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Wikipedia in DNA Storage is Another Leap Forward

July 18, 2019 - We’ve talked before about DNA storage, or the ability to store large amounts of data in DNA. Now there’s another company that’s taking a stab at it. While DNA storage is incredibly dense and is thought to last longer than traditional magnetic storage, it’s expensive and slow. So now there’s a Boston-based company, Catalog Technologies,...... READ MORE


  • TSB enables customers to open an account with a selfie

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    TSB is integrating technology into its banking app that will allow people to open accounts via a selfie.
    The bank devised the plan with the over 55s in mind, because they won’t have to visit a branch.
    TSB did some research recently that found that 57% of over 55s never use mobile banking, even t…READ MORE

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  • Code Club: four perspectives on Code Club and the tech pipeline

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    I went to a Code Club and polled the children in attendance to find out their opinions on technology careers, and I was surprised by their answers.

    There is a debate among those in the technology industry about whether the computing curriculum is actually fit for purpose.

    Despite teachers, pa…READ MORE

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  • Progress revs up BRM with Corticon 6.0

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    BRM is now a ‘thing’… and it’s not in fact meant to relate to the noise that children make when they pretend to rev up the imaginary engines on their toy cars, instead, it stands for Business Rules Management.

    TechTarget defines BRM as a means of improving the efficiency of business proce…READ MORE

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  • Protect Your Physical, Virtual, and Cloud With NAKIVO v9 @Nakivo

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    With the release of NAKIVO v9, your support for physical windows server backup is here. As a matter of fact, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9 now provides 100% protection for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. NAKIVO Inc. has proven its mettle in a very short span. It is one of the fastest…READ MORE

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  • How long before the shareholders break up BT?

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    The BT share price reached nearly £5 in late 2015 after the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy  was announced and BT received clearance to buy EE.  About then Patterson attacked Ofcom for suggesting that Openreach be split off  and I described how DTI and Ofcom had destroyed BT’s pre…READ MORE

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  • Can data governance be agile?


    The answer to this question is yes, data governance can definitely be agile. However, like the development of data management solutions, there does need to be some initial set up.

    Data governance models can be loosely or highly structured. A lot of my initial experience was with what I call “gr…READ MORE

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  • Clinical Pathology Laboratories comes forward, also hit by AMCA breach

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    Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. is the latest victim of a massive data breach that occurred at the American Medical Collection Agency, increasing the number of potentially affected patients to roughly 22 million.

    Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), based in Austin, Texas, notified patient…READ MORE

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  • smoke testing


    Smoke testing, also called build verification testing or build acceptance testing, is nonexhaustive software analysis that ascertains that the most crucial functions of a program work but does not delve into finer details. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “The combination of early smoke tests and l…READ MORE

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  • Beyond smart cities: Driving social change with IoT and analytics

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    The world is deep in the throes of a state of transformation. The adoption of IoT technology is on the rise and the promise of our smart cities of the future is beginning to come to fruition. Our governments and municipalities are evolving past manually collecting and crunching data by looking to ne…READ MORE

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  • MS 19Q4 Financials Offer Interesting Insights

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    Yesterday (July 18), MS published financial results for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. (MS FY runs from July 1 of the preceding year to June 30 of the current year.) Those results include a variety of interesting tidbits, many of which speak to the company’s future directions and its so…READ MORE

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  • Toshiba to rename flash memory business Kioxia

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    Toshiba Memory plans to officially change its name on Oct. 1 to Kioxia. The  new name — pronounced kee-ox-ee-uh — combines the Japanese word for memory, kioku, with the Greek word for value, axia.

    Kioxia will develop, produce and sell Toshiba’s BiCS flash memory, and solid-state drives (SSDs)…READ MORE

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  • How to become a good Java programmer without a degree

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    The road to master java is a long and thorny one. But over my years as a coder, I’ve picked up a hint or two. But how to become a good Java programmer isn’t a question with a simple answer? You don’t need any formal training. You don’t need to sit in a classroom and earn a diploma. And you can certa…READ MORE

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  • Wikipedia in DNA Storage is Another Leap Forward

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    We’ve talked before about DNA storage, or the ability to store large amounts of data in DNA. Now there’s another company that’s taking a stab at it.

    While DNA storage is incredibly dense and is thought to last longer than traditional magnetic storage, it’s expensive and slow.

    So now th…READ MORE

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  • Juggling Might Not Have Changed, But Load-Balancing Has!

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    I recently completed a report for a long-time client, Kemp Technologies, in the area formerly known as L-B/ADC – i.e. Load-Balancing/Application Delivery Control.

    It really hit home, during the testing, just how much this “technology” has changed. For starters, we didn’t ever really talk about th…READ MORE

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  • Consulting Commentary

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    Every few years there is a shift, where regular employees become consultants. Around fifteen years ago, it was frustrated employees becoming XP Coaches. Then it was employee to Scrum Master. Today people are moving toward “Agile Coaching.” I’m going to lump all these jobs into the space of consultin…READ MORE

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  • Setting out the target for diversity

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    GUEST BLOG: As companies continue to face an enormous digital skills gap, Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE, the campaign for gender balance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), calls on industry leaders to set targets to increase representation of women in tech in this contr…READ MORE

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  • Know the ingredients for team collaboration app success

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    Team collaboration apps are everywhere, but deploying them isn’t an immediate recipe for success for organizations looking to improve workflow collaboration. Attitudes toward the role of team collaboration apps, as well as the method of deployment all play a role in the success of adopting team coll…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell v6.2.2

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    PowerShell v6.2.2 has just been released.

    One breaking change – the Enter-PSHostProcess is disabled when system is in lock down mode.

    The jumplist is now created in STA to avoid potential CLR crash

    Other changes are around the build process.

    These changes shouldn’t have impact on you…READ MORE

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  • Azure Bastion

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    The recently announced Azure Bastion service looks like a pretty slick service. It provides a secure way into your VMs without the need to VPN in. It gives you the same authentication that you’d expect from the Azure Portal (MFA, AAD Credentials, etc.) all while giving you a pretty easy to manage …READ MORE

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  • Apollo 11: The human factor in autonomous systems

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    “Once you put someone in orbit, it is a lot harder to fix it if something goes wrong,” says Paul Kostek, a senior Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member and senior systems expert at Base2.

    But things do go wrong. About 1:08:53 into the BBC’s excellent documentary, E…READ MORE

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