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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.


So, You Want a Raise

May 19, 2017 - Asking for a raise sucks. My pattern is usually to spend a few days or weeks brooding over what I’m making. One day after getting psyched up, I finally ask. The answer usually relates back to having to check the budget to see where things are, or a reference to a hiring and compensation freeze,...... READ MORE


  • Cisco DNA: How should partners deploy it?

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    CHICAGO — Cisco DNA, the company’s software-based digital network architecture, kicked off in March 2016 at the Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego. A year later, Cisco has some advice for channel partners hoping to market DNA to customers: take it one step at a time.

    To quickly recap, Cisco DNA a…READ MORE

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  • A customer success story, with a twist

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    One packed session at last week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston was a case study on an internally built integration of Ansible with Red Hat CloudForms, to orchestrate a hybrid cloud environment with VMware and AWS. Ansible is an especially useful tool to deploy Puppet agents into the environment, noted P…READ MORE

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  • Verizon DBIR 2017 loses international contributors

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    Looking at the overall numbers for the contributors to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from the past five years, it would seem like the amount of partners is hitting a plateau, but looking at the specifics raises questions about international data sharing.

    The number of partn…READ MORE

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  • Accept vs. Except - Which is correct?

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    Although some parts of the consumer industry are adept at using artificial intelligence apps practically and profitably, most businesses are slow to ________ and implement AI.

    A. except
    B. accept


    Answer: B

    These two words are often misspelled but don’t have a similar meaning….READ MORE

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  • How you can leverage hybrid cloud object storage to reduce complexity, increase agility and improve security


    IT teams are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud storage as a means to increase flexibility and agility, particularly in dealing with the challenges created by exponential data growth. At the same time, object storage has emerged as an important technology in managing and storing unstructured data …READ MORE

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  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

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    Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.

    “Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, …READ MORE

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  • May 2017 Activity Contest

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    Beach image via FreeImages
    Wow – April went by so fast! Where did the time go? Well, as always, the ITKE community did its part and provided plenty of comments for last month’s contest. Here were the final standings:

    Subhendu Sen: 2,040 points
    ToddN2000: 1,785 points
    TheRealRaven: 1,…READ MORE

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  • Slowly but surely, the silos are coming coming down in Whitehall

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    It’s been a long time coming, but it seems like the tide is finally changing among government departments. For years, critics have been complaining to no avail about the siloed nature of the civil service and its impact on delivering digital services to citizens.

    The government’s transformati…READ MORE

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  • Did I miss anything?

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    Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE

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  • Why journalists and whistleblowers need to understand infosecurity

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    An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.

    Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE

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  • How messaging platforms disrupted the UC market

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    These days, disruption and innovation entwine like a hashtag. As an example, Slack and other messaging platforms have ruffled the unified communications market with a new way of working and collaborating.

    Several factors have sparked the success of messaging platforms and disrupted traditional UC…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Choosing a handheld mobile computer to improve warehouse operations

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    In this contributed blog post Paul Reed, regional product manager for Zebra Technologies discusses the technologies retailers should be choosing to increase warehouse productivity.

    In recent years, the dramatic increase in online shopping has had a huge impact on the retail industry. Long gone …READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips. This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in order to ac…READ MORE

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  • Virtualization divination: Which expert predictions came true in 2016?

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    At the beginning of 2016, we asked our panel of experts on the SearchServerVirtualization Advisory Board to gaze into their crystal balls and offer predictions for virtualization trends in 2016. These predictions came hot on the heels of Dell announcing its acquisition of EMC, so it’s no surprise th…READ MORE

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  • Saying so long to View from Above

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    Almost 3.5 years ago, I started writing this blog and today represents my last post. At the time, I wanted to explore the cloud-mobile connection, and I still believe to this day, that while each can exist on its own, they work so much better together. That much hasn’t changed since I wrote my first…READ MORE

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  • The Business Case for Managed Infrastructure and Application Transformation

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    ~ 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

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • Secure at the cloud - no, do it at the endpoint - Oh now, this is so confusing... Or is it?

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    Security, for a decade or so, didn’t see much in the way of true change – yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something happening, encryption became more encrypted and VPNs became more virtual, but typically same old vendor …READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …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

    David Lacey3,515 pointsBadges:

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