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.
This sort of question comes up a lot. And there’s a lot of it-depends built into the answer, so I’ll try and break this down a little bit for you. Be warned, we’re going to be talking about NUMA and other hardware-y things here for the most part.
You wants 1×6 (one socket, 6 cores…READ MORE
Churn rate is a measure of the number of customers or employees who leave a company during a given period. It can also refer to the amount of revenue lost as a result of the departures. Continued…
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“Turnover is a reality in any organization, so it’s wise to have a pipeline for …READ MORE
Misspellings, suspicious hyperlinks, abnormal sender address, no attempt at personalisation. The classic signs of a phishing email? Or a botched marketing email from IBM promoting — wait for it — a cyber security webinar?
Updated 24 May 2017 with comment from IBM press office.
One week ag…READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a press release. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security officer at HHS, announced this news at a forum in April. The cybersecurity center will be called the Healt…READ MORE
Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In shor…READ MORE
Online marketplace Etsy is under growing investor pressure, following a drop in share price, to cut costs. But will embracing public cloud do the trick?
Etsy is one of a handful of household names enterprises regularly name-check whenever you quiz them about where they drew inspiration from for t…READ MORE
WhereScape is a data warehouse automation firm.
But what does that mean?
WhereScape is the company name. Data (in its plural form) and datum (in singular) we will take as read. A data warehouse is a federated repository for all the data that an enterprise’s various business systems collect and…READ MORE
The lack of a major cyber security event is seen as one of the reasons for the indifference towards cyber security in many organisations. That event took place recently, with the WannaCry ransomware affecting organisations in over 150 countries. While basic cyber hygiene could prevent similar atta…READ MORE
May 16th and 17th 2017 saw Eskenzi PR stage its 11th 2-day IT Security Analyst Forum, as usual, in London. The morning of the second day (which was a Wednesday) was the customary CISO (chief information security officer) roundtable. A coming together of 20 or so IT security leaders from blue chip UK…READ MORE
Google last week announced Android security features that continue to heighten the company’s enterprise mobility game.
Enterprise security features from the big mobile operating systems, Google Android and Apple iOS, have been a hot topic for years. Now, with BlackBerry down for the count and cyb…READ MORE
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What do you think about how Microsoft remediated the EternalBlue vulnerability? Find out why experts believe it was poorly handled in this week’s roundup.
1. Vulnerability remediation of WannaCry flaw raises concerns – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Between patch…READ MORE
Violin Memory – an all-flash storage pioneer whose trials and tribulations we have followed here – finally hit what just about rock bottom for a tech company in the past months.
That is, Violin was declared bankrupt and in January was auctioned off over a period of three days with the winner …READ MORE
It’s easy to read too much into any party election manifesto, but the Conservatives’ plans – should they win the election, as the polls suggest they will – offer plenty of scope for speculation around the next steps for digital government.
Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer was closely in…READ MORE
Test automation is not as far along as we’d thought, Agile and DevOps aren’t making software development easier and management is still everyone’s biggest problem.
Those are just some of the results of a survey done by software test company LogiGear. And this wasn’t just any survey — 10 years ag…READ MORE
Top 10 Sectors Account for 70% of Total Spend.
Public administration tops the spend on IT & Telecom by large UK enterprises (1000+ employees). In 2017 public administration contributed over 20% of all such spend. The top 3 spenders represent almost a half of the UK outgoings. This i…READ MORE
Kubernetes on OpenStack deployments — how popular is it really?
OpenStack Foundation leaders cited the organization’s annual user survey as evidence that a combination of OpenStack and Kubernetes — specifically, using an automatically provisioned OpenStack infrastructure to deliver server, net…READ MORE
AWS has made it a priority to win over customers in the database market, specifically Oracle shops. And the public cloud provider has a new weapon in that battle — an upgraded primary database conversion tool.
The AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) now supports NoSQL databases, enabling develo…READ MORE
Next week at Interop 2017 in Las Vegas, I’m giving a talk about managing containers. The focus of the talk is to look at the expanded interactions that are required as engineers move from having a single container, running on their laptop, to moving it into production. It looks at how much develope…READ MORE
Following is the concluding part of David Pate’s vision of a new manager in today’s competitive environment. You can read the first and second posts by clicking on respective links.
Now, data from all these sources can be tapped and integrated into a single display—effectively a management HUD …READ MORE
About fifteen years ago, while covering application performance management, I had the great good fortune to meet Brend Harzog. Application performance in that first distributed age was like an onion — one with layer after layer that had to be peeled away in order to find the root cause of bottlenec…READ MORE