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.
The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers.
This year’s edition of the country’s biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered attendance of 42,286.
That crowd was enough to jam Orlando’s capacious Orange County Convention Center and signal that health IT as an…READ MORE
In 2010 Dave McCrory proposed the software concept of “data gravity,” where applications, services and business logic in software applications will move physically closer to where data is stored. The theory makes a lot of sense to me, and over the last several years we have seen companies embrace th…READ MORE
The issue of people entering the U.S. having their phones and laptops seized and searched at the border isn’t new, but it’s garnering new attention under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Since August 2009, civil libertarians have objected to a Department of Homeland Security that enables U.S…READ MORE
Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:
It won’t buy Salesforce.
“We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE
A lemur face recognition tool has been developed by a team of computer scientists to identify between and keep track of individual members of the species and boost conservation efforts.
For too long, lemurs have just been swinging from one embarrassing moment to the next. Their daily lives are cons…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog written by Chetan Manjarekar in his roles as senior VP and head of Syntel’s Digital One practice.
Manjarekar writes as follows…
In today’s ‘always connected’ digital world, truly modular, resilient and scalable large-scale s…READ MORE
Consumerisation of mobile technology has had many benefits. It has driven down the prices of devices, improved the user experience to the benefit of non-technical users. Plus, awareness and crucially acceptance, of mobile devices, has soared. All of this might seem good for the business, but there i…READ MORE
Data democratization is the ability for information in a digital format to be accessible to the average end user. Continued…
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“At the core of the shift to data democratization is technology. Technological advances have allowed providers to create digital data gathering and anal…READ MORE
With every new technology, there are early adopters and late ones—those eager to jump on the freshest innovation and those who wait to see how others fare. For businesses, there are two main reasons to adopt IoT. First, there is the chance to solve an existing problem or challenge. Second, the…READ MORE
When CIOs start to consider using the open source computing platform OpenStack, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson told me recently, they need to first think about how they will use it. They can go with the “pure code,” Nelson said — that is, the free offering. Or they can invest in a distribution of …READ MORE
Are you using the SQL Server 2016 SSMS? Do you HATE the help experience when you press F1 and it opens the GOD DAMN webpage?
Did you know that you can change this horrible annoying behavior?
YES YOU CAN!!!!!
It’s a shockingly easy change. Open SSMS. Click help, Set Help Preference, then c…READ MORE
As is widely know, the White House is considering making sweeping changes to the H-1B visa program. These changes could make it far more difficult for companies to bring foreign workers over to the US, perhaps by making it too costly to do so.
There’s no question about it. The H-1B program is qui…READ MORE
Pretend for a moment you are a new development manager or director.
You hired a programmer to lead a test automation effort. Gave the programmer time, resources, and attention. The programmer has no responsibilities outside of the tooling. The automation has had time to mature. It was supposed to…READ MORE
In a coup d’ironie par excellence, it turns out that VPN apps available on the Google Play store may be putting Android smartphone and tablet users at an increased risk of data leakage instead of actually protecting them.
These are the findings of a recent report analysing 1.5 million apps on G…READ MORE
The top five in storage continue to see declining revenues, but for IBM storage seems to have been worse than for its competitors.
This week Storage Newsletter published an aggregation of financial results that included the top five storage array makers.
Its findings the following in terms of …READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by Arianna Aondio in her role as field engineer at Varnish Software — Varnish is a content delivery specialist and its HTTP accelerator technology powers content-heavy dynamic website (as well as heavily consumed APIs) includin…READ MORE
In all the recent talk about whether HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is truly committed to the Cabinet Office’s Gov.uk Verify service, there’s been less said about the commitment of the external providers – a factor that could yet sink the controversial identity assurance scheme.
Verify rel…READ MORE
Is NFC IoT. Somebody asks this question on Quora and the question lands in my mailbox because of my subscription on few keywords. I have done few pilots on NFC and hence feel confident in answering queries on NFC. IoT is again my favorite topic. A lot is happening in discussions and perhaps in actio…READ MORE
Microsoft HoloLens mixes cameras and holographic video over our actual _________.
Perspective means “point of view, especially the ability to see the whole of something.” The prefix per- means “completely.”
Prospective mea…READ MORE
By default, Windows 10 includes a built-in admin account. In fact, it’s named “Administrator.” Here, I explain here how to enable disable Win10 Administrator account. Basically, there are two ways to proceed: at the command line, or in Computer Management.
Enable Disable Win10 Administrator Account…READ MORE