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Let’s not beat about the bush because we already know that software runs the world – and that this means that every company is now a software company.
So resounding is this truth that we must now accept those bastions of the IT industry that grew up as hardware companies now also attempting t…READ MORE
Come July 1, FalconStor Software will have a new leader. And that leader will have fewer followers due to plans for a new round of staff reductions.
Storage industry veteran Todd Oseth will replace Gary Quinn as CEO at the struggling software company. FalconStor disclosed the change Tuesday, call…READ MORE
What is your weakest security link? I’m blown away when I talk to IoT professionals that can’t immediately answer this question.
The promise of IoT is that it has the potential to connect machines that generate data which can be used to provide us with insights that make the world a better place….READ MORE
Recently Microsoft Azure introduced the ability to have multiple front end IP addresses on an Internal Load Balancer. This allows for
Failover Cluster Instances to have multiple instances per cluster, and Availability Group deployments to have multiple Availability Groups per deployment.
I have worked in several agile projects over the years and they overwhelmingly look like a phased waterfall project got squished into two weeks. Take each phase of a waterfall project — planning, design, coding, testing, delivery/maintenance — put them into a two week delivery cycle, and that is …READ MORE
In two previous two blog posts, Kari the Finn and I explained how to use DISKPART during Windows 10 installation. We also described what’s wrong with the default Windows disk layout, and why it benefits from this fix. This, the third and final installment in this series, puts those DISKPART commands…READ MORE
Software needs to go to the bathroom and make sure it has a clean and open backend.
This is the mandate and call to arms now being laid down by open source document-oriented data model database company MongoDB.
As already reported here on Computer Weekly, MongoDB has this month staged its ann…READ MORE
These days, some automated financial services are taken for granted; automated telling machines (ATMs) or cash points have been around since the 1960s, internet banking since the 1990s. Few these days write cheques made out to cash or visit banks to make transfers.
Now there is a new wave of …READ MORE
A kiosk (pronounced KEE-ahsk) is a small, free-standing physical structure that displays information or provides a service. Kiosks can be manned or unmanned and unmanned kiosks can be digital or non-digital. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“The early success of self-service health kiosks, as well …READ MORE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is looking to bring its channel up to speed with digital marketing concepts and trends — a business area where many partners tend to stumble.
The HPE Digital Marketing Program, unveiled at this week’s HPE Partner Summit, aims to align partners with recent shifts in cus…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
In one throwaway line, largely ignored among the wider Brexit comments in his Mansion House speech today (20 June 2017), chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond exposed the true scale of the challenge for government IT over the next few years.
This is what he said:
“How do we achieve this…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Ian Watson, CEO of Altia-ABM. It reflects his experience and judgement.
Specialist financial analysis software is now a crucial tool in the investigation and prosecution of crime. It not only increases the speed of criminal investigations but also enables prosecutions …READ MORE
Hardly few companies draw value out of this beautiful concept of customer feedback. In fact, most of the organization doesn’t value it. They just do it because it is part of some ISO certification they are part of. And for the sake of clearing the audit process, they have to create documents in this…READ MORE
Inspect-a-Gadget heads to London Tech Week to meet UMA, a conversational AI chatbot for the workplace.
“It’s good to talk,” assured Bob Hoskins in the famous ’90s ads. The campaign – credited with delivering £5 billion during its run – helped ease the transition from British Telecom to B…READ MORE
Here’s another reason why politicians shouldn’t use private email accounts to conduct official business: It can cost your state $100,000.
This is reportedly what the state of Indiana is spending to hire people to deal with the backlog of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for former g…READ MORE
A federal task force called healthcare cybersecurity a “public health concern” that needs “immediate and aggressive attention,” and said increased digital connectivity places a greater responsibility on healthcare organizations to secure their equipment and patient data.
After a record-breaking y…READ MORE
The future of data storage will not be in the binary switching of electrical cells as in flash storage.
It may also not be in magnetism-based potential successors to flash such as Racetrack Memory, where one or a few bits per cell is replaced by 100 bits per physical unit of memory.
Instead, …READ MORE
Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE
In this guest post, Jon Topper, co-founder and principal consultant of hosted infrastructure provider The Scale Factory, shares his thoughts on how the DevOps movement is maturing as enterprises move to adopt it.
In 2009, a group of like-minded systems administrators gathered in Gent, Belgium t…READ MORE