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.
Something big is happening, and it is changing everything — how we interact with each other, our products and the companies around us. And it’s the data explosion and the internet of things. The hype is real, everything around us is being equipped with sensor technology that sends data to the clo…READ MORE
Many Major League Baseball pitchers have made names for themselves with the blazing speed of their fastballs. But as pitchers age, their velocity usually dips. A great pitcher adjusts and develops other options.
When smartphones first burst on the scene, BlackBerry was firing 100 mile-an-hour fas…READ MORE
On Monday, September 26, during the first day of its Ignite conference, Microsoft officials disclosed that Windows 10 now runs on 400 million active devices. Thanks to Mary Jo Foley sharing this news, I can speculate on the current run rate versus the historical average. Here goes: 300 million adopt…READ MORE
Research firm IDC reports factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) experienced solid growth in the second quarter while enterprise storage systems revenue remained flat during that same period.
Factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) gre…READ MORE
Splunk has used its annual conference, symposium, exhibition, user engagement forum, technical university gathering and all-round ‘if you like Splunk, then please come to this event’ in Orlando this month to announce the expansion of the Adaptive Response Initiative.
The initiative itself aims t…READ MORE
At a time when it seems containers and microservices are practically all everyone is talking about, it’s easy to think they’re a no-brainer solution to so many development problems.
But it’s not that straightforward. I spoke recently with Scott McCarty, an evangelist and “container thought leader…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post by Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street
I love enterprise technology! For 30 years, it has been a disruptive enabler that has helped companies improve their customer experiences and in turn improve their revenues and profits. I have travelled around the world meetin…READ MORE
Continuing from my previous post on Custom Insights, let us learn more about it. Firstly, Apteligent has come out with its latest industry report, ‘Network Crash Edition’. This report has the first of many previously unknown findings. The report reveals certain amazing and shocking findings. It says…READ MORE
A Hadoop cluster is a special type of computational cluster designed specifically for storing and analyzing huge amounts of unstructured data in a distributed computing environment. Continued…
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“A Hadoop cluster based on commodity hardware is better positioned to scale incremen…READ MORE
Efforts to make health information available to patients are paying off, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
ONC published a data brief about how hospitals are now making it possible for patients to get their health data electronically.
The da…READ MORE
Without a surge of investment in “future ready” fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete. If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the Remoaner…READ MORE
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EMC is dead. Long live Dell Technologies. With Dell’s acquisition of EMC finalized earlier this month, it may seem like the end to a very long, long, long story. But although the merger is complete, there are still a quantity of potential Dell-EMC fallout to occur.
Layoffs. Reports are that 2,…READ MORE
Seemingly retaining its original name, technology stack and altogether vibe-ness with competancy over a year now since being acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho is putting out the ‘data developer/analyst’ messages and tuning up its own integration prowess in the process.
The data integr…READ MORE
Budget to Rise 10%
A typical IT & Telecom budget for a medium sized wholesaler, with 100-999 employees, is around £1m. This budget is due to increase by 10% between 2014 and 2019. Staff and software are going to be the fastest growing components at just under 20%. Hardware is due to decl…READ MORE
When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 last week, with no headphone jack, and its wireless earbuds, it was sketching out a future in which devices connect – to other devices, to the internet, to people — without cords. And though consumers were the target of the San Francisco event, it was the future…READ MORE
Last week I announced the PASS Summit 2016 Speaker Idol contestants. This week it’s time to announce the judges. We’ve seen most of the judges at speaker idol before, so we know how great a job they’ll do. Last year we had 5 judges each day and six at the finals and things were a little to cr…READ MORE
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Were you affected by the recent Yahoo data breach? Find out what you should do to keep your Yahoo account safe in this week’s roundup.
1. Yahoo breach leaves 500 million accounts compromised – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Yahoo confirmed it was the victim of…READ MORE
The news that internet company Yahoo had information stolen on a half billion accounts in 2014 is further proof of this simple truth: Hacks are widespread and increasingly spectacular.
To counter the escalating and ominous threat of costly data breaches, companies need strong defenses in place, s…READ MORE
IBM recently held its customer event, Edge, is Las Vegas. Although totally new announcements were a little thin on the ground, there were various items that are newsworthy.
Starting with the old. IBM continues to bang the ‘Innovation’ drum that it has been banging for the best part of twenty…READ MORE