Predictions for 2014, the internet of things, predictive analytics and SAP's HANA as a DBaaS
Posted in Working alongside SAP Business Suite by Clinton Jones on 2013-12-06 10:21:59
A few events this week triggered some thoughts about where HANA and in-memory computing should be considered in the context of your overall SAP ERP landscape.
As many will know, SAP is officially positioning itself as a premier cloud provider and this is achieved in a number of ways both through …READ MORE
So far you’ve seen how to create CDXML files by hand – though you probably used cut and paste rather than typing everything from scratch.
Its time to bring a bit of automation to creating CDXML files. The XML is fairly simple and you’re only changing a couple of values so you can do this:
Its official now, Cisco announced the much awaited update for CCIE Routing and Switching from version 4 to 5. It’s a good move as CCIE R & S version 5 is there since pretty long time. The official launch for the version 5 happens to be on June 4th 2014. This brings a great relief for those w…READ MORE
Over the past week, I’ve had several members of the “old guard” — colleagues who go back with me to the stone age of networking, during the glory days of Novell NetWare in the late 1980s and early 90s — contact me about a vexing problem with the free Windows Store upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows…READ MORE
Another New Mobile Device Security Cert: GIAC GMOB
Posted in IT Career JumpStart by Ed Tittel on 2013-12-04 14:50:52
The SANS Global Information Assurance Certification, or GIAC, program is nothing if not forward-looking. Driven by constant input from a cadre of loyal adherents and followers, the GIAC program stays pretty much at the forefront of information security topics, tools, and technologies. That’s why upo…READ MORE
Nvidia G-Sync : What is it?
Posted in The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy by Nathan Simon on 2013-12-04 02:49:30
This is for all you gamers out there, or just looking for the ultimate in silky smooth refresh rates…
G-Sync is basically a module that is going to be installed in supported vendor monitors. It will allow your Nvidia graphics card (GeForce GTX 650 up till the GTX 770) to address screen tearing …READ MORE
I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting a precon at the Albuquerque SQL Saturday at SQL Saturday 271 on January 24th, 2014. At this precon I’ll be presenting a session titled “SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization”. This session is a full day session where we will look at the vari…READ MORE
The Ebbs and Flows of OpenStack
Posted in From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise by Brian Gracely on 2013-11-30 11:36:48
Nothing creates more opinions in the Cloud Computing industry than OpenStack. More that Predictions about “Year of VDI” or “What is SDN?” or “Cloud vs. Cloudwashing”. Nothing. In my 20+ years in the IT industry, I’ve never seen anything like this before.
During the OpenStack Summit, the talk is a…READ MORE
The cloud-based version of Scratch was released in March 2013. The M.I.T. team behind Scratch has added a layer of server-stored data to its impressive platform. This new cloud storage option is called Cloud Data.
Using the Cloud Variable feature allows Scratchers to create games displaying high …READ MORE
LVM is a nice invention when it comes to Linux and the kernel. The easiest way to think of it is RAID without any performance gain or loss. You’re able to extend and shrink the LVM partitions like RAID but there’s no benefit to it beyond that.
Why would anyone want to use LVM over RAID or no …READ MORE
Hi folks! So for those of you that liked the original Yoga but wanted something just a bit more, this laptop is for you!The great folks at Lenovo have launched the Thinkpad Yoga! This brings the Yoga to the business world!Starting at $1299, you can get the Yoga with all the powerful tech specs you n…READ MORE
A little over two years ago, Samsung and Western Digital each announced 9.5 cm 1 TB hard disk drives, which caused me to say at the time “I want a terabyte on my laptop.”
Now’s the time. I just bought a new laptop (a Lenovo T530 Thinkpad) that has a 1 TB hard drive on it. And it’s not eve…READ MORE
The recent Adobe hack revealed that people still haven’t been listening, don’t care or are just too lazy to bother coming up with good passwords. Here is some interesting data about that hack from this article at ITProPortal:
Security researcher Jeremi Gosney conducted a study on the massive datase…READ MORE
‘Tis Black Friday, Let’s run to the mall,
Trample or get trampled, one and all.
Buy the specials — and some items
That are seriously overpriced,
Fa la la lall.
Ah, yes. It’s Christmas time — or “the solstice holiday” or Hanukah or whatever time your religion or personal preference…READ MORE
In spite of BYOD, the iPhone-Blackberry tandem persists
Posted in View From Above by Ron Miller on 2013-11-27 09:12:00
Last week I was at conference when I spied a young woman sitting with two phones in front of her. One was an older BlackBerry and the other was an iPhone. This was a 20-something professional and it seemed an incongruent picture –but the fact is that the two phone strategy still persists, even …READ MORE
Hi all, traditionally Apple has been difficult to deal with. At least that is the implication by the headline below. The French telecom is happier with the less arrogant Apple. I am not sure what this means for consumers though.
Much has been written about the Affordable Care Act’s rollout and status – the program colloquially known as “ObamaCare.”
Politics aside (let me emphasize that), for both IT and business professionals who are empirically grounded, I think it’s fairly evident that something is not only hor…READ MORE
Inexpensive tools to flesh out your 3D animation workflow
Posted in Buzz’s Blog: On Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web by Roger King on 2012-12-16 04:37:21
I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and am frequently asked by students how they can get their hands on free or cheap image editors (for preparing textures), video editors (for rendering video segments from the single frames rendered by AutoDesk Maya, the most popular 3D a…READ MORE
Most of us know the easy way to get a technical job — go to MIT, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California at Berkely (or failing that, the best school you can get into) and earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
While that may be the way to get into Google or Microsoft, it also means…READ MORE
PMP is a good source in two aspects. One, it gives you a great insight on how to manage your projects in a more efficient and risk free manner. Second, if you appear for its exam and qualify, you get a universally accepted accreditation that is highly appreciated worldwide. PMP (Project Management P…READ MORE