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Data Digest: Open Source Code, The Third Data Dimension, Rip and Replace Legacy Systems

Why do software makers release open source code, plus IoT opens up opportunities and knowing when it's time to rip and replace your legacy systems.

Why Enterprises Make Their Code Open Source
(Source: ADT Mag)

The amount of generosity some developers and enterprises have is staggering when it comes to open source. Why do the makers of important, useful code set it free in open source? This article has the answer.

The Third Dimension of Data is the IoT
Source: The Enterprisers Project)

Big data is not the real revolution we think it is right now. The true transformation will come when the IoT is fully integrated into society, this article argues. The IoT will bring a “third dimension” of data that will open up opportunities we never even dreamed of.


How to Know when a Complete Upheaval is Required
(Source: CIO)

Sometimes legacy systems are too much of a handicap for an enterprise, and a complete removal is needed to progress with any speed. This article looks at how to recognize when that moment comes and what to do. It includes an example of an enterprise going through this process to help illustrate its pointers.

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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