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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Deep learning (DL) feels monolithic. This branch of artificial intelligence (AI) routinely achieves amazing results in computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and many other applications. However, it …READ MORE
Cloud management software may help organizations bring order to cloud computing chaos — managing and deploying a diversity of cloud services, keeping track of services used for billing purposes and making the best use of cloud infrastructure.
Once they get the green light to buy and then install…READ MORE
In part one of this article, Anthony Giandomenico described how cybercrime has become not only a business, but a big business, designed to generate revenue with predesigned attacks focused on attack vectors that are easy to exploit: IoT devices.
Opportunity is also the land of innovation
Because c…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post, in which Jody Cleworth, CEO of MTI [Marine Transport International], explains why blockchain is, in his view, good for businesses in the real economy, including the shipping industry.
Blockchain is best known as the technology behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency. Although…READ MORE
Gartner has revealed its 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
The highly-regarded annual report is seen by many professionals as an important indicator of which emerging technologies their organisations should invest in or explore.
Based on the US analyst’s insight into more than 2,000…READ MORE
Well it’s time for another great Data Platform Summit in Bangalore India. The team there has been kind enough to allow me to present a pre-con this year (third year in a row). This year I’ll be changing up my precon a little bit. Instead of talking about SQL Server, I’ll be focusing more on Azur…READ MORE
Amazon has confirmed that developers can now earn money for creating Alexa skills across more skill categories.
Alexa is Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant software designed to run in line with the firm’s own ‘smart’ speaker, Echo. Skills are chunks of software that drive voice driven appli…READ MORE
The Election Campaign revealed the unpopularity of the Student Loan scheme with students and parents. The Apprenticeship Levy scheme, at least in its current state, is equally unpopular with employers. At the time of the election I summarised the references to skills in the campaign as a competition…READ MORE
James Damore thinks he was frogmarched out of Google for telling the truth. In reality, he wrote a 10-page memo, cobbled together from scraps of research chosen to fit his intense fear of gender equality, scrambling to contort his cloistered world view into a case for protecting the boys’ club he…READ MORE
As you may recall, in February we covered the question of how many search warrants the government could legally expect to serve on Facebook at once, given that the company felt that the 381 it had received was too many.
“For example, could the government get a warrant for everyone who posted on…READ MORE
Unitrends backup products will go where some vendors have gone before — supporting the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – while adding a cloud twist.
The company’s Recovery Series backup appliances and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances will feature integration for the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV…READ MORE
The MS Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 10 permits admins to diagnose and repair computers that won’t boot, or have problems starting as usual. DaRT 10 can recover unusable end-user PCs. It can also diagnose probable causes for underlying issues, and repair unbootable or locked-out machines. …READ MORE
President Trump and Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., announced telehealth initiatives that will help give access to healthcare for veterans across the country.
Through new telehealth initiatives, the VA will be able to practice over 50 clinical specialties including tele-derm…READ MORE
Should you implement a custom user registry to help mitigate access to your various LDAP servers in order to simplify security tasks such as authentication and group association? The answer to that question is a resounding ‘no.’
The simple beauty of the custom user registry
On the surface, impleme…READ MORE
There has been barely a passing public mention from the government about the need for new or redeveloped IT systems to support whatever trading and immigration regime the UK has when it leaves the European Union in March 2019. One sentence in a Philip Hammond speech has been all there is so far – pl…READ MORE
Android is set for an update and the next version is codenamed “O”.
The Google-developed mobile operating system has been in open beta for some time now, reaching alpha stage developer preview status in March of this year 2017.
Final API adjustments are being made and the release date is immin…READ MORE
Superposition is the ability of a quantum system to be in multiple states at the same time until it is measured. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Full-blown quantum computing systems won’t be operational for several years, but opening it up to corporate developers will get IT shops thinking abou…READ MORE
More than 70 vendors will be involved in the NVMe flash market by 2020 and the market will be worth $57 billion. Meanwhile, nearly 40% of all-flash arrays will be based on NVMe drives by 2020.
That’s according to research company G2M, which has predicted a compound annual growth rate for NVMe-b…READ MORE
I got a phone call from a technical recruiter last week. These calls are usually painful, but I had a couple of minutes and could use some entertainment, so I took the ride.
The recruiter said she had a remote testing position available and had found my resume in their database. I haven’t kept a …READ MORE
CNet Training and Anglia Ruskin University invited Ahead in the Clouds along to their recent boot camp to lead a two-way discussion with its Datacentre Leadership and Management students about how to address the industry’s skills gap. Here’s all you need to know about what got discussed.