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)
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 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)
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
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)
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)