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.
There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.
I believe WAN technology is becoming less about products but more about capability due to the rise of cloud services and the use of the Internet.
A few…READ MORE
Under the ACA, there are tax credits for individuals, families, and small businesses in order to _____ that insurance is affordable for everyone.
Which is correct?
Explanation: All of these words have to do with “making an outcome …READ MORE
The German arm of Microsoft started banging the drum for retirement and replacement of Windows 7 last week in a fascinating blog post. It’s entitled “Windows 7 Supports Ends in Three Years.” (German original, open in Chrome, then right-click and select translate.) The post seeks to make several int…READ MORE
If you’re a politics fan and have some time on your hands, there’s some new rabbit holes to go down that give you a great opportunity to compare two Presidents.
First, the Internet Archive has set up an archive of more than 500 hours of Trump footage dating back almost ten years. Think that w…READ MORE
For me the idea of serving as an employee has always felt a bit surreal.
I did not want a day job.
From my first technology job I wanted to build something for myself, to strike out on my own.
I’ve been freelancing for nearly two years now.
I still do not want a boss, or to have to be in…READ MORE
Rosetta Stone knew CDs alone wouldn’t cut it in the digital age. The language-learning company now helps people roll their Spanish R’s and sort out der, die and das in German with cloud software, available to them online and on their smartphones.
It’s something out of the digital transformation s…READ MORE
This week, video game company ZeniMax accused Facebook-owned Oculus VR of stealing some of its key intellectual property and then using it for designing Oculus VR headset. In Searchlight, Associate Site Editor Brian Holak talks to analysts to find out what implications the lawsuit could have on ente…READ MORE
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What should we expect from the storage industry in 2017? Check out several predictions in this week’s roundup.
1. Enterprise storage market poised for more disruption in 2017 – Carol Sliwa (SearchStorage)
CTOs share enterprise storage predictions for 2017. Cloud…READ MORE
Hyper-converged infrastructure has been a rapidly rising star of the storage and datacentre scene in the past year or two.
And it is predicted by Gartner that that rise will continue, with hyper-converged product sales set to more than double by 2019 to around $5 billion.
As that happens, acco…READ MORE
Collaboration tools platform company Jive Software is staging JiveWorld17 in Las Vegas once again and the firm (as previously) is marking out its developer track as a dedicated conference block under the name JiveWorld17//Developers.
Harness the social context
With the upcoming release of Jive 9 …READ MORE
The hype around DevOps can make it sound like the real value comes from faster time to deployment. But this misses the real benefit around maneuverability, argued Michael Nygard, an enterprise architect with Cognitect. “We talk a lot about velocity, but not so much about acceleration, which is the…READ MORE
Non-profit to Next Leverage Metalogix for SharePoint Cloud.
The Theotokos Foundation has deployed Metalogix’s Essentials for Office 365, in order to regain control and streamline the ongoing management of its client services and internal operations content. In doing so, the non-profit can bette…READ MORE
Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations have reported a data breach in the past two years.
Healthcare data breach…READ MORE
Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system. The purpose is to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently. Within information techn…READ MORE
Cisco’s 2015-2020 Visual Networking Index Report forecasts there will be 1.5 mobile devices per capita by 2020. And the number of connected devices (including M2M modules) will be 11.6 billion, exceeding (by then) the world’s projected population of 7.8 billion.
In 2015, mobile app revenue was $6…READ MORE
While much of the storage market is stagnant or down, data protection vendor Veeam Software said it grew revenue 28% in 2016 by expanding its business into enterprises and the cloud.
Veeam, a privately held company, this week reported its financial results for 2016. It claimed $607.4 million in…READ MORE
Everywoman has announced the women who are finalists in the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards.
The Awards are held each year by Everywoman to showcase and celebrate the many women who are making a difference in the technology sector.
Women of all levels across the IT sector are acknowledged …READ MORE
Software supply chain automation company Sonatype is hanging out the flags to celebrate the fact that it has experienced a 300 percent growth in the use of its Nexus Repository over the past three years.
The reason for the growth? The firm thinks it is down to growing concern about security v…READ MORE
Whether you read my site, SearchCloudApplications, another of the TechTarget family of websites, or any of the seemingly trillions of sites that write about application-development technology, three items stand atop the heap of coverage: containers, microservices, and APIs.
For the moment, let’s …READ MORE
The BBC News today carries the news that HMRC has just realised that current plans to move 38,000 staff into 13 regional centres may be “unrealistic” . The intention to move from 170 local offices to shared city centre “Government Hubs” and regional “Mini-hubs” was announced some time ago. Accordi…READ MORE