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Consider this: the median age of an employee at Google is 29. At Amazon it’s 32. On a global scale the average age for a software developer in the United States is 31. In Russia it’s 26.6, India 25. Given these facts along with Mark Zuckerberg’s 2007 remark that “young people are just smarte…READ MORE
This is my concluding post on Top Security Concerns For 2018-2019, a 3-posts series. As we see Encryption, SOC and Mobility remain the top concerns in this regard. In my last post, we were talking about the increasing trends of mobility of employees of an organization. Thus, automatically, a new dem…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Mark Cresswell in his capacity as CEO of LzLabs.
LzLabs develops what it calls its Software Defined Mainframe (SDM) package — the tool is intended to ‘liberate’ legacy applications to run unchanged on both Linux hardware a…READ MORE
Maxta MxSP hyper-converged infrastructure is expanding integration with Red Hat. The software-only vendor has added support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which is built on Red Hat Container Native Storage with GlusterFS file system.
The move is designed to ease migration of containers…READ MORE
In a lifecycle-focused API management platform, specific types of software manage each stage of the _____ lifecycle.
Plurals and possessives can be confusing when it comes to acronyms. A good rule of thumb is to use ‘s when the a…READ MORE
Blockchain, best known for being the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, has gained significant popularity over the last couple of years. Today, however, its value in other applications may be greater than the initial application which popularized the technology.
The title grabbed my attention right way: “AI powers Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout.” This fascinating post appeared on MS’s Win10 blog yesterday. It’s from John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery. Basically, it explains how MS uses device telemetry to decid…READ MORE
Software definitely helped cause the pernicious problem of fake news – but could also ameliorate it, says data expert Emil Eifrem, in a guest blogpost.
Time was it was the tabloid newspapers that cornered the market when it came to fake news (remember ‘Freddy Starr Ate My Hamster’?). These …READ MORE
Matt Hancock, the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS), is not everyone’s cup of tea – especially when that cup is Matt Hancock branded. But regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, he’s clearly on a mission to accelerate the UK’s digital economy, and is winnin…READ MORE
No one wants poisoned food — or the resulting misery — and CIOs, chief data officers, business analysts and other data wranglers don’t want poisoned data. But it’s out there, perhaps spreading even now throughout your company, even as you strive to make data-driven business decisions. Anthony Acca…READ MORE
In a recent online presentation, Check Point Software Technologies founder and CEO Gil Shwed stated that “we are at an inflection point” when it comes to cybersecurity.
Shwed’s statement came on the heels of Check Point’s release of its 2018 report that found 97% of surveyed companies were unprep…READ MORE
There is a term which crops up a lot in the technology sector – ‘legacy’. Occasionally, especially when talking to very long-established companies, the term ‘heritage’ occurs. It is useful therefore to consider the important difference between legacy and heritage:
Legacy tends to be use…READ MORE
Like – I suspect – many people, I spend far too large a percentage of my one and only life on various ‘net conferences, using a variety of platforms.
Most of them are truly loathsome. So it was quite refreshing recently, when speaking to a conf software vendor, Fuze, using its own product for sai…READ MORE
On-premises contact centers are decreasing in popularity as more organizations look to cloud-based and hosted services for their contact center technology.
According to a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report on contact center infrastructure, a number of vendors in the market are seeing sales drop…READ MORE
Back in the old days of SQL Server 2012, we’d always tell people that creating indexes was half art and half science. And that’s true, but we’d create some non-clustered indexes (designed correctly of course), and the system would magically go faster. These days, in modern versions of SQL Server (or…READ MORE
Databricks announced a new open source project called MLflow for open source machine learning at the Spark Summit this month.
The company exists to focus on cloud-based big data processing using the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework.
The company’s chief technologist Matei …READ MORE
Fans of Cirque du Soleil’s highly-anticipated Toruk – The First Flight were encouraged to whip out their smartphones during the performance in Singapore recently – with full blessings from the production team.
You heard that right – instead of putting their personal devices away during th…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Blockchain isn’t snake oil, but it’s not exactly the panacea that we’re being led to believe.
Yes, many promising technologies got through this hype phase before mass adoption, but the blockchain mania seems to lack the cent…READ MORE
This week, we suppose we’re meant to have some kind of sideways take on Downtime icon Elon Musk selling flamethrowers to his lamewad fans, but documenting this man’s hijinks is starting to become as gruelling as working for him.
It’s so difficult to predict Musk’s next move. Not long ago,…READ MORE
Net Neutrality is the principle that data packets on the internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“The previous rules required internet service providers, or ISPs, to provide equal treatment for all traffic on their net…READ MORE