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.
Learn to convert cross tab data into tabular data to which we can apply PivotTables,
Filters, and Sorts.
A Common Problem
The bottom table at right is an example Cross tab table. It looks great and is easy to add data to when small. But even when small, try summingTerritory sales from it….READ MORE
Manning are offering 40% off everything – print & ebooks – www.manning.com. They have a very extensive set of PowerShell books – now would be the time to add to your collection…READ MORE
Microsoft today acquired cloud disaster recovery vendor InMage, which it will use as part of its Windows Azure cloud services.
InMage Scout combines continuous data protection backup software with replication to move data off-site and to the cloud for DR.
In a blog announcing the acquisition, …READ MORE
We’ve written before that if you’re going to depurpose a laptop, or a hard drive, or a printer, that you really need to blow that sucker up, using at least two methods, to ensure that the data is really, truly, gone.
Turns out the same is true of your smartphone.
Mobile security vendor Avast r…READ MORE
Come one, come all, and take a gander at the inaugural video for our new series Startup Spotlight! SearchCIO features writer Kristen Lee gives us a peek inside the Cambridge, Massachusetts, offices of Hopper, a startup lauded by the press for its flight-search tools that allow customers to travel mo…READ MORE
Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops are certainly convenient; however, due to their portability they are security risks. It’s just too easy to lose or misplace these devices and when this happens, all of your personal data stored on them is at risk of being compromised. You don’t…READ MORE
It doesn’t seem like that much time has gone by since the release of Windows 7, but free mainstream support for that operating system from Microsoft comes to an end on January 13, 2015. On July 2, 2014, MS Support posted a notification entitled “Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of…READ MORE
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.
HP messed up bad with their Customers for Life theory @HP #NewDellCustomer
Converting Points to a Path
Empowering the next generation of developers with DreamSpark
With MapR’s recent announcement of $110 million in funding, following on from Hortonwork’s $100 million and Cloudera’s $900 million, both in March, debate is rife about their different approaches to the market and, of course, which of this big three will eventually win out. Throw in some fear,…READ MORE
By: Jan Stafford
In the United Kingdom, applying for university and other higher education courses is quite different than in the U.S. In the U.S., students apply to individual institutions and get responses one by one over several weeks. In the U.K., all applications are approved online in a sin…READ MORE
Small and midsized businesses are the targets of new Office 365 plans Microsoft will begin offering later this year.
Just two weeks after Microsoft released a new roadmap with details about its plans for its Office 365 business, the company said it will deliver three new Office 365 plans for SMBs…READ MORE
Not just how I get ready for a conference talk, but how I have been getting ready for my first conference talk.
Conference season is in full swing in the software world. For the past few months, I have been spending a little time each week preparing for my first real conference talk at CAST 2014….READ MORE
Data privacy continues to make waves, both in the U.S. and abroad, as recent tech headlines highlighted the Obama administration’s promise to extend data protection rights to European citizens and a Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling. Also attracting attention in recent weeks: how increasing co…READ MORE
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Only a week into our July contest giveaway, the standings are starting to heat up! We have several users in the race for the top three spots and it’s only going to get closer. Here’s where we are as of today:
1st Place: CarlosDL
2nd Place: ToddN2000
3rd Pla…READ MORE
The house next to mine is being broken into as I write this. Seriously. Some guy with a ladder walked around the entire house and then chose a window to enter through and set up the ladder and started to climb. Only when I emerged from my house – after taking photos of him and his pickup truck – and…READ MORE
I’m embarking on a month-long investigation into the economics of cloud computing and what makes the most financial sense for CIOs of certain companies in certain industries. I’ll be speaking with a wide variety of experts in the field from CIOs to analysts to consultants with the purpose of figurin…READ MORE
There have always been websites and blogs devoted to frugality. You’re reading one right now. But we haven’t seen a whole lot of videos on the topic of frugal technology. However, a section of AOL’s Daily Finance site called The Savings Experiment has a whole bunch of them.
Save All Around by Po…READ MORE
Migrating to third-party service providers and/or the cloud is one step in IDC’s simplification road map for organizations mired by complexity.
According to a recent IDC white paper, “Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index,” wh…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Hadoop isn’t just about big data. It’s also about big–as in rich, deep, sophisticated, and diverse–algorithm libraries that execute within Hadoop clusters.
Your choice of a Hadoop analytic-application development platform-…READ MORE
They traveled the seven seas in a small group looking wide and far for the ultimate solution to beat all solutions and their competitors. Visiting software solution providers and their customers, the team ensured that they explored all the nuances of the solution as used by their hosts. It was a sea…READ MORE