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There are many magic rings in this world Frodo, just as there are many job titles spanning the ever-growing realm of software application development, programming and all related disciplines that fall under the wider banner of software engineering and data management.
Of all the new job titles th…READ MORE
Channel 4’s hidden-camera exposé on data firm Cambridge Analytica has made familiar faces of the puppeteers of democracy who wished to remain invisible, but we’re glad to meet them.
Not since the third season of Fargo have we seen an ultra-British supervillain as captivating as Mark Turnbull, …READ MORE
Over the past month, HIMSS 2018 exhibitors have proposed nearly 150 story ideas to me, so I decided to informally track the topics associated with these product pitches.
Although it didn’t surprise me that healthcare cybersecurity made up about 23% of the story ideas I got suggested, buzzwords li…READ MORE
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed SQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Continued…
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“One of the advantages of developers using Amazon RDS instead of managing their own databases is that it reduces or eliminates their administrati…READ MORE
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the past few years. What began as a concept has now become very real, with AI playing poker, telling us when to leave for the airport and letting us know what the weather will be like tomorrow.
With the exponential rate of technological change, AI wi…READ MORE
Largest cloud provider getting graph database ready for GA
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its entry to the graph database market at its AWS reINVENT conference in Seattle in November last year. It was a notable announcement for a couple of reasons: it was the first graph database from the co…READ MORE
Symbolic IO has changed its name as part of “complete rebranding” months after its founder was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Symbolic IO is now called Formulus Black. The company made no formal announcement, but the old Symbolic IO web site redirects you to formulusblack.com. Linked…READ MORE
The AWS portfolio ______ more than 100 services, including those for compute, databases, infrastructure management, application development and security.
Comprise means “is made up of” or “consists of.”
Compose means…READ MORE
If there’s one email that every consultant looks forward to, it’s probably “What are your rates and availability for work?”
I got that email a few years ago at an awkward time; I was in Germany at the Agile Testing Days Conference.
So I wrote the email you might expect. For a duration of less …READ MORE
Last week, the Windows Insider blog featured a notable bit of information. Under the somewhat bland heading of “feature update improvements” Joseph Conway (Sr. Program Manager, Windows Fundamentals (Deployment)) dropped some fascinating information. Talking about feature update installation, he repo…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming practically every aspect of the application, analytics, data management, and IT infrastructure markets.
Increasingly, AI applications live in the cloud. As Wikibon found in our r…READ MORE
Anyone who’s surprised by the Dropbox IPO this Friday, please poke out your right eye. Because this thing has been a loooooooooooooong time coming.
As far back as 2011, analysts were speculating that Dropbox would file for an IPO. It was actually pretty surprising when Box filed for one first, …READ MORE
Fintech is an adolescent suddenly realising it can’t use the excuse of being young for any inadequacies. Like with everyone when they reach adulthood the rules change.
Remember when fintech was on the fringes of the IT and banking industries? Today it is an industry of its own which combines the …READ MORE
I recently talked about the use of AI in the enterprise with Rob Clyde, vice chairman of the board of directors at ISACA, an organization focused on IT governance. The conversation focused on a new report about the threats AI poses to society and floated possible recourses. Remedies ranged from buil…READ MORE
An IoT developer is now ‘a thing’ – well, a person, a defined entity and a software engineering sub-discipline.
In the rush and drive to provide this genre of programmer/developers with tools and mechanics, we find InfluxData.
InfluxData describes itself as an open source firm specifically ded…READ MORE
In this guest post, Thibaut Ceyrolle, vice president for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) at data warehousing startup Snowflake Computing, makes the business case for using cloud to boost data-sharing within enterprises and beyond.
The phrase, ‘data is the new oil’, continues to hold tru…READ MORE
Depending on who you ask, you’re very likely to get many different answers to the question, “Who is the user or operator of Kubernetes?”. In some cases, it’s the Operations team running the Kubernetes platform, managing scale, availability, security and deployments in multiple cloud e…READ MORE
Despite the opportunities for technology to be really disruptive, it is surprising how often it simply digitally replicates existing processes. There is one common business process where the results could be described as patchy – meetings.
Meetings tend not to divide opinion that much. Most w…READ MORE
The technology industry is still relatively young, and certainly has a lot more growth to come. But it’s old enough now for us to see the repeating trends that make regulatory and legal restrictions of the big internet companies inevitable.
Google is already under scrutiny by the European Commi…READ MORE
VMware recently announced they’re vExpert list for 2018 and I’m proud to say that both Joey and myself were on the VMware list for 2018. The VMware vExpert program is designed to recognize those in the VMware community who help out with the VMware community at large. While the vExpert list looks rat…READ MORE