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What Does it Mean to be Senior Technologist

January 9, 2017 - Figuring out rank in the Boy Scouts is easy. You get this number of merit badges, complete these projects, do a review board and presto. The work isn’t easy of course, but at least the boundaries are clear for people that want to progress. Ranking in the workforce is a complete mystery. It is more...... READ MORE

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  • Privacy trampled under the hooves of new tech

    editorial Blog

    Consumer privacy took center stage at Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event held in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Senior Executive Editor, Linda Tucci explores how advancements in technology are taking a toll on consumer privacy, as discussed at the event, and what it means for CIOs. Also in Se…READ MORE

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  • Digital transformation strategy is common language at Rosetta Stone

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    Rosetta Stone knew CDs alone wouldn’t cut it in the digital age. The language-learning company now helps people roll their Spanish R’s and sort out der, die and das in German with cloud software, available to them online and on their smartphones.

    It’s something out of the digital transformation s…READ MORE

    Jason Sparapani1,460 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft announces Windows Server 2016 will launch at Ignite conference

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    All the prognostication about when Windows Server 2016 will be available was laid to rest in multiple blogs from Microsoft today when the company announced the next version of the server operating system will launch at the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta September 26-30.

    Windows Server 2016 wil…READ MORE

    Tom Walat1,225 pointsBadges:
  • Free Win10 Upgrade Still Available

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    When the cutoff date for free upgrades arrived on July 27, 2016, Windows users assumed that was the end of that. But as time has elapsed since then — almost 6 months — free upgrades are still on. True: the hated and obnoxious “Get Windows 10” (GWX) tool is history. So are FORCED upgrades. But thos…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel8,440 pointsBadges:
  • CES 2017 Unveiled Paris – what to expect from tech in 2017

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    Each year the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) runs its consumer technology trade show in Las Vegas known as CES.

    CES 2017 will mark 50 years of CTA running the show, and not only has the huge exhibition changed but technology itself if almost unrecognisable – we know this from Computer W…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald4,130 pointsBadges:
  • Panzura raises $32 million in funding

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    Cloud NAS vendor Panzura raised $32 million in Series E equity funding this week to expand its product and give organizations an alternative to what CEO Patrick Harr calls a “dying on-premises model.”

    Harr said Panzura will add support for block, Internet of Things and Hadoop interfaces for data…READ MORE

    Sonia Lelii4,220 pointsBadges:
  • IBM Watson Health partners with FDA to study blockchain technology

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    IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a “secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology,” according to an IBM release.

    The two-year initiative will initially focus on oncology-related data. Blockchain has t…READ MORE

    Tayla Holman600 pointsBadges:
  • Securing the perimeter with IoT begins and ends with the device

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    The internet of things has drawn the attention of the White House and Congress amid growing concerns about the woeful state of IoT connected device security, most recently demonstrated when Mirai malware spread across botnets. Indeed, the lack of security in IoT devices portends a brave new world.
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    Dan Timpson20 pointsBadges:
  • SecurityScorecard builds out VAR partnerships

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    SecurityScorecard, a cloud-based security rating platform provider, this week launched its first channel program.

    The new program aims to help value-added resellers (VARs) offer continuous security rating services in what the company believes is an emerging market. Using the company’s platform, …READ MORE

    Spencer Smith1,660 pointsBadges:
  • Writing for Business - there, their, they're

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    Some bot herders use Twitter and Facebook as ______ command-and-control centers.
    A. there
    B. their
    C. they’re

    Answer

    Choice B is correct.

    The words there, their and they’re are homophones, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Their is a possessive pronoun. T…READ MORE

    Margaret Rouse45,345 pointsBadges:
  • Electric Cloud CTO: forget DevOps, let's do OpsDev

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog written by Anders Wallgren in his capacity as CTO at Electric Cloud.
    Much (and we mean much, a lot, really loads in fact) has been written about that most famous technology portmanteau of all DevOps as the coming together of Develo…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater10,405 pointsBadges:
  • snackable content

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    Snackable content is website content that is designed to be easy for readers to consume and to share.  Continue…

    Quote of the Day
    “Snackable content is bite-sized, immediately accessible and tuned to your current contexts.” – Geoffrey Bock
    Learning Center
    Five snackable content ingredients …READ MORE

    Margaret Rouse45,345 pointsBadges:
  • Neuromorphic chipsets are shifting deep learning into overdrive

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    Chipset image via FreeImages
    By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)

    Deep learning has moved well beyond the proof of concept stage. The technology is rapidly being incorporated into diverse applications in the cloud and at the network’s edge, especially in embedded, mobile, and Internet of Thing…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh51,310 pointsBadges:
  • Using $_

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    The $_ symbol seems to be causing confusion from some recent forum questions I’ve seen.

    $_ represents the current object on the pipeline – if you want to know why $_ was chosen you’ll have to read PowerShell in Action!

    You can use $_ in a number of situations – in commands that perfo…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway6,970 pointsBadges:
  • Should I back up system databases on an Azure VM?

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    Well that really depends. When your database VM fails for some reason (either someone does something bad like delete the VM by accident, or a Windows patch doesn’t install correctly and the VM won’t start correctly, etc.) do you care about having your logins on the server, your jobs, any SSIS pa…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry67,740 pointsBadges:
  • “It’s not worked. Try using your card.”

    editorial Blog

    The festive season is behind us for another year, even for those giddy traditionalists who keep their trees up well into January instead of just getting over it. But maybe we can cling onto the cosy Nat King Cole vibes slightly longer by thinking about how we might be siphoning our wages come…READ MORE

    Ryan Priest10 pointsBadges:
  • Arxan confirms Apperian acquisition

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    Mobile application management vendor Apperian will operate as a subsidiary of Arxan Technologies following its acquisition.

    The companies today announced the deal, which SearchMobileComputing reported last week. Arxan, a security and management provider for mobile and internet of things apps, did…READ MORE

    Ramin Edmond1,140 pointsBadges:
  • What Does it Mean to be Senior Technologist

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    Figuring out rank in the Boy Scouts is easy. You get this number of merit badges, complete these projects, do a review board and presto. The work isn’t easy of course, but at least the boundaries are clear for people that want to progress. Ranking in the workforce is a complete mystery. It is more s…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,560 pointsBadges:
  • If It's January, It's Gotta be a Storage Trends Story

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    This is January, and you know what that means: Trend stories. Specifically, storage trends.

    Yes, for some reason a completely arbitrary line on a calendar turns everyone into prognosticators. Actually, the reason is pretty simple: Nobody announces anything in December and early January, and we’…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher8,780 pointsBadges:
  • Everywoman announces 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards finalists

    editorial Blog

    Everywoman has announced the women who are finalists in the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards.

    The Awards are held each year by Everywoman to showcase and celebrate the many women who are making a difference in the technology sector.

    Women of all levels across the IT sector are acknowledged …READ MORE

    Clare McDonald4,130 pointsBadges:

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