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.
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What are the future prospects for Facebook at Work? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. CIOs’ response to Facebook at Work? Never say never – Kristen Lee and Linda Tucci (SearchCIO)
Facebook is trying to make its way into the enterprise with a new collaborati…READ MORE
In researching a story for SearchWindowsServer late last week, I came face-to-face with some horrifying numbers. The first is a set of statistics from various sources that indicate more than 10 million servers are still running Windows Server 2003 in production mode in companies and organizations ar…READ MORE
Mitel has officially shelved its plans for a ShoreTel takeover.
Mitel pulled its third acquisition proposal — several days prior to the Nov. 20 deadline — due to ” the repeated refusal of ShoreTel’s Board of Directors to engage in discussions of any kind regarding a potential transaction,” acco…READ MORE
According to The Intercept, if you listen to FBI Director James Comey, you would be led to believe that “…cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a ‘very dark place’ where it ‘misses out’ on crucial evidence to nail criminals.” In his recent speech, Comey sites four cases that he say…READ MORE
I was asked how to create a NIC team only using the 1GB adapters without knowing how many 1gb NICs were on the server.
I think this should solve the problem
New-NetLbfoTeam -TeamMembers (Get-NetAdapter | where Speed -ge 1gb | select -ExpandProperty Name) -Name MyTeam
About 10 years ago my wife decided to go shopping on Black Friday. She came home from the local mall frazzled and upset. The crowds were huge, she said, with lots of pushing and shoving. And super deals? She didn’t see many of them. They had all been snapped up by wormy early birds. And more recentl…READ MORE
Intel claims it will leapfrog early 3D NAND leader Samsung with a 10 TB 3D NAND solid-state drive (SSD) for enterprises by late 2015.
Intel laid out its 3D NAND flash plans Thursday during its investor day presentations. Rob Crooke, VP of Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), said …READ MORE
Facebook, the enterprise version, got a lot of buzz this week on SearchCIO. We asked CIOs if they thought Facebook at Work would be a force to contend with. The short take: Is grass green?
Associate Editor Fran Sales expounded on the topic of enterprise collaboration with some helpful pointers fr…READ MORE
Facebook recently unveiled plans to launch a professional network called Facebook at Work that would compete with sites like LinkedIn. The service would allow users to message their colleagues, connect with people in their professional network and collaborate on work-related tasks. Is this a needed …READ MORE
Crittercism Inc. is on the verge of spinning out instances of its mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution to the new AWS data center in Frankfurt, Germany, according to co-founder Andrew Levy. In our recent conversation, Levy credited AWS with providing the backbone for Crittercism…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.
Primer on Power BI (Business Intelligence)
Writing Fair and Useful Editorial Reviews Is Hard Work
Stop making SQL Server do your dirty work
PASS Election Results for 2…READ MORE
Denodo Express, a free data virtualization tool with a graphical user interface-based studio, is the latest product offered by Denodo Technologies, Inc. Denodo Express connects with and integrates on-premises, in the cloud, structured, unstructured and big data sources. These sources are then delive…READ MORE
At a recent lunch with friends, one of them asked if I missed the security and simplicity of a 9-to-5 job. Wasn’t I scared?
The truth is yes. Oh yes, I am scared. Scared every day. I feel, a bit, as the neanderthal in the jungle must have felt thousands of years ago. Each time the neanderthal wok…READ MORE
I set up a new Lync server, everything worked fine except for conferencing which would fail with the error “Conferencing server did not respond”.
Enabling logging shows the following error
A SIP request made by Communicator failed in an unexpected manner (status code 80ef025b). More informatio…READ MORE
Do enterprises and other organizations need a CDC-like entity to help them in their fight against cyber attacks?
The Society for Information Management (SIM) thinks they might. Madeline Weiss, director of SIM’s Advanced Practices Council (APC), said the group is evaluating whether it’s time t…READ MORE
File transfer speed is always the name of the game and transferring files onto a faster flash drive is no exception. That’s where the Kanguru e-Flash drive really shines.
The e-Flash drive is unique in that it has a USB connection on one end and an e-SATA connection on the other. In tests the e…READ MORE
Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried?
Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on stage at Mammoth BI and do some myth busting about data-driven business.
Mammoth BI is the brain-chi…READ MORE
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We’re just over the halfway point in our November giveaway contest and one user is leading the pack! Here are the current standings:
ToddN2000: 1,335 points
Clark445kent: 375 points
Deepu9321: 315 points
Brian Gracely: 285 points
Michael Larsen: 260 poi…READ MORE
HP Simply StoreIT resellers can expect to see additional resources in the program to reflect enhancements made to the vendor’s MSA storage system that were announced today.
The company added data tiering, thin provisioning and other storage capabilities to the entry-level HP MSA storage system,…READ MORE
Anyone who’s had a hard drive fail just as they were about to do a backup on it, honest! will understand how much we’d all like to know when our hard disks are about to fail.
Some time ago (between 1995 and 2004, depending on how you count), a standard was developed called Self-Monitoring, Analy…READ MORE