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.
Another Xen bug generated some headlines this week, but it’s much ado about nothing for most cloud consumers.
A bug in the Xen open-source hypervisor, popular among cloud infrastructure vendors from AWS to Rackspace to IBM Softlayer, was publicly identified this week that allows malicious para-virt…READ MORE
“To some extent Agile isn’t a solved problem.”
“Agile needs to freaking grow up.”
“We need to stop calling it Agile.”
“We need to stop saying Agile makes it easy to go faster.”
“Agile got us going, but DevOps is going to take us where we need to go.”
In the confe…READ MORE
Since the advent of digital healthcare, both capital investment and consumer interest have continued to accelerate with no signs of slowing down. In fact, funding of the digital healthcare market exceeded $4.3 billion in 2015, driven in large part by consumers engaging with their personal healthcare…READ MORE
The Privacy Shield data transfer pact finally received the green light from U.S. and EU privacy regulators, and businesses can begin registering to comply with the framework Aug. 1. Also in recent GRC news: The SEC calls for better transparency for brokers’ order routing practices, and a University …READ MORE
Much to the frequent disregard of the millennial generation, technology has enabled a number of daily processes to become autonomous and instantaneous.
Perhaps the most frequent of these processes, that often goes unnoticed, is the collection of data.
Data is collected every day in every which…READ MORE
.psd1 files are usually used as module manifests
You can test the manifest
PS> Test-ModuleManifest -Path ‘C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\Pester\3.4.0\Pester.psd1’ | fl
Name : Pester
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShel…READ MORE
While about a third of U.S. hospitals reported to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that they don’t have HIPAA-compliant EHR disaster recovery plans, most hospitals told OIG they have comprehensive plans to recover patient data after a disaster.
Apigee (pronounced: ah-pa-gee, not API-gee), the API management company has announced its new Edge API software designed to help developer shops monetise API creation, to other app developers.
Enterprise-grade API monetisation models
The software itself now supports so-called ‘enterprise-grade A…READ MORE
Is Continuous Integration a toolset, a process, or a change in culture and expectations? The longer CI is around, the more it becomes apparent that all those elements must work together to make a real impact. Agile has been successfully used as a project management methodology in the technology …READ MORE
Those who run more than one operating system on a computer must learn to deal with multi-boot scenarios. Things are already interesting when multiple OSes come from a single maker (such as multiple Windows versions). They become even more so when Windows, Linux and perhaps even hackintosh join the m…READ MORE
We are talking to Rohan Shravan, CEO, Notion Ink Design Labs. This is the second post in sequence. In the earlier post, he explained his journey from Adam to Able. While talking about his journey, he also talked about when it started. Here he is telling how it started. During elaboration, he explain…READ MORE
BOSTON — To truly enable mobility, organizations need to start focusing on mobile apps that fuse multiple applications into one experience.
Here at BriForum 2016, attendees learned how integrated apps can improve employee productivity. These “workflow apps” are a new concept that involves inte…READ MORE
Like most speakers who give presentations using Microsoft Azure, I’ve managed to leave services running for days (or weeks) without realizing it. To help solve this I put together a run book that runs in our Azure account and which runs every night. It turns off VMs, scales SQL DBs down to the basic…READ MORE
Commvault increased its year-over-year revenues for the third straight quarter, with a big assist from the cloud.
Like all storage vendors, Commvault is looking for a way to work with public cloud providers to prevent getting steamrolled by them. In Commvault’s case, the strategy is to protect …READ MORE
In this contributed blog post Lisa Heneghan, head of UK CIO Advisory at KPMG UK, discusses how the changing demands placed on CIOs may lead to more women in the c-suite
The recent Harvey Nash/KPMG global CIO survey found the number of women in senior IT leadership roles has risen by a third in th…READ MORE
So your Agile teams aren’t working as efficiently as you’d like. Maybe you have specialists spread too thinly through your teams, or your product is just to big and broad for a traditional organization. It’s SOA and Legos to the rescue — really.
At an Agile 2016 seminar in Atlanta this week, spe…READ MORE
Over 5 years ago, we started The Cloudcast podcast. That show is focused on the trends in Cloud Computing. Several months back, we decided to have a couple shows (here, here, here and here) focused on this emerging trend called “Serverless Computing”. Those shows turned out to be some of the most po…READ MORE
A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
With the ability to quickly conjure up an online interactive survey thanks to software as a service (SaaS) technology, any developer or business can almost instantly start polling potentially hundreds or millions of respondents with dozens of questions. Do you really need all that data?
The EU-U.S Privacy Shield data transfer pact is now in effect, and U.S. cloud providers, e-commerce retailers and other companies that want to collect customer data from their European Union counterparts can start signing up to use the laws Aug. 1.
The framework, which replaces the Safe Harbor ag…READ MORE