Updated September 24, 2016, 10:00 pm GMT

[session] How to Monetize Your Data | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BI #BigData

Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session ... [more->]

[session] A @Chef in an @Azure Restaurant | @CloudExpo #CD #APM #DevOps

While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transform... [more->]

Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, coming this fall - CNET

Snapchat gets a new name, Snap Inc., and will soon release camera-equipped glasses that shoot first-person video. [more->]

'The Simpsons' pays tribute to 'Adventure Time' in couch gag - CNET

Bart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Mr. Burns and even Santa's Little Helper are reimagined as "Adventure Time" characters in the Season 28 premiere of "The Simpsons." [more->]

Crazy hipster beards rule 2016 facial-hair championships (pictures) - CNET

The 2016 National Beard and Moustache Championships featured some of the most flamboyant facial hair you'll ever see. Marvel at some of the wildest looks here. [more->]

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's role in Clinton smear group remains murky - CNET

VR's boy genius funneled money toward a shady pro-Trump charity. But he disagrees with The Daily Beast about what he did -- or didn't -- say. [more->]

iPhone 7 Plus 'portrait' mode does background blur better - CNET

The public beta of iOS 10.1 brings the iPhone 7 Plus depth-of-field effect -- and a perfect excuse for us to post pretty pictures of passersby. [more->]

Facebook or Twitter for the presidential debate? You want to agree or argue? - CNET

The debates will be the same on both social networks, but the comments? Not so much. [more->]

Department of Energy’s toothless energy-use test helps TV makers warp results

Like VW cheating with emissions, TV makers use test parameters to fudge results. [more->]

Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

 Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen (if anything). But the big question for many is why Salesforce would even be interested... [more->]

Which smart bulbs should you use with Alexa? - CNET

Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant can control a growing number of smart lights. If you're wondering which ones are the best fit for your home, we're here to help. [more->]

Trim your wireless bill -- skip that phone upgrade - CNET

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why wireless customers should resist the temptation to get a new phone every two years. [more->]

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Taming the Digital Dragon | @CloudExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

In their 2014 CIO Agenda report Gartner describe how ‘Taming the Digital Dragon‘ is key to Digital Transformation strategies, with the Hybrid Cloud Platform model as the enabling technology blueprint AND business model. As their ‘We are here' arrow describes Gartner propose we are at the transition point from a s... [more->]

Configuration with #Jenkins | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousIntegration

As applications are promoted from the development environment to the CI or the QA environment and then into the production environment, it is very common for the configuration settings to be changed as the code is promoted. For example, the settings for the database connection pools are typically lower in development e... [more->]

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HTTPS Is Not Faster Than HTTP | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #DataCenter

Yes, Lori has been reading the Internet again. And what she’s been seeing makes baby Lori angry. It also makes this former test designer and technology editor cry. Really, I weep at both the excuses offered for such testing and the misleading headline. I have read no less than two contrived comparisons of “HTTPS”... [more->]

As New Business Models Emerge, Enterprises Increasingly Seek to Leave the World of Silo-ed Data

As Bob Dylan famously wrote back in 1964, the times, they are a changin’. And while Dylan probably wasn’t speaking about the Fortune 500’s shifting business models and their impact on enterprise storage infrastructure (as far as we know), his words hold true in this context. Many of the w... [more->]

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Welcome to the club, Yahoo: 10 other massive hacks - CNET

With hacking tools outpacing cybersecurity developments, breaches have become more common. [more->]

Polyester pants dampen rats' sex appeal: Ig Nobel prizes honor weird research - CNET

This year's awards celebrate goofy scientific studies involving itches and rocks with personalities. There's even a dig at the Volkswagen scandal. [more->]

VMware EUC Virtual Event: Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware – Win 4K+ in Prizes!

Missed VMworld?  No Problem, Join the VMware Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware Virtual Conference! Join the Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware Virtual Conference and learn what’s new in VMware End User Computing (EUC) and how it will help you deliver the next generation workspace with ease. Sep... [more->]

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Hackers post image of Michelle Obama's passport - CNET

Breach of White House contractor's email apparently reveals schedules, whereabouts of first lady, VP Joe Biden and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. [more->]

Confirmed: Fruit Ninja game will be blended into a big-screen film - CNET

Move over, Angry Birds. The juicy mobile-game app will soon be coming to a theater near you. [more->]

New Google Wi-Fi router may share stage with Pixel phone Oct. 4 - CNET

Called Google Wifi, the device is expected to cost $129, according to a new report. [more->]

SpaceX zeroes in on cause of spectacular rocket explosion - CNET

Elon Musk's space company posts preliminary results of its investigation into an "anomaly" that led to the loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and Amos-6 satellite. [more->]

Eric Trump says millennials admire his dad because he's like Zuckerberg - CNET

Technically Incorrect: The Republican nominee's son insists that his dad has come from nothing and built something. [more->]

Hostway Delivers Hybrid Cloud Hosting | @CloudExpo @Hostway #Cloud #Azure #Monitoring

Hostway is announcing its hybrid cloud service based on Azure – all backed by managed support for configuration and provisioning, monitoring resource utilization, virtual networks, backup, storage and much more. Now, organizations can choose the best technology infrastructure to run their business whether it’s publ... [more->]

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UPS tests time-sensitive deliveries by drone - CNET

The company has teamed with drone maker CyPhy Works to explore making quick deliveries in places that are difficult to access. [more->]

Google Cloud Joins Amazon, IBM in Serving Blockchain Clients


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VW releases some sketchy pictures of its 300-mile Parisian EV concept - Roadshow

Sliding rear doors on a hatchback? OK, you've got my attention. [more->]

Read the September 2016 Virtualization Newsletter

The latest edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available. Don't forget to subscribe for regular updates. Read more [more->]

Play a VR video game on this real roller coaster - CNET

Regular roller coaster rides not intense enough for you? Try playing a video game inside a VR headset as you ride this train at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. [more->]

T-Mobile outage? Customers wouldn't know the difference, says Verizon - CNET

Technically Incorrect: In response to reports of a nationwide outage at T-Mobile, Verizon is withering in its criticism of its competitor. [more->]

Another day. Another #1. All in one place.

