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I’ve been doing this software engineering thing for nearly 25 years now. During all but maybe the last five years, I’ve used just a few common design patterns and building blocks to do most of my work. I’m oversimplifying a bit, but I have to admit that the building blocks were pretty similar across…READ MORE
Whose concern is it whether your customers derive a business benefit from using your product or service? At Signavio, a vendor of business process management software, it’s the customer success manager’s.
You might be thinking, Who’s that now? Jim Smith, senior customer success manager at Signavi…READ MORE
Mendix Atlas UI is a low-code tool intended for software application developers who find themselves bereft of any perceptible level of ‘front-end’ development or UI design skills.
Atlas can be used to define a standardised design language (to promote design best practices) across multiple au…READ MORE
Open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has joined the Eclipse Foundation – and it has done so for a reason.
Hazelcast’s primary focus will be on JCache the Eclipse MicroProfile and EE4J.
In particular, Hazelcast will be collaborating with members to popularize JCache, a Jav…READ MORE
Hitachi Data Systems is no more.
It has been rolled into a new division, Hitachi Vantara. That is, HDS, with its largely enterprise-focussed data storage products has been joined with the Internet of Things-focussed Hitachi Insight and the analytics arm, Pentaho.
The premise for the move is t…READ MORE
With corporate network evolution focused on performance, adaptability and lower cost, it begs the question: Can the corporate SD-WAN network optimise on outcomes? Can corporate managers translate desired business outcomes into network performance requirements? Some solution elements are well known: …READ MORE
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it has deemed outside of its purview. The changes have been made in accordance with the 21st Century Cure…READ MORE
Growth in Dell EMC all-flash storage is one of the bright spots in what remains a tough slog for legacy array vendors.
Dell Technologies on Thursday reported consolidated revenue of $19.6 billion for the last quarter. That’s up 2% on a quarterly basis and 21% year over year. Gross margin as a p…READ MORE
Banks are scaling down their branch networks at an increased pace.
Banks have put a lot of money behind fintech and to retain branches would appear a contradiction.
But as branch closures continue there will be a tipping point for all customers in that when the nearest branch is too far away t…READ MORE
Whenever I attend a software conference, I always like to survey the exhibition floor to discover what the latest trends, fashion or fad is that’s taking over the industry. At the 2017 Gartner Software and Solutions conference, held last week in Las Vegas, the dominant theme was once again DevOps fo…READ MORE
Sometimes, one needs a Windows image file for research or repair purposes. It’s easy to grab current Windows ISO files from the Download Windows 10 page at Microsoft. But when it comes to older images, some improvisation may be necessary. In February of this year, I blogged about one such tool — na…READ MORE
Conferences, no matter the size all have one thing in common, they all require the same thing to run from Breakfast until Dinner for the day (or multiple days) that the event runs. That thing they need to run on is cash. The less expensive the event is to the attendee, the more the team running the …READ MORE
Robots should be ideal at home or in the workplace, right? These fully co-operative, obedient and reliable machines should make all our lives easier, right? They can’t think for themselves, they can’t make decisions for themselves, they can’t take out the human race, right?!
Whether or not …READ MORE
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From ransomware to mergers & acquisitions, it was a busy year in the data protection market. Check out this year’s top trends and news in this week’s roundup.
1. Data protection trends: Ransomware, M&A deals dominate news – Paul Crocetti (SearchDataBackup)
A question came up regarding my recent post about using the file system COM object to get folder sizes. The question was about the folder path and how you could see the whole path. In other words how to avoid the truncation in the display and the three dots.
When PowerShell displays objects it wi…READ MORE
Another AWS re:Invent has come and gone, with another slew of new products to delight its fans. But in the cloud, can there be too much of a good thing?
The user conference was bursting at the seams this year, with 43,000 people shuffling in controlled chaos between six hotels that spanned two mi…READ MORE
MongoDB is an open source NoSQL database management system that is known for its scalability. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“MongoDB streamlines development efforts, freeing up developers who were formerly doing back-end design to focus on other tasks.” – Jack Vaughan
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The digital transformation business often focuses on the front end of the enterprise: customer-facing applications and, in general, initiatives geared to improving the customer experience.
But behind the scenes, enterprises rely on a number of back-office systems that may need their own bit of tr…READ MORE
In this guest blog post, Naser Ali, head of solutions marketing for EMEA at Hitachi Vantara, explores the use cases and benefits for using cloud bursting in the enterprise.
When NASA needed to process petabytes of data from its Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2), it expected to wait 100 days a…READ MORE
Congratulations to everyone on Computer Weekly’s 2017 list of the most influential people in UK IT – our task of choosing 50 people becomes harder every year.
It’s clear from analysing this year’s UKtech50 that technology is rapidly taking an ever more influential position in the public a…READ MORE