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  • What will the next storage technology be?

    IT Management & Trends Blogs
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Since the first time some boffin wrapped a couple of wires around a magnetic coil and discovered it could hold information most of of our storage for computer bits, nibbles, bytes and beyond has been of the magnetic variety.   It has grown from ferrite cores wrapped in wire to magnetic platters and integrated circuits. The basic premise of them all is still however, the same.
  • LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

    DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses fluorescent lamps or LEDs to transmit data, according to a Korean report.
  • Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing

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    Marcia Savage
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
  • Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat

    Kristin Burnham
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
  • Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

    InfoWorld News
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    The majority of Android devices currently in use contain a vulnerability that allows malware to completely hijack installed apps and their data or even the entire device. The core problem is that Android fails to validate public key infrastructure certificate chains for app digital signatures, said Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer of Bluebox Security, a San Francisco company whose researchers discovered the issue.
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  • Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing

    Marcia Savage
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
  • Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks

    James M. Connolly
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
  • 25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive

    Greg Ferro
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
  • White-Box Switches: Are You Ready?

    Tom Hollingsworth
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    White-box switching promises flexibility and lower costs, so should you make the leap? It depends.
  • 802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge

    Robert Mullins
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn't come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
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    InfoWorld News

  • Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    The majority of Android devices currently in use contain a vulnerability that allows malware to completely hijack installed apps and their data or even the entire device. The core problem is that Android fails to validate public key infrastructure certificate chains for app digital signatures, said Jeff Forristal, chief technology officer of Bluebox Security, a San Francisco company whose researchers discovered the issue.
  • Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Oracle has granted CEO Larry Ellison 3 million stock options, a significant reduction from the 7 million options he received in previous years, according to a regulatory filing. Other Oracle executives, such as co-presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, were also awarded smaller stock option grants than in the past, other filings made Monday show. Each received 2.25 million stock options, compared to 5 million last year.
  • Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app. Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be removing the messaging feature from its mobile app over the next few days, and requiring people to use its stand-alone Messenger app instead.
  • Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.
  • Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says. The group's OpenCloud Project, announced on Monday, will combine commonly used networking and computing equipment with live traffic from service providers' commercial networks. It's the first place researchers will be able to test new technologies designed to make cloud services more reliable and easier to set up and manage.
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  • Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Parts for the 32GB Amazon Fire smartphone cost $205, just shy of the cost of parts of a similarly configured Apple iPhone 5S and well below the Samsung Galaxy S5, both with the same 32GB storage tally.
  • Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Apple today refreshed the MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades of the processor, a small price cut to the aged non-Retina model, and additional RAM for the least-expensive Retina configurations.
  • Top Leadership Quality Isn't What You'd Expect

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    What's the most important quality leaders should have? Discipline? Drive? Obsession? The ability to motivate others? No, no, no and no. The answer is emotional IQ - or what's referred to in laymen's terms as empathy.
  • Does the connected workforce breach employee privacy?

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Wearables will make it infinitely easier for companies to track employees. But without transparency, that will foster suspicion.
  • How to Protect Personal, Corporate Information When You Travel

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Before flying from Rome to Philadelphia earlier this summer, I stopped in the hotel lobby to print my boarding pass. The hotel had one computer dedicated solely to this task. It was the only public computer available to guests. I could access only airline websites and input my name and confirmation number for the ticket. That was it.
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  • HSBC Malta helps customers in real-time via Twitter

    Jesmond Darmanin
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    With the aim of continuing to increase the level of engagement with its customers, HSBC Bank Malta has recently launched its new Twitter help account via twitter handle @HSBC_MT_Help. Through this channel the Bank is adding another layer of interactivity with its customers where users can receive real-time responses to their banking queries. Managed by a team trained to provide a dedicated social media experience through Twitter, this service is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00hrs and 16:00hrs. Tweets received after these hours will be responded to, on the following working day.
  • BSA Survey Finds Unlicensed Software Use at 44 Percent, Despite Security Concerns

    Jesmond Darmanin
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:44 am
    Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet a striking 44 percent of the software installed on personal computers in Malta in 2013 was not properly licensed. These and other findings released today in the BSA Global Software Survey underscore the need for effective software management practices, especially in business settings. “Most people don’t know what is installed on their systems. That needs to change,” said BSA President & CEO…
  • Technology seminar focuses on ICT security

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 May 2014 | 7:18 am
    Major ICT security threats, next generation firewalls, the latest anti-x technologies, and technological developments in secure authentication will be covered during a seminar organised by ICT Solutions in collaboration with leading ICT security technology suppliers. Presentations will be delivered by various speakers from security leaders Fortinet, F-Secure and SafeNet. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 14th of May from 8:30 till 13:00 at the Xara Lodge, Limits of Rabat. ICT Solutions Manager Engineering Services Daniel Camilleri said: “ICT security has become a complex and critical…
  • Former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO to Address Next MISCO Directors Network Meeting

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    The next edition in the MISCO’s Directors Network Meeting series of networking events will be hosted on Friday 6th June and will feature an interactive question and answer session with Chris Deering, Former CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The Q&A session will be led by Etienne Borg Cardona, Director of MISCO Directors Network who will moderate the event and the audience. The event, which starts at 12.00 noon, will take place at Palazzo De Piro, Mdina and will kick off with a finger buffet, followed by the Q&A session. Chris Deering is best known for his…
  • Emirates launches ‘The Emirates App’ to connect globalistas to new experiences

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Emirates airline has increased its mobile presence with the launch of the Emirates App for iPad on the global App Store. The Emirates App for iPad, now available globally on the App Store, allows users to explore destinations and manage their travel on Emirates at a tap of their fingers. Travel aficionados and those curious about the world, can now explore over 130 Emirates destinations on six continents, and learn more about Emirates’ world-class services at a tap of a finger. Customers can directly download the App or visit the App Store and search for ‘Emirates’. The Emirates App for…
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  • Privacy Concerns with Persistent Logins

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    We need to keep in mind that soft-logins are a user convenience option for regular users of a web-based solution. However there are many privacy issues related to the use of persistent logins and the process of providing cookies for this process is inherently insecure.

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What I discovered on my flight from Asheville.
  • Some aspects of Mobile application development

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    With the increased adoption of mobility in modern enterprises, there are certain aspects that need to be kept into consideration for an efficient rollout.
  • What will the next storage technology be?

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Since the first time some boffin wrapped a couple of wires around a magnetic coil and discovered it could hold information most of of our storage for computer bits, nibbles, bytes and beyond has been of the magnetic variety.   It has grown from ferrite cores wrapped in wire to magnetic platters and integrated circuits. The basic premise of them all is still however, the same.
  • Five ERP Implementation Lessons From Summer Vacation

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    These summer months provide many of us with good reasons to slow down and relax. Whether it be summer vacations, time at the beach, or enjoying the longer days, many of us find the time to enjoy a slightly slower pace whenever possible.
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • Transform your Supply Chain with Blended Logistics Sourcing

    Pam Petropoulos
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
      Are you getting true value from your logistics outsourcing contracts? In this paper, MIT’s Dr. Mahender Singh explains why outsourcing transportation and logistics needn’t be an either/or decision - revealing the benefits major organizations like Unilever are achieving with a blended sourcing approach. Click here to download the paper.  
  • What Providers Should Consider Before Jumping into the Payer Market

    Calvin Glenn
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    The evolution of ACOs in the market has led to an increase in provider based payer organizations, the addition of some 400 this year require a new level of data sharing and analytics. The ability to analyze impacts of changing payment models and care guidelines on healthcare delivery and payment will define the stability and growth of the integrated organization. Kathy McCarthy, Director of Sales Consulting for Oracle Health Insurance, discusses the topic in today’s post: With the ACO model, healthcare organizations will continue to acquire groups and services within a specific…
  • Update 5 for "NetBeans Platform for Beginners"

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Another monthly update of "NetBeans Platform for Beginners" is available. Everyone who has already bought the book has received, or will be receiving, an e-mail with instructions on how to get the latest update for free. All others are warmly invited to join in reading, and commenting on, the (in my humble opinion) best book written about the NetBeans APIs: To give you a taste of the book, over 50 of its pages are available for free:
  • The Nature of Digital Disruption

    Kellsey Ruppel
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    by Dave Gray, Entrepreneur, Author & Consultant Digital Disruption – The change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services or bring to market an entirely new innovation. Why is the shift to digital so disruptive? As a global society, we are currently in the process of digitizing everything. We are wrapping our physical world with a digital counterpart, a world of information, which parallels and reflects our own. We want to know everything we can think of about everything we can think of. This whirl of…
  • Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - July 22-28, 2014

    OTN ArchBeat
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Among the 2,998 people who follow @OTNArchBeat these ten tweets were the most popular for over the last seven days, July 22-28, 2014. RT @forrester: As #bigdata explodes, so do old ways of doing business. @PracticingEA explains why a reset is necessary. #forrbigdata Jul 23, 2014 at 02:50 PM RT @brunoborges: This is a robot of the Home League at #RoboCup2014 and it is using @Java for state machine. Cool!! Jul 23, 2014 at 02:52 PM Why Oracle Big Data #SQL Potentially Solves a Big Issue with #Hadoop Security | Mark Rittman Jul 28, 2014 at 07:37 AM What's New in #SOA Suite 12c - Rapid…
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • Prevent MySQL downtime: Set max_user_connections

    Peter Zaitsev
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    One of the common causes of downtime with MySQL is running out of connections. Have you ever seen this error? “ERROR 1040 (00000): Too many connections.” If you’re working with MySQL long enough you surely have. This is quite a nasty error as it might cause complete downtime… transient errors with successful transactions mixed with failing ones as well as only some processes stopping to run properly causing various kinds of effects if not monitored properly.There are number of causes for running out of connections, the most common ones involving when the Web/App server…
  • What I learned while migrating a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS

    Michael Coburn
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi, I recently had the experience of assisting with a migration of a customer MySQL installation to Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service). Amazon RDS is a great platform for hosting your MySQL installation and offers the following list of pros and cons:You can scale your CPU, IOPS, and storage space separately by using Amazon RDS. Otherwise you need to take downtime and upgrade physical components of a rack-mounted server.Backups, software version patching, failure detection, and (some) recovery is automated with Amazon RDS.You lose shell access to your DB instanceYou lose SUPER privilege…
  • Monitoring MySQL flow control in Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6

    Stephane Combaudon
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Monitoring flow control in a Galera cluster is very important. If you do not, you will not understand why writes may sometimes be stalled. Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 provides 2 status variables for such monitoring: wsrep_flow_control_paused and wsrep_flow_control_paused_ns. Which one should you use?What is flow control?Flow control does not exist with regular MySQL replication, but only with Galera replication. It is simply the mechanism nodes are using when they are not able to keep up with the write load: to keep replication synchronous, the node that is starting to lag instructs the other…
  • Putting MySQL Fabric to Use: July 30 webinar