These are exciting times to be at Dell EMC as we combine the best of the best in enterprise technology under one roof. And make no mistake about it, this combination now means that we as a company are uniquely positioned to take on the competition; we may be a big fish, but we are just as nimble as ever. I speak conf... [more->]

Here's how much Honda's big-booty Civic Hatchback will cost - Roadshow

It's available in five different trims, so choosing the five-door won't limit your options much, if at all. [more->]

Watch a Samsung Note 7 being used to grill meat (allegedly) - CNET

Technically Incorrect: In a parody video from Taiwan, the notion of Samsung's overheating phones is taken to an amusing extreme. [more->]

Power Lines for Data Centers Continue Causing Rifts in N. Virginia


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Where Will the SDDC Take the Enterprise, and How Quickly?

Creating the SDDC will be no walk in the park, but working in one should be a snap compared to today’s complex infrastructure. [more->]

Facebook apologizes for feeding inflated video-view numbers to advertisers

Facebook: “Our clients’ trust and belief in our metrics is essential to us.” [more->]

Strata+Hadoop World 2016: Dell EMC Makes Data Work in the City that Never Sleeps

Photo Caption: New York City from Pixabay Dell EMC will “Let the Transformation Begin” next week during Strata+Hadoop World 2016 at the Javits Conference Center. The recent formation of Dell EMC has created an even more powerful company, driven to ensure your analytics capabilities are stronger than ever. ... [more->]

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AT&T sues Nashville in bid to stall Google Fiber

Google Fiber's quick access to utility poles threatened by lawsuit. [more->]

Microsoft, Google Downtime Offers Reminder That Cloud Isn’t Perfect


Opvizor’s Performance Analyzer 3 is certified DataCore Ready

Opvizor Inc. today announced that its Performance Analyzer 3 is certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony, from the Software-Defined Storage Platform from DataCore Software, making them beneficial for organizations to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets and to simplify data storage management. “I... [more->]

How to Use Remote Desktop Manager Offline Mode

Remote Desktop Manager offline mode lets you connect to a local copy of your data source when your database is unavailable. But before you can do this, you need to grant access on three levels: User level (settings can be changed in the User permissions) System level (settings can be changed in the Data Source […... [more->]

New Microsoft Mechanics Video with the latest updates to RDS for Windows Server 2016

We are getting close to the launch of RDS in Windows Server 2016! As a preview to the great new capabilities coming in the latest update of your trusted desktop and app virtualization platform, we have released a new MS Mechanics video showcasing some of our greatest innovations in this release. Scott Manchester, Princ... [more->]

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Goliath Logon Simulator for Hospitals Using Cerner & Citrix

Goliath’s Logon Simulator for Hospitals using Citrix and Cerner can test and confirm that any Citrix delivered application, including Cerner, will launch when a clinician attempts to logon. The simulator acts as a real user and tests the entire logon sequence through Citrix from the hospital end point and will alert ... [more->]

6 Cool VMworld 2016 Vendors

VMworld 2016 was a whirlwind of activity for me. I didn’t get much time to stop and talk to the network of IT professionals that I value so much because I had my schedule crammed full talking to interesting vendors. Although I might need to leave a little more breathing room in my schedule next […] [more->]

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: Availability vs Recoverability

Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. How can you benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product? Why is cloud Availability different from cloud recoverability? In this blog, we will discuss all these topics and try to shed some light ... [more->]

NE Patriots Use WiFi to Enhance In-Stadium Fan Experience

The football team leverages wireless technology from Extreme Networks to get fans off the couch and into the seats at Gillette. [more->]

Ensuring users can reset their passwords and unlock their accounts remotely

Ensuring users can reset their passwords and unlock their accounts remotely As many of you know, our ADSelfService Plus product allows employees to reset their forgotten passwords and to unlock their own user accounts. These features are wildly popular as organizations know that their employees are familiar with these ... [more->]

Citrix: Welcome to Healthcare 2.0

What happens when you combine Citrix Octoblu‘s Internet of Things (IoT) platform with the Amazon Echo and Infermedica’s artificial intelligence healthcare diagnosis API? You get something that looks and feels like a next-generation, consumer-friendly, speech-based, “ask-a-doctor” medical application!Using the... [more->]

IBM, Microsoft Tap New European Markets With Cloud Data Centers


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Four Reasons to Automate your Application Infrastructure

In the ever-changing landscape of application and platform services, automation within your environment is becoming a necessity in order to scale with growing business needs and stagnant budgets. Provisioning, patching, and regular maintenance can lead to errors due to manual execution. Integrating a database and middl... [more->]

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN | Packet Duplication