Monday, August 17, 2015

Is this the only way to get their attention? Will they listen next time? (and there will be a next time)
Arab News reports:
A national hacked more than 24 government websites Saturday morning in just two hours after those in charge of these websites ignored messages of a possible attack, said an online newspaper.
Through his Twitter account, the hacker “Cyber of Emotion” said that after the government websites ignored his messages about a possible attack, his group announced that it was going to attack those websites lacking strong protection and security.
The Saudi hacker and his team with the Arabic hashtag #minna_wala_min_ghairena (from us and not from others) said these hackings would not harm the data. “We are just creating a hurdle in the entry till these websites are corrected,” he said.
Read more on Yahoo!
Related: @Cyber_Emotion on Twitter

For my IT Governance students. This is why we spend so much time on Change.
McKinsey insights on change management
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Aug 16, 2015
  • Change management as it is traditionally applied is outdated. We know, for example, that 70 percent of change programs fail to achieve their goals, largely due to employee resistance and lack of management support. We also know that when people are truly invested in change it is 30 percent more likely to stick. While companies have been obsessing about how to use digital to improve their customer-facing businesses, the application of digital tools to promote and accelerate internal change has received far less scrutiny. However, applying new digital tools can make change more meaningful—and durable—both for the individuals who are experiencing it and for those who are implementing it. The advent of digital change tools comes at just the right time. Organizations today must simultaneously deliver rapid results and sustainable growth in an increasingly competitive environment. They are being forced to adapt and change to an unprecedented degree: leaders have to make decisions more quickly; managers have to react more rapidly to opportunities and threats; employees on the front line have to be more flexible and collaborative. Mastering the art of changing quickly is now a critical competitive advantage…”

Any opportunities here?
What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

The Internet of Things and 5G Networks
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Aug 16, 2015
TechCrunch: “…Now with the leap to 5G networks, we can start to completely reshape entire industries, and rethink how we run our cities and manage critical national infrastructures. 5G will be a far more capable network than its predecessors; it will deliver speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps), which is 40 times faster than the current maximum speeds achievable on 4G… 5G will turn this one-way interaction we have today with data into something new. Imagine a new network that will enable machines to communicate instantly without any human intervention, and to do things on our behalf and for our benefit without our active engagement. The result will be a further transformation of how we live our lives, and a steep increase in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to enable fuller, richer and more convenient lifestyles. This is the promise of 5G as it enables the Internet of Things (IoT).” [the author of this article, Hossein Moiin is the EVP and CTO of Nokia]

A sign of the times.
IBM launches Linux-only mainframe system LinuxONE
… IBM said LinuxONE Emperor can scale up to 8,000 virtual machines or thousands of containers, which would be the most for any single Linux system.

This is the “Everything you ever wanted to know about ...” guy.
New on LLRX – Finding People Resources and Sites on the Internet
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Aug 16, 2015
Via LLRX.comFinding People Resources and Sites on the Internet – People centric resources and sites on the Internet allow you to find individuals based on a range of objectives: personal (family, medical, genealogy); business (legal, corporate, financial); academic; government and career. Web search guru Marcus P. Zillman’s new guide highlights selected sources to add to or supplement your current tools to focus research and retrieve information for actionable results.”

Perhaps this explains the large number of Indian students in my grad classes. (I never thought it was my teaching)
India-born CEOs are taking the U.S. by storm
Google. Microsoft. Pepsi. MasterCard. Adobe. Harmon.
What do these companies have in common? They are all run by India-born CEOs, part of a generation of talented students who left their home country and rose to the top of some of the world's largest corporations.

For my gamers.
15 Cool Puzzle Games You Can Play Free in Your Browser

...and I thought my students were wearing headphones!

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