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.
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
Early in 2017, it would seem that the internet of things is poised to have a large impact on the business world in the upcoming years. While it seems that in the realm of consumer products IoT has yet to present a compelling value proposition for most buyers, businesses are already seeing the benefi…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
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Burke Holland in his capacity as director of developer relations at Progress — the firm is a specialist in backend application build tools, PaaS technologies and (now with the acquired Telerik) it also offers tools for build…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
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
Microsoft HoloLens is a virtual reality (VR) headset with transparent lenses for an augmented reality experience. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“HoloLens is immersive, and is much more of an output and input device.” – Wes Miller
HoloLens tested for bridge inspections
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
Health data breaches triggered by hacking attacks spiked by 320% in 2016 and ransomware became widespread, according to a report by a health IT cybersecurity firm.
Released the week before HIMSS 2017, the report from CynergisTek, Inc. division Redspin, said that 81% of the health data breaches we…READ MORE
Cloudian and Panzura have come up with new cloud data archiving products to help organizations move on-premises data to the cloud.
Cloudian’s new HyperStore 4000 is a 7U scale-out object storage enclosure that stores up to 700 TB and includes two separate compute nodes per chassis. It can be conf…READ MORE
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What should the next cybersecurity policy look like for the new presidential administration? Check out some of the suggestions in this week’s roundup.
1. Experts debate national cybersecurity policy suggestions at RSAC 2017 – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
In this guest post, Mollie Luckhurst, global head of Customer Success at cloud-based collaboration firm, Huddle, outlines the seven employee types that could make or break an organisation’s shift off-premise.
Enterprise IT departments are now well aware of the benefits that cloud-based services c…READ MORE