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As we get closer to the annual AWS re:Invent event, it’s time for all of us prognosticators to speculate on what new products and services that AWS might announce.
What I’ve learned over the years is that their announcements tend to follow a few common rules:
It’s never a great idea to be a …READ MORE
LPT (Life Pro Tip): When you move from an apartment, take your child pornography with you.
Carpet installers in an apartment in Beaumont, Texas, found three SD cards in an empty closet. “As they started carpeting a bedroom in the vacant apartment on June 5, 2013, workers found something odd tuc…READ MORE
I’m doing some work requiring containers and decided to use Server 1709 as it has some significant changes when compared to Server 2016.
The documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/about/ – just gives options for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server …READ MORE
Cloud seeding is a strategy for uploading large amounts of data to a cloud storage service. Transferring a sizable amount of data to the cloud can take days, weeks or even years. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Tape provides a great means of cloud seeding. Data is dumped to tape and then shipped …READ MORE
More senior healthcare executives are planning to grow or expand their telemedicine programs than three years ago, according to a survey by law firm Foley & Lardner.
Of the 100 senior healthcare executives surveyed, 76% said their organization currently offers or plans to provide telemedicine…READ MORE
While the internet of things is still relatively new if you consider the entire swath of history, it’s rapidly being adopted into mainstream society, which means it’s going to be a hot target for investors. But like any new technology or entity, IoT products and companies must be studied and handled…READ MORE
German enterprise software company SAP has used its TechEd Europe 2017 conference and exhibition to detail news of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation (which is based on the SAP Cloud Platform) and the foundation’s current expansion.
The firm uses the term ‘foundation’ in this case to d…READ MORE
Red Hat has provided a presence (and a lot of free red Fedora giveaways) at SAP’s TechEd Europe 2017 conference in Barcelona this week.
The open source champions (Red Hat, not SAP) have announced the availability of SAP Vora on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
SAP Vora is a distributed …READ MORE
The workforce is evolving as organizations focus their efforts on digital transformation strategies. New approaches to technology are influencing employee productivity and collaboration. Five key technology trends are expected to drive the evolution of digital workforces in 2018.
1. Artificial in…READ MORE
I have to laugh at myself. I just troubleshot an issue with the latest version of the Realtek HD Audio drivers to learn I’d shot myself in the foot. Let me explain, and provide some Realtek HD Audio Driver tips along the way. I visit the Drivers and Hardware forum at TenForums regularly, as a source…READ MORE
NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth.
NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth, a year that followed a slump during the vendor’s transition period.
NetApp revenue…READ MORE
In this guest post, Ross Brewer, managing director and vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at cybersecurity software supplier LogRhythm, makes the enterprise case for using artificial intelligence (AI) in the fight against cybercrime.
Organisations face a growing number of increasin…READ MORE
MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 recognizes individuals who are tackling hard problems and making notable advances in the areas of AI, virtual reality, robotics and security. This year’s list included Ian Goodfellow, the inventor of generative adversarial networks, and Fran…READ MORE
DHH (aka David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails) wrote a blog post in the last week about the value of human exploratory testing. Usage of tools to make software development more sustainable has taken a massive leap in the last 5 years. There are all manner of programming frameworks …READ MORE
It would be churlish not to applaud the government’s pre-Budget commitments to the tech sector – an increase in funding to support tech startups and expanding visa availability for bringing in top overseas talent.
More would have been nice – the new visa places will only amount to a few hun…READ MORE
Panelists speaking at a session titled Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit agreed that the government and private industry must cooperate to protect U.S. citizens’ data security and online privacy.
Numerous obstacles remain to a tru…READ MORE
If you are in product development, you would be well aware that in addition to stability, scalability, and usability, security is the fourth pillar of functionality. These four components, in fact, have become an integral part of the basic functionality of any product, project, or service. Security …READ MORE
Changes in smartphone purchasing trends have hurt Samsung.
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 in the last two weeks of the third quarter of 2017, around the same time as Apple released its three latest iPhone versions 8, 8 Plus and X. Samsung mobile sales decreased by 6% for the quarter. Why? Bec…READ MORE
MAKE is a free utility for assembling nearly completed Excel VBA projects or updating existing projects in seconds.
I use this tool for corporate Excel development whether VBA is required or not. I designed it to support best SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) practices. It encourag…READ MORE
Like VoIP optimisation I’ve been blogging about recently, so I’ve been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late ’90s.
The former, AKA Load-Balancing and Application Delivery Control (ADC) was historically very hardware oriented; sure, all the intelligence w…READ MORE