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There are people out there that reboot SQL Servers (or all servers) weekly. Usually the argument that I hear for doing this is that SQL Server has memory leaks which can only be resolved by rebooting Windows.
My argument against this, is that no SQL Server doesn’t have memory leaks which cause it…READ MORE
The pace of change in the skills in demand (as machine intelligence, now called AI, matures) is matched only by the pace of change in educational technology (using machine intelligence to transform the learning experience) and the ways we can use to acquire the new skills.
Both have overtaken the…READ MORE
IBM storage hit another blue period last quarter. After pulling out of a revenue slump to start 2018, IBM last week closed an uneven year with declining sales of storage hardware, mirroring flat overall earnings for the quarter and fiscal year.
A bright spot: IBM cited a spike in demand for its h…READ MORE
Stan Huff has spent years helping create what he believes is now one of the best standards for moving healthcare closer to interoperability. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, developed by standards organization Health Level 7 International (HL7) for the purpose of excha…READ MORE
Amazon this month added a bevy of performance guarantees to its cloud services.
Service-level agreements (SLAs) are standard practice in traditional IT, but cloud SLAs are far from universal. For most enterprises, an IT product that lacks an SLA is a nonstarter, so it makes sense for AWS to provi…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Andrew Filev, founder and CEO, Wrike.
Since no business wants to leave money on the table, it’s tempting to try to squeeze as much productivity as possible out of your workforce to execute every campaign, programme, and project available.
The problem with this app…READ MORE
In the age of the selfie (and the accursed self-stick), what more could the average smartphone-toting photo addict really need?
Longer arms perhaps?
How about an international language app to translate the word “cheese” into 200 langauges?
No, it’s none of these. What we really want is …READ MORE
If you think Brexit will be advantageous for the UK economy and the British people, this post is not for you. If your assessment of the available information, like mine, is that our economy will suffer and many UK businesses will need to cut overheads, then you need to review the Software as a Serv…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
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
Quocirca’s Print 2025 Spotlight report Digitisation: the key to SMB success reveals that SMBs are accelerating their digitisation initiatives through the use of digital workflow services and solutions, as they seek to drive business efficiency and employee productivity.
Digital technologies are …READ MORE
Enterprise cloud users may have written off the spate between gaming companies Improbable and Unity as nothing more than industry in-fighting, but there are some cautionary tales emerging from the dispute they would do well to take note of, argues Caroline Donnelly.
The bun fight that has broken …READ MORE
Amazon Connect is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud customer contact center service. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Together, Amazon Connect and Lex can benefit call center agents, as chatbots reduce the workload and provide valuable insights into the customer experience.” – George Lawto…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
As the UK’s full-fibre broadband roll-out gathers pace through 2018 and into 2019, many people continue to believe gigabit services are unnecessary overkill. CityFibre’s Caroline Hughes reckons they’re mistaken.
As a very young child, my brother and I worshiped our ‘now vintage’ Dragon 32 comput…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Edge computing is the future of the cloud, and it’s the ecosystem in which all future devices will operate and within which they’ll engage with users and each other to optimize our lives 24×7.
[For The Cloudcast podcast, we reviewed the 2018 Year in Cloud Computing]
2018 was a big year for Cloud Computing in terms of industry growth, major acquisitions and mergers, and shifting trends in software usage.
There is no easy way to summarize all the announcements and activities that take…READ MORE
In this end-of-the-year edition of the Talking Data podcast, Senior Executive Editor Ed Scannell joined me to speak with Mike Matchett, founder and principal analyst of the Small World Big Data consultancy, as we rambled through some of the signal events of big data in 2018.
Mergers and acquisiti…READ MORE
When planning a team collaboration strategy, chat apps are a necessary part of the conversation. Team chat apps adoption has ramped up in the last two years, across organizations of all sizes, according to a study from technology marketplace company Spiceworks.
While businesses are hopping on t…READ MORE
GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post Jason Gregory, senior product manager at online retailer ASOS, discusses the growing popularity of conversational commerce – how consumers are increasingly choosing to shop via voice, and how retailers need to adapt.
As anyone who’s ever read former Goo…READ MORE