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.
With the ability to quickly conjure up an online interactive survey thanks to software as a service (SaaS) technology, any developer or business can almost instantly start polling potentially hundreds or millions of respondents with dozens of questions. Do you really need all that data?
In theory, anniversaries are a wonderful opportunity for couples to show each other how much they care about one another. In reality they can easily end in disaster if one side of the relationship forgets the special day or lets their partner down.
Well, if Microsoft were dating its Windows 10 Pr…READ MORE
The EU-U.S Privacy Shield data transfer pact is now in effect, and U.S. cloud providers, e-commerce retailers and other companies that want to collect customer data from their European Union counterparts can start signing up to use the laws Aug. 1.
The framework, which replaces the Safe Harbor ag…READ MORE
I can see burnout on the horizon. I’m trying to back peddle, but it is still there.
I did a quick Google search on preventing burnout, and this was the top result:
Work with purpose.
Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work.
Give to others.
Take control, an…READ MORE
3D printing specialist XYZ is experimenting with uses for its printing technology, starting with the potential to print food
Computer Weekly has dabbled in the realms of 3D printing before, when the Inspect-a-gadget team attempted to use a do-it-yourself 3D printer with no previous training.
Imagine this. It’s the early years of the 20th century. While many people still get around using a horse and trap, cars have become affordable and more and more people are buying them. It’s clear to everyone that cars are going to replace horses in the next decade. And it’s equally obvious tha…READ MORE
Pokémon Go, the augmented reality smartphone game that sets players collecting virtual animals from real locations around the city, may seem like an ephemeral craze, as cyclical as the trading card game on which it is based … but it might just be the beginning of an AR platform for smart cities, …READ MORE
General manager of Arch Graduates, Harry Gooding, explains why he went from recruitment to creating the perfect tech workers for the job
It’s no secret that currently the tech industry is suffering from a skills gap.
Computer Science graduates claim they cannot find work, and industry claims…READ MORE
It’s all hands to the cloud platform pumps over at the OpenStack community this month. For one, Mirantis (a software, services and training company) is buddying up with Google and Intel to develop Fuel, the leading lifecycle management tool for OpenStack.
What is OpenStack Fuel?
Fuel is an open s…READ MORE
The BrackWust Bot looks like it could become hotter than a hot potato this summer. The Bot was recently used at the 53rd Stallwächter-Party of the Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin to continuously grill German bratwursts on a regular gas grill all by itself.
According to its inve…READ MORE
Data integration and analytics company TIBCO has released Mashery Enterprise API, essentially a piece of API management software supplied as a SaaS subscription.
What is API management?
In actuality, API management isn’t about the ‘manage’ function i.e. is denotes software intelligence capable…READ MORE
The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE
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Do you think the chief data officer role is overblown? Find out why the CDO role is in a current state of flux in this week’s roundup.
1. The chief data officer’s dilemma — CDO role in flux – Jack Vaughan (SearchDataManagement)
How to balance data safety with inno…READ MORE
It is impossible to recover lost time. Once a moment passes, it’s gone. Time is especially at a premium in the business world, so end users can’t waste it sorting through a sea of mobile data to find the information they need.
Mobile data analytics grants IT the power to deliver the right data to…READ MORE
Is Continuous Integration a toolset, a process, or a change in culture and expectations? The longer CI is around, the more it becomes apparent that all those elements must work together to make a real impact. Agile has been successfully used as a project management methodology in the technology …READ MORE
At the beginning of the year I blogged on NetApp’s long and winding road to gaining all-flash products that could compete with the market leaders in performance terms. The occasion for that was the NetApp acquisition of Solidfire.
In it I speculated that NetApp had, since the advent of flash in e…READ MORE
It seems that virtual machines (VMs) are so last year. A new ship has sailed in and docked – it’s a container ship and it is full of Dockers (as well as Rkts and Mesos). The idea of containerisation is taking hold – the promise of a lighter means of dealing with applications enabling much high…READ MORE
The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC).
Broadcom (part of Avago Technologies) this week made available to OEMs Emulex Gen 6 FC host bus adapters (HBAs) that…READ MORE
This week, the U.S. and the European Union approved Privacy Shield. If you haven’t already heard, it’s the set of laws that replaces Safe Harbor, the overturned laws that governed the transfer of Europeans’ data across the Atlantic. Privacy Shield has a similar aim to Safe Harbor, but it also has mo…READ MORE
If Pokémon Go was the bubonic plague, we’d all be dead. Even if you’re not playing yourself, you’re probably in a room with someone who does. At the time that this post is being written, current estimates float somewhere around 9.5 million daily active users.
Some enterprise mobile app developer…READ MORE