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  • Facebook engineer: Going large requires thinking small

    When managing a constantly expanding system with many moving parts, it is crucial to break the system into large numbers of small pieces and manage them with lots of small, dedicated teams, advised Bobby Johnson, who is director of engineering for Facebook, at the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 03:45
  • Why security needs to catch up to Web 2.0

    Security managers can keep blocking Facebook, refusing to support mobile devices and vetoing cloud-based services, but they aren't going away.

    Written by Joan Goodchild23 June 10 00:56
  • LinkedIn Tip: Your Guide to the New 'Groups' Features

    LinkedIn announced today a bundle of updates to its Groups pages-the section of the social networking site dedicated to communities of professionals based on common interests, experiences, affiliations and goals. This update, rolling to users out throughout this week, is the first major facelift for LinkedIn since Groups launched in August 2009.

    Written by Kristin Burnham23 June 10 04:38
  • 5 social media risks CIOs need to be wary of: ISACA

    Malware, brand damage and loss of productivity are just a few of the consequences of social media use in the workplace CIOs need to be aware of, according to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

    Written by Lisa Banks11 June 10 11:13
  • Catching the mBusiness Wave

    Michael Friedenberg talks about the intersection of three of the most important trends he sees hurtling toward us in the near future: mobile Web, social networking and cloud computing. The way these technologies will change how we do business, manage IT and engage with our customers will be nothing short of revolutionary.

    Written by Michael Friedenberg02 June 10 11:43
  • Survey: Social media not useful for BI yet

    While the number of users on Twitter, Facebook and other social-networking sites continues to grow, business intelligence practitioners remain skeptical about the value of knowledge such services could generate, if one survey by a data warehousing firm is any indication.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 Jan. 10 05:55
  • Jive buys Filtrbox to boost social media monitoring

    To enhance its suite of enterprise collaboration products, Jive has bought Filtrbox, whose software helps companies track social media content across the Web in real time.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez08 Jan. 10 07:01