    Fernando Ipar
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Martin and I have recently been blogging together about MySQL Fabric (in case you’ve missed this, you can find the first post of the series here), and on July 30th, we’re going to be presenting a webinar on this topic titled “Putting MySQL Fabric to Use.”The focus of the webinar is to help you get started quickly on this technology, so we’ll include very few slides (mostly just a diagram or two) and then jump straight into shared screen mode, with lots of live console and source code examples.In order to make the best use of time, we won’t show you how to…
  • DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the basics

    Dimitri Vanoverbeke
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’ll be publishing a series of posts on OpenStack and Trove over the next few weeks, diving into their usage and purpose. For readers who are already familiar with these technologies, there should be no doubt as to why we are incredibly excited about them, but for those who aren’t, consider this a small introduction to the basics and concepts.What is Database as a Service (DBaaS)? In a nutshell, DBaaS – as it is frequently referred to – is a loose moniker to the concept of providing a managed cloud-based database environment accessible by users, applications or…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • Upload files into grid view and download it to the computer

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    I would like to know why my data is not saving permanently in my local database. If I close my application and open it again. I cannot download the uploaded data. Its showing an error called "The given key was not present in the dictionary” But I can download the file when the application is running. I mean, if the application is running and I upload a data to my grid, then i can download it without any error. If the application is closed and opened, that time if I try to download the same old file its throwing the error My code private void…
  • Login And Looping Problems

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Can you please help me with my Problem here? What I want to do is: 1. Input Username & Password (Make Password in Asterisk (*)) 2. If it is True / Right Proceed to the Main Program 3. Else If False/Wrong give another Trial (Do you want to try again? Continue? (Y/N) 4. If ‘Y’ then go back to No.1 5. Else If ‘N’ then exit program The Error is this: A. The Password is not masked in Asterisk (*) I’ve tried to use this: for(int i=0;i<8;i++) { …
  • problem in showing balls

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Hi, I need some help please i could not show the balls,when my pacman is moving,i want my pacman will through balls when it's moving.but i could not show his balls,can you please help me what is wrong or missing in my code. I appreciate someone can help me import javax.swing.*; import java.awt.*; import java.util.ArrayList; import java.util.List; import java.util.TimerTask; public class Mypacman{ public Mypacman(){ } public void showUI(){ JFrame jframe = new JFrame(); …
  • Repeat the navigation function in the footer.

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    I have managed to put together a responsive menu with the help from the internet. I've need it to sit in the footer as well, but to be controlled sepratley, I have copied it and placed it in the footer but I can't seem to get it right. Can you assist? Thanks
  • Do you know how to make rating system with javascript

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    Here is the ans for you. Easy to use star rating system for your website, by pasting 1-2 code of provided javascript you can display the system on your site and allow the users to rate your content (pages, articles, photos, products, etc), you simply provide an unique item to be rated, e.g Product19, Product20, etc. Make rating system with javascript here>>> Very easy to integrate in your site, see "using the script" area for details. Loads and posts new votes without reloading the web page. Can be included in any html file type like html, htm, asp,…
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  • Blockchain and Bearer Tokens

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Summary: We can use the blockchain to create a class of bearer tokens that act more like keys in the physical world: they can only be used by one entity at a time and take effort to transfer. This post describes why that might be interesting. I'm interested in your feedback. One of the problems with most substitutes for email is that they fail to implement a concept that Marc Stiegler of HP writes about in his technical report Rich Sharing for the Web. Narc outlines six features of rich sharing that are captured in this short scenario: Alice, in a race to her next meeting, turns…
  • What Happens to the Data

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Summary: Metromile offers per-mile car insurance based on an OBD II device that plugs into the car and reports data about how the vehicle is used to the insurance company. This raises questions about where the data goes, how it's used, and who owns it. Even more important, it's a business model that promotes the creation of data silos. Nathan Schor pointed me at an article about Metromile that appeared in TechCrunch recently. Metromile is a per-mile insurance company that uses a OBD II device that you plug in your car. It tracks your vehicle stats, similar to Fuse, Automatic, and other…
  • A Microservice for Healing Subscriptions

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Summary: Here is a quick little microservice I wrote as a KRL rule to ensure that the vehicle has all the subscriptions it needs and fix them if need be. The simplicity illstrates why a microservices approach holds such promise for more loosely coupled systems. Last week I wrote about how Fuse uses a microservices architecture and the benefits that such an architecture provides. This morning I was faced with a problem that the microservices approach solved handily, so I thought I'd write it up as an example. Fuse uses webhooks (we think of them as event channels) to receive notifications that…
  • Idempotent Services and Guard Rules

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Summary: The guard rule pattern provides a way to ensure services are idempotent even when their actions aren't. This post shows how to use guard rules in KRL. Microservices are usually easier to program when responses to an event are idempotent, meaning that they can run multiple times without cumulative effect. Many operations are idempotent (i.e. adding a ruleset to a pico over and over only results in the ruleset being added once). For operations that aren't naturally idempotent, we can make the rule idempotent using the rule's guard condition. Using a guard condition we can ensure the…
  • Fuse as a Microservice Architecture

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Summary: Microservices provide a powerful pattern for programming picos with KRL. This post describes microservices and shows how we can view rules within the Fuse system as microservices for a vehicle. We give a detailed, technical example of microservice interaction within Fuse and of a specific rule. I recently ran across the idea of microservices. I don't know why it took me so long to run across it, since they've been discussed for a few years and there are many article written about them (see the end of this post for a link list). They have, like anything new, many different…
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    28 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Managing DNS is no easy task. Unfortunately, unless you have a whole team dedicated to keeping up with the latest changes in DNS and are constantly monitoring it, many problems can easily be missed. Outsourcing your web traffic management can sometimes seem like just another unnecessary cost. You have IT folks and bought your own box – what else could you need? Well, those IT folks probably have another job aside from DNS management and if an outage occurs, that one box just won’t cut it. In this latest whitepaper from Dyn, you’ll learn four reasons why outsourcing is a good…
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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Wiley's Hadoop Book Bundle -- A Free 113 Page Sampler

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    This Wiley e-book bundle includes selected materials from 5 recently published titles in Wiley's expansive catalog of titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as a full sample chapter for your enjoyment. Titles Include: Hadoop For Dummies Google BigQuery Analytics Professional Hadoop Solutions Professional NoSQL Hybrid Cloud For Dummies Whether you're a seasoned veteran of Hadoop or a newcomer, there are valuable lessons and advice in these pages for you. Download today and receive your FREE sampler filled with thought provoking…
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  • Data Centers in the Crosshairs: Today's Most Dangerous Threats

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Comprising the most valuable assets in your organization – your web, DNS, database, and email servers - data centers have become the number one target of cyber criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. This paper analyzes the top five most dangerous threats to your data center. It also describes the impact of these threats and it reveals the latest methods, tools and techniques used by attackers to exploit data center resources.Request Free!
  • Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving to the cloud is how to secure and control access to data saved in cloud applications.Request Free!
  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Cloud Computing

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cloud computing is one of the most captivating technology in today's IT world. Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has transformed how IT services are delivered and managed. The demand for cloud computing solutions is growing exponentially. This white paper will identify the pitfalls to watch out for when implementing the technology, and stress the importance of WAN redundancy and reliability.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Virtualization - Free Kit

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Essentials of Virtualization, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Virtualization related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Virtualization research:IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x ServersVirtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and CostsVirtual Desktop Acquisition Cost AnalysisPropel Your Partners into the CloudRequest Free!
  • Move Forward With Cloud and Mobile, Securely

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mobile and cloud. Your employees want them. Your company needs them. But how do you secure them while respecting employee privacy? This white paper explores the limitations of existing security solutions on the market and explores an entirely new approach where both IT and employees win. Download this white paper to learn more.Request Free!
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • Cloud Enables a Big Competitive Advantage for UK Firms

    David Deans
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Recovery from the financial crisis in Europe continues across the whole region. Granted, there are structural reasons for the eurozone economy's slow recovery. Regardless, savvy senior executives in leading nations are actively seeks ways to grow their business. For some that means a shift to cloud computing services -- thereby lowering operational costs and boosting productivity.As an example, forward-looking UK businesses are becoming more competitive as a direct result of their adoption of cloud services, that's according to the latest market study findings from the Cloud Industry Forum…
  • How to Win Big When Cloud Computing is Pervasive

    David Deans
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven.However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive projects that are referred to as Shadow IT -- intentionally bypassing their company's formal evaluation…
  • How Cloud Computing Empowers the Agile Enterprise

    David Deans
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of dynamic business technology solutions.Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption are the key focal points in preparation for this transition. Moreover, Line of Business demand for emerging use cases…
  • Frugal and Agile DevOps - the Cloud Computing Advantage

    David Deans
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Accomplish much more, very rapidly, while spending less -- this is the business technology trend that savvy executives everywhere have embraced. Worldwide IT spending will reach a total $3.7 trillion in 2014, that's a 2.1 percent increase from last year, according to the latest global market study by Gartner.This forecast, however, is down from their earlier projections of 3.2 percent growth.What's driving the ongoing transition to lower business technology spending? The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for end-user devices, data center systems and…
  • Mobile Location-Based Services will Drive Business Apps

    David Deans
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    Internet usage is evolving, and so are the application scenarios for business technology. In the foreseeable future, desktop personal computers will produce a much smaller share of commercial internet protocol (IP) traffic. Mobile and portable devices -- other than PCs -- will drive the majority of traffic by 2018.According to the latest findings from Cisco Visual Networking Index, in 2013, just 33 percent of IP traffic originated with non-PC devices. However, by 2018, the non-PC share of IP traffic will grow to 57 percent. Moreover, commercial mobile location-based services will be the…
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  • Cisco Partner Ecosystem: l’evoluzione del programma di canale

    Eric Moyal
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Prima della chiusura estiva volevo fare un veloce sommario dell’evoluzione del programma di canale, il Cisco Partner Ecosystem che include il nuovo Cisco Solution Partner Program e la nuova generazione del Cisco Channel Partner Program che vi consentità di evolvere i vostri modelli di business per cogliere nuove opportunità, interessare maggiormente i clienti e accrescere i profitti. IoE creerà opportunità senza precedenti per tutti noi. L’evoluzione del Cisco Partner Program va proprio in questa direzione: vi permetterà di cogliere le tante possibilità che l’IoE aprirà e le…
  • SalesConnect: la nuova App per i Partner Cisco.

