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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Were you affected by the recent Yahoo data breach? Find out what you should do to keep your Yahoo account safe in this week’s roundup.
1. Yahoo breach leaves 500 million accounts compromised – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Yahoo confirmed it was the victim of…READ MORE
StorageCraft will use its new analytics technology to tell its customers to stop backing up certain data.
That’s right, the data protection vendor wants its customers to back up less. And StorageCraft’s acquisition of Gillware Online Backup from Gillware Data Services this week will help it do…READ MORE
The news that internet company Yahoo had information stolen on a half billion accounts in 2014 is further proof of this simple truth: Hacks are widespread and increasingly spectacular.
To counter the escalating and ominous threat of costly data breaches, companies need strong defenses in place, s…READ MORE
IBM recently held its customer event, Edge, is Las Vegas. Although totally new announcements were a little thin on the ground, there were various items that are newsworthy.
Starting with the old. IBM continues to bang the ‘Innovation’ drum that it has been banging for the best part of twenty…READ MORE
The Cisco ASA Appliances offers failover in following states
By default Cisco ASA Appliance performs stateless failover and in this mode of operation, the Active Unit does the following
Synchronizes its configuration with the standby unit.
EMC is dead. Long live Dell Technologies. With Dell’s acquisition of EMC finalized earlier this month, it may seem like the end to a very long, long, long story. But although the merger is complete, there are still a quantity of potential Dell-EMC fallout to occur.
Layoffs. Reports are that 2,…READ MORE
Budget to Rise 10%
A typical IT & Telecom budget for a medium sized wholesaler, with 100-999 employees, is around £1m. This budget is due to increase by 10% between 2014 and 2019. Staff and software are going to be the fastest growing components at just under 20%. Hardware is due to d…READ MORE
Whenever you plan you can look into these key considerations to start business pṛocess automation. One thing is there that you must take a note of. That it is not possible to automate every process.There has to be a proper assessment. And this is true for each process. Some processes might not be …READ MORE
LAS VEGAS — There have been some years at VMware’s annual VMworld conference where the company sold more sizzle than steak when introducing new technologies and their associated roadmaps. At this year’s show here this week, the company had some steak to work with — but forgot the sizzle.
In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime – albeit nearly always reimbursed, having “only” suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle to get the cash to survive until they received a new card. Earlier this week we learned that on-lin…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
SQLSweet16!, Episode 7: Install Option for Instant File Initialization
SQL Server on Xeon Phi?
VMware Announces Alliances and Strategies for the Internet of Things
Unlike some traditional IoT applications, which typically feature endpoints equipped with sensors as the primary source of data collection, geospatial technology leverages GPS/GNSS location networks to collect data streams before transporting that data to be processed in the cloud.
In units of ti…READ MORE
It’s one thing to read about Windows 10 problems. It’s another thing entirely to live them through oneself. I follow the action at TenForums.com closely because it’s a timely and reliable source for Windows insight and intelligence. That’s why I knew what I was seeing after installing the latest Ent…READ MORE
IBM developers can now build apps with Apple’s Swift programming language.
The Bluemix Runtime for Swift hit general availability this week, about seven months after its introduction at IBM InterConnect. It allows developers to use Swift on IBM’s Bluemix platform to build and deploy native iOS ap…READ MORE
When Anndorie Cromar received a call from Child Protective Services that they were coming to take her children away, she was flabbergasted. She was unaware that her medical identity was stolen and was used by a pregnant woman to cover pregnancy costs at a nearby Utah hospital. The agency took custod…READ MORE
Two new modules of DSC resources are available:
A number of updates to existing resources have been made available.
Details from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/09/21/dsc-resource-kit-september-release/…READ MORE
The news that Yahoo suffered a security breach affecting half a billion users has heads shaking and critics justifiably slamming corporate security practices once more.
We seem to be stuck in a recurring pattern of breach, blame, mea culpa, forget, repeat – and each time the scale of the incide…READ MORE
When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 last week, with no headphone jack, and its wireless earbuds, it was sketching out a future in which devices connect – to other devices, to the internet, to people — without cords. And though consumers were the target of the San Francisco event, it was the future…READ MORE
Noisy neighbor is a phrase used to describe a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant that monopolizes bandwidth, disk I/O, CPU and other resources, and can negatively affect other users’ cloud performance. The noisy neighbor effect causes other virtual machines and applications that share the infr…READ MORE
There’s a reason why open source is surfacing with so much prevalence at the enterprise layer… and that reason is data.
This is the opinion of Michael Grinich, CEO and co-founder of Nylas — the firm produces Nylas N1, an extensible open source mail app for Mac, Windows & Linux.