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Uncharted Waters by Matt Heusser

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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.


Holding Your Ground

August 25, 2016 - You might remember some of the product announcement keynotes that Steve Jobs delivered at the end of his career. Just as you thought the presentation was over, Steve would say “oh, and just one more thing”, and introduce product, like the iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Each of these took a technology that already existed but cumbersome...... READ MORE


  • Holding Your Ground

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    You might remember some of the product announcement keynotes that Steve Jobs delivered at the end of his career. Just as you thought the presentation was over, Steve would say “oh, and just one more thing”, and introduce product, like the iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Each of these took a technology that …READ MORE

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  • Members of CommonWell will enable patients to access health data

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    If you’re a patient of a hospital or physician that is using the technology of a CommonWell Health Alliance member—including Cerner Corp., athenahealth, Inc., and McKesson Corporation, to name a few—then you’ll be able to get your health data via the CommonWell network.

    CommonWell is now allo…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee1,225 pointsBadges:
  • ROI of PR and Advertising - Measuring in Effective Way

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    Yes, there are ways of measuring ROI of PR and advertising. And that too in an effective manner. In fact, there are two kinds of PR and advertising efforts in any organization or business. Initially, there will be new plans and executions. But gradually, there will be new as well as the ongoing acti…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja11,110 pointsBadges:
  • Service Management conferences offer more

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    The week of August 17th saw some of the world’s foremost experts in Service Management travel to Brisbane, Australia for their 19th annual national conference. The conference is hosted by itSMFA, the Australian chapter of the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) head-quartered in the UK. itSMF cha…READ MORE

    Carlos Casanova25 pointsBadges:
  • Cellular connectivity as a new old feature for IoT

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    The internet of things is about converting the objects that surround us every day into a community of information. IoT devices turn billions of objects into data-generating “things” that can report on their status and even interact with their environment. These appliances can certainly connect throu…READ MORE

    Karina Popova30 pointsBadges:
  • What to expect from Veritas Vision 2016 #vtasvision

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    Information management company Veritas holds its Veritas Vision 2016 conference (hashtag #vtasvision) on September 12-14, 2016 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas… so what can we expect?

    After all, September (and October) is core tech conference season meltdown. Technology firms clas…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater9,135 pointsBadges:
  • Nimble says customers quick to embrace all-flash

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    Nimble Storage, which was relatively late selling all-flash arrays, is trying to make up for lost time since launching its Predictive Flash platform in February. The vendor received a jolt from all-flash sales but not enough to stop or even slow its significant losses.

    Nimble said it added 133 al…READ MORE

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  • Releasing a Page Blob Lease in Azure

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    Sometimes when firing up VMs or moving VMs from the page or blob store you’ll get an error that there is still a lease on the file.  To solve this you need to release the lease. But waiting won’t do the trick, as the leases don’t have an expiration date.

    I found some VB.NET code online that with…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry67,505 pointsBadges:
  • Security experts fear voting machine hacks during general election

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    After a Democratic National Committee email leak, security experts are warning against a possible voting machine hack come November. Also in GRC news, the New York branch of one of Taiwan’s largest banks has been fined $180 million after violating compliance regulations, and a data leak by hacker gr…READ MORE

    Christian Stafford25 pointsBadges:
  • Governance isn't enough when it comes to designing secure software

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    In a world where IT capabilities, tools, and infrastructure are evolving at an unprecedented pace, it’s easy to get swept up in the forward momentum. But enterprises are beginning to realize that while free open source code and low-cost cloud infrastructure are certainly valuable, unbridled and un…READ MORE

    jasontee30 pointsBadges:
  • Admin Toolbox: SG TCP Optimizer

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    SpeedGuide.net is a broadband networking resource online that offers numerous free software tools and utilities. Their SG TCP Optimizer program asks you to input your download speed, then tweaks a raft of TCP settings for your network interfaces in response. The result is usually a slight to moderat…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel7,550 pointsBadges:
  • It’s time for all-flash says IBM, but IT chiefs won’t necessarily agree

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    “We’re going all-flash!” That was the message this week from IBM product marketing VP Eric Herzog. Though that’s not quite the truth, Herzog’s proclamations were pretty clear.

    He said: “Regardless of workload for primary storage, all-flash is the answer. That even includes big data wo…READ MORE

    Antony Adshead2,180 pointsBadges:
  • Hackonomica

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    The BBC has reported that the University of Bournemouth was attacked 21 times by ransomware.
    the observant report notes, that this occurred in spite of the university having its own cybersecurity course.
    As every Comp Sci student knows, the first thing you do when you log onto the college network …READ MORE

    Cliff Saran6,910 pointsBadges:
  • Delta outage sparks disaster recovery concerns

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    This week, the news of Delta Air Lines’ computer outage soared high, while Delta flights remained grounded. Over 2000 flights were cancelled and delays still continue. In Searchlight, associate site editor Brian Holak talks with industry experts to find out what IT executives can learn from the outa…READ MORE

    Mekhala Roy140 pointsBadges:
  • Whose bloatware is killing your on-line sales?

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    Internet marketeers appear to have only just discovered that  half their audience “won’t even wait three seconds” for a website to load. I was, however, more interested to learn that average response times are now 4.5 seconds and growing.  Back in 1971, I was taught than an average response time o…READ MORE

    Philip Virgo3,425 pointsBadges:
  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

    David Lacey3,510 pointsBadges:
  • What's the future of the PaaS "layer"?

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    If you give a techie a whiteboard and a marker, regardless of the topic, they tend to want to draw “a stack”. They like to build layers upon layers of technology, showing how each is dependent and interacting with other layers.

    When people talk about the cloud computing stack, they often sta…READ MORE

    Brian Gracely6,135 pointsBadges:
  • Ransomware is reaching for new targets. Protect thyself.

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    No doubt you’ve read news stories about individual consumers, police departments, and now even hospitals having their computers and data victimized by ransomware , an exploit in which the attacker “kidnaps” and encrypts the victim’s data, demanding payment for the decryption key. As a developer, is …READ MORE

    Joel Shore1,710 pointsBadges:
  • Hazelcast: building through 'modularised' efficiency

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    Hazelcast is an open source in-memory data grid with 500,000 installed nodes and over 16 million ‘node starts’ per month. The firm has now announced Hazelcast 3.7 which is claimed to be 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully modularised version of Hazelcast.
    Each client/language…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater9,135 pointsBadges:
  • How to break up GDS without breaking up GDS

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    The Cabinet Office and its latest recruit – new Government Digital Service (GDS) chief Kevin Cunnington – are adamant that GDS will not be broken up.

    Cunnington told us so in his first blog post of his new job. The Cabinet Office said that the controversial change of leadership “categorical…READ MORE

    Bryan Glick3,100 pointsBadges:

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