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Amazon made yet another company acquisition this week. This time they bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Journalists are talking about this merger could resolve some issues in food supply. The general idea there being that there are neighborhoods in the US that don’t have easy access to a grocery…READ MORE
Big data isn’t new to anyone or any industry, and its impact is challenging everyone. The internet of things didn’t exist when the term information explosion was first used in the 1940s. It was used to try to quantify the growth of data generation and consumption. It wasn’t however until October…READ MORE
Boys and older trolls are elbowing girls and older women off the Internet, just as they used to elbow them off computers in schools in the 1980s. During the first, and most successful, campaign to encourage girls to consider IT careers (1988 – 94) it was found that the biggest problems came at puber…READ MORE
IBM Storage has closed the loop on its Transparent Cloud Tiering software by adding it to IBM DS8880 arrays for archival storage of mainframe data.
The Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) microcode update for IBM DS8880 all-flash arrays became official last week following a June 9 soft launch. The …READ MORE
A keynote starting at 5:30 pm, are these people insane? No it turns out they’re not and Nutanix isn’t – this is the way of things these days and you can do a whole afternoon’s sessions beforehand as well.
Enterprise cloud company Nutanix staged the USA leg of its .NEXT exhibition and conference t…READ MORE
With a tech-savvy population and a smartphone penetration rate of 150%, Singapore’s adoption of digital payments is abysmal. Cash is still king in the city-state, especially in the heartlands where credit cards are accepted only if you spend a certain sum.
There are a few reasons for this. For …READ MORE
I feel a little sorry for Caroline Nokes, announced this week as the latest minister responsible for digital government – the third to take on that mantle in less than a year. She’s clearly a diligent MP, ranked by MySociety in 2014 as the best MP for responding to constituents. She’s been invol…READ MORE
Microservices is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of connected modular services. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Convergence toward a microservices architectural style does not start at the technology level; it requires organizational change….READ MORE
I admit it: I got tired of waiting for Windows Update to include my lone holdout PC in the April Upgrade to Version 1703. Given that it was officially let go on April 5, and today is June 28 (12 weeks to the day), I hope this doesn’t come across as over-eager. I don’t think it is, at any rate. Here…READ MORE
Some employees fear that computers will take over their jobs with the _______ of machine learning, but that is not the case.
Both verbs raise and rise mean “to elevate” or “go up.” However, their primary difference is that …READ MORE
Running SSRS with the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB databases has been supported for a while now. If however you want to use scheduled delivery of reports you need to do some extra stuff to make this work.
The first thing that you need to do, if when setting up the SSRS instance you nee…READ MORE
Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health issue. This week, SearchHealthIT takes an in-depth look at the six imperatives laid out by the cybersecurity task force.
The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task For…READ MORE
Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In short,…READ MORE
Just recently I’ve found my self repeatedly working through a location, location pattern.
The pattern consists of changing to another folder. Running some code and then changing back to the original folder – assuming you can remember it.
I then rem…READ MORE
As we continue down the road of digital transformation, we’re seeing the lines between the physical and digital worlds become increasingly blurred. IIoT — or the invisible and ambient computing environment comprised of a network of smart sensors, cameras, software and massive data centers — has be…READ MORE
New Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, cofounder of SanDisk, who took over just in April, is apparently wasting no time: The company has shut down its Lexar primarily consumer division and is looking for ways to sell it.
“Micron Technology today announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar retail rem…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
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.
BlackBerry’s reinvention as a software company isn’t going so well.
The BlackBerry software business shrunk in the first quarter, falling short of analysts’ expectations in the process. Those results came just days after the company announced a slew of enhancements to Enterprise Mobility Suite, t…READ MORE
The following is a transcript of an interview between TheServerSide’s Cameron McKenzie and Azul Systems’ CTO Gil Tene.
Cameron McKenzie: I always like talking to Gil Tene, the CTO of Azul Systems.
Before jumping on the phone, PR reps often send me a PowerPoint of what we’re supposed to talk ab…READ MORE