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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.


Motivating Tech Workers

December 7, 2016 - I did something stupid a couple of days ago, I got into an argument on twitter. Someone made a post claiming monetary incentives always harm performance. The word always being used there made my head spin, and I just couldn’t resist. I have been reading a book called Why We Do What We Do by...... READ MORE


  • Western Digital shows gains from acquisitions

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    Western Digital told financial analysts its business will be better than expected this quarter, and added solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and an all-flash array platform to its portfolio.

    WD updated its quarterly forecast to $4.75 billion from $4.7 billion at its analyst day th…READ MORE

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  • SD-WAN handles fleet management and passenger services

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    Driven by traffic congestion, pollution levels and rising infrastructure costs, the future of public transport is being technology-enhanced on many levels. Thus major initiatives include: Mobile Internet access; GPS and intelligent fleet management; App-driven taxi and shared car services and; …READ MORE

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  • A thoroughly indecent interview proposal

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    Contrary to popular belief, the Computer Weekly team are an awfully discerning bunch when deciding who to interview, with relatively few of the IT industry’s waives and strays making the cut.

    One way to ensure one of our award-winning (or losing) journalists won’t be swapping conference cal…READ MORE

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  • Motivating Tech Workers

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    I did something stupid a couple of days ago, I got into an argument on twitter. Someone made a post claiming monetary incentives always harm performance. The word always being used there made my head spin, and I just couldn’t resist.

    I have been reading a book called Why We Do What We Do by Edwar…READ MORE

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  • Gartner: Chief data officer role continues to grow

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    Chief data officers are gaining organizational clout, according to a new report from Gartner. Researchers at the consultancy found that companies are establishing a data office, what they refer to as “the office of the CDO,” complete with staffing, budget and specific responsibilities.

    “This is a…READ MORE

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  • Cast's Bonsignour: Managing software complexity with a ‘microservices’ model

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ‘penned’ by Olivier Bonsignour in his role as executive vice president of product development at Cast — – the company is a software measurement and analysis solution provider focusing on source code parsing, debugging, impact…READ MORE

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  • Trump presidency raises questions for regulatory compliance

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    The future of regulatory compliance is under scrutiny as President-elect Donald Trump’s administration continues the transition process. Also in recent GRC news: Hackers demanded ransom after disabling San Francisco’s transportation system, ‘dronejacking’ could become the next security issue and Fac…READ MORE

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  • How IoT can power effective meetings

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    Today’s global enterprises are investing in more group spaces and tools to give knowledge workers the environment they need to work in teams. But, providing the infrastructure alone isn’t enough to ensure productive meetings. One-third of all meetings are considered unproductive — that’s alarming, …READ MORE

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  • Settings of the Query Store GUI

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    The SQL Server Query Store which was introduced in Azure about a year ago or so, and came to the on-premises version of SQL Server in SQL Server 2016. This is a fantastic tool which can help you find performance problems. However when looking at the query store it may not be showing you the data tha…READ MORE

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  • noisy neighbor


    Noisy neighbor is a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant that monopolizes cloud resources and negatively affects other tenants. The noisy neighbor effect causes virtual machines and applications that share the infrastructure to suffer from uneven performance. Continued…

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  • Ethernet switch market up 2%: IDC

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    The worldwide Ethernet switch market grew 2%, racking up revenues of $6.29 billion in the third quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly Router Tracker reports.

    Router revenues, meantime, rose 2.6%, to $3.56 billion as enterprises and service…READ MORE

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  • UUP Starts Getting Real

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    In early November, I blogged about Microsoft’s Unified Update Platform (UUP). In that post, I reported that Insider Build 14959 would include UUP features and functions starting with Mobile releases. Last Friday, Insider manager Dona Sarkar shared more news as UUP starts getting real. Here’s a qu…READ MORE

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  • Microsoft offers free Azure training

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    Microsoft said it has some 20,000 partners selling cloud through the company’s Cloud Solution Provider program.

    Now, Microsoft wants to get more partner personnel up to speed on cloud technology. In a briefing this week, Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partne…READ MORE

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  • Conference–time to book

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    Registration is open for the PowerShell Summit (USA) and PowerShell Conference (Europe). Now is an excellent time to decide which one you’re going to attend next year. If you’re serious about PowerSHell you should be at one of these events.

    PowerShell Summit – https://eventloom.com/event/home…READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • The "father of DevOps" on BizDevOps

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    I was kind of afraid Gene Kim, the man behind the DevOps movement and a very in-demand speaker and consultant, would be offended when I asked him about the idea of BizDevOps, aka DevOps 2.0. But to my very great surprise (and honestly, relief), he agreed with the notion completely during a recent co…READ MORE

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  • The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

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    The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to initiatives started by President Barack Obama in which health IT plays a major role, interoperability and data blocking, and FDA approval of medi…READ MORE

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  • Fewer or less - which is correct?

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    The promise of automation is that people will need to work _____ hours.
    a. fewer
    b. less
    Which is correct?

    The correct answer is a. fewer

    REASON:  Both fewer and less are adjectives. If the noun being modified is plural, use fewer.


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  • Financial tech-ops chief: open source is a recruitment talent imperative

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ‘penned’ by Dr. Andy Phillips in his role as director of technical operations at LMAX Exchange — the company is a specialist in technology that facilitates the FX trading strategies of both buy-side & sell-side trading instit…READ MORE

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  • Key Areas to Watch from AWS re:Invent

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    30,000+ people descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual AWS re:Invent conference. As I’ve written before, it has become one of the top conferences for the IT industry. With so many people in attendance, we had to know that many new services would be announced; and AWS did not lack for qu…READ MORE

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