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NetApp beat its guidance and analysts’ expectations for last quarter’s revenue and income, and also exceeded expectations for technology buzzwords used during its earnings call.
“Our opportunity is framed by the data-driven digital transformation of business and defined by major technology …READ MORE
Last week’s IT Nation Connect event, ConnectWise’s annual users conference, held in Orlando, Fla., hit on a few of the core trends that channel partners grapple with today.
Trends included the need for partners to specialize their businesses, an imperative sparked by the commoditization of basic…READ MORE
Well, it’s official. The 2011 acquisition of Autonomy by Hewlett-Packard was the sixth-worst corporate merger and acquisition of all time.
That’s according to CB Insights, which recently generated a list it called Fools Rush In: 37 Of The Worst Corporate M&A Flops. “Mergers and acquisit…READ MORE
On the face of it, cloud storage should be an ideal candidate for an “excess capacity”, “sharing economy” business model.
Otherwise termed “Uberization”, we’ve seen the rise of apps and services that seek to marry excess capacity in cars, homes etc to those looking to use it, and ge…READ MORE
Interconnected homes, smart refrigerators and digital assistants — all promising technologies that have come to fruition in the last 10 years. With the exception of the flying car, many devices that were once science fiction have become reality.
It’s easy to see why IoT is so appealing. Consumer…READ MORE
This is the concluding post about Cloudtenna and its unique innovative tool DirectSearch. You can read the previous post here. The key features of DirectSearch by Cloudtenna include AI Powered Accuracy, Security, Cross-Silo File Search, Granular Criteria, and its super speed to find the relevant fil…READ MORE
After installing Insider Preview 18227.1006 on my two test PCs earlier this week, I immediately encountered an interesting problem. Those two PCs are both Dells. One is a 2013 vintage Venue Pro 11 7130 (hybrid tablet PC, i5 mobile CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD). The other is a 2014 XPS 2720 All…READ MORE
Just discovered that you can run the Active Directory cmdlets in PowerShell v6.1.1 BUT there is a huge caveat.
The Windows 10 October 2018 (Windows 10 1809) update includes the RSAT tools (including the AD tools) as optional features. This means that you can easily install the AD too…READ MORE
There are plenty of approaches to software testing. The most common is probably what I like to call “wamby-pamby confirmatory tests.” These take the requirements, turn them sideways, and test one simple example for every type of test. So, for example, a good log-in in works, a bad username o…READ MORE
The privately run software industry body for Sri Lanka is SLASSCOM.
Known in full as Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), this organisation is based in the country’s capital city of Colombo amidst a sea of British colonial buildings, many of which are currently u…READ MORE
The rapid pace of innovation in app development tools means developers have a much richer toolbox for writing better code. It also demands a much faster pace of learning. We caught up with Ken Goetz, vice president of Global Training Services at Red Hat, to find out how developers can code at the …READ MORE
A center of excellence (CoE) is a team of skilled knowledge workers whose mission is to provide the organization they work for with best practices around a particular area of interest. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“The center of excellence is more than just an idea: It should have well-defined …READ MORE
Dominic Raab’s resignation from his stint as Brexit secretary will presumably see him evade all accountability for the promises he recently gave the tech industry about the benefits of leaving the European Union, leaving us on tenterhooks over the opportunities he said it “may” create (“if w…READ MORE
Written by Alan Earls, SearchMicroservices.com contributor
The movement towards Java-based microservices led some to wonder whether this development might curtail the use of .NET and negatively affect .NET developers. There is still a sprawling Java ecosystem, and many see Linux as the de facto s…READ MORE
If you’re among those who still think that open source is just for hobbyists and academics, think again. Open source is mature now, both as a concept and as tools for building enterprise IT, and we have two major shifts in understanding to thank for that.
The first key change is that there’s …READ MORE
Last month we ventured West to cover Oracle Open World in San Francisco. Now, in a Talking Data Podcast edition recorded live on tape from San Francisco’s Moscone Center, intrepid reporters Jack Vaughan and David Essex discuss what they saw.
Some of it was familiar – as always, Oracle’s Larry Ell…READ MORE
With Halloween just around the corner, the usual seasonal mix of ghosts, goblins and ghouls is top-of-mind for many.
But if you asked cloud admins what their biggest scare was so far in 2018, you’d likely get a very different response.
From security breaches to data center outages that went bu…READ MORE
As predicted a couple of months ago Clydesdale and Yorkshire Group (CYBG) has ended a project to build a digital bank, following its £1.7m takeover of Virgin Money. Mind you it was hardly surprising given the overlap that would occur.
Back in September a source told me that this was a likely o…READ MORE
Which is correct?
A manager’s level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office.
As a verb, affect means to influence. Effect, as a verb, means to cause or to bring about. A manager’s level of emotional intelligence definitely influence…READ MORE
Having the PASS Summit 2019 and Microsoft Ignite both on the same week will be a very interesting problem, to say the least.
From an attendee perspective, there isn’t a lot of crossover between the two conferences. Some people are able to attend both events, but for the most part, there is goin…READ MORE