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.
We all carry mobile devices be they phones, iPads or other tablet devices, USB drives or laptops. By their very nature, these devices are easily lost or stolen making the data on them at risk of compromise. It’s important to protect the actual devices from loss, but perhaps it’s even more important …READ MORE
Over the past couple years, I’ve been spending more and more time digging into various open-source projects that are gaining visibility, and sometimes traction, within the Enterprise. Projects like Hadoop, OpenStack, CloudStack, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Git as well as several others. I tend to look at…READ MORE
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On the eve of the annual VMWorld conference in San Francisco, scheduled for next month, people are talking a lot about VMWare, but not for the usual reason. It’s because one of EMC’s largest investors is calling on the company to break itself up — specifically, by taking VMWare public.
TechEd is dead. Long live Microsoft Unified Technology Event for Enterprise.
Mark your calendars: Microsoft set the date and location for the new conference, which will take place on May 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
The conference will encompass the content of TechEd and Microsoft Management …READ MORE
Although the ThinkPad 10 has been a “known entity” since late 2013, and listed at the Lenovo Store since March or April of 2014, it was only last week — while I was away from my office on vacation, as fate would have it — that Lenovo finally opened the product page for actual orders. Having now vi…READ MORE
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What can we expect from VMworld 2014? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. VMware Marvin speculation and VMworld expectations – Nick Martin (SearchServerVirtualization)
In this podcast, Nick Martin talks with Christian Mohn about the VMware Marvin speculation an…READ MORE
Part 1 was published last week; this is the second and final part of the story.
So, oft in theologic wars
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!
The CIO struggling with disparate views of the team w…READ MORE
Firebrand apprentice, Kimberley Bolton, is blazing a trail for all young women currently considering a career in IT. The 19 year old from Maidenhead, made history last week after becoming the first woman to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award. It is an important milestone in an industry…READ MORE
Software requirement arises out of a business need. Someone from the business side feels that some critical business requirement can be met by building an application and shall provide some amount of automation and enhancement as compared to the manual process; and then desires it to be built by eit…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.
Watch Microsoft’s ‘Empowering’ ad from the Big Game
Troubleshooting the new Cardinality Estimator
Data-intensive Applications in the Cloud Computing World
I love my iPhone. Who doesn’t? It’s a great product, as millions of users would agree, but it’s not exactly the most efficient tool to get my day job done. That’s about to change, IBM and Apple hope, with their announcement this week that the two iconic brands — can we call them Big Blue Apple? — …READ MORE
Digital overload and extreme multitasking are doing a number on employee engagement and efficiency — and the U.S. economy, SearchCIO senior news writer Nicole Laskowski reports. A few employees at Intel decided to take an unexpected tack to tackle this problem: mindfulness. In this two-part feature…READ MORE
As VMworld 2014 approaches, rumors about new VMware products and feature updates are swirling. In this podcast, we talk with Christian Mohn about Marvin rumors and about what we’re expecting to see at VMworld 2014….READ MORE
Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel, noticed that over the course of tech history, compute power doubled every two years. Later coined as “Moore’s law,” his observation was meant to predict the general upward trend of processor speeds. Over the past few years, however, new content outlets — …READ MORE
By: Jan Stafford
More and more, enterprise architects are building environments for large-scale middleware testing in the cloud. Why? There are huge limits on how many test and development environments on-premise systems can accommodate, said Steve Millidge, Director, C2B2 Consulting, Malvern, UK…READ MORE
It was almost exactly a year ago that Steve Ballmer issues his last “State of Microsoft” address, something we covered here at Uncharted Waters (twice!).
A year later, Microsoft has a new CEO, Satya Nadella, and Nadella has his first company memo, titled “Starting FY15 – Bold Ambition & Our C…READ MORE
We have been working with IT clients who deploy private clouds as part of their operations. The reasons include implementing a change in the delivery of IT services, a new infrastructure for dealing with the overwhelming influx of unstructured data, and a way to deploy and support new applications d…READ MORE
As the big data market matures, the focus shifts from the new data itself to its use in concert with traditional operational business data.
For the business analyst, big data can be very seductive. It exists in enormous quantities. It contains an extensive and expanding record of every interactio…READ MORE
Let me start by saying you MUST turn your smartphone or tablet on its side to shoot most video — and for most still shots, too. Little vertical-strip pictures are annoying in a world where we have widescreen monitors and TVs showing almost all photos and movies at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and most movi…READ MORE