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.
Its surprisingly easy to programatically add a drop down list to Word document
$Word = New-Object -Com Word.Application
$word.visible = $true
$template = “c:\test\template.docx”
$Doc = $Word.Documents.Open($template)
$cntrl = [Enum]::Parse([Microsoft.Off…READ MORE
Hey! It’s the holiday weekend so I’m departing from my usual more serious look at Windows platforms, tools, and technologies to dig into a vexing issue that momentarily impeded my pursuit of more usual Thanksgiving weekend activities last night — namely, shopping! For those of you who don’t already…READ MORE
Samsung’s acquisition this month of Proximal Data marked the latest in a string of deals by solid-state drive (SSD) makers to beef up their product portfolios with server-based flash caching and other software extras.
The transaction list also includes SanDisk’s purchases of Fusion-io this year…READ MORE
Usually I use this blog to write about Cloud Computing and modern apps, but since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d write about some technology that I’m sure some of the readers are considering for purchase.As much as they love Enterprise technology, they love their gadgets just as much.
As …READ MORE
Hal Gregersen gave a keynote at the MIT Sloan CFO Summit last week, and he came armed with a jarring statistic. “The average kid sitting in a one-hour class during a one month period asks one question per month about the content of the class,” said Gregersen, executive director at the MIT Leadership…READ MORE
After visiting startups for the past few months to gather footage for my Startup Spotlight series, a few cultural commonalities stand out to me: a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the willingness to take a risk and passion.
Granted, when I visit and film people, the camera could have something to do …READ MORE
It can be very frustrating for IT managers and C-level executives to continuously see unified communications in the headlines, and apparently driving business communications and strategy, yet nobody seems to know what it even means. How do you adopt and implement such a thing?
A recent article in…READ MORE
Here is an excellent video by Carey Holzman that shows an actual support scam telephone call. Mr. Holzman toys with the scammer, but you can see how it all develops. I had a client who actually fell for one of these, but when he caught on and refused to pay, the scammer deleted all of his files. For…READ MORE
Integration is one of the key issues that arises for companies considering or using the cloud. Cloud app integration is central to cloud computing because it enables different programs to share data, but it is difficult to do well.
Executive site editor Jan Stafford recently wrote about the mista…READ MORE
I’ve heard some talk from SQL Saturday organizers that they only want advanced sessions at their SQL Saturday, for some reason or another.
This probably isn’t what your attendees want. Sure, some of them do. But a lot of people who attend these sorts of sessions want more introduction sessions….READ MORE
As U.S. federal agencies put tech giants’ data security practices under the microscope, consumer privacy issues are on everybody’s minds. Also in privacy news: Two U.S. business alliances are pushing for greater data management transparency, and a new study shows that Americans remain suspicious of …READ MORE
The CIO was doing quite well; he had good credibility within the company as well as outside with peers in the industry. He wasn’t the flamboyant type, neither was he a pushover; he participated in industry discussions and was seen as the strong, silent and effective leader. His company had investe…READ MORE
Gartner’s new acronym, HTAP. What does it mean and why should you care?
What if we lived in a world where business users didn’t have to think about using different systems, depending on whether they wanted to use current or historical data? Where staff didn’t have to distinguish between run…READ MORE
A few weeks ago I wrote about the possibility of a shortage in technical talent. It’s difficult out there for both employers and employees. Companies are struggling to find the people they need and people are struggling to find companies they actually want to work for.
Matt Heusser wrote about a …READ MORE
You may recall that in June, the Interwebs were burning up with the story about former director of exempt organizations for the IRS Lois Lerner, and how something like two years’ worth of email messages — conveniently covering a period of time under Congressional investigation — were unavailable …READ MORE
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What are the future prospects for Facebook at Work? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. CIOs’ response to Facebook at Work? Never say never – Kristen Lee and Linda Tucci (SearchCIO)
Facebook is trying to make its way into the enterprise with a new collaborati…READ MORE
Mitel has officially shelved its plans for a ShoreTel takeover.
Mitel pulled its third acquisition proposal — several days prior to the Nov. 20 deadline — due to ” the repeated refusal of ShoreTel’s Board of Directors to engage in discussions of any kind regarding a potential transaction,” acco…READ MORE
About 10 years ago my wife decided to go shopping on Black Friday. She came home from the local mall frazzled and upset. The crowds were huge, she said, with lots of pushing and shoving. And super deals? She didn’t see many of them. They had all been snapped up by wormy early birds. And more recentl…READ MORE
Crittercism Inc. is on the verge of spinning out instances of its mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution to the new AWS data center in Frankfurt, Germany, according to co-founder Andrew Levy. In our recent conversation, Levy credited AWS with providing the backbone for Crittercism…READ MORE
I set up a new Lync server, everything worked fine except for conferencing which would fail with the error “Conferencing server did not respond”.
Enabling logging shows the following error
A SIP request made by Communicator failed in an unexpected manner (status code 80ef025b). More informatio…READ MORE