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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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From the Cloud to Virtualization, Software As a Service to Web Services, ideas seem to be everywhere all the time. Somewhere, somehow, someone needs to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve asked Matt Heusser to provide his insight and commentary on the prevailing issues for IT staff today.


Preventing Burnout

July 25, 2016 - I can see burnout on the horizon. I’m trying to back peddle, but it is still there. I did a quick Google search on preventing burnout, and this was the top result: Work with purpose. Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work. Give to others. Take control, and actively manage your time....... READ MORE


  • GUEST BLOG: Women on the IT ladder - is CIO the next step?

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    In this contributed blog post Lisa Heneghan, head of UK CIO Advisory at KPMG UK, discusses how the changing demands placed on CIOs may lead to more women in the c-suite

    The recent Harvey Nash/KPMG global CIO survey found the number of women in senior IT leadership roles has risen by a third in th…READ MORE

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  • Stopping Azure Services Automatically

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    Like most speakers who give presentations using Microsoft Azure, I’ve managed to leave services running for days (or weeks) without realizing it. To help solve this I put together a run book that runs in our Azure account and which runs every night. It turns off VMs, scales SQL DBs down to the basic…READ MORE

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  • At the intersection of Legos, Agile and SOA

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    So your Agile teams aren’t working as efficiently as you’d like. Maybe you have specialists spread too thinly through your teams, or your product is just to big and broad for a traditional organization. It’s SOA and Legos to the rescue — really.

    At an Agile 2016 seminar in Atlanta this week, spe…READ MORE

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  • The Appeal of Serverless Computing

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    Over 5 years ago, we started The Cloudcast podcast. That show is focused on the trends in Cloud Computing. Several months back, we decided to have a couple shows (here, here, here and here) focused on this emerging trend called “Serverless Computing”. Those shows turned out to be some of the most po…READ MORE

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  • Commvault rallies ‘round the cloud

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    Commvault increased its year-over-year revenues for the third straight quarter, with a big assist from the cloud.

    Like all storage vendors, Commvault is looking for a way to work with public cloud providers to prevent getting steamrolled by them. In Commvault’s case, the strategy is to protect …READ MORE

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  • Bust these common cloud computing myths

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    For most enterprises, it is no longer a question of if they will move to the cloud, but when.

    The public cloud services market has steadily grown over the past few years. In 2016 alone, it will increase 16.5% to $204 billion, according to analyst firm Gartner. But even with cloud’s popularity, th…READ MORE

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  • CMS releases overall hospital quality data

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    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to unleash some stark numbers on care quality at individual hospitals across the country.

    But before CMS publishes those star ratings on specific hospitals (coming soon), it has compiled and published a statistical overview of the …READ MORE

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:

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  • Choosing the right mobile connectivity provider for your IoT project

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    Talking to people who work on IoT projects that require GSM connectivity, we noticed that many of are not sure how to find a suitable mobile connectivity provider. If you are one of them, these five questions will help you to determine your requirements.

    1. Do you want your device to be mobile?

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  • What does the Apache Kudu say?

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    Some software development operations (on the straight up vendor side) have marketing managers, evangelists and product leads. Other software operations have all-volunteer developers, stewards and incubators… and that’s how the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) describes its team of happy cohorts …READ MORE

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  • Survey says: Be careful what you ask for

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    With the ability to quickly conjure up an online interactive survey thanks to software as a service (SaaS) technology, any developer or business can almost instantly start polling potentially hundreds or millions of respondents with dozens of questions. Do you really need all that data?

    Designing…READ MORE

    Joel Shore1,665 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft lets down Windows 10 Pro users

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    In theory, anniversaries are a wonderful opportunity for couples to show each other how much they care about one another. In reality they can easily end in disaster if one side of the relationship forgets the special day or lets their partner down.

    Well, if Microsoft were dating its Windows 10 Pr…READ MORE

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  • Will Privacy Shield build customer-centric organizations?

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    The EU-U.S Privacy Shield data transfer pact is now in effect, and U.S. cloud providers, e-commerce retailers and other companies that want to collect customer data from their European Union counterparts can start signing up to use the laws Aug. 1.

    The framework, which replaces the Safe Harbor ag…READ MORE

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  • Preventing Burnout

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    I can see burnout on the horizon. I’m trying to back peddle, but it is still there.

    I did a quick Google search on preventing burnout, and this was the top result:

    Work with purpose.
    Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work.
    Give to others.
    Take control, an…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,325 pointsBadges:
  • XYZ showcases prototype food printer

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    3D printing specialist XYZ is experimenting with uses for its printing technology, starting with the potential to print food

    Computer Weekly has dabbled in the realms of 3D printing before, when the Inspect-a-gadget team attempted to use a do-it-yourself 3D printer with no previous training.


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  • BT needs to go the extra mile, to keep the last mile

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    Imagine this. It’s the early years of the 20th century. While many people still get around using a horse and trap, cars have become affordable and more and more people are buying them. It’s clear to everyone that cars are going to replace horses in the next decade. And it’s equally obvious tha…READ MORE

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  • Opinion: From finding skilled workers, to giving workers skills

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    General manager of Arch Graduates, Harry Gooding, explains why he went from recruitment to creating the perfect tech workers for the job

    It’s no secret that currently the tech industry is suffering from a skills gap.

    Computer Science graduates claim they cannot find work, and industry claims…READ MORE

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  • BrackWust Bot grills guest's sausage

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    The BrackWust Bot looks like it could become hotter than a hot potato this summer. The Bot was recently used at the 53rd Stallwächter-Party of the Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin to continuously grill German bratwursts on a regular gas grill all by itself.

    According to its inve…READ MORE

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  • TIBCO Mashery: APIs now have a 'lifecycle'

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    Data integration and analytics company TIBCO has released Mashery Enterprise API, essentially a piece of API management software supplied as a SaaS subscription.

    What is API management?
    In actuality, API management isn’t about the ‘manage’ function i.e. is denotes software intelligence capable…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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