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Missed all of the VMworld 2014 news? Not to worry, it’s all here in this week’s roundup.
1. With EVO: RAIL, VMware turns VSAN into a franchise – Dave Raffo (SearchVirtualStorage)
VMware’s EVO: RAIL allows hardware vendors to build hyper-converged appliances run…READ MORE
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Microsoft, Dell, IBM and Intel…what do the big technology companies have in common? They were all included in the top blog posts for August! Check out why they were included and share your comments with the community.
MS recommends uninstalling any …READ MORE
At a time when most of the activity in the storage market seems to be focused on taking away as much intelligence as possible from physical storage devices, there’s one vendor bucking that trend. DataGravity, which recently emerged from stealth, rolled out a couple of new arrays that up the ante for…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Dude, who owns that #temp table?
Avoiding a split brain in database mirroring
Failed To Lock Virtual Machine’s Configuration
SQL Server 2014 Performance Enhancements…READ MORE
With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2 in October 2013, Microsoft first introduced what it called “extended replication” for Hyper-V. This facility permits any Hyper-V VM to be directed to two different replication targets, which usually means a local target for immediate access, rebuild, a…READ MORE
Step away from that monitor. Put that keyboard down. Now. I mean it. You spend entirely too much time messing with that computer and wandering the Internet. It’s time for us to put away computerish things and deal with Real Life — for a few minutes, anyway, seeing as this is the Labor Day season, g…READ MORE
I was introduced to the world of books by my father and nurtured by my English teacher, both kept me supplied with enough books big and small, modern and classics. Drowning in their fictional world, late night sojourns with super heroes and supernatural beings completed my days. Growing up surrounde…READ MORE
Add a ribbon like interface to your Excel project quickly and easily with this free add-in. And for developers, source code is included and open to inspect or modify.
What is the Dynamic Toolbar?
The Dynamic Toolbar is a floating UserForm configured by entries in an XL table. It l…READ MORE
Our government loses so many laptops, it’s kind of nice when the tables are turned once in a while. That said, a lot of people are talking about what’s purported to be a laptop belonging to the Sunni jihadist group ISIS.
You may recall in 2011, when Osama bin Laden’s hideout was raided and he was…READ MORE
This is an interesting topic to discuss. There’s still a lot of companies that enforce anti-virus procedures (and after working help desk I can see why). However, is there an actually real need for it? I proclaim not really.Anti-virus software in itself is a scare, in that they provide “facts”…READ MORE
But until something I’m not expecting blindsides me and causes me a bit of inconvenience, I’m not going to install the bloatware on my systems. Most of it doesn’t work anyway and when users insist on clicking on scary popups because “of course I don’t want 10,000 viruses and regi…READ MORE
Have you joined the wearables race yet? If you’re a CIO and you haven’t yet, you might want to get on it. Apple, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, LG, and Samsung certainly have.
CIOs should be jumping on board too. And Gartner’s prediction that wearable devices will be a $10 billion dollar marke…READ MORE
There is a story about the inventor of chess being rewarded by putting 1 grain of rice on the first square of the board; 2 on the second and so on. How much rice does that come to?
The total number of grains is 1.84467440737096E+19
At 25mg per grain thats 461168601842739 …READ MORE
Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp turned heads not just for the price tag, but also for its signal to CIOs of the reality of IT consumerization. In this week’s Data Mill, SearchCIO Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski outlines takeaways from the Gartner Catalyst confere…READ MORE
A few months ago I was talking to an executive from a consulting company I respect. We were talking about doing business together. The executive pointed out that his company was known for across-the-board development, from concept to production, but they also wants to start more specialized practice…READ MORE
What a strange, weird and often times confusing week in San Francisco. As always, it’s great to be able to reconnect to such a broad community. But it definitely highlighted that our industry as at a crossroads in many dimensions.
Before the show there was a massive earthquake outside of San Fran…READ MORE
Fantasy Football drafts are about to take place, students are moving back to school, vacation travel is being wrapped up, and lots of financial, life, leisure and family information is being shared. That’s an environment that reeks of security risks and is probably making lots of hackers lick their …READ MORE
SAP HANA has been taunting me for some time now. it’s like this mythical creature that i could never put my finger on, and whenever i used to attend a seminar, all information they used to through at us was mind boggling to me (you could guess that am not a SW guy).
i work in a Tier 1 Internatio…READ MORE
I’ve been writing a fair amount about content marketing and related concepts, like native advertising, lately. Content marketing is the publication of material designed to promote a brand, usually through a more oblique and subtle approach than that of traditional push advertising. The esse…READ MORE