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No matter how much you might know about Windows 10, there’s always something new to learn. I picked up a winner from Ed Bott’s ZDNet column the other day. He explains how to use the pop-up calendar as a general “time navigation tool.” Along the way, he exposes a great Win10 Date/Time Calendar trick …READ MORE
Windows Defender is Microsoft’s antimalware software. Defender works with Windows Update to automatically install new virus definition files as they are published and provide computers using the Microsoft operating system (OS) with both real-time and anytime scanning options. Continued…
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There’s a lot of misunderstandings about dynamic SQL out there. I have heard this from clients on occasion, and I see it from other consultants on their blogs. If done correctly, dynamic SQL is not difficult to use or troubleshoot. Let’s look though some of the complaints that I’ve seen.
Cisco re-confirmed its hyper-converged infrastructure strategy today by acquiring its HCI software partner Springpath for $320 million.
The Cisco HyperFlex HCI appliance consists of Springpath software bundled on Cisco UCS servers. Cisco became an investor in Springpath and signed an OEM deal wit…READ MORE
You’ve been able to install the PowerShell 2.0 engine side by side with the latest version of PowerShell for the last few versions of PowerShell. Not any more. PowerShell 2.0 to be deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators update later this year.
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Who wins: Private or public cloud? Check out what many IT leaders think in this week’s roundup.
1. Public vs. private cloud cost comparison finds enterprise winners – Robert Gates (SearchDataCenter)
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public clou…READ MORE
Oracle bought Sun, for various reasons.
Popular commentary on the subject puts the purchase down to Oracle’s desire to have a more credible level of what might be called ‘operational software’ (not to suggest that the Oracle database stack doesn’t ‘operate’ in any sense) running inside its wide…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Partha Sen, CEO and co-founder, Fuzzy Logix
Money laundering was back at the top of the agenda recently when, on 26 June, the European Union’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force requiring European member states (including the UK) to update their r…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Anson Kelly in his role as senior developer for independent car buying website carwow.
Kelly discusses how software can be upgraded and changed with the least amount of disruption to the business and ultimately customer ex…READ MORE
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press release said.
“The 21st Century Cures Act established this committee to provide recommendations to the National Coordinator f…READ MORE
Now that the aftershocks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have subsided, I think we can distill everything we’ve learned into a nutshell: It’s all the systems administrators’ fault.
Forget the National Security Agency, the developers of the EternalBlue exploit, and the hackers who packaged t…READ MORE
Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.
“Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, …READ MORE
Gartner has unveiled a new Magic Quadrant report for content collaboration platforms as file synchronization and sharing becomes more collaborative and workflow-centric.
The report originally focused on the enterprise file synchronization and sharing market. Gartner updated the report to reflect …READ MORE
It doesn’t seem that long ago where there were three main focuses on data security:
– Hardware/application security
– Database security
– Document management security
Each had its own focus; each had its own problems. Layering the three approaches together often left gaping holes thr…READ MORE
The volume of highly sensitive personal and IP data is growing exponentially with the rapid adoption of the internet of things. In a recent survey of enterprise IT development and architecture professionals by Database Trends and Applications, 44% of respondents report adoption of IoT, ranging from …READ MORE
Australia has always been ahead of the curve – at least in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region – when it comes to recycling of electronics goods. While most APAC countries are still coming to terms with green practices, Australia has had its National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) s…READ MORE
Gartner has revealed its 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
The highly-regarded annual report is seen by many professionals as an important indicator of which emerging technologies their organisations should invest in or explore.
Based on the US analyst’s insight into more than 2,000…READ MORE
What aspect of DevOps poses the biggest challenge for IT leaders? As I discussed DevOps with hundreds of leaders during a recent event series with Gene Kim, an author of The DevOps Handbook, I heard one answer loud and clear: It’s the culture change. The concepts of blended or shared responsibilit…READ MORE
I got a phone call from a technical recruiter last week. These calls are usually painful, but I had a couple of minutes and could use some entertainment, so I took the ride.
The recruiter said she had a remote testing position available and had found my resume in their database. I haven’t kept a …READ MORE
One packed session at last week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston was a case study on an internally built integration of Ansible with Red Hat CloudForms, to orchestrate a hybrid cloud environment with VMware and AWS. Ansible is an especially useful tool to deploy Puppet agents into the environment, noted P…READ MORE