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Channel partners will have to pay for talent

January 23, 2015 - Channel partners looking for new talent are facing an expensive and tough job candidates market. It’s competitive, costly  and the pickings are slim. So what do you need to know about salary expectations as you sift through resumes? The annual tech unemployment rate is the lowest recorded since 2008, coming in at 2.7%, according to...... READ MORE

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  • Will the Box IPO Be Able to Keep It Up?

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    If you’d invested $1,000 in Box’s IPO last Friday, you’d have $1554.29 now.

    At least, as I write this. Who knows. It may have gone up another 50 percent by now.

    After what seems like years (and it may be almost exactly a year, given that the initial filing was seekrit, though the formal …READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher1,305 pointsBadges:
  • WMI errors

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    Most PowerShell users will have done something like this:

    £> Get-WmiObject -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem
    Domain              : WORKGROUP
    Manufacturer        : Microsoft Corporation
    Model               : Surface Pro 2
    Name                :…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway4,510 pointsBadges:
  • How stealthy money affects technology

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    By my count, around 70 storage start-up companies were acquired in the past year. That is quite a few acquisitions, although not as many as in some past years. A surge in acquisitions always leads to contemplation about upcoming opportunities for other companies to reach their exit goals. There are…READ MORE

    Randy Kerns20 pointsBadges:
  • DevOps is a Reorg, Takes 6-12 Months

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    From time to time, I’ll link to episodes of the podcast that reinforce some of the topics discussed on the blog. If nothing else, it saves me a bunch of time transcribing some of the more interesting learning. But we recently did a show with Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco), currently a VC at Battery V…READ MORE

    Brian Gracely1,465 pointsBadges:
  • CIOs are embracing software defined networks

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    CIOs and IT professionals have been slow to adopt software-defined networks for a number of reasons: security concerns, lack of familiarity, and the lack of skill sets required of employees. But attitudes are changing, according to a new survey from Logicalis, the international IT solutions and mana…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee580 pointsBadges:
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumors

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    Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.

    In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBer…READ MORE

    Raj Perumal620 pointsBadges:
  • T-Mobile lawsuit charges Huawei with robot theft, espionage

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    T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”

    In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE

    Katherine Finnell410 pointsBadges:
  • The Peril of Planning

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    Planning is a polarizing topic in software development. The reality is that all different types and amounts of planning will get the job done, and software made it into production long before people were arguing about when and how a plan was created.

    In more traditional waterfall organizations, e…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman795 pointsBadges:
  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (1/19 - 1/26)

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    Microsoft Windows image via Shutterstock
    What has been the biggest success in Microsoft Windows history? Find out in this week’s roundup.

    1. Microsoft Windows history: A 30-year timeline – Diana Hwang (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

    Microsoft celebrates 30 years of the Windows operating system wh…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh34,850 pointsBadges:
  • Recommended reading from mrdenny for January 23, 2015

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    This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.

    Put Your New Leadership Knowledge Into Practice
    Woulda…Coulda…Shoulda
    Let Our New Year’s Resolution Be This…
    TSQL Tuesday #61: How I plan on Giving Back
    What…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry66,450 pointsBadges:
  • Channel partners will have to pay for talent

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    Channel partners looking for new talent are facing an expensive and tough job candidates market. It’s competitive, costly  and the pickings are slim. So what do you need to know about salary expectations as you sift through resumes?

    The annual tech unemployment rate is the lowest recorded since …READ MORE

    Lynn Haber1,810 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft sues bogus tech support companies

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    Microsoft is suing Consumer Focus Services, a Los Angeles-based company. They are known to operate under various names including Omni Tech Support, FixNow Tech, and Techsupport Pro. You can read the (PDF) complaint if you have a taste for legalese. In the complaint, Microsoft alleges trademark infri…READ MORE

    Ken Harthun2,015 pointsBadges:
  • CIO talks data center consolidation; big data do's and don'ts

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    Is your company looking to consolidate data centers? AMD CIO Jake Dominguez knows a thing or two about that, having consolidated 18 data centers down to two. Read Dominguez’s story and get tips on the right way to proceed with your IT consolidation strategy.

    Success and failure of a big data stra…READ MORE

    Brian Holak365 pointsBadges:
  • CDC for cybersecurity? One group thinks it might be time

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    Do enterprises and other organizations need a CDC-like entity to help them in their fight against cyber attacks?

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) thinks they might. Madeline Weiss, director of SIM’s Advanced Practices Council (APC), said the group is evaluating whether it’s time t…READ MORE

    Chuck Moozakis405 pointsBadges:
  • Subduing the Wily and Recalcitrant Windows.edb in Win8.1

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    I am a great fan of checking in on my disks from time to time, especially my system/boot disk, which goes by C: on my system. The last time I fired up WinDirStat on my production system, my eyes goggled at the sight of a file named Windows.edb thereupon that had waxed enormous and perhaps even malef…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel5,125 pointsBadges:
  • ITKE Twitter security chat recap (January 20th)

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    What did the security world look like in 2014? What does it have in store for us in 2015? That’s what our experts discussed in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. Come check out what they talked about.

    [brightcove]…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh34,850 pointsBadges:
  • Website offers hackers for hire; Obama pushes new data privacy laws

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    Hackers may have found a way to commercialize their services as individuals begin to seek “hackers for hire” to carry out low-profile cyberintrusions. In other recent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, President Barack Obama has introduced proposals to strengthen companies’ customer data go…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,405 pointsBadges:
  • Dear boss, you are fired!

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    Call it providence or just plain bad luck or for that matter the CIOs inability to get along with his newly appointed boss, things had just gone down over the last year. Every day was a new battle ground for him to conquer, every discussion was steeped in frustration, and every proposal an uphill ta…READ MORE

    Arun Gupta25 pointsBadges:
  • New TIA 942-A standard published

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    TIA 942 was published in 2005 and has been recently updated to 942-A with a variety of changes.  Most notable changes include the removal of category 3 and 5e for horizontal cabling (they are allowed for voice backbone only now), and an incorporation of 942-1 and 942-2 making 6A the minimum recomme…READ MORE

    Carrie Higbie660 pointsBadges:
  • Internet Explorer “Bug” puts One-Fourth of Web Users at Risk

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    Microsoft made a stunning announcement over the weekend:  That they are working to fix a bug – a bug that is present in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11, and one that hackers are currently exploiting.

    Versions 6 through 11 presently make up approximately 55% of the browser market, …READ MORE

    David Scott35 pointsBadges:

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