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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 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


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.


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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Red Hat gets (even) more API-ish, acquires 3scale

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    Question: which multi-national enterprise software vendor HAS NOT acquired an API management specialist in one form or other over the last 18 months? Answer: umm, well, not many. As is the way then, Red Hat has announced plans to skewer 3scale.
    Kebabish… API-ish
    Let’s not forget, Red Hat acqu…READ MORE

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Keeping your SAP application data all spic and span

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    I have a confession to make. The confession is that I love to get mired in funny sayings, words and colloquialisms.

    In particular I like to look to the origins or etymology of words and sayings to determine if the original meanings still hold true.

    I also love the concept of automation and…READ MORE

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  • Eliciting high-quality data science from non-traditional sources

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    Data image via FreeImages
    By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)

    I’m a pragmatist. I like to think that you are what you do. So it you look, walk, and quack like a data scientist, you’re a data scientist, aren’t you?

    This is not a metaphysical inquiry. As we encourage more people to acqui…READ MORE

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  • Ten cloud conferences to pencil in for 2016

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    Cloud conferences and events are the perfect place to gain more industry knowledge and sharpen your skills. For the remainder of 2016, there are numerous opportunities to grow your networking base and meet top influencers. IT pros of all roles and experience levels can benefit from what cloud confer…READ MORE

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  • About DevOps and Bernie Sanders

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    Yes, you read that title right. Too bad I can’t take credit for the pairing.

    Way back when I worked for a daily newspaper, the most exciting times of all were of course the election cycles. The late nights, the meet and greets, the feeling of change in the air…good times.

    It’s another electi…READ MORE

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