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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
Registration will open next Tuesday (15th July) – that’s less than 1 week…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
Here’s a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center’s latest blog post, entitled “July 2014 Security Bulletin Release;” it summarizes the items pushed out via Windows Update yesterday, July 8, and presents a new look and feel for security bulletin stuff.
Sharp colors and simple …READ MORE
I’m pleased to announce that my now annual SQL PASS 1st Timers Webcast 2013 Edition will be Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 6pm (1800) GMT. This years event is being sponsored by the fine folks at SIOS Technology Group.
During this session I’ll be talking about the …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
EMC World 2014 in May was light on product launches, as the vendor did not make any updates that were expected to its storage array platforms. Those launches came today when EMC refreshed three of its storage platforms during an even in London, bringing out its new-generation VMAX and Isilon systems…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
The Internet of Things provides consumers with many conveniences, but as ASIP CTO Andy Thurai and IBM VP of product management Michael Curry cautioned CIOs at MassTLC’s recent IoT conference, its massive attack surface and the lack of security standards also mean that breaches to these connected dev…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
Admins can expect to see some familiar security updates in the latest Patch Tuesday, but they can also expect to see a rare update.
In its advance security notification, Microsoft said there will be six bulletins in this batch of security updates. Two are critical, three are important and one is …READ MORE
The IT team never really gets a break — it’s the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you’re on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested servers. While the storage array quietly dedupes its backups, take a little downtime with data center com…READ MORE
What does this sentence mean?
When the hapless contestant is fired at the end of Apprentice, it is usually because he has failed as a project manager. Does hapless mean:
Hapless means unlucky, …READ MORE
Recently Cisco increased the exam costs for various certification exams. The details can be found in the below table.
Now CCIE written exam will $ 400 each whereas the lab will cost $1600 per attempt. In past the CCIE written exam was priced at $ 350 and the lab was priced at $ 1500. From now…READ MORE