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When it comes to externally-sourced data, data scientists are left to pick up the pieces. New tools can help, but let’s also address the deeper issues.
Trifacta presented at the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#bbbt) last Friday, 13 March to a generally positive reaction from the members. In a sentence…READ MORE
On the debut of the Modern Mobility Podcast, Kinvey CEO Sravish Sridhar discusses the emerging technology known as mobile backend as a service. Technology Guide’s Jamison Cush stops by to talk about the new MacBook and other Intel Core M notebooks. And editors Colin Steele and Alyssa Wood chat abo…READ MORE
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Spring is almost here so let’s start the new season with our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat! Our team of experts, including Kevin Beaver, Jeff Cutler and Ken Harthun, will be back on March 25th at 1 PM EST.
What topic will they tackle next? They will be looking…READ MORE
We don’t need MS Access to create MS Access databases. Excel’s VBA can create them. Here is sample code:
Dim oCatalog As ObjectSet oCatalog = CreateObject(“ADOX.Catalog”)oCatalog.Create “provider=’Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0′;” & _ “Data Source=C:\NewDB.accdb”
Run this code and…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
In my last post I talked about Digital Enterprises and why companies must adopt this new approach to remain competitive in today’s world. Let me now talk about methods that organizations can adopt to digitize their operations and do it in a manner that benefits the enterprise.
It is not a quest…READ MORE
There’s one big question at the heart of everything that good software project managers do. How do we develop software better? How do we improve the ways and means through which we develop software? In its time, the Agile Manifesto was a revelation to many developers. It formalized a school of thoug…READ MORE
~ From Present State to Future State – and ongoing Best State ~
Background: Organizations today, whether Fortune 500, non-profit, or government agency, are facing unprecedented challenges to their safety and surety by virtue of a fundamental pairing:
That of their total reliance on technical e…READ MORE
We discussed, in the end, about Analytics project in the previous post, from where we will take it further. If we look at the key steps of an Analytics project as below, we can very well correlate it with the project lifecycle where more or less the steps resemble with the various steps we following…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
The IT team never really gets a break — it’s the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you’re on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested servers. While the storage array quietly dedupes its backups, take a little downtime with data center com…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
Reporting by The New York Times notwithstanding, it appears to this non-lawyer that Hillary Clinton probably didn’t break any laws by using a personal email account to conduct state business. But legal or not, what should probably bother us all is that we can’t help but assume that there’s no way th…READ MORE
Any organization NOT doing an application modernization project this year is in the minority. Over 70% of businesses worldwide are modernizing their application environments to handle mobile, cloud and other emerging digital platforms in 2015, according to a recent survey.
Not only are most busin…READ MORE
In our monthly feature, we look at the Exchange content most popular with our readers in February.
Readers wanted to learn more about Office 365 Clutter and Office 365 Video, as well as the benefits of deploying a hybrid setup in Exchange.
Organize your mailbox with Office 365 Clutter
One of th…READ MORE
For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com in February.
With Windows Server 2003 reaching its end of life in five months, our readers wanted to know what options they have for moving to a new server and what they should expect to pay if they delay a m…READ MORE
As has been announced registration for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 opens on 27 February 2015. http://powershell.org/wp/2015/02/20/powershell-summit-europe-registration/
Other details on the Summit can be found here: http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-europ…READ MORE
Which is correct?
Francesco Cirillo developed the pomodoro technique in the late 1980s, when he _______ his tomato-shaped kitchen timer to organize his work schedule.
To utilize something is to use that thing for a different purpose t…READ MORE
WhatIs Word of The Day
Word of the Day
Daily updates on the latest technology terms |January 7, 2015
flape and floud
FLAPE is an approach to tiered storage that relies on two storage technologies, flash plus tape.
This ap…READ MORE
While on a phone or video call, it’s pretty common to pick up some background noise — whether it’s dogs barking, car horns blaring or a co-worker’s goofy ringtone.
As offices become more open and workers become increasingly mobile, background noise is a new challenge facing collaboration. …READ MORE