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The idea of microservices appears to be quickly gaining fame among today’s enterprises, however some IT experts warn that organizations may not be “culturally” prepared to leverage this new paradigm in a way that is beneficial for their business.
“People are asking about it a lot. They’re intere…READ MORE
We all agree that strong passwords are especially necessary in today’s hack-a-day world and there are sites galore giving advice on how to create memorable strong passwords. I’ve posted more than my share of advice on this subject over the years.
One thing that has always been frustrating is atte…READ MORE
I’m getting married next year, and there is so much information to keep track of during the planning process. To help, one of the first things I did was create a shared document in Google Drive – a place for my fiancé and I to collect our DIY ideas, guest list and links to vendors’ websites.
Legislation that had allowed enforcement and intelligence agencies in the U.K. to force communications providers to store records of their customers’ activities has been shot down by the country’s highest court, but the government has nine months – til March 2016 — to rewrite the law to make …READ MORE
The legacy PBX is still a fixture for some organizations, but it may be holding them back from reaching their business goals.
8×8’s Mike Reinhart, senior product marketing manager, and David Leach, business communications consultant, discussed the shortcomings of the PBX in today’s communication …READ MORE
Platforms aren’t just for the software industry anymore.
In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), today’s connected, digital customers are looking to buy “outcomes,” or measurable results, through the plethora of channels they interact with.
Companies across industries as varied as farming,…READ MORE
Organizations embark on the digital journey with a fond hope of staying ahead of the competition. Their decision to go digital is often influenced by the desire to use contemporary technology & methods, peer pressure, persuasion of the CIO or other business heads or advise of consultants. Whatev…READ MORE
Businesses that want to build their own mobile apps often have a hard time finding qualified developers. Demand is sky-high, and they command high salaries. In this episode, our editors discuss this problem and explore other ways organizations can create their own apps. They also discuss the new LG …READ MORE
Whether or not you think Bitcoin has a future, it has a couple of very interesting technological elements that will probably have a life of their own. The aspect that everyone talks about is that Bitcoins derive their value by dint of being “mined.” It takes time, computational power, and a pret…READ MORE
The summer weather didn’t slow down anyone in the cool, dark halls of the data center. Catch up on the big news and expert advice from the past month that other data center pros found valuable.
The big picture:
Ten data center trends you need to know
These trends, shared at the Gartner IT o…READ MORE
This one has been a long time coming though never made it to the top; and then an event triggered the compilation of thoughts which has experiences spread across multiple incidents collated over the not too distant past. It is an interesting observation made by minions as well as leaders on success …READ MORE
Hadoop has become a popular and powerful platform for data storage and data processing. Data stored in Hadoop can be used by a wide range of applications and tools and for a wide range of use cases. The fact that SQL can be used to retrieve Hadoop data, has opened up the data to even more tools, esp…READ MORE
For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com from the previous month and share it with you.
In June, readers wanted to learn what tools could aid a Windows 10 deployment and what to expect from Group Policy in Windows Server 2016.
Patch Tuesday includ…READ MORE
AWS rolled out the cost management tools hinted at several months ago in its job listings, with support for budgeting and forecasts up to three months out, according to an Amazon blog post.
The new capabilities are an update to the AWS Cost Explorer tool, which previously provided only historical…READ MORE
In our monthly feature, we take a look at the pieces of content that were most popular with our readers in the previous month and recap it for you.
In June, our readers were interested in learning more about the latest version of Exchange, Exchange Server 2016, as well as the latest updates to ex…READ MORE
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Do you have issues regarding the government and data security? Well, our experts will be tacking that topic and more in our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on June 9th at 1 PM EST. Here are the questions they will be looking at:
Why do government age…READ MORE
I’ll be the first to admit that my knowledge of SAP security authorizations is lightweight.
I know enough to be dangerous but not enough to be even close to something like a ninja or knowledgeable person. If I am confounded by something invariably I have to read up about it or find a SME to h…READ MORE
When I say ‘zero budget,’ I mean working with your phone camera or a webcam. I make and edit videos for Slashdot, and a lot of them are done remotely, usually through Google Hangout. This means the video visual and sound quality are controlled by the interviewee, and it surprises me that in a world …READ MORE
Holy market consolidation, Batman!
We’ve known for a while that the volume of cloud provider mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has been growing at a decent clip, but I was still surprised to see them come so fast and furious this week from three big providers. The reported deal values weren’t j…READ MORE
Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:
It won’t buy Salesforce.
“We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE