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The dirty secrets of Speed

Digital Transformation is a buzzword these days. It is so for good reasons. Many businesses today face fierce pressures from competitors leveraging web scale technologies and digital business models. Many others must also adapt to younger customer bases that are particularly sensitive to engagements via digital means. In this context, Digital is no longer an instrumental item to the business, but a defining one.

Technology has always had the ability to speed things up. We have been hearing this forever and, precisely because of this, we all tend to normalize our perception about speed and minimize how relevant it can ...

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell – Part 2: “The Dark Side”

What we have seen on our previous post may seem interesting and powerful. Essentially, what we are doing is opening the door to creating local datasets with personally identifiable information coming from our Social Networks. That's a pretty big deal. Therefore, there are a couple of things that we need to understand before going forward.

Privacy, Law and Ethics

Usually, on Digital Media, whenever you can access some information is because you have rights and permissions to do so. However, I would like you to consider the difference between “can” and “should”. Now, you have the chance to “download” datasets ...

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The Limits of Shared Hosting

SharedHostingLimits-201207-0Have you ever wondered which is the real difference among different offerings besides the fact that your applications run on a shared server? In fact, most of the times, this seems to be a tricky question because most service providers describe the boundaries and limits of their services based on the following common parameters:

  • The resource type and quota: storage, bandwidth, mail boxes, mail lists, FTP accounts, database instances, etc.
  • The underlying platform: Windows (IIS/Apache) or Linux (Apache) under whichever version.
  • The amount of run-time services for your applications: .NET, PHP,
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