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Industrial investment in IoT is first and foremost about creating value. Whatever your specific scenarios may be, opportunities begin with the ability to know the state of your machines and the world around them at each moment in time. This data becomes fuel for predictive maintenance, yield optimiz…READ MORE
ATMs have cameras but how many have tracking and alert mechanism to notify a person spending time there without any withdrawal. Why we can’t create an alert mechanism for any dubious actions at ATMs and other sensitive locations with the help of these intelligent cameras? How about shop floors? Terr…READ MORE
One of our customers ran across some interesting data within their Azure bill. Specifically they were
looking at the billing for their SQL DW, but this same issue can show up in the billing statement for other services as well.
This customer has a single SQL DW setup with a servi…READ MORE
An office building in Washington DC has lost its Knightscope K5 security robot after it obliviously face planted into the premises’ water fountain centrepiece.
It’s the most ambitious television soap storyline the K5 has recreated yet, following previous efforts such as accidentally runnin…READ MORE
The $5.9 billion Broadcom-Brocade acquisition has been delayed 30 days, which may turn into a 75-day delay. That’s if the deal happens at all.
SAN switching vendor Brocade Tuesday evening said the companies have re-filed for a 30-day review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United Sta…READ MORE
Microservices, containers, and APIs, oh my. They are the holy trinity that anoints cloud and mobile computing with unfathomable power and limitless scalability. APIs are the glue that hold the others together and make possible a universe of interactions with services, applications, analytics, and da…READ MORE
Not exactly labelled as open source, but free nonetheless… API specialist Postman is offering its Postman 5.0 version with many of its paid Pro-version features now free for limited-quantity access.
The free Postman 5.0 is available as a Mac, Windows and Linux native app, as well as a Chrome…READ MORE
Kubernetes 1.7 is here just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, adding some fireworks of its own with new security features and broader support for stateful apps that are sure to appeal to the coveted enterprise market.
On the security front, a network policy API promoted from beta to stable …READ MORE
Over the years, I’ve developed a drill to keep the trash on my Windows disks under control. For Windows 10, that involves an interesting mix of tools and utilities to get rid of unwanted and unneeded files. Forgive me in advance for dragging in lots of stuff. That said, a genuine periodic Win10 disk…READ MORE
In a previous article I wrote about Katas and how understanding them can help make programmers stronger. Most Katas are relatively simple: they are usually used for small tasks, like to score a card for a bowling game or to convert roman numerals into numbers. Few of them have a real display, a real…READ MORE
In some respects, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications have been around for a couple of decades. But these never really went mainstream because of the cost and limits of existing technology. However, this is starting to change with the recent release of new VR headsets and AR…READ MORE
Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s chief operating officer, actively promotes his company on Twitter — sometimes at the expense of competitors.
In the past few weeks, Poonen tweeted a news story about BlackBerry’s declining software revenue, citing it as evidence of VMware’s growth in the enterprise mobili…READ MORE
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the great privilege to partner on a series of roadshows with Gene Kim (@realgenekim) author of “The Phoenix Project”, “The DevOps Handbook” and the annual “State of DevOps Report”. The events are called “Culture, Containers and accelerating DevOps, the path to Di…READ MORE
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Are you surprised by Citrix’s latest CEO change? Find out why the move was made in this week’s roundup.
1. Tatarinov out as Citrix CEO in surprise shake-up – Ramin Edmond (SearchVirtualDesktop)
Citrix has named its fourth CEO in less than two years, appointing its C…READ MORE
The Win32_OperatingSystem class exposes the machines Description. This is how you can easily change a computer’s description.
PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | select Description
PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | Set-C…READ MORE
In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks that have hit healthcare organizations worldwide, a group of Boston researchers is urging the industry to consider the public health implications of cybercrime.
The researchers — two physicians and an information security professional — outli…READ MORE
Keiretsu is a business network composed of manufacturers, supply chain partners, distributors and financiers who remain financially independent but work closely together to ensure each other’s success. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Companies with standout supply chains take an end-to-end view…READ MORE
Microsoft Inspire, the company’s renamed annual partner conference, concluded this week in Washington, D.C. Here are several things I learned over the course of three days:
The Microsoft cloud partner base keeps growing
Microsoft says it has some 64,000 cloud partners at the moment and is ad…READ MORE
A video of yesterdays ISOC England round table on Fake News is now available on-line. It is unedited and therefore begins, as do most webcast events, with some embarrassing technical problems but stay with it. It was a good disucssion, ably stirred by Maria Farrell with points emerging that I have n…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Yasmeen Ahmad, director of Think Big Analytics, Teradata.
In recent years, the hype of big data has fuelled board and executive level awareness of the value to be gained from data driven opportunities, a big step from when data did not even appear on the corporate agen…READ MORE