View From Above by Ron Miller
As business users increasingly find themselves connecting to the internet away from the office, the cloud and mobile devices grow ever more important. This blog will look at ways these issues are affecting IT and the ways companies link data so it's updated wherever you are.
Scripting Games - Win32_LogicalDisk or Win32_Volume
Posted in PowerShell for Windows Admins by Richard Siddaway on 2013-05-20 15:50:40
I have heard some discussions recently regarding whether Win32_LogicalDisk or Win32_Volume should be used in the answer to event 3 in the Scripting Games.
The problem requires you pull the drive letter, drive size and freespace for local disks on the server. Notice the emphasis – that will be i…READ MORE
Saw a question in a forum that went a bit like this:
‘What entry-level certifications does one need to help launch an IT career?’
There was no shortage of advice: CompTIA, A+, Network+, CCNA, Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Networking Fu…READ MORE
Recently one of my consulting clients asked for an online strategy. We discussed a number of different strategies. Most people think about some type of online community marketing when they think of social networking. When hear discussions about twitter or Facebook marketing, these are really s…READ MORE
Surprising Difficulty in Killing Initial Windows 8 Login Account
Posted in Windows Enterprise Desktop by Ed Tittel on 2013-05-20 13:05:55
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been setting up and breaking in a new touch-screen convertible tablet/ultrabook Dell PC recently. Last Thursday and Friday, in fact, I found myself in a seemingly insoluble dilemma that began to assume Kafka-esque proportions as I noodled through far too man…READ MORE
Guest Post: How Many Steps in Laser Printing? (Emmett Dulaney)
Posted in IT Career JumpStart by Ed Tittel on 2013-05-20 16:38:49
Every now and then, I’ll turn over the reins here at IT Career JumpStart to a friend or colleague for a guest blog post. Here’s one from long-term cert watcher and author Emmett Dulaney, whom I first got to know in the late 1990s through his many good IT cert prep books and articles.
How Many Steps…READ MORE
SAP, the quintessential big enterprise software company is making a big change. It’s going all in on the cloud, and as the New York Times reports, it’s a move that could alienate some of its enterprise customers.
SAP doesn’t seem to care. There is no “innovator’s dilemma.” It recognizes the f…READ MORE
It isn’t the first time that the Apple-Samsung case has come up in an electronic discovery context, but in the bravo-for-life’s-little-ironies department, Google was criticized by a judge for saying search is too hard.
“U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, Calif., ordered Google with…READ MORE
Revisiting the Safeguarding of Information Assets – Part XVII
Posted in IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance by Robert Davis on 2013-05-20 00:56:50
Data privacy laws dictate adherence to trusts and obligations associated with any information connected to an identified or identifiable data subject. Personal data privacy generally refers to information that can be associated with a specific individual, or that has identifying characteristics that…READ MORE
I saw a Klu by Curtis 7″ 4GB Android 4.0 Tablet advertised by h.h.Gregg for $69.95, “In-Store Only.” Since they have a store less than two miles away from my house, I decided to go look at one. It was cute. The screen was more than clear and bright enough. But it didn’t include the Android appstore,…READ MORE
I was recently out in San Jose for a business trip, John Ruberto, friend of mine and one of the engineering leaders for QuickBooks Pro Product, offered to give me an insider’s look at the company and how they apply lean startup concepts.
Yes, Intuit, the company that brought you TurboTax, Quick…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Common Table Expressions (CTEs), Window Functions, and ViewsHow big of a risk is BYOD?How can I get that user out of my table quicklyUnemployed Chinese Graduates Say No Thanks To Factor…READ MORE
Google I/O 2013 is happening now!
Posted in The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy by Nathan Simon on 2013-05-15 16:50:05
If you weren’t aware Google I/O is in full swing.
Updates to Google Play, cross platform leaderboards, multi-player, developer enhancements, are just a few things.
OK, boys and girls. This is it. We’re live from the Google I/O developer conference this week in San Francisco, for all the deve…READ MORE
Mobile And Web App Review: ProofHub Project Management And Collaboration Tool
Posted in Quality Assurance and Project Management by Jaideep Khanduja on 2013-05-12 20:30:19
ProofHub Online Project Management has come out with its mobile version so as to give you a complete freedom and flexibility to control your project from anywhere, anytime. ProofHub is a web based team collaboration and project management tool which assists you in managing your projects even if you …READ MORE
When it comes to Cisco’s networking products, the default operating system comes into our mind is Cisco IOS, a very popular OS among the networking professionals, however, when it comes to Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA),better known as Cisco IronPort appliances the OS changes.
The Cisco Iro…READ MORE
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New Hybrid Cloud Models Emerging
Posted in From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise by Brian Gracely on 2013-05-12 10:23:59
Back in 2007-2008, when the concept of “Private Cloud” began to emerge as a DIY model for evolving IT, there was concern that companies would be locked into a Public-Only or Private-Only decision. Given the maturity of the technologies and IT skills at the time, this created a strategic problem. But…READ MORE
Organize All Your Cloud Services & Collaborate with OpDemand
Posted in Developing Clouds by Michelle Greenlee on 2013-04-30 23:33:50
Managing multiple complex cloud services from multiple providers can quickly become a complex mess for a team. Set up, deployment, collaboration, and monitoring is no small task either. A new class of cloud management services are emerging to support multiple cloud dashboards in one interface.
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
Posted in Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends by Sasirekha R on 2012-02-23 22:53:56
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…READ MORE
DevOps: Operation Lessons from Factories, Marathons and Snowmen
Posted in Clouds in the Open: The Operations Evolution of Open Source & Public Clouds by Aaron Delp on 2013-05-09 13:33:46
A few weeks ago we had the privilege of talking with Gene Kim on The Cloudcast (.net) about his new DevOps book, The Phoenix Project. During the show I had a bit of a “lightbulb moment” and immediately went out and downloaded the book. I’m almost finished (page 206 as of today) but I wanted to…READ MORE
Which first with HANA? - it seems to be a chicken or egg problem
Posted in Working alongside SAP Business Suite by Clinton Jones on 2013-05-09 10:20:56
There’s a lot of talk about the fact that HANA adoption may be on the up-and-up and SAP’s Q1 numbers were largely buoyed by a transformation in the mindset of IT. The “radical transformation of the industry” statement was made by SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe in an interview on CNBC and repo…READ MORE