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The Game of Clouds 2017

Cloud Musings

The AWS Marketplace is growing at breakneck speed, with 40% more listings than last year! This and more insights were revealed when CloudEndure used their custom tool to quickly scan the over 6,000 products available on AWS Marketplace.

Voting Machines Hacked at DEF CON in Las Vegas


Just how secure are the nation's voting machines, and how much should you worry about a hacker changing voting results? Based on what a group of hackers in Las Vegas, the machines are easily hacked, and voting results are not secure. Every year, there is a conference held in Las Vegas, called DEF CON, where ethical hackers […]. CTO Cyber Security News cyber cyber security Cybersecurity DEF CON election Hacking technology voting

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Businesses failing to understand GDPR compliance status

Computer Weekly

With less than a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline, many businesses are floundering, while others are embracing data-centric security to fast-track compliance

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DCK Investor Edge: JLL Says Cloud Data Center Hunger Has Subsided

Data Center Knowledge

Last year's record leasing by hyper-scale clouds did not continue into the first half of 2016. Read More. Business Cloud Colocation Featured Investing

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What’s Behind AT&T’s Big Bet on Edge Computing

Data Center Knowledge

The telco wants to turn its sprawling network into infrastructure for the next generation of applications. Read More. Design Edge Computing Featured Internet of Things

You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

David Linthicum

The cloud computing infrastructure market—IaaS, PaaS, and private hosting—continues to consolidate around the four major providers, as they maintain or even grow market share at the expense of smaller providers. AWS has continued to grow its revenues more rapidly than the overall market. In other words, AWS is the one to beat, and it will likely remain so for sometime.

Remove AD Disabled Systems from SCCM

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, I wanted to clean up SCCM of a bunch of systems that still reside in active directory, but are also disabled. The first thing I did was to try and query SCCM for a list of systems that were populated via AD, but have a userAccountControl attribute of 4098. The attribute is normally 4096, but it changes to 4098 when the account is disabled. I learned the userAccountControl is populated in SCCM via AD, but there is a catch. It is only populated while the account is active.

How the Met Office is handling a deluge of data

Computer Weekly

‘Lazy’ open source tools are helping the UK weather forecasting service open up unprecedented volumes of data to all

Data Center Trends Shift Staff Workloads

Data Center Knowledge

Achieving the promise of new technologies requires changing work assignments and updating skill sets. Read More. Manage

Artificial intelligence: the megatrend that’s first among equals


Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t business as usual. Because of complementary advances in natural language processing, machine learning, and image recognition, the range of tasks for which AI is well-suited is growing daily. And when a critical level of AI saturation is reached, we anticipate profound disruption in the world of work. Imagine a barrel perched […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News The Future Trends

3 ERP Trends in 2017 That Will Define the Years to Come

IT Toolbox

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology has expanded in leaps and bounds over the last few years. As technology continues to evolve, ERP solutions typically experience the same evolution. If companies hope to remain competitive, they must be at the forefront of these new innovations. Fortunately, there aren't always drastic changes to keep up with, and these ERP trends of 2017 will likely

Why Facebook’s AI termination raises safety concerns

Computer Weekly

Revelations that researchers at Facebook had to switch off two bots that went rogue have raised questions about the safety of artificial intelligence

Exec’s Departure Hints at Problems in Lenovo’s Data Center Business

Data Center Knowledge

Information is scarce, but what's out there paints a picture of a company treading through troubled waters. Read More. Business Lenovo

Applying Artificial Intelligence And Robotics To The Customer Journey

Forrester IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have traditionally targeted and implemented automation technologies to cut costs.

Six CRM Tips for Better Data Management

IT Toolbox

Garbage in, garbage out. That’s one of the first lessons you learn in Comp Sci 101, and it definitely holds true for CRM. A CRM populated with outdated or inaccurate contact information does little for a company, and often it slows down operations. Sales staff call the wrong numbers. Marketing emails reach old addresses for a lower response rate. Customer service details

Security audits reveal poor state of corporate cyber defences

Computer Weekly

Critical vulnerabilities detected in 47% of corporate systems investigated in security audits by Positive Technologies

Equinix Positioning for “Next Wave” of Cloud Data Center Deployments

Data Center Knowledge

Next-gen apps and lessons of past deployments are driving architectural changes in cloud infrastructure, and the colo giant wants to stay in tune. Read More. Business Cloud Colocation Equinix Featured

Want Recurring Customer Relationships? Choose The Right Billing Platform

Forrester IT

Recurring customer relationships are key to surviving and thriving in the age of the customer. And Billing technology is key to building recurring customer relationships. How so? As we heard from one client, “My billing experience is my top touchpoint.


I love green screens, but.

IT Toolbox

The great thing about green screens is that they are so easy and so quick to use. Basically, a screen appears, you enter some information, press tab, enter some more information, and press enter. s quick, it?s s simple to use, what?s s not to like? And that?s s how so many mainframers feel. ve been using green screens since they were really green to get their work done accurately and efficiently


Security Think Tank: Five security controls to keep employees out of cyber firing line

Computer Weekly

What are the best security controls to ensure a safe working environment where employees do not have the unfair pressure of being the first line of cyber defence

Are You Ready for a Multi-Cloud Future?

Data Center Knowledge

Sponsored by: Dell EMC and Intel There are so many conversations around cloud, moving to various types of cloud services, and how to leverage the power of hybrid. But, it’s important to note just how much cloud services – and hybrid, in particular, have been growing and where they are. Cloud SPONSORED

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Bringing the Best Data Computing to Mobile


With each passing year, leading smartphone manufacturers unveil a wave of new mobile devices. Each new generation of smartphones is more powerful and capable than its predecessors. We are at the level of technological advancement where anyone with a smart device — smartphone or tablet — has enough computing power to complete most of their […]. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Mobile News mobile Mobile computing

Enterprise Service Management Drives Engagement

Forrester IT

Enterprises deliver services poorly, especially to themselves. From onboarding employees to approving contracts, when you need someone else’s help, the results are often dismal. “Send an email to our shared Inbox so we can ignore it” is too often the default. This won’t work in the Age of the Customer. Your employees are full participants in […]. employee engagement infrastructure & operations ITIL shared services user experience workplace services

Cyber criminals make it difficult to follow the money

Computer Weekly

Following the money is a classic technique used by law enforcement to link criminals to crimes by tracing associated financial exchanges, but that may not be easy in the case of the WannaCry attacks

Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Grew More than Anyone Else’s Last Quarter — Analysts

Data Center Knowledge

Synergy says global cloud and SaaS market size on track to surpass $200B by 2020 Read More. Business Cloud Microsoft

Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

David Linthicum

If you have lame databases in your on-premises systems, don’t move them to the cloud. They’ll still be lame databases. As thousands of enterprises move their application workloads and data to the cloud, too many move whatever they have, include their lame databases. It’s easy to just lift and shift them you’ll find the popular on-premises databases also available in the cloud. So you end up with the same limitations, just running somewhere new. Don’t do that.

Mist Systems is the Cloud WLAN Vendor With a (not so) Secret Weapon

IT Toolbox

Now that we’re years into cloud-enabled networking, it may not be all that exciting to hear from yet another cloud WLAN company. You might see Mist Networks as just another WLAN vendor trying to leverage the cloud to make their pitch, but there’s more here than meets the eye.

Parliament’s digital chief quits to become Arup CIO

Computer Weekly

Rob Greig is leaving in September for a new role in the private sector