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I just came across a fascinating pair of PowerShell commands. Run in an administrative PowerShell session, they’ll tell you every build your system has had installed on it since the last clean install was performed. That’s why I say you can use these items to script out your Win10 Build History usin…READ MORE
Our surroundings are getting smarter every day. Our homes are more connected all the time, and our digital assistants can order us a pizza, get our groceries, check the weather and even answer the door. Our cars are smart enough to drive — or at least parallel park — themselves. We are even seeing…READ MORE
The job of CIO is not what it used to be. The days of taking technology orders from the business and just handing over the goods are finished. Beginning is an age of collaboration — working with the business to deliver value to customers, whether internal or external. That is how it is at Voxbone, …READ MORE
In this guest post, Susan Bowen, vice president and general manager at managed service provider Cogeco Peer 1, takes a look at the history of cloud computing, and where enterprises are going with the technology.
The late 1960s were optimistic days for technology advancements, reflected headily i…READ MORE
I am fond of my Amazon Echo smart speaker (other brands are available). Some would say perhaps too fond. I am wont to ask, “Alexa, do I look good today?” and ‘she’ sometimes says I look great, which is in equal measure reassuring, but also rather unlikely.
By the way, before you ask, I do…READ MORE
C-suite folks and others have taken notice this week as Facebook finds itself in a sack of woe. Data privacy is at issue.
The Silicon Valley high flyer has gained the kind of publicity you don’t want, in the wake of news that its social media platform was used to gather up Facebook profile info…READ MORE
There are many magic rings in this world Frodo, just as there are many job titles spanning the ever-growing realm of software application development, programming and all related disciplines that fall under the wider banner of software engineering and data management.
Of all the new job titles th…READ MORE
Philip Hammond’s Spring statement, as UK chancellor, reached, predictably, for the rhetoric of the so-called fourth industrial revolution.
Not for the first time. Whenever he gets the chance to say the UK is in the forefront of artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and so on, and so fort…READ MORE
IBM plans to sow its latest crop of U.S. patents with a strong cloud emphasis, and prepare a feast for its hungry customers.
A substantial number of IBM patents for 2017 — more than 1900 out of 9043 total patents — were for cloud technologies, the company disclosed last month. Those numbers ill…READ MORE
Coming up in tech over the past few decades wasn’t easy. A successful entrepreneur told me a story of how she landed her first tech job as a sales rep for a telecom agency. This was in the early days of deregulation, long before gender inequality in technology was an issue organizations were willing…READ MORE
EHR data can help healthcare providers identify which patients in a hospital were most likely to be prescribed opioids after discharge, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2016, more tha…READ MORE
Io-Tahoe has just announced the General Availability (GA) release of its smart data discovery platform. I sat down with Oksana Sokolovsky, CEO of Io-Tahoe, to better understand the data challenges facing modern enterprises, and how Io-Tahoe is attempting to address them.
You’ve just announced t…READ MORE
Channel 4’s hidden-camera exposé on data firm Cambridge Analytica has made familiar faces of the puppeteers of democracy who wished to remain invisible, but we’re glad to meet them.
Not since the third season of Fargo have we seen an ultra-British supervillain as captivating as Mark Turnbull, …READ MORE
The growing use of artificial intelligence and big data has put a strain on hyperscale datacentres, particularly traditional, standardised storage infrastructure that has been unable to adapt to different I/O requirements.
Standardised storage, while offering backward compatibility and portabilit…READ MORE
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed SQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Continued…
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“One of the advantages of developers using Amazon RDS instead of managing their own databases is that it reduces or eliminates their administrati…READ MORE
Symbolic IO has changed its name as part of “complete rebranding” months after its founder was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Symbolic IO is now called Formulus Black. The company made no formal announcement, but the old Symbolic IO web site redirects you to formulusblack.com. Linked…READ MORE
The AWS portfolio ______ more than 100 services, including those for compute, databases, infrastructure management, application development and security.
Comprise means “is made up of” or “consists of.”
Compose means…READ MORE
If there’s one email that every consultant looks forward to, it’s probably “What are your rates and availability for work?”
I got that email a few years ago at an awkward time; I was in Germany at the Agile Testing Days Conference.
So I wrote the email you might expect. For a duration of less …READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming practically every aspect of the application, analytics, data management, and IT infrastructure markets.
Increasingly, AI applications live in the cloud. As Wikibon found in our r…READ MORE
Anyone who’s surprised by the Dropbox IPO this Friday, please poke out your right eye. Because this thing has been a loooooooooooooong time coming.
As far back as 2011, analysts were speculating that Dropbox would file for an IPO. It was actually pretty surprising when Box filed for one first, …READ MORE