    Giorgio Campatelli
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:40 am
    Come annunciato in anteprima al Partner Club di Riccione vi informo che è finalmente disponibile SalesConnect, la nuova applicazione mobile che permette ai Partner Cisco di accedere rapidamente e facilmente a documentazione di vendita (prodotti e servizi), demo, training e offerte direttamente su dispositivi mobile. Il contenuto è valutato e consigliato da vostri colleghi e copre le soluzioni che vendiamo oggi, così come gli ultimi lanci di prodotto, per aiutarvi a costruire un messaggio convincente e strutturato per i clienti. SalesConnect è stata progettata da nostri venditori, per i…
  • Cisco Partner Power Hour: un’ora di importanti annunci

    Giorgio Campatelli
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:52 am
    Vi segnalo un importante appuntamento per conoscere tutti i dettagli dell’evoluzione del Channel Partner Program. Sarà lo stesso Steve Benvenuto (Senior Director, Channel Partner Program, Worldwide Partner Organization) a parlarci di tutte le novità e dell’impatto che avranno per il vostro lavoro Potrete rivolgere le vostre domande direttamente a Steve che potrà dissipare dubbi e offrire chiarimenti laddove siano necessari. Qui di seguito i dettagli per iscriversi alla sessione WebEx e l’agenda della giornata. QUANDO Mercoledì 25 Giugno 2014 – ore 17.00 (CET Time) AGENDA Cisco…
  • È tempo di switch! Importanti novità sul Technology Migration Program

    Giorgio Campatelli
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:24 am
    Qui di seguito trovate importanti novità in ambito TMP (Technology Migration Program), il nostro programma di rottamazione che offre interessanti sconti per quei clienti che sostituiranno la propria base installata per soluzioni più innovative. L’iniziativa che vorrei segnalarvi, si chiama Just Switch It, che propone sconti aggressivi sui prodotti Cisco in ambito switching e wireless. La promozione scade il 30 luglio 2014. Sono stati definiti semplici livelli di scontistica* quando si rottamano i prodotti installati a seconda che il prodotto nuovo che si va a proporre sia di tipo base o…
  • Nuove opportunità per i nostri Partner

    Eric Moyal
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    E di pochi giorni fa l’annunciodi nuovi prodotti, software e servizi che fanno parte del portfolio Enterprise Networking Mobility. Queste nuove soluzioni permetteranno a voi partner di generare nuovi profitti, incrementare i margini e fornire nuovi servizi che consentono alle aziende clienti di cogliere nuove opportunità nell’ambito della mobility. La mobility non è solo connessione wireless, si tratta di ridefinire il business e l’IT.  Oggi, gli utenti vogliono accedere alla rete in qualunque momento, da qualsiasi luogo e da qualsiasi dispositivo. Oltre alla connessione, sapete…
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  • Enhance Your Employee Engagement Strategy

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s IT marketplace, attracting top talent is highly competitive and constantly changing. Once talent has been employed, maintaining and retaining those key employees is essential to departmental success, and even presents challenges of its own. Our new white paper, “What Startups Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement,” examines how tech startups have changed the […]Enhance Your Employee Engagement Strategy is a post from: Modis The post Enhance Your Employee Engagement Strategy appeared first on Modis.
  • How to Leverage Your Network Successfully

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Understanding the value of networking and taking the first important steps towards establishing and growing your pool of professional contacts within the IT word is crucial, but what comes next? What do you do after you’ve just attended a successful networking event or made a key new contact that you hope to foster a professional […]How to Leverage Your Network Successfully is a post from: Modis The post How to Leverage Your Network Successfully appeared first on Modis.
  • 5 Things We Love from Comic-Con 2014

    Devon Stiles
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Every year, Comic-Con bestows a plethora of the coolest, geekiest stuff on the block. Whether it’s the latest trailers, the most interesting panels, or even hilarious tweets, Comic-Con never fails to deliver. After pouring over the wealth of information from this year’s conference, we’ve compiled 5 things we loved from Comic-Con 2014. 1) The Walking […]5 Things We Love from Comic-Con 2014 is a post from: Modis The post 5 Things We Love from Comic-Con 2014 appeared first on Modis.
  • Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    While there was little change for the month, the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed positive trends over the past year. As we previously indicated, the National Unemployment rate has declined 1.4 percentage points from June 2013. This can be attributed to the fact that 49 states and the District […]Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • How to Find Networking Events

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The importance of connecting with colleagues and other professionals within your field can’t be overstated. Smart networking and contact building are powerful ways to expand your future career opportunities and gain a wealth of useful insights in the process. While interacting with other IT pros online through social networking sites can be great for getting […]How to Find Networking Events is a post from: Modis The post How to Find Networking Events appeared first on Modis.
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    RES Software Blog

  • Empowering the Business, Unburdening IT

    Bob de Kousemaeker
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    IT departments today are so inundated with projects that they often can barely keep their head above water. They are already tasked with the maintenance of the IT infrastructure and the ongoing management and delivery of IT services, but are commonly requested to provide additional services that are not aligned with the IT core mission. It is time we take a closer look at the role of IT and assess which responsibilities should in fact belong to IT and what should instead lie in the domain of the business. In many organizations, IT is responsible for managing business decisions while…
  • Get Rid of Some Headaches by Resetting Applications to Default Configuration

    Rene Heijnen
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    We recently released RES Workspace Manager 2014 Service Release 1 (SR1) with some great new features. Today I am going to highlight one of those new features. You could already restore user settings to a previous application setting in RES Workspace Manager. With this new release, we have enhanced the solution with new functionality to reset applications to the default configuration. You can give both users and administrators permission to do this reset, and their permissions can be separate from each other. Why Is This Important and What Is the ‘Default Configuration’? So why did we do…
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About RES Suite 2014

    Patrik Zander
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    RES Software released the RES Suite 2014, which includes the RES IT Store (including RES Automation Manager for desktops) and RES Workspace Manager, on February 3rd 2014. While these solutions may seem familiar, here are five things most people don’t know about the RES Suite 2014, did you? 1. It Covers the Entire IT Services Life Cycle Why did we bundle the different products into a suite? The answer is simple. Let’s look at how IT services are consumed in the following graphic. In steps 1 and 2 the RES IT Store qualifies users for services based on business rules and offers a service…
  • Launching a Citrix published desktop via RES Subscriber with Citrix Receiver 4.x

    Roland van Dorp
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    In some scenarios, RES Subscriber is used to lock down a workstation. This is done by simply defining the RES Subscriber as the shell, and then launching a remote desktop. The advantage of this is that the computer then behaves like a thin client with minimal maintenance required. In the past, when using the Citrix Web Interface with the legacy Receiver, it was relatively easy to create the launch command line. It was even possible for administrators to generate custom ICA files. There were many different methods that could be used to launch a Citrix published desktop. However, when using…
  • RES Workspace Manager with full integration with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x available

    Michel Roth
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    RES Software is a long-standing Citrix partner with a large percentage of our customers using RES Software products to support their Citrix deployments. This has been the case since the inception of RES Software (1999) and continues today with deep integration with Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp products. At RES Software we believe that we’re able to provide value to our joint customers by having true integration between RES Workspace Manager and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp. In this blog post we will talk about our updated integration with Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.x. The Value of RES…
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    The IJIS Factor

  • Improving IT Procurement Series 6: Evaluating Responses to the RFP and Selecting a Supplier

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    This is the sixth of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 5: Preparing and Disseminating the Formal RFP

    Guest Blogger
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    This is the fifth of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 4: Defining and Articulating the Procurement Problem

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    This is the fourth of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series 3: Preplanning for the Procurement

    Guest Blogger
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:28 am
    This is the third of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 2: How Did Procurement Get This Way?

    Guest Blogger
    27 May 2014 | 5:42 am
    This is the second of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
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    The Data Center Journal

  • Microsoft and IBM Chase Amazon While Google Falls Off the Pace

    Press Release
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    New Q2 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft and IBM are clearly leading the growth in cloud infrastructure services. While Amazon (AWS) remains in a league its own, it can no longer claim to be bigger than its closest four competitors combined. Faced with tougher competition, AWS did not grow its cloud revenues on a sequential basis, and consequently saw its at year-on-year growth rate drop to 49%. Meanwhile Google is not managing to keep pace with its larger rivals. With most of the major operators having now released their earnings data for Q2, Synergy estimates that…
  • Schneider Electric Provides Prefabricated Data Center for Baidu to Build M1 Containerized Data Center

    Press Release
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced that it had won the bid from Baidu to build an M1 containerized (prefabricated) data center with Schneider Electric’s prefabricated data center solutions. As Baidu’s first prefabricated data center project, the eco-friendly data center will feature fast deployment, low input and high capability operation from standardized to modular to prefabricated data center in the age of cloud computing and big data. This project not only meets the needs of Baidu’s rapidly expanding business, but also sets a…
  • Development Without Borders

    Paul Feresten
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    In the past five years, how, when and where consumers digest and collaborate on digital content drastically changed through the advent of smart devices, online streaming services and entertainment consoles that are no longer relegated strictly to gaming. As a result, consumers are no longer bound by geographic and temporal limitations. They now expect to access the latest software, content and app updates anytime and anyplace, without needing to go to the store to purchase them. Now, you may be asking, what does this have to do with software development and cloud computing? Similar to the way…
  • No Technology Bubble?

    Jeff Clark
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    According to Doug Schade at InformationWeek, the technology market isn’t a bubble—not yet, anyway. Making a this-time-is-different argument, Schade believes the conditions surrounding the market are unlike those during the infamous dot-com crash of 2000. “I don’t see the frenzied pace of funding, startups, and public offerings evident during the infamous dot-com bubble.” But companies like Twitter are still riding high despite little positive history: in this case, the social-media company has a market cap of $22.5 billion despite having yet to make a dime (in 2013, it lost over…
  • The Question: To Be Diverse, or Not to Be Diverse

    Jeff Clark
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    As The Data Center Journal noted last month, technology news outlets tend to fall all over themselves periodically as they seek to identify the greatest diversity offender. The latest organization to fall on CNet’s chopping block is Twitter, followed immediately by Pinterest. These two companies, although not specifically likened to proponents of torture and child sacrifice, were pegged as offenders of the delicate sensibilities of social engineers. Even the companies themselves are all but begging forgiveness for their “sins” in a spectacle so laughable that it can only be taken…
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    SMP Updates

  • Changyou Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Limited ("Changyou" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.Second Quar...
  • Qualcomm Commits Up To $150 Million to Strategic Venture Fund in China

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    SAN DIEGO/PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has made a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the dev...
  • BT Launches BT One Phone

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BT Makes the OnePhone Service Available to the UK MarketSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired) - BT announced on July 17th the launch of BT One Phone. This launch follows the April 2014 announcement of the joint venture between OnePhone Holding and BT t...
  • Geeknet Sets Second Quarter 2014 Financial Release Date

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    FAIRFAX, Va/PRNewswire/ -- Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), parent company of online retailer, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Friday August 1, 2014.&nbsp; A confer...
  • TubeMogul Prices Initial Public Offering

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    EMERYVILLE, Calif/PRNewswire/ -- TubeMogul, Inc. ("TubeMogul") (NASDAQ: TUBE), an enterprise software company for digital branding that provides a video buying platform to advertisers, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of ...
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • A Third of Ex-Employees Accessing Company Data

