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.
The Internet of Things is transforming our homes into data centers before our very eyes. Yet unlike in the data center, we don’t have IT professionals on call to manage, patch and secure these systems. Already in 2016, there are reports of LG Smart TVs being targeted by scareware. And just recentl…READ MORE
A substantial increase in urban areas is not only bringing new challenges but at the same time creating new opportunities to build a sustainable and scalable environment for households, enterprises, societies, and communities. A city is not only supposed to be responsive and responsible towards its …READ MORE
This contributed blog post by Jo Cruse, communication lead at Stemettes, looks into diversity in Stem-based careers, and how far away we really are from a gender diverse workplace.
It is often the case that the answers to the most complex problems are deceptively simple.
The solution to how we…READ MORE
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What do you make of Citrix’s new look? Find out how IT professionals reacted in this week’s roundup.
1. Citrix gets a new look under CEO Kirill Tatarinov – Ramin Edmond (SearchVirtualDesktop)
Citrix is shouting its message from the rooftops that the company will foc…READ MORE
Huawei continues to confound those observers who think of it as simply a mobile phone company. The firm prefers instead to describe itself as a networking and telecommunications equipment and services operation. A multinational one, obviously.
The latest shenanigans from at Huawei’s Shenzhen c…READ MORE
The Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market has been very interesting over the last 9-12 months. Let’s recap some of the highlights:
You get funding, and you get funding, and you get funding!!
Pivotal: $253M – Round C
Docker: $113M – Round D
DataDog – $94.5M – Round D
Apprenda: $24M – R…READ MORE
This is worth a read
It discusses the evolution of Windows server and PowerShell. Read it in conjunction with the videos of Jeffrey Snover’s talks at WinOps and the European …READ MORE
As the decoupled (often services-driven) componentisation of computing continues apace, so does the proliferation of vendors aiming to deliver attuned wider tooling adjuncts to new lifeblood of code construction.
In this vein, Container Solutions brings forth its minimesos project, an open source…READ MORE
Microsoft is cutting 1,850 jobs from its struggling smartphone division. The announcement comes a week after the company sold its feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary. In Searchlight, Associate Editor Brian Holak talks to two industry watchers to get their take on what the decision spells …READ MORE
In my own words, that’s pretty much how I see the Japanese 5S methodology for workplace organization.
The transliterated terms of seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke literally mean sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain and they have some strong parallels to the whole lean methodo…READ MORE
As expected, the Supreme Court ruled before June on the case of Spokeo Inc. vs. Robins. But instead of ruling in one of the two directions the industry expected – each of which drew all sorts of dire predictions from its opponents – the court found a way to Kobayashi Maru its way out of it by fi…READ MORE
Ride-sharing juggernaut Uber is held up as the face of the platform business model — an approach that creates value by facilitating exchanges between consumers and producers.
Before CIOs sign up their companies for a gig in the sharing economy, there are a few things to know. Chris Taylor, gener…READ MORE
How successful was your last mobile application development project? A recent survey conducted by the IBM Center for Applied Insights found that two-thirds of mobile application development projects fail to fully achieve budget, schedule and project objectives. So what’s the other one-third do…READ MORE
Portugal Telecom’s implementation of their latest iBPMS tool, SHOP BOX, may be a shining example of how to manage enterprise software change management correctly.
The telecommunications company, which is the largest in Portugal, was featured in our April 2016 Editor’s Choice for the implementatio…READ MORE
Pure Storage is finding that it’s expensive to grow sales in the all-flash storage market these days.
While Pure increased revenue last quarter by 89% year-over-year, it was unable to reduce its losses. Pure reported $139.9 million in sales, which was better than analysts expected and impressi…READ MORE
My recent story on the surprise skills gap — writing, public speaking, communication and most decidedly NOT tech skills — has me wondering what it means to be the ideal employee. The term “well-rounded” is tossed around a lot, but what does that actually mean when it comes to testers and developer…READ MORE
There will be minimal impact on Hewlett Packard Enterprise channel partners with the spin off of the vendor’s Enterprise Services division and merger with Computer Sciences Corp., announced this week, according to industry watchers.
Somewhat in synch with Dell’s $3.9 billion purchase of Perot Sy…READ MORE
In 2011, Hewlett Packard’s annual revenue was $127bn, making it the largest technology company in the world by sales at that time – yet its market worth was a comparatively meagre $42bn. It had just appointed its third CEO in three years and the only clouds in its strategy were dark stormy ones …READ MORE
In part one of this blog post, John Pescatore, director at the nonprofit cybersecurity training provider SANS Institute, delved into the legal challenges companies face as they strive to secure consumer information. Here, Pescatore discusses how companies can use various security standards available…READ MORE
Ever since Windows 10 arrived, Microsoft has been attempting what some might call Win10 upgrade tricks to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to install that free upgrade. Over time, their approach has varied. Here’s a litany of the various Windows Update offers MS has tried to move users up the OS ladder.