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Recent releases of interest include:
PowerShell v7 Release Candidate 2. No significant changes from RC 1 – see
Windows Terminal v0.8.10261. Bug fixes – see https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases/tag/v0.8.10261.0…READ MORE
This article is the final in a six-part series about monetizing IoT. Find the previous article here.
In earlier articles, I evaluated the monetization framework’s three levers that impact pricing: monetization models, monetization metrics, and product structure and packaging. The series also d…READ MORE
As I performed my usual test systems check this morning, I encountered an error. On my Surface Pro 3, it appeared in Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update. In downloading an update to the Defender antimalware platform, error 0x80070643 got thrown. “Good,” I thought, “now I can down…READ MORE
For an online retail website, verifying the quality of how the website is displayed worldwide is a task that requires constant monitoring. This involves examining the website delay on different platforms and checking the site with different operating systems while utilizing different browsers. All t…READ MORE
Advanced analytics company QuantumBlack has released its racily-named CausalNex software product.
This is the company’s second open source software development following its previous launch of Kedro, an open source project for data scientists.
So what is CausalNex?
In terms of form and …READ MORE
The Logitech MX Keys keyboard is a nice keyboard.
It’s actually the nicest keyboard we (the virtual Inspect-a-Gadget) team has used, possibly ever.
It should be, it’s not cheap.
This unit comes in at around £100 and it’s built to work with a super-light (almost featherlite) touch.
This is a guest blogpost by Anthony Di Bello, VP Strategic Development, OpenText
Today’s business landscape is littered with valuable data. The rapid adoption of digital technologies, means that every action, reaction and interaction is now producing a never-ending stream of information. Throug…READ MORE
The FBI is getting on Apple’s case about iPhone encryption again, after a mass shooter in Pensacola, Fla., reportedly has two encrypted iPhones to which the FBI wants access.
As you may recall, this has been going on ever since Apple and Google imposed encryption as a default in their phones in…READ MORE
Salesforce recently joined the Linux Foundation’s Continuous Delivery Foundation to help grow the CI/CD ecosystem. This move seems to have gone unnoticed by many, but two things stood out to me about it.
I wasn’t aware that Salesforce had its own DevOps tool, Salesforce DX, which enables develope…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
Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud market revenues continue to grow at a torrid pace, reflecting IT departments’ increased comfort and reliance on cloud computing services.
Azure revenue, which is counted among Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business division, grew 73% in Q1 2019. Intelligent Cloud sa…READ MORE
Open source grew, it proliferated… and it became something that many previously proprietary-only software vendors embraced as a key means of development… but the issue of how open source software is licenced is still the stuff of some debate.
The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider team now f…READ MORE
It’s been a rough decade for interviewers.
First, we found out that the classic way of hiring a juggler, of asking them where they went to school without asking them to juggle, wasn’t so great. Instead, it might be better to do a skills-based interview. We rejected “gotcha” questions like “why ar…READ MORE
At the 2019 re:Invent, AWS added a host of tools and features, raising the cloud provider’s portfolio to more than 175 services — many of which flew under the radar due to the sheer number of rollouts at the annual conference.
Flashier announcements took up much of the spotlight at re:Invent, …READ MORE
Startups need phone lines because you must provide your clients with a simple way to reach out during the day Everyone expects you to have a phone number, and you will disappoint everyone when they find out you do not have a phone line. Look at what happens when you get a phone line, how you can uti…READ MORE
GoDaddy just sent me a notice to renew the domain names I registered right around this time last year. This micro-aggression was an unwanted reality-check and reminded me that the passion project I worked diligently on for two days during last year’s holiday season has sat untouched ever since. I’ve…READ MORE
Is there a reason normal CIOs should be thinking about the state of quantum computing? It depends on how one defines normal, was Brian Hopkins’ answer. Hopkins is a Forrester Research analyst who focuses on emerging tech.
“It’s very much dependent on the industry you’re in. We think the first bre…READ MORE
There’s a scrap breaking out between object storage and scale-out NAS. The battleground is the market for customers that need to deal with very large amounts of unstructured data.
In October, Cloudian’s CEO Michael Tso told ComputerWeekly.com that object storage is set to go mainstream, that …READ MORE
On April 3rd, 2020 I’ll be presenting a Precon at SQL Saturday Croatia.
In this session, you will learn about SQL Server 2008 R2 through SQL Server 2017 performance tuning and optimization. Industry Expert Denny Cherry will guide you through tools and best practices for tuning queries and imp…READ MORE
MNJ Technologies, a managed services provider based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., is expanding its business organically at a time when growth through acquisition makes weekly headlines.
The company recently reported a 23% revenue uptick in 2019 and a 35% increase in monthly recurring services revenue. …READ MORE