    Chris Bunn
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Our latest research which surveyed 2,000 desk-based workers in the UK and US reveals at least one in three ex-employees are left with access to systems or data after leaving a company. This finding explored in the report, ‘From Brutus to Snowden: a study of insider threat personas‘ highlights how employees in two of the world’s largest markets are being left with open access to confidential data long after departing. Understanding your employees attitudes and behavior. One of the most important steps of tackling internal security is understanding your own users, and their…
  • From Brutus to Snowden. A Study of Insider Threat Personas

    Chris Bunn
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    Today IS Decisions reveal a new study on the attitudes and behaviors of users with regards to internal security. From Brutus to Snowden: A study of Insider Threat Personas Following on from the ‘Insider Threat Manifesto‘ launched earlier this year which highlighted attitudes of IT Professionals, we now turn our spotlight on the users themselves. Learn who the most potentially dangerous users are in your organization and industry, and what you can do to alter behavior and mitigate the risk. Who is most likely to be sharing passwords and why? Why the majority of desk-based…
  • Research shows Employees see no Security Risk in Sharing Passwords

    Chris Bunn
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:46 am
    One of the biggest internal security issues every business has to deal with is password sharing.  We know that insider threats represent one of the greatest risks to a business. Even when we consider highly technically proficient hackers, the way they are most likely to access sensitive information is by simply acquiring someone’s password, probably by posing as some figure of authority in order to get them to hand it over. Our new research report, titled ‘From Brutus to Snowden: a study of insider threat personas‘ highlights that in fact the majority of employees (52%) in…
  • Insider Threat Program. From Paranoia to Protection

    Chris Bunn
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:56 am
    Last week IS Decisions participated in the SPIN Insider Threat Conference in London joining participants from academia, government and industry to discuss the threat from within. Speakers at the workshop included security experts from CERT, PA Consulting Group (HoMER Publication), Oxford e-Research Centre & the US Secret Service. In a series of 3 posts we will highlight the expertise offered during this workshop and share how organizations can better manage the insider threat. This first post examines the need for an organization to build an insider threat program.  Following posts will…
  • More protection against the Insider Threat with UserLock 8

    Chris Bunn
    15 May 2014 | 5:46 am
    Since the release of UserLock 7 eleven months ago, UserLock has helped equip more organizations with the means to prevent, detect and respond to the risk of the insider threat. Considering that there were an estimated 600,000 internal breaches of security in the US alone, organizations are recognizing the need to be more proactive in beating the threat from within, from both a technological and cultural standpoint. By providing the necessary access control, restrictions and real-time monitoring that cannot be achieved in native Windows functionality, UserLock 7 has helped more and more…
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • DevTest or DevOps

    Giridhar LV
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    In the last week we had a meeting with two prospects, both of them are in the financial sector with fairly large Engineering organizations. Both these organizations are in the Insurance business and provide a portal for their customers. These …
  • What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

    Anshuman Singh
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    In May we posted a blog entry, Selling Us On How You Sell, announcing a new e-commerce award that Mindtree incubated with IGD, the membership organization for the retail and consumer goods industries. Along with that announcement we offered a …
  • IT Challenges of FATCA compliance

    Raman Suprajarama
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    The incidence of US citizens holding unreported financial assets overseas is increasing. The United States government is losing substantial amount of revenue each year due to citizens owning and operating financial accounts in foreign jurisdictions and not paying tax on …
  • 10 common Scrum mistakes and how to avoid them

    Dwight Kingdon
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    When most people think of Agile, they think of “Scrum”. Scrum is the most widely used, and arguably, the most abused Agile framework. Scrum is simple in concept but difficult to do really well. Here are 10 common Scrum mistakes …
  • Making Most Of Commercial Lending Boom.

    Raman Suprajarama
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Banks can take full advantage of the gaining momentum in commercial lending – developing new offerings and services, faster loan approval processes resulting in increased revenue, role based governance for efficiency, accountability and risk management, multiple touch points and for …
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • 6 Tips For Picking The Right Cloud Provider To Partner With

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If only picking the right cloud vendor was this easy…Image Credit Face it, we are all going to move our company’s IT applications into the cloud eventually. The importance of information technology demands that we do this. Just exactly where that cloud is going to be located and who will be running it for us is another question. What questions does a CIO need to ask when you are trying to select the right cloud vendor for your company? 5 Questions To Ask A Cloud Vendor You wouldn’t buy a car without doing your homework and asking the car dealer a bunch of questions, right? The…
  • Perhaps The IT Help Desk No Longer Needed?

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just like suspenders, the IT help desk may have gone out of fashionImage Credit Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, one of the biggest crazes to sweep through the world of IT has been the BYOD trend: “Bring Your Own Device” (to work) .The thinking is that workers have been purchasing and using such sophisticated electronic devices in their personal lives and because of the importance of information technology it no longer really made sense for their company to provide them with lesser quality devices. Instead, workers should bring in their…
  • The Problem With Glitches

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When a glitch is big enough, the government will step inImage Credit In a perfect world, IT systems would always work and they would always work correctly. However, we don’t live in that perfect world. What this means for CIOs is that glitches happen. It’s our job to minimize them, but we’ll never be able to eliminate them completely. We’re always going to have to come up with a plan for dealing with them and their aftermath when they do occur. U.S. stock exchanges, who know about the importance of information technology, have had their fair share of glitches in 2013.
  • All Talk And No Action Does A CIO No Good

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Nasdaq CIO Should Have Known BetterImage Credit The IT department over at the Nasdaq stock exchange had a rough year in 2013. Their exchange, which is used by thousands of traders every day, suffered two debilitating outages. I can understand one outage, things happen. But two? Where was the CIO? Two Outages Too Many The Nasdaq is a stock market where traders can buy and sell stocks that are traded there. One of the ways that the Nasdaq gets the information that it needs is to exchange information with other stock exchanges. However, in order for those exchanges to occur, the Nasdaq has…
  • When It Comes To Data Mining – Is The CIO In Charge?

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Data mining is complicated and so the CIO has to be involvedImage Credit With all of this talk about cloud computing, it can be easy to forget about yesterday’s hot topic: data mining. However, it turns out that cloud computing just makes doing data mining a whole lot easier. This means that data mining is reminding the company about the importance of information technology and is staging a comeback. The person with the CIO job is going to have to start to allocate time to deal with this. How about if we take a look at where things currently stand? Why Bother Doing Data Mining? As with…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • Is Big Data Destined To Become Small And Vertical Data In The End?

    Myles Suer
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Several years ago, I got to participate in one of the first neural net conferences. At the time, I thought it was amazing just to be there. There were chip and software vendors galore. Many even claimed to be the … Continue reading »
  • Don’t Fire the CIO, Transform the Business

    John Schmidt
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    The headline on the Venture Beat website this weekend was Why you should fire your CIO. The point of the article was that the rest of the executive suite in most organizations is ignorant about IT issues and has abdicated … Continue reading »
  • Emerging Markets: Does Location Matter?

    Stephan Zoder
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I recently wrapped up two overseas trips; one to Central America and another to South Africa. As such, I had the opportunity to meet with a national bank and a regional retail. It prompted me to ask the question: Does location … Continue reading »
  • 5 Ways Hybrid Integration Redefines Your Cloud Strategy

    Ashwin Viswanath
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    The mainstream use of SaaS applications as part of the cloud strategies in many enterprises continues to rise. Initially led by LOB IT (lines of business, apps IT), SaaS deployments now have central IT (such as Integration Competency Centers) personnel … Continue reading »
  • Why Enterprise Architects Need to Think About Data First

    Roger Nolan
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Enterprise Architects (EAs) are increasingly being asked to think 3-5 years out.  This means that they need to take an even more active part in the strategy process, and to help drive business transformation.  A CIO that we talked to … Continue reading »
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    Wikibon Blog

  • HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation

    Jeff Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter. The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat on Hortonworks’ board. HP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and provide Tier 1 support to customers. The two companies will also work together to certify the HP Vertica analytic database on YARN. For Hortonworks, the investment and partnership is in keeping with its…
  • People & Relationships Just as Important as Data for New CDOs

    Jeff Kelly
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Organizations are increasingly coming to the realization that data is a core strategic asset, the new source of competitive advantage. Success in today’s economy is predicated on how organizations leverage data as much as any other corporate function. The challenge organizations face, then, is how to leverage this asset to its maximum potential in ways that are as efficient as possible and also minimize risk. This is no small feat. It involves data itself (identifying and managing sources of data), technology (tools and systems to ingest, process, store, analyze and share data), governance…
  • Catalogic Software (Who?) Taps Ed Walsh as CEO

    David Vellante
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Ed Walsh, the CEO whiz kid is back doing what he does best – running a product company. This time he’s landed at Catalogic Software, a firm many people have never heard of—but probably will over the next several months. Walsh is a storage industry veteran who is best known for taking small, relatively unknown product-focused companies that need clearer strategy and execution chops, building a team, pointing them at a problem, gaining traction and then selling to a larger player who needs to fill a gap. Walsh touts an impressive list of successful exits as a CEO, including Avamar (EMC),…
  • Memory Matters

    David Vellante
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
      The “big four” megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data are putting new pressures on IT departments. These high level forces are rippling through to create demands on infrastructure as follows: Cloud – Amazon has turned the data center into an API. This trend is forcing CIOs, as best they can, to replicate the agility, cost structure and flexibility of external cloud service providers. Unlike outsourcing of the 1990’s, which had diseconomies of scale at volume, cloud services have marginal economics that track software (i.e. incremental costs go toward zero). This trend…
  • Hadoop At Once Disrupts and Compliments Traditional Approaches

    Jeff Kelly
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Despite the apparent contradiction, Hadoop and other emerging Big Data approaches are at the same time complementary to and disruptive to established data warehousing and business intelligence practices in the enterprise. I recently spoke with my colleague Stu Miniman about this and other findings from Wikibon’s Q2 2014 Big Data Analytics Survey in the below Cube Conversation. The survey, one of two major Big Data surveys Wikibon will undertake this year, is part of Wikibon’s new Big Data research service. The new service is focused on primary data-driven research designed to…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • Mobile and the cloud: Where does IT stand today?

    David King
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    IT sometimes gets so lost in the down-and-dirty details of day-to-day operations that it can lose sight of what the competition is up to and where your colleagues stand. With that in mind, Spiceworks put out its annual all-things-IT report. Huge this year: the cloud and mobile, as always.  Let’s just get this out of the way: This report looks slick. It’s as much fun to scroll through as it is useful. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get done to what’s important: The trends that companies are facing (and will be facing soon if they aren’t), according to…
  • Is Internet Explorer a hacker’s best friend?

