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Should you be worried about the cloud after the latest outage? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Azure outage drudging up concerns about cloud’s capabilities – David S. Linthicum (SearchCloudComputing)
Microsoft is the latest cloud provider to suffer…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
I was at this conference where one of the streams focused on Internet of Things or as some speakers preferred to call it Internet of Everything. Every speaker had statistics on the number of “things” that will connect to the Internet and communicate with other devices or the Cloud; the number ra…READ MORE
A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider.
Brian Stevens, former Red Hat CTO, has reportedly been hired by Google as the vice president of cloud platforms. Ste…READ MORE
T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”
In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE
Rules are an integral part of daily life, we’re governed by them continuously and yet they are an aspect of the way businesses function that these days are becoming increasingly automated.
Implementing business rules effectively hinges largely on how a given organization chooses to tackle rules …READ MORE
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
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…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
Holy market consolidation, Batman!
We’ve known for a while that the volume of cloud provider mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has been growing at a decent clip, but I was still surprised to see them come so fast and furious this week from three big providers. The reported deal values weren’t j…READ MORE
I always enjoy going to Agile conferences, big and small, but this year Agile2014 was especially rewarding. I learned so much and got to spend (not nearly enough) time with some old friends while meeting more than a few new ones. I’d like to take the time to thank a few of these new friends for real…READ MORE
The editors at TechTarget have been hard at work organizing our schedule for VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, which is just around the corner.
We put together a short video on what you can expect. Enjoy!
Two big reasons the Kindle Fire will be a runaway success: Amazon’s marketing and market muscle.
According to the online retailer, Black Friday 2011 was the best ever for Kindle device sales (which include its line of eReaders); Amazon sold four times as many Kindles as it did last year. While Am…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
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
Windows Server admins can expect September to be a light month of Patch Tuesday security updates.
In its advance security notification, Microsoft outlined four security bulletins to be released next week. There is only one critical bulletin, and the other three are important.
The month’s lone …READ MORE
Add a ribbon like interface to your Excel project quickly and easily with this free add-in. And for developers, source code is included and open to inspect or modify.
What is the Dynamic Toolbar?
The Dynamic Toolbar is a floating UserForm configured by entries in an XL table. It l…READ MORE
This is an interesting topic to discuss. There’s still a lot of companies that enforce anti-virus procedures (and after working help desk I can see why). However, is there an actually real need for it? I proclaim not really.Anti-virus software in itself is a scare, in that they provide “facts”…READ MORE
What a strange, weird and often times confusing week in San Francisco. As always, it’s great to be able to reconnect to such a broad community. But it definitely highlighted that our industry as at a crossroads in many dimensions.
Before the show there was a massive earthquake outside of San Fran…READ MORE
SAP HANA has been taunting me for some time now. it’s like this mythical creature that i could never put my finger on, and whenever i used to attend a seminar, all information they used to through at us was mind boggling to me (you could guess that am not a SW guy).
i work in a Tier 1 Internatio…READ MORE