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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.


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The Real Effects of Automation in Software

February 1, 2016 - Automation is here for good in software development, and it will have big affects on how we work. But not in the way you might think. In 1779 a man names Ned Ludd got tired with mechanization and industrialization reducing the number of jobs available for skilled craftspeople. Ned led a group of people in...... READ MORE

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  • Apple Easier to Deal With

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    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.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/26/france-telecom-ceo-apple-now-easier-t…READ MORE

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  • Converter

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    Celsius to Fahrenheit conversionsEnter CelsiusValue in Fahrenheit provided by metric conversions

    Enter a Celsius value and submit for Fahrenheit equivalent.

    See all our calculators.

    See our Table of Physical Units…READ MORE

    Margaret Rouse12,850 pointsBadges:
  • Verizon Leads in Overall 4G Access, But There Are Plenty of Good Options

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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

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  • 4 things you might not know about BYOD

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    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

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  • Inexpensive tools to flesh out your 3D animation workflow

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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

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  • Gartner: rookie virtualization mistakes to avoid

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    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

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  • Microsoft Vista Bad - Texas Bans Vista For State Gov

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    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

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  • LightSwitch user: MS developer tool helps you quickly assess business models

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    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

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  • Book excerpt: Building Windows 8 Apps

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    “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

    Michael Tidmarsh43,630 pointsBadges:
  • My Final Post

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    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

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  • How to Create a UIM Menu from Scratch

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    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

    Eric Witham690 pointsBadges:
  • VMworld Wrap Up

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    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

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  • Cisco's Edison Peres outlines channel strategy

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    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

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  • How to configure Cisco DMVPN? Part-3

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    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

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  • Visual Data Lineage

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    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

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  • IBM i 2011 Roadmap announced

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    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
    Powe…READ MORE

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  • How to Make Your B2B Marketing Breakthrough During the Holidays

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    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

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  • Tape has taken up tennis

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    “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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  • SOC 3 SysTrust and WebTrust Services | What you Need to Know

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    Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In shor…READ MORE

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  • First time is a success!

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    Twenty-two Media & Entertainment IT professional filled the room at the Morton’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, CA for our first ever Media & Entertainment focused Storage dinner last month.   Attendees came from major production companies and networks such as Megatrax, Lion Gate, Disn…READ MORE

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