    David King
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is a favorite tool.  Because IE is so closely tied to the underlying operating system for most computers, Windows, hackers use it to gather information on: the operating system being used what antivirus is running on the system, and third-party software or plug-ins that are running that could also be vulnerable. Other Internet Explorer news While the browser could be used to…
  • Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

    David King
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role.  Misinterpretations of the role of IT in a company are well-documented: It’s a cost-center, not a profit-generator. It should focus on maintenance of legacy systems, not drive decisions. The primary job should to put out fires and fix problems, not to make changes. But a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey shows that for companies to have success, digital savvy is a must. According to the firms…
  • iPad CTO Kit – including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Download this kit to learn everything you need to know about IT Management. The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions. Click here to download your free kit!   The post iPad CTO Kit – including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
  • Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Like all competitive businesses, your application developers and operation teams are constantly under pressure to move quickly. Everybody wants their application security efforts to be effective, but only if they don’t unduly impede workflow or drive up costs. To balance these potentially-competing objectives, industry-leading organizations often use six elements in their approach to web application security. Download this white paper to learn more! Click here to download your free white paper!   The post Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security appeared first on IT Manager…
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 6 common Shadow IT misconceptions

    Joe Stangarone
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Shadow IT–a term used to describe unapproved IT systems and solutions used inside organizations–is growing rapidly. Learn a few common misconceptions surrounding the topic, why it’s so hard to control, and what your company should be doing about it. A hotly debated topic, “Shadow IT” is a term used to describe unapproved IT systems and solutions used inside organizations. According to this study, over 80% of employees admit to practicing Shadow IT in their job. Why is this such an issue? First and foremost, it takes company data outside of IT’s control. If…
  • 5 elements of a good interactive report

    Joe Stangarone
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Summary: End user reporting has always been a source of frustration for both the IT department and the business users–wasting time for both sides. Learn why more companies are solving this problem with interactive reports, and which features you must look for in your interactive reports. Often relegated to the IT department, reporting has long been frustrating for both IT and end users. For IT departments, creating reports for end users wastes precious time. Already overworked, end user reporting just adds one more task to their full schedule. To make matters worse, because they’re…
  • Weekly Recap: An important lesson most IT leaders have forgotten, agility drives cloud adoption, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn the one area that will play a major role in new IT tools and application development, why the biggest cloud adoption driver isn’t cost, and more. Business agility drives cloud adoption Companies adopting cloud computing most aggressively say that business agility — not cost — is the primary driver of adoption. While moving to the cloud does promote agility, make sure you don’t ignore this simple question: What if you need to move off of the cloud? Why enterprises need to adapt to agile While certain projects will lend…
  • 5 BYOD steps you can’t ignore

    Joe Stangarone
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Many businesses treat the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement as a trend–viewing it as something they can choose to ignore. Learn why this approach is wrong, and the steps every business must take to address this growing phenomenon. Gartner has a great tagline on their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page: BYOD is here and you can’t stop it. That simple statement says it all. You see, contrary to what you might hear, BYOD isn’t a trend. It’s a reality. photo credit: The Daring Librarian via photopin ccWhat’s the difference? A trend implies uncertainty.
  • Free educational events now available

    Joe Stangarone
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Summary: Are you stuck with inflexible dashboards that end users can’t customize? Would you like to learn more about web-based pivot tables, and how you can build and deploy one in minutes? Learn all of this and more in one of our free, educational events. Would you like to learn how to create customizable dashboards quickly, build mobile web apps that adapt to any device, develop an automated ticketing system, and more? We’ve just released a brand new demo and training calendar, and those are just a few of the great (and free) events scheduled within the next month. Check out the…
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    Information Space

  • Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

    R. David Lankes
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and digital copy through Amazon’s tools. What’s better, I’m automatically part of Kindle Unlimited, and maybe this will get me more readers. You see, the vast majority of the 600,000 titles in Kindle Unlimited are self-published books.Want the top sellers in the New Yorks Times list? Ah, go to a library. Surprised that a professor of library and…
  • LA Summer Internship: Weeks 8 and 9

    Natalie Wiesnet
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been in Los Angeles two months. Time really does fly! With my summer internship at Farm League winding down, I’ve decided to start tackling a rather large project of my own… and make plans to go on a little road trip too! As always, if you have any questions for me, tweet at me! @NatalieWiesnet And seriously, if you know someone who is keeping a WordPress or Tumblr about Eurotech, LET ME KNOW. Finally, to follow my adventures on Twitter and Instagram, search the hashtag, #NWinLA!
  • Apple’s Swirling Rumors: a Smartwatch, iPhone 6 and News of iOS 8?

    Constantine Konugres
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    Apple has been in the technology news for a while now. It first started with Apple acquiring Beats, and moved swiftly into the news about iOS 8 and the potential of an Apple Smart Watch. Now we are hearing early talk and predictions of the newest iPhone release. So what does Apple actually have in store for consumers? CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, and Owner and co-founder of Beats Dr. Dre/ Acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music The Apple logo and Beats logo mesh together. Will this be the logo that sits on the Beats Headphones from now on? / Apple has…
  • 3 Reasons Facebook’s Slingshot Will Not Succeed

    Constantine Konugres
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Snapchat rose to the top of the charts due to its simplicity. Snap a pic, and send it out. Sure the app has advanced in various ways but nothing too crazy or drastic. However, Facebook rose to the top for all of the opposite reasons. Facebook’s success has allowed it to buy out other companies such as Instagram and Whatsapp, though, Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team failed to acquire Snapchat for a whopping $3 billion. Although Facebook missed the opportunity to buy Snapchat, Facebook is the dominant network and clearly does not take “no” as an answer. They also…
  • 6 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Using LinkedIn

    Kelly Lux
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you’re a typical college student, you’re probably not massively into LinkedIn. Not having had much, if any, professional experience, you wonder who to connect with and how to make your scanty profile look attractive. But once you score an internship, things are looking up for you on LinkedIn! Here are six ways you can make the most of your internship by using LinkedIn: Make the most of it! Image via 1. Connect with your coworkers. Here’s your chance to connect with people in the professional world, and hopefully in an industry of interest to you. It is…
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  • PTCL Launches 36Mbps ‘CharJi EVO’ Service

    Asif Mansoor
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    PTCL has launched the new EVO service of 36Mbps named ‘CharJi EVO’. Details: CharJi EVO provides PTCL customers with unprecedented speeds and  revolutionizes the way  internet is used. CharJi EVO is about performance and PTCL’s network is capable of  speeds of up to 36 Mbps. Enriching the lives of our customers through innovative products & services, a […] The post PTCL Launches 36Mbps ‘CharJi EVO’ Service appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Lamudi Lists Unique Real Estate Investment Opportunities

    Asif Mansoor
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    For sale around the globe: your own island paradise, a virtual office and an boutique hotel in an undiscovered tourism destination. For adventurous house hunters, and investors looking for something truly out of the ordinary, there are plenty of eye-catching properties on the market right now. Global real estate company Lamudi has compiled a list […] The post Lamudi Lists Unique Real Estate Investment Opportunities appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • The Board of Wateen Telecom Appoints Mr. Rizwan Tiwana as the New CEO

    Asif Mansoor
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Wateen Telecom board announced that Rizwan Tiwana has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company as Naeem Zamindar has stepped down as CEO and Board Member of Wateen Telecom after completing a three and a half year-tenure that led to the restructuring and reorganization of Wateen. The board appreciate Naeem Zamindars contribution that […] The post The Board of Wateen Telecom Appoints Mr. Rizwan Tiwana as the New CEO appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited Launch “Mobile Paisa” – Hits over 10,000 Agents across 500 Cities

    Asif Mansoor
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited have announced the launch of their marketing campaign for Branchless Banking Services under the brand name “Mobile Paisa” in Pakistan. The launch of Mobile Paisa was announced earlier this year with the promise of trust and convenience. The service is launched in collaboration with Monet (Pvt.) Limited as the […] The post Warid Telecom and Bank Alfalah Limited Launch “Mobile Paisa” – Hits over 10,000 Agents across 500 Cities appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Lamudi Teams Give Back during Ramadan

    Asif Mansoor
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It is the most important month on the Islamic calendar – a time of daily fasting, self-reflection, and acts of charity. Though it is not just individuals who observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, as an increasing number of international businesses are also doing what they can to give back. From Iftar events to local […] The post Lamudi Teams Give Back during Ramadan appeared first on InfoZonePK.
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    Complete IT Professional

  • What Is The Solution Architect Career Path?

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    The solution architect is an important role in an organisation, and has several responsibilities. If you’re interested in becoming a solution architect, learn what the career path is in this article.What Is A Solution Architect?First, let’s start off with what a solution architect actually is. A solution architect is someone who is able to understand and design a solution based on the requirements of the business and the technologies that are available. They have the technical skills of a developer and the business skills of a business analyst.Their role may vary between…
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Dropbox At Work

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Dropbox is a fantastic tool. It’s one that I couldn’t live without. I’ll explain why, and how to use Dropbox at work,  in this article.What Is Dropbox?Dropbox is a free, online storage solution that’s available to the public. It allows you to save files to a special location on your computer, which are backed up to a central server. The most useful feature is that it syncs across all devices that have Dropbox installed.This makes it very easy to keep files in sync, share files with other devices and even with other people. As it stores a copy of your file, it also…
  • How to Handle Getting Kicked Off a Project

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Just recently I was moved off a project that I was working on at work. How should this have been handled? Let me share a few tips in this article.The StoryI work as a business analyst in a team that works on many projects. The way that we work means that we can handle several projects at a time. I was assigned a new project recently, but I was given a more senior role in it.This was great. I thought I must have been doing something right! It also means that there was a lot more work to do in this role.I spent the next few days learning about the project, reading notes and documents, and…
  • 3 Ways To Be A Better Team Player At Work

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Working in the software industry means that you’ll most likely be working with teams. You’ll be part of a team that needs to perform a certain task, depending on your role. A good way to improve at work is to help out your team, and to become a better “team player”.Think Of How You Can Help The TeamA big part of becoming a better team player is coming up with ways you can help your team. Think about what your team does and how they do it, how can it be improved, and how it can be done. Some ways could be:Is there any manual process that can be automated with scripts,…
  • How To Move From Developer To Business Analyst

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Are you currently in a software developer or programmer role, and looking to become a business analyst? I’ve done this with my career, and have also seen others do it as well. I’ve listed out some tips in this article that should help.Work On Your Communication SkillsThe main skill that business analysts can benefit from is communication skills.This includes listening to what other people have to say, explaining concepts and ideas, asking questions that you need to know the answers to, writing effective emails, and learning how to communicate better overall.The hard part…
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    Captain DeadBones Chronicles

  • 3 Great Mechanical Achievements and Their Modern-Day Successors

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    When humans first chiseled the wheel or learned to make fire, they probably didn't know the depth of their accomplishment. Through the goggles of time, we can see how these achievements have changed the face of humankind. Now we keep an eye on these things, predicting the outcomes of current astounding technological feats. Integrated Circuit […]
  • How Teachers Thinks Homework is Done...

