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.
We recently published an interview in which Ken Owens, Cisco Systems’ chief technology officer of Cloud Platforms, provided a very concise and definition of cloud-native computing that pulled together the concepts of DevOps, containers, microservices and modern software development. We recently had …READ MORE
Last week, at Agile & Beyond, during a panel, someone mentioned that we all have impostor syndrome. A few days later, someone pointed me to this Neil Gaiman quote:
And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an impostor, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any…READ MORE
NetApp quietly slipped an acquisition of storage memory software startup Plexistor into an earnings call otherwise noteworthy for strong results last quarter and a disappointing forecast for this quarter.
NetApp CEO George Kurian disclosed the Plexistor acquisition during the Wednesday night earn…READ MORE
Amidst all the talk about connected devices, big data and business intelligence, businesses are being bombarded with the message “disrupt or be disrupted.” Recent research has revealed that 81% of CIOs believe legacy systems are having a negative impact on their businesses, but although there is cle…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Luca Olivari, president, ArangoDB.
Data is one of today’s biggest assets but organizations need the right tools to manage it. That’s why, during the last decade, we’ve seen new data-management technologies emerging and getting past the initial hype. The so-called…READ MORE
The world’s number one player of strategy board game Go has been beaten by Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI).
Imagine the hours Ke Jie must have dedicated to playing Go, a game that has more possibilities than the amount of atoms in the visible universe. We checked that…READ MORE
In this guest blog, Anthony Sutton from Cobham Wireless discusses how venue owners can maximise visitor satisfaction by improving mobile network availability.
It’s match day! You’ve managed to get tickets to the biggest sporting event in the calendar year; you’ve navigated queues to get int…READ MORE
Once loved now (arguably) oft-maligned former darling of search Yahoo! (yes, we even left the exclamation point in to be nice) has open sourced its Daytona an application-agnostic framework for automated performance testing and analysis.
Yahoo! software engineers Sapan Panigrahi and Deepesh Mitt…READ MORE
In poking around on some of my Windows 10 systems, I occasionally encounter the $SysReset folder on the OS drive. The dollar sign at the start identifies it as a hidden system folder. Thus, astute readers already know I routinely check the radio button in File Explorer Options that reads “Show hidd…READ MORE
After passing the F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam, some of the professional friends were keen to know how to build a F5 practice lab on their personnel machines.
In this post we will walk through how to build a virtual lab for F5 201 – TMOS Administration Exam on macOS Sierra step-by-step.
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
There are plenty of tools out there promising to help make the most of your APIs. But without a proper API strategy, you risk spending time and money on processes and investments that don’t really serve your business as a whole and keep you from making the most of APIs.
Manfred Bortenschlager, di…READ MORE
NASA. Remember NASA? It’s the once-glorious government agency that put men on the moon, the agency whose Voyager I space probe left our solar system in 2013 for parts unknown, the agency that, in the immortal words of John F. Kennedy, did things not because they were easy, but because they were hard…READ MORE
Microsoft’s collaboration story is pretty muddled. The unified communications vendor has several applications with overlapping features: Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Office 365 Groups and even Outlook all handle varying degrees of collaboration. Of all these products, Skype for Busin…READ MORE
This sort of question comes up a lot. And there’s a lot of it-depends built into the answer, so I’ll try and break this down a little bit for you. Be warned, we’re going to be talking about NUMA and other hardware-y things here for the most part.
You wants 1×6 (one socket, 6 cores…READ MORE
Churn rate is a measure of the number of customers or employees who leave a company during a given period. It can also refer to the amount of revenue lost as a result of the departures. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Turnover is a reality in any organization, so it’s wise to have a pipeline for …READ MORE
Misspellings, suspicious hyperlinks, abnormal sender address, no attempt at personalisation. The classic signs of a phishing email? Or a botched marketing email from IBM promoting — wait for it — a cyber security webinar?
Updated 24 May 2017 with comment from IBM press office.
One week ag…READ MORE
The amount of money a customer invests in a service can reduce a company’s churn rate and increase the chances they’ll stick with around for the long ______.
Haul and hall are commonly confused since they are homophones, which means they sound the same when…READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a press release. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security officer at HHS, announced this news at a forum in April. The cybersecurity center will be called the Healt…READ MORE
Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In shor…READ MORE