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.
Cloud doesn’t treat enterprise IT teams all the time; in fact, it occasionally throws out a few tricks. While there are many benefits to cloud, sometimes a cloud deployment can go terribly awry, prompting real-life IT nightmares — ranging from spooky security breaches to pesky platform as a service…READ MORE
We participated in an IoT roundtable discussion last month at the ACG M&A East conference in Philadelphia. The roundtable was organized by Michael Morrissey of Philadelphia-based private equity firm Inverness Graham, which was the primary institutional investor in Raco Wireless leading up to i…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:
There’s been a persistent problem with recent Windows 10 releases in the Current (1607, into build 143xx) and Insider (into build 149xx) source trees. After installing an upgrade, elements of Windows.old resist removal, even with Disk Cleanup. Upon further inspection — as documented in this 10/15/2…READ MORE
Remember in A Christmas Story, when Ralfie needed some privacy to decode the radio message? The bathroom was his only option; Ralfie shared the second bedroom with his brother, and the family had just one car.
Have you noticed that doesn’t happen any more?
The typical house size in the United…READ MORE
With its StorNext revenue rising faster than data protection sales are declining, Quantum achieved its second straight growth period in the second quarter.
The StorNext file system is at the heart of Quantum’s scale-out data management products. Scale-out storage made up more than one-third of …READ MORE
Calls for continued “freedom of movement” get enthusiastic support from IT industry audiences. The Parliament and the Internet Conference yesterday was no exception. But the Brexit vote was caused, in no small part, by nationwide frustration with employers exporting jobs or importing skilled staff, …READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by John Mancini, CEO of AIIM. As his organisation gears up for another ‘World Paper Free Day’ on 4 November, he reviews where we’ve come from – and how far we still have to travel on the digital road.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article on why 40 years in we…READ MORE
This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave the European Union.
The Office of National Statistics highlighted the “computer programming” and commu…READ MORE
This contributed post by David Allison, founder and managing director of GetMyFirstJob, discusses the potential for apprenticeships to fill the UK’s tech skills gap.
Despite a challenging economic climate, the UK’s diverse digital industry has thrived over the past five years. According to a…READ MORE
If you start WSL (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows) and see messages like this:
7 packages can be updated.
1 update is a security update.
You can view the available updates:
root@RSsurfacePro2:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
In computer programming, an engine is a program that performs a core or essential function for other programs. Engines are used in operating systems, subsystems or application programs to coordinate the overall operation of other programs. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Business rules engines …READ MORE
There is certainly no shortage of infosec headlines mentioning some new Android malware threat. There are banking Trojans, malware that can root your phone, monitor your communication or steal your data. Given the frequency and bombast of the headlines, you might even think that Android is completel…READ MORE
During the New England Patriots’ Oct. 2 loss, cameras caught head coach Bill Belichick throwing a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Belichick was justifiably upset with his players’ performance, but there may have been more to the story.
On a conference call this week, the usually tightlipped coach went o…READ MORE
IFS has presented a new version of its IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI) software with new features including capabilities for adding custom visualisations (presenting abstracted data visuals in more digestible and usable forms) plug-and-play integration with the firm’s core IFS Applica…READ MORE
Embattled former darling of the search wars Yahoo has open sourced its neural network porn detector software.
The firm has explained that it is in fact tremendously difficult to automatically identifying that an image is not suitable/safe for work (NSFW).
But says Yahoo, with the evolution of …READ MORE
Decades ago, legend has it, many programmers got paid based on the number of lines of code they wrote. The more you produced, the better you were perceived to be. The inevitable result, not surprisingly, was mountains of bloated, inefficient code. Are we coming back to it?
Once organizations wise…READ MORE
The Out-of-path deployment mode is commonly used when, one cannot bring down the network. Out-of-path deployment happens to be very difficult to manage as one cannot intercept and redirect the internet traffic at network level (like configuring WCCP, PBR or inline deployment). One needs to explicit…READ MORE
Problematic events happen and organisations need to be able to cope when things go wrong. Business resilience has always required organisations to consider many diverse elements – premises, people, suppliers, equipment and tools. However, IT has become such an important component of almost every bus…READ MORE
One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting as first responder, and many apps claiming they can help people who suffer from behavioral health condit…READ MORE