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Back in 2011, I blogged here about a program named DriverStore Explorer. Aka RAPR, this is a CodePlex project that when run in administrative mode enables users to see all drivers in the Windows DriverStore and to selectively delete those that aren’t in active use at the moment (find that blog at “C…READ MORE
I’m writing this post from a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro. I spent about half of Saturday researching, and downloading files, installing things, and waiting. There was a lot of waiting.
Systems administration isn’t my idea of a good time, so this was a little tedious for me….READ MORE
By George Lawton
Enterprise Architects should pay attention to the growing Lesbians in technology movement which promises to bring diversity and much needed people skills to their IT teams. Over 1,200 lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers (LGBTQ) and their allies have converged on the C…READ MORE
Remember lastminute.com? How is this for their last word on personal data?
What’s wrong with the following e-mail I received from @lastminute_com today?
Important information about your personal data
With effect from today, the lastminute.com business has been acquired b…READ MORE
The recent publicity about Samsung’s Smart TV listening in on private conversations has received a lot of public attention, but this latest privacy issue is nothing new to the technology community.
The Internet of Things (IoT)–and the implications resulting from millions of Internet-enabled devi…READ MORE
Think that because your business is not the size of a Target, JPMorgan Chase or Sony means that you’re immune from today’s breed of cyberthreats? Think again. Just because small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have the financial resources or the brand reputation many enterprises do doesn’t …READ MORE
There’s a framework that’s often taught in undergrad and graduate-level business schools called “Porter’s Five Forces”, which was created by Harvard Professor Michael Porter. It looks at the elements within a competitive model and attempts to help students think about the cause/effect relationshi…READ MORE
I have been a loyal TurboTax user for more than 10 years. Specifically, I’ve used TurboTax online so I could use any of the computers in my house to work on my taxes. But this year? I decided it was time to shop around instead of blindly shoveling $79.99 toward Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax…READ MORE
Nimble Storage exceeded expectations with $68.3 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter, helped by a new wave of Fibre Channel-based arrays that factored into about 10% of the company’s bookings.
But, the San Jose, California-based storage startup’s stock fell after Thursday’s fisca…READ MORE
The job of the CIO has always been a big topic for us on SearchCIO. Over the years we’ve kept close tabs on what the CIO job entails and read the tea leaves on where it is headed, examining, among other parameters: reporting structures (Remember when it was considered the kiss of death to report to …READ MORE
Believe it or not, some organizations are still using Zip drives.
In case you don’t remember, or are too young to remember, Zip drives were developed by Iomega in 1994. They were a similar size to floppy disks – thicker – but held considerably more data; they started at 100 MB and eventuall…READ MORE
To break the deadlocks arising in a project, a product manager needs to learn and master an art of breaking those deadlocks. One of the manners to do that is a compromise. A compromise in a deadlock situation can break the deadlock and things can start moving further.
When it is a clash of egos,…READ MORE
I’m regularly baffled by the incongruous nature of security in this country. We seemingly don’t have a set of standards – or even common sense – when it comes to locking down our valuable data assets and letting others remain accessible.
The event that brought this fully to mind was when I was …READ MORE
There is always an end to every journey, so this will be the last series I am going to write on my journey of CCIE, I will come back with articles in future that may hit the topics of CCIE Routing and Switching exam. But as a series this will be the last one.
Lets summarize all the ten series…READ MORE
The most important thing to read today is the New York times notice of Mr. Leonard Nimoy passing. Today (just an hour or so ago) it was announced that we lost a fantastic actor, musician, poet, director, writer, and all around great guy. Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy. My condolences go out t…READ MORE
The IT team was pleased with the effort and congratulated each other for the delivery. The team had worked hard with the development partner to meet aggressive timelines and delivered for UAT a few days early. But that is when the problem started; the team working on the UAT came up with many except…READ MORE
Giveaway image via Shutterstock
With only a few days remaining in February, it looks like we have a clear leader in our giveaway contest. Here’s what the standings look like:
ToddN2000: 1,455 points
Clark445kent: 660 points
Michael Larsen: 440 points
Mcorum: 420 points
JenJewell99: 39…READ MORE
AT&T’s has begun rollout of a fiber-optic Internet service that furnishes customers with high-speed access, but they must pay an extra monthly charge if they want to keep their browsing habits private. In other data privacy news, Google accepted the terms of an agreement drawn up by an Italian d…READ MORE
As has been announced registration for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 opens on 27 February 2015. http://powershell.org/wp/2015/02/20/powershell-summit-europe-registration/
Other details on the Summit can be found here: http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-europ…READ MORE
Which is correct?
Francesco Cirillo developed the pomodoro technique in the late 1980s, when he _______ his tomato-shaped kitchen timer to organize his work schedule.
To utilize something is to use that thing for a different purpose t…READ MORE