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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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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.


Preventing Burnout

July 25, 2016 - I can see burnout on the horizon. I’m trying to back peddle, but it is still there. I did a quick Google search on preventing burnout, and this was the top result: Work with purpose. Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work. Give to others. Take control, and actively manage your time....... READ MORE


  • BT needs to go the extra mile, to keep the last mile

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    Imagine this. It’s the early years of the 20th century. While many people still get around using a horse and trap, cars have become affordable and more and more people are buying them. It’s clear to everyone that cars are going to replace horses in the next decade. And it’s equally obvious tha…READ MORE

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  • Pokémon Go points the way towards a universal UI for smart cities

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    Pokémon Go, the augmented reality smartphone game that sets players collecting virtual animals from real locations around the city, may seem like an ephemeral craze, as cyclical as the trading card game on which it is based … but it might just be the beginning of an AR platform for smart cities, …READ MORE

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  • Opinion: From finding skilled workers, to giving workers skills

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    General manager of Arch Graduates, Harry Gooding, explains why he went from recruitment to creating the perfect tech workers for the job

    It’s no secret that currently the tech industry is suffering from a skills gap.

    Computer Science graduates claim they cannot find work, and industry claims…READ MORE

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  • Preventing Burnout

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    I can see burnout on the horizon. I’m trying to back peddle, but it is still there.

    I did a quick Google search on preventing burnout, and this was the top result:

    Work with purpose.
    Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work.
    Give to others.
    Take control, an…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,325 pointsBadges:
  • OpenStack on Kubernetes, Mirantis fuels Fuel with Google Intel heat

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    It’s all hands to the cloud platform pumps over at the OpenStack community this month. For one, Mirantis (a software, services and training company) is buddying up with Google and Intel to develop Fuel, the leading lifecycle management tool for OpenStack.
    What is OpenStack Fuel?
    Fuel is an open s…READ MORE

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  • BrackWust Bot grills guest's sausage

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    The BrackWust Bot looks like it could become hotter than a hot potato this summer. The Bot was recently used at the 53rd Stallwächter-Party of the Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin to continuously grill German bratwursts on a regular gas grill all by itself.

    According to its inve…READ MORE

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  • TIBCO Mashery: APIs now have a 'lifecycle'

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    Data integration and analytics company TIBCO has released Mashery Enterprise API, essentially a piece of API management software supplied as a SaaS subscription.

    What is API management?
    In actuality, API management isn’t about the ‘manage’ function i.e. is denotes software intelligence capable…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (7/18 - 7/25)

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    Data image via FreeImages
    Do you think the chief data officer role is overblown? Find out why the CDO role is in a current state of flux in this week’s roundup.

    1. The chief data officer’s dilemma — CDO role in flux – Jack Vaughan (SearchDataManagement)

    How to balance data safety with inno…READ MORE

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  • Take back time with mobile data analytics

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    It is impossible to recover lost time. Once a moment passes, it’s gone. Time is especially at a premium in the business world, so end users can’t waste it sorting through a sea of mobile data to find the information they need.

    Mobile data analytics grants IT the power to deliver the right data to…READ MORE

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  • Android fragmentation: An app developer's worst nightmare?

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    When you write an app for Apple’s iOS there’s no ambiguity. To say the operating system and its distribution are tightly controlled is an understatement. It’s Apple’s way or the highway. Not so with Android. Fragmentation and lack of corresponding offerings from device makers is out of control. It’s…READ MORE

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  • Win10 Slow-flow Anniversary Update

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    Next week, MS will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Tuesday, August 2. The company has already announced it will be staggering that release for users in the Current Branch. These are the folks who get the latest release via Windows Update. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet cleverly refers to this i…READ MORE

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  • CI versus CI: Does Continuous Integration lead to Continuous Improvement?

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    Is Continuous Integration a toolset, a process, or a change in culture and expectations? The longer CI is around, the more it becomes apparent that all those elements must work together to make a real impact. Agile has been successfully used as a project management methodology in the technology …READ MORE

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  • NetApp corrects itself on flash vs the (hybrid) cloud

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    At the beginning of the year I blogged on NetApp’s long and winding road to gaining all-flash products that could compete with the market leaders in performance terms. The occasion for that was the NetApp acquisition of Solidfire.

    In it I speculated that NetApp had, since the advent of flash in e…READ MORE

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  • There’s more to a container than, well, a container.

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    It seems that virtual machines (VMs) are so last year. A new ship has sailed in and docked – it’s a container ship and it is full of Dockers (as well as Rkts and Mesos). The idea of containerisation is taking hold – the promise of a lighter means of dealing with applications enabling much high…READ MORE

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  • Broadcom samples HBAs that support FC-NVMe to OEMs

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    The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC).

    Broadcom (part of Avago Technologies) this week made available to OEMs Emulex Gen 6 FC host bus adapters (HBAs) that…READ MORE

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  • CIOs play a part in Privacy Shield; "promiscuous" users change mobile security

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    This week, the U.S. and the European Union approved Privacy Shield. If you haven’t already heard, it’s the set of laws that replaces Safe Harbor, the overturned laws that governed the transfer of Europeans’ data across the Atlantic. Privacy Shield has a similar aim to Safe Harbor, but it also has mo…READ MORE

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  • Why traditional tools won't protect mobile devices

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    Before organizations needed to protect the business data their workers access on smartphones and tablets, they had to — and still do — protect the data employees use on laptops and PCs. So why not use those same endpoint security tools to protect mobile devices?

    Two main things: the way people …READ MORE

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  • Can enterprise app developers learn from Pokémon Go?

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    If Pokémon Go was the bubonic plague, we’d all be dead. Even if you’re not playing yourself, you’re probably in a room with someone who does. At the time that this post is being written, current estimates float somewhere around 9.5 million daily active users.

    Some enterprise mobile app developer…READ MORE

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  • CMS releases overall hospital quality data

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    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to unleash some stark numbers on care quality at individual hospitals across the country.

    But before CMS publishes those star ratings on specific hospitals (coming soon), it has compiled and published a statistical overview of the …READ MORE

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