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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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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.


The Agile Scorecard

October 10, 2016 - I came across a post on scrumalliance.org today describing an agile scorecard. The scorecard is a set of categories and criteria that a manager or lead might use to assess each person on a technical team after a sprint. The author suggests that this is good because it moves assessment from one or twice a...... READ MORE


  • 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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  • The ITIL Guide to DevOps

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    You’re never safe in Enterprise IT. Just when you feel you’ve gotten a handle on the last hot topic you’re hit with another. SOA, BPM, Agile, ITIL; You feel like screaming “Enough!” but you know resistance is futile. Gartner have said it’s important so you know full well that you’ll be…READ MORE

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  • Yeoman Rand is Dead

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    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

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  • Why only one-third of mobile app development projects succeed - and how to avoid being among the other two-thirds


    How successful was your last mobile application development project? A recent survey conducted by the IBM Center for Applied Insights found that two-thirds of mobile application development projects fail to fully achieve budget, schedule and project objectives. So what’s the other one-third do…READ MORE

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  • User Behavior Analytics (UBA) & Ransomware Analytics

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    User Behavior Analytics (UBA) enables organizations to identify suspicious activity based on how a user interfaces with systems and the environment.  Their typing style, most used commands, morning routine, the applications they use, the rate at which they work and many other facets can be analyzed…READ MORE

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  • Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov

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    The new CEO of Citrix stops by our studio to discuss his vision for the company and preview the Synergy conference….READ MORE

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  • Cloud providers pregaming Black Friday with M&A shopping spree


    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

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  • Unstructured data is a misnomer

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    Nowadays, the term unstructured data pops up everywhere. It owes its popularity for a large part to the success of big data, to successful technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop, and to formats such as JSON and XML. Unfortunately, different definitions for unstructured data exist. All these different…READ MORE

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  • Tape has taken up tennis


    “Tape is dead” is probably one of the most successful aphorisms in IT; it is oft repeated and also represents the triumph of a sound bite over reality. The truth is that the global tape market is in a state of very slow shrinkage, being eaten at by disk-based methods of storage, although in the …READ MORE

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  • The Lizard Squad. Serious hackers or random gamers ?

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    A guest blog post from Kevin CahillThe Lizard Squad are as mysterious as their logo; a large bow tied frog, monocled, smoking a pipe and sporting a Santa hat. They are accused of having brought down Facebook, Microsoft, Sony and most recently, the Malaysia Airlines web site.Members of the Lizard Sq…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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Spectrum auction is fair to whom, asks CMA

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    Ofcom’s rebuttal to a Communications Management Association opinion in Computer Weekly regarding proposals for the upcoming spectrum auction for so-called 4G licences has drawn further comment from the CMA. Ofcom’s response left it wondering whether the auction process, which it described as “fair”,…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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  • Dodging a Data-Driven Debacle

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    Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys!

    One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came recently from, of all places, the automobile industry. I refer to the emissions-rigging escapade of …READ MORE

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  • The fragile bridge of corporate relationships

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    The CIO had spent almost 5 years in the position thriving and surviving all the uncertainties of business and change in management. He had done well to build a reputation with business leaders with his can do attitude and ideas helped them win in their playing field. Technology vendors loved him for…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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  • Are small businesses coming round to the cloud?

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    The uptake of the cloud among small businesses hasn’t been as strong as some experts originally expected. According to the research from managed services provider Claranet, more medium-sized companies are using cloud services (60%) than smaller businesses (44%).But Matthew Thornington at solar elect…READ MORE

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  • Blended security threats require a unified response

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    The new mantra today is that it is not if your organisation will suffer a security breach, but when. In a recent survey released during Infosec Europe 2013, 93% of large organisations reported that they had been breached in the past year, as did 87% of small organisations. And the report also shows …READ MORE

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