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One argument for choosing a full time day job over independent work or running your own business is stability. Having a full time job means you aren’t in the wilderness hunting new clients every few months, and you will get a paycheck every couple of weeks even when work slows down a little bit. The…READ MORE
The recently released Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Test Report by NSS labs recognizes the Palo Alto Networks Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) service for its strong security efficiency. NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Palo Alto Networks PA-5020 PAN-OS v6.1.1 wi…READ MORE
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Can HP’s hardware play an important role in the cloud market? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. HP cloud services here to stay, but IaaS ambition shifts – Ed Scannell and Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)
HP knows its cloud services won’t beat AWS, Google and A…READ MORE
Lots of sources on the Web are reporting on a comment that Lisa Siu, CEO of AMD, let slip during the Q&A portion of a recent earnings call last Friday, which I reproduce here in its entirety:
What we also are factoring in is, you know, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are w…READ MORE
It is always our endeavor to see that IT deployment in our companies have clear purpose and direction. As CIOs we often struggle to place our IT plans on the right path. The IT plan drawn is not for the IT function alone but one for the organization. Such a plan therefore has to be accepted and abs…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Report: Apple Watch Preorders Almost 1 Million On First Day In the US #WTF?
Analysing SQLBlog using Power Query
Creating a large data warehouse in Azure
Advice to New …READ MORE
Words and labels and tags in our industry mean something – at least for a while – and then marketing organizations tend to get involved and use words and labels and tags to best align to their specific agenda. For example, things like “webscale” or “cloud native apps” were strongly associated with t…READ MORE
What’s the state of C-level relationships within your company? IT experts from Organic Valley and IBM explain how strong C-level bonds — especially that of the CIO-CMO — are proving vital to business success.This week, IBM announced the launch of Watson Health, a business unit that will provide pe…READ MORE
Copy data — when used as a term and not meant as an imperative –is a problem that every organization has, said Phil Goodwin, research director of IDC’s Storage Systems and Software research practice. Copy data is when multiple copies of files and documents and other electronic data are made for di…READ MORE
SanDisk became the PCIe flash market leader with its 2014 acquisition of server-side flash pioneer Fusion-io. Less than a year later, there is a lot less to that market and that is having a negative impact on SanDisk’s bottom line.
SanDisk’s $1.32 billion in revenue last quarter was below its…READ MORE
The power and proliferation of mobile devices are not new concepts. But stepping back and evaluating the mobility market and its staggering numbers – and what it all means for unified communications – can be eye-opening.
Mobility and its influence on the UC market was a focal point of Google’…READ MORE
The next version of Exchange Server will be called Exchange Server 2016 and will be shipped in the second half of this year, Microsoft said in a blog post.
The new version of Exchange Server will refine search and include improvements to e-discovery search performance and reliability, the compan…READ MORE
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We’re at the midway point of our ITKE giveaway contest and the standings couldn’t be tighter. Here’s what the standings look like:
ToddN2000: 675 points
TheRealRaven: 455 points
Abuell: 330 points
AndreaF: 235 points
ncberns: 160 points
But for every…READ MORE
There was a time when data models were only touched by experts in white coats wearing soft cotton gloves while carrying them around. The data models were kept in a vault that Fort Knox would have been jealous of. Business users could validate the models and comment on them, but the IT specialists we…READ MORE
Okay, granted, “It has come to the attention of Carnegie Mellon University (“CMU”) that in recent months there has been an upsurge of interest on the part of industry in correlation-sensitive adaptive sequence detectors for signal-dependent noise and their application in data storage and retri…READ MORE
“Mobile DevOps” sounds like the result of a marketing brainstorming session.
Marketer 1: “What’s a hot technology these days?”
Marketer 2: “Mobile.”
Marketer 1: “OK, what else?”
Marketer 2: “DevOps.”
Marketer 1: “You know what would be even hotter? Mobile DevOps!” (Pats self on back)
As the Internet of Things and wearables take hold, EMM and security will grow more complex. Nicko van Someren, CTO of EMM vendor Good Technology, calls in to talk about these trends. The Device Spotlight features a new tablet you can write on with a pencil. And our hosts discuss mobile DevOps, me…READ MORE
Information and Cyber security is becoming a big topic of discussion extending beyond IT; in recent times it has definitely caught the attention of many country heads – Presidents and Prime Ministers alike. Conferences and Summits are being organized with discussions and debate around how to prote…READ MORE
Vacations are wonderful. I’m typing this in a deluxe one-bedroom suite at the Westgate Vacation Villas in Kissimmee, Florida. It may seem silly to vacation in central Florida when we live near the beach in Bradenton, FL year-round, but we have relatives in Baltimore who have a time-share in Kissimme…READ MORE
Want to learn a bit more about some of the speakers at the PowerShell Summit? Head over to the Scripting Guy blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/ – to see a series of posts giving you some background, and pictures, of a number of speakers….READ MORE