64 Promises That Every Leader Should Make

I have come to believe that as leaders we need to make promises to ourselves and to those we lead. Earlier this year as I was working on a project, I thought to myself, “What are the promises I make as a leader?” I have always had ideals and ways of doing things, but I had never written them out as promises and made them official. I thought about this for quite some time and after a while I came up with this list of 64 promises that leaders should make.

Source: www.toddnielsen.com

Todd Nielsen #Leadership promises.

Julia King: We’re all data scientists now

It’s up to each one of us to figure out what in the daily surge of data is useful, what’s crap and what’s truly valuable.


That daily surge in data includes point-of-sale information, customer service data from all of those conversations that are “recorded for your protection” and myriad digital emissions from your car, refrigerator and even from some artificial joints. Data associated with legal records, social media, financial calculations, government reports, supply chain updates and even signals from outer space is also piling up.

Source: www.computerworld.com.au

We are all #datascientists according to Julia King. 

IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud – insideBIGDATA

IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud,  that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud. Elastic Storage on Cloud is optimized for technical computing and analytics workloads, providing more storage capability in a more cost-effective way. Organizations can now easily meet sudden spikes in storage demands without needing to purchase or manage in-house infrastructure.

Source: inside-bigdata.com

Danlie Gutierrez on @InsideBigData #Cloud #IBM

Tired of being spied on? These startups try to keep your secrets safe

The private messaging arena is so hot right now that, as I’m writing this story, my inbox is filling up with story pitches about the launch of yet another ephemeral messaging app.

And it’s not just product launches: These apps are getting money. Just last week an app called Wiper, which claims to wipe a conversation from your phone, your friend’s phone, and Wiper’s servers with a single swipe of the finger tip, landed $2.5 million in funding.

With money comes crowding. Snapchat clones are everywhere these days, and while deleting your data is all the rage, it doesn’t seem connected to actual privacy. In fact, the whole notion of a private chat app is sort of bunk. Snapchat has been hacked, and developers have created Snap-saving apps to circumvent the self-destructing component of messages.

That’s not to say there is a shortage of reasons to be concerned with privacy.

Source: venturebeat.com

Just say no to storage

#ephemeral #messaging

By Ruth Reader