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Founded in Nuremberg (but now parent-owned by Micro Focus) under the name Software- und System-Entwicklung (Software and Systems Development)… German softwarehause SUSE is keeping the ‘systems’ part of its original moniker close to heart, or so it appears.
The firm is these days focused on bui…READ MORE
As we all know, software and artificial intelligence is going to run the world and make all the decisions on our behalf, probably starting from a week next Tuesday. Downtime has long felt it is our duty to reveal precisely what sort of world this means we will be living in, and recently we had anoth…READ MORE
London’s InfoSecurity conference and exhibition is now mercifully behind us, for another year.
But has the balance between hardware and software centric security provisioning been fully addressed by now?
We understand that without secure software there can be no secure hardware (and, hence, no…READ MORE
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Is regulatory compliance among your organization’s biggest IT priorities this year? Find out why it’s at the top of the list for many professionals in this week’s roundup.
1. IT Priorities 2017 survey: Compliance initiatives in full throttle – Ben Cole (SearchCo…READ MORE
I am currently preparing for an ISOC England meeting on Fake News on 13th July and wanted to link back to my award winning essay for the conference to mark the 50th Anniversary of LEO (the first business computer) and my prediction that we would pass through a period of collapse in belief of the ver…READ MORE
Yesterday I was at the Manufacturing Innovation Conclave organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). Many interesting things you get to know at such platforms. Because this is the platform that collaborates industrialists, government bodies, and professionals. While there were people repres…READ MORE
Nano server is the small, really small, footprint install version of Windows Server that was introduced with Server 2016. Nano server changes are coming.
it has a limited number of roles available to to install – much like the original version of Server core.
Recent announcements – https://b…READ MORE
Financially troubled Toshiba chose a Japan-backed consortium as the preferred bidder for its memory business, despite Western Digital’s continuing claims that no sale can happen without its SanDisk subsidiaries’ consent.
Toshiba’s board of directors disclosed this week the selection of a consorti…READ MORE
When it comes to making cities smart, some cities are better positioned or equipped to make the leap than others. What makes a city more inclined to embrace smart technologies — such as sensor networks, data platforms and autonomous vehicles — than the rest? A range of factors, including local gov…READ MORE
The two most recent Win10 Builds — namely 16215 and 16226 — have brought lots of changes and trouble to intrepid Windows beta testers. My desktop PC weathered recent builds admirably, but not my Dell Venue Pro 11 7139. I couldn’t install 16215 on that PC (not from Windows Update, not via an in-pla…READ MORE
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive that will update and unify data privacy laws across in the European Union. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“The GDPR is set to affect many, and not just those in the EU. If your organization collects data online, you may soon have to mak…READ MORE
IT storage has become a critical decision point for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Without the right storage solutions, SMBs run the risk of being overwhelmed by spiraling data growth, which can negatively impact IT costs, complexity, security and availability. At the same time, SMBs face the …READ MORE
In the fast-paced world of public cloud, if AWS is the hare, AWS GovCloud is the tortoise.
GovCloud launched in 2011 to meet stricter regulatory requirements for federal, state and local government. Since then, AWS has added dozens of new services and nine new private-sector regions across the …READ MORE
When one is confronted by a criminal or terrorist demanding a ransom in exchange for a loved one who has been held hostage, the general rule of thumb is not to pay up and go to the police.
That’s the sensible thing to do, lest you create more incentives for kidnappings and inadvertently finance…READ MORE
Here’s another reason why politicians shouldn’t use private email accounts to conduct official business: It can cost your state $100,000.
This is reportedly what the state of Indiana is spending to hire people to deal with the backlog of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for former g…READ MORE
Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health issue. This week, SearchHealthIT takes an in-depth look at the six imperatives laid out by the cybersecurity task force.
The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task For…READ MORE
GDPR’s requirement for ‘privacy by design’ demands new approaches to customer __________ giving customers complete control over their data.
A. relationships, including
B. relationships including
Use a comma before including if the sentence would be complete wi…READ MORE
These days, some automated financial services are taken for granted; automated telling machines (ATMs) or cash points have been around since the 1960s, internet banking since the 1990s. Few these days write cheques made out to cash or visit banks to make transfers.
Now there is a new wave of auto…READ MORE
Recently Microsoft Azure introduced the ability to have multiple front end IP addresses on an Internal Load Balancer. This allows for
Failover Cluster Instances to have multiple instances per cluster, and Availability Group deployments to have multiple Availability Groups per deployment.
I have worked in several agile projects over the years and they overwhelmingly look like a phased waterfall project got squished into two weeks. Take each phase of a waterfall project — planning, design, coding, testing, delivery/maintenance — put them into a two week delivery cycle, and that is …READ MORE