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Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we’re hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news items seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business. The reasons for its popularity are not hard to find. In just the past 5 years or so technology has reached an inflection point in which social, mobile, analytic, and cloud (or SMAC) have advanced to the point of making ubiquitous computing possible. Smartphones and sensors and RFID chips are interconnected and integrated in ways never thought possible, giving users instant real-time updates on everything from home heating and cooling to car performance metrics to health fitness numbers. The ability to ... (more)

DevOps – Getting the Most From It at @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

So exactly how do you kick start a DevOps strategy? For example, say your organization is tied down to a very sequential, but cumbersome Waterfall approach to software development that is wasting precious dollars and hindering productivity? In the following we’ve outlined some strategy tips that every business leader will need to consider as they start down the path of DevOps adoption. Get Executive Buy-In Whatever steps your organization takes on the DevOps path of rolling out software faster and more effectively and deployment will require the support of your senior level man... (more)

JP Morgan Chase Suffers Massive Hack

JP Morgan Chase has announced that in June and July of this year over 76 million retail clients and over 7 million business clients had there personal information stolen from various company websites. The sites identified were: Chase.com, JPMorganOnline, Chase Mobile and JPMorgan Mobile. At this time it appears that what was stolen was the clients; names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The company did say that at this time “there is no evidence that your account numbers, passwords, user IDs, date of birth or Social Security number were compromised during this attac... (more)

How to Help Your Coworkers Transfer Email Data During a Server Switch

It’s hard to ensure there’s no downtime during an email server switch when your coworkers keep asking you if their archived emails, contacts, and calendar events will be transferred.   There’s no need to stress. Fend off your worried coworkers with some easy how-to guides so they get their archived emails and you get to get some work done.   Outlook to Gmail. So your company wanted more email storage (off our server, you shouted!) and the ability to access everything from any device. Congrats! You’ve switched to Gmail. Now your coworkers are freaking out about switching over ... (more)

Best Practices for Building Private Clouds

SearchCIO.com recently came out with a great article with some savvy guidance on building a private cloud — 5 steps, actually, for making a private cloud successful and within your reach. Even if you still want to manage IT infrastructure and apps in-house, building a private cloud is still good practice, says the article. “With virtualization and the private cloud, CIOs are much closer to that goal of efficient and dynamic IT service delivery capability,” said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at researchers IDC, in the article. But everybody needs help and gui... (more)