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The DeepSpec Workshop

June 14, 2016 - In January I read a news report about the DeepSpec project that is being developed by a few universities through a NSF grant. The press release had some bold claims, specifically that this project might be the answer to many people’s dream of bug free software. I had as emotional reaction to that. Ever since...... READ MORE

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  • Social Media Strategy of an Organization

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    Social Media is a wonderful platform to showcase your organization in a digital manner. You need to have a social media strategy for your organization to step in an organized and structured manner in the cumbersome world of social media. The key is to remain simple and straightforward. If you are ab…READ MORE

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  • Too many Windows 10 releases????????

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    The last couple of days have seen some incredibly stupid headlines but one that caught my eye was someone from the “computer press” whining that there are too many releases of Windows 10.

    Unbelievable

    What part of the Windows Insider Preview program does this person not understand?

    You…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway6,470 pointsBadges:
  • Retro gaming on open source 2048 console

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    Retro gaming in the open source vein could be on the upswing this season. Creoqode is the London-based technology design company behind 2048, the DIY  game console with retro-style video games and visuals that is also supposed to help users  learn coding.

    Behind the name… the 2048 is so na…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater8,615 pointsBadges:
  • What effect will Brexit have on the ICT industries and professions?

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    After the meeting of the European Council next week we will have a clearer idea of whether the Brexit vote will lead to a positive relationship with a reformed European Confederation. If Juncker’s public statements are to be taken at face  value, we face an acrimonious quicky divorce to stop the co…READ MORE

    Philip Virgo3,155 pointsBadges:
  • Dropbox tools strengthen enterprise bid; how to stop micromanaging

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    Dropbox is looking to brighten its enterprise allure with its new collaboration tools and partnerships. Can they help the file-sharing company solidify themselves as a force in enterprise collaboration? In this week’s Searchlight, Site Editor Fran Sales gets analysts’ takes on Dropbox’s strategy and…READ MORE

    Brian Holak1,360 pointsBadges:
  • The DeepSpec Workshop

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    In January I read a news report about the DeepSpec project that is being developed by a few universities through a NSF grant. The press release had some bold claims, specifically that this project might be the answer to many people’s dream of bug free software. I had as emotional reaction to that. E…READ MORE

    Justin Rohrman1,290 pointsBadges:
  • Security and value-based care hot topics at HIT Summit

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    The first day of the two-day Health IT Summit in Boston was filled with speakers and panels addressing value-based care and cybersecurity. Most of the audience at the summit, about half, were health IT professionals and administrators while the rest consisted of security and privacy professionals, a…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee1,185 pointsBadges:
  • QCon New York Sessions - Incident Response with Etsy

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    “Incident response – what makes it so terribly difficult?” – John Allspaw at QCon New York

    “Anomaly response does not happen the way we might imagine it does,” John Allspaw, CTO at Etsy, said in his opening keynote presentation at QCon New York, “Incident Response: Trade-offs Under Pressure.”…READ MORE

    Fred Churchville705 pointsBadges:
  • Tools: Handling NirLauncher Updates

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    Nir Sofer is a prolific developer of great, free Windows utilities. As I blogged here in December 2014, he bundles his most popular tools into a runtime collection called NirLauncher. Just recently, I noticed that numerous elements in my copy of NirLauncher have been updated, so I started looking in…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel7,350 pointsBadges:
  • Magical analysts bemoan mobile development sluggishness

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    After all the fuss, after all the efforts to push forward the ethos of mobile-first, after all the “I am a developer, therefore I am a mobile developer” mantras that we have laid down… magical quadrilateral analyst firm Gartner has said that mobile application development is not quite what it shou…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater8,615 pointsBadges:
  • TRUMPF secures IIoT data transportation with relay software

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    Industrial internet of things applications help manufacturers better understand their machines and apply predictive maintenance to forgo unexpected downtime. Achieving this easily — and securely — is critical. But machines on the manufacturing floor have a funny way of not talking internet.

    Whe…READ MORE

    Sharon Shea970 pointsBadges:
  • The citizen developer has arrived

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    The combination of social media and smartphones has led to an astronomical rise in citizen journalism. People see something happen, whip out their phones, record it, post it on Twitter, and before you know it, the video is on the six o’clock news.

    The concept of regular citizens using mobile tech…READ MORE

    Eddie Lockhart675 pointsBadges:
  • Where are all the women in UK technology?

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    Since Computer Weekly launched its list of the most influential women in UK IT in 2011, the number of initiatives championing and encouraging women in technology has grown enormously. Through schools, universities, recruiters and employers, many programmes are now in place to try to address the IT d…READ MORE

    Bryan Glick2,880 pointsBadges:
  • Dell extends Nutanix hyper-converged OEM deal

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    LAS VEGAS — Dell answered one question about its post-EMC merger product lineup Wednesday at the Nutanix .NEXT conference.

    Alan Atkinson, Dell vice president of storage, appeared on stage alongside Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey to reveal Dell will extend its OEM deal to sell Nutanix hyper-converged…READ MORE

    Dave Raffo7,420 pointsBadges:
  • I'll be speaking at PASS Summit 2016

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    I’m thrilled and honored to have been selected to speak at the PASS Summit again.  This year I’ll be presenting a session titled Database Security in SQL Server 2016 and beyond. In this session we will review the new enhancements to SQL Server security available in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL…READ MORE

    Denny Cherry67,425 pointsBadges:
  • FBI Facial Database: Big and Broken

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    As you may recall, governments and government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are building giant databases of faces, using their own sources of faces, such as Department of Motor Vehicle records, and then using facial recognition software with that data to help identify cr…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher7,265 pointsBadges:
  • Ex-Thomas Cook CEO, now IBM exec Harriet Green on women in IT

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    Few female business leaders in the UK have smashed through the glass ceiling into the male-dominated worlds of the boardroom and the City as successfully as Harriet Green.

    Now running IBM’s global internet of things business, Green was previously CEO of Thomas Cook, the iconic British travel bran…READ MORE

    Bryan Glick2,880 pointsBadges:
  • CIO advice: How to build skills for a digital future

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    How to attract and retain talent for a digital future? That was the question posed by session moderator George Westerman, principal research scientist at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. Wrapping up a discussion among three business exe…READ MORE

    Jason Sparapani880 pointsBadges:
  • Bots, Automation and Jobs

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    Bots are all the latest buzzword, with all the mandatory “2016 is the year of bots” articles popping up all over the place. In some cases, people except to see bots replace jobs like call-center attendants and tech support. Still others foresee a future where they might replace many knowledge wo…READ MORE

    Brian Gracely5,920 pointsBadges:
  • Telematics, insurance and the driverless car evolution

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    The political momentum behind the connected future enabled by the internet of things (IoT) is clear, writes Jonathan Hewett of Octo Telematics. Increasingly we see insurance positioned at the frontline of this technology shift as players across the auto industry recognise the key role it will play a…READ MORE

    Alex Scroxton4,090 pointsBadges:

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