Author: Ben Moore

Innovation – Wikipedia’s Take

A 2013 survey of literature on innovation found over 40 definitions. In an industrial survey of how the software industry defined innovation, the following definition given by Crossan and Apaydin was considered to be the most complete, which builds on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) manual’s definition:[9] Innovation is: production or adoption,…

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WOA, Again

I’ve blogged a couple of times (here and here) about the emergence of ARM in the (formerly) Wintel world (known as Windows On ARM – WOA). It’s coming faster than even I expected. We all try to forget about the ill-fated Windows RT devices. I hope you didn’t buy one. But now… At the recent Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event…

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Neutrons

Every now and then my propeller beanie comes out. Here I go again. Last year during the week between Christmas and New Years, I had my annual lunch with two of my geekiest friends. That was a time to be remembered. I’ve already discussed one of the topics we covered. One of the lunch mates is a…

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Chip and PIN Cards

So do you have one of the new “Chip and PIN” cards? They are also known as “EMV” for Europay/MasterCard/Visa. Instead of swiping you’re supposed to “dip” them. Currently not all merchants have implemented the “dip” technology. There are fiscal liability implications related to that don’t affect the consumer so I won’t cover that here.…

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Cloudy Day

To some I’m sure that March 1st felt like April 1st. Really, that couldn’t be happening? Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) went down in their Eastern Region (Ok, it just had “high error rates”). But there are a couple of lessons to be learned from this. First, it seems nobody is listening to me. Cloud services…

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You Can’t Cut Your Way to Success

One of my former co-workers used to say “You Can’t Cut Your Way to Success.” A recent article in CIO.com called out challenges that keep CIOs up at night. Several of the points were pertinent to my former co-worker’s advice. 5. Aging IT infrastructures and IT spending cuts “Many [financial services] organizations continue to rely on IT…

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