You’d think we’re in a cycle where the number of cloud applications in enterprises is on a steady increase. I would have thought that, too. After all, the rush to decimate legacy IT has turned into something of a drag race. But, according to one study, we’d be wrong.
In its summer 2015 quarterly …READ MORE
During a recent rash of malware infections on students’ laptops, most of which were probably drive-bys or served by frames in otherwise innocuous pages, I remembered a solution that had once served me well: A HOSTS file. As you know, a HOSTS file is a text file on your computer that is used to map h…READ MORE
In our monthly feature, we recap the most popular content with our readers from the previous month and share it with you.
For the month of July, Windows Server readers kept cool by learning more about what’s coming in Windows Server 2016, what was included in the latest Patch Tuesday updates and …READ MORE
Security breaches occur so often now that it’s a rare week when one doesn’t make the headlines. Companies that hope to have a chance against these constantly evolving threats need to be hiring a new type of security professional, said a panel of security experts and practitioners at the recent MassT…READ MORE
Running a focus group is not unlike gathering requirements for an IT project: Both rely on collecting qualitative information to tap into the customer’s perspective. As IT professionals know, what business users say they want and claim they do often differs from what they really need or actually do….READ MORE
Lean Six Sigma Quickstart Guide: A Simplified Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma by ClydeBank Business is written in a simplified and structured manner so as to ensure to bring “first thing first” on the table before getting into the complexities of the subject. The purpose of this book is quite cle…READ MORE
FalconStor is preparing to add predictive analytics monitoring to its FreeStor storage virtualization software, which the vendor compares to Nimble Insight and Pure1 cloud-based analytics.
FalconStor signed a licensing and co-development agreement with Cumulus Logic that gives FalconStor exclus…READ MORE
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What’s the future of software testing? Check out what one expert thinks in this week’s roundup.
1. The future of software testing: It’s a brave new world – Gerie Owen (SearchSoftwareQuality)
It’s a brave new world software testers. Expert Gerie Owen beg…READ MORE
Companies have a hard time putting out software, and an even harder time doing it on time. There are lots of different things that can go wrong from veering way off course from what the customer wants to never ending problems in implementations to having no clue how far you are from the beginning or…READ MORE
Occasionally, Windows Update will flake out on test or end-user machines that grab updates online. Typical symptoms include error codes like those documented in the KB938205 article “Windows Update error code list,” where WU reports errors or shows itself unable to download updates, rather than doin…READ MORE
The puzzle for September is here http://powershell.org/wp/2015/09/05/september-2015-scripting-games-puzzle/
with the write up published here
Personally I don’t like the approach as it leads to code that’s diffic…READ MORE
The third big data myth in this series deals with how big data is defined by some. Some state that big data is data that is too big for a relational database, and with that, they undoubtedly mean a SQL database, such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, or MySQL.
To proof that such statements are being ma…READ MORE
I would like to thank my old time professional friend from Cisco Press Jamie Shoup for providing me a copy of newly released Cisco Press title ” CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide” penned by Omar Santos & John Stuppi.
This title comes with 19 chapters, which shows that the contents …READ MORE
It’s with great pleasure and a little pride that we announce Reading Virtual Minds Volume I: Science and History, 4th EDITION.
That “4th EDITION” part is important. We know lots of people are waiting for Reading Virtual Minds Volume II: Experience and Expectation and it’s next in the queue.
The creative side of software development attracted Shalom Keynan to the profession. Now director of application development for Boston Heart Diagnostics, he is still fired up about improving patient care through software creation. To keep the ideas and projects flowing, however, he faces the challe…READ MORE
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First off, let me say congratulations to ToddN2000, TheRealRaven and Subhendu Sen for winning the three $50 Amazon gift cards! Well done all the way around. Here were the final standings:
TheRealRaven: 1,905 points
ToddN2000: 1,740 points
Are you looking to register for the SQL PASS Summit and you haven’t already done so? Would you like to save $150 off the current registration price? Would you like to save that $150 with no strings attached?
Have I got a deal for you. Simply use the discount code EXSP150 when you register …READ MORE
Here we go again. Is an encryption key more like a physical key or the combination to a safe?
Courts have been deciding back and forth on the issue for several years now and, most recently, have decided that a phone password is more like the combination to a safe.
It matters because something …READ MORE
Wearable fitness tracker company Fitbit recently announced that its devices are now HIPAA-compliant, broadening the types of businesses it aims to work with. Also in recent GRC news: CFOs report widespread earnings misrepresentation; SEC proposed changes to its administrative proceedings.
Fitbit we…READ MORE
There are four big infrastructure events each year – VMworld, OpenStack Summit, Cisco Live and AWS re:Invent. While it’s not the largest in terms of attendance, in my opinion, AWS re:Invent is the most important because it is setting the tone for where infrastructure is evolving – both in terms of t…READ MORE