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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.


The Technical Career Ladder

January 17, 2017 - I have been privy to a few conversations around the topic of career progression lately. Maybe it is the time of year. It is almost time for performance reviews. People with full time jobs are probably wondering if they are getting a raise and how much that will be. And also if they will get...... READ MORE


  • Tackling the problem of fake news with AI

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    A new project spearheaded by a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University is aiming to use AI to spot examples of fake news. But what at first may sound like a promising and relatively straightforward undertaking may in fact be a monumental lift.

    The Fake News Challenge (#FakeNewsChallenge) is offe…READ MORE

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  • CMDB discovery tools alone aren't the answer

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    CMDB discovery tools have been around for quite a long time because their need is pretty obvious.

    Organizations are generally understaffed to do the daily work. Many just do not staff to continuously validate the IT environment they support. So this makes for an ideal climate to promote and hype …READ MORE

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  • Where the fog meets the edge

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    As 2017 kicks into full gear and a particularly interesting 2016 fades into the rearview mirror, we at FreeWave took a look around the industrial IoT landscape to see what this year might potentially have in store.

    It’s become increasingly difficult to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. From…READ MORE

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  • Writing for business - lists and parallel sentence structure

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    Which is correct?

    A. Companies are using showback to instill a culture of cost awareness, to justify requests for new purchases and even make  decisions about support staff.

    B. Companies are using showback to instill a culture of cost  awareness, to justify requests for new purchases and to …READ MORE

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  • Secure at the cloud - no, do it at the endpoint - Oh now, this is so confusing... Or is it?

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    Security, for a decade or so, didn’t see much in the way of true change – yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something happening, encryption became more encrypted and VPNs became more virtual, but typically same old vendor …READ MORE

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  • Software AG drives 'black box' analytics with Octo Telematics

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    Software AG used presentations staged in the Italian capital Rome this week to describe some of its more life-changing data analytics work with Octo Telematics.
    US, UK and continental Europe headquartered Octo works to attempt to transform auto insurance through behavioral, contextual human driving…READ MORE

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  • Violin memory: Reasons behind the demise of an all-flash pioneer

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    In these days when flash storage grabs so many headlines for the right reasons it’s quite a surprise that one of the pioneers in the space – Violin Memory – is about to hit bankruptcy hard, with an upcoming fire sale of its remaining assets.

    Violin was – and still is – widely regarded a…READ MORE

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  • Everywoman announces 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards finalists

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    Everywoman has announced the women who are finalists in the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards.

    The Awards are held each year by Everywoman to showcase and celebrate the many women who are making a difference in the technology sector.

    Women of all levels across the IT sector are acknowledged …READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • The convergence of AV and IT

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    Developments in both audio visual (AV) and information technology (IT) are leading to a ‘convergence’ of the two sectors. This is similar to what has already happened in other markets once open, connected and scalable internet technology became pervasive. Those working in IT and AV need to bette…READ MORE

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  • Severalnines: a single interface to deploy & manage them all

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    Now we know that 2017 is the year when open source finally grows up… at least that’s what some people are saying.

    The recent security issues regarding MongoDB (it was reported that 28,000 databases were held at ransom by hackers) should not dampen open source’s success in the enterprise. Let…READ MORE

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  • Database Administration for the Non Database Administrator at SQL Bits

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    At SQL Bits this year I’ll be presenting my all day session Database Administration for the Non-DBA. This all day training day is a great session for those who work in shops where they have to function as the DBA, but their job isn’t to be the DBA (or someone who is brand new to being a DBA).  We’r…READ MORE

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  • Donald trumped on Twitter by ex-GDS staffer he mistook for daughter

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    Downtime’s thoughts today are with ex-Government Digital Service staffer Ivanka Majic’s Twitter mentions, after gaffe-prone president elect Donald Trump mistakenly copied her into a tweet hailing the “character and class” of his daughter, who shares her first name.

    At the time of writing,…READ MORE

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  • Slack


    Slack software is cloud-based collaboration software. Originally founded in 2009 as a chat tool for a now-defunct gaming technology, Slack has gained currency among enterprises and is broadening into a collaboration platform with capabilities beyond just messaging. Continued…

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  • More cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2017

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    SearchITChannel’s 2017 technology outlook article identified a number of cybersecurity trends affecting channel companies.

    Among those developments are an anticipated rise in security operations center automation, the adoption of machine learning as a security technology and greater customer inte…READ MORE

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  • Privacy trampled under the hooves of new tech

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    Consumer privacy took center stage at Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event held in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Senior Executive Editor, Linda Tucci explores how advancements in technology are taking a toll on consumer privacy, as discussed at the event, and what it means for CIOs. Also in Se…READ MORE

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  • The Technical Career Ladder

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    I have been privy to a few conversations around the topic of career progression lately. Maybe it is the time of year. It is almost time for performance reviews. People with full time jobs are probably wondering if they are getting a raise and how much that will be. And also if they will get bequeath…READ MORE

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  • Evolving Monoliths vs. Microservices

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    For the last couple years, the idea of “software eating the world” has gathered quite a bit of traction. While software-lead companies (Uber, AirBnB, Netflix, Facebook, etc.) have created considerable disruption in many vertical industries, the vast majority of companies are still struggling to ma…READ MORE

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  • Alluxio in-memory storage software gains EMC mindshare

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    In-memory storage startup Alluxio has struck a partnership with Dell EMC.

    The news marks Alluxio’s first formal alliance with a North American storage vendor. Alluxio in September integrated its software on Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies’ FusionStore elastic block storage.

    The San Mate…READ MORE

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  • Readers, say hello to SearchMicroservices.com

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    Dear Readers,

    We’re excited to inform you about an upcoming change to our site. On Thursday, January 19th, SearchSOA.com will officially change to SearchMicroservices.com. Likewise, the SOA Talk blog will become the Microservices Minute blog. You’ll also see some other changes, such as a new Twit…READ MORE

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