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.
Hyper-converged systems are drawing a lot of interest. The main reason is simplicity. They bring together all the necessary data center components in one package — computation, storage, networking and virtualization. So the systems are easier to buy, implement and manage than traditional infrastruc…READ MORE
Registration is open for the PowerShell Summit (USA) and PowerShell Conference (Europe). Now is an excellent time to decide which one you’re going to attend next year. If you’re serious about PowerSHell you should be at one of these events.
PowerShell Summit – https://eventloom.com/event/home…READ MORE
It’s part of IT’s job to deal with end users who aren’t tech-savvy. The latest research says it may be a bigger part of the job than most people realize.
About two-thirds of people aged 16 to 65 have poor or worse computing skills, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperati…READ MORE
Google is making news this week in developer circles. The search giant has come forward with a software fuzzing tool designed to fuzz open source code.
What is fuzz (testing)?
Fuzz testing or fuzzing is a software testing technique used to discover coding errors and security loopholes in software,…READ MORE
Amazon Go is the best idea for improving the brick and mortar grocery shopping experience in quite _______.
b. a while
Which is correct?
The correct answer is choice b.
REASON: “A while” is an article-noun phrase. “Awhile” is an adverb.
Not sure which to use? Try plug…READ MORE
The long tail is a concept popularized in the early 2000s by writer Chris Anderson, who first used the term in an eponymous Wired magazine story. Simply put, the long tail concentrates on the tail end of certain statistical distributions (such as the Zipf, power law, and Pareto distributions). This…READ MORE
Flip-flops, also called bistable gates, are digital logic circuits that can be in one of two states. Flip-flops maintain their state indefinitely until an input pulse called a trigger is received. When a trigger is received, the flip-flop outputs change state according to defined rules and remain in…READ MORE
Let’s face it — the hype surrounding the internet of things and how it would magically transform your home into an oasis of seamless automation hasn’t exactly delivered. Consumer products like Google’s Nest and Amazon’s Echo have yet to fully live up to the promise of the connected home. But don’t …READ MORE
Twice in the past week, the UK government has passed legislation despite overwhelming concerns from the technology community.
The Digital Economy Bill – a mostly sensible attempt to update laws around the digital economy – was waved through the House of Commons in the face of warnings from pr…READ MORE
This week, Cyber Monday sales hit a new record with consumers spending $3.4 billion on online shopping. In Searchlight, Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci spoke with research analysts to find out how digital savvy “omnishoppers” are transforming the U.S. e-commerce scenario and what that means for …READ MORE
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How will the 2017 technology trends affect your organization? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. AI, IoT, intelligent systems take center stage in 2017 technology trends – Lauren Horwitz (SearchCRM)
Experts held forth on the promise and pitfalls …READ MORE
Application Software Up by 33%.
Large food manufacturers are to increase their spend on application software by a third. In 2016 the outlay is £155 per employee but this will increase to over £200 by 2019. Application software is also by far the largest component of overall software expenditu…READ MORE
Redgate is a Cambridge UK based software company known for developing tools for Microsoft’s relational database management product SQL Server.
Aren’t there enough tools in the Microsoft SQL Server world anyway? The product itself is essentially a piece of software, after all.
What Redgate aims to …READ MORE
Here’s a line I’ve been writing for many years: Hardware is nothing more than software that breaks if you drop it. It’s true because everything from a toaster oven to thermostat to, well, just about anything else is loaded with embedded software. Even today’s vehicles are essentially little more tha…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.
SQL Server vNext–Linux edition
Microsoft Connect(); announcements
SQL Server 2016 SP1 brings new innovation opportunities to software partners
Initial impressions of…READ MORE
Tools, culture, and other popular topics were the focus of much attention at the DevOps Enterprise Summit this year. Yet security was still the undercurrent of concern running just below the surface. Fortunately, a number of speakers addressed this issue and offered insights and best practices for l…READ MORE
LAS VEGAS — There have been some years at VMware’s annual VMworld conference where the company sold more sizzle than steak when introducing new technologies and their associated roadmaps. At this year’s show here this week, the company had some steak to work with — but forgot the sizzle.
This post is in continuation of my previous post regarding Big Data predictions and concerns for 2017 and beyond. In the previous post, we talk about a huge increase in big data and spending. Let us talk further about big data predictions and concerns for coming years.
The latest study by IDC say…READ MORE
CHICAGO – Scott Seidelmann, founder and CEO of Candescent Health, a cloud medical imaging service vendor and sort of spin-off of cloud EHR vendor athenahealth, Inc., got off a plane and headed straight to the show floor of RSNA 2016.
It was Tuesday, the second day of the 102nd Scientific Assembly…READ MORE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out a new 3PAR flash pricing initiative and StoreEasy file storage enhancements as part of a late-year rush of storage product releases.
HPE last week disclosed that its $779 million in storage revenue was down 5% on a year-over-year basis for the fiscal fo…READ MORE