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.
Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently. Within information techn…READ MORE
Cisco’s 2015-2020 Visual Networking Index Report forecasts there will be 1.5 mobile devices per capita by 2020. And the number of connected devices (including M2M modules) will be 11.6 billion, exceeding (by then) the world’s projected population of 7.8 billion.
In 2015, mobile app revenue was $6…READ MORE
As change is constant, you should have a process for ______ improvement of your controls and compliance efforts.
Which is correct?
Explanation: They’re similar, but there’s a difference. “Continual” means something that’s alwa…READ MORE
CSM is Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program, granting subscribers access to Windows 10 licenses for $7 per seat per month. Customers of that program just got a nice bonus. MS has announced that they can “upgrade their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to Windows 10 at no additional co…READ MORE
While much of the storage market is stagnant or down, data protection vendor Veeam Software said it grew revenue 28% in 2016 by expanding its business into enterprises and the cloud.
Veeam, a privately held company, this week reported its financial results for 2016. It claimed $607.4 million in…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
Software supply chain automation company Sonatype is hanging out the flags to celebrate the fact that it has experienced a 300 percent growth in the use of its Nexus Repository over the past three years.
The reason for the growth? The firm thinks it is down to growing concern about security v…READ MORE
Whether you read my site, SearchCloudApplications, another of the TechTarget family of websites, or any of the seemingly trillions of sites that write about application-development technology, three items stand atop the heap of coverage: containers, microservices, and APIs.
For the moment, let’s …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
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
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
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