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In this guest blog, Jennifer Major, head of internet of things (IoT) at SAS UK & Ireland, discusses the obstacles and the opportunities involved creating diversity in analytics.
In the face of the constant soundbites we hear about the British tech sector’s “worrying” lack of diversi…READ MORE
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It may not be “officially” winter time yet, but it sure feels like it outside! It’s time to heat things up with some prizes that are sure to make Santa jealous this holiday season. But first, let’s see who won the activity contest in November!
$150 Amazon gift …READ MORE
Tom Cruise has posted a video alongside Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie, encouraging fans to adjust their television settings to improve their viewing experience of the film, and we ache for when we had that enthusiasm.
It’s normal to feel uncomfortable watching Tom…READ MORE
The TSA once dropped my laptop and it made me nervous about the fact that a machine on the road is a delicate thing. To be clear, the fine people at the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) do a fabulous and invaluable job of keeping us safe and I appreciate them right down to their cott…READ MORE
Editor’s note: In this opinion piece, industry analyst Zeus Kerravala shares his thoughts on open data centers and Extreme Networks’ approach. Extreme Networks is a client of Kerravala’s ZK Research, a consulting firm based in Westminster, Mass.
Open is an overused word in the networking industr…READ MORE
In this guest post, DevOps consultant and researcher Dr. Nicole Forsgren, PhD, tells enterprises why execution is key to building high-performing technology teams within their organisations.
I often meet with enterprise executives and leadership teams, and they all want to know what it takes to …READ MORE
Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys!
One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came recently from, of all places, the automobile industry. I refer to the emissions-rigging escapade of …READ MORE
New apps for cloud have found a home on Azure’s cloud database. What about existing apps? On closer inspection it appears that there is work ahead. At PASS 2018, Craig Stedman encountered signs of progress therein. Kicking off the event was Microsoft’s database group leader Roland Kumar who, Stedman…READ MORE
While Google Cloud Platform has been around for many years (going back to the Google App Engine days in 2008), I’ve been attending Google Cloud events since 2016. Throughout that timeframe, it has often been difficult to understand the messaging, differentiation and overall direction of Google Cloud…READ MORE
Hacker indictments by U.S. Justice Department haven’t proven effective and now the Treasury Department is also getting in on the act with questionable sanctions.
In the past five months alone, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted at least 30 foreign individuals in connection with various c…READ MORE
IT and development teams who try to keep pace with AWS’ ever-expanding portfolio have a lot to catch up on this month.
First, to see the most significant news that came out of AWS re:Invent 2018 this week, check out SearchAWS’ end-to-end guide on the show. There, you can find details about AWS’ l…READ MORE
With Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in the books, here are some takeaways from the conference that may shed some light on what Cisco’s channel allies can expect over the next few months.
Continuing software focus
Software has been at the forefront of the Cisco strategy for a while and channel partn…READ MORE
Lloyds banking Group is introducing a service that enables its online banking customers to see where and when they spend their money on Google Maps.
This is a fintech mash-up that looks a bit gimmicky was my first thought but it does make a lot of sense.
Lloyds bank and its Halifax and Bank of…READ MORE
Being the world’s largest mobile market, China has unsurprisingly topped the charts when it comes to the growth in mobile data traffic.
According to the latest figures from Ericsson, mobile data traffic in China during the third quarter of 2018 grew close to 79% year-on-year – the highest rat…READ MORE
Ikigai is a Japanese word and concept that roughly translates as the reason for one’s life.
Author Anthony de Mello wrote about the concept in his book Taking Flight. De Mello wrote about exploring your responses to the four elements in the diagram below. He said that where all four overlap is ik…READ MORE
Executive appointments happen all the time in the enterprise tech industry, but some have the potential to transform an organization. Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian hired as the next CEO of Google Cloud could be a game-changer for Google’s enterprise appeal.
Kurian, who starts work at Google in Jan…READ MORE
I was talking with some of my peers about the changing landscape of the digital workplace. ‘So, what do you think about Google Chrome Enterprise,’ I asked. Not for the first time, I was met with a couple of blank stares. Maybe Google needs a bit of advice in getting its message out? Let me help….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
The holiday season is fast approaching, when IT and DevOps professionals around the world answer a perennial question at the family dinner table: What does an IT person do?
While you might only face down this puzzled, “But what does an IT person do?” question at Thanksgiving or a particularly chi…READ MORE
The features users are looking for in UCaaS platforms are ever-evolving. Vendors are focusing on adding and improving features based on market demand and trying to keep up with alternative UC offerings. This year’s Gartner UCaaS Magic Quadrant identified four key UCaaS market trends that are driving…READ MORE