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.
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
Just having seen Passengers in the theater the other night, I reflected on how soon we might see a self-piloted space vessel like this transporting passengers through deep space. This incredible film features a spacecraft that is a work of IoT art, where things interact with one another to manage so…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
Management chose Slack to encourage communication ________ the company’s marketing team and its sales team.
Which is correct?
Explanation: Use between when talking about one-to-one relationships between two discrete things. Use among when talking ab…READ MORE
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
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
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
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
I have been privy to a few conversations around the topic of career progression lately. Maybe it is the time of year. It is almost time for performance reviews. People with full time jobs are probably wondering if they are getting a raise and how much that will be. And also if they will get bequeath…READ MORE
D-Wave Systems has released an open source quantum computing chunk of software.
Quantum computing, as we know, moves us on from the world of mere 1’s and 0’s in binary to the new level of ‘superposition’ qubits that can represent many more values and therefore more computing power — read this ac…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
For the last couple years, the idea of “software eating the world” has gathered quite a bit of traction. While software-lead companies (Uber, AirBnB, Netflix, Facebook, etc.) have created considerable disruption in many vertical industries, the vast majority of companies are still struggling to ma…READ MORE
In-memory storage startup Alluxio has struck a partnership with Dell EMC.
The news marks Alluxio’s first formal alliance with a North American storage vendor. Alluxio in September integrated its software on Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies’ FusionStore elastic block storage.
The San Mate…READ MORE
We’re excited to inform you about an upcoming change to our site. On Thursday, January 19th, SearchSOA.com will officially change to SearchMicroservices.com. Likewise, the SOA Talk blog will become the Microservices Minute blog. You’ll also see some other changes, such as a new Twit…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
There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.
I believe WAN technology is becoming less about products but more about capability due to the rise of cloud services and the use of the Internet.
A few…READ MORE
Last week, Microsoft released a new Insider Preview — build 15007 — to the fast track. I was not alone in experiencing problems getting that upgrade to download and install. Many people reported problems completing the download successfully (I was in that group). Others reported subsequent failed …READ MORE
This is series of posts on building IOT platform. It covers typical characteristics of IOT platform, the technical challenges in building such a platform and different security aspects.
This is series of posts on building IOT platform. Numerous such platforms are available providing generic con…READ MORE
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Is 2017 the year of analytics? Find out why you should embrace it in this week’s roundup.
1. Five analytics priorities for 2017 – Nicole Laskowski (SearchCIO)
The International Institute for Analytics recommends embracing AI, clearly defining roles, and finding a b…READ MORE
When it comes to troubleshooting with Cisco ASA Firewalls one usually rely on packet-tracer options. However NAT configuration and the way how ACL configured changes from version 8.4. Rather than configuring the ACL for a public IP , a private IP address is used as shown below
access-list OUTSIDE…READ MORE