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Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are leery of jumping on the business intelligence bandwagon because of the costliness and complexity of large-scale BI deployments. These deployments have long been the domain of enterprises, not only because they have massive volumes of customer and bus…READ MORE
Data architecture and cloud were strangers at first, as security concerned IT. That will change, said reporters in a compelling rendition of the Talking Data podcast….READ MORE
According to ZDNet, Apple has removed the warrant canary from their transparency report, suggesting that the company has received a top secret subpoena under the Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act.
The so-called “warrant canary” was first issued in Apple’s debut transparency report. Apple and other…READ MORE
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We’re just over halfway through our September giveaway contest and ToddN2000 is still in a commanding lead but plenty of users are still in the race for second and third. Here’s where we are today:
ToddN2000: 1,275 points
Subhendu Sen: 670 points
Cloud provider Axcient has acquired DirectRestore to bolster application recovery capabilities in its disaster-recovery-as-a-service platform.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed but Axcient already has integrated DirectRestore’s technology for Microsoft Exchange servers. The company inte…READ MORE
Hello to everyone who reads “Uncharted Waters”. I am excited to be one of the writers to contribute to this space, and looking forward to collaborating with Matt and Justin on future posts. For those who do not know me, I’ve been a software tester for twenty years (a lot more about that below) and I…READ MORE
Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake.
How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job.
So, how do you design and build a reservoir? Simplistically, you actually design and build a dam, clear the area behind it of everything of value—p…READ MORE
Not every company has Active Directory setup to give them a centralized way of managing authentication. For those who manage SQL Servers within a Workgroup getting authentication to work correctly with Windows logins can be tricky if you haven’t done it before.
In order to get Windows logins work…READ MORE
With the first European PowerShell Summit rapidly approaching – 11 days and counting – I thought I’d give you a few ideas on how to get the maximum out of the Summit.
First – ask questions – lots of questions. The speakers are masters of their topics and if you need to drill deeper to…READ MORE
I’m not sure exactly what happened to my son’s Dell XPS2720 All-in-One PC last week, but following the application of the Update Tuesday patches and fixes, the machine started flaking out big-time. The most obvious symptom was a set of recurring errors reporting a damaged or corrupt file named iertu…READ MORE
Planning – The first thing to consider in the development cycle. One must think of what system to make and the importance of it as to function within the organization based on the business strategies, the needs of the system, the possible information to consider.
Analysis – We breakdown those i…READ MORE
Okay, it’s official: Storage vendors are all a big bunch of size queens.
Just a couple of weeks after Seagate announced an 8TB drive, Western Digital has announced a 10TB drive. And if you prefer an SD card? SanDisk has just announced a 512GB card. That’s half a TB.
(This is probably a goo…READ MORE
Microsoft pulled a bulletin for Lync Server this week after users reported problems installing the update.
In a revised post for MS14-055, users reported that one particular security update does not successfully install. Microsoft took down Update 2982385, which applies to Lync 2010, to investiga…READ MORE
In this podcast, we talk with Simon Crosby, CTO of Bromium, about VMware’s support for containers and dig into how EVO:RAIL fits into the hyper-converged market….READ MORE
Project management is not an easy task. It requires team management, risk management, planning, execution, sign offs, training, meetings and a lot more. Risks could be of any nature – some anticipated, some unperceived. Anticipated ones can be handled as some amount of thought process has already go…READ MORE
The refresh cycle, or application modernization boom, in human capital management (HCM) started a few years ago, but purchases and deployments took off last year, thanks to new capabilities in data and application consolidation, reporting and more, says Gartner Inc. analyst Chris Pane.
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Should you be worried about the cloud after the latest outage? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Azure outage drudging up concerns about cloud’s capabilities – David S. Linthicum (SearchCloudComputing)
Microsoft is the latest cloud provider to suffer…READ MORE
Germany won this summer’s World Cup thanks, in part, to Adidas’ miCoach Elite Team System, a suite of technologies that includes a smart shirt, heart-rate monitor, GPS and more, Features Writer Kristen Lee writes on the Total CIO blog. Read how Qazar Hassonjee, vice president of Innovation at Adidas…READ MORE
Amazon’s third quarter earnings disappointed almost everyone, and the fact that there were so many different views about just what was disappointing makes it all the more challenging to analyze. Many said the profit picture was the problem; Amazon’s margins have been thin historically, and the…READ MORE
I was at this conference where one of the streams focused on Internet of Things or as some speakers preferred to call it Internet of Everything. Every speaker had statistics on the number of “things” that will connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices or the Cloud; the number ra…READ MORE