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Which is correct?
The complexity of replacing some legacy systems with new desktops depends on the antiquity of the systems that are still _______.
Extant means “still existing.” Extent refers to the degree of something. The wor…READ MORE
The rapid pace of innovation in today’s tech world makes the coming-year predictions game more interesting and exciting than ever. In past generations, visions of world-altering technological transformation had to be set decades or longer in the future — in the case of The Jetsons, a full century. …READ MORE
Data storage has many fundamentals, but a key one is the idea that what we store should be or form part of a single, reliable copy.
This is what is being strived for in concepts such as the file system, with its locking mechanisms to ensure the integrity of a file as it is worked on, for example….READ MORE
It’s all very well fully embracing fintech and offering customers access to services wherever they are, but the problem is even the shortest bit of online or mobile service downtime becomes a potential PR disaster.
NatWest is the latest to have problems with its online banking service down …READ MORE
Online transportation company Uber has released its open sourced Pyro – a homegrown probabilistic programming language that has been developed internally.
As many readers will know, a probabilistic programming language is a high-level language (one with a high level of abstraction upwards from …READ MORE
Pusher is a developer tools company that specialises in providing what it calls ‘hosted building blocks’ for programmers.
The company has this month released Pusher Chatkit.
This is a ‘specialised’ Chat API and SDK designed to add cloud-hosted messaging services to mobile and web apps.
Cisco runs a program known as Cisco Champions, which purely runs on nominations, one can either nominate himself/ herself or someone whom they see as experts in Cisco Products and Technologies. Cisco expects the potential Cisco Champions to actively share their knowledge, expertise and thoughts in t…READ MORE
EHRs have been touted for their ability to make billing easier and more accurate, improve patient care, provide a foundation on which to conduct data analytics, and more.
It may be time to add tracking the spread of infection throughout a hospital to the list of benefits of EHRs.
When a potent…READ MORE
Tableau currently has a comfortable relationship with a number of data preparation vendors, most notably Alteryx. But that hasn’t stopped the popular data visualization vendor from developing its own self-service data preparation tool, known as Project Maestro, set to be released before the end of t…READ MORE
The PowerShell team have announced the availability of the PowerShell v6 release candidate. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/11/17/powershell-core-6-release-candidate/
A release candidate is just about done with only bugs to resolve – in other words about what you can expect in…READ MORE
NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth.
NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth, a year that followed a slump during the vendor’s transition period.
NetApp revenue…READ MORE
In the wake of last month’s Fall Creators Upgrade, aka Windows 10 Version 1709, some glitches have popped up. Today’s reported item is minor and easy to fix, but could be vexing nontheless. That’s why I hope my readers can benefit from what I recently re-learned. That is, a Windows 10 upgrade will o…READ MORE
Tweets, facebook posts and blog posts can be powerfull things. The have the ability to sway peoples opinions of others, to drive people to buy software, to sell stock, and to make bad decissions.
Posting cranky posts just to get clicks views and retweets does nothing useful but show that all yo…READ MORE
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How should organizations prepare for cloud computing technologies in 2018? Check out six different routes in this week’s roundup.
1. Cloud computing technology for 2018: Transform or die – Joel Shore (SearchCloudApplications)
Oracle roadshow keynoters count six al…READ MORE
This past week the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced their “Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program”, with 32 distributions or platforms being on the initial list. This allows companies to validate that their implementations do not break the core Kubernetes API implementations, alo…READ MORE
MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 recognizes individuals who are tackling hard problems and making notable advances in the areas of AI, virtual reality, robotics and security. This year’s list included Ian Goodfellow, the inventor of generative adversarial networks, and Fran…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Julian Box, CEO, Calligo.
The prospect of ambulance-chasing lawyers interesting themselves in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now very real.
With just a few months to go before the European Union’s landmark set of regulations comes into force next…READ MORE
LPT (Life Pro Tip): When you move from an apartment, take your child pornography with you.
Carpet installers in an apartment in Beaumont, Texas, found three SD cards in an empty closet. “As they started carpeting a bedroom in the vacant apartment on June 5, 2013, workers found something odd tuc…READ MORE
Cloud seeding is a strategy for uploading large amounts of data to a cloud storage service. Transferring a sizable amount of data to the cloud can take days, weeks or even years. Continued…
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“Tape provides a great means of cloud seeding. Data is dumped to tape and then shipped …READ MORE
The workforce is evolving as organizations focus their efforts on digital transformation strategies. New approaches to technology are influencing employee productivity and collaboration. Five key technology trends are expected to drive the evolution of digital workforces in 2018.
1. Artificial in…READ MORE