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Retiring From Tech

March 22, 2017 - According to this post on ITKE, I have nine years before I start retiring from technology. The fact that software is dominated by people just out of college is not a secret. Walk into any software company and you will see that. Developers are in their 20s for the most part. The more grey hair...... READ MORE


  • Demand for telehealth services causes price increase

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    The price of telehealth services may only continue to increase in the coming years as healthcare providers and businesses are using online consultations more and more. This has not only increased the demand for telehealth services during a three year period up to 2017, according to a market research…READ MORE

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  • CompTIA sheds light on small business IT services spending

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    The market for small business IT services is large, extremely varied and challenging to address.

    Those are among the takeaways from CompTIA’s research in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, which reveals patterns in small business IT investment and business priorities. CompTIA also …READ MORE

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  • Optimisation challenges in manufacturing: avoiding swamps and siloes

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    This is a guest blogpost by Stuart Wells, Chief Technology Officer, FICO.

    Recent research by Industry Week found that 73% of manufacturing companies recognise the potential benefits of successful supply chain optimisation (SCO) projects. The same report highlights that while manufacturers have be…READ MORE

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  • Accessing an Azure hosted Availability Group from On-Prem

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    When building an AlwaysOn Availability Group that’s hosted on VMs in Azure you may have issues querying through the Availability Group name/IP address from on-prem. You won’t see any issues when running queries from inside Azure, but you’ll see issues when running queries from machines on-prem, …READ MORE

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  • Secure at the cloud - no, do it at the endpoint - Oh now, this is so confusing... Or is it?

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    Security, for a decade or so, didn’t see much in the way of true change – yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something happening, encryption became more encrypted and VPNs became more virtual, but typically same old vendor …READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …READ MORE

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  • Get-SupportedFileSystems

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    I stumbled on the Get-SupportedFileSystems cmdlet today. Its part of the Storage module and is defined as a function. Digging a bit further its from a CDXML module based on a CIM class. But which CDXML file contains the definition?
    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path ‘C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v…READ MORE

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  • NoSQL databases ride System of Engagement trend

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    Once upon a time .. access to a computer system was through an intermediary. The intermediary was an actual person – known as a machine operator or a key operator. This person worked 9-to-5, took off time for lunch, and input data into the System of Record, which was all about atomic transactions, a…READ MORE

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  • The key to application success? Usability…

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    The business has made a request to IT for something to be done. IT has done all its due diligence and has come up with a system that meets every technical requirement laid down by the business. IT acquires the software, provisions it and sits back waiting for the undoubted thanks from the business f…READ MORE

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  • Heaven is a half-wipe

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    Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park toilets are clamping down on local loo roll kleptomaniacs by rolling out face-scanning dispensers.

    But there’s a problem with this, isn’t there? Very rarely does anyone use a public toilet for the larger missions unless it’s an emergency. These machines…READ MORE

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  • Look over vs. overlook - Which is correct?

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    Optimizing an ad campaign once it’s been set up is incredibly important and is often something advertisers ________.
    A. look over
    B. overlook


    Answer: B

    While similar, the two terms mean different things. To look over something is to study it. To overlook something is to fai…READ MORE

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  • Tech Jobs: Is 45 the new 65?

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    If you’re in the 35-45 year old demographic, in the tech industry, there is a frequent conversation that you have with colleagues of a similar age. Is a mix between “What’s next?” and “How are you dealing with things?. At that age, you typically have a few common characteristics:

    A reasonably w…READ MORE

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  • What will web apps do to family board game night?

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    Since the introduction of Monopoly in the early 1900s, board games became a staple in households all around the world, acting as a huge form of entertainment even into the radio, TV and even internet era. But while many of our favorite games still live in the cardboard-box form, computers have given…READ MORE

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  • Awareness of shared-responsibility model is critical to cloud success

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    When companies move to the cloud, it’s paramount that they know where the provider’s security role ends and where the customer’s begins.

    The shared-responsibility model is one of the fundamental underpinnings of a successful public cloud deployment. It requires vigilance by the cloud provider a…READ MORE

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  • Shareprices defy online advertising cancellations

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    The Google share price took a brief hit after the stories of systemic distortion with regard to on-line advertising metrics, on which I recently blogged.  That of Facebook continued to grow.  The Twitter shareprice did not recover and continues to drift down.

    Now the UK Government has stopped a…READ MORE

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  • Google applies gamification technique to neural nets -- and optimizes its data center

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    Incorporating game mechanics into daily tasks has proven to be an effective way to motivate workers. As it turns out, gamification techniques don’t just work on us. Google DeepMind is applying the tactic to machine learning.

    Prodded by gamification techniques, artificial intelligent (AI) systems …READ MORE

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  • Welcome to Access

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    In 2012, Microsoft bet big on mobile. The company released Windows 8 with apps and a tile-based interface designed for touch devices — all in an attempt to ride the mobility wave that many experts predicted would take over the enterprise.

    That complete takeover didn’t happen. Enterprise mobility…READ MORE

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  • Amazon S3 outage: Acknowledging the role humans play in keeping the cloud going

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    The Amazon cloud storage outage provides a neat reminder about the role humans continue to play in the delivery of online services, but – when things go wrong – end-user sympathy for the plight of the engineers involved is often in short supply, writes Caroline Donnelly.

    The internet age has mass…READ MORE

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  • How Amazon S3 toppled AWS’ house of cards

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    AWS attributed Tuesday’s extended disruption to outdated processes and human error, according to a postmortem published Thursday.

    The post, which classified the incident as a “service disruption,” states that the problem started at 12:37 p.m. ET when an authorized Amazon Simple Storage Service (A…READ MORE

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  • Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

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    There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity. 
    I believe WAN technology is becoming less about products but more about capability due to the rise of cloud services and the use of the Internet.
    A few…READ MORE

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