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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.


Where Has Innovation Gone

May 3, 2016 - Where does innovation come from, and where has it gone? My schedule is jam packed lately. I have a nearly full time contract gig that keeps me at my desk testing software most days. After that, there is writing work to be done. That floats up and down depending on the month and what editors...... READ MORE


  • Basho: why the IoT needs a time series database

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    NoSQL databases (if plural is permissible through versioning) company Basho is in update mode for its Riak TS product, which is now freely available on an open source basis — for free.

    Basho Riak TS (time series) version 1.3 arrives now claiming to be the only enterprise-grade NoSQL database…READ MORE

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  • Finally - progress on a UK digital infrastructure for the next 50 years

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    BT demonstrated this week the depths of its sensitivity to Ofcom’s threat to break up the telecoms giant.

    Ofcom’s communications market review, published in March, set out its desire to see fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband become the dominant technology over the next 10 years, and retai…READ MORE

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  • Safe sec

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    Yes it was World Password Day on 5th May and nonagenarian actress Betty White finds that passwords annoy the “f” “beep” out of you. Perhaps that’s why the UK director general for cyber security at GCHQ recommends IT admins only set passwords “when they are really needed”. Because that’s how you can…READ MORE

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  • Before & during targeted attacks – the 2016 Eskenzi IT Security Analyst & CISO Forum

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    A recent Quocirca report, The trouble at your door, sponsored by Trend Micro, looked at the scale of targeted attacks faced by UK and European businesses and the before, during and after measures in place to mitigate such attacks. Trend Micro has plenty of its own products on offer, not least its re…READ MORE

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  • Vulnerability branding becomes another marketing tool

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    Branding a security threat with a catchy nickname isn’t new but the practice has evolved over time. Nicknames used to be for worms or viruses (Melissa, Code Red, etc.) and most were named by those who created the code itself, like the Conficker worm or Blaster, which was a worm packaged in a file na…READ MORE

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  • 'License and Registration. And, Cell Phone.'

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    We’re all accustomed to handing over our driver’s license and registration when we get pulled over. But if New York lawmakers have their way, you’ll also have to hand over your cell phone after an accident, so police can check to see whether you were using it illegally at the time.

    While the Supr…READ MORE

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  • VDI helps Australian agency give blood

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    The problem: The National Blood Authority is a statutory agency that provides blood products to healthcare facilities in Australia. Australia’s geography makes blood delivery challenging: The country is comparable to the continental U.S. in size and has remote areas hundreds of miles from the coasta…READ MORE

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  • Gridstore chairman takes CEO reins

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    Gridstore chairman Nairman Teymourian took over as CEO today, with plans to install a utility services model for delivering hyper-convergence.

    Teymourian has been Gridstore’s chairman since October. He replaces George Symons, who left soon after Teymorian joined and Gridstore closed a $19 milli…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell and Nano server

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    Nano server is the new install option introduced with Windows 2016. It has a really tiny footprint compared to a server core machine.

    Of course it has PowerShell but its not a complete port of the PowerShell you’re used to. The features that aren’t present are detailed here:

    https://techne…READ MORE

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  • People Related Issues In A Project to Tackle

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    A project manager encounters various people related issues in a project.

    When there are people, there are people related issues in a project.

    Understanding people related issues in a project is an art.

    There are all kind of people you recruit for your projects coming from different companie…READ MORE

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  • Your business needs to leverage its big data now

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    Big data is everywhere. From cloud-connected cars to smart factories to emergency response simulations, it has become an essential tool for governments and businesses. According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, and 90% of today’s data emerged in the past two years alone.

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

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  • No Blocking Store Access in Win10Pro

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    I was amused to read Mary Jo Foley’s latest report at ZDNet this morning. She relays that Microsoft has dropped the ability for Windows admins to keep blocking Store access in Windows 10 Pro. Their reasoning is apparently two-pronged:

    According to Microsoft, Store access is “required for all ver…READ MORE

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  • Volunteer organisation Stemettes launches careers development app OtotheB

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    The science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) careers volunteer organisation has launched an application helping girls through their Stem journey. The Stemettes application, entitled OtotheB, is designed to offer girls aspiring to work in the Stem industry access to role models, activitie…READ MORE

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  • PCI DSS 3.2 multifactor requirement among the version's biggest changes

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    Details surrounding the updated Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard show that version 3.2 includes new multifactor authentication and encryption requirements. Also in recent GRC news: SEC enforcement actions — or the lack of them — are raising concerns about the agency’s ability to regul…READ MORE

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  • Joint Commission gets hip to text messaging

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    The Joint Commission, the independent nonprofit that functions as a sort of unofficial arm of government healthcare regulatory agencies, has essentially reversed its 2011 opinion on clinician text messaging.

    In the May 2016 issue of its Joint Commission Perspectives newsletter, the commission upd…READ MORE

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  • Where Has Innovation Gone

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    Where does innovation come from, and where has it gone?

    My schedule is jam packed lately. I have a nearly full time contract gig that keeps me at my desk testing software most days. After that, there is writing work to be done. That floats up and down depending on the month and what editors need….READ MORE

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  • Why Europe is coming round to BT's broadband thinking

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    by Ronan KellyBT has been in the UK headlines quite a lot these past few weeks. News of a rare service interruption aside, BT’s recent press cuttings file is par for the course. A little background chatter about potential regulatory tightening here; some more calls to accelerate faster and cheaper …READ MORE

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  • When IT contracts become a "once in a generation" thing

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    While central government is increasingly moving away from outsourcing deals with single suppliers with a clear view of creating agile services that respond to the changing needs of both government and the public, the picture is very different in some local authorities
    Earlier this week, I reported …READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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