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.
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Should new index columns be in the key, or included?
IT books that should be on your shelf
Database Mail … and then the SMTP Server changed
Session State Provider fo…READ MORE
Several friends and I got into a discussion of the famous IBM Model M keyboard. Unicomp still makes those keyboards, starting at $79. And while Wikipedia says, “Unicomp has had difficulty making them profitable because they rarely break, and most retailers will not stock such an expensive keyboard,”…READ MORE
The forty something company SAP has changed it’s branding logo and now it is all gold.
Just the like the messages that are coming from CEO Bill McDermott and User Experience labs in the form of products like Fiori and Personas, everything is much simpler and changing the way the brand is presente…READ MORE
Luckily we still have power as I write today’s column. The winds have been gusting to about 55MPH and the rain is lashing the windows of my office. In some ways, it’s akin to being at sea without the added fear that we might capsize. Regardless, the power and Internet are still up and I’m typi…READ MORE
If you have dreams of developing executive dashboards in Excel, you need this add-in.
Add double click drilldown to PivotCharts
Drilldown Results Management
Use just one worksheet for all drilldown requests to end drilldown clutter
Embedded Chart Expand/Res…READ MORE
It’s not uncommon for IT and business leaders to want to reap the benefits of having employees collaborate amongst each other, but the same perspective isn’t always seen when it comes to sharing technology resources. Those decision-makers need an attitude adjustment when it comes to shared workloads…READ MORE
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Are Docker and Microsoft a match made in heaven? Find out in this week’s roundup?
1. Microsoft tries Docker containers on for size – Ed Scannell (SearchWindowsServer)
Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will…READ MORE
At least a couple times a week, colleagues or people within the industry will ask for career advice. What should I do next? Should I work for this company? Where do you think the industry is going next? What’s the next cool technology to learn? I’ve written about this a couple times before. It’s nev…READ MORE
Mark your calendars, Windows Server admins — Ignite is coming.
In a blog post that went live today, Microsoft said the official name of its new conference is Microsoft Ignite. The conference is scheduled to take place May 4-8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, and CEO Satya Nadella will be the event’s …READ MORE
In order to reduce the propagation of unstable routes also known as flapping routes, in BGP Protocol one can use the BGP feature called Route dampening. A route is considered to be flapping when its availability alternates repeatedly. Since BGP routing tables are huge, it’s not practical send thos…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
Here at ITKE we’re trying to enrich your experience and create even more relevant discussions. Therefore, I’m moving my posts over to the Security Corner blog for a bit to see if the additional posts and fun stuff that’s coming in from Ken Harthun make you smile.
Find both of us over there for …READ MORE
Data architecture and cloud were strangers at first, as security concerned IT. That will change, said reporters in a compelling rendition of the Talking Data podcast….READ MORE
Which is correct?
Call __________ if you have any problems setting up the new modem.
myself or Gerald
Gerald or myself
Me or Gerald
Gerald or me
Gerald or I
I or Gerald
First of all, when you speak of yourself and another person…READ MORE
Denodo Express, a free data virtualization tool with a graphical user interface-based studio, is the latest product offered by Denodo Technologies, Inc. Denodo Express connects with and integrates on-premises, in the cloud, structured, unstructured and big data sources. These sources are then delive…READ MORE
Almost 3.5 years ago, I started writing this blog and today represents my last post. At the time, I wanted to explore the cloud-mobile connection, and I still believe to this day, that while each can exist on its own, they work so much better together. That much hasn’t changed since I wrote my first…READ MORE
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…READ MORE
Firebrand Training is delighted to announce the second winner of the Free Training for Life (FTFL) competition. A prize estimated to be worth over £1 million*.
Starting today, Mario Henkel will gain access to a lifetime’s worth of free training courses and exams from Firebrand. He’ll be able t…READ MORE
When it comes to great crime thrillers set in colocation facilities, it’s tough to find one better than Michael Connelly’s “The Scarecrow.” It’s also difficult to find one that’s worse, mostly because no other books come to mind.
It’s fair to say fiction writers have neglected the c…READ MORE
Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data.
The latest McKinsey Quarterly, celebrating its 50th anniversary, suggests we need a significantly upgraded “Management intuition for the next 50 years”, explaining that “the collision of te…READ MORE