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Uncharted Waters by Matt Heusser

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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.


On Impostor Syndrome

May 25, 2017 - Last week, at Agile & Beyond, during a panel, someone mentioned that we all have impostor syndrome. A few days later, someone pointed me to this Neil Gaiman quote:   And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an impostor, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any grown-ups, only people who...... READ MORE


  • On Impostor Syndrome

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    Last week, at Agile & Beyond, during a panel, someone mentioned that we all have impostor syndrome. A few days later, someone pointed me to this Neil Gaiman quote:


    And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an impostor, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser3,620 pointsBadges:
  • Nutanix revenue, relationships grow

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    Nutanix’s success selling hyper-converged software depends largely on how well it both competes with and partners with the large server vendors.

    Nutanix revenue beat expectations last quarter, after giving a disappointing forecast three months ago. Its revenue of $192 million increased 67% and …READ MORE

    Dave Raffo9,300 pointsBadges:
  • Looking behind the Digital Manifesto Bingo

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    I have been reading the Tech UK responses to the party manifestos. Their caution reflects the concerns of their larger members, particularly of currently dominant ISPs, telcos, suppliers and service providers.

    Some of these could seriously lose out if the post-Brexit political programme really do…READ MORE

    Philip Virgo3,750 pointsBadges:
  • AlphaGo stick t'kettle on

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    The world’s number one player of strategy board game Go has been beaten by Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI).

    Imagine the hours Ke Jie must have dedicated to playing Go, a game that has more possibilities than the amount of atoms in the visible universe. We checked that…READ MORE

    Ryan Priest75 pointsBadges:
  • GUEST BLOG: Being a female tech leader

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    In this guest post, Susan Bowen, vice president and general manager at Cogeco Peer 1  and new trustee at education technology solutions organisation Jisc, explains her journey into the technology industry and how she became a female tech leader.

    When it came to my A-level choices, I chose to stu…READ MORE

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  • Reporters Say Trump is Deleting Data

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    As you may recall, no sooner was Donald Trump elected President than people began saving copies of government data that they feared he might delete, such as years of data about the environment. Now here we are, four months later, and it turns out there did indeed appear to be some cause for worry: W…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher8,920 pointsBadges:
  • How could the internet of things save the planet?

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    To many consumers, the internet of things is embodied in “gadget-like” products that leverage simple sensors and connectivity to deliver an experience. The initial wave of those consumer-grade products generated lots of excitement about their potential, and just as many concerns and complaints about…READ MORE

    Rob Martens25 pointsBadges:
  • A concise definition of cloud-native computing and development

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    We recently published an interview in which Ken Owens, Cisco Systems’ chief technology officer of Cloud Platforms, provided a very concise and definition of cloud-native computing that pulled together the concepts of DevOps, containers, microservices and modern software development. We recently had …READ MORE

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  • Multi-model databases as way to tame data management complexity

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    This is a guest blogpost by Luca Olivari, president, ArangoDB.

    Data is one of today’s biggest assets but organizations need the right tools to manage it. That’s why, during the last decade, we’ve seen new data-management technologies emerging and getting past the initial hype. The so-called…READ MORE

    Brian McKenna3,070 pointsBadges:
  • At the FA Cup Final, Wembley goes beyond Wi-Fi for mobile coverage

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    In this guest blog, Anthony Sutton from Cobham Wireless discusses how venue owners can maximise visitor satisfaction by improving mobile network availability.

    It’s match day! You’ve managed to get tickets to the biggest sporting event in the calendar year; you’ve navigated queues to get int…READ MORE

    Alex Scroxton19,950 pointsBadges:
  • Yahoo! open sources Daytona, one load test to rule them all

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    Once loved now (arguably) oft-maligned former darling of search Yahoo! (yes, we even left the exclamation point in to be nice) has open sourced its Daytona an application-agnostic framework for automated performance testing and analysis.
    Yahoo! software engineers Sapan Panigrahi and Deepesh Mitt…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater11,315 pointsBadges:
  • Bid $SysReset Goodbye in Win10

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    In poking around on some of my Windows 10 systems, I occasionally encounter the $SysReset folder on the OS drive. The dollar sign at the start identifies it as a hidden system folder. Thus, astute readers already know I routinely check the radio button in File Explorer Options that reads “Show hidd…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel9,145 pointsBadges:
  • How to setup a F5 BIG-IP LTM Virtual lab on VMware Fusion?

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    After passing the F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam, some of the professional friends were keen to know how to build a F5 practice lab on their personnel machines.

    In this post we will walk through how to build a virtual lab for F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam on macOS Sierra step-by-step.

    Yasir Irfan7,235 pointsBadges:
  • IT spending expected to shift toward services, software in 2017

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    The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.

    With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE

    Brian Holak1,870 pointsBadges:
  • Three questions to ask when forming an API strategy

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    There are plenty of tools out there promising to help make the most of your APIs. But without a proper API strategy, you risk spending time and money on processes and investments that don’t really serve your business as a whole and keep you from making the most of APIs.

    Manfred Bortenschlager, di…READ MORE

    Fred Churchville1,210 pointsBadges:
  • Forget the cloud. NASA wants your coding skills for outer space.

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    NASA. Remember NASA? It’s the once-glorious government agency that put men on the moon, the agency whose Voyager I space probe left our solar system in 2013 for parts unknown, the agency that, in the immortal words of John F. Kennedy, did things not because they were easy, but because they were hard…READ MORE

    Joel Shore2,550 pointsBadges:
  • Will Microsoft Teams replace Skype for Business?

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    Microsoft’s collaboration story is pretty muddled. The unified communications vendor has several applications with overlapping features: Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Office 365 Groups and even Outlook all handle varying degrees of collaboration. Of all these products, Skype for Busin…READ MORE

    Luke O'Neill860 pointsBadges:
  • Should I build a 1×6 VM or a 6×1 VM?

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    This sort of question comes up a lot. And there’s a lot of it-depends built into the answer, so I’ll try and break this down a little bit for you. Be warned, we’re going to be talking about NUMA and other hardware-y things here for the most part.
    Standard Edition
    You wants 1×6 (one socket, 6 cores…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry67,960 pointsBadges:
  • churn rate


    Churn rate is a measure of the number of customers or employees who leave a company during a given period. It can also refer to the amount of revenue lost as a result of the departures. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “Turnover is a reality in any organization, so it’s wise to have a pipeline for …READ MORE

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  • Dangerous IBM marketing emails make me WannaCry

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    Misspellings, suspicious hyperlinks, abnormal sender address, no attempt at personalisation. The classic signs of a phishing email? Or a botched marketing email from IBM promoting — wait for it — a cyber security webinar?

    Updated 24 May 2017 with comment from IBM press office.

    One week ag…READ MORE

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