A blog discussing a variety of topics related to data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, database technology and data virtualization, written by Rick van der Lans.
The Linux foundation recently released the results of a short survey on Linux jobs in the form of an interesting infographic. While the graphic doesn’t reveal any ground-breaking information for people looking for Linux jobs, it does give a snapshot of the Linux job market. The info was collected …READ MORE
Mobile World Congress 2014 brought us big enterprise mobility management news from Samsung, BlackBerry and other major players. Jack and Colin review the news and discuss its ramifications for the market….READ MORE
I came across a recent tutorial on reverse engineering the ZeroAccess / Max++ / Smiscer Crimeware Rootkit. This is a very malicious rootkit that has features such as:
Modern persistence hooks into the OS – Make it very difficult to remove without damaging the host OS.
Ability to use a low le…READ MORE
Phew. I know it’s a long title. But I wanted to shoehorn the word “end-user computing” and Barry wanted “VMware View” in the title – so this is the mash-up we can up with.
It’s our joint pleasure to finally make available the end-user computing book that myself, and fellow vExpert, …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%
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
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
Hi all, traditionally Apple has been difficult to deal with. At least that is the implication by the headline below. The French telecom is happier with the less arrogant Apple. I am not sure what this means for consumers though.
It’s wise to pinch a grain of salt on any study released by a software or service provider.
With that said, it’s worth considering one bit of data in a report issued this week by Dimension Data, an IT service provider in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report said that contact centers aren’t meas…READ MORE
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If you’re in the market for a smartphone with a super-fast connection to the Internet, there are loads of good choices out there. Still, not all the wireless service providers are equal. Here’s how they stack up.
There’s two main criteria to keep in mind: speed and availability. It doesn’t matt…READ MORE
Today’s business leaders and employees are driving the business need for BYOD, we know that. As always, network security and preventing security breaches remains a top concern as organizations want to keep their corporate data inside and secure.
SearchConsumerization.com in conjunction with i…READ MORE
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
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