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Companies have a hard time putting out software, and an even harder time doing it on time. There are lots of different things that can go wrong from veering way off course from what the customer wants to never ending problems in implementations to having no clue how far you are from the beginning or…READ MORE
The fear of being out-competed by a born-digital upstart is so strong in today’s business climate, it requires a new verb. Businesses will do anything to keep from getting “Ubered” — that is, falling victim to the kind of harm inflicted on the taxi industry by the popular ride-sharing app.
Occasionally, Windows Update will flake out on test or end-user machines that grab updates online. Typical symptoms include error codes like those documented in the KB938205 article “Windows Update error code list,” where WU reports errors or shows itself unable to download updates, rather than doin…READ MORE
The puzzle for September is here http://powershell.org/wp/2015/09/05/september-2015-scripting-games-puzzle/
with the write up published here
Personally I don’t like the approach as it leads to code that’s diffic…READ MORE
The third big data myth in this series deals with how big data is defined by some. Some state that big data is data that is too big for a relational database, and with that, they undoubtedly mean a SQL database, such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, or MySQL.
To proof that such statements are being ma…READ MORE
I would like to thank my old time professional friend from Cisco Press Jamie Shoup for providing me a copy of newly released Cisco Press title ” CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide” penned by Omar Santos & John Stuppi.
This title comes with 19 chapters, which shows that the contents …READ MORE
Do you have a real-time management solution of your sales, delivery and after sales workforce that is in the field most of the time? Does your admin team wait for them to come back to their workplace to fill in their day’s status so as to update in management reports and dashboards? Are you able to …READ MORE
Running a focus group is not unlike gathering requirements for an IT project: Both rely on collecting qualitative information to tap into the customer’s perspective. As IT professionals know, what business users say they want and claim they do often differs from what they really need or actually do….READ MORE
It’s with great pleasure and a little pride that we announce Reading Virtual Minds Volume I: Science and History, 4th EDITION.
That “4th EDITION” part is important. We know lots of people are waiting for Reading Virtual Minds Volume II: Experience and Expectation and it’s next in the queue.
The creative side of software development attracted Shalom Keynan to the profession. Now director of application development for Boston Heart Diagnostics, he is still fired up about improving patient care through software creation. To keep the ideas and projects flowing, however, he faces the challe…READ MORE
Let’s do some supposin’.
Suppose you work for a giant, global manufacturer. The company might make air conditioners. Or diesel-powered cars. Suppose you’re given detailed specifications for an embedded software project that disguises the operating status of a product being designed. Suppose the …READ MORE
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First off, let me say congratulations to ToddN2000, TheRealRaven and Subhendu Sen for winning the three $50 Amazon gift cards! Well done all the way around. Here were the final standings:
TheRealRaven: 1,905 points
ToddN2000: 1,740 points
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Have I got a deal for you. Simply use the discount code EXSP150 when you register …READ MORE
FalconStor is preparing to add predictive analytics monitoring to its FreeStor storage virtualization software, which the vendor compares to Nimble Insight and Pure1 cloud-based analytics.
FalconStor signed a licensing and co-development agreement with Cumulus Logic that gives FalconStor exclus…READ MORE
Here we go again. Is an encryption key more like a physical key or the combination to a safe?
Courts have been deciding back and forth on the issue for several years now and, most recently, have decided that a phone password is more like the combination to a safe.
It matters because something …READ MORE
Wearable fitness tracker company Fitbit recently announced that its devices are now HIPAA-compliant, broadening the types of businesses it aims to work with. Also in recent GRC news: CFOs report widespread earnings misrepresentation; SEC proposed changes to its administrative proceedings.
Fitbit we…READ MORE
There are four big infrastructure events each year – VMworld, OpenStack Summit, Cisco Live and AWS re:Invent. While it’s not the largest in terms of attendance, in my opinion, AWS re:Invent is the most important because it is setting the tone for where infrastructure is evolving – both in terms of t…READ MORE
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Has your enterprise stepped up its IoT security efforts? Learn why one CISO says you should immediately in this week’s roundup.
1. FBI CISO warns of IoT data breaches – Olivia Eckerson (SearchSecurity)
In a keynote address, FBI CISO Arlette Hart tackled t…READ MORE
Our latest podcast finds Jack Vaughan on the road, covering the NoSQL Now 2015 event in San Jose, Calif., and a Boston Chapter meeting of TDWI. At the latter confab he caught up with Mark Madsen, a noted figure among data industry followers. Madsen said the new architectures for analytics disrupt th…READ MORE