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.
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…
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“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
NEW ORLEANS – Veeam Software opened its user conference with the launch of the latest version of its data protection software, moving deeper into cloud and physical device support.
Veeam Availability Suite v10 rolled out today at VeeamON adds continuous data protection, support for network-atta…READ MORE
We’ve been seeing a lot of interesting experimentation at Amazon over the last few months. Voice was a big bet Amazon made launching the first Alexa-powered device in November 2014. Since then it has come out with two additional smaller form factors. With the number of skills exponentially increasin…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.
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
Online marketplace Etsy is under growing investor pressure, following a drop in share price, to cut costs. But will embracing public cloud do the trick?
Etsy is one of a handful of household names enterprises regularly name-check whenever you quiz them about where they drew inspiration from for t…READ MORE
U.S. companies eager to implement robotic process automation — software that automates how humans interact with software — are often fixated on seeing a proof of concept, said RPA technology expert David Brain. And that’s not good.
“I feel bad going to clients and proving what’s been proven s…READ MORE
WhereScape is a data warehouse automation firm.
But what does that mean?
WhereScape is the company name. Data (in its plural form) and datum (in singular) we will take as read. A data warehouse is a federated repository for all the data that an enterprise’s various business systems collect and…READ MORE
if you are an Azure user see this post from the PowerShell team about the Azure Cloud Shell – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2017/05/23/coming-soon-powershell-in-azure-cloud-shell/…READ MORE
Open source Continuous Automation firm Chef has used its ChefConf 2017 event to announce new capabilities focused on the transition process to cloud-native and container-first environments with consistent automation and DevOps practices.
As we now discuss automation in the context of its benef…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
When Sanderson Hotel London invited me to a Code First: Girls introduction to coding event (including free cocktails) I decided to see if code still gave me the cold sweats it did at university
Something not many people know about the current business editor of Computer Weekly is that I can progr…READ MORE
I have been reading the Tech UK responses to the party manifestos. Their caution reflects the concerns of their larger members, particularly of currently dominant ISPs, telcos, suppliers and service providers.
Some of these could seriously lose out if the post-Brexit political programme really do…READ MORE
The lack of a major cyber security event is seen as one of the reasons for the indifference towards cyber security in many organisations. That event took place recently, with the WannaCry ransomware affecting organisations in over 150 countries. While basic cyber hygiene could prevent similar atta…READ MORE
May 16th and 17th 2017 saw Eskenzi PR stage its 11th 2-day IT Security Analyst Forum, as usual, in London. The morning of the second day (which was a Wednesday) was the customary CISO (chief information security officer) roundtable. A coming together of 20 or so IT security leaders from blue chip UK…READ MORE
For the past five months, the Current Branch for Windows 10 (Builds 1604 and 1703) has been subject to a spurious DISM issue. (I blogged about this as far back as December, 2016.) That is, running DISM with the /checkhealth option returns a “healthy” verdict. OTOH, the /scanhealth option indicate…READ MORE