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It’s that ‘wonderful’ time of year, when people all across the land exchange presents, meal invitations and predictions for what the open source landscape might look like in the months ahead according to our current understanding of time in relation to space and the wider universe.
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Growth in Dell EMC all-flash storage is one of the bright spots in what remains a tough slog for legacy array vendors.
Dell Technologies on Thursday reported consolidated revenue of $19.6 billion for the last quarter. That’s up 2% on a quarterly basis and 21% year over year. Gross margin as a p…READ MORE
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it has deemed outside of its purview. The changes have been made in accordance with the 21st Century Cure…READ MORE
Another AWS re:Invent has come and gone, with another slew of new products to delight its fans. But in the cloud, can there be too much of a good thing?
The user conference was bursting at the seams this year, with 43,000 people shuffling in controlled chaos between six hotels that spanned two mi…READ MORE
MongoDB is an open source NoSQL database management system that is known for its scalability. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“MongoDB streamlines development efforts, freeing up developers who were formerly doing back-end design to focus on other tasks.” – Jack Vaughan
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“Billions and billions” used to be associated with Carl Sagan and his accentuation of how large the cosmos are. Today, it’s about the proliferation of connected “things” and is massively exciting! However, billions of devices also represents an incomprehensibly large number of vulnerability points.
On November 22, I reported a security flaw for the Intel Management Engine interface (aka MEI). On Wednesday afternoon, my motherboard vendor, Asrock, posted an MEI update for the affected system’s motherboard. After I downloaded and applied that fix, it was unclear if that fix did the trick. That…READ MORE
The digital transformation business often focuses on the front end of the enterprise: customer-facing applications and, in general, initiatives geared to improving the customer experience.
But behind the scenes, enterprises rely on a number of back-office systems that may need their own bit of tr…READ MORE
In this guest blog post, Naser Ali, head of solutions marketing for EMEA at Hitachi Vantara, explores the use cases and benefits for using cloud bursting in the enterprise.
When NASA needed to process petabytes of data from its Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2), it expected to wait 100 days a…READ MORE
Congratulations to everyone on Computer Weekly’s 2017 list of the most influential people in UK IT – our task of choosing 50 people becomes harder every year.
It’s clear from analysing this year’s UKtech50 that technology is rapidly taking an ever more influential position in the public a…READ MORE
Mendix Atlas UI is a low-code tool intended for software application developers who find themselves bereft of any perceptible level of ‘front-end’ development or UI design skills.
Atlas can be used to define a standardised design language (to promote design best practices) across multiple au…READ MORE
The hype over digital transformation is tapering off. Organisations in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are now confronting the realities of rolling out digitalisation initiatives, many of which are plagued with challenges.
According to a global survey of CIOs carried out by Logicalis, a global IT …READ MORE
In a recent talk at Harvard University, Bob Rogers, Intel’s chief data scientist, explained what he looks for when hiring data scientists. CIOs well-versed in the must-have traits of a business intelligence expert but with limited exposure to data scientists might want to take note.
“When I t…READ MORE
I was at an important cusp about a month ago. One big contract was ending and I had till the end of the year to get something new lined up for 2018. Nothing was in the queue and it was stressing me out. There is low demand for non-technical testers working mostly remote and traveling to work on-site…READ MORE
If you think the latest iteration of the Open Web Application Security Project’s Top Ten list of the “top” web application security risks has important news for your organization, well, you may be disappointed. And that’s fine because that’s not what the OWASP Top Ten is intended to do.
The 2017 …READ MORE
The sole purpose of phone software updates is now universally regarded as a means of accessing the latest batch of emojis that may have been introduced, and somewhere in California, plans were in place to make 2018 the year of the frowning pile of poo.
But the motion of adding further expressions…READ MORE
There is a very significant gap between the functionality available in PowerShell v6 as opposed to PowerShell v5.1. In part this is due to the underlying version of .NET but mainly to the defined module paths in the two versions.
In PowerShell v5.1 I have:
PS> $env:PSModulePath -split ‘;’
Fintech is a movement that is offering organisations a huge selection of digital services for them to choose from.
But they need not be limited by what is being offered on the fintech menu specifically but go out and tell the world what they need and what they are willing to pay for it.
Those …READ MORE
Hitachi Data Systems is no more.
It has been rolled into a new division, Hitachi Vantara. That is, HDS, with its largely enterprise-focussed data storage products has been joined with the Internet of Things-focussed Hitachi Insight and the analytics arm, Pentaho.
The premise for the move is t…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Ted Dunning, chief application architect, MapR Technologies.
I am a foreigner to the UK. I am an engineer.
These characteristics are what shaped the first impressions I had of the north of England over twenty years ago. I came then to consult at the university in Sh…READ MORE