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“Companies with standout supply chains take an end-to-end view…READ MORE
Microsoft Inspire, the company’s renamed annual partner conference, concluded this week in Washington, D.C. Here are several things I learned over the course of three days:
The Microsoft cloud partner base keeps growing
Microsoft says it has some 64,000 cloud partners at the moment and is ad…READ MORE
A video of yesterdays ISOC England round table on Fake News is now available on-line. It is unedited and therefore begins, as do most webcast events, with some embarrassing technical problems but stay with it. It was a good disucssion, ably stirred by Maria Farrell with points emerging that I have n…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Yasmeen Ahmad, director of Think Big Analytics, Teradata.
In recent years, the hype of big data has fuelled board and executive level awareness of the value to be gained from data driven opportunities, a big step from when data did not even appear on the corporate agen…READ MORE
At a recent roundtable event organised by Esri UK, representatives of the North Wales police force, Wessex Water and the Environment Agency talked about how they were using geographic information systems (GIS) in their work to provide Operational Intelligence (OI).
The focus of the discussions re…READ MORE
What’s known as multicloud IT operations today often involve more than just cloud computing. A company might have data and applications with several cloud providers — on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, on a developer-friendly platform as a service and on an …READ MORE
It’s easy to think every organization has DevOps on the corporate brain but in reality, interest in — and commitment to — Agile remains high, particularly in the enterprise space. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to do. And it doesn’t mean DevOps isn’t having an impact.
With Agi…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post by Bob Reselman, a nationally known developer, system architect, writer and editor. You can read more of his work at DevOpsAgenda.com.
Serverless computing is all the rage among developers, and with good reason.
A serverless environment is the new vista in modern appl…READ MORE
However organizations choose to interpret the meaning behind digital transformation, there is at least one thing that appears consistent: it’s got business decision makers thinking about their integration middleware.
A survey report titled The Great Middleware Transition put out in cooperation be…READ MORE
Some employees fear that computers will take over their jobs with the _______ of machine learning, but that is not the case.
Both verbs raise and rise mean “to elevate” or “go up.” However, their primary difference is that …READ MORE
Many organizations are implementing digital transformation initiatives to boost productivity, cut costs and increase revenue. But how do organizations ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives? The answer may lie in unified communications and collaboration, or UCC.
In a recen…READ MORE
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Wow – we’re officially halfway through 2017. As usual, the ITKE community stepped up its efforts in last month’s activity contest. Here were the final standings:
ToddN2000: 2,720 points
Subhendu Sen: 2,590 points
TheRealRaven: 1,005 points
Alex456: 345…READ MORE
Tech ambassador Detective Dot, created by Bright Little Labs, is a member of the Children’s Intelligence Agency – but how can the CIA be used as a platform to engage kids with Stem?
I attended a brainstorming session to help Bright Little Labs founder and CEO, Sophie Deen, figure out just that….READ MORE
Data preparation as it is applied to deep learning is a topic under discussion these days, as data engineers and scientists try out new machine methods for prediction. In comparison to garden-variety BI, deep learning applications can require significant pre-processing. This became clear as the T…READ MORE
Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In short,…READ MORE
More than 70 vendors will be involved in the NVMe flash market by 2020 and the market will be worth $57 billion. Meanwhile, nearly 40% of all-flash arrays will be based on NVMe drives by 2020.
That’s according to research company G2M, which has predicted a compound annual growth rate for NVMe-b…READ MORE
CNet Training and Anglia Ruskin University invited Ahead in the Clouds along to their recent boot camp to lead a two-way discussion with its Datacentre Leadership and Management students about how to address the industry’s skills gap. Here’s all you need to know about what got discussed.
IT storage has become a critical decision point for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Without the right storage solutions, SMBs run the risk of being overwhelmed by spiraling data growth, which can negatively impact IT costs, complexity, security and availability. At the same time, SMBs face the …READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
Inspect-a-Gadget heads to London Tech Week to meet UMA, a conversational AI chatbot for the workplace.
“It’s good to talk,” assured Bob Hoskins in the famous ’90s ads. The campaign – credited with delivering £5 billion during its run – helped ease the transition from British Telecom to B…READ MORE