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.
The BBC News today carries the news that HMRC has just realised that current plans to move 38,000 staff into 13 regional centres may be “unrealistic” . The intention to move from 170 local offices to shared city centre “Government Hubs” and regional “Mini-hubs” was announced some time ago. Accordi…READ MORE
By 2040, 60% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. Urban centers use a majority of the world’s energy consumption, and dense metropolises are projected to continue to grow. Many forward-thinking cities are taking the initiative to become “smarter” and more connected. By the end o…READ MORE
SearchITChannel’s 2017 technology outlook article identified a number of cybersecurity trends affecting channel companies.
Among those developments are an anticipated rise in security operations center automation, the adoption of machine learning as a security technology and greater customer inte…READ MORE
There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.
I believe WAN technology is becoming less about products but more about capability due to the rise of cloud services and the use of the Internet.
A few…READ MORE
CMDB discovery tools have been around for quite a long time because their need is pretty obvious.
Organizations are generally understaffed to do the daily work. Many just do not staff to continuously validate the IT environment they support. So this makes for an ideal climate to promote and hype …READ MORE
Last week, Microsoft released a new Insider Preview — build 15007 — to the fast track. I was not alone in experiencing problems getting that upgrade to download and install. Many people reported problems completing the download successfully (I was in that group). Others reported subsequent failed …READ MORE
This is series of posts on building IOT platform. It covers typical characteristics of IOT platform, the technical challenges in building such a platform and different security aspects.
This is series of posts on building IOT platform. Numerous such platforms are available providing generic con…READ MORE
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Is 2017 the year of analytics? Find out why you should embrace it in this week’s roundup.
1. Five analytics priorities for 2017 – Nicole Laskowski (SearchCIO)
The International Institute for Analytics recommends embracing AI, clearly defining roles, and finding a b…READ MORE
Some bot herders use Twitter and Facebook as ______ command-and-control centers.
Choice B is correct.
The words there, their and they’re are homophones, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Their is a possessive pronoun. T…READ MORE
Test IO is a Crowdsourced testing company. Based in Berlin, Germany – the company also has offices in San Francisco. It was as VP of engineering for Lithium Technologies, working to make CRM Software Social, that Phil Soffer saw the opportunity for Crowdsourcing. One of his visceral memories at Li…READ MORE
When it comes to troubleshooting with Cisco ASA Firewalls one usually rely on packet-tracer options. However NAT configuration and the way how ACL configured changes from version 8.4. Rather than configuring the ACL for a public IP , a private IP address is used as shown below
access-list OUTSIDE…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Larry Augustin, CEO, SugarCRM.
It’s a perennial discussion: what’s going to be making headlines in the world of business technology in the coming twelve months? Usually, this brand of prediction piece is little more than a few half-baked thoughts thrown together to f…READ MORE
Luxury Italian shoe retailer M.Gemi has designed its store to act as a showroom where customers can experience their product before making a purchase.
There has been lots of talk over the last few years that the omni-channel movement has meant bricks-and-mortar stores are forced to become showro…READ MORE
Wearables, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities and autonomous vehicles are among the technological breakthroughs that are starting to gain traction.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas gives a glimpse of what the tech pioneers think will be hot in coming years, and the era of …READ MORE
Consumer privacy took center stage at Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event held in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Senior Executive Editor, Linda Tucci explores how advancements in technology are taking a toll on consumer privacy, as discussed at the event, and what it means for CIOs. Also in Se…READ MORE
Rosetta Stone knew CDs alone wouldn’t cut it in the digital age. The language-learning company now helps people roll their Spanish R’s and sort out der, die and das in German with cloud software, available to them online and on their smartphones.
It’s something out of the digital transformation s…READ MORE
All the prognostication about when Windows Server 2016 will be available was laid to rest in multiple blogs from Microsoft today when the company announced the next version of the server operating system will launch at the Microsoft Ignite event in Atlanta September 26-30.
Windows Server 2016 wil…READ MORE
Cloud NAS vendor Panzura raised $32 million in Series E equity funding this week to expand its product and give organizations an alternative to what CEO Patrick Harr calls a “dying on-premises model.”
Harr said Panzura will add support for block, Internet of Things and Hadoop interfaces for data…READ MORE
IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a “secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology,” according to an IBM release.
The two-year initiative will initially focus on oncology-related data. Blockchain has t…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog written by Anders Wallgren in his capacity as CTO at Electric Cloud.
Much (and we mean much, a lot, really loads in fact) has been written about that most famous technology portmanteau of all DevOps as the coming together of Develo…READ MORE