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Which is correct?
The complexity of replacing some legacy systems with new desktops depends on the antiquity of the systems that are still _______.
Extant means “still existing.” Extent refers to the degree of something. The wor…READ MORE
Data storage has many fundamentals, but a key one is the idea that what we store should be or form part of a single, reliable copy.
This is what is being strived for in concepts such as the file system, with its locking mechanisms to ensure the integrity of a file as it is worked on, for example….READ MORE
Cisco runs a program known as Cisco Champions, which purely runs on nominations, one can either nominate himself/ herself or someone whom they see as experts in Cisco Products and Technologies. Cisco expects the potential Cisco Champions to actively share their knowledge, expertise and thoughts in t…READ MORE
Tableau currently has a comfortable relationship with a number of data preparation vendors, most notably Alteryx. But that hasn’t stopped the popular data visualization vendor from developing its own self-service data preparation tool, known as Project Maestro, set to be released before the end of t…READ MORE
Tweets, facebook posts and blog posts can be powerfull things. The have the ability to sway peoples opinions of others, to drive people to buy software, to sell stock, and to make bad decissions.
Posting cranky posts just to get clicks views and retweets does nothing useful but show that all yo…READ MORE
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How should organizations prepare for cloud computing technologies in 2018? Check out six different routes in this week’s roundup.
1. Cloud computing technology for 2018: Transform or die – Joel Shore (SearchCloudApplications)
Oracle roadshow keynoters count six al…READ MORE
This past week the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced their “Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program”, with 32 distributions or platforms being on the initial list. This allows companies to validate that their implementations do not break the core Kubernetes API implementations, alo…READ MORE
LPT (Life Pro Tip): When you move from an apartment, take your child pornography with you.
Carpet installers in an apartment in Beaumont, Texas, found three SD cards in an empty closet. “As they started carpeting a bedroom in the vacant apartment on June 5, 2013, workers found something odd tuc…READ MORE
Cloud seeding is a strategy for uploading large amounts of data to a cloud storage service. Transferring a sizable amount of data to the cloud can take days, weeks or even years. Continued…
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“Tape provides a great means of cloud seeding. Data is dumped to tape and then shipped …READ MORE
In this guest post, Ross Brewer, managing director and vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at cybersecurity software supplier LogRhythm, makes the enterprise case for using artificial intelligence (AI) in the fight against cybercrime.
Organisations face a growing number of increasin…READ MORE
If you are in product development, you would be well aware that in addition to stability, scalability, and usability, security is the fourth pillar of functionality. These four components, in fact, have become an integral part of the basic functionality of any product, project, or service. Security …READ MORE
Changes in smartphone purchasing trends have hurt Samsung.
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 in the last two weeks of the third quarter of 2017, around the same time as Apple released its three latest iPhone versions 8, 8 Plus and X. Samsung mobile sales decreased by 6% for the quarter. Why? Bec…READ MORE
MAKE is a free utility for assembling nearly completed Excel VBA projects or updating existing projects in seconds.
I use this tool for corporate Excel development whether VBA is required or not. I designed it to support best SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) practices. It encourag…READ MORE
Like VoIP optimisation I’ve been blogging about recently, so I’ve been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late ’90s.
The former, AKA Load-Balancing and Application Delivery Control (ADC) was historically very hardware oriented; sure, all the intelligence w…READ MORE
Cloud and mobile computing are driving demand for a never-ending supply of new applications as enterprises move toward digital transformation, which is driving demand for more developers.
Coding boot camps have entered into the equation, providing an influx of new developers. In fact, Coding Dojo…READ MORE
The United Kingdom is a prisoner of geography. It is part of Europe. Unlike the rest of Europe it is, however, protected from invasion by a natural barrier, the English Channel. There is no natural barrier between Brussels and Moscow other than a few rivers. The imperative behind the “The European P…READ MORE
The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE
Alongside Splunk’s annual event Splunk.conf runs the software firm’s learning and certification course, Splunk University, where in 2017 I spent a day learning how to use Splunk to deep dive data and improve my big data skills.
As is common with third party software deployments, firms usuall…READ MORE
In conjunction with last week’s IT Nation 2017 conference, hosted by PSA vendor ConnectWise, numerous vendors in the MSP software space launched integrations with the ConnectWise platform.
The integrations support ConnectWise’s vision of building an expansive ecosystem of third-party integrations…READ MORE
With so many natural disasters in the news this year, many enterprises have thought about their approach to disaster recovery — and whether their plan is foolproof.
The cloud provides many benefits for disaster recovery (DR), and enables an enterprise to safeguard its data across multiple region…READ MORE