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Uncharted Waters by Matt Heusser

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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.


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November 28, 2016 - For twenty years, Microsoft has been a Windows company. The original phones were supposed to run a true version of Windows; Bill Gates wanted Windows to run on the original Xbox. Windows 8 was a ground-up reboot of the operating system, designed to have tablets, phones, and laptops all run the same core code. Microsoft’s...... READ MORE


  • UUP Starts Getting Real

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    In early November, I blogged about Microsoft’s Unified Update Platform (UUP). In that post, I reported that Insider Build 14959 would include UUP features and functions starting with Mobile releases. Last Friday, Insider manager Dona Sarkar shared more news as UUP starts getting real. Here’s a qu…READ MORE

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  • Microsoft offers free Azure training

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    Microsoft said it has some 20,000 partners selling cloud through the company’s Cloud Solution Provider program.

    Now, Microsoft wants to get more partner personnel up to speed on cloud technology. In a briefing this week, Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partne…READ MORE

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  • Conference–time to book

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    Registration is open for the PowerShell Summit (USA) and PowerShell Conference (Europe). Now is an excellent time to decide which one you’re going to attend next year. If you’re serious about PowerSHell you should be at one of these events.

    PowerShell Summit – https://eventloom.com/event/home…READ MORE

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  • Settings of the Query Store GUI

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    The SQL Server Query Store which was introduced in Azure about a year ago or so, and came to the on-premises version of SQL Server in SQL Server 2016.  This is a fantastic tool which can help you find performance problems.  However when looking at the query store it ma

    y not be showing you …READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • The "father of DevOps" on BizDevOps

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    I was kind of afraid Gene Kim, the man behind the DevOps movement and a very in-demand speaker and consultant, would be offended when I asked him about the idea of BizDevOps, aka DevOps 2.0. But to my very great surprise (and honestly, relief), he agreed with the notion completely during a recent co…READ MORE

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  • The 21st Century Cures Act: Implications for Health IT

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    The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to initiatives started by President Barack Obama in which health IT plays a major role, interoperability and data blocking, and FDA approval of medi…READ MORE

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  • Fewer or less - which is correct?

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    The promise of automation is that people will need to work _____ hours.
    a. fewer
    b. less
    Which is correct?

    The correct answer is a. fewer

    REASON:  Both fewer and less are adjectives. If the noun being modified is plural, use fewer.


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  • Financial tech-ops chief: open source is a recruitment talent imperative

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog ‘penned’ by Dr. Andy Phillips in his role as director of technical operations at LMAX Exchange — the company is a specialist in technology that facilitates the FX trading strategies of both buy-side & sell-side trading instit…READ MORE

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  • Key Areas to Watch from AWS re:Invent

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    30,000+ people descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual AWS re:Invent conference. As I’ve written before, it has become one of the top conferences for the IT industry. With so many people in attendance, we had to know that many new services would be announced; and AWS did not lack for qu…READ MORE

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  • MPs understand IT better than IT Professional understand politics

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    Bryan Glick has just written an excellent piece on why the tech community needs to active in the politics of the issues that affect it.

    I completely agree but first we need the Tech Community to understand more about politics. Too few of them understand corporate or trade association politics, l…READ MORE

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  • Rowhammer


    Rowhammer is a vulnerability in commodity dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips that allows an attacker to exploit devices with DRAM memory by repeatedly accessing (hammering) a row of memory until it causes bit flips and transistors in adjacent rows of memory reverse their binary state: ones tu…READ MORE

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  • Datrium snares $55 million, nearly year after DVX release

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    Datrium secured $55 million in Series C financing as it approaches the one-year anniversary of the general release of its flagship DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines.

    The new financing – led by New Enterprise Associates – raises the funding total to more than $110 million since th…READ MORE

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  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

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  • SD-WAN handles fleet management and passenger services

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    Driven by traffic congestion, pollution levels and rising infrastructure costs, the future of public transport is being technology-enhanced on many levels. Thus major initiatives include: Mobile Internet access; GPS and intelligent fleet management; App-driven taxi and shared car services and; …READ MORE

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  • IBM Bluemix touts 'easy button' for DevOps deployment pipelines

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    IBM delivered its Bluemix Continuous Delivery service this week – it is now generally available on Bluemix Dedicated, IBM’s virtual private cloud offering, as well as its public cloud as of last month.

    News that the DevOps deployment pipeline automation service has come to the virtual private env…READ MORE

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  • How to handle security fatigue in IoT

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    As our lives continue to become more virtual, people have become inundated with messages to constantly keep up with securing their cyber-profiles, from changing passwords regularly and never using the same one twice, to setting up multiple-step verification for online accounts. However because of th…READ MORE

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  • Hyper-converged systems: Questions for CIOs

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    Hyper-converged systems are drawing a lot of interest. The main reason is simplicity. They bring together all the necessary data center components in one package — computation, storage, networking and virtualization. So the systems are easier to buy, implement and manage than traditional infrastruc…READ MORE

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  • It's up to IT to make end-user computing easy

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    It’s part of IT’s job to deal with end users who aren’t tech-savvy. The latest research says it may be a bigger part of the job than most people realize.

    About two-thirds of people aged 16 to 65 have poor or worse computing skills, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperati…READ MORE

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  • It's no use complaining about IT-illiterate MPs - the tech community needs to step into politics

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    Twice in the past week, the UK government has passed legislation despite overwhelming concerns from the technology community.

    The Digital Economy Bill – a mostly sensible attempt to update laws around the digital economy – was waved through the House of Commons in the face of warnings from pr…READ MORE

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