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The digital transformation of government and public service delivery is well under way and is by now – hopefully – unstoppable. It’s taken longer to get here than it should have, and it will take longer to fully embed the new public sector practices and technology than it needs to, but it shou…READ MORE
When it comes CCDE certification preparation, unlike CCIE exams it’s hard to get instant gratification as CCDE certification happens to be theoretical and one certainly will not be engaged in configuring the real gears.
Often those who come from hands-on experience find it hard to measure th…READ MORE
Since the birth of social media platforms, brands have been carefully adapting their marketing strategies to reach the cool kids on whatever their chosen channel of choice.
From MySpace, to Facebook, to Snapchat and beyond, it is widely known social media is a powerful tool in the hands of retai…READ MORE
It seems like every time we do large-scale test tooling, we also end up writing a data comparator program. That is, program to compare two different things to determine if they are the same in the ways that matter. No, that’s not a typo. The middle step, where we “zero out” the differences that …READ MORE
DirectTrust, a nonprofit association of health IT and healthcare organizations, has taken a step forward in developing health data exchange standards.
The nonprofit announced Tuesday that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop health data exchange st…READ MORE
Birds are chirping, leaves are starting to sprout, and we’re in for some gorgeous sunny days ahead! Well, that may be wishful thinking this week, but at least we have baseball. As usual, our three designated hitters took home some serious Amazon money this month:
$150 Amazon gift card: Todd…READ MORE
In this guest post from Henrik Nilsson, vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at machine learning-based IT cost optimisation software supplier Apptio, offers enterprises some advice on what they can do to stop cloud sprawl in its tracks and keep costs down.
On the surface, it s…READ MORE
Ex-basketball star, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal made an interesting appearance at SuiteWorld 2019, not just to DJ at the show’s closing party but also to talk about his various activities in the business world.
NetSuite has a history of inviting sports personalities turn…READ MORE
It’s getting hard these days to find places where container technology doesn’t feature, but in a hard drive? Yet that’s what is being explored in one of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) technical working groups under the title of computational storage.
The idea seems simpl…READ MORE
Endpoint security management is a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before they are granted access to network resources.
Quote of the Day
“Certain behaviors, such as ignoring patches, create security issues on the endpoints …READ MORE
At some point in your career, there is a very good chance that you’ll be asked to present an idea or concept or argument or business plan to a group of people. This might be a small group, such as your team, or it could eventually be a keynote to a large room full of 1000s of people. While the diffe…READ MORE
This month, AWS gave its users more machine learning capabilities along with a few opportunities to learn, train and get certified with the technology.
Announced at the AWS Summit in Santa Clara, AWS Deep Learning Containers (DL Containers) enable developers to use Docker images preinstalled with…READ MORE
What is it about the CIO job that makes it so ripe for over-analysis? As long as I’ve been covering CIOs, there’s been hand-wringing over how to fill the job successfully. CIOs need to have a seat at the table to do well. They need to partner with the CFO, work hand-in-glove with the CMO, generate r…READ MORE
The Shareholder Backlash
Most digerati appear to be in a state of denial over the scale and nature of the damage being done by the abuse of social media. It is fuelling family breakdown, mental problems and violence, particularly in our inner cities. They may, however, be correct in saying that c…READ MORE
The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities disclosed in early 2018 dominated much of the infosec discussions and news coverage last year, including those at RSA Conference 2018. But at this year’s event, speculative execution threats are virtually non-existent.
RSA Conference 2019 has a single item…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
Data breaches are rarely out of the headlines and compliance pressure, such as the introduction of GDPR, means security remains high on the corporate agenda. Cyber threats and data breaches are no longer the sole domain of the IT department, they must be considered at board level as the repercussion…READ MORE
OK – so that’s probably not the perfect headline to be announced by anyone who whistles through their teeth…
Been having some interesting conversations recently around the idea of zero trust security; primarily why there was ever anything but zero trust in the first place?
An obvious answer …READ MORE
NHS England’s chief digital officer (CDO) jumping ship to join the private sector is the latest example of one of the key issues facing digital and technology projects across the public sector, namely staff retention.
The news that NHS England’s CDO Juliet Bauer is leaving the health service …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