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The Value of Experience

October 24, 2016 - I have been working in technology for about 13 years, and software specifically for 10 and some change. According to this article, it’s all over, I’m done. According to the author, Jon Evans, people that have 10 years of experience are too set in their ways and probably can’t keep up with the pace of...... READ MORE


  • Digital health a 'first responder' for behavioral health conditions

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    One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting as first responder, and many apps claiming they can help people who suffer from behavioral health condit…READ MORE

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  • Windows Update Alternatives

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    Microsoft’s handling of updates has changed since the days of Windows 7. In that OS, users were presented with a slate of pending updates. Checkboxes next to each item let them select which ones they wanted, and which ones they didn’t. In Windows 8 and 10 versions that is no longer possible using W…READ MORE

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  • IT due diligence in a merger

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    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) involve a tremendous amount of effort to properly evaluate the situation before decisions are made. Leaders must put together a teams to perform a due diligence effort of the organization. This relies on data derived in large part from the IT organization. If that …READ MORE

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  • NetApp carries Toshiba's self-encrypting SSDs

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    NetApp is the first storage vendor to sell Toshiba’s new highly secure solid-state drives (SSDs).

    NetApp hybrid FAS and E-Series arrays will include Toshiba PXO4S 12 Gb per second SAS SSDs, built with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 encryption.

    The self-encryptin…READ MORE

    Sonia Lelii3,710 pointsBadges:
  • Business Continuity and networking resilience

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    Problematic events happen and organisations need to be able to cope when things go wrong. Business resilience has always required organisations to consider many diverse elements – premises, people, suppliers, equipment and tools. However, IT has become such an important component of almost every bus…READ MORE

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  • Android malware delivery is harder than you might think

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    There is certainly no shortage of infosec headlines mentioning some new Android malware threat. There are banking Trojans, malware that can root your phone, monitor your communication or steal your data. Given the frequency and bombast of the headlines, you might even think that Android is completel…READ MORE

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  • quantum computing


    Quantum computing is an area of study that focuses on developing computer technology that is based on the principles of quantum theory. Following the laws of quantum physics, a computer would gain enormous processing power through the ability to be in multiple states and to perform tasks using all p…READ MORE

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  • The CIO takeaway from Gartner Symposium

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    This week, SearchCIO was at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. In Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani provides a bird’s eye view of some of the predictions from Gartner analysts, the themes that surfaced at the sessions and what CIOs had so say.

    At the Symposium, Gartner analyst Mar…READ MORE

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  • Win 'frenemies,' influence people the Microsoft way

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    At its annual Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., last week, market researcher Gartner touted the idea of businesses partnering with other businesses to build “digital ecosystems,” which can create new products and services, vastly improving fields like agricultural planning, to feed a growing populat…READ MORE

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  • When does it make sense to move to the cloud?

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    Moving to the cloud isn’t for everyone. When the cloud providers first launched their cloud platforms their approach, and marketing message, was for the most part that everything should be running in the cloud. And they were pushing that message hard.

    Today however we have a much friendlier, cu…READ MORE

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  • IFS: the business agility dream made real with operational intelligence

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    IFS has presented a new version of its IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI) software with new features including capabilities for adding custom visualisations (presenting abstracted data visuals in more digestible and usable forms) plug-and-play integration with the firm’s core IFS Applica…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater9,565 pointsBadges:
  • 3rd Party Data Hosting Leads to Fear Among CIOs

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    This is concluding post from my discussion with Gary Watson, VP of Technical Engagement and Nexsan Founder. In the first post, we discussed the salient features of his company Nexsan and its unified storage solution with complete availability and security. In the second post, we discussed how ransom…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja12,070 pointsBadges:
  • DNA Data Storage Hopeful

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    Scientists and researchers love finding new and interesting ways to store data, especially as the traditional spinning disk and even flash drive technologies are starting to run into the laws of physics. The newest one? DNA data storage.

    Actually, the notion started out as a joke, writes Andy Ext…READ MORE

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  • Communications service providers approach to IoT is evolving

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    Communications service providers are adopting increasingly diverse strategies to address the IoT opportunity. Many are aggressively pursuing vertical applications, while others are actively positioning themselves as horizontal players, focused on the provision of connectivity. A number of major play…READ MORE

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  • Brisk growth for storage in China; and a who’s who of Chinese data storage companies

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    It’s interesting to take a look at IDC’s recently-released market tracker figures for external disk storage systems for China.

    Interesting in two senses: To see who the key players are, and that largely they’re a different set of storage vendors to those we’re used to, and; to see how the…READ MORE

    Antony Adshead2,350 pointsBadges:
  • Investors wanted for a true shagger

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    It is a truth universally acknowledged on this side of the Atlantic that the version of English used by our American friends does, on occasions, stray from its British roots.

    Downtime received its latest evidence of this fact through one of the many emails we receive from inventors who believe th…READ MORE

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  • Blue Coat Proxy SG Deployment methods – Out of Path Mode

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    The Out-of-path deployment mode is commonly used when, one cannot bring down the network. Out-of-path deployment happens to be very difficult to manage as one cannot intercept and redirect the internet traffic at network level (like configuring WCCP, PBR or inline deployment). One needs to explicit…READ MORE

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  • The Value of Experience

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    I have been working in technology for about 13 years, and software specifically for 10 and some change. According to this article, it’s all over, I’m done. According to the author, Jon Evans, people that have 10 years of experience are too set in their ways and probably can’t keep up with the pace o…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,435 pointsBadges:
  • When BPM and the government collide

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    There’s plenty of evidence that BPM technology and government agencies are getting along better than ever.  This article from Government Technology talks about some of the ways the governments can benefit from adopting BPM software, including automating manual, repetitive processes; using existin…READ MORE

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  • The five organizational stages of adopting UCC technology

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    End users are embracing collaboration in new ways as they use multiple devices to complete their tasks, but they expect communication to flow seamlessly through all their devices as they work.

    These employee expectations reinforce the need for organizations to deploy unified communications and co…READ MORE

    Katherine Finnell1,560 pointsBadges:

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