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With this week’s news that healthcare interoperability is getting a boost from the support of six major tech companies, it’s tempting to think that is where the breakthroughs are going to happen.
But it could be that the grass roots efforts at hundreds of hospitals around the country might b…READ MORE
Battery life is the top concern for smartphone consumers and it’s easy to understand why. Who hasn’t experienced a smartphone battery draining at an unexpectedly fast rate? It’s a frustration that translates to the many smart devices that make up the IoT ecosystem today, especially smart medical dev…READ MORE
New England headquartered application development company Progress is flexing its programmer credentials this month.
The Massachusetts-HQ’d firm has now come forward with its Progress Spark Toolkit… but what is it?
The Progress Spark Toolkit is a set of open source ABL code combined with s…READ MORE
Before we start, we need to understand how to pronounce cloud application development company Skuid.
Go on, we dare you… we double dare you.
Did you say skew-id, skood or scho-eey-dee?
Wrong, it’s ‘squid’, take a listen here.
New this month are Skuid Application Templates — and …READ MORE
Australia’s eCorner has signed a deal with Macquarie Cloud Services to help it use public cloud services to fend off growing competition from larger US providers.
The Sydney-based e-commerce technology and hosting provider was founded in 2003 as the master distributor for ePages, a European e-com…READ MORE
Two of my heroes of software development are Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister, the authors of PeopleWare. Thirty-one years ago, they pointed out that humans working together are the important part of delivery — more than the code or the hardware. In addition to designing respectful office spaces and gett…READ MORE
Demand for NetApp all-flash storage surged last quarter, part of strong growth across its cloud portfolio that helped it beat guidance on earnings, margins and revenue.
And the storage vendor has plenty of room for continued growth in flash, CEO George Kurian told investors on Wednesday.
More companies today are investing in AI-based cybersecurity technology to speed up incident detection and response, to better identify and communicate risk to the business, and to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity situational awareness. That’s according to ESG research that found 12% of …READ MORE
During Google Cloud NEXT 2018, a new open source project called “Knative”. From the Google Cloud website, the project is described as “Kubernetes-based platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads.”
Beyond Google, several other vendors that were involved in the initial releas…READ MORE
Cybersecurity risk management should be a concern for organizations of all sizes. New threats and data breaches make the news every few days. But as vendors and cybersecurity risk management consulting firms can attest, far too many companies still lag behind when it comes to implementing safeguard…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
French object storage specialist Scality recently raised $60m of funding, but what will that money go towards?
The company – most well-known for its RING object storage product – is in the middle of efforts to achieve “multi-cloud” operations, in which customers can operate within and bet…READ MORE
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
In this guest post, Allan Brearley, cloud practice lead at IT services consultancy ECS, advises enterprises to start small to achieve big change in their organisations with cloud.
The success of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket (and its subsequent return to earth) wowed the world. Imprinted on e…READ MORE
When IT vendors talk about the market, they tend to focus on how they would like the world to be rather than how it actually is. This often means they fail to connect as well as they could with the business mainstream. The assumption is that every organisation wants to exploit leading/bleeding edge …READ MORE
When you create a variable you usually want to be able to change its value – the clue is in the term variable. Sometimes though you might want to use a value that doesn’t change – you want read only and constant variables.
Standard variables are changeable:
PS> $x = 10
Amid the global debate about trade tariffs, prompted by US president Donald Trump’s unorthodox economic policies, it’s little remarked that the digital economy is largely untouched by the international tariff regime.
In 1998 – the early days of the internet’s spread into our everyday live…READ MORE
Sainsbury’s is trialling its first ever till-free supermarket, entrusting us with the task of scanning our own items via our smartphones.
This comes as good news for those of us who feel the self-scan checkout option doesn’t quite cut it – an especially understandable position to hold for Co-…READ MORE
AWS CloudTrail is an application program interface (API) call-recording and log-monitoring Web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Continued…
Quote of the Day
“AWS CloudTrail logs all API calls, which means it generates a lot of data, but digging for useful data among all the logs ta…READ MORE
Found myself on an odd track this morning. I started playing with reagentc and diskpart at the command line. Next thing you know, I discover the boot prompt for the recovery partition on my Lenovo T520 isn’t working. This leads me on a quest to set things back to rights. So, I start researching how …READ MORE