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Vs. how we really do it....  
  • Autonomous Cars: The Countdown Continues

    5 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Self-driving cars are coming. Currently four states — California, Florida Michigan, and Nevada — have passed legislation that enables companies to test their self-driving car technology on the roads. The Washington D.C. DMV published its regulations for autonomous vehicles in April, which are expected to take effect this month barring any objections. Google unveiled a […]
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    4 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
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    24 Jun 2014 | 3:54 am
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  • New Ownership and Looking for Writers

    Brian Jackson
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Hello fellow readers! is under new ownership. As you can see the website hasn’t been updated with fresh content in a while and we are looking to change that. We hope to make this your favorite place for tech related content. Whether you need a tutorial or the latest tech news we want you to be able to find it here. It will take some time to get the wheels turning so please be patient with us We are also looking for writers. If you would like to write for us please send an email to and briefly describe what your area of expertise is and…
  • Developing Games using Kii Game Cloud

    Brian Jackson
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile gaming is one of the fast growing markets. According to industry analysts, mobile and online game sectors could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23% to $60 billion by 2017. This means that game developers have a huge opportunity. However, only a small percent of total games actually become successful. Based on our experience working with many game developers, we have found that practically all successful games have some common elements: they start with a great idea, have an awesome user experience, and, they have a scalable backend to support any spikes in growth and ongoing…
  • Active Directory auditing: No simple road to success

    Steve S
    29 Nov 2013 | 4:48 am
    Auditing Active Directory almost always finds place at the top of the administrator’s to-do list. There are a number of pressing needs that make auditing indispensable. For instance, a single unwanted change such as user deletion or access right modification may have monumental effect on the health of the network and may lead to long downtime and system unavailability ultimately resulting in business loss. If not for the security issues and vulnerability to rogue users with malicious intent, government regulations and compliance standards definitely call for an elaborate and well defined…
  • How to Install Device Drivers During Windows 8 Install Unattended

    Jeremy P.
    28 Oct 2013 | 5:01 am
    Windows 8 contains a set of generic drivers that will allow your hardware to work with basic functions, but the drivers from the specific hardware manufacturer are usually required to make those pieces of hardware work properly. Manually installing those drivers after a Windows 8 installation can be a tedious affair, especially when you’re deploying multiple installations. Here is how you can add the drivers to the Windows 8 installation process, allowing them to be installed automatically, without added input with the unattended.xml file.   The Windows SIM GUI   The…
  • Introducing TheITBros How to Videos Section

    Brian Jackson
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    Today, we are launching our “how to” videos section to drive our users experience to the next level. We strongly believe the best way to learn is to watch someone doing it and follow. We have gathered some of the best videos from YouTube and sorted them in relevant sections. We will continue to add more quality videos to our video section going forward so make sure to bookmark it. Enjoy! Here is the list of all the video albums we have right now - (Clicking on each link will reload this page with the list of videos in each album.) Windows 8 how to videos Windows 7 how to videos…
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    About G2 Crowd

  • Ethos 3.0 Conference: G2 Crowd Chairman Godard Abel to speak on upcoming panel

    Daniel Honigman
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    This Thursday, July 31, G2 Crowd Chairman Godard Abel will speak on a panel at the Ethos 3.0 Conference in Chicago’s West Loop. The panel, moderated by 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, will discuss the role of company culture and workplace in building the Chicagoland tech and creative ecosystem. Other panelists will be: •  Justyn Howard, Founder/CEO of Sprout Social •  Marc Landsberg, Founder/CEO of socialdeviant •  Coco Meers, Founder/CEO of PrettyQuick In addition to the panel, there will be an open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka and beer from New Belgium Brewing, in addition to…
  • Software Review Highlights: July 25, 2014

    Daniel Honigman
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    On G2 Crowd, we have nearly 15,000 software reviews in many different software categories, with more coming in every day. Every now and then, we like to highlight a few of the more complete and well-reasoned software reviews from our community. We’ve excerpted a few of them in this blog post after the jump. •     Steven Whitbread, a Systems Officer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, wrote specifically about customer support in his Net IQ review. “[The company behind Net IQ is flexible and supportive],” he said. “You can get answers to your…
  • Best performance management software, ranked by HR pros

    Daniel Honigman
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Halogen TalentSpace scores highest in performance management software customer satisfaction in new crowdsourced rankings on G2 Crowd. CHICAGO – July 24, 2014 – Based on more than 370 reviews from HR professionals, the inaugural Grid℠ report for Performance Management Software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks six products to help HR software buyers in their selections. The Grid℠, G2 Crowd’s software recommendation engine (pictured), factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to…
  • Post our 15,000th business software review, win a prize!

    Daniel Honigman
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    A few months back, we celebrated our 10,000th business software review by giving away a pair of headphones and a G2 Crowd track jacket to the lucky reviewer. We’ve been growing so fast, review number 15,000 is just around the corner! We’re going to celebrate the 15,000 review by giving away a fancy-schmancy pair of headphones and - of course – some G2 Crowd swag to the reviewer. How did we get to this number so quickly? Well, we have more than 1,000 CRM reviews, more than 800 e-signature software reviews, more than 1,700 marketing automation software reviews…
  • Core HR software: Organization management in one package

    Daniel Honigman
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Later this month, we’ll be releasing our first ever report on Core HR software. This comes on the heels of G2 Crowd reports on HR Management Suites (HRMS) and recruiting software. Core HR software can be purchased either alone, or as part of a larger HR Management Suite offering. What does Core HR software do? Simply put, Core HR software automates the systems and processes of organization management – things like time and attendance, expenses and salaries, compliance and benefits administration. All of this functionality can come in one package. Because there are so many…
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    Accellion blogs

  • Cloud Storage Wars: Ready for the Next Episode?

    Paula Skokowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Blog Image: Recently Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Box and Dropbox have all been slashing prices on cloud storage in an attempt to lure customers to their cloud platforms. In the latest round, Box is now offering unlimited (infinite) storage with its Enterprise and Business offerings, essentially driving the price/GB of storage to $0, or at least approaching $0 at infinity. Given this latest offer by Box, what will be the next move by the cloud storage giants to convince individuals and business to park information in their cloud? Additionally, given that cloud storage is essentially being…
  • Accellion a Leader in Gartner’s Enterprise File Sync & Share Magic Quadrant

    Yorgen Edholm
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Blog Image: The enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) market is maturing, which will benefit IT leaders planning for mobile and collaboration initiatives. Gartner recently published the 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing” report, detailing the top 19 players in a field that has nearly 100 vendors, and Accellion is positioned as 1 of only 4 vendors in the Leader quadrant.According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, “Accellion is a good fit for organizations prioritizing their EFSS initiatives for mobile experiences, while ensuring…
  • Real-Time Medical Diagnoses: Mobile Technology Improves Patient Care

    Paula Skokowski
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Blog Image: The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMA) predicts that the U.S. will face a shortage of more than 91,000 physicians by 2020.  The good news is that mobile technology is transforming the delivery of medical care, streamlining collaboration and making it easier to get a high level of patient care and expert medical diagnoses even given the projected shortage of doctors.For example, Michael is a doctor at a clinic in rural Minnesota. Carol, a local resident, fell down a flight of stairs and is in his office with severe back pain. Concerned that she may have…
  • The Power Lunch: Mobile Technology Boosts Sales Performance

    Paula Skokowski
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Blog Image: Spending time with customers is one of the key attributes of high performing sales teams and a mobilized salesforce is able to take the power lunch to a whole new level. Equipped with mobile technology today's sales teams take on super powers, transforming every lunch to a sales opportunity.Consider this fairly typical situation: In one hour, sales account manager Amy will be meeting customer John for lunch. The goal of the lunch meeting is to not only allow Amy and John to bond over seared sea scallops with pesto aioli, but also provide Amy the opportunity to share…
  • Work - It's What's for Breakfast in the Mobile World

    Paula Skokowski
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Blog Image:  How many of us now check email at breakfast or after dinner or while waiting for our lunch sandwich to arrive?  Don't worry it's normal in fact it's becoming the new norm. The adoption of mobile devices in the workplace is transforming the way people work as they become untethered from offices and regular work schedules.  The development of the new mobile workforce is as much a social transformation as a technology transformation. Employees are adopting new work patterns as they experiment with how mobile devices can make them more productive, more efficient and better at…
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    Marketplace News

  • Cable Operators Connect to Revenue Opportunities with Global Capacity’s One Marketplace

    Ilissa miller
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The reality of the cable environment today is that cable operators face the challenges of expanding their networks more cost-effectively and efficiently across a wider geographic footprint, addressing the growing customer demand for increased quality and reach of voice services as well as decreased margins for voice customers. Having successfully penetrated on-network small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with triple play bundles, an increasing number of cable operators are turning their focus towards larger enterprise customers with locations that extend beyond their network…
  • The Top Three Benefits of Carrier Ethernet for Business

    Mary Stanhope
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision makers have looked for cost effective alternatives to these outdated services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business. Here are three top reasons for this development: Lower cost Carrier Ethernet offers a lower price point per Mbps, increasing its value for…
  • Heads or Tails - Ethernet over Copper or Fiber?

    Mary Stanhope
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    In today’s connected world, interconnecting business, partner and customer locations is one of the top factors in the success of a business. Adoption of Ethernet services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture already employed in corporate LANs.   As in any real estate scenario, location is key.  The location will determine what Ethernet service is available to you.  Ethernet access transport can be done over breadth of access technology: Ethernet over Fiber, Ethernet over Copper…
  • Like Everything Else, Network Connectivity Needs are BIG in Texas

    Ben Edmond
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    From the pride of its residents, to the largest land mass in the lower 48, it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas. The same could be said for the business landscape in the Lone Star State.  Texas is home to 52 Fortune 500 companies.  More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey.  As it turns out, network connectivity demands are also quite sizeable in the state—and growing all the time.  Why Texas? Texas is home to the…
  • The Top Three Benefits of Carrier Ethernet WAN for Business

    Mary Stanhope
    28 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    Video, VoIP and an overall increase in data transfer are pushing the limits on performance and bandwidth requirements in the WAN. WAN connectivity options range from traditional private line, Frame Relay, and ATM-based WAN connectivity to newer network-based IP VPN and Ethernet WAN services.  Carrier Ethernet has come forward as an alternative to traditional services, offering a viable option for businesses.  Enterprise adoption of Ethernet WAN services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture…
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  • At the office, are you a doctor or a patient?

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyone experiences challenges at work. Whether it’s an individual contributor or the CEO, everyone has to go through the same basic set of issues that plague virtually all workers everywhere. But not everyone handles those problems the same way. Conversation is the usual outlet for most people. But how you conduct those conversations says a lot about you. The question during these conversations is: Are you a doctor or a patient? Doctors and patients We have all been a patient at some point or another. Regardless of how smart or rich or powerful we are, we walk into that little examination…
  • Automation through workflow state

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error as manual interaction is reduced. Much of the premise behind long-term SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that SDN will help enable and ultimately promote automation. But while centralizing control has significant operational advantages, by itself, it doesn’t actually address the most important requirement for automation. If automation is going to be more than just reducing keystrokes, there will have to be a rise of…
  • Plexxi Pulse—SDN Edges into Federal Agencies

    Mat Mathews
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    As SDN gains traction within the private sector we are also seeing federal agencies adopt it as they identify the need for network infrastructure changes. While it may be instinctual to say ‘yes’  to upgrading the network to include every new additional feature offered, especially when managing large amounts of traffic, focusing on simplicity and instinctiveness is often the better option. We revisit this in-depth more below – let us know if you agree with our points. Enjoy! In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, Dan Bachman explains how Plexxi’s big data fabric solution is managed…
  • What is 25 Gigabit Ethernet and why would you want it?

