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The backup appliance market rebounded last quarter following a year-over-year decline in the first quarter of the year, according to IDC’s quarterly tracker numbers.
The backup appliance market hit $783.2 million in revenue last quarter, up 8.5% over the same quarter last year. That follows a 2…READ MORE
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Was staying independent the right move for Rackspace? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Rackspace goes all in with managed cloud – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)
Rackspace rebuffed its suitors and opted to stay independent. What that means for t…READ MORE
Looking at the desktop operating system market share pie chart over at NetMarketShare.com this morning, I couldn’t help but observe that Microsoft’s “zombie OS” — by which I of course mean Windows XP, now nearly half a year out of ongoing support status — still outnumbers installations of Windows …READ MORE
“We are sorry sir, we are unable to accept your order; thank you for calling your favorite dining place.” I am sure you have also received or read some of the messages floating around on social media where the protagonist is unable to order his favorite pizza or pasta or whatever dish you may want…READ MORE
It’s said that one of the major advantages of cloud storage is that you can add storage on the fly as you need it. But what if it went further? What if cloud storage was even more disintermediated than it is today?
An electric utility, for example, typically offers power generated several diffe…READ MORE
Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) by Jurgen Appelo is talks about the relationship between an organization and management and how the success of failure depends a lot on this relationship. As we go by the chapters, we learn to…READ MORE
For my demo at the PowerShell Summit I wanted to use DHCP for the Linux machine but guarantee that it had a specific IP address. Time to create a DHCP reservation
The DHCP module in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 enables you to create a reservation:
Add-DhcpServerv4Reservation -Sc…READ MORE
Apple has chosen a side when it comes to consumer privacy.
With the new iOS 8 now encrypting data stored on iPhones, Apple has signaled it’s on the side of consumer privacy. The decision makes sense for Apple, as it moves from being a device company to big time collector of consumer data with its…READ MORE
Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, finance departments have been skeptical of the value of predictive modeling. Still, they’re finding that current models are more advanced, and that collaborating with IT with analytics and stress testing is advantageous in today’s tricky risk landscape, Senio…READ MORE
According to ZDNet, Apple has removed the warrant canary from their transparency report, suggesting that the company has received a top secret subpoena under the Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act.
The so-called “warrant canary” was first issued in Apple’s debut transparency report. Apple and other…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.
Read Committed Snapshot Isolation
SQL Server Change Data Capture Application
Links and resources for understanding windowing functions
When is your interview?
Earlier this week I sat down with Kara Sassone of Northeastern University to talk about ID badges and security. Here’s the interview. What’s your take on the hassle ID badges present? Do you think there are better solutions for keeping our facilities and workplaces secure?
Five former Home Depot employees claim the company lacked adequate customer data protection tools and that executives discouraged security system improvements that could have helped prevent the widespread hack of its payment systems earlier this month. Also in compliance and governance news this wee…READ MORE
Between Home Depot, Apple and Target, data breaches have been the hot topic in the security world. And to help you out, our experts including Jeff Cutler, Ken Harthun and Kevin Beaver discussed all-things data breach related in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat.
Check out the recap below, or…READ MORE
I was looking at an IT email “bargain-finder” newsletter last week and spotted a fun accessory I might like to have for my tablet. It was on sale for $35.99, which was $34 less than the regular price. There was no way I could afford to pass up that bargain! Or was there? Hmmm…
I was at a home i…READ MORE
Data architecture and cloud were strangers at first, as security concerned IT. That will change, said reporters in a compelling rendition of the Talking Data podcast….READ MORE
Hello to everyone who reads “Uncharted Waters”. I am excited to be one of the writers to contribute to this space, and looking forward to collaborating with Matt and Justin on future posts. For those who do not know me, I’ve been a software tester for twenty years (a lot more about that below) and I…READ MORE
Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake.
How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job.
So, how do you design and build a reservoir? Simplistically, you actually design and build a dam, clear the area behind it of everything of value—p…READ MORE
Planning – The first thing to consider in the development cycle. One must think of what system to make and the importance of it as to function within the organization based on the business strategies, the needs of the system, the possible information to consider.
Analysis – We breakdown those i…READ MORE
Microsoft pulled a bulletin for Lync Server this week after users reported problems installing the update.
In a revised post for MS14-055, users reported that one particular security update does not successfully install. Microsoft took down Update 2982385, which applies to Lync 2010, to investiga…READ MORE