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Of all the EMC executives who left the company since the Dell acquisition, the departure of David Goulden will have the greatest impact on the Dell EMC storage business.
Dell dropped the news that Goulden will depart at the end of 2017 last Friday in a news release.
Long-time EMC CEO Joe Tucci…READ MORE
By 2050, 66% of the global population will live in cities, according to data from the United Nations. Connectivity is also growing. By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, according to Gartner. By 2019, 2.6 billion people will use smartphones worldwide, according to …READ MORE
Shanghai International Port Group is getting its New Information Management Platform with the help of Huawei and Accenture. This comes through the existing Huawei-Accenture Strategic Agreement. Under this agreement, Huawei will provide its hardware and software expertise and services. That will incl…READ MORE
Government agencies know they need to do a better job of using data-driven insights to offer better services — and their smartphone-connected constituencies won’t let them forget it.
“We’re all digitally empowered, so our expectations rise practically continuously — they never really stop risin…READ MORE
It’s 2017 – and that means we’re now starting to build software application development architectures, algorithms and applications for the cloud computing model of service-based application and data storage/analytics… and we’re starting to do it natively.
In what will now comprise a ser…READ MORE
Are you coming to Microsoft Ignite? Come find me and Joey at the SQL Server / Data Platform / Animal Farm (Hadoop) booth all week.
In a recent article, my colleague, Justin Rohrman, put the idea of stock options to shame.
The percentage of venture-funded startups that achieve even modest success is small. There are a thousand losers for every Facebook or Google. Riding the startup carousel is a great way to waste your twenties…READ MORE
Because I have recommended Piriform’s CCleaner utility in this blog (and in other blogs and articles) over the years, I must pass this important news along. It seems that a signed version CCleaner 5.33 32-bit, as distributed by Avast, somehow got infected by malware. Because CCleaner 5.33 32-bit car…READ MORE
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How far along is your organization in its preparation for GDPR? Find out why your organization should speed up the process in this week’s roundup.
1. Importance of GDPR preparation highlighted by Equifax breach – Sonia Lelii (SearchDataBackup)
While doing preparati…READ MORE
Content marketing is the publication of material designed to promote a brand, usually through a more oblique and subtle approach than that of traditional push advertising. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“If we come up with a great idea today, but can’t execute it until next month, it’s worthless …READ MORE
As fears grow over government surveillance, the phrase “facial recognition” often triggers a bit of panic in the public, and some commentators are exploiting that fear to overstate any risks associated with Apple’s new Face ID security system.
One of the more common misunderstandings is around wh…READ MORE
GE’s software will run on Dell Technologies hardware from now on – but most enterprises don’t care much about big-name endorsements.
A Dell-GE deal last week made Dell the primary IT infrastructure supplier to GE for hardware and services, spanning servers, storage, backup, client products, per…READ MORE
Slowly, technology issues are rising to centre of the Brexit debate – as they should.
This week saw the publication of the UK government’s Data Protection Bill – our implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Digital minister Matt Hancock hailed the …READ MORE
The topic of diversity in the technology industry has been on many people’s minds of late – especially following various reports of sexual discrimination in the Silicon Valley tech scene and the infamous Google Memo.
With the media also focussed heavily on issues such as pay parity, it came a…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Vera Loftis, UK managing director, Bluewolf
The availability of real time customer data and the increasing capability of companies to analyse and create actionable insights is revolutionising the way companies interact with their customers. It is also transforming how …READ MORE
AWS customers can add graphic acceleration to instances, but with little flexibility. To change that, the cloud provider has finally fulfilled a promise from early last year, with Elastic GPUs that fit enterprise needs.
Developers attach Elastic GPUs to Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to bo…READ MORE
When we talk about heterogeneous environments the assumption is that we mean a mixture of Windows and Linux machines. Windows and Linux can be viewed as providing the end points of a spectrum of management issues. In reality there is another spectrum – that spectrum exists between Windows machines…READ MORE
Although 3D printing technology has been around since the 1980s, advances in software and hardware are changing the way 3D printing is being used. Especially 3D printing in healthcare, a Wall Street Journal article said.
Gartner, a research firm, predicts that by 2019, 10% of people in the develo…READ MORE
Once you got past the fawning over Steve Jobs and the comical rebranding of retail stores, yesterday’s Apple Event had some news with important IT implications.
Apple unveiled the Apple Watch 3, its first smartwatch with LTE connectivity. And the new iPhone X — the X is pronounced 10 for some re…READ MORE
Hurricanes in the Southeast in September aren’t a surprise, or shouldn’t be. That said, having two hit the region within a matter of a few days, as well as having another potential one waiting in the wings, tested the mettle of operators. But all told, damage to data centers appeared minimal thu…READ MORE