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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 Real Effects of Automation in Software

February 1, 2016 - Automation is here for good in software development, and it will have big affects on how we work. But not in the way you might think. In 1779 a man names Ned Ludd got tired with mechanization and industrialization reducing the number of jobs available for skilled craftspeople. Ned led a group of people in...... READ MORE


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The fine line between data-driven culture and being data-obsessed

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    It seems as though everyone is rallying behind the notion of a data-driven culture these days, and Gartner is no exception. The consultancy has conducted surveys and released research documents that tout its importance and provide insight into how CIOs can build a data-driven culture in the enterpri…READ MORE

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  • Customize and Provision Windows 10 Images with Windows ICD

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    There’s an interesting tool available in the Hardware Dev Center portion of MSDN: it’s called the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, aka Windows ICD. It’s designed to streamline the process of customizing and provisioning a Windows image. The home page for this tool states that it is design…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

    Trevor Jones1,050 pointsBadges:
  • 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

    Fran Sales2,585 pointsBadges:
  • NFL keeps Super Bowl goers entertained with Wi-Fi analytics

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    With Super Bowl 50 kicking off Sunday, there is one team behind the scenes that plenty of mobile users in the stadium will be counting on — and it’s not the Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers.

    With 80,000 fans using their phones to message, share content and more during the game, the Wi-Fi co…READ MORE

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  • Cisco intents to acquire Jasper Technologies

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    The era of technology is evolving and trends are moving towards a connected world, be it humans , machines, automobiles or household appliances, people are making efforts to connect them. So did the word “Internet of Things” (IoT) emerged. I could see Cisco is quite serious on this direction and ar…READ MORE

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  • Technology may not be helpful with tracking Zika virus

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    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency and now hospitals are on alert and prepping for any incoming cases, and the public is being informed of symptoms and proper precautions to take.

    Although technology helped in tracking the spread o…READ MORE

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  • UC is dead, long live UC?

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    Unified communications will soon reach its “use by” date, and the next evolution of enterprise communications is around the corner, analysts say. But what exactly is coming next?

    UC has reached maturity — in terms of language and technology — since entering the market in 2005 and will hit its “…READ MORE

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  • VMware ready to drop the axe on vCloud Air, Fusion groups

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    By Ed Scannell and Nick Martin

    The bloodletting at VMware has begun.

    Reports published over the past several days about the company laying off as many as 900 of its 18,000 or so employees are proving correct, as dozens of affected workers are posting about their experiences on a message board….READ MORE

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  • Morphisec plans to bring back endpoint security – with a twist

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    It wasn’t that long ago that endpoint security was viewed as an afterthought (and some might argue that for a lot of folks, it still is). As enterprises and security managers scrambled to shore up the perimeter defenses and protect the corporate network, it felt like attending to the security needs …READ MORE

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  • Colocation and cloud providers experience outage woes

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    Cloud infrastructure offerings increased in resiliency in 2015, assuaging the fears of many businesses looking to switch some applications or transition production IT entirely to the cloud. Enterprises want to save money while retaining the same performance, which cloud providers aim to deliver. Gra…READ MORE

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