Data Engineers Will Be More Important Than Data Scientists

Forrester IT

big data data management data quality & data governance analytics chief data officer data development data engineer data governance data lake data scientistDoes it seem like the ability to find, hire and retain data scientists is a losing battle? Is spending $500K+ per year for a Data Scientist worth it? What is a data scientist anyway? Those a real questions and are the markers that how you are supporting your insight strategies might be at odds with […].

Social Engineering and Phishing


Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

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Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

In the beginning there were Military Engineers who built bridges and designed fortifications. For the first 50 years of the 19th century, engineers came in five basic flavors: Military, Mining, and Civil, and with the rise of steam, Naval and Railroad. engineering folks.

What The Cloud Engineer Must Know

Data Center Knowledge

The position of cloud engineer continues to evolve. Find out what you should know to become a cloud-ready engineer. There are new demands, new solutions and a lot more job openings. Just how many?

Report: The Political Potential for Manipulating Search Engine Results


Big Data CTO Research Election Google India Lok Sabha Search algorithm Swing vote United States Web search engine Google’s ability to influence consumers has been discussed for a while. With millions of people routinely searching the Internet for restaurant suggestions and product reviews, the difference between appearing on the first page or the second page of a search could mean the difference between financial success and losing your business.

Google Compute Engine, AOL Mail Suffer Early Morning Outages

Data Center Knowledge

Google Compute Engine Suffered an outage lasting around 1.5 hours, while AOL''s email service was down for most of the morning. Read More. AOL Downtime Google

Google Will Lend You Its Own Engineers to Keep Your Cloud Apps Running Smoothly

Data Center Knowledge

Customer Reliability Engineers to work as part of customer teams to ensure reliability of critical cloud apps Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Google

Google Reimburses Cloud Clients After Massive Google Compute Engine Outage

Data Center Knowledge

Google is reimbursing Google Compute Engine users up to 25 percent of their monthly charges after an outage that impacted instances across all regions on Monday. Read More. Google Shared

How Database Monitoring Can Improve Engineering and Development Team Productivity

Data Center Knowledge

For DBAs, engineers, and developers, effective communication and access to information keeps everyone on the same page, from initial issue identification to after-action knowledge sharing. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Networking the Cloud for IoT – Pt 3 Cloud Network Systems Engineering

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bues & Kevin Jackson (This is Part 3 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design. This is why system engineering of the cloud computing network is now an immediate global imperative.

Engineer: Lack of Procedure Plagues Data Center Industry

Data Center Knowledge

Most data center facilities teams neglect to document emergency procedures, exacerbating risk of downtime Read More. AFCOM Data Center World Disaster Recovery Downtime Featured

Virtual reality simulation helps KLM engineers escape in an emergency

Computer Weekly

Dutch airline KLM develops virtual reality simulation to show engineers what happens if the maintenance hanger catches fire

The need for speed: Inside the cloud innovation engine at AWS

Computer Weekly

With analysts citing Amazon’s speedy product release cycles as a major source of competitive difference for the cloud firm, AWS CEO Andy Jassy opens up about how it keeps its innovation engine ticking over

The Arguments For — And Against — "Engineered Systems"

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One topic that’s unusually difficult to wrestle to the ground is what to do about what is often referred to as "engineered systems" -- vertically-integrated single-purpose software and hardware stacks, designed to be consumed as a dedicated appliance. The Arguments Against Engineered Systems.

British Airways: Engineer Wrongly Disconnected Data Center Power Supply

Data Center Knowledge

How a single tech could cause so much damage, and why the backup system failed remain open questions. Read More. Manage Power and Cooling Uptime

Engineering company uses HR technology to cut staff leaving rates

Computer Weekly

Aveva has seen its employee attrition rate fall by 5% a year, partly as a result of its investment in HR technology

Google Cuts Compute Engine Pricing Once Again

Data Center Knowledge

Google''s move is likely to spur other big cloud providers to do the same Read More. Cloud Computing Google

You Can Now Earn a Bachelors in Data Center Facilities Engineering

Data Center Knowledge

Degree program in Irish university developed after lengthy consultations with Google, Facebook, Microsoft Read More. Europe Power and Cooling

Google Launches Autoscaling Beta on Compute Engine

Data Center Knowledge

Autoscaling isn''t new to the cloud world, but it is new to the masses on Google''s Cloud Platform. The service is now in Beta, which is Google-speak for widely available. Read More. Cloud Computing Google

United Utilities protects field engineering deployment with AirWatch

Computer Weekly

United Utilities deploys mobile device management software AirWatch to secure Samsung devices running a SAP workforce management app

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Top AWS Engineer Calls Hurd’s Cloud Data Center Bluff

Data Center Knowledge

No, Oracle isn’t likely to know something about cloud hardware the top providers don’t. Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Oracle

Oracle’s Cloud, Built by Former AWS, Microsoft Engineers, Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

Hosted initially in three Phoenix-metro data centers, the bare-metal cloud will serve as foundation for future cloud VM and container services. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Oracle

Cloudyn Expands Support to Google Cloud Engine

Data Center Knowledge

Cloudyn''s customer base is predominantly AWS users, but these customers are showing deep interest in Google Cloud Engine. The company has added GCE analytics support, including porting and comparisons with AWS. Cloud Computing Google

Time to move on with social engineering training, says Jenny Radcliffe

Computer Weekly

Organisations need to move from awareness of the risk of social engineering to empowering employees to understand and recognise the threat to protect themselves and the company, says Jenny Radcliffe

Supercharge Your Existing Storage with a Metadata Engine

Data Center Knowledge

The rigidity of traditional storage and compute architectures mean that there has been no way to make sure the right resource is serving the right data at the right time. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Federal Agencies Now Have Access to Cloud Engineering and Execution Services Via Pre-Competed GWAC


Cognitio’s Cloud Playbook “Fast Start” Solution is a rapid, technology focused engineering assessment for a specific named program or IT System to support agencies that have made the decision to transition to the cloud. Katie Kennedy.

What’s the Storage Engineer’s Future Role in IT?

Data Center Knowledge

As an IT professional, it is critical that you see yourself as a business professional and not simply a technology specialist. Read More. Industry Perspectives

London software engineering salaries fall by 1.7%

Computer Weekly

Software engineering salaries in the capital bucked the trend of rising technology pay in general in 2016, according to research

AWS Certification for DevOps Engineers

All Things Distributed

Many architects and engineers know the Cloud is the future of development and IT and the are gearing up to be as succesful as possible in this new normal. Congratulations to everyone who has achieved their AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certifications!

Google Compute Engine Reaches General Availability

Data Center Knowledge

A year after launching its cloud platform Google announced the general availability of Google Compute Engine, and added several new features and lower prices for persistent disks and popular compute instances.

The Story of Apollo - Amazon’s Deployment Engine

All Things Distributed

Without efficient, reliable, and repeatable software updates, engineers need to redirect their focus from developing new features to managing and debugging their deployments. Automated deployments are the backbone of a strong DevOps environment. Amazon first faced this challenge many years ago. When making the move to a service-oriented architecture, Amazon refactored its software into small independent services and restructured its organization into small autonomous teams.

The Age of Wearable Data Engines

Data Center Knowledge

Suresh Sathyamurthy of EMC Isilon shares five ways that wearable technology could impact your storage infrastructure along with suggestions on how to prepare. Read More. Industry Perspectives

What it takes to become an application security engineer

ComputerWorld IT Management

Jeff Williams became an application security engineer in the late 1990s, before it was a common job title. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story