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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.


What to Expect From A Round of Funding

April 27, 2017 - I was talking with a friend last week about some shakeups at the company he is working for. This is a fairly well established company in Nashville, but they aren’t profitable yet and are in the process of taking another round of funding. This friend is seeing some instability in the company and is thinking...... READ MORE


  • Oracle nudges enterprises towards using Docker

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    Oracle has pushed itself further into the Docker community by allowing developers to now pull images of their flagship databases and developer tools through the Docker Store.

    Effective immediately, developers can pull images of Oracle products including Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java …READ MORE

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  • Automate, but not for the sake of it

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    In Singapore, where labour is scarce and expensive, automating work processes to improve our productivity and free up time for higher-value work seems like a no-brainer.

    Yet, it is only in recent years that more companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, in the city-state are heedi…READ MORE

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  • Can Google Books Turn Into Spotify for Books?

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    Isn’t it cool how you can search for a genre of music, run across a new-to-you recording artist, decide you like them, then be able to listen to a whole lot of their work? And then if you like them, you can buy their CDs or higher-quality recordings and keep them forever?

    Wouldn’t it be cool …READ MORE

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  • Partitioned Tables and ColumnStore

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    ColumnStore indexes are all the rage with data warehouses. They’re fast, they’re new(ish) and they solve all sorts of problems when dealing with massive amounts of data.  However they can cause some issues as well if you aren’t very careful about how you setup your partitions on the ColumnStore ind…READ MORE

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  • Can DWP meet its revised 2022 target for completion of Universal Credit?

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    In the run-up to the last UK general election in 2015, the Labour Party’s then shadow employment minister Stephen Timms pointed out that the target completion date for the Universal Credit welfare reform programme had “slipped four years in four years”.

    In July last year, the secretary of s…READ MORE

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  • Flyover country: Making data center market growth great again

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    Your data center provider is more likely than ever to have a southern drawl or Midwestern lilt.

    The Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest are among the fastest growing data center markets in the United States, according to year end 2016 data from Synergy Research Group. This illustrates how data cent…READ MORE

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  • Data science and AI share similar needs

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    Data science and artificial intelligence are converging toward one another, as businesses look to leverage anything they can to get a leg up on the competition.

    In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, we take a look at how enterprises can support these two trends. While they may initially se…READ MORE

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  • How messaging platforms disrupted the UC market

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    These days, disruption and innovation entwine like a hashtag. As an example, Slack and other messaging platforms have ruffled the unified communications market with a new way of working and collaborating.

    Several factors have sparked the success of messaging platforms and disrupted traditional UC…READ MORE

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  • With vCloud Air sale, VMware clears cloud computing path

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    With the sale of its long languishing vCloud Air offering this week, VMware found a way to step away from the product that has had an uncertain future for quite some time.

    The company sold its vCloud Air business to OVH, Europe’s largest cloud provider, for an undisclosed sum, handing off its vCl…READ MORE

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  • Desktop virtualisation dilemmas: Solving the VDI blame game

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    In this guest post, Kevin Cooke, product director at desktop virtualisation software provider Liquidware Labs, explains how CIOs and IT departments can avoid playing the blame game when working out why their VDI projects are not going to plan.

    The move to virtual desktops, whether full on-premis…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Raising girls as people

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    In this guest post Frances Burton, security services group manager at education technology solutions charity, Jisc, explains what it’s like to be a “woman in technology” and why we should be raising people rather than raising girls.

    Apparently, I’m a woman in technology, although I’ve never thoug…READ MORE

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  • Cisco clears the fabric for NVMf as Fibre Channel reaches 32Gbps

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    The recent announcement by Cisco of 32Gbps capability in its MDS 9700 Director switch and UCS C-series server products means the two major storage networking hardware makers are now able to offer the next generation of Fibre Channel bandwidth to customers; Brocade already did last summer with its Ge…READ MORE

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Choosing a handheld mobile computer to improve warehouse operations

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    In this contributed blog post Paul Reed, regional product manager for Zebra Technologies discusses the technologies retailers should be choosing to increase warehouse productivity.

    In recent years, the dramatic increase in online shopping has had a huge impact on the retail industry. Long gone …READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips. This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in order to ac…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (4/17 - 4/24)

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    Do you approve of the Windows 10 Creators Update? Find out why many IT professionals were disappointed in this week’s roundup.

    1. Windows 10 Creators Update features fall short for IT – Ramin Edmond (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

    IT pros hoped for more advanced secur…READ MORE

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  • Bringing Royal Mail into the Internet Age

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    Last week I used the appeals for support for the forthcoming demonstration in support of the CWU Campaign to halt the closure of the SE27 Sorting Office to illustrate how Royal Mail appears to be exiting the Internet Delivery market – albeit probably by accident rather than design. It has been sugge…READ MORE

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  • Beware the AI black box

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    A guest blog by Matt Jones, Analytics Strategist at Tessella 

    Big tech vendors have been piling into analytics and now AI. IBM’s Watson has been charming the media with disease diagnosis and Jeopardy prowess, and Palantir has been finding terrorists. Other major vendors such as Oracle and SAP…READ MORE

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  • RSA Conference 2017: Are software regulations coming for developers?

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    Security expert Bruce Schneier dragged an uncomfortable but very real possibility into public view during RSA Conference 2017, and it should have developers of all types pondering a very grim future full of software regulations.

    Schneier discussed his case for internet of things (IoT) regulation …READ MORE

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  • Apple, SAP iOS SDK hits the shelves for enterprise developers

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    Apple and SAP have followed through on their promise to deliver a new iOS SDK that allows developers to build business apps based on SAP back-end technology.

    With the new developer toolkit, out this week, developers can create apps using Apple’s Swift programming language and connect them to SAP …READ MORE

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