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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.


Motivating Tech Workers

December 7, 2016 - I did something stupid a couple of days ago, I got into an argument on twitter. Someone made a post claiming monetary incentives always harm performance. The word always being used there made my head spin, and I just couldn’t resist. I have been reading a book called Why We Do What We Do by...... READ MORE


  • IoT for industries: Operating at the edge

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    Smarter and smarter things are happening in places that are not within the confines of IT data centers or clouds. There’s action out at the “edge.” The edge can be a manufacturing floor, smart city, smart building, energy grid, oil rig, windfarm, dairy farm, planes, trains or automobiles. Living on …READ MORE

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  • WUMT Works with UUP

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    On December 8, Microsoft released its first major Windows 10 build using the new Unified Update Platform. So far, many users — including yours truly — experience Download hanging at 0% progress. MS has issued a workaround that lets users download despite that difficulty. Unaware that the problem w…READ MORE

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  • Enterprise evolution: How the cloud conversation is changing

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    As 2016 draws to a close, Ahead in the Clouds looks at how enterprise attitudes to cloud have changed over the last 12 months.

    At the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent in 2012, the cloud giant worried it might not fill the 4,000 seats it had laid on for the event. Fast forward to 2016, …READ MORE

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  • UKtech50: Seeing the signs of optimism for UK IT in 2017

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    Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT provides a fascinating insight into the big issues affecting the tech community, as we watch how the leaders who make the list change year by year.

    Twenty of last year’s top 50 dropped out of the list in 2016 – the fact…READ MORE

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  • SD-WAN handles fleet management and passenger services

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    Driven by traffic congestion, pollution levels and rising infrastructure costs, the future of public transport is being technology-enhanced on many levels. Thus major initiatives include: Mobile Internet access; GPS and intelligent fleet management; App-driven taxi and shared car services and; …READ MORE

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  • A thoroughly indecent interview proposal

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    Contrary to popular belief, the Computer Weekly team are an awfully discerning bunch when deciding who to interview, with relatively few of the IT industry’s waifs and strays making the cut.

    One way to ensure one of our award-winning (or losing) journalists won’t be swapping conference call…READ MORE

    Caroline Donnelly3,310 pointsBadges:
  • Primary Data contributes to NFS 4.2

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    Software-defined storage vendor Primary Data’s open standards parallel NFS contributions made it into the NFS 4.2 standard, which could help the startup make inroads with scale-out storage customers.

    Primary Data’s contributions to NFS 4.2 include enhancements to the pNFS Flex File layout tha…READ MORE

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  • Amazon doesn't want IT thinking multicloud

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    Amazon has come far to accommodate customers running workloads on-premises; the same can’t be said, however, for how it addresses its customers using other public clouds.

    At re:Invent last week, Amazon punctuated its softened stance on hybrid cloud — at least as a stopgap measure — as it touted…READ MORE

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  • Motivating Tech Workers

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    I did something stupid a couple of days ago, I got into an argument on twitter. Someone made a post claiming monetary incentives always harm performance. The word always being used there made my head spin, and I just couldn’t resist.

    I have been reading a book called Why We Do What We Do by Edwar…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,540 pointsBadges:
  • Gartner: Chief data officer role continues to grow

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    Chief data officers are gaining organizational clout, according to a new report from Gartner. Researchers at the consultancy found that companies are establishing a data office, what they refer to as “the office of the CDO,” complete with staffing, budget and specific responsibilities.

    “This is a…READ MORE

    Nicole Laskowski5,085 pointsBadges:
  • Cast's Bonsignour: Managing software complexity with a ‘microservices’ model

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ‘penned’ by Olivier Bonsignour in his role as executive vice president of product development at Cast — – the company is a software measurement and analysis solution provider focusing on source code parsing, debugging, impact…READ MORE

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  • Trump presidency raises questions for regulatory compliance

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    The future of regulatory compliance is under scrutiny as President-elect Donald Trump’s administration continues the transition process. Also in recent GRC news: Hackers demanded ransom after disabling San Francisco’s transportation system, ‘dronejacking’ could become the next security issue and Fac…READ MORE

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  • Settings of the Query Store GUI

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    The SQL Server Query Store which was introduced in Azure about a year ago or so, and came to the on-premises version of SQL Server in SQL Server 2016. This is a fantastic tool which can help you find performance problems. However when looking at the query store it may not be showing you the data tha…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry67,660 pointsBadges:
  • noisy neighbor


    Noisy neighbor is a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant that monopolizes cloud resources and negatively affects other tenants. The noisy neighbor effect causes virtual machines and applications that share the infrastructure to suffer from uneven performance. Continued…

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  • Ethernet switch market up 2%: IDC

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    The worldwide Ethernet switch market grew 2%, racking up revenues of $6.29 billion in the third quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly Router Tracker reports.

    Router revenues, meantime, rose 2.6%, to $3.56 billion as enterprises and service…READ MORE

    Chuck Moozakis905 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft offers free Azure training

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    Microsoft said it has some 20,000 partners selling cloud through the company’s Cloud Solution Provider program.

    Now, Microsoft wants to get more partner personnel up to speed on cloud technology. In a briefing this week, Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partne…READ MORE

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  • Conference–time to book

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    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

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • The "father of DevOps" on BizDevOps

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    I was kind of afraid Gene Kim, the man behind the DevOps movement and a very in-demand speaker and consultant, would be offended when I asked him about the idea of BizDevOps, aka DevOps 2.0. But to my very great surprise (and honestly, relief), he agreed with the notion completely during a recent co…READ MORE

    Valerie Silverthorne995 pointsBadges:
  • The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

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    The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to initiatives started by President Barack Obama in which health IT plays a major role, interoperability and data blocking, and FDA approval of medi…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee2,090 pointsBadges:

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