A blog discussing a variety of topics related to data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, database technology and data virtualization, written by Rick van der Lans.
It’s official: The FBI linked the Sony hack back to North Korea today, as Associate Editor Fran Sales reports in this week’s Searchlight News Roundup. You can read the full FBI statement here.
In a press conference following the FBI’s announcement, President Barack Obama said that he thought pull…READ MORE
Innovation is on every CIO’s mind, but it doesn’t happen overnight, 7-Eleven’s Senior Vice President of Innovation Rob Chumley explains. Read Chumley’s eight tips on successfully jumpstarting your innovation team in the latest installment of SearchCIO’s Trailblazers series.
The fallout from the S…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Fixing SCOM After a Hardware Upgrade
Knee-Jerk PerfMon Counters : Page Life Expectancy
Readable Secondaries on a Budget
Celebrating Women in Computing
Ola Hallengr…READ MORE
Implementing rules for detecting and cleansing incorrect data is almost always done by BI specialists and not by business users themselves. Is that going to change with the introduction of self-service data preparation tools?
Most tools for data profiling and data cleansing are designed for BI sp…READ MORE
Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine that any reference to any credential, work history or licensing body you or I might have was housed on a central server. Now imagine that server suffered an irreparable meltdown. Boom! In one instance, all the proof of our schooling, our work history, any ce…READ MORE
TUI Travel, based in the UK, is a broker for European vacations. I had a chance earlier in the year to speak with one of TUI Travel’s development team leads. A story on the intersection of data and database management, change management and continuous delivery is coming out soon on SearchSoftwareQua…READ MORE
This is the third in a series of pre-holiday posts this week to highlight some small but potent high-tech devices, suitable for IT pros and enthusiasts alike, be they for yourself or somebody else on your Christmas list who fits that designation. Today’s item of interest goes a bit bigger than the p…READ MORE
Saw a question on the forums about selecting name properties using the Microsoft AD cmdlets. By default Get-AdUser returns a limited subset of properties:
£> Get-ADUser -identity richard
DistinguishedName : CN=Richard,CN=Users,DC=Manticore,DC=org
Enabled : True
A recent one-hour PartnerPath webinar, titled “3 Vital Channel Trends Affecting You in 2015,” pinned down trends in three key areas: cloud, enablement and partner types. The webinar was aimed at a vendor channel audience.
Five years into cloud computing and there’s no let-up in momentum, agreed D…READ MORE
A new ransomware threat, which is detected and blocked by Sophos as W32/VirRnsm-A is actually a true virus, unlike most such malware. According to Sophos Labs:
The intriguing part of VirRansom is that as well as infecting your EXE (program) files, this new virus “infects” data files, too, such as Z…READ MORE
The IT team never really gets a break — it’s the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you’re on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested servers. While the storage array quietly dedupes its backups, take a little downtime with data center com…READ MORE
Based on a list of the most popular tweets by SearchCloudApplications.com this year, twitter users were interested in a variety of cloud application topics, from integration to mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) to automation. Here are five of the most clicked on tweets and the articles they refer…READ MORE
They were deemed a reference customer for the industry and one of the favorites of the big name vendor and solution provider. Over a long period of the relationship they had acquired almost every solution from the same vendor for any business problem. At times the price was quite attractive to turn …READ MORE
2015 image via Shutterstock
What should we expect from the IT world in 2015? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Enterprise mobile experts offer 2015 IT forecast – Jake O’Donnell (SearchConsumerization)
This year saw shifts in enterprise mobility, with management moving from devices to apps…READ MORE
Actually, these “how not to get ripped off” tips are valid any time of the year, not just at Christmas, Hannukah, Festivus or whatever winter solstice holiday you hold dear. The impetus for this post comes from colleague Preston Gralla, but at the end I’ve included an instance in which *I* got rippe…READ MORE
Tintri, which has earned a good reputation for providing storage for VMware virtual machines, this week made its Microsoft Hyper-V support generally available on its VMstore systems. That paves the way for multiple-hypervisor users on VMstore.
Tintri also supports Red Hat Enterprise Virtualizatio…READ MORE
Sony is the latest big-name company to have its computer network hacked. Corporate information and entire films were leaked online in what some suspect is retaliation by the North Korean government. In other governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, a growing number of U.S. law schools are offerin…READ MORE
Microsoft has pulled one of the Exchange updates released this week after customers reported connectivity issues.
Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8, which was one of four Exchange updates released on Tuesday, was pulled because of connectivity issues to Outlook, the company said in a blog …READ MORE
I’ve been writing a fair amount about content marketing and related concepts, like native advertising, lately. Content marketing is the publication of material designed to promote a brand, usually through a more oblique and subtle approach than that of traditional push advertising. The esse…READ MORE
Do enterprises and other organizations need a CDC-like entity to help them in their fight against cyber attacks?
The Society for Information Management (SIM) thinks they might. Madeline Weiss, director of SIM’s Advanced Practices Council (APC), said the group is evaluating whether it’s time t…READ MORE