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Data overload - not everything is worthy of analysis

Enough is enough, people. Just because companies want to hoard every last bit of minutiae about your life doesn’t mean you have to do it as well.  This week’s lead Searchlight item looks at “lifelogging,” part of the so-called Quantified Self movement. Know yourself through numbers!

Really? There’s nothing wrong with counting your calories or counting your steps, but when data becomes such a defining part of your life that logging how much time you spend logging your data is part of your daily routine, it’s time for an intervention. Try reading a book, or going for a walk — and not writing it down. Leave the big data dealings at the office and their analysis to the sneaky professionals, they’re going to be doing it anyway.

Also this week, why Quicken Loans will win March Madness, Google’s research methods and more.

Oh, one last bit of news this week — your intrepid Searchlight reporter and opine-er is moving on. Starting next week, Searchlight will be put into the capable hands of my fellow staffers at SearchCIO. I have no doubt they’ll bring you great stuff. Thanks for reading!

Go to SearchCIO.com Searchlight

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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It goes to show that there is problems with using iOS in the work place.
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Do not like that I have to but they are here to stay.
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Few iOS devices
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Apple should put their ego aside and concentrate on the code.
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No chioce. Senior management like their toys!
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Not just this bug but the general degredation of Apple QC as witnessed in the large number of issues since the lasi iOS release.
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IOS is a device very used, can't be blocked.
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Software manufacturer screwing up again...
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Yes it will cause bottlenecks in mail servers for most companies has become a serious issue.
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Bit rich MS poking this at Apple but you cant blame them. Apple should come back with "Well we hold our hands up to Apple's distict lack of experience in issuing SW updates - of course MS have years of experience of releasing 10's of updates everyday so any advice they can give us will be gratefully received!
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Disappointed with Apple for not testing the iOS 6.1 before public release. Hope BlackBerry Z10 will reclaim the #1 position as the best device for emails!
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IOS devices have no place now in an enterprise, they filled the gap before and raised the bar but the lack of enterprise care from apple means they should be dropped... shall we go into the s/mime fiasco too
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Apple products were made for home or pleasure but not for work environment.
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ios belongs at home, BB and win8 devices to give seniors thier toys
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If we blocked an OS or Device because of problems, we would have nothing (including MS stuff) connecting to Exchange or our network. You just adapt and workarround and mitigate. The problems are just part of the IT world.
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high level demands iPhone access so we couldn’t get them blocked even if we wanted to
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Very frustrated. I need to use my emails and calendar. I am switching to BB10.
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We need test each iOS release before iOS device access Exchange server.
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Apple Dev will fix it soon enough.
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that's why we have patches
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ios has no place in the enterprise really.
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We are in the process of migrating users to Ex2010. We may have to leave iOS users on 2007 until this is resolved. Otherwise, iOS devices are here to stay.
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IOS 6 is part of the enterprise landscape and will remain there. Not because IT depts chose it, but because every Boss wants an iphone or ipad. I have been monitoring this bug for the last 2 weeks and apple has release a fix (already!!), I believe largely due to IT blocking iphones from connecting to their servers. As IT professionals we no longer control the Enterprise landscape but we can mold its course.
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Not yet but time will tell
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Blackberrys are looking better again.
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Turn off the calendar on the iphone/ipad with the exchange account on it. wait a few minutes - refresh inbox - turn it back on.
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the apple "holier than thou" attitude is starting to crumble
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Look into mobile device management approach.
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ActiveSync is only enabled for projects
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Tell them to use those billions they saved on that tax shelter. Apple is going down.
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