Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

July 22, 2014 10:40 am
"Despite respondents’ positivity about their employers’ provisions for BYOD policy, 51% stated they would contravene any policy in place banning the use of personal devices at work or for work purposes. This alarming propensity to ignore measures designed to protect employer and employee alike carries through into other areas of personal IT usage. 36% of respondents using their own personal cloud storage (e.g. DropBox) accounts for work purposes said they would break any rules brought in to stop them."

Fortinet Global Survey Shows Generation Y’s Hardening Stance Against Corporate BYOD/Bring-Your-Own-Cloud Policies via Fortinet

The IT departments are losing the war to mobile apps that better serve the needs of the workforce.  Often the corporate alternatives are so poor, difficult to use, or onerous that most employees simply give up and use their own services.  That is what we have seen with our customers, where until they had Enhatch, many were simply take notes, storing files, management contacts, and managing communications/collaboration on low-cost mobile apps.  Of course, this compromises corporate data and that information does not filter back to the rest of the organization.

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10:28 am
Spotify, MTV/VH1/CMT Announce Major Partnership | hypebot

mediaor:

Reposted from http://ift.tt/UpvK2A on July 22, 2014 at 10:07AM

If winning the battle for streaming music supremacy is about partnerships, Spotify scored a major victory today. MTV,VH1,and CMT today announced a significant marketing deal that makes Spotify the preferred streaming music service…

I can see a lot of bad coming from this.

July 21, 2014 9:53 pm
"It struck me that part of the reason we always stay jacked in is that we want everyone — at the other end of the phone, on Facebook and Twitter, on the web, on email — to know that we are part of the now. If we look away, we worry we will disappear."
8:04 pm

Facebook Lets Users Save Items For Reading Later

techtaffy:

Facebook Lets Users Save Items For Reading Later

IntroducingSave2

Facebook has launched a new feature that lets users save items they find on Facebook, for later. Yes, like, Pocket. The feature, aptly called Save, is however for links, places, movies, TV and music, on Facebook only. By default, the items on Save are private, unless the user chooses to share them with friends. The saved items list is organized by category, and can be archived. Facebook says it…

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I’ll certainly use this, it would be nice if it could integrate with instapaper.

3:27 pm
Mobile first? Forget it: Go mobile second -- you'll live longer
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Some Universities Crack the Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

I think the study that shows women being more into application while men are into coding is skewed more so from there being a higher amount of men and therefore there are more of them in every mindset. I am a man that is certainly much more into the “application” side, part of the reason I chose the major I did was that I didn’t have to focus on coding.  That said, it seems like the women I have encountered in IT seem to have that mindset as they tend to occupy middle management levels of managers and directors having moved from other parts of the company.  Basically the women currently in IT seem to understand how to apply technology to the business but are not as interested in building the technology themselves, which in the age of automation is perfectly fine. That’s not saying this is the case for everyone.

9:47 am
wolfliving:

*My word, that’s impressively bleak.  At last: cranky Internet conservatives exalting the good-old-days.

wolfliving:

*My word, that’s impressively bleak.  At last: cranky Internet conservatives exalting the good-old-days.

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July 18, 2014 10:04 pm
smartercities:

Using Big Data to Make Education Smarter | P4SC
Numbers have always been a core part of any education. Now with smart analytics, schools can harness the power of data to better measure and track student performance in real time. Read how that adds up to fewer dropouts at one school system that has instituted a program of prevention through prediction.

smartercities:

Using Big Data to Make Education Smarter | P4SC

Numbers have always been a core part of any education. Now with smart analytics, schools can harness the power of data to better measure and track student performance in real time. Read how that adds up to fewer dropouts at one school system that has instituted a program of prevention through prediction.

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