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As cable and TV operators are losing subscribers to new competition, including streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as pay-TV providers like HBO and Showtime, operators must look for fresh revenue streams that will improve dismal churn rates and set a course for improving the b…READ MORE
Western Digital and Toshiba settled their NAND dispute with an out-of-court settlement that allows Toshiba’s sale of its NAND chip business while WD keeps its stake in the companies’ joint venture.
Western Digital Tuesday agreed to drop pending court arbitration and litigation through the cou…READ MORE
This is the first in a series of articles exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the audio visual (AV) industry, which has its annual European flagship event, ISE2018, in February. This article looks at how open systems are starting to transform AV infrastructure.
The relentless marc…READ MORE
You don’t usually see people using the where method. A recent question on the forums highlighted using the where method.
PowerShell deals in collections and will automatically create a collection of objects if the are multiple objects returned for instance
$procs = Get-Process
Iterating o…READ MORE
New rules being introduced next year by the Financial Conduct Authority, to force banks to publish details of major security and operational incidents, instead of hearing about them on Twitter, is great news in principle but in practice its effectiveness might be limited.
Forcing banks to report …READ MORE
In this guest post, Darren Roos, president of SAP ERP Cloud, explains why automation, AI, machine learning and cloud are key to improving workplace productivity.
If you take productivity at its most basic – as a measure of how much output you get for how much you put in – then it follows that…READ MORE
Cloud application performance management (CAPM or cloud APM) is the process of monitoring resources that support application program performance in private and hybrid cloud environments. Continued…
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“While it’s still early days for adoption, IT pros say AI-powered cloud managem…READ MORE
A couple of years ago, Intel invited me to a press luncheon to talk about how great their new chips were. They had new chips that were faster and used less power, and they were selling like hot cakes. The food was good and the new machines were smaller and ran a few minutes longer on batteries than …READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Auto-programming will become the centerpiece of enterprise application development in 2018. As we move into the new year, we’ll see more application developers leverage the newest artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to algo…READ MORE
Whose concern is it whether your customers derive a business benefit from using your product or service? At Signavio, a vendor of business process management software, it’s the customer success manager’s.
You might be thinking, Who’s that now? Jim Smith, senior customer success manager at Signavi…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
Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason.
Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J.
In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Jav…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
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
Sometimes, one needs a Windows image file for research or repair purposes. It’s easy to grab current Windows ISO files from the Download Windows 10 page at Microsoft. But when it comes to older images, some improvisation may be necessary. In February of this year, I blogged about one such tool — na…READ MORE
Conferences, no matter the size all have one thing in common, they all require the same thing to run from Breakfast until Dinner for the day (or multiple days) that the event runs. That thing they need to run on is cash. The less expensive the event is to the attendee, the more the team running the …READ MORE
Robots should be ideal at home or in the workplace, right? These fully co-operative, obedient and reliable machines should make all our lives easier, right? They can’t think for themselves, they can’t make decisions for themselves, they can’t take out the human race, right?!
Whether or not …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
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
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