Every week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the best tablets in the world, BYOD, Twitter’s recent Transparency Report, and more. I hope you find them useful:
The U.S. Government has asked for Twitter user’s data 679 times so far
Twitter recently unveiled their first Transparency Report, detailing how many times governments around the world demanded its users’ information and asked that it remove content. As it turns out, the U.S. Government topped the list. By far. I mention this story because it has big implications for cloud computing. What happens if the government requests user data from a cloud hosting vendor? Who owns the data? I suspect this will become a big issue in the next few years.
10 best tablets in the world today
As tablets work their way into the workplace, companies will soon face a big question: Which tablet is right for us? While the article above lists the best options, I’d like to add one more factor for your consideration: What’s your mobile app strategy? If you plan on building native mobile apps, your options are rather limited. However, if you plan on building mobile web apps, you’re free to choose whichever tablet is best for your company. To learn more about why mobile web apps are best for business, check out this article.
BYOD face-off: The case for, and against
BYOD has turned into a hot topic recently, with some business leaders fiercely opposed to the idea while others welcome it with open arms. This interesting article takes two business leaders on both sides of the debate and shares the reasoning behind each opinion.
10 things your cloud provider may not tell you
This article provides a great list of questions to ask for any company considering a move to the cloud. I’d like to add one more question to that list: How easily can you move your applications? What if you want to move your apps from one cloud provider to another, or just move them back on-premise. Is that a difficult process? This article goes into a little more detail on the topic.