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.
IoT has been a buzz word for some time now and is being talked about in applying to all and sundry fields. But nowhere is there talk of applying it in cognitive science and web proctoring.
Cognitive science is all about measuring the effectiveness of a human in his cognitive endeavors. What we me…READ MORE
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has worked with European officials to support implementation of the Union’s privacy and related data use laws and regulations.
Which is correct?
Although there are many counties in the Union, the word union …READ MORE
The BBC News today carries the news that HMRC has just realised that current plans to move 38,000 staff into 13 regional centres may be “unrealistic” . The intention to move from 170 local offices to shared city centre “Government Hubs” and regional “Mini-hubs” was announced some time ago. Accordi…READ MORE
Non-profit to Next Leverage Metalogix for SharePoint Cloud.
The Theotokos Foundation has deployed Metalogix’s Essentials for Office 365, in order to regain control and streamline the ongoing management of its client services and internal operations content. In doing so, the non-profit can bette…READ MORE
Telemedicine has the potential to help diverse patient groups – from nursing homes to rural communities – get better healthcare; One place where telemedicine can minimize the disruption to a patient’s life is in schools, according to a Huffington Post story.
The article gives an example of …READ MORE
We should take some encouragement that this week’s gathering of the powerful, the rich and the even richer in Davos chose technology risks as one of its key agenda items for discussion.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has acknowledged that emerging trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), 3D…READ MORE
In my ongoing quest for great additions to the Windows admin’s toolbox, I’ve found and am learning MiniTool Partition Wizard. It’s available in both freeware and commercial forms, for home and commercial use. That’s a nice touch, because users can download and learn the fundamentals of the program f…READ MORE
A new project spearheaded by a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University is aiming to use AI to spot examples of fake news. But what at first may sound like a promising and relatively straightforward undertaking may in fact be a monumental lift.
The Fake News Challenge (#FakeNewsChallenge) is offe…READ MORE
CMDB discovery tools have been around for quite a long time because their need is pretty obvious.
Organizations are generally understaffed to do the daily work. Many just do not staff to continuously validate the IT environment they support. So this makes for an ideal climate to promote and hype …READ MORE
Security, for a decade or so, didn’t see much in the way of true change – yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something happening, encryption became more encrypted and VPNs became more virtual, but typically same old vendor …READ MORE
Software AG used presentations staged in the Italian capital Rome this week to describe some of its more life-changing data analytics work with Octo Telematics.
US, UK and continental Europe headquartered Octo works to attempt to transform auto insurance through behavioral, contextual human driving…READ MORE
In these days when flash storage grabs so many headlines for the right reasons it’s quite a surprise that one of the pioneers in the space – Violin Memory – is about to hit bankruptcy hard, with an upcoming fire sale of its remaining assets.
Violin was – and still is – widely regarded a…READ MORE
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
The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE
Developments in both audio visual (AV) and information technology (IT) are leading to a ‘convergence’ of the two sectors. This is similar to what has already happened in other markets once open, connected and scalable internet technology became pervasive. Those working in IT and AV need to bette…READ MORE
Now we know that 2017 is the year when open source finally grows up… at least that’s what some people are saying.
The recent security issues regarding MongoDB (it was reported that 28,000 databases were held at ransom by hackers) should not dampen open source’s success in the enterprise. Let…READ MORE
At SQL Bits this year I’ll be presenting my all day session Database Administration for the Non-DBA. This all day training day is a great session for those who work in shops where they have to function as the DBA, but their job isn’t to be the DBA (or someone who is brand new to being a DBA). We’r…READ MORE
Downtime’s thoughts today are with ex-Government Digital Service staffer Ivanka Majic’s Twitter mentions, after gaffe-prone president elect Donald Trump mistakenly copied her into a tweet hailing the “character and class” of his daughter, who shares her first name.
At the time of writing,…READ MORE
Slack software is cloud-based collaboration software. Originally founded in 2009 as a chat tool for a now-defunct gaming technology, Slack has gained currency among enterprises and is broadening into a collaboration platform with capabilities beyond just messaging. Continued…
Quote of the Day
SearchITChannel’s 2017 technology outlook article identified a number of cybersecurity trends affecting channel companies.
Among those developments are an anticipated rise in security operations center automation, the adoption of machine learning as a security technology and greater customer inte…READ MORE