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Holy market consolidation, Batman!
We’ve known for a while that the volume of cloud provider mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has been growing at a decent clip, but I was still surprised to see them come so fast and furious this week from three big providers. The reported deal values weren’t j…READ MORE
“Tape is dead” is probably one of the most successful aphorisms in IT; it is oft repeated and also represents the triumph of a sound bite over reality. The truth is that the global tape market is in a state of very slow shrinkage, being eaten at by disk-based methods of storage, although in the …READ MORE
The CIO had spent almost 5 years in the position thriving and surviving all the uncertainties of business and change in management. He had done well to build a reputation with business leaders with his can do attitude and ideas helped them win in their playing field. Technology vendors loved him for…READ MORE
CES 2016: LG Display shows off displays that you can roll up, see through, and use in your car
When I saw that article on Tech Republic, my heart skipped a beat. Could the rollable display finally deliver my electronic newspaper?
I have been waiting a long time. In 2009 I wrote about having b…READ MORE
When an inpatient business unit marketing manager with a credit card can stand up an instance of Salesforce in a matter of a few days, and many companies have long outsourced their daily IT operations, many business executives are questioning if a traditional centralized IT organization is the right…READ MORE
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It can be very frustrating for IT managers and C-level executives to continuously see unified communications in the headlines, and apparently driving business communications and strategy, yet nobody seems to know what it even means. How do you adopt and implement such a thing?
A recent article in…READ MORE
I don’t want to sound like a harsh critic on how people do business, but switching from break/fix to managed services by going flat rate without changing how you provide service will only fail. The idea that you can “wait til` it breaks” and expect to make a profit is silly. Not only will you …READ MORE
In our monthly feature, we take a look at the most popular pieces of content with our readers in the previous month and recap it for you.
Exchange 2016 continues to be a hot topic, and readers want to learn more about how to deploy the new version of the server. Exchange admins also wanted to lea…READ MORE
It’s wise to pinch a grain of salt on any study released by a software or service provider.
With that said, it’s worth considering one bit of data in a report issued this week by Dimension Data, an IT service provider in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report said that contact centers aren’t meas…READ MORE
Now I know this exam isn’t the most highly regarded exam for networking, it is basically an entrance exam to networking, but please don’t take it lightly, Networking can be an intimidating subject. Network+ is an exam that is 85 questions long, 5 scenarios (performance based), some drag and drop, an…READ MORE
I’m finding that more and more my role here is going to be to point you to great thinking that’s going on about thought leadership. I didn’t know about Haydn Shaughnessy until this week, but I’m adding him to my blogroll today and suggest you do to.
Just this one quote from him is enough …READ MORE
To remain competitive with CRM rivals such as Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle announced several additions to its marketing strategy at its annual user conference, OpenWorld. The upgrades strive to better tailor messages to customers and prospects and cater to SMBs.
Brent Leary, partner…READ MORE
I have said more than once that working on an open source project can help you get a job writing proprietary or in-house software. When your potential employers can see, evaluate, and discuss the actual code you wrote, you are head and shoulders above anoth applicant who can only say, “I worked on t…READ MORE
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…READ MORE
It’s with great pleasure and a little pride that we announce Reading Virtual Minds Volume I: Science and History, 4th EDITION.
That “4th EDITION” part is important. We know lots of people are waiting for Reading Virtual Minds Volume II: Experience and Expectation and it’s next in the queue.
Create couple of transaction tables and one error log table.
Create table emp1 (id number, dept_no number, salary number)
create table dept1 (id number, name varchar2(10))
Create a generic error logging table –
create table error_log
The stats are in: More bandwidth does not fix application performance problems, according to KillerApps 2013 — a recent Vanson Bourne survey of 650 US and European IT decision-makers.
Respondents were asked if they added bandwidth in the past year, as well as whether they encountered an inc…READ MORE
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…READ MORE
T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”
In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE