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Uncharted Waters by Matt Heusser

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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.


Frame control: The key to moving up the career ladder

August 25, 2016 - You might remember some of the product announcement keynotes that Steve Jobs delivered at the end of his career. Just as you thought the presentation was over, Steve would say “oh, and just one more thing”, and introduce product, like the iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Each of these took a technology that already existed but cumbersome...... READ MORE


  • Ransomware is reaching for new targets. Protect thyself.

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    No doubt you’ve read news stories about individual consumers, police departments, and now even hospitals having their computers and data victimized by ransomware , an exploit in which the attacker “kidnaps” and encrypts the victim’s data, demanding payment for the decryption key. As a developer, is …READ MORE

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  • Hazelcast: building through 'modularised' efficiency

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    Hazelcast is an open source in-memory data grid with 500,000 installed nodes and over 16 million ‘node starts’ per month. The firm has now announced Hazelcast 3.7 which is claimed to be 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully modularised version of Hazelcast.
    Each client/language…READ MORE

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  • How to break up GDS without breaking up GDS

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    The Cabinet Office and its latest recruit – new Government Digital Service (GDS) chief Kevin Cunnington – are adamant that GDS will not be broken up.

    Cunnington told us so in his first blog post of his new job. The Cabinet Office said that the controversial change of leadership “categorical…READ MORE

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  • IBM, Cisco add Watson to edge

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    Cisco and IBM said they’d work together to add Big Blue’s Watson artificial intelligence and analytics technology to Cisco’s edge devices.

    The alliance reflects Cisco’s strategy to push more intelligence to the edge of the network, eliminating the need to push the data to the cloud, said Mike Fla…READ MORE

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  • In the fine print: Dissecting a cloud service agreement

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    Without a cloud service agreement, public cloud users would be in the dark about crucial factors related to cloud performance, security and data privacy.

    Like any contract, though, cloud service agreements aren’t the easiest documents to digest; their length and complexity can tempt even the most…READ MORE

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  • Emerging tech trends point to new era of digital business

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    Talking SMAC, an acronym for social, mobile, analytics and cloud, is so yesterday. Instead, if CIOs want to be fashion forward — technologically speaking — they should start talking artificial intelligence, machine learning and software-defined security, an approach that relies on software rather …READ MORE

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  • Top 10 VMworld session picks for 2016

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    If there’s one piece of advice I’d give to first-time VMworld attendees, it’d be to sign up early for breakout sessions. VMworld’s 2016 Schedule Builder goes live July 19, and you can expect the most popular sessions to reach capacity soon after. If you don’t want to be waiting in the overflow line …READ MORE

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  • How the Earlham Institute is showcasing female Stem role models

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    The Earlham Institute is working hard to break down preconceptions about who can have a Stem career, and Rob Davey and Peter Bickerton took the time to tell Computer Weekly how.

    In the lead up to Computer Weekly’s annual women in IT event was international women’s day, and many organisations…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (8/15 - 8/22)

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    Who’s winning the cloud wars? Find out who takes the top spot in this week’s roundup.

    1. Latest Gartner ranking: Who’s winning the cloud wars – Jason Sparapani (SearchCIO)

    AWS, Azure and Google score big in the latest Gartner ranking. But don’t just go by good gra…READ MORE

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  • Taking a look at the CDO – Chief Data Officer, that is

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    A visit to the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium  was a springboard for musing upon a leadership role that emerged in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street debacle. Back then, the question was ‘where is your data?’ The question now is ‘where are you going with your data, and can a…READ MORE

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  • Netskope nabs another patent for CASB technology

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    Netskope recently obtained a second cloud security patent for its CASB platform, one that could prove extremely beneficial in an increasingly competitive cloud security market that puts a premium on intellectual property.

    The CASB startup was awarded another patent earlier this year for technolog…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell is Open Sourced

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    For those of you that have been at PowerShell events over the last few years you’ll have heard Jeffrey Snover state that he wanted to take PowerShell to other platforms.

    Now its happened

    Jeffrey has announced that an ALPHA release of PowerShell is now available for Linux and Mac.  Currentl…READ MORE

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  • Not set in concrete - tailoring IoT to the business

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    Tailored services and personalised advertising is great isn’t it? People and organisations are no longer bombarded by things they are not interested in or can not respond to, only those things that are relevant.

    In theory that’s what all the cookies, search histories and other smart stuff…READ MORE

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  • Will GDS see another mass exodus?

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    Yesterday saw the departure of another senior figure at the Government Digital Service (GDS) as Gov.uk Verify director Janet Hughes announced she is leaving.

    The news, which came only weeks after GDS boss Stephen Foreshew-Cain announced he was leaving government, is likely to cause speculation ar…READ MORE

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  • Prioritize UCC tools to support a virtual workforce

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    When planning a rollout of new unified communications and collaboration tools, organizations must view their entire workforce as virtual even if it may not necessarily be the case.

    More than half of knowledge workers routinely work from a remote location, typically from home or a satellite office…READ MORE

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  • How GDS can support the next wave of public sector cloud adoption

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    In this guest post, Jessica Figueras, chief analyst at market watcher Kable, mulls over the role of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in the next wave of public sector cloud adoption.

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) has been the subject of numerous Computer Weekly stories of late, as…READ MORE

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  • Citrix and Microsoft make a formidable mobile tag team

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    The battle lines have been drawn in the enterprise mobility management market.

    On one side we have the AppConfig Community, whose member vendors want to standardize mobile application management (MAM) through the use of built-in features at the operating system level. Standards do a lot to help I…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • The Analytics Battle: agility vs. governance

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    This is a guest blogpost by Ajeet Singh, CEO, ThoughtSpot

    Despite the recent rise in data analytics as a “topic du jour” the concept has been around for over a century. “BI” as we think of it really gained traction in 1989, when then-Gartner analyst Howard Dresner popularized the term “…READ MORE

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  • August Activity Contest

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    Wow – last month’s activity contest was one for the ages. Three community members were neck-and-neck up until the last day of July. Here were the final standings:

    ToddN2000: 6,055 points ($200 Amazon gift card)
    Subhendu Sen: 5,050 points ($100)
    CharlieBrown…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh47,940 pointsBadges:

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