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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.


Starting a Software Testing Meetup

February 8, 2016 - It seems like I’m starting a software testing meetup in Nashville. There is a Slack group for software developers in the area that has channels, one of which is dedicated to testers. A few of the regulars decided we should get together to have a cup or two of coffee together, and hang out and...... READ MORE


  • Is the Next Era of Collaborating Coming Soon?

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    Let me begin by saying that I have no inside information or insight into any of these company’s strategies. Instead, I’m just mentally connecting some dots and starting to wonder if any of these recent trends will have an effect on myself or the communities I interact with.

    Lots of Headlines in t…READ MORE

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  • Windows 10 Desktop Share Passes XP

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    As of the latest figures from NetMarketShare.com, Windows 10’s desktop operating system marketshare has just surpassed that for Windows XP, that venerable, creaky and insecure OS whose support went bye-bye when it hit end-of-life status on April 8, 2014. Almost two years later, it’s still kicking af…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (2/1 - 2/8)

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    Cloud container image via Shutterstock
    Who will win the battle of cloud containers: Amazon or Google? Find out in this week’s roundup.

    1. Cloud containers race heats up between Amazon and Google – Beth Pariseau (SearchCloudComputing)

    The heaviest hitters in Docker Linux cloud containers are…READ MORE

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  • Starting a Software Testing Meetup

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    It seems like I’m starting a software testing meetup in Nashville.

    There is a Slack group for software developers in the area that has channels, one of which is dedicated to testers. A few of the regulars decided we should get together to have a cup or two of coffee together, and hang out and tal…READ MORE

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  • Businesses need to think about the Internet of Things more broadly

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    There is certainly no shortage of buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. Thanks to sharp declines in the costs of sensing technology and data processing, we saw momentum grow more last year than ever before. According to Harbor Research, some 4.3 billion new devices (excluding laptops and PCs) wer…READ MORE

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  • What is Palo Alto Networks App ID ?

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    When it comes to treating an Application every vendor has a way of treating an App, most of the traditional firewalls treats Applications mostly on port numbers. For example traditional Firewalls treats DNS as port 53 application. And a rule  is configured in traditional firewall to allow port 53 f…READ MORE

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  • Fight threats to information security: Inform your people

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    High-profile cyberextortions like the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack in 2014, the one last year on infidelity dating site Ashley Madison and even a lesser-known hack on InvestBank in the United Arab Emirates must have spooked a lot of people.

    According to a study released in January by Cloud Se…READ MORE

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  • Quality as per Peter Drucker Has To Be Customer Driven

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    Quality as per Peter Drucker is to have a focused approach

    Quality has different angles from different perspectives as per Peter Drucker

    It does not matter whether it is a product or service, the quality as per Peter Drucker has to be a top most agenda

    Quality as per Peter Drucker puts more…READ MORE

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  • Not the comma!

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    There is a habit among some AD administrators to create their users so that the name is surname, firstname   – Note the comma between the two names. As an example the name would be

    Brown, Bill

    instaead of

    Bill Brown

    If you’re just using the GUI tools it doesn’t matter too much and …READ MORE

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  • Intel diversity report shows progress; how to bolster security in the cloud age

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    Intel’s annual diversity report was released this week, shows that it’s made some headway into increasing its workforce diversity: 43.1% of new hires last year were women or minorities, and there were 14.3% more women in leadership roles. But there’s still more progress to be made, as Associate Site…READ MORE

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  • New U.S. Channels Group exec at Xerox

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    About one month before Xerox announced intentions to split into two independent publicly traded companies, Darren Cassidy was named president of the U.S. Channels Group at Xerox.

    According to the vendor, Cassidy is a 15-year Xerox veteran with channel experience. In particular he led Xerox’s Gl…READ MORE

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  • How Zendesk sidesteps Silicon Valley's tech talent crunch

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    How hard is it to recruit tech talent in the San Francisco Bay Area? “Ridiculously hard when compared with other parts of the world,” according to Jason Smale, director of product for San Francisco-based Zendesk. While researching the challenges of hiring IT pros for our recent developer shortag…READ MORE

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  • July in review: the top Windows Server content

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    In our monthly feature, we recap the most popular content with our readers from the previous month and share it with you.

    For the month of July, Windows Server readers kept cool by learning more about what’s coming in Windows Server 2016, what was included in the latest Patch Tuesday updates and …READ MORE

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  • Wires only & Managed WAN Services - SDN / Hybrid

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    The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN solutions. Over the past decade, there hasn’t been a huge advance in capability for the Enterprise. The tried and tested managed layer 3 MPLS VPN has bee…READ MORE

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  • The mob programming mindset

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    Woody Zuill is careful to say he did not “invent” mob programming. But the career programmer turned consultant certainly played a big role in at least codifying the ideas behind mob programming.

    And spell out the details he did recently during a free mob programming seminar in the Boston area re…READ MORE

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  • Asigra signs OEM deal with Oracle to sell ZFS appliances

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    Asigra is packaging its Cloud Backup software on the Oracle ZFS Appliance for cloud providers who would rather not purchase and maintain their own hardware.

    Toronto-based Asigra for decades have sold backup software only to managed service providers. As cloud backup grows in popularity, MSPs find…READ MORE

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  • July in review: The most popular Exchange Server content

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    In our monthly feature, we take a look at the most popular pieces of content with our readers in the previous month and recap it for you.

    Exchange 2016 continues to be a hot topic, and readers want to learn more about how to deploy the new version of the server. Exchange admins also wanted to lea…READ MORE

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  • DCAC Now Has 2 VMware vExperts

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    I’m thrilled to report that Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting now has not 1, but 2 VMware vExperts in our ranks.  No we didn’t go off and hire another consultant.  VMware has decided that this year they will recognize both Myself (Denny Cherry) and Joey D’Antoni for all the community work …READ MORE

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  • New Google cloud VP hire could signal open-source embrace

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    A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider.

    Brian Stevens, former Red Hat CTO, has reportedly been hired by Google as the vice president of cloud platforms. Ste…READ MORE

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  • Barclays, Credit Suisse to pay $154M for 'dark pool' trading violations

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange commission announced last week that global banks Barclays and Credit Suisse would pay a record total of more than $154 million to settle allegations over “dark pool” trading. In other recent GRC news, retailers continue to face EMV chip hurdles months after new payme…READ MORE

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