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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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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.


Are Testers Second-Class Citizens?

April 25, 2016 - I consistently hear from testers, almost regardless of where they work, that they feel like second-class citizens at work. Testers get paid much less than developers, when they do a good job it adds friction to the delivery process and makes things slower, and then there is the snark. Developers certainly have plenty of snark...... READ MORE


  • GENBAND Perspectives16: notes from day 1

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    Genband is a specialist in IP-based real time communications software for fixed wireline, mobile and cable service providers and large enterprises.

    Key in the developer proposition tabled by Genband is Kandy — this is a real time communications platform designed to help firms build products…READ MORE

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  • Dell plus EMC equals Dell Technologies

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    LAS VEGAS – Michael Dell today said his company will be called Dell Technologies after he completes his $67 billion acquisition of EMC. The EMC name will live on for the enterprise business, which will be called Dell EMC.

    Dell revealed the name during his keynote address at EMC World 2016. He s…READ MORE

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  • No-code, low-code tools are here to stay. Deal with it.

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    Like it or not, no-code and low-code (I dub thee NCLC) application-development tools that allow line-of-business departments to navigate around IT’s army of highly trained, expert analysts and coders are not going away. It’s time to face reality.

    According to a brand new study published today (Ma…READ MORE

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  • When IT contracts become a "once in a generation" thing--why do councils continue to sign long outsourcing deals with single suppliers?

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    While central government is increasingly moving away from outsourcing deals with single suppliers with a clear view of creating agile services that respond to the changing needs of both government and the public, the picture is very different in some local authorities Earlier this week, I reported…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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  • The Lizard Squad. Serious hackers or random gamers ?

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    A guest blog post from Kevin CahillThe Lizard Squad are as mysterious as their logo; a large bow tied frog, monocled, smoking a pipe and sporting a Santa hat. They are accused of having brought down Facebook, Microsoft, Sony and most recently, the Malaysia Airlines web site.Members of the Lizard Sq…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • Assessing hyper-converged architectures; next-gen security strategies

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    Hyper-convergence, a system that allows integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset, is set to shake up the enterprise and how we think of data center economics. How should CIOs respond to the emergence of hyper-converged infrastructures? These four articles del…READ MORE

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  • Automation Ultimatum...

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    IT – a job for life? Possibly… just finished a meeting with an old IT mate, Mike Silvey of Moogsoft, and we were talking about how all the recent networking reinvention bollox has basically forced companies into investing in new technology, not least network management in its broadest sense, si…READ MORE

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  • Near Mainframes or Machine Learning - Where Should Your Apps Be?

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    One of the most frequent questions asked by IT organizations is, “Which applications should run in the cloud?”. While there are no definitive answers, and various people will try to put this into a bunch of categories, it is a question that continues to be asked by many IT organizations.

    To some …READ MORE

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  • Personalization and customization in the smart home

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    In the entertainment world, companies first focused on personalization to provide the best customized content search and discovery experiences, as well as to provide a competitive differentiator. Personalization and customization are becoming increasingly important elements of success, and companies…READ MORE

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  • This week’s forecast: Partly cloudy with a chance of Windows 10

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    The path to Windows 10 has been full of sunny skies for many companies right out of the gates. The operating system already stakes its claim to second place in the market based on desktop share by version. But what about the organizations that are happy with their earlier versions of Windows?


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  • May Activity Contest

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    Contest image via FreeImages
    Once again, the community stepped up to the plate and delivered an incredible turnout for April’s activity contest. In fact, four users will be receiving $50 Amazon gift cards. Here were the final standings:

    Meghabhardwaj: 2,650 points
    Subhendu Sen: 2,440 points…READ MORE

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  • Software developers incapable of sitting up straight, research shows

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    The software developer community’s commitment to poor posture has been laid bare in a blog, showcasing the wide variety of inventive ways coders have found to punish their spines over the course of the working day. The Good Coder; Bad Posture blog features numerous snaps of developers hard at work…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • Next in the digital revolution: commoditisation of processes

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    One of the questions most commonly asked of technology journalists is, “What’s the next big thing in tech?”

    It’s easy enough to answer – at the moment, you would point to emerging trends such as internet of things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), service automation, and …READ MORE

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  • Spectrum auction is fair to whom, asks CMA

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    Ofcom’s rebuttal to a Communications Management Association opinion in Computer Weekly regarding proposals for the upcoming spectrum auction for so-called 4G licences has drawn further comment from the CMA. Ofcom’s response left it wondering whether the auction process, which it described as “fair”,…READ MORE

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  • Putting the SEC into DEVOPS

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    I’ve been pressing for greater speed in security management for many years. “Replace the Deming Loop with the Boyd (OODA) loop” has been my mantra. Yet when I first encountered DEVOPS, I immediately thought it would fail because it broke the segregation of duties principle. Perhaps it would be …READ MORE

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  • MIT Sloan research: CISOs enter the boardroom

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    One of the questions Stuart Madnick will ask of a panel of CIOs at the upcoming MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is who should the company’s CISO report to. Madnick, a professor of information technologies at MIT Sloan, is interested in the organizational and managerial factors that give rise to cyber br…READ MORE

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  • Loading assemblies

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    PowerShell is .NET based but doesn’t load all available .NET assemblies when it starts.

    Many people still use something  like


    to load additional assemblies.  This is a hang over from PowerShell v1 when there wasn…READ MORE

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