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.
Chicago-based IT trade association CompTIA, best known for its vendor-neutral IT certification programs, is launching its first IT professional organization this spring.
“We absolutely hope that through this formalized association and the resources we are offering we can have an impact on the ski…READ MORE
Hybrid cloud storage is an approach to managing storage that uses both local and off-site resources. Continued…
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“By offering lower costs, higher performance and reduced data loss, hybrid cloud helps some organizations optimize their tiered storage systems.” – David Linthicum
We are continually evolving the content we present at the PowerShell Summit. This year we’re bringing back something that was a feature of the early PowerShell Deep Dives and Summits – the Community Lightning Demos. We have a session set aside on Wednesday afternoon for this. Timescales will depe…READ MORE
Ninety-nine percent of appliances and devices in the home are not connected. Today, you have no idea if the HVAC is working efficiently, let alone if it is about to breakdown. Ditto for your hot water heater, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. The failure of any one of these appliances is a major incon…READ MORE
When using cloud storage to ________ local storage, an important factor to consider is how data will be transported to the cloud storage provider.
Which is correct?
Explanation: The verb complement means to make something better. This s…READ MORE
Are two clouds better than one? For many organizations moving part or all of their IT operations into the cloud, they are. Three and four are even better.
Many organizations today follow a multicloud strategy — putting some workloads in Amazon Web Services, others in Microsoft Azure and yet othe…READ MORE
For those wondering what it’s like to be on a 3×3 mobile release schedule, look no further than LinkedIn which has 3 releases a day and a plan to never let code be older than 3 hours before committing to it. Even if your company is the size of LinkedIn, that’s a big enchilada to get through daily an…READ MORE
Working in Azure means mastering Private Browsing (aka. Porn Mode). This is especially true if you have multiple Azure Active Directory accounts (or at least several Microsoft Live accounts) that you need to log into accounts. On any standard day I usually have 2-3 different browsers open each run…READ MORE
Transformation is a tough task. In fact, it never happens overnight. It takes a lot of learning, understanding, willingness, desire, determination, and discipline to transform in life. Creating a Transformational Project Manager is a tougher job, as a matter of fact. Rather, it does not happen on it…READ MORE
In this guest blog Ronnie Toerien, HCM strategy leader, Oracle Africa explains why giving all employees access to relevant training is the solution to the tech skills shortage.
The past ten years have seen a seismic shift in the workplace. Widespread automation and an increasing reliance on data …READ MORE
Fuzzy Logix (like fuzzy logic, but with an X, get it?) has announced availability of its analytics suite DB Lytix on the Cloudera Enterprise 5 data platform.
So what is this? Essentially it’s a chance to perform predictive statistical analysis using analytics running natively on …READ MORE
Almost three out of five CIOs we speak with today tell us that technology providers often seem to be pushing software defined networks (SDN) simply to sell hardware, writes Verizon’s Peter Konings, and they just don’t need more hardware.
Let’s be clear: SDN isn’t a box. It is about enabling…READ MORE
I’ve been consulting to organizations for many years now. To the point that I’ve probably worked with, in some capacity or another, well over 100 different companies and IT leadership teams. They’ve ranged from regional banks to global manufacturers to massive federal government agencies. Some have …READ MORE
There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.
I believe WAN technology is becoming less about products but more about capability due to the rise of cloud services and the use of the Internet.
A few…READ MORE
The German arm of Microsoft started banging the drum for retirement and replacement of Windows 7 last week in a fascinating blog post. It’s entitled “Windows 7 Supports Ends in Three Years.” (German original, open in Chrome, then right-click and select translate.) The post seeks to make several int…READ MORE
If you’re a politics fan and have some time on your hands, there’s some new rabbit holes to go down that give you a great opportunity to compare two Presidents.
First, the Internet Archive has set up an archive of more than 500 hours of Trump footage dating back almost ten years. Think that w…READ MORE
For me the idea of serving as an employee has always felt a bit surreal.
I did not want a day job.
From my first technology job I wanted to build something for myself, to strike out on my own.
I’ve been freelancing for nearly two years now.
I still do not want a boss, or to have to be in…READ MORE
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What should we expect from the storage industry in 2017? Check out several predictions in this week’s roundup.
1. Enterprise storage market poised for more disruption in 2017 – Carol Sliwa (SearchStorage)
CTOs share enterprise storage predictions for 2017. Cloud…READ MORE
Hyper-converged infrastructure has been a rapidly rising star of the storage and datacentre scene in the past year or two.
And it is predicted by Gartner that that rise will continue, with hyper-converged product sales set to more than double by 2019 to around $5 billion.
As that happens, acco…READ MORE
The hype around DevOps can make it sound like the real value comes from faster time to deployment. But this misses the real benefit around maneuverability, argued Michael Nygard, an enterprise architect with Cognitect. “We talk a lot about velocity, but not so much about acceleration, which is the…READ MORE