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.
Pure Storage today expanded its Forever Flash maintenance and warranty programs, which the all-solid-state drive (SSD) array vendor hopes will translate into Forever Pure for its customers.
There are three pieces of Pure’s new program. It guarantees flat or lower per-TB maintenance and service …READ MORE
File transfer speed is always the name of the game and transferring files onto a faster flash drive is no exception. That’s where the Kanguru e-Flash drive really shines.
The e-Flash drive is unique in that it has a USB connection on one end and an e-SATA connection on the other. In tests the e…READ MORE
As I work with a new Windows version, I have a strong tendency to go haring off after internals info to better understand how things work. Recently, I’ve had great fun digging into the volume shadow copy files and behavior under Win10TP. Somewhat less fun have been my attempts to figure out why the …READ MORE
As I was looking at Maxine Giza’s article regarding the Long Term IT Outlook, I was drawn to the areas many people cited as concerns. I likewise see that there are many challenges we are all facing, and that challenges differ between organizations. How optimistic or pessimistic we are depends a lo…READ MORE
Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried?
Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on stage at Mammoth BI and do some myth busting about data-driven business.
Mammoth BI is the brain-chi…READ MORE
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We’re just over the halfway point in our November giveaway contest and one user is leading the pack! Here are the current standings:
ToddN2000: 1,335 points
Clark445kent: 375 points
Deepu9321: 315 points
Brian Gracely: 285 points
Michael Larsen: 260 poi…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
Recently a client brought me a challenge. They wanted to more a database from one LUN to another. So far this is pretty straight forward. The trick here is that this is a multi-TB instance with several databases which are about 1TB in size, and the instance has a two hour per night maintenance win…READ MORE
HP Simply StoreIT resellers can expect to see additional resources in the program to reflect enhancements made to the vendor’s MSA storage system that were announced today.
The company added data tiering, thin provisioning and other storage capabilities to the entry-level HP MSA storage system,…READ MORE
Do enterprises and other organizations need a CDC-like entity to help them in their fight against cyber attacks?
The Society for Information Management (SIM) thinks they might. Madeline Weiss, director of SIM’s Advanced Practices Council (APC), said the group is evaluating whether it’s time t…READ MORE
Anyone who’s had a hard drive fail just as they were about to do a backup on it, honest! will understand how much we’d all like to know when our hard disks are about to fail.
Some time ago (between 1995 and 2004, depending on how you count), a standard was developed called Self-Monitoring, Analy…READ MORE
Last week at AWS re:invent, the AWS team introduced a huge number of new products/services. A few of them are available now, but many are still in beta or won’t be available until 2015. Here are my notes from reviewing the services.
AWS continues to grow, but it does appear that t…READ MORE
Microsoft will deliver an out-of-band security update today after the update was held back from last week’s Patch Tuesday cycle.
In its advance security notification for update MS14-068, the update will address a critical elevation of privilege vulnerability. The update will affect multiple versi…READ MORE
Manning’s Deal of the Day for 18 November 2014 includes PowerShell in Depth, second edition and PowerShell and WMI…READ MORE
Amazon’s third quarter earnings disappointed almost everyone, and the fact that there were so many different views about just what was disappointing makes it all the more challenging to analyze. Many said the profit picture was the problem; Amazon’s margins have been thin historically, and the…READ MORE
Microsoft made a stunning announcement over the weekend: That they are working to fix a bug – a bug that is present in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11, and one that hackers are currently exploiting.
Versions 6 through 11 presently make up approximately 55% of the browser market, …READ MORE
Another week, another security breach. This time the U.S. Postal Service was the victim and experts speculate Chinese hackers were the culprits. The interesting aspect of this breach is that it’s not clear what the hackers were after. Ultimately, it just solidifies the fact that if you are connected…READ MORE
With customers rapidly spreading across multiple communications channels, it’s time for CIOs to catch up. But connecting successfully with customers is no easy task. In our newest SearchCIO feature, hear from top CIOs and experts on how they’re aiming to master multichannel customer engagement.
Smaller companies can’t afford sharepoint. But they can setup a free WIKI that their employees can use pretty much in the same way as sharepoint.
Are you running a WIKI? If so what product are you using and what are you using it for?
Hit us up in the comments below and we will have a follow …READ MORE
This last week I gave a presentation about CRM strategy. After the presentation, there were some interesting comments made by the business owners in the group I thought might be interesting to both my technical and non-technical readers. Specifically about business services workflows. After a …READ MORE