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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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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.


Music City Agile and PAST

August 24, 2016 - I attended and spoke at the first run of Music City Agile last Wednesday. Music City Agile is a one day conference themed around, your guessed it, agile software development. A sister conference, Music City Code ran the following Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Jim Benson ran the opening keynote on Post-Agile Stress Disorder (PAST). Jim...... READ MORE


  • Emerging tech trends point to new era of digital business

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    Talking SMAC, an acronym for social, mobile, analytics and cloud, is so yesterday. Instead, if CIOs want to be fashion forward — technologically speaking — they should start talking artificial intelligence, machine learning and software-defined security, an approach that relies on software rather …READ MORE

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  • Top 10 VMworld session picks for 2016

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    If there’s one piece of advice I’d give to first-time VMworld attendees, it’d be to sign up early for breakout sessions. VMworld’s 2016 Schedule Builder goes live July 19, and you can expect the most popular sessions to reach capacity soon after. If you don’t want to be waiting in the overflow line …READ MORE

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  • How the Earlham Institute is showcasing female Stem role models

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    The Earlham Institute is working hard to break down preconceptions about who can have a Stem career, and Rob Davey and Peter Bickerton took the time to tell Computer Weekly how.

    In the lead up to Computer Weekly’s annual women in IT event was international women’s day, and many organisations…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (8/15 - 8/22)

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    Who’s winning the cloud wars? Find out who takes the top spot in this week’s roundup.

    1. Latest Gartner ranking: Who’s winning the cloud wars – Jason Sparapani (SearchCIO)

    AWS, Azure and Google score big in the latest Gartner ranking. But don’t just go by good gra…READ MORE

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  • Cisco ASA FirePOWER deployment options – Series 2

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    Cisco ASA FirePOWER module can be configured in promiscuous monitor-only mode also known as passive mode. As the name suggests, in passive mode the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module does nothing to the traffic passes through it. Rather the ASA just forwards a copy of the packet to Cisco ASA FirePOWER modul…READ MORE

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  • Taking a look at the CDO – Chief Data Officer, that is

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    A visit to the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium  was a springboard for musing upon a leadership role that emerged in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street debacle. Back then, the question was ‘where is your data?’ The question now is ‘where are you going with your data, and can a…READ MORE

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  • Many health and fitness apps lack privacy policies

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    A recent study by the Future of Privacy Forum found that the top health and fitness apps lag behind other types of apps in terms of privacy policies — only 70% of the top 100 health and fitness apps had a privacy policy, and only 61% include links to the privacy policy on the app listing page.


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  • Softchoice: Windows 10 adoption elusive among customers

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    With Windows 10 having celebrated in July its first year on the market, service provider Softchoice has found a scant presence of the OS within its client base.

    Softchoice’s recent study of its clients’ IT environments, which looked at more than 400,000 Windows-based devices at 169 North American…READ MORE

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  • Netskope nabs another patent for CASB technology

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    Netskope recently obtained a second cloud security patent for its CASB platform, one that could prove extremely beneficial in an increasingly competitive cloud security market that puts a premium on intellectual property.

    The CASB startup was awarded another patent earlier this year for technolog…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell is Open Sourced

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    For those of you that have been at PowerShell events over the last few years you’ll have heard Jeffrey Snover state that he wanted to take PowerShell to other platforms.

    Now its happened

    Jeffrey has announced that an ALPHA release of PowerShell is now available for Linux and Mac.  Currentl…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway6,605 pointsBadges:
  • Airlines' Disaster Recovery Criticized After Outages

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    If you sell disaster recovery products and solutions, you have a big batch of potential new customers: Major U.S. airlines. Four airlines — Delta, Southwest, United, and American, which just happen to control 80 percent of all domestic travel in the U.S. — have suffered major outages in recent mon…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher8,260 pointsBadges:
  • Not set in concrete - tailoring IoT to the business

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    Tailored services and personalised advertising is great isn’t it? People and organisations are no longer bombarded by things they are not interested in or can not respond to, only those things that are relevant.

    In theory that’s what all the cookies, search histories and other smart stuff…READ MORE

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  • Will GDS see another mass exodus?

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    Yesterday saw the departure of another senior figure at the Government Digital Service (GDS) as Gov.uk Verify director Janet Hughes announced she is leaving.

    The news, which came only weeks after GDS boss Stephen Foreshew-Cain announced he was leaving government, is likely to cause speculation ar…READ MORE

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  • Prioritize UCC tools to support a virtual workforce

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    When planning a rollout of new unified communications and collaboration tools, organizations must view their entire workforce as virtual even if it may not necessarily be the case.

    More than half of knowledge workers routinely work from a remote location, typically from home or a satellite office…READ MORE

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  • How GDS can support the next wave of public sector cloud adoption

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    In this guest post, Jessica Figueras, chief analyst at market watcher Kable, mulls over the role of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in the next wave of public sector cloud adoption.

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) has been the subject of numerous Computer Weekly stories of late, as…READ MORE

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  • Citrix and Microsoft make a formidable mobile tag team

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    The battle lines have been drawn in the enterprise mobility management market.

    On one side we have the AppConfig Community, whose member vendors want to standardize mobile application management (MAM) through the use of built-in features at the operating system level. Standards do a lot to help I…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • The Analytics Battle: agility vs. governance

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    This is a guest blogpost by Ajeet Singh, CEO, ThoughtSpot

    Despite the recent rise in data analytics as a “topic du jour” the concept has been around for over a century. “BI” as we think of it really gained traction in 1989, when then-Gartner analyst Howard Dresner popularized the term “…READ MORE

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  • August Activity Contest

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    Wow – last month’s activity contest was one for the ages. Three community members were neck-and-neck up until the last day of July. Here were the final standings:

    ToddN2000: 6,055 points ($200 Amazon gift card)
    Subhendu Sen: 5,050 points ($100)
    CharlieBrown…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh47,890 pointsBadges:
  • ISPs should prepare to fight to own home Wi-Fi services

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    For many consumers, a Wi-Fi router is no more than an ugly but necessary evil to ensure they have untethered access to the internet on all of their devices, says XCellAir co-founder Todd Mersch.

    For that reason, the majority – at least 60% according to an IHS Report – are more than happy to l…READ MORE

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