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By Priyanka Ketkar and Kelly Stewart, Editors
Early adopters of Apple iOS 11 are unable to send Microsoft-provided email using the native Mail app.
Apple and Microsoft both issued statements yesterday, the official launch date of the new operating system, acknowledging the iOS 11 Mail app prob…READ MORE
At the Autotask Community Live 2017 conference this week, managed service providers got some words of advice from former president Bill Clinton.
Clinton, the 42nd president who was in office from 1993 to 2001, delivered a keynote address at the Autotask event, discussing topics ranging from his …READ MORE
HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new chief digital and information officer (CDIO), Jacky Wright, appears to be an excellent appointment.
She’s spent six years in senior roles at Microsoft, most recently at its Redmond head office near Seattle. Previously she was a CIO at BP for three years,…READ MORE
Remember the guy who got put in jail for contempt for forgetting his hard disk drive encryption passwords? He’s still in there, and doesn’t have any prospects for getting out anytime soon.
Francis Rawls, a former sergeant in the 16th district of the Philadelphia Police Department, was accus…READ MORE
Barracuda makes physical and virtual backup and archive appliances and has embraced the cloud as a target, as well as cloud-to-cloud backup and archiving for services such as Office 365.
But it is now working on adapting cloud orchestration to enable customers to build their own cloud disaster re…READ MORE
Government agencies know they need to do a better job of using data-driven insights to offer better services — and their smartphone-connected constituencies won’t let them forget it.
“We’re all digitally empowered, so our expectations rise practically continuously — they never really stop risin…READ MORE
GE’s software will run on Dell Technologies hardware from now on – but most enterprises don’t care much about big-name endorsements.
A Dell-GE deal last week made Dell the primary IT infrastructure supplier to GE for hardware and services, spanning servers, storage, backup, client products, per…READ MORE
The topic of diversity in the technology industry has been on many people’s minds of late – especially following various reports of sexual discrimination in the Silicon Valley tech scene and the infamous Google Memo.
With the media also focussed heavily on issues such as pay parity, it came a…READ MORE
AWS customers can add graphic acceleration to instances, but with little flexibility. To change that, the cloud provider has finally fulfilled a promise from early last year, with Elastic GPUs that fit enterprise needs.
Developers attach Elastic GPUs to Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to bo…READ MORE
Scott McCarty, head of technical product marketing for containers at Red Hat, thinks we all just need to get along, and for that to happen we need to understand each other better.
With that in mind he’s pulled together a list of 10 tech terms the business side needs to understand. Perhaps you’ll …READ MORE
The DCMS Press release headlined “The Great British Broadband Boost” needs to be put in context. The “boost” comprises £465 million clawback from BT (because take-up was greater than that on which the BDUK contracts were based) plus £180 million underspend (the amount below contract actually spe…READ MORE
Breaking your monolith out to a distributed architecture is certainly a complex task. But having a solid perspective of what microservices are at a basic level can go a long way in terms of forming your migration and development strategies as you shift to this new architectural paradigm.
We asked…READ MORE
There’s really nothing new under the sun when it comes to addressing security vulnerabilities in code. While there has been a great shift in terms of how server side application are architected, including the move to the cloud and the increased use of containers and microservices, the sad reality is…READ MORE
It doesn’t seem that long ago where there were three main focuses on data security:
– Hardware/application security
– Database security
– Document management security
Each had its own focus; each had its own problems. Layering the three approaches together often left gaping holes thr…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE
At the beginning of 2016, we asked our panel of experts on the SearchServerVirtualization Advisory Board to gaze into their crystal balls and offer predictions for virtualization trends in 2016. These predictions came hot on the heels of Dell announcing its acquisition of EMC, so it’s no surprise th…READ MORE
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September 1st – the unofficial start to fall. And with that, a new activity contest is here too. But before we get started, let’s take a look back at last month’s contest. Here were the final standings:
Subhendu Sen: 2,540 points
ToddN2000: 2,510 points
The office of the future, as viewed through rose-tinted augmented reality glasses.
A new film from augmented reality outfit Meta paints a vivid picture of how the office of the future may no longer be dominated by banks of monitors.
The video, which features the firm’s second-generation aug…READ MORE
Now that the aftershocks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have subsided, I think we can distill everything we’ve learned into a nutshell: It’s all the systems administrators’ fault.
Forget the National Security Agency, the developers of the EternalBlue exploit, and the hackers who packaged t…READ MORE