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.
Splunk closed its 2016 .conf user, customer, partner event this week with some interesting comments pointing to the rise of a ‘new’ breed of technology engineering roles.
Given the prevalence (and, let’s face it, the level of media discussion) surrounding DevOps and the need for Continuou…READ MORE
A quant (quantitative analyst) is a financial industry professional whose qualifications also include advanced mathematics and computer skills. Continued…
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“Technology shifts have made it a lot simpler to harvest the value of data. Quants are being replaced by a new population:…READ MORE
There is a fourth industrial revolution coming. Following the lean revolution of the 1970s, the outsourcing phenomenon of the 1990s and the automation that took off in the 2000s, cyber-physical systems have become the next frontier.
When it comes to IoT, the convergence of smart connected devices…READ MORE
Spectra Logic is extending its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway line upwards and downwards. The tape vendor has added an entry-level model and a much larger offering that more than triples the number of LTO drives the original product could manage.
Spectra BlackPearl appliances, originally introd…READ MORE
Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it’s moving fast.
Sure, while blockchain’s encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in healthcare blockchain still is in its infancy.
But it’s one big infant.
Here’s a partial list of …READ MORE
As everyone’s favorite genius Sir Issac Newton once said, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Back then, software was not eating the world, but obviously he had the foresight to realize that Marc Andreessen’s famous proclamation would have ramifications on the h…READ MORE
Many Major League Baseball pitchers have made names for themselves with the blazing speed of their fastballs. But as pitchers age, their velocity usually dips. A great pitcher adjusts and develops other options.
When smartphones first burst on the scene, BlackBerry was firing 100 mile-an-hour fas…READ MORE
On Monday, September 26, during the first day of its Ignite conference, Microsoft officials disclosed that Windows 10 now runs on 400 million active devices. Thanks to Mary Jo Foley sharing this news, I can speculate on the current run rate versus the historical average. Here goes: 300 million adopt…READ MORE
At a time when it seems containers and microservices are practically all everyone is talking about, it’s easy to think they’re a no-brainer solution to so many development problems.
But it’s not that straightforward. I spoke recently with Scott McCarty, an evangelist and “container thought leader…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post by Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street
I love enterprise technology! For 30 years, it has been a disruptive enabler that has helped companies improve their customer experiences and in turn improve their revenues and profits. I have travelled around the world meetin…READ MORE
Continuing from my previous post on Custom Insights, let us learn more about it. Firstly, Apteligent has come out with its latest industry report, ‘Network Crash Edition’. This report has the first of many previously unknown findings. The report reveals certain amazing and shocking findings. It says…READ MORE
Without a surge of investment in “future ready” fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete. If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the Remoaner…READ MORE
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EMC is dead. Long live Dell Technologies. With Dell’s acquisition of EMC finalized earlier this month, it may seem like the end to a very long, long, long story. But although the merger is complete, there are still a quantity of potential Dell-EMC fallout to occur.
Layoffs. Reports are that 2,…READ MORE
Seemingly retaining its original name, technology stack and altogether vibe-ness with competancy over a year now since being acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho is putting out the ‘data developer/analyst’ messages and tuning up its own integration prowess in the process.
The data integr…READ MORE
Budget to Rise 10%
A typical IT & Telecom budget for a medium sized wholesaler, with 100-999 employees, is around £1m. This budget is due to increase by 10% between 2014 and 2019. Staff and software are going to be the fastest growing components at just under 20%. Hardware is due to decl…READ MORE
When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 last week, with no headphone jack, and its wireless earbuds, it was sketching out a future in which devices connect – to other devices, to the internet, to people — without cords. And though consumers were the target of the San Francisco event, it was the future…READ MORE
Last week I announced the PASS Summit 2016 Speaker Idol contestants. This week it’s time to announce the judges. We’ve seen most of the judges at speaker idol before, so we know how great a job they’ll do. Last year we had 5 judges each day and six at the finals and things were a little to cr…READ MORE
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Were you affected by the recent Yahoo data breach? Find out what you should do to keep your Yahoo account safe in this week’s roundup.
1. Yahoo breach leaves 500 million accounts compromised – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Yahoo confirmed it was the victim of…READ MORE
The news that internet company Yahoo had information stolen on a half billion accounts in 2014 is further proof of this simple truth: Hacks are widespread and increasingly spectacular.
To counter the escalating and ominous threat of costly data breaches, companies need strong defenses in place, s…READ MORE