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.
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What do you think about how Microsoft remediated the EternalBlue vulnerability? Find out why experts believe it was poorly handled in this week’s roundup.
1. Vulnerability remediation of WannaCry flaw raises concerns – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Between patch…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Luca Olivari, president, ArangoDB.
Data is one of today’s biggest assets but organizations need the right tools to manage it. That’s why, during the last decade, we’ve seen new data-management technologies emerging and getting past the initial hype. The so-called…READ MORE
MarkLogic has hit iteration version 9 of its eponymously named operational & transactional enterprise NoSQL database.
What marks this product out is its data integration capabilities i.e. it is positioned as a database for integrating data from silos.
The firm aims to fire a blow acro…READ MORE
Violin Memory – an all-flash storage pioneer whose trials and tribulations we have followed here – finally hit what just about rock bottom for a tech company in the past months.
That is, Violin was declared bankrupt and in January was auctioned off over a period of three days with the winner …READ MORE
You’ve seen how to create a volume but how do you expand a volume?
Let’s create a new disk and mount it
New-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx -Dynamic -SizeBytes 20GB
Get-VHD -Path C:\test\Test1.vhdx | Mount-VHD
Initialize-Disk -Number 1
This time we’ll create a volume that only uses part of …READ MORE
I have been reading the Tech UK responses to the party manifestos. Their caution reflects the concerns of their larger members, particularly of currently dominant ISPs, telcos, suppliers and service providers. Some of these could seriously lose out if the post-Brexit political programme really does …READ MORE
Misspellings, suspicious hyperlinks, abnormal sender address, no attempt at personalisation. The classic signs of a phishing email? Or a botched marketing email from IBM promoting — wait for it — a cyber security webinar?
One week ago, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak made headline news, wit…READ MORE
NEW ORLEANS – Veeam Software opened its user conference with the launch of the latest version of its data protection software, moving deeper into cloud and physical device support.
Veeam Availability Suite v10 rolled out today at VeeamON adds continuous data protection, support for network-atta…READ MORE
Net Neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“The primary foundation of net neutrality explained is this: Providers should not be able to give services they offer…READ MORE
Big data analytics is the driving force helping industrial organizations manage the large volume of information from connected assets and sensors today. As critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations become fully digital operations, asset management technology will ensure they perform at…READ MORE
Insider Preview Build 16199 was released for Windows 10 a couple of days ago (5/17). In the wake of its install, I checked on Windows 10 drive handling. To that end, I consulted the Reliability Monitor, which shows driver installs as it tracks system changes and errors. Sure enough, Relimon repo…READ MORE
Asking for a raise sucks.
My pattern is usually to spend a few days or weeks brooding over what I’m making. One day after getting psyched up, I finally ask. The answer usually relates back to having to check the budget to see where things are, or a reference to a hiring and compensation freeze, o…READ MORE
Google’s annual worldwide developer conference (Google I/O) kicked off at the Shoreline Auditorium in Mountain View, California on Wednesday morning. Seven thousand people are attending live, and others are viewing the event online at 400 Google I/O Extended events in 85 countries.
This year’s …READ MORE
It’s easy to read too much into any party election manifesto, but the Conservatives’ plans – should they win the election, as the polls suggest they will – offer plenty of scope for speculation around the next steps for digital government.
Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer was closely in…READ MORE
From February through April 2017, Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices about the transition to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 which aims to transition healthcare from fee-for-service-reimbursement to value-based reimbursement.
The su…READ MORE
U.S. companies eager to implement robotic process automation — software that automates how humans interact with software — are often fixated on seeing a proof of concept, said RPA technology expert David Brain. And that’s not good.
“I feel bad going to clients and proving what’s been proven s…READ MORE
Short answer, “no”.
From a management perspective Azure SQL DB and Azure Elastic Pools are the same. As far as the DBA or the developer is concerned they are the same. Think of Elastic Pools as a billing construct. With SQL DB (not in Pools) you pay for X amount of performan…READ MORE
Test automation is not as far along as we’d thought, Agile and DevOps aren’t making software development easier and management is still everyone’s biggest problem.
Those are just some of the results of a survey done by software test company LogiGear. And this wasn’t just any survey — 10 years ag…READ MORE
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on 25th May 2018, could prove to be a catalyst to change the existing haphazard approach to print security.
Networked printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) are often overlooked when it comes to wider information securit…READ MORE
NASA. Remember NASA? It’s the once-glorious government agency that put men on the moon, the agency whose Voyager I space probe left our solar system in 2013 for parts unknown, the agency that, in the immortal words of John F. Kennedy, did things not because they were easy, but because they were hard…READ MORE