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Some employees fear that computers will take over their jobs with the _______ of machine learning, but that is not the case.
Both verbs raise and rise mean “to elevate” or “go up.” However, their primary difference is that …READ MORE
Historically, much of the value that vendors associated with software was in the algorithms and the code. Well, that and the lock-in created by the dominant market share of proprietary software products and their proprietary formats. Sure, many companies build proprietary technologies on top of open…READ MORE
The general election has passed by, new ministers are in place, and so the Government Digital Service (GDS) is coming back out of its shell.
As it embarks on a new parliamentary cycle, GDS is a very different beast from the last time it emerged from election purdah – which was only 2015, of cou…READ MORE
Open source languages company ActiveState has hit beta on its commercially supported Ruby distribution.
Ruby is an open source interpreted object-oriented programming language designed to be simple, complete, extensible and portable… although the language is developed mostly on Linux, Ruby works…READ MORE
Sometimes things just happen and you have to laugh.
So I decided I wanted to get back to working with the Windows 10 Insider previews (and Windows Server previews). This time I decided to use VMs rather than my working machine so that interruptions were minimised.
I created a new Windows 10 VM…READ MORE
Some surprisingly vapid musings on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), live streamed by Mark Zuckerberg whilst smoking some brisket in his back garden, have been brushed aside by Elon Musk, who has described the Facebook founder’s understanding of the subject as “limited”.
Are you fed up with vendor scare-mongering about the challenge of complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the huge fines heading your way? UK-based organisations may be better off looking at the precedents set by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the body with r…READ MORE
What’s known as multicloud IT operations today often involve more than just cloud computing. A company might have data and applications with several cloud providers — on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, on a developer-friendly platform as a service and on an …READ MORE
Quote of the Day
“How many of you today are working with the same technology you used 10 years ago? I’m not. Today, most of coding is in Node. Ten years ago, I did a lot of Java and .NET…READ MORE
Seagate Technology changed its CEO, reported a revenue miss, and disclosed plans to cut 600 jobs — all on the same day.
The hard disk drive and systems vendor today said Dave Mosley, the company’s president and chief operating officer, will take over as CEO on Oct. 1. That’s when Steve Luczo wil…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
It’s often said that identical twins can read either others’ minds. Believe that if you wish, but there’s no doubt that sharing a common birth experience, genome, and appearance tends to produce synchronicity among certain sibl…READ MORE
It’s no secret that data protection has become integral to bottom line success for digital businesses. As a result, it’s time for InfoSec professionals to crawl out of their caves and start communicating with the rest of the business, Tom Kartanowicz, head of information security at Natixis, North A…READ MORE
Many organizations are implementing digital transformation initiatives to boost productivity, cut costs and increase revenue. But how do organizations ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives? The answer may lie in unified communications and collaboration, or UCC.
In a recen…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
“[The] American healthcare system is broken,” Robert Pearl, M.D., executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, said at the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress conference in Boston, and that includes healthcare technology systems too, he said.
In order to not be totally pessimistic,…READ MORE
The laws governing search and seizure of data on a person’s cellphone continue to evolve – and next fall, they’re likely to evolve some more, as a critical case goes to the Supreme Court. At the heart of the case is the distinction between content and metadata.
Let’s say you send someone …READ MORE
Data engineering departments and their corresponding software application development shops have got the message regarding the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by now, right?
Apparently not says Veritas Technologies, the data specialist firm that now chooses to style itself as th…READ MORE
In the past couple of weeks, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard have both gone out of business.
It is hard to point to an exact reason. It could be market saturation, the intersection of price and willingness to pay, lack of companies that want to hire people at that skill level, or coding schools gr…READ MORE
Microsoft’s journey over the past 3-4 years, since the appointment of CEO Satya Nadella, has been a fascinating example of how large companies transform. Like many established IT vendors (e.g. Oracle, Cisco, HPE, EMC, NetApp, etc.), the challenge of adapting to a world that is more software-centric,…READ MORE
Recently I was tasked with rewriting TechTarget’s definition for “applet,” one that I admittedly was not too familiar with. But after a little research, I realized I must have interacted with applets thousands, if not millions, of times before.
An applet, essentially, is a very small application …READ MORE