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.
File transfer speed is always the name of the game and transferring files onto a faster flash drive is no exception. That’s where the Kanguru e-Flash drive really shines.
The e-Flash drive is unique in that it has a USB connection on one end and an e-SATA connection on the other. In tests the e…READ MORE
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We’re just over the halfway point in our November giveaway contest and one user is leading the pack! Here are the current standings:
ToddN2000: 1,335 points
Clark445kent: 375 points
Deepu9321: 315 points
Brian Gracely: 285 points
Michael Larsen: 260 poi…READ MORE
HP Simply StoreIT resellers can expect to see additional resources in the program to reflect enhancements made to the vendor’s MSA storage system that were announced today.
The company added data tiering, thin provisioning and other storage capabilities to the entry-level HP MSA storage system,…READ MORE
Last week at AWS re:invent, the AWS team introduced a huge number of new products/services. A few of them are available now, but many are still in beta or won’t be available until 2015. Here are my notes from reviewing the services.
AWS continues to grow, but it does appear that t…READ MORE
Microsoft will deliver an out-of-band security update today after the update was held back from last week’s Patch Tuesday cycle.
In its advance security notification for update MS14-068, the update will address a critical elevation of privilege vulnerability. The update will affect multiple versi…READ MORE
Amazon’s third quarter earnings disappointed almost everyone, and the fact that there were so many different views about just what was disappointing makes it all the more challenging to analyze. Many said the profit picture was the problem; Amazon’s margins have been thin historically, and the…READ MORE
Microsoft made a stunning announcement over the weekend: That they are working to fix a bug – a bug that is present in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11, and one that hackers are currently exploiting.
Versions 6 through 11 presently make up approximately 55% of the browser market, …READ MORE
Smaller companies can’t afford sharepoint. But they can setup a free WIKI that their employees can use pretty much in the same way as sharepoint.
Are you running a WIKI? If so what product are you using and what are you using it for?
Hit us up in the comments below and we will have a follow …READ MORE
This last week I gave a presentation about CRM strategy. After the presentation, there were some interesting comments made by the business owners in the group I thought might be interesting to both my technical and non-technical readers. Specifically about business services workflows. After a …READ MORE
We witnessed the telecom revolution over the last two decades which altered the way people communicated with each other, a change that impacted the daily lives of people. The information technology boom and the advent of internet did something similar by significantly redefining the way people dealt…READ MORE
I sometimes forget how much of the software development world is outside the scope of Agile. A lot of organizations have to slog through thick sheets of bureaucracy and cut through yards or even miles of red tape to get the job done. In my less optimistic moments I’m sometimes tempted to believe the…READ MORE
The image below displays the inside of a USB flash drive. On the left is the flash memory chip; the controller is on the right.
A Cruzer Titanium Drive Opened after being nearly destroyed. (Uploaded by User:Nrbelex)
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3…READ MORE
Bleeding-edge users have been working with open-source Hadoop and MapReduce for a few years. Now a Hadoop-compatible MapReduce alternative known as Spark is coming online to provide a timely streaming type of analytics. Hadoop and Spark have much in common, as discussed in this episode of the Talkin…READ MORE
Integrating applications deployed in traditional enterprises or data centers with those in the cloud is a common headache enterprise architects face. Red Hat recently released OpenShift Enterprise 2.2 and new cloud services, JBoss Fuse for xPaaS (integration) and JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS (messaging) to …READ MORE
Microsoft rolled out a new feature for Office 365 business customers today called Clutter, which helps users focus on the most important messages in their inbox.
Clutter uses Office Graph’s machine learning techniques to determine which messages users are likely to ignore and moves them to the Cl…READ MORE
LAS VEGAS – zEnterprise (z196) may be doing well with its core audience according to Gartner Research VP Mike Chuba, but reaction to the platform at Gartner was shaky, and the BladeCenter Extension flat-out negative.
Chuba mentioned that IBM projects a strong Q4 on z196 sales, but an instant po…READ MORE
I have been going through an exercise with colleagues evaluating stories around Business Process Automation solutions and where they fit into the classic data movement challenge with SAP. For some years now we have taken the position that there are three areas of interaction with ERP systems like SA…READ MORE
Project Plans carry a large amount of textual data that becomes humongous in case of mid sized to large projects. Mostly this data gets lost due to heavy volume and if you need to reach to some particular data instantly, it becomes quite difficult to perform this task in an intelligent manner. Rec…READ MORE
An electronic resume is a plain text (ASCII), PDF or HTML document that provides an employer with information regarding a job candidate’s professional experience, education, and job qualifications and is meant to be read by a computer program instead of by a human…READ MORE
On the eve of the release of PCI DSS 3.0, SearchSecurity spoke with Bob Russo, SSC general manager, and Troy Leach, SSC chief technology officer, about the most important changes in the new version of the standard that debuts Nov. 7, 2013. Russo and Leach also offer their perspective on the most imp…READ MORE