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.
Almost two weeks ago, I blogged here about the addition of a new security feature in Insider Preview Build 15031. It’s called Dynamic Lock. Dynamic Lock senses the signal strength from a cellphone paired via Bluetooth with a Windows 10 device. When that signal drops below a threshold, the feature …READ MORE
It’s been a little more than six months since I last wrote about “serverless” and a good bit of change has occurred in the market during that time. In a nutshell, serverless has evolved from a niche topic to one that is gaining more technology options and more actual deployments are starting t…READ MORE
Another VMworld is in the books. The show was very interesting this year for a number of reasons. First off, go back and take a look at my focus for this year and let’s recap from there.
Mobility, VMware Horizon Suite, etc.
*crickets*… *crickets* There wasn’t much in the way of mobility this y…READ MORE
When CIOs start to consider using the open source computing platform OpenStack, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson told me recently, they need to first think about how they will use it. They can go with the “pure code,” Nelson said — that is, the free offering. Or they can invest in a distribution of …READ MORE
Storage is among the casualties of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s struggles following the break-up of Hewlett-Packard.
The vendor reported HPE storage revenue declined 12% year-over-year to $730 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The poor storage sales came across the board, with only 3PAR all-…READ MORE
Here we are, it’s 2017, on-demand and pay-as-you-go software is all the rage, cloud is the rising and soon-to-be dominant IT architecture, and yet we’re still talking about software suppliers stiffing their customers with the fine print in licensing contracts.
SAP users have reacted with unde…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Patrick McFadin, chief evangelist at DataStax — the company develops and provides support for a commercial edition of the Apache Cassandra database, a NoSQL database.
McFadin writes as follows…
Containerisation makes it…READ MORE
Wanted one nice kind PowerShell community member to buy the last lonely ticket for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Summit.
That’s right we have one place left. And its definitely the last. if you want it – better hurry….READ MORE
The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers.
This year’s edition of the country’s biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered attendance of 42,286.
That crowd was enough to jam Orlando’s capacious Orange County Convention Center and signal that health IT as an…READ MORE
Alternative data is information gathered from non-traditional information sources. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“In the age of big data, knowing what information is needed in analytics applications, and what isn’t, has never been more important — or in many cases, more difficult.” – Ed Burns
Microsoft HoloLens mixes cameras and holographic video over our actual _________.
Perspective means “point of view, especially the ability to see the whole of something.” The prefix per- means “completely.”
Prospective mea…READ MORE
In 2010 Dave McCrory proposed the software concept of “data gravity,” where applications, services and business logic in software applications will move physically closer to where data is stored. The theory makes a lot of sense to me, and over the last several years we have seen companies embrace th…READ MORE
The issue of people entering the U.S. having their phones and laptops seized and searched at the border isn’t new, but it’s garnering new attention under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Since August 2009, civil libertarians have objected to a Department of Homeland Security that enables U.S…READ MORE
Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:
It won’t buy Salesforce.
“We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE
A lemur face recognition tool has been developed by a team of computer scientists to identify between and keep track of individual members of the species and boost conservation efforts.
For too long, lemurs have just been swinging from one embarrassing moment to the next. Their daily lives are cons…READ MORE
Consumerisation of mobile technology has had many benefits. It has driven down the prices of devices, improved the user experience to the benefit of non-technical users. Plus, awareness and crucially acceptance, of mobile devices, has soared. All of this might seem good for the business, but there i…READ MORE
With every new technology, there are early adopters and late ones—those eager to jump on the freshest innovation and those who wait to see how others fare. For businesses, there are two main reasons to adopt IoT. First, there is the chance to solve an existing problem or challenge. Second, the…READ MORE
Are you using the SQL Server 2016 SSMS? Do you HATE the help experience when you press F1 and it opens the GOD DAMN webpage?
Did you know that you can change this horrible annoying behavior?
YES YOU CAN!!!!!
It’s a shockingly easy change. Open SSMS. Click help, Set Help Preference, then c…READ MORE
As is widely know, the White House is considering making sweeping changes to the H-1B visa program. These changes could make it far more difficult for companies to bring foreign workers over to the US, perhaps by making it too costly to do so.
There’s no question about it. The H-1B program is qui…READ MORE
Pretend for a moment you are a new development manager or director.
You hired a programmer to lead a test automation effort. Gave the programmer time, resources, and attention. The programmer has no responsibilities outside of the tooling. The automation has had time to mature. It was supposed to…READ MORE