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Back in the 1990’s we used to have a long, painful process we called regression testing. That was the final step before pushing the code to production. It happened after the code was ‘complete’, and pretty much involved re-testing everything. Since the code was typically a big ball of mud without …READ MORE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage sales rebounded last quarter, thanks to the addition of Nimble Storage and an improvement of the 3PAR SAN platform.
HPE storage revenue of $948 million grew 24% year-over-year last quarter. That’s not quite as impressive as it sounds, because most of that grow…READ MORE
Rounding out our analysis of some of the major Linux platform developments seen throughout 2017, let’s turn our attention to Canonical and its Ubuntu distro.
As we know, in programming, canonical means ‘according to the rules’ — and non-canonical means ‘not according to the rules’… and in the …READ MORE
Computer Weekly writes a lot about cyber security – it’s the easily most popular topic among our readers, and always rates as one of the top priorities in our annual survey of IT professionals. None of that will come as a surprise.
But some weeks certain stories come together to bring an insi…READ MORE
At Computer Weekly, we strive to provide in-depth coverage of issues, challenges and trends facing today’s IT leaders through original, independent and targeted content.
To ensure that our stories meet the needs of our readers in the APAC region, we’ve formed our inaugural APAC CIO Advisory P…READ MORE
If you want to find the name of the local computer you use $env:COMPUTERNAME.
Except that doesn’t exist in Linux PowerShell v6 – you have to use $env:HOSTNAME
PowerShell 1 Consistency 0
I can live with having $env:HOSTNAME because I bet that’s what Linux users would look for. It would…READ MORE
As fueled by Amazon, Google and Apple at the recent CES, 2018 will be the year of the voice wars, with companies developing a myriad of dazzling voice integrations set to change the way we interact in a digital world. Already one in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to research from N…READ MORE
IBM plans to sow its latest crop of U.S. patents with a strong cloud emphasis, and prepare a feast for its hungry customers.
A substantial number of IBM patents for 2017 — more than 1900 out of 9043 total patents — were for cloud technologies, the company disclosed last month. Those numbers ill…READ MORE
The UK is still a member of the EU. Freedom of movement is still as it was. But something has changed forever.
This change could have huge ramifications on future generations and the UK economy for years to come.
The latest ONS figures show that the number of EU citizens coming to the UK (220,…READ MORE
Organizations have come a long way in their understanding of fast-developing cloud computing applications – they know how to evaluate cloud offerings and incorporate them into their IT operations. But knowledge gaps still exist, said John Yeoh, director of research at the Cloud Security Alliance.
Lego Education, the more serious branch of the Lego enterprise, aims to provide teachers and other education providers with fun ways to engage children with science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects.
To us, it may just be a toy we have long left in our childhood, but the makers …READ MORE
In this guest post, Jack Bedell-Pearce, managing director of service provider 4D Data Centres, shares his thoughts on the role colocation can play in helping cryptocurrency miners boost their profits.
Despite recent fluctuations and a downturn in value, Bitcoin remains one of the most popular …READ MORE
There’s been a rash of issues lately with Windows 10 updates and Insider Preview upgrades. Some of these have left PCs with boot problems. I read about a particularly interesting case in point on TenForums this morning. Its title “Caught in safe mode” tell us the author wants to break out of a vicio…READ MORE
Containers as a service (CaaS) is a cloud service that allows software developers to upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers by using a provider’s API calls or a web portal interface. Continued…
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“Comparing virtualization to containers is a bit like comparing a…READ MORE
Using Market Intelligence to Challenge Leaders in your market
Why companies need market intelligence when they aren’t the primary feature of the research?
Challenger vendors don’t often show up in true market data at a level to draw any statistically significant insights because they cu…READ MORE
New architectures composed out of language agnostic software containers have made polyglot programming a new reality. But out of this newfound freedom chaos can ensue if clear software development governance policies do not exist that describe when, where and why certain programming languages can be…READ MORE
Mastercard has ‘Priceless’ and American Express has ‘That’ll do nicely’ and ‘Don’t leave home without it’, but what does Visa have?
The answer appears to be the (arguably less catchy) ‘It’s everywhere you want to be’ and ‘More people go with Visa’, or so it seems.
The recent press release from Palo Alto networks comes with a great surprise as they released PAN-OS 8.1 which comes with some great new features and enhancements, also the new hardware they introduced have plenty to offer.
With growing threats targeted in form, SSL is always challenging to inter…READ MORE
Last week I spoke about some of the critical factors that will be important for IT leaders to consider if they are bring containers and Kubernetes into their environments. These decision-criteria are elements that will have longer-term impacts on how well their application developers and IT oper…READ MORE
There is little argument that cloud is having a major impact on how organisations design, provision and operate their IT platforms. However, there still seem to be major arguments as to what an overall cloud platform actually should be.
For example, should the end result be 100% private clo…READ MORE