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Product behaviour is a very important aspect that needs to be taken care of during development, staging and testing. Ensure that before your product comes on the production server, it is 100% perfect in behaviour, especially when it is a portal providing direct consumer transactions of any kind. I h…READ MORE
I simply have to try this someday. It’s hilarious! No better therapy for the IT Blues than a good laugh.
Cyberdefense has become major concern across the globe: Individuals, companies, governments and even national security are all being threatened by cybercrime. As the cyberthreat landscape grows more dangerous by the day, SearchCIO contributor Harvey Koeppel offers a 12-point cybersecurity checklist …READ MORE
Yes, the title is cheesy, but it is not click-bait, I really do think I have an idea to encourage new speakers, new talks and new avenues of exploration and experimentation. The added benefit, it often involves food or, at the bare minimum, hot or cold liquid.
Over the past few years, I have trav…READ MORE
The UK PowerShell User Group was the World’s first user group dedicated to PowerShell. Its been in hibernation for the last few years but Ryan Yates is bringing it back to life.
He’s set up a meeting in Manchester for Tuesday 13 October 2016. See http://www.kilasuit.org/Blog/Post/18/Comin…READ MORE
Copy data management (CDM) is a relatively new term for many in Information Technology. At first literal consideration, its meaning seems self-evident. However, it is really a topical area that vendors address with new products and terminology.
Making copies of data for IT applications is a f…READ MORE
CIOs taking the big data, cloud, analytics, digitization, [fill in the blank] plunge are often given this piece of advice: Start small.
But new research jointly conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital found that businesses focused on “discrete problems” are at the digitally im…READ MORE
I’ve been aware of Windows Hello (the ability to use biometrics for login authentication and other access controls) in Windows 10 since MS first started talking about it late in 2014. Intel’s RealSense cameras, which exploit built-in 3-D recognition capabilities, have gotten the lion’s share of at…READ MORE
On 29th of July 2015, Microsoft announced the Public release of Windows 10. With less than 24 hours of release it was it was reported over 14 million copies of Windows 10 installed world wide. Looks like people were waiting for this release quite eagerly.
“We’re humbled and grateful to see th…READ MORE
It can be very frustrating for IT managers and C-level executives to continuously see unified communications in the headlines, and apparently driving business communications and strategy, yet nobody seems to know what it even means. How do you adopt and implement such a thing?
A recent article in…READ MORE
Windows 10 image via Shutterstock
Can Windows 10 save the slumping PC market? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Windows 10 no savior for slumping PC market – Ramin Edmond (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)
Windows 10 adoption won’t spur the PC market as many users rely on tablets and other Windows…READ MORE
The legacy PBX is still a fixture for some organizations, but it may be holding them back from reaching their business goals.
8×8’s Mike Reinhart, senior product marketing manager, and David Leach, business communications consultant, discussed the shortcomings of the PBX in today’s communication …READ MORE
Whether or not you think Bitcoin has a future, it has a couple of very interesting technological elements that will probably have a life of their own. The aspect that everyone talks about is that Bitcoins derive their value by dint of being “mined.” It takes time, computational power, and a pret…READ MORE
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…READ MORE
“OMG, did you hear? You can now mail a hard drive in to Google to store it on the cloud! Squee!”
Not exactly. Hold your horses, people.
Yes, it’s true that being able to mail a hard disk device for import into a cloud storage service helps a lot when you have a lot of data. Nobody’s argu…READ MORE
(This blog post was written by Diane K. Carlisle, executive director of content at ARMA International.)
So, your attempt to manage the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program with a series of complex spreadsheets leaves you in a state of massive depression. You’ve decided the obvious solut…READ MORE
Data preparation is a technology somewhere between a sleepy backwater and an active no man’s land. As Hadoop and other odd new takes on data processing have come on line, as the data that the enterprise is dealing with has become more various and voluminous, data preparation methods have begun to ch…READ MORE
As the cynics are fond of saying, the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them. Nevertheless, if you build applications that in any way deal with healthcare, you should consider adding yet another one, HL7 FHIR, to your vocabulary. It’s part of the movement to drive paper out of …READ MORE
If you have setup a Windows Azure Virtual Machine running SQL Server you may have noticed that you might not be able to connect to the SQL Server running on the machine by using SQL Server Management Studio on your workstation (desktop, labtop, etc) from your home or office.
This is normal and se…READ MORE
The summer weather didn’t slow down anyone in the cool, dark halls of the data center. Catch up on the big news and expert advice from the past month that other data center pros found valuable.
The big picture:
Ten data center trends you need to know
These trends, shared at the Gartner IT o…READ MORE