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The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network in our Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD) series.
This contribution is written by Neil Avery, lead technologist and member of office of the CTO (OCTO) at Confluent — the company is known as for its event strea…READ MORE
Jingle Bells is playing on the radio, exclusive holiday discounts and deals are flooding your inbox, and you just pulled out your favorite ugly sweater for its yearly debut at your family party. That’s right, it’s December!
Love or hate the holiday season, we’ve got something everyone can get…READ MORE
The man behind State Snaps, a set of social media pages with over a million followers, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for getting his cousin to try to steal a domain name at gunpoint.
In what could easily pass as the trendiest Fargo storyline yet if only it had happened a bit further nort…READ MORE
In 2004, Computer Weekly received a letter from Alan Bates, a former subpostmaster in Craig-y-Don, a coastal suburb of Llandudno in north Wales. It’s that long ago that the letter arrived typewritten on paper in the post – which was somewhat ironic in the circumstances.
The letter came four y…READ MORE
Here are 2020 Technology Predictions of Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio, about seven major technology developments he sees in cloud, AI, DevOps, data analytics and storage in 2020.
Prediction 1: Rise of the hybrid cloud (really)
We’ve been hearing people talk about the hybrid cloud …READ MORE
As you may recall, every couple of years someone does a new experiment with glass storage, and everyone falls all over themselves talking about how it’s the wave of the future and never wears out and is completely indestructible.
Right. Tell that to the casserole dish that I took from the fridg…READ MORE
The shortage of Intel processors is having a knock-on effect on IT’s ability to upgrade whatever legacy Windows 7 PCs still remain in the organisation onto new Windows 10 hardware.
At the time of writing, Microsoft said there were no plans to delay the end of support for Windows 7. “We have b…READ MORE
Official estimates suggest 65,000 people made the trek out to Las Vegas this year for the 2019 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent user and developer conference, and among them were five tech-savvy teenagers from Hertfordshire-based boarding school, Bishop’s Stortford College.
The quintet were …READ MORE
Do you have a great data storage product that first shipped or was significantly enhanced this year? If yes, we want to hear about it. There’s just one week left to enter your outstanding product in Storage magazine and SearchStorage’s 2019 Storage Products of the Year competition.
We’ve just ext…READ MORE
Here’s one to remember and keep track of. According to the Australian Financial Review, as reported at MSPowerUser.com: “The Chinese Communist Party Central Office has ordered all government services to replace all computers running non-Chinese software and operating systems within the next 3 years….READ MORE
A SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers) diagram is a visual tool for documenting a business process from beginning to end prior to implementation. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Two tools are useful when doing a value stream map: a SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, cus…READ MORE
Cloud-native infrastructure company Fairwinds recently launched a SaaS product for DevOps teams so that they can manage multiple Kubernetes clusters.
The almost-eponymously named called Fairwinds Insights, uses an extensible architecture and has been launched with a curated set of open source sec…READ MORE
By Alan Earls
Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a services (PaaS) are both potential deployment paths for microservices. But there are big differences, and picking the right path for your project or organization involves a range of tradeoffs.
The problem with PaaS is that it …READ MORE
We live in an ever increasing digital society with an always on mentality. Cities and governments have the social responsibility to bridge the digital divide that’s occuring and ensure internet access to all their citizens. The private sector focuses on delivering a return for investors while citi…READ MORE
At the heart of all large-scale software development projects are the communications patterns required to keep everyone on the same page. The dawn of Git as a distributed version control system allowed enterprises to rethink the way they communicate about the state and updates of large application c…READ MORE
There are two groups of people that use SQL Server. Those that submit bugs to Microsoft and those that blog about problems that they find.
Those that submit their feedback about bugs to Microsoft want the issues to be fixed.
Those that blog about potential bugs in order to be seen, just want t…READ MORE
A lot has been written on this subject over the years and has also been intensely debated in various circuits. The task of aligning IT with business has probably been the most talked-of topic in the IT Management area. Quite a few seminars and talks on this subject that I attended, did talk of a hos…READ MORE
Data science is a relatively new entry into the scientific fold. In general, all of science is concerned with data in the grander scheme of things, but data science has a much broader focus and tends to make much greater use of machine learning and sophisticated algorithms in order to parse data and…READ MORE
PowerShell serves as the Swiss army knife of MSP automation.
Indeed, Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language has become a highly versatile tool for managed service providers (MSPs). PowerShell scripts plays multiple roles, including in software installation and integration, report creation, pol…READ MORE