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I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and am frequently asked by students how they can get their hands on free or cheap image editors (for preparing textures), video editors (for rendering video segments from the single frames rendered by AutoDesk Maya, the most popular 3D a…READ MORE
What are the most common mistakes IT managers make when doing a server virtualization project? There are many, and they’re easily avoidable, said a gaggle of Gartner analysts at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week.
Most virtualization goofs center around lack of planning a…READ MORE
The stats are in: More bandwidth does not fix application performance problems, according to KillerApps 2013 — a recent Vanson Bourne survey of 650 US and European IT decision-makers.
Respondents were asked if they added bandwidth in the past year, as well as whether they encountered an inc…READ MORE
LINK :: Microsoft Vista Bad – Texas Bans Vista For State Gov
The malignment of Windows Vista has reached a new height: A Texas lawmaker added a provision to the state budget that would effectively ban Vista from being purchased by any state government agency.
The rider says that any agency mu…READ MORE
By Kathleen Kriz
With Microsoft’s Visual Studio LightSwitch beta software, users are given the opportunity to build business applications by using a simplified process, according to an early adopter. LightSwitch helps line-of-business and small business users quickly create both desktop and brows…READ MORE
“This excerpt is from the book, Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML by Jeremy Likness, published by Addison-Wesley Professional, October 2012, ISBN-10: 0-321-82216-1. For more info please visit the publisher site: http://www.informit.com/store/building-windows-8-apps-with-c-sharp-and-xaml-978…READ MORE
This is, as the title suggests, my final post here at this site. I have been here for a few years and it has been great. But I feel that it is time to start my own blog site and try to build a bit of a brand all my own. So my new blog is DBYAY.com. This will be a site about SQL Server, Powershell, a…READ MORE
On the eve of the release of PCI DSS 3.0, SearchSecurity spoke with Bob Russo, SSC general manager, and Troy Leach, SSC chief technology officer, about the most important changes in the new version of the standard that debuts Nov. 7, 2013. Russo and Leach also offer their perspective on the most imp…READ MORE
Happy Friday Everyone!
(Originally I meant last Friday, when I started writing this)
One of the projects on my Side List is to convert the User Menus on our system from either a DSPF type or a MNUDDS/MNUCMD type member to a UIM Menu. I must say, ever since I started modifying UIM Menus as small …READ MORE
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…READ MORE
Another VMworld is in the books. The show was very interesting this year for a number of reasons. First off, go back and take a look at my focus for this year and let’s recap from there.
Mobility, VMware Horizon Suite, etc.
*crickets*… *crickets* There wasn’t much in the way of mobility this y…READ MORE
Edison Peres was recently named the new channel chief at Cisco, and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and find out what he has planned for channel partners over the next few quarters. Here is a basic rundown of Peres’ top five strategies and what Cisco partners can expect:
1.) Build ca…READ MORE
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…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
We have seen how in the first part how DMVPN works, the dynamic tunnels and how we can peer Spokes to each other to allow direct traffic. But all will fail if our Hub goes down, as it is critical in keeping the DMVPN network up. For redundancy Dual Hub DMVPN networks were designed, we would look at …READ MORE
In speaking with customers lately, I am finding more and more attention spent on the lineage of data. It isn’t enough these days to manage these type of complex movements and manipulations of data with spreadsheets. More often than not, I am finding customers asking for the golden nugget feature…READ MORE
The future is bright for IBM i, as the powerful machine that could continues to provide data processing for hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe.
In April 2010, IBM i 7.1 was released with enhancements that include:
DB2 for i support for XML and column level encryption
I have said more than once that working on an open source project can help you get a job writing proprietary or in-house software. When your potential employers can see, evaluate, and discuss the actual code you wrote, you are head and shoulders above anoth applicant who can only say, “I worked on t…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
How to Make Your B2B Marketing Breakthrough During the Holidays
For many, the holiday season translates to shopping, socializing and stress. Research shows we spend more time socializing and shopping in December at the expense of exercising. While many B2C connections are made during this month, B2B…READ MORE