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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

Some great new ibm.com resources for Notes/Domino 8.5.3
Lotus Notes/ Domino v8.5.3 was launched this week to a fanfare. Ed Brill has collated some useful links to some relevant web content. See it, here.

Steve Jobs obituary
Just in case you have been on a different planet this week, the co-founder of Apple finally succumbed to cancer. Tributes and obituaries are many but this is one of the better one I have read. It’s here.

Business analytics: how to make sense of big data
Surprisingly interesting interview with the CTO of a data analytics company. Evidence (should it be needed) that the exploitation of data within the enterprise is one the the ‘next big things’. Read it, here.

Azure beats Google and Rackspace in cloud performance benchmark
Microsoft Azure tops survey into cloud performance. Presumably this will heighten the efforts to make the cloud a viable alternative to enterprise as well as potentially cheaper. Read it, here.

And finally…
The Most Pointless Tablet Accessory So Far?
What? Why? How did that happen? All valid questions for the makers of (apparently) the ultimate assessory. It beggars belief as to what is going on between the ears of the manufacturers/ marketers of this rubbish. Have a look, here.

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