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.
I have been working in technology for about 13 years, and software specifically for 10 and some change. According to this article, it’s all over, I’m done. According to the author, Jon Evans, people that have 10 years of experience are too set in their ways and probably can’t keep up with the pace o…READ MORE
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Are you ready for the latest trends in the IT industry? Find out how you can prepare in this week’s roundup.
1. These 10 trends in IT are rewriting the rules: Are you prepared? – Stephen J. Bigelow (SearchITOperations)
The rapid evolution of data cente…READ MORE
FalconStor Software took aim at hybrid cloud deployments with a new pricing model and product upgrade for its FreeStor storage virtualization and block-based data services.
The Melville, NY-based software vendor now charges customers only for the primary copy of data – not the total storage cap…READ MORE
Arun Gupta, VP of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase, gave a containerization talk at JavaOne2016 that brought out aspects of both Docker and Kubernetes to instruct his audience on how containerization works. It was a crash course on the how, what, and why of containers, and a great starting point for …READ MORE
A pair of university students from Maryland USA have used the Indiegogo online crowdfunding site as the initial platform to launch HUMANS. The firm itself is dedicated to championing a variety of humanitarian issues through the use of emerging technologies and community enablement.
We’re on a mis…READ MORE
There is all sort of potential for IoT-related (Internet of Things) applications to streamline business processes and provide new ways of interacting with customers. This was recognised by a cross section of industry sectors surveyed in a new Quocirca report that covered the UK and German speaking r…READ MORE
Computer Weekly’s first opportunity to meet with Kevin Cunnington, the new director general of the Government Digital Service (GDS) answered a lot of questions – but raised plenty too.
It’s important to start with the caveat that Cunnington is still very new to the job – barely two months…READ MORE
When it comes to deployment of Blue Coat Proxy SG, it offers some flexibility. One can deploy them in either of the below mentioned methods.
Physically Inline (Transparent)
Out-of-Path or Virtually Inline (Transparent)
Inline deployment is the simplest among the above mentione…READ MORE
This week, SearchCIO was at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. In Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani provides a bird’s eye view of some of the predictions from Gartner analysts, the themes that surfaced at the sessions and what CIOs had so say.
At the Symposium, Gartner analyst Mar…READ MORE
VMware made waves last week by partnering with Amazon, but another big-name public cloud integration that flew under the radar this week also highlights where the company is headed as enterprises move to a multicloud strategy.
VMware rolled out a number of updates at VMworld Europe around vSphere…READ MORE
Resilient smart cities can improve public safety, but which technologies will provide the resiliency needed? And which companies are making said technologies? Even the U.S government isn’t sure.
“One of the things that’s becoming increasingly apparent,” said Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary…READ MORE
During the New England Patriots’ Oct. 2 loss, cameras caught head coach Bill Belichick throwing a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Belichick was justifiably upset with his players’ performance, but there may have been more to the story.
On a conference call this week, the usually tightlipped coach went o…READ MORE
Computer Services Spend to Rise by 28%
Users’ computer services spend is expected to increase by 28% between 2014 and 2019. It is going to be the fastest growing UK IT & telecom budget component.
By 2019 the total user outlay on computer services will be £37bn. This is considera…READ MORE
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the convergence of IT and building facilities functions within an organization. The goal of a DCIM initiative is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data center’s performance so that energy, equipment and floor space are used as efficie…READ MORE
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud service arm of China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., rolled out a wide-ranging partnering initiative in 2015. The ins and outs of partnering with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and other U.S.-based cloud providers are well documented. But what is it like to work …READ MORE
Paul Thurrott reports this morning that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) is now running on a sizable majority for active users of the latest flagship version. In fact, Win10 AU zooms into majority status with 77 percent of all Windows 10-based PCs having upgraded. The progression of numbers ha…READ MORE
Government intrusion of data privacy continues to be a global issue, as a British court recently ruled that UK security agencies illegally collected citizens’ data for 17 years. Also in recent GRC news: Facebook joins the list of businesses adopting the Privacy Shield framework and more businesses a…READ MORE
Embattled former darling of the search wars Yahoo has open sourced its neural network porn detector software.
The firm has explained that it is in fact tremendously difficult to automatically identifying that an image is not suitable/safe for work (NSFW).
But says Yahoo, with the evolution of …READ MORE
I’ve been a technologist all my life. I studied electronics in high school, graduated college with a BSEE, spent some years creating manufacturing machines, and have written extensively about computers and IT for decades. I’ve never really had an uneasy feeling about technology; until this week.
As an attendee at VMworld events for about half a decade, this one provided the clearest message I’ve yet heard from VMware.
That’s because, in its explanation of its Cross Cloud strategy and announcement of a product set – Cross Cloud Services – lie its intentions to try to virtualise t…READ MORE