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If you happen to be an ardent Brexiteer, a true believer in the UK government’s desire for “innovative solutions” to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, we have good news for you. The technology exists to do the job and save the day for you.
For a start, there’s what your fr…READ MORE
Cloud and mobile computing are driving demand for a never-ending supply of new applications as enterprises move toward digital transformation, which is driving demand for more developers.
Coding boot camps have entered into the equation, providing an influx of new developers. In fact, Coding Dojo…READ MORE
Greg Gomel is an Agile consultant and a veteran of the Coast Guard Reserve. So when he and fellow Agile consultant Ravi Verma were brainstorming earlier this year about what they could do to help military veterans it wasn’t surprising their minds turned to Agile software development.
“We wan…READ MORE
In a stealthy way, serverless APIs have moved out of the “shiny new thing” phase to being enterprise software developers’ favorite way to bypass development overhead when delivering applications, APIs and microservice functions
Rich Sharples, Red Hat senior product management director, said…READ MORE
Recently Cisco updated the blueprint for the Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written & Lab exams, the new CCIE SP version 4.1 is only about 10% different than its preceding version 4.0. The exam format still remains the same, the CCIE SP written exam number also remains the same (400-201) and the CC…READ MORE
Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE
SSD’s are the one of the most expensive storage devices when measured by the GB but they are the least expensive when measured in terms of IOPs.
Using SSD in addition to tradition fibre channel and SATA drives can significantly improve the performance of your storage systems and bring your storag…READ MORE
At Black Hat USA 2017, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos said “As a community we tend to punish people who implement imperfect solutions in an imperfect world.”
Now, Facebook has found itself on the receiving end of such punishment after users who had enabled two-factor authentication reported receiving n…READ MORE
IBM plans to sow its latest crop of U.S. patents with a strong cloud emphasis, and prepare a feast for its hungry customers.
A substantial number of IBM patents for 2017 — more than 1900 out of 9043 total patents — were for cloud technologies, the company disclosed last month. Those numbers ill…READ MORE
Lego Education, the more serious branch of the Lego enterprise, aims to provide teachers and other education providers with fun ways to engage children with science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects.
To us, it may just be a toy we have long left in our childhood, but the makers …READ MORE
Collaboration technology is increasingly popular, but many organisations have not thought through why and how collaboration should be at the heart of their business.
Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures at BT, highlights the “collaboration conundrum” when such contradictions r…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
As disruptions to their job roles loom on the horizon, it’s essential for virtualization administrators to ensure that their skills remain modern, relevant and vital.
The virtualization admin role is changing — especially with the advent of containers, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and multi-hypervi…READ MORE
Which is correct?
Facebook announced that ________ prioritizing what friends and family share in newsfeeds.
a. it is
b. they are
A company is a singular entity. Use a singular pronoun….READ MORE
Novel approaches to mobile audio get attention from geeks as they choose their most-wanted technology gifts in 2017.
Our geek advisory panel said the most coveted gift this year is close to unanimous — Apple’s AirPods wireless headphones. AirPods, introduced at the end of 2016, pair easily w…READ MORE
Contrast Cars and Roads from 100 Years Ago with Today’s – Now compare poles and wires; what is our excuse for not progressing the grid in the face of EMP and terror threats?
Once upon a time, this country had no interstate highway system – that is, the interconnected freeways …READ MORE
Using Machine Learning to Bolster Unified Endpoint Management
Machine learning is critical to your future. According to IDC, 40% of all digital transformation initiatives will be supported by cognitive/AI models by 2019. However, if you’re looking to modernise your approach to endpoint manageme…READ MORE
I was hugely pleased today to see that despite the possibility of another legal roadblock in the Court of Appeal, telecoms regulator Ofcom is going to move ahead and lay the groundwork for the long-delayed auction of two massive slices of radio spectrum, one to support enhanced 4G mobile networks, a…READ MORE
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 orde…READ MORE
New trends are reshaping the unified communications industry as organizations embrace the cloud and employees push new methods of collaboration. These trends are influencing the direction of UC vendor portfolios and introducing new technology, such as AI, into the workplace:
1. Digital transforma…READ MORE