June, 2017

American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960’s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly.

MDT Windows Updates Build Report

Mick's IT Blog

I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. This allows me to inject those updates into the MDT Packages so they get injected into the image before it is laid down to speed the process up.

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Big Data in Healthcare Will be the Norm by 2021

CTOvision

As the benefits of big data become more pronounced, this technology is finding a place in an increasing number of industries, not the least of which is the healthcare sector. In fact, some researchers anticipate that big data could become a staple in the way healthcare is administered by as soon as 2121. Let’s take […]. Big Data Health IT healthcare

Embracing Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

You may be surprised to learn that Microsoft has embraced open source in Windows Server 2016 and across applications and development tools. Watch this video learn how you can work with Linux and other Open Source platforms and applications with Windows Server 2016.

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Digital Realty Study: Direct Connects to Cloud Bring 50X Less Latency

Data Center Knowledge

For a company thinking about leveraging the public cloud as part of its data center solution, latency can be a big concern. For some, unfortunately, latency isn’t considered until after they’ve already committed to using the public cloud and quickly becomes a costly issue. Others see.

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

CTOvision

While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

Step-By-Step: Configuring a site-to-site VPN Gateway between Azure and On-Premise

CanITPro

Using site-to-site VPN gateway can provide better continuity for your workloads in hybrid cloud setup with Azure. This post will demonstrate how to set up site-to-site VPN Gateway to enable this. Requirements . Before start make sure you have following in place.

Automation Technologies, Robotics, And Artificial Intelligence In The Workforce

Forrester IT

IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

CEB IT

More than two-thirds of executives believe their company must become significantly more digitized to maintain competitiveness. Unsurprisingly, this has meant the management of digital projects and programs has become a critical focus for IT project management offices (PMOs).

Stop waiting for perfection and learn from your mistakes

All Things Distributed

This article titled " Wartet nicht auf Perfektion – lernt aus euren Fehlern! appeared in German last week in the "Digitaliserung" column of Wirtschaftwoche. "Man errs as long as he doth strive." " Goethe, the German prince of poets, knew that already more than 200 years ago.

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Switch’s Las Vegas Data Center Stronghold Reaches North of 2 Million Square Feet

Data Center Knowledge

Company launches massive, 40MW Las Vegas 10 data center Read More. Colocation North America Switch SuperNAPs

IIoT? IoT? What is the difference?

CTOvision

The Internet of Things As the number of products on the market described as “smart” has grown, “the internet of things” has become something of a buzzword (or buzz phrase). The phrase “internet of things” suggests a network of connected or computerized devices that work together to make life more convenient and simple for the […]. Big Data CTO Internet of Things News IIoT IoT Tech/Internet

Augment Image Metadata with Cognitive Services

CanITPro

Hello Folks, Last Month we partnered with a local startup to create a solution to address the ever-growing problem we all have. How do we categorize and index all our digital pictures in such a way that we can search and retrieve based on picture content and not just based on date taken or location.

Victim Blaming Won't Stop Global Ransomware Attacks

Forrester IT

The security industry has an accountability crisis. It's time to talk about it, then fix it. Whenever a massive cyber attack occurs inevitably a chorus of voices rises to blame the victims. WannaCry on 5/12 and Petya on 6/27 yet again kicked off the familiar refrains of: "If users didn't click on stuff they shouldn't… ". "If If they patched they wouldn't be down… ". This is what happens when security isn't a priority… ".

Corporate IT: Five Ways to Build a Better Business Case

CEB IT

Whether it is getting colleagues in the line to invest in a new business intelligence tool or take on a vendor to provide cloud-based storage, the one thing that is essential for faster decision-making is a persuasive business case.

Unlocking the Value of Device Data with AWS Greengrass.

All Things Distributed

Unlocking the value of data is a primary goal that AWS helps our customers to pursue. In recent years, an explosion of intelligent devices have created oceans of new data across many industries. We have seen that such devices can benefit greatly from the elastic resources of the cloud.

DuPont Fabros Deal Gives Digital Realty More Firepower in the War for Cloud Deals

Data Center Knowledge

The blockbuster acquisition expands the REIT’s capacity in top markets and serves as a preemptive strike in a tough battle for hyper-scale clients. Read More. Business Colocation Deals Digital Realty Dupont Fabros Featured Investing

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8 Major Problems Healthcare CIOs are Facing

CTOvision

The role of CIOs is increasingly changing as the business technology undergoes a major shift, making them face a difficult task of incorporating new technology while still retaining ethical standards of the healthcare industry. Below are some of the major challenges faced by CIOs in their efforts of implementing new technology. Security and Privacy While […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Health IT News CIOs healthcare

British Airways IT outage: What went wrong with its datacentre?

Computer Weekly

BA has blamed “human error” for its bank holiday datacentre outage, but the Uptime Institute suggests there may be more to it than that

Hortonworks Eats IBM.And Loves It

Forrester IT

Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more. Enterprise Architecture

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IT Applications: Four Ways Business Analysts are ‘Going Digital’

CEB IT

As companies reorganize themselves to take advantage of a digital future , the role of the IT business analyst is changing rapidly.

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX): Speed Up DynamoDB Response Times from Milliseconds to Microseconds without Application Rewrite.

All Things Distributed

Today, I'm excited to announce the general availability of Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) , a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache that can speed up DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds, even at millions of requests per second.

Switch Backs Away from Uptime’s Tiers, Pushes Own Data Center Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Plans non-profit standards org it says will be more impartial than for-profit Uptime Read More. Colocation Design Featured Power and Cooling Switch SuperNAPs

Three attributes a serial technology CEO looks for in a CTO

CTOvision

The Chief Technology Officer is now a core member of any C-suite, and needs to combine the traditional skills of technical know-how with a business-savvy approach and heightened product awareness. As a CEO, it can be tough to differentiate between highly-skilled CTO candidates, but viewing potential hires through the lens of these three competencies will […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News

GDPR: Five myths you will encounter on your compliance journey

Computer Weekly

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018. We explore common myths surrounding GDPR

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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Traditional perimeter-based security tools do little to protect cloud workloads.

IT Infrastructure: A Better Way to Communicate Your Cloud Strategy

CEB IT

As IT teams reinvent themselves to support corporate digitalization , one important task is explaining the benefits of cloud computing to all relevant colleagues, from the CFO to a corporate lawyer to a product manager.

Expanding the Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to Hong Kong

All Things Distributed

Today, I am very excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Hong Kong! The new region will give Hong Kong-based businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and global companies with customers in Hong Kong, the ability to leverage AWS technologies from data centers in Hong Kong.