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Hadoop has become a popular and powerful platform for data storage and data processing. Data stored in Hadoop can be used by a wide range of applications and tools and for a wide range of use cases. The fact that SQL can be used to retrieve Hadoop data, has opened up the data to even more tools, esp…READ MORE
AWS rolled out the cost management tools hinted at several months ago in its job listings, with support for budgeting and forecasts up to three months out, according to an Amazon blog post.
The new capabilities are an update to the AWS Cost Explorer tool, which previously provided only historical…READ MORE
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Do you have issues regarding the government and data security? Well, our experts will be tacking that topic and more in our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on June 9th at 1 PM EST. Here are the questions they will be looking at:
Why do government age…READ MORE
When I say ‘zero budget,’ I mean working with your phone camera or a webcam. I make and edit videos for Slashdot, and a lot of them are done remotely, usually through Google Hangout. This means the video visual and sound quality are controlled by the interviewee, and it surprises me that in a world …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
Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:
It won’t buy Salesforce.
“We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE
Word comes to me that Grace Lee Whitney has died at age 85. She is the actress best known for playing Yeoman Rand on Season 1 of Star Trek (The Original Series [TOS]).
I’m not a huge Trekkie (or Trekker, for those who prefer the term that seems to harbor a little more gravitas for those who f…READ MORE
It’s been my great pleasure and privilege to have worked on this blog since August 4, 2008. Over that period, I’ve posted 782 times here (including this post) for an average of 11.5 posts per month. Considering that my target was 12 posts per month, but that life (and vacations) hav…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
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
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
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
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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
When an inpatient business unit marketing manager with a credit card can stand up an instance of Salesforce in a matter of a few days, and many companies have long outsourced their daily IT operations, many business executives are questioning if a traditional centralized IT organization is the right…READ MORE
I set up a new Lync server, everything worked fine except for conferencing which would fail with the error “Conferencing server did not respond”.
Enabling logging shows the following error
A SIP request made by Communicator failed in an unexpected manner (status code 80ef025b). More informatio…READ MORE
VMware has issued a patch to fix a problem where ESXi 5.5 Update 1 randomly disconnects from NFS storage.
The VMware NFS bug popped up in April, causing VMs to appear frozen and affecting connections to datastores from multiple storage vendors. With no official fix available, VMware pros warned …READ MORE
Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.
In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBer…READ MORE
TIA 942 was published in 2005 and has been recently updated to 942-A with a variety of changes. Most notable changes include the removal of category 3 and 5e for horizontal cabling (they are allowed for voice backbone only now), and an incorporation of 942-1 and 942-2 making 6A the minimum recomme…READ MORE
At this week’s Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, research VP John Phelps asked users a series of questions about their data center facilities technologies. Here are some of the stats:
What type of data center fire suppression system do you have?
-Water sprinkler only 21%
If you are in the market for a bargain on a new book to consume your idle time, Amazon has a new service that might help you out. Amazon launched Kindle Countdown Deals today, which allows publishers to offer Kindle-exclusive titles with limited-time promotional pricing.
With the Kindle Count…READ MORE