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.
When PowerShell v2 shipped with the ISE it was seen as a great step forward. We now had a decent editor for creating PowerShell code and running that code. You could also invoke the debugger. Some extensions to ISE have occurred, most notably Show-Command, but its essentially the same editor as in…READ MORE
Jeff Haskill, the IT security chief at AstraZeneca, is, according to his boss, “a very technical CISO.” Dave Smoley, CIO at the U.K.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, praised Haskill for his technological background, which includes nitty-gritty IT work and cybersecurity.
While reporting on the c…READ MORE
Test automation is not as far along as we’d thought, Agile and DevOps aren’t making software development easier and management is still everyone’s biggest problem.
Those are just some of the results of a survey done by software test company LogiGear. And this wasn’t just any survey — 10 years ag…READ MORE
A recent visit to BM Munjal University, Gurgaon (or Gurugram) was an eye-opening day. It was the second semifinals for the India Innovation Challenge 2016 on April 22. There were 24 student teams pitching their product to the panel of judges from IIM Bangalore. Also on the panel were various Industr…READ MORE
This past week was ServerlessConf in Austin. The event has now done a world tour over the last year, starting in New York in 2016 and coming back to the states in 2017.
We have been following the serverless space for over a year now (see @serverlesscast), but this was the first time we had a cha…READ MORE
Many organizations face the danger of falling through data protection gaps, according to a recent survey.
Eighty-two percent of organizations agreed or strongly agreed that they have an “availability gap” between how fast they recover applications and how fast they need apps to be recovered, acco…READ MORE
CHICAGO — Cisco DNA, the company’s software-based digital network architecture, kicked off in March 2016 at the Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego. A year later, Cisco has some advice for channel partners hoping to market DNA to customers: take it one step at a time.
To quickly recap, Cisco DNA a…READ MORE
The internet of things is speeding from concept to reality, with sensors and smart connected devices feeding us a deluge of data 24/7. A study conducted by Cisco estimates that IoT devices will generate 600 zettabytes of data per year by 2020. Most of that data is likely to be generated by automotiv…READ MORE
I just got finished rebuilding my test desktop Windows Insider PC. This system was set up for dual boot, actually. It could boot either Current Branch (1703/Build 15063) or Insider Preview (Enterprise Build 16179). I’d been having terrible boot issues lately trying to manage both boots. That’s becau…READ MORE
Treating testing as a ________ rather than something that should be done continuously throughout software development is a recipe for defective software.
As a noun, phase means any stage or step in a sequence of events. As a verb, it means to plan …READ MORE
Social media management firm Hootsuite has hooted and tooted this month about its eponymously named Hootsuite Integration Fund.
Lots of loot
The fund is a US$5 million initiative established to to support software application development professionals (and rookies) who are specifically targeting …READ MORE
Cybersecurity insurance is a contract that an individual or entity can purchase to help reduce the financial risks associated with doing business online. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Cyberinsurance is going to continue to grow as a cottage industry until there is some standardization of the pr…READ MORE
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems like the tide is finally changing among government departments. For years, critics have been complaining to no avail about the siloed nature of the civil service and its impact on delivering digital services to citizens.
The government’s transformati…READ MORE
Over the last quarter century the Internet has become a fundamental utility that businesses, governments and consumers rely on; being off-line is less and less acceptable. And yet, a 2017 Quocirca research report, Winning the Domain Game (sponsored by Neustar), shows that 72% of UK business face int…READ MORE
A new study from information management firm Veritas Technologies has suggested that 86 percent of organisations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business.
Nearly 20 percent said…READ MORE
Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE
Is this the phone loyal BlackBerry fans have been longing for? Inspect-a-Gadget goes hands-on with the BlackBerry KEYone, a super-secure Android smartphone with a trademark physical keyboard.
Although BlackBerry called time on its plummeting hardware business in September 2016, a licensing dea…READ MORE
I was talking with a friend last week about some shakeups at the company he is working for. This is a fairly well established company in Nashville, but they aren’t profitable yet and are in the process of taking another round of funding. This friend is seeing some instability in the company and is t…READ MORE
In Pennsylvania, health IT contributed to 889 medication mistakes in hospitals over a six month period from January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2016.
During this time period the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that the majority of these medication mistakes were due to errors in hospitals’ co…READ MORE
Elon Musk’s recent penchant for an Instagram selfie has sent some of tech’s more skittish observers twitching in their seats.
The business magnate has his fingers in more pies than Little Jack Horner on a Mr Kipling factory tour, and many have the SpaceX, Tesla and Neuralink CEO pegged as t…READ MORE