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.

August 12, 2014 10:42 pm
Corporate America Hasn't Been Disrupted

It’s hard to say that regulation is what’s making the capital-intensive industries difficult to break into.  Nonetheless, this is a good read and presents a startling image of what is going on.

August 3, 2014 12:20 am

eiknarf:

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Just watched this documentary on Netflix and really enjoyed it. It’s not a very exploratory documentary or one that necessarily takes a call to action, but for those of us that were too young to fully understand the news that was coming out at the time or simply didn’t pay enough attention it is a great review of what is probably the advent that kicked off most of the trends on the internet today.  In a sense Napster being the first major platform that focused on “sharing” drives us in the social direction of web 2.0. It is really interesting to hear from the team behind it and realize just how naive they were (or at least how naive they want us to think they were) to what they were allowing people to do.  Ultimately it’s pretty safe to say that there are multiple ways the music industry could have worked with them instead that may have led to a more desirable outcome for everyone, but that’s after much hindsight.  The story of the internet has evolved in a way that it is very much a mythology and I find it funny that Sean Parker seems to be taking on the Satan role or at least one that repeatedly shows up in key moments. I would definitely recommend this documentary for anyone that wants to learn how technology got to the point it’s at today or if you simply want the nostalgia of that late 90s/early 2000s era.  Plus it was directed by BIll from Bill and Ted, so that’s pretty cool right?

July 14, 2014 7:24 am
Jean-Louis Gassée Decodes Satya Nadella's Email

stoweboyd:

The other day, Satya Nadella releases a sprawling memo, ostensibly to clarify Microsoft’s strategy under his leadership, and it positions the company as a ‘productivity and platform’ company, not the ‘devices and services’ orientation that Ballmer introduced in 2012, and reorganized the company…

I’m sure if you asked most Microsoft employees what they decoded it as it would be 3 words, “layoffs are probable.”

July 7, 2014 11:26 pm
Taylor Swift: Forming a bond with fans in the future will mean constantly providing them with the element of surprise.

I’m not going to lie, I was actually expecting to be pleasantly surprised. I’m not a fan of her music, but seeing her published in the WSJ I thought maybe this was a well-researched, thought out piece by an industry insider who has exposure to the most successful sectors of it at the moment. Instead, Taylor Swift comes off as naive and pompous, completely disregarding that at least a portion of her success comes from the amount of money and resources being poured into placing her music in every outlet through which people discover music.  She almost gets there when she mentions her Myspace following a decade ago, and I certainly don’t disagree with her belief on how artists need to connect with the fans in the digital age, but Taylor Swift becomes Taylor Swift through her label promotions, not simply because her music is “truer” than everything else out there.  She shows no attempt to really explain the economics of the modern music industry or what will really keep it going in the future.  Surprising your audience has been around since The Grateful Dead were spending 90% of their show on a jam session, The Who were smashing their instruments, Elvis was shaking his hips and much much more. If creative surprises were the single solution to the music industry The Mars Volta would have been the biggest band in the world 4 years ago.

June 8, 2014 1:42 pm
Game of Thrones, I.T. Department Remake


I was kind of hoping for a comparison as to who would be which house. Personally I think it would go like this.

Infrastructure = House Barratheon

Application = House Lannister

Data = House Stark

Help Desk = House Greyjoy

Anybody got more?

May 24, 2014 12:11 pm
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The corporate business infrastructure is already available in the cloud. The notion of Anything and Everything as a Service is quickly coming to pass. We see robust offerings in education, health care, entertainment, marketing, CRM and nearly every aspect of business. Ultimately, whatever can be turned into a service for a profit will be.

It is precisely these functions that will become business as a service in the cloud. They are leaving the enterprise forever, changing IT as we know it.

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IT Leadership 2.0: Transform Yourself or Fade Away via CIOInsight

IT leaders often ask us why they need to move to the cloud.  The fact is that it is already happening across every type of technology out there, from horizontal platforms to vertical solutions.  And the move to mobile apps is quickly accelerating that move as businesses push more information out through apps across customers, partners, and employees.  IT still matters, but the nature of the role will be very different.

(via enhatch)

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March 18, 2014 11:27 pm
The Price of Music
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