    Marten Terpstra
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the past few weeks you may have seen several press releases and articles talking about 25 Gbit Ethernet. Just when you got used to ethernet speeds being a nice decimal based system where we simply add zeros every few years, someone threw in 40GbE a few years ago. And that’s ok, powers of two we can deal with, but 25? That just does not fit in our mental model of Ethernet. SerDes The driving force behind 25GbE Ethernet is actually fairly simple and straightforward. If you open up an ethernet switch (small, large, does not really matter), you will find that all the high speed components…
  • Scaling Big Data fabrics

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    When people talk about Big Data, the emphasis is usually on the Big. Certainly, Big Data applications are distributed largely because the size of the data on which computations are executed warrants more than a typical application can handle. But scaling the network that provides connectivity between Big Data nodes is not just about creating massive interconnects. In fact, the size of the network might be the least interesting aspect of scaling Big Data fabrics. Just how big is Big Data? Not that long ago, I asked the question: how large is a typical Big Data deployment? I was expecting, as I…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • Performance Metrics Explained & Why You Should Care

    Goran Čandrlić
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    A great user experience is everything when it comes to running a website. At one hand the user expectations are huge; the site should provide interactivity, media and info, but on the other hand, the Internet is growing, making it harder and harder to provide a great user-friendly website. Time to title (T2T) T2T is the time elapsed from the moment a visitor’s browser requests your site to the movement that your site’s title appears in the tab of his or her browser. T2T is largely dictated by your backend performance – how fast your website’s content is delivered from…
  • RackWare, ChinaCache, Amazon AWS in our News Roundup

    Goran Čandrlić
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    RackWare raises $2.3M for automated cloud management RackWare has raised $2.3 million in funding thanks in part to investors such as Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners. RackWare offers an automated cloud management solution, the RackWare Management Module (RMM), designed to move workloads between private, public and hybrid clouds, while also increasing or decreasing available resources as necessary. Its new customers from North America and Europe include Vinit, Blue Shield, WhiteWave, IHS and ZS Associates., followed by the headquarters and R&D teams expansion. Full article at…
  • Big Data – The Promise, The Hype, The Challenges

    Goran Čandrlić
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Big data is a blanket term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to “spot business trends, determine quality of…
  • State of The Internet Report, New Cloud Video Solution for China, Aryaka Launches CDN for Enterprises and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Level 3 and China Telecom Collaborate to Pioneer Video Cloud Solution in China Level 3 communications, the global provider of communications and networking services, announced a collaboration with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and the expansion of its Video Cloud Services, providing Level 3′s customers with access to China’s large consumer market, while CTG’s customers will be able to distribute their content and services internationally. Level 3 will be able to cater to one of the fastest growing video consumption and production markets in the world. The Company will be able…
  • Tom Leighton on Four “Grand Challenges”, MaxCDN Adds New Tokyo POP, Aryaka Funding and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Akamai’s Tom Leighton on the four „grand challenges“ facing the Internet Leighton co-founded cloud-services, mobile and security company Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM) in 1998 and was the company’s chief scientist for 14 years before becoming CEO. Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai. Image source Leighton pointed out four major challenges: Doing video at high-quality and at scale We’re a long way from high-quality video-over-the-Internet, but we’re getting more used to higher-quality TV (HD, 4K and 8K TV). A dramatic increase of in the number of bits per second is needed…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • The Reach of a Breach: Financial and Retail Institutions Suffer Long-Term Damages

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
  • An Employee Wants Access to Protected Service “X”…

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Answer them with a question: "Do you need “X” to do your job?" Let me just start out by clarifying something. This article isn’t meant to be the “Top Ten ways of Making Your Users Unhappy”! It’s can seem that way, but restricting all services except for those necessary to do ones job, is quite possibly the best way to harden the security of a network!
  • Reusing and Recycling Passwords Reduces Their Resilience

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recycling is a wonderful thing. It provides people with jobs, it helps the environment, and it keeps the waterways clear... So it can't be that bad to recycle your passwords... Right? Would you be okay with your mailbox, car, bank account, and house using the exact same key? If you answered yes, then you should really think about this some more. If you answered no, then good job on realizing why recycling passwords sounds like a terrible idea! Unfortunately, using the same passwords for everything is a big problem. As I say quite often, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. With…
  • A is for Apathy, B is for Breach... Relearn your ABC’s for IT Security

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    These ABC’s are simply unacceptable. Have your networks ever been breached? How did you respond to that? Did you even respond to it? Do you have any policies in place for dealing with network breaches? What about how to protect network devices? Do you know what they are?
  • When You’re Solving for the Problem of Passwords, Less is More!

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Just your typical morning at work. I park my car, walk into work, then sit down at my desk. Log into the computer. Log into program A. Log into website B. Log into program C… Your Username or Password is incorrect.Maybe I typed it wrong.Your Username or Password is incorrect.Wait… what was the password for that program.Oh shoot, I forgot the password for my email too!Where did I write down all those important passwords…Damn, the cleaning staff must have thrown those papers out.Well, I’ve wasted ten minutes already… I guess I’d better call the IT…
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • Defending the Bird: Product Security Engineering at Twitter

    Vivian Au
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Alex Smolen, Software Engineer at Twitter, recently spoke to our DevOps Meetup group at PagerDuty HQ about the philosophies and best practices his teams follow to maintain a high level of security for their 255+ million monthly active users. Security in a Fast-Moving Environment: The Challenges Twitter is one of the world’s most widely used social networks and they are continuing to add users at a steady clip. While Twitter’s growth is exciting, it also poses challenges from a security standpoint. Because so many people count on Twitter to deliver real-time news and information, it’s a…
  • Effective Start / End Practices for On-Call Scheduling

    Kenneth Rose
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Since we launched on-call handoff notifications, lots of our customers have used them to be notified about their on-call responsibilities to make sure they never forget when they’re on-call. Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of on-call schedules and thought we’d share some of the more favored practices we’ve seen. Exchange Shifts During Business Hours Below is a distribution of all start and end times for on-call shifts scheduled within PagerDuty: The most popular time to handoff your on-call shift is Midnight, followed by 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, then 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • Get Notified Before You Go On-Call

    David Hayes
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    In February, we launched On-Call Handoff Notifications so you never forget that you are on-call, missing an alert! By popular demand, we’ve tweaked this feature to let you decide when you want to be notified of your shift, up to 48 hours before your shift begins. From your profile page in PagerDuty scroll down to On-Call Handoff Notification Rules. Simply select the hours before your shift before or ends to get notified and select your notification method. Are you a bit of a snoozer? And need to be reminded multiple time. No problem, you can set up to 10 On-Call Handoff Notification Rules.
  • Meetup: Keeping Customer Data Safe

    Tony Albanese
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    This Friday, July 11th at 12:00 PM we’re hosting our second Meetup at PagerDuty HQ. Swing by, grab a slice of pizza, a cup of beer and learn all about how you can keep your customers’ data safe from Twitter, PagerDuty and Okta. RSVP on our meetup group to attend. Not in San Francisco? No sweat, we’ll also be streaming the event live, register here to save your spot. Alex Smolen, Software Engineer at Twitter. Alex has a masters degree from the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was a web security consultant at Foundstone, a division of McAfee. With over a billion global…
  • Security Monitoring, Alerting and Automation

    Evan Gilman
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Constant validation is an essential piece of PagerDuty’s security methodology – and it takes place by way of continuous monitoring and alerting. A robust monitoring system helps us proactively detect issues and resolve them quickly. Here are a handful of the monitoring and alerting tactics that we employ. Port Availability Monitoring Using our dynamic firewalls, we maintain a list of ports that should be open or closed to the world. Since this information is held in our Chef server, we are able to build out the checks for which ports should be open or closed on each server. We then…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Keeping the Infosec Spirit Alive

    David Bisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    In your opinion, which company or person has had the biggest impact on the information security industry within the last 10 years, and why? Trying to determine a single person or company in the past decade who had the biggest impact on information security is sure to hurt your brain in a similar manner to, “why does mankind exist?” That said, I’ll take the approach that a person certainly stands out for their contributions as not just “one of us” but also a person who helped change the rules for how we approach information security research. Peiter Zatko, perhaps better known as…
  • The Snowden Wasteland

    David Bisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It’s another normal day and without even thinking about the magic of it all, I start the usual activities over breakfast. A quick check to see if there are any urgent emails, followed by a quick look at a couple of websites to pick up the latest news headlines; a quick glance at my LinkedIn and Facebook pages; and finally, a quick scan to see if there has been any interesting Twitter activity overnight. Has the NSA, GCHQ, People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), or any one of the other national intelligence agencies intercepted and…
  • The Security Community Needs Effective, Targeted Cybercrime Laws

    David Bisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Let me tell you about Dave*. We met a while back and would chat whenever we happened to run into each other. That is, until one day I mentioned a cyber security event for high school students that I was planning called 1NTERRUPT. His eyes lit up, after which the conversation steered towards the technical details. I was astonished by how clearly he knew his stuff. Finally, I stopped and said, “I thought you were a painter. How do you know all this?” He smiled, and said, “Yeah, about that…” Turns out that by his teens, Dave was a knowledgeable coder who couldn’t resist a challenge.
  • Bromium Research Highlights Increased Internet Browser Vulnerabilities

    David Bisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer of a new model of endpoint security using micro-virtualization, has announced the publication of “Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014,” a Bromium Labs analysis of public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014. The research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing JAVA and Flash vulnerabilities. The report also dissects the anatomy of emerging zero-day attacks, including Action Script Spray and Adobe Reader Sandbox Escape. Highlights from “Endpoint Exploitation…
  • Honoring Information Security’s Unsung Heroes

    David Bisson
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    In your opinion, which company or person has had the biggest impact on the information security industry within the last 10 years, and why? How do you define only one person or one company as having the biggest impact? Even if you have a flash of inspiration and nominate one, chances are that within a couple of minutes or so you will remember someone else and start again. This statement alone is a testament to our industry. We have so many heroes that are working so hard to make our digital lives safer and more secure. No matter the topic nor the problem each of us face, there will…
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  • Sysadmin Day “Best of the Worst” Contest Winner

    The CommitCRM Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    As you may already know if you have been following this blog, we recently announced a contest for Sysadmin Day which was on July 25th this year. We had a load of entries for the contest which were great fun to read, not to mention educational! However there can be only one winner this time and so after much deliberation we have chosen this epic story of sysadmin woe by “kaltag“… — Sorry for the novel. This tale starts last Tuesday. I got a call to go set up 2 new workstations and migrate their data from the systems to the new. I arrive onsite and discover the systems…
  • Sysadmin Day “Best of the Worst” Contest

