Two weeks into 2013, the decorations are down, resolutions are under way, and we've covered all the looks back and peeks ahead our necks can handle. We here at SearchCIO Searchlight are now ready to live in the present and give our full attention to finding the best bits from around the Web this week, including this week's primo event: the International CES show. At least, we're going to try, from underneath this pile of tissues. It seems we're not alone in what is becoming an epic germ battle, as illustrated in this graph we found showing U.S. flu trends using aggregated Google search data. But you know us, we'll be fine. You go ahead and enjoy quizzing yourself on cloud facts, reading the latest on data center information management and big data, and finding out why Vegas might be a lousy place to visit but a good place to live.
- Just last week we featured the prediction that data center information management was going to be hot, and lookee here: a piece on DCIM and big data analytics. Sure, it's one in a series of nine blog posts about data centers, but it's totally the hottest part.
- Separating cloud facts from fiction has become old hat for CIOs, but sometimes it's good to check in on how well everyone else understands it. Or, for those who think cloud computing is affected by bad weather (groan), how little they understand it.
- Want to do something to benefit yourself as a CIO, as well as enrich your developers? Make them build a mobile app. (You might want to temper your turnaround expectations, however, judging by this infographic.)
- Are you curious about the soft skill that truly drives analytics teams? If so, perhaps you ought to be part of one. (This also explains why there are so few cats in data analysis).
- Lots of folks are totally excited about the goings on at International CES this week. BuzzFeed blogger Matt Buchanan is not one of them. He skipped the show, panning it as a past-its-prime victim of this paradox: Technology is killing the venerable Vegas extravaganza.
- Even if big tech shows are no longer a Vegas draw, apparently tech jobs are. According to new data, Sin City ranks sixth among America's emerging tech hotspots.
Let us know what you think about the story; email Karen Goulart, Features Writer.