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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.


Automation In Real Life

May 25, 2016 - Are you ready for the impending robot takeover? I’m not. Most of the automation I’ve seen slips into our frame of mind through simple business processes. Systems administrators make careers on this. When I first started working in technology, admins were automating as much as possible to make spare time for more important things, like...... READ MORE


  • Citrix: 'We have not committed' to AppConfig

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    LAS VEGAS — Citrix is considering membership in the AppConfig Community but has not yet decided to join.

    That’s the word from Manoj Raisinghani, vice president of product marketing for Citrix’s mobility platforms. He discussed the company’s thought process around joining AppConfig during an inte…READ MORE

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  • Gov. Vetoes Arizona Cloud Mandate

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    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill intended to encourage state agencies to move to the cloud –at the risk, some said, of jail time for agencies that didn’t comply. While the Arizona cloud mandate bill has failed, it may still be coming to a state near you.

    The bill, Senate Bill 143…READ MORE

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  • 'SAPple' -- Made from the best stuff on earth?

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    SAP and Apple. Apple and SAP. A good partnership offers benefits to each party. And that’s exactly what’s happening here. Let’s not forget the key third party not mentioned — cloud applications developers. For developers everywhere, there’s a lot to like.

    SAP gets a lot from this union, starting…READ MORE

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  • Powering the fourth industrial revolution

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    This is a guest blog post by Luke Whitehead, head of European marketing, Couchbase

    We’ve all heard about the digital economy: a modern economy supported by digital computing technologies. Talk of the digital economy and its endless possibilities have kept boardrooms alive with opportunity and p…READ MORE

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  • Norway live-streams Facebook's terms of service

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    If you’re at a loose end following last night’s episode of Game of Thrones – and who would have thought Ned Stark turned out to…. [watch it. Ed.] – then for the next few hours at least, you can tune into a live broadcast of Facebook’s terms of service. If you feel so inclined.

    The marathon Jack…READ MORE

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  • 'Coopetition' emphasized at MIT CIO; IT leaders talk DevOps adoption

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    Share or be left out: That was a common theme at this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. In today’s digital ecosystem, companies have to cooperate in order to compete, according to expert panelists. In this week’s Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani explores the idea of “coopetition” from this…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (5/16 - 5/23)

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    What can you learn from LinkedIn’s 2012 data breach? Check out several key lessons in this week’s roundup.

    1. Lessons from LinkedIn data breach revelations – Warwick Ashford (ComputerWeekly)

    There are several important lessons to be learned from revelations abo…READ MORE

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  • Can Enterprises Keep Up with Frequent Upgrades?

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    For many years, I worked for technology vendors in roles that involved building new products and then trying to get businesses to buy and use them. A good portion of my time was spent talking to IT organizations about all the new features we had available and why they would want to use those feature…READ MORE

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  • Perfecting the art of deploying iBPMS apps

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    Portugal Telecom’s implementation of their latest iBPMS tool, SHOP BOX, may be a shining example of how to manage enterprise software change management correctly.

    The telecommunications company, which is the largest in Portugal, was featured in our April 2016 Editor’s Choice for the implementatio…READ MORE

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  • Users, experts speak out about DCIM tools

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    Companies that offer DCIM tools position them as essential, promising a holistic view of the performance of a data center. The DCIM market went from volatile to pretty stagnant, though a buyout between two of the major vendors could jump start demand.

    There are several problems with data cent…READ MORE

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  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

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  • User Behavior Analytics (UBA) & Ransomware Analytics

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    User Behavior Analytics (UBA) enables organizations to identify suspicious activity based on how a user interfaces with systems and the environment.  Their typing style, most used commands, morning routine, the applications they use, the rate at which they work and many other facets can be analyzed…READ MORE

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  • Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov

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    The new CEO of Citrix stops by our studio to discuss his vision for the company and preview the Synergy conference….READ MORE

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  • Microsoft seeks bounty hunters to secure Nano Server

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    With the release of Windows Server 2016 due sometime in the third quarter, Microsoft is crowdsourcing its efforts to smooth out any vulnerabilities with a key feature in its next major server operating release — the smaller server deployment dubbed Nano Server — by offering a financial incentive f…READ MORE

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  • Big data drives growth in AI development

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    The development of AI had been stalled out for years, but all of a sudden there’s been a huge surge in interest. Why now? The answer is big data. It turns out big data was the missing knowledge bank that was needed to make machines truly intelligent. But now that enterprises have stashed huge volume…READ MORE

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  • Experts discuss how public cloud vendors will evolve in 2016

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    A lot has happened in the cloud market in the past year, especially concerning public cloud vendors. Some threw in the towel, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Verizon, by closing their public clouds, while others, such as Dell, conducted major acquisitions. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azu…READ MORE

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  • How can London ensure IT gender balance?

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    In this contributed blog post, Jacquelyn Guderley, co-founder and managing director of social enterprise Stemettes, discusses the London technology scene and its potential for showcasing diverse technology talent and improving gender equality.

    Guderley is also a candidate for the General London…READ MORE

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  • May Activity Contest Standings - Round 1

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    Talk about a great activity contest so far! We already have four users over the 1,000 point mark and one user, CharlieBrowne, has reached the 3,000 point goal. Here’s where we stand as of today:

    CharlieBrowne: 3,070 points
    Meghabhardwaj: 2,015 points
    Harish…READ MORE

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  • For CIOs, joining corporate boards introduces new challenges

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    Companies are becoming more reliant on technology, and that’s opening up new doors for chief information officers. Not only are CIOs sometimes touted as being next in line for CEO, but corporate boards are turning to CIOs to help them stay ahead of the technology curve.

    For CIOs interested in str…READ MORE

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  • Cloud providers pregaming Black Friday with M&A shopping spree


    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

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