    The CommitCRM Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    In honour of the 15th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day on July 25th we at CommitCRM are having a little contest! No doubt just about everyone in the IT industry has had a bad day at some point, when everything seems to go wrong at the worst possible time in the worst possible way. Whether you are an MSP technician or a datacenter sysadmin, no matter what the platform, be it Linux or Windows or Mac or Unix or something else, you’ve been there and you’ve faced down that disaster and ultimately saved the day (hopefully). You may have come out with a few more wrinkles, a beard…
  • Desktop as a Service

    The CommitCRM Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Desktop virtualization, in particular “Desktop as a Service” (DaaS), sometimes called “Managed Desktops” or “Managed Workspaces” depending on the vendor or platform, is a service which offers a full desktop operating system experience hosted remotely in “the cloud”. Virtual desktops of one kind or another have been around for a while but technology such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is quite complex to implement and manage and the costs are not insignificant to build a suitably robust infrastructure and then to maintain the hardware…
  • 10 Ways to Charge More for Your IT Services

    The CommitCRM Team
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:32 am
    Business is ultimately about making money and every business owner would like to make more money than they currently do and preferably for less work. But how can an IT services business charge more for the work they do and services they offer? Read on for 10 ways to charge more… 1. Increase Prices – this is an obvious one, easy to say but perhaps less easy to do, or at least it may seem like something you can’t easily do without risk as some customers may walk if you raise prices for your IT services. However in many cases higher prices can lead to a higher perceived value…
  • Drag & Drop Tickets

    The CommitCRM Team
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:49 am
    In the endless quest for improved efficiency, every little bit counts, every second and every step which can be shortened or removed from the process entirely, helps streamline your workflow and improve productivity. One such efficiency feature is the ability to drag & drop Tickets to perform various important actions. Drag & Drop Status Changing the Status of a Ticket is of course a very common task as the Ticket progresses through your support system and so for example any time you need to change the status from New to Scheduled, Cancelled, Pending, Completed or some other status,…
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  • Microsoft Certified Sitecore Engineers for Global CPG

    Ron Herman
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Team: 5 Software Developers, 1 Quality Testing Engineer Technology: Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, Sitecore CMS Location: Romania Our client’s objective was to build an independent team of Certified Sitecore CMS engineers to build and manage the websites of its many affiliate businesses.  The team independently designs and architects corporate websites, and manages feature additions and modifications via a ticketing system. They interface directly with the client’s marketing team.   The post Microsoft Certified Sitecore Engineers for Global CPG appeared first on TeamFound.
  • .NET Software Engineering Team for Atlanta U.S. Business

    Ron Herman
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Team: 4 Software Developers, 2 Quality Testing Engineers Technology: Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, Mobile Technologies Location: Romania Our client’s objective was two fold: (a) to develop sophisticated estimation software for its affiliates. The software would be optimized for the tablet and integrate with their internal systems via web services. (b) to solve a resourcing problem, as their development office is located in a region with few engineers. Our client selected a software outsourcing provider within our network of trusted partners. The provider has a very strong track record in…
  • Robot Battle Competition, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Ron Herman
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I was invited by a Test Engineering Consultant and friend to attend a robot battle competition at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  I had never been to such a competition so I didn’t know what to expect.  What an amazing experience! I found myself in a lecture hall packed with students, not to mention a few recruiters from Bosch and other engineering employers. The teams were as diverse as their robots.  They were from different engineering departments: software, mechanical, electrical. The robots were entirely autonomous. Once the competition began, the robots…
  • Microsoft .NET & Open-Source Software Engineering Teams for U.S. Business

    Ron Herman
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Team: 60 Software Developers, 32 Quality Testing Engineers, Business Analysts, Project Managers Technology: Microsoft .NET, Java, Open-Source, Android and iOS Mobile Location: Romania The largest managed offshore software development operation in our client portfolio. Our client started outsourcing software engineering in 2008 with two engineers, and today their team is 100 strong. The engineering personnel in Romania is equal in size to the engineering personnel in the U.S.  Both U.S. and Romanian teams develop software products together in a staff augmentation model. The objective of our…
  • Engineering & Digital Marketing Team for Boston U.S. Startup

    Ron Herman
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Team: 3 Software Developers, 1 Quality Testing Engineer, 2 Digital Marketers, 1 Business Analyst, 1 Project Manager Technology: Open-Source LAMP, Couchbase, MySQL, and Google API’s Location: Romania This Boston, U.S. startup fully developed its digital marketing software platform with an offshore outsourced engineering team.  Their platform is presently in Beta, taking on new customers. The engineering team interfaces daily with the CTO, who manages the team in an Agile SCRUM methodology. Presently in its second year, the team is also composed of digital marketers who run paid search…
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  • The Future of Mobile Technology [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Mobile technology became a part of our daily life and to be frank we’re quite addicted to them. Everyone uses a Mobile or a Smartphone or whatever the tech term it has now. But did you know that the first handheld mobile phones were first invented in 1983 ? In 1983, Motorola releases the DynaTAC 8000X , also known as BRICK . You may or may not know about it. But you should remember this info, for old times sake. Mobile Technology has traveled a long way to reach this point. Today we’re using Touch Screen Smartphones with different kinds of Operating systems and different kinds of…
  • Download Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac Free For 6 Months

    Sumanth Veera
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Antivirus solutions are required for every type of operating system. Be it Windows or MAC, the virus attacks are far more advanced than they were before. To secure the operating system from attacks like that, one must install a popular antivirus solutions. But the main problem here is that those antivirus solutions are really expensive. For Windows operating system, there might be some discount offers, but in case of MAC, such offers were very rare. Seems like Bitdefender knew that and decided to offer a giveaway for MAC users to increase it’s brand value. It’s offering to…
  • Get 86% Discount On Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle: Just for $69

    Sumanth Veera
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is the era of Technology. No, actually this is the Era of  Programming/Coding. Remember the famous quote by Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” If you own a startup and you don’t even know how to code, then it’s all over for you and your company. It doesn’t matter whoever you are, as long as you knew how to code, you could survive in the world today. May be this is the reason why i started to learn to program myself. To be frank, Programming isn’t easy as it sounds. Well, if…
  • Atraci lets you stream 60 million songs without ads for free

    Sumanth Veera
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Atraci is a new open source music player application for Windows, Mac and Linux that offers over 60 million songs to listen instantly without ads and also you don’t even need to sign up to listen to the songs. When compared with the iTunes 26 million songs, Atraci seems like a better option than iTunes. Atraci app uses iTunes,, SoundCloud to display song results and then it will try to find the best match for the song on YouTube and stream the highest quality video stream available. The present Atraci app version is 0.52. The developers of Atraci claims that  Atraci is 100%…
  • The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Reddit [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    Did you know that Reddit, the famous social bookmarking website, is also called as “The Front Page of Internet.”  The usage of Reddit varies from different genre of people. Normal people use Reddit like a massive first on the internet news source. Whereas bloggers and webmasters use Reddit like a rich content source for their blogs and websites.They also use Reddit to generate huge amounts of traffic to their website. However that isn’t easy as it sounds. There are many factors that surround the Reddit and a complete beginner finds it difficult to understand the concept of…
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  • Xentop and Long Server Names

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Oh Xenserver, how I love you.  Seriously, check out this list to see how awesome Xenserver  is: Amazing hypervisor with great hardware support Built on a solid Linux core Provides a tool like Xentop which cuts off long server names! Ok, maybe number three isn’t so great, but I aim to fix that. Xentop and... The post Xentop and Long Server Names appeared first on .
  • 2 Simple Ways to Keep a Happy IT Staff

    19 May 2014 | 8:29 am
    I have worked for a few companies over the years and have found that the importance of the IT department is often overlooked. While they may not be a revenue generating team for your company, it is important to remember that most companies simply can’t survive without them. Interested in keeping a happy IT staff?... The post 2 Simple Ways to Keep a Happy IT Staff appeared first on .
  • What is an explicit redirect in Grails?

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Why am I writing about an Explicit Redirect? While working with composite and assigned keys in Grails, I kept running into the following error: “Cannot redirect for object [OcTesting.OcPreferences : (unsaved)] it is not a domain or has no identifier. Use an explicit redirect instead “ Notice the part about the explicit redirect? The default... The post What is an explicit redirect in Grails? appeared first on .
  • Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks Sometimes a legacy database is a necessary evil and requires extra configuration in Grails to get around previous schema choices. Luckily, Grails provides configuration options to make life in the past a little easier. As I learn more about working with Grails and legacy databases, I will update this... The post Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks appeared first on .
  • Water Wonderland – Midland Texas

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Water Wonderland – An Abandoned Water Park The post Water Wonderland – Midland Texas appeared first on .
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    Certification Magazine

  • Building an Interview: Find the right person for the job

    Matthew Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    In a prior CertMag article published June 2nd — How to train your assistant: Certification makes the minion — I was just starting the process of hiring a developer to act as my backup. The wheels have been turning slowly, but it has reached the point where I will be interviewing the prospects shortly. (Strictly speaking, as you are reading this, the interviews will have occurred in the past. Publishing an article about what I am looking for in a candidate before the interviews would be decidedly ill-advised.)To date, I have carefully guided my Oracle career toward staying out of…
  • CertStudent: Ready to take a bite out of Apple

    CertMag Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Do you remember your first computer? For Dawid Podkanowicz, it came along when he was in the first grade. His parents bought the “HP starter package” for Dawid and his brothers from Best Buy. “The first thing we did was to take it apart, then we tried to put it back together,” Dawid said. “It took…
  • Comparing and contrasting Oracle tuning certifications

    Matthew Morris
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    I have known people to say that with enterprise databases, speed is everything. These people are dead wrong. With enterprise databases, data availability is everything. Committed transactions should never be lost, and a properly administered database should be able to recover rapidly from all manner of failures that damage the database. Oracle’s data integrity controls and its backup and recovery mechanisms are so incredibly robust that people who make such statements presumably take data availability as a given for an Oracle database. Spotting a database administrator who takes data…
  • Dear CertMag: I need more time to study for certification

    Wayne Anderson
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Dear CertMag:  I have a job doing tech support at a community college. I’d like to eventually work in data storage, so I’ve been trying to carve out some time at night and on the weekends for certification. My biggest problem has been that, after being at work all day, I have a terrible time focusing when I finally sit down to study. I’m married with four young children, so I have plenty to do even when I’m at…
  • Press Pass: Think like an expert and other certification news

    Fida Reeder
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag reports new and recent certification news by blowing through as many industry press releases, blogs, dispatches, messages in a bottle, etc., as we can fit in one post. We’ve got the highlights and you can click straight to the horse’s mouth for more information.What would an expert do?: Despite what’s proclaimed to the world in the occasional Scarlett Johansson action movie, scientists generally agree that humans use nearly all of their brainpower, nearly all of the time. That doesn’t mean that you…
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