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 U.S. Securities and Exchange commission announced last week that global banks Barclays and Credit Suisse would pay a record total of more than $154 million to settle allegations over “dark pool” trading. In other recent GRC news, retailers continue to face EMV chip hurdles months after new payme…READ MORE
With Super Bowl 50 kicking off Sunday, there is one team behind the scenes that plenty of mobile users in the stadium will be counting on — and it’s not the Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers.
With 80,000 fans using their phones to message, share content and more during the game, the Wi-Fi co…READ MORE
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency and now hospitals are on alert and prepping for any incoming cases, and the public is being informed of symptoms and proper precautions to take.
Although technology helped in tracking the spread o…READ MORE
Unified communications will soon reach its “use by” date, and the next evolution of enterprise communications is around the corner, analysts say. But what exactly is coming next?
UC has reached maturity — in terms of language and technology — since entering the market in 2005 and will hit its “…READ MORE
By Ed Scannell and Nick Martin
The bloodletting at VMware has begun.
Reports published over the past several days about the company laying off as many as 900 of its 18,000 or so employees are proving correct, as dozens of affected workers are posting about their experiences on a message board….READ MORE
It wasn’t that long ago that endpoint security was viewed as an afterthought (and some might argue that for a lot of folks, it still is). As enterprises and security managers scrambled to shore up the perimeter defenses and protect the corporate network, it felt like attending to the security needs …READ MORE
Cloud infrastructure offerings increased in resiliency in 2015, assuaging the fears of many businesses looking to switch some applications or transition production IT entirely to the cloud. Enterprises want to save money while retaining the same performance, which cloud providers aim to deliver. Gra…READ MORE
Were you caught off guard by Facebook’s abrupt announcement on Jan. 28 statement that its Parse mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) was going to be shut down? You’re not alone. And we’d like to hear from you.
Outrage on the Twitter #parseshutdown page didn’t take long to get revved up. Developers…READ MORE
Okay, nobody thought that a merger the size of October’s marriage between EMC and Dell would be done this soon. But there’ve been a number of bumps in the road that are making some analysts – and, possibly, customers – concerned.
This past week, EMC held its quarterly earnings call, and t…READ MORE
In the year ahead, businesses are looking for new ways to analyze data and new tools to help them, according to Goutham Belliappa, an analyst with consulting firm Capgemini.
In particular, Belliappa is looking at ways businesses plan to monetize their data, analyze data from Internet of things-co…READ MORE
It’s wise to pinch a grain of salt on any study released by a software or service provider.
With that said, it’s worth considering one bit of data in a report issued this week by Dimension Data, an IT service provider in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report said that contact centers aren’t meas…READ MORE
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First off, let me say congratulations to our two winners from January’s activity contest: ToddN2000 and Subhendu Sen. Here were the final standings:
ToddN2000: 1,760 points
Subhendu Sen: 510 points
TheRealRaven: 445 points
AjitK29: 305 points
Times change and often leave us bewildered and it is more true of electronics & computing technology than many of the other fields. It was just the other day that an interesting discussion ensued with some of the erstwhile CIOs and veterans of the industry. We were recapitulating our experienc…READ MORE
Now I know this exam isn’t the most highly regarded exam for networking, it is basically an entrance exam to networking, but please don’t take it lightly, Networking can be an intimidating subject. Network+ is an exam that is 85 questions long, 5 scenarios (performance based), some drag and drop, an…READ MORE
I’m finding that more and more my role here is going to be to point you to great thinking that’s going on about thought leadership. I didn’t know about Haydn Shaughnessy until this week, but I’m adding him to my blogroll today and suggest you do to.
Just this one quote from him is enough …READ MORE
The trend of high profile hacks continued in 2015, with big names including Experian, Ashley Madison and Uber joining the list of victims. An IBM study now estimates the average cost of a single breach at $3.79 million for business.
With businesses facing an ever present and growing threat from c…READ MORE
The CIO had spent almost 5 years in the position thriving and surviving all the uncertainties of business and change in management. He had done well to build a reputation with business leaders with his can do attitude and ideas helped them win in their playing field. Technology vendors loved him for…READ MORE
Changing the names would be easier, but if you’re not comfortable lying, try only making friends with people named Alice, Bob, Carol, etc.
This file is from xkcd.com. Content from xkcd.com is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license. Details and usa…READ MORE
Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys!
One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came recently from, of all places, the automobile industry. I refer to the emissions-rigging escapade of …READ MORE
Business analysts and data scientists no longer restrict themselves to internally produced data that comes from IT-managed production systems. For their analysis they use all the data they can lay their hands on and that includes external data sources. This is especially true for tech-savvy analysts…READ MORE