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.
Project lifecycle and project management have a very close relation. The success of a project highly depends on its timely closure. Although projects rarely have a pre-closure. But it does happen. And it might happen repeatedly. Then here is something extraordinary in that project manager. But there…READ MORE
Sorry for the clickbait opening! What I mean is that IoT is just a tiny fraction, and possibly the most obvious evolution of the tools we need to remake humanities interaction with our world; how we consume, preserve and sustain our societies.
Computation and communications are cheap. Our things …READ MORE
Times are changing at the Government Digital Service (GDS). Not only is the organisation moving out of its home in Holborn, its power is also shifting.
Yesterday, GDS announced in a blog post that it is “changing the way things are done” when it comes to spending controls.
GDS’s power to…READ MORE
Earlier today I received an email from a friend that contained this simple, and complicated question. The person doesn’t work for any vendor, so the focus of this question wasn’t specific. The question was more of a response to the breadth of announcements from Oracle, Microsoft and Google over …READ MORE
I spend a lot of time at community events every year. At every event, without fail, people want to talk about tools. The development community in particular seems to have a sever case of tool fetishism. At the testing events I participate in, people usually want to know what the best tool for X is. …READ MORE
The Cisco ASA Firewall with FirePOWER services can be deployed in Active/ Active failover, in this mode the ASAs must operate in multiple context mode. Cisco is relying on failover groups for active Active/Active failover mode. A failover group comprises of logical groups, of one or more security …READ MORE
Not that long ago, Microsoft was a mess. A 1990s giant losing its way in a world of smartphones and cloud services, but still a hugely important legacy supplier to corporate IT chiefs.
In 2003 on this blog, I wrote this:
“I really hope Microsoft ‘gets it’ soon. There is no pleasure to be taken…READ MORE
Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and metrics that treat information as a valuable business asset. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Information governance strategies are critical to risk management. Effective …READ MORE
I’ve just had an article on PowerShell classes published on the UK TechNet bog – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2016/09/29/powershell-classes/…READ MORE
When former Texas Governor Rick Perry left office in 2014, the records he left to the State Library and Archives Commission included more than 7 terabytes of data, writes Isabelle Taft in the Texas Tribune. But there weren’t any digital archives to put it.
“While the governor’s 4,000 cubic fe…READ MORE
Splunk closed its 2016 .conf user, customer, partner event this week with some interesting comments pointing to the rise of a ‘new’ breed of technology engineering roles.
Given the prevalence (and, let’s face it, the level of media discussion) surrounding DevOps and the need for Continuou…READ MORE
Spectra Logic is extending its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway line upwards and downwards. The tape vendor has added an entry-level model and a much larger offering that more than triples the number of LTO drives the original product could manage.
Spectra BlackPearl appliances, originally introd…READ MORE
Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it’s moving fast.
Sure, while blockchain’s encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in healthcare blockchain still is in its infancy.
But it’s one big infant.
Here’s a partial list of …READ MORE
Many Major League Baseball pitchers have made names for themselves with the blazing speed of their fastballs. But as pitchers age, their velocity usually dips. A great pitcher adjusts and develops other options.
When smartphones first burst on the scene, BlackBerry was firing 100 mile-an-hour fas…READ MORE
On Monday, September 26, during the first day of its Ignite conference, Microsoft officials disclosed that Windows 10 now runs on 400 million active devices. Thanks to Mary Jo Foley sharing this news, I can speculate on the current run rate versus the historical average. Here goes: 300 million adopt…READ MORE
At a time when it seems containers and microservices are practically all everyone is talking about, it’s easy to think they’re a no-brainer solution to so many development problems.
But it’s not that straightforward. I spoke recently with Scott McCarty, an evangelist and “container thought leader…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post by Sebastian Grady, President, Rimini Street
I love enterprise technology! For 30 years, it has been a disruptive enabler that has helped companies improve their customer experiences and in turn improve their revenues and profits. I have travelled around the world meetin…READ MORE
Without a surge of investment in “future ready” fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete. If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the Remoaner…READ MORE
Seemingly retaining its original name, technology stack and altogether vibe-ness with competancy over a year now since being acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho is putting out the ‘data developer/analyst’ messages and tuning up its own integration prowess in the process.
The data integr…READ MORE
Budget to Rise 10%
A typical IT & Telecom budget for a medium sized wholesaler, with 100-999 employees, is around £1m. This budget is due to increase by 10% between 2014 and 2019. Staff and software are going to be the fastest growing components at just under 20%. Hardware is due to decl…READ MORE