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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.


The Code Freeze Myth

April 19, 2017 - A few years ago I was working with a development team at the end of a very long release cycle. About 15 of us were gathered in a meeting room giving our status update. Most of the developers said they were done with implementation and were either waiting for feedback from testers, or were going...... READ MORE


  • FHSS and the industrial internet of things

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    The new digital landscape shaped by the industrial internet of things is vastly changing the way enterprises conduct business. As a result, most businesses need to meet modern connectivity demands in order to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving and data-driven marketplace. To help meet this new d…READ MORE

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  • performance testing


    Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. Continued…

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    “Many software development businesses fail to take performance testing seriously. It deserves focused effort, including time to design fu…READ MORE

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  • New York to Destroy IDNYC Data

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    We’ve written before about government agencies concerned that President Donald Trump’s administration could end up destroying data that those agencies find useful but which the administration finds inconvenient. Now we have the opposite situation: Cities that are destroying data to keep it out o…READ MORE

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  • Spanning Cloud Apps ‘finds a home’ outside Dell EMC

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    Dell EMC has sold off another asset after its mega-merger.

    Dell EMC last week spun out Spanning Cloud Apps to Insight Venture Partners, less than three years after EMC acquired Spanning for its cloud-to-cloud backup software. Insight added Spanning to its collection of backup companies, which inc…READ MORE

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  • Data science and AI share similar needs

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    Data science and artificial intelligence are converging toward one another, as businesses look to leverage anything they can to get a leg up on the competition.

    In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, we take a look at how enterprises can support these two trends. While they may initially se…READ MORE

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  • How messaging platforms disrupted the UC market

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    These days, disruption and innovation entwine like a hashtag. As an example, Slack and other messaging platforms have ruffled the unified communications market with a new way of working and collaborating.

    Several factors have sparked the success of messaging platforms and disrupted traditional UC…READ MORE

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  • Stack Overflow: Python snakes up developer ecosystem ladder

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    Knowledge-sharing platform for software application developers Stack Overflow has opened up its Q1 Developer Ecosystem report.

    The analysis features a ranking of what are estimated to be the UK and Ireland’s fastest-growing technologies of Q1 2017.

    It’s worth noting that Stack Overflow enjo…READ MORE

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  • With vCloud Air sale, VMware clears cloud computing path

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    With the sale of its long languishing vCloud Air offering this week, VMware found a way to step away from the product that has had an uncertain future for quite some time.

    The company sold its vCloud Air business to OVH, Europe’s largest cloud provider, for an undisclosed sum, handing off its vCl…READ MORE

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  • Testing times for virtual reality despite Sky's Attenborough odyssey

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    Sir David Attenborough is to be digitised as part of an interactive virtual reality experience promising hands-on access to some of the rarest items from London’s Natural History Museum. But after a difficult launch year, is virtual reality itself destined to become little more than a fossil?


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  • Desktop virtualisation dilemmas: Solving the VDI blame game

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    In this guest post, Kevin Cooke, product director at desktop virtualisation software provider Liquidware Labs, explains how CIOs and IT departments can avoid playing the blame game when working out why their VDI projects are not going to plan.

    The move to virtual desktops, whether full on-premis…READ MORE

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  • Monitor Upgrade Saves on Money and Energy

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    Just recently, I decided it was time to upgrade my dual desktop monitors. I’ve been running a pair of Dell 27″ monitors for over 8 years now. They’re identical 2707 WFP UltraSharp monitors, and turn ten years old this year. When I purchased the first member of that pair in 2007/2008, I paid over $70…READ MORE

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  • Oracle nudges enterprises towards using Docker

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    Oracle has pushed itself further into the Docker community by allowing developers to now pull images of their flagship databases and developer tools through the Docker Store.

    Effective immediately, developers can pull images of Oracle products including Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java …READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Raising girls as people

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    In this guest post Frances Burton, security services group manager at education technology solutions charity, Jisc, explains what it’s like to be a “woman in technology” and why we should be raising people rather than raising girls.

    Apparently, I’m a woman in technology, although I’ve never thoug…READ MORE

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  • Cisco clears the fabric for NVMf as Fibre Channel reaches 32Gbps

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    The recent announcement by Cisco of 32Gbps capability in its MDS 9700 Director switch and UCS C-series server products means the two major storage networking hardware makers are now able to offer the next generation of Fibre Channel bandwidth to customers; Brocade already did last summer with its Ge…READ MORE

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Choosing a handheld mobile computer to improve warehouse operations

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    In this contributed blog post Paul Reed, regional product manager for Zebra Technologies discusses the technologies retailers should be choosing to increase warehouse productivity.

    In recent years, the dramatic increase in online shopping has had a huge impact on the retail industry. Long gone …READ MORE

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  • A new IT security role, a tested reporting structure

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    The question of who’s the CISO’s boss is an old one, and there’s still no single answer. I reported on it a year ago. Some say the IT security chief should not report to the overseer of IT initiatives, the CIO, because cybersecurity could come into conflict with technology innovation. Others say th…READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips. This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in order to ac…READ MORE

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  • Winning the Domain Game

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    Over the last quarter century the Internet has become a fundamental utility that businesses, governments and consumers rely on; being off-line is less and less acceptable. And yet, a 2017 Quocirca research report, Winning the Domain Game (sponsored by Neustar), shows that 72% of UK business face int…READ MORE

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  • People are pesky & picky, developers need in-app support power

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    Developer needs platforms, developers need (programming) languages, developers need DevOps, developers need automation with workflow controls… and of course developers need beer, soda and pizza.

    But also, developers need the ability to placate those pesky people we call users with something tha…READ MORE

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