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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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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.


The Agile Scorecard

October 10, 2016 - I came across a post on scrumalliance.org today describing an agile scorecard. The scorecard is a set of categories and criteria that a manager or lead might use to assess each person on a technical team after a sprint. The author suggests that this is good because it moves assessment from one or twice a...... READ MORE


  • The CIO takeaway from Gartner Symposium

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    This week, SearchCIO was at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. In Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani provides a bird’s eye view of some of the predictions from Gartner analysts, the themes that surfaced at the sessions and what CIOs had so say.

    At the Symposium, Gartner analyst Mar…READ MORE

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  • FalconStor updates FreeStor, adopts new pricing model

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    FalconStor Software took aim at hybrid cloud deployments with a new pricing model and product upgrade for its FreeStor storage virtualization and block-based data services.

    The Melville, NY-based software vendor now charges customers only for the primary copy of data – not the total storage cap…READ MORE

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  • Blue Coat Proxy Deployment methods

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    When it comes to deployment of Blue Coat Proxy SG, it can be deployed as a forward proxy or reverse proxy.

    Basically forward proxy is used proxy LAN users / Internal user’s requests to the external networks. In this mode of deployment, the Blue Coat Proxy proxies in behalf of client. Basically …READ MORE

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  • Another week, another sign of VMware adapting to a multicloud world

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    VMware made waves last week by partnering with Amazon, but another big-name public cloud integration that flew under the radar this week also highlights where the company is headed as enterprises move to a multicloud strategy.

    VMware rolled out a number of updates at VMworld Europe around vSphere…READ MORE

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  • DHS asks for tech community's help to build smart city resiliency

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    Resilient smart cities can improve public safety, but which technologies will provide the resiliency needed? And which companies are making said technologies? Even the U.S government isn’t sure.

    “One of the things that’s becoming increasingly apparent,” said Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary…READ MORE

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  • Bill Belichick does not like tablets

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    During the New England Patriots’ Oct. 2 loss, cameras caught head coach Bill Belichick throwing a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Belichick was justifiably upset with his players’ performance, but there may have been more to the story.

    On a conference call this week, the usually tightlipped coach went o…READ MORE

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  • Computer Services - Fastest Growing Component of Users' IT & Telecom Budget

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    Computer Services Spend to Rise by 28%
    Users’ computer services spend is expected to increase by 28% between 2014 and 2019.  It is going to be the fastest growing UK IT & telecom budget component.

    By 2019 the total user outlay on computer services will be £37bn.  This is considera…READ MORE

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  • data center infrastructure management (DCIM)


    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the convergence of IT and building facilities functions within an organization. The goal of a DCIM initiative is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data center’s performance so that energy, equipment and floor space are used as efficie…READ MORE

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  • Partnering with the Alibaba Cloud

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    Alibaba Cloud, the cloud service arm of China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., rolled out a wide-ranging partnering initiative in 2015. The ins and outs of partnering with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and other U.S.-based cloud providers are well documented. But what is it like to work …READ MORE

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  • Win10 AU Zooms Into Majority Status

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    Paul Thurrott reports this morning that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) is now running on a sizable majority for active users of the latest flagship version. In fact, Win10 AU zooms into majority status with 77 percent of all Windows 10-based PCs having upgraded. The progression of numbers ha…READ MORE

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  • GRC roundup: UK intelligence agencies' data collection efforts deemed illegal

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    Government intrusion of data privacy continues to be a global issue, as a British court recently ruled that UK security agencies illegally collected citizens’ data for 17 years. Also in recent GRC news: Facebook joins the list of businesses adopting the Privacy Shield framework and more businesses a…READ MORE

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  • SmartFocus: deeper into real time personalisation

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    The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog recently ran a story on real time personalisation here… and it’s a topic that appears to have provoked more interest in the subject.

    Chief science officer at real-time digital marketing platform SmartFocus is Dr Janet Bastiman. Arguing a worthy and …READ MORE

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  • A welcome change of tone from government over FTTP broadband

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    As citizens of the UK try to decipher the new thinking and emerging rhetoric of a post-Brexit-vote government and a new Prime Minister, for us in tech there is already a welcome change of tone in one vital area.

    For six years, we were constantly told by former digital minister Ed Vaizey what a gr…READ MORE

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  • Yahoo open sources NSFW neural network porn detector

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    Embattled former darling of the search wars Yahoo has open sourced its neural network porn detector software.

    The firm has explained that it is in fact tremendously difficult to automatically identifying that an image is not suitable/safe for work (NSFW).

    But says Yahoo, with the evolution of …READ MORE

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  • What about the people?

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    I’ve been a technologist all my life. I studied electronics in high school, graduated college with a BSEE, spent some years creating manufacturing machines, and have written extensively about computers and IT for decades. I’ve never really had an uneasy feeling about technology; until this week.


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  • VMware’s Cross Cloud moves aim to replicate datacentre dominance in the cloud

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    As an attendee at VMworld events for about half a decade, this one provided the clearest message I’ve yet heard from VMware.

    That’s because, in its explanation of its Cross Cloud strategy and announcement of a product set – Cross Cloud Services – lie its intentions to try to virtualise t…READ MORE

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  • Red Hat – the open source conglomerate

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    As successful companies grow, they accumulate products; new ones are developed and additional ones are acquired. Managing diverse portfolios is a challenge, not least when it comes to putting it all together on a single presentation slide to make it appear there is an overall coherent product strate…READ MORE

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  • Obscurity is not Security

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    We’ve all heard the argument that using a different TCP port number for SQL, other than 1433, is more secure.  Here’s the truth, it isn’t.  Andy said it best here in a conversation on Twitter that happened in the #sqlhelp hash tag.  If you think that hiding your SQL Servers on a different TCP por…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell Summit 2017–agenda

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    We’re finalising the agenda for the 2017 Summit. Most of the sessions are now up on the event site. Go to https://powershell.org/summit/ and click the Brochure and Registration link. You’ll be able to down load a brochure describing next years Summit and view the proposed agenda (it is subject …READ MORE

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  • Strange USB Sticks Zap PCs

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    We’ve written before about USB sticks that could set computers on fire. Now it’s not just a rumor – it’s something you can order now for less than 50 Euros. And it has free shipping!

    Ostensibly for people to test how well PCs and other devices can handle power surge attacks, “the USB Ki…READ MORE

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