off a New Venture

Evan Williams and Biz Stone, two founders of Twitter, have joined Jason Goldman, Twitter’s former product chief, to launch a new app-focused start-up lab named the Obvious Corporation. Between Twitter and Lift-off, their first app due to release, they are definitely aiming beyond the tweeters, for the sky.

Are Technical Certifications More Valuable Than a College Degree?

CompTIA is providing a technical edge for some young IT professionals. Walk up Dujon Walsham career path to find out how this 23 year-old can help you figure out what really matters to IT employers.

In the Footsteps of Great IT Leaders

Many of today’s top performing companies are IT-based and have profound IT leaders. So how do companies like Apple, Intel, and Sun continue their remarkable success when a great leader steps into a different role or moves on? These few case studies can provide a good deal of insightful perspective.

Banking on Security – Pricing Helps Control Malicious Code Exploits

Affordability matters to everyone, even hackers. Newer, cheaper hacking botnets operating on banking malware can now be purchased for $1,800, which is a serious savings from proprietary botnets (with price tags as steep as $10K). Malware is not only becoming cheaper, it’s also being improved. Did you expect the bad-guys to want anything less than the rest?

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Joe Lechwar August 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” (Einstein)

I would only add that being a spectator at the right time comes in as a close 2nd place….;-)

Rachel Davis August 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

I cannot believe the constant changes happening in the IT industry. Especially the ones over the past few weeks! As a web designer its definitely essential to keep up with the news and find ways to make ourselves more valuable. I never thought about getting technical certifications but the article you linked to about CompTIA changed my mind! Thank you keeping up with the IT news Modis :-).

Bette September 21, 2011 at 12:34 am

Economies are in dire stirats, but I can count on this!

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