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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.


The Code Freeze Myth

April 19, 2017 - A few years ago I was working with a development team at the end of a very long release cycle. About 15 of us were gathered in a meeting room giving our status update. Most of the developers said they were done with implementation and were either waiting for feedback from testers, or were going...... READ MORE


  • Oracle nudges enterprises towards using Docker

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    Oracle has pushed itself further into the Docker community by allowing developers to now pull images of their flagship databases and developer tools through the Docker Store.

    Effective immediately, developers can pull images of Oracle products including Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java …READ MORE

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  • Stack Overflow: Python snakes up developer ecosystem ladder

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    Knowledge-sharing platform for software application developers Stack Overflow has opened up its Q1 Developer Ecosystem report.

    The analysis features a ranking of what are estimated to be the UK and Ireland’s fastest-growing technologies of Q1 2017.

    It’s worth noting that Stack Overflow enjo…READ MORE

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  • Desktop virtualisation dilemmas: Solving the VDI blame game

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    In this guest post, Kevin Cooke, product director at desktop virtualisation software provider Liquidware Labs, explains how CIOs and IT departments can avoid playing the blame game when working out why their VDI projects are not going to plan.

    The move to virtual desktops, whether full on-premis…READ MORE

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  • A smorgasbord of apps

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    I love ice cream.

    There’s a small stand down the street from my house that I frequent during the summer. I spend my time in line staring at the dozens of flavors, pondering my options. Mint chocolate chip? Ooh, that sounds good. I could go for cookie dough, too. Or maybe coffee …

    But when th…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Raising girls as people

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    In this guest post Frances Burton, security services group manager at education technology solutions charity, Jisc, explains what it’s like to be a “woman in technology” and why we should be raising people rather than raising girls.

    Apparently, I’m a woman in technology, although I’ve never thoug…READ MORE

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  • Cisco clears the fabric for NVMf as Fibre Channel reaches 32Gbps

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    The recent announcement by Cisco of 32Gbps capability in its MDS 9700 Director switch and UCS C-series server products means the two major storage networking hardware makers are now able to offer the next generation of Fibre Channel bandwidth to customers; Brocade already did last summer with its Ge…READ MORE

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Choosing a handheld mobile computer to improve warehouse operations

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    In this contributed blog post Paul Reed, regional product manager for Zebra Technologies discusses the technologies retailers should be choosing to increase warehouse productivity.

    In recent years, the dramatic increase in online shopping has had a huge impact on the retail industry. Long gone …READ MORE

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  • Testing times for virtual reality despite Sky's Attenborough odyssey

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    Sir David Attenborough is to be digitised as part of an interactive virtual reality experience promising hands-on access to some of the rarest items from London’s Natural History Museum. But after a difficult launch year, is virtual reality itself destined to become little more than a fossil?


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  • A new IT security role, a tested reporting structure

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    The question of who’s the CISO’s boss is an old one, and there’s still no single answer. I reported on it a year ago. Some say the IT security chief should not report to the overseer of IT initiatives, the CIO, because cybersecurity could come into conflict with technology innovation. Others say th…READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips. This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in order to ac…READ MORE

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  • Winning the Domain Game

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    Over the last quarter century the Internet has become a fundamental utility that businesses, governments and consumers rely on; being off-line is less and less acceptable. And yet, a 2017 Quocirca research report, Winning the Domain Game (sponsored by Neustar), shows that 72% of UK business face int…READ MORE

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  • People are pesky & picky, developers need in-app support power

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    Developer needs platforms, developers need (programming) languages, developers need DevOps, developers need automation with workflow controls… and of course developers need beer, soda and pizza.

    But also, developers need the ability to placate those pesky people we call users with something tha…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (4/17 - 4/24)

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    Do you approve of the Windows 10 Creators Update? Find out why many IT professionals were disappointed in this week’s roundup.

    1. Windows 10 Creators Update features fall short for IT – Ramin Edmond (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

    IT pros hoped for more advanced secur…READ MORE

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  • New York to Destroy IDNYC Data

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    We’ve written before about government agencies concerned that President Donald Trump’s administration could end up destroying data that those agencies find useful but which the administration finds inconvenient. Now we have the opposite situation: Cities that are destroying data to keep it out o…READ MORE

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  • Veeam revenue gets jolt from cloud, enterprise sales

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    Veeam Software said it grew revenue bookings substantially last quarter on the strength of enterprises and cloud sales. Often, those two markets were related.

    Veeam revenue from bookings increased 33% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, the data protection vendor said. As a private compa…READ MORE

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  • Bringing Royal Mail into the Internet Age

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    Last week I used the appeals for support for the forthcoming demonstration in support of the CWU Campaign to halt the closure of the SE27 Sorting Office to illustrate how Royal Mail appears to be exiting the Internet Delivery market – albeit probably by accident rather than design. It has been sugge…READ MORE

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  • Best practices in software development for IoT solutions

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    IoT solutions provide many challenges to software development, with connectivity impacting the many layers of the software stack. Ideally, the best approach results in software that drives IoT solutions for the future, with the users’ evolving needs in mind, while delivering on the promise and benef…READ MORE

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  • Beware the AI black box

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    A guest blog by Matt Jones, Analytics Strategist at Tessella 

    Big tech vendors have been piling into analytics and now AI. IBM’s Watson has been charming the media with disease diagnosis and Jeopardy prowess, and Palantir has been finding terrorists. Other major vendors such as Oracle and SAP…READ MORE

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  • Don't expect much that's new from political parties' digital manifestos in General Election

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    Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community.

    It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the Conservativ…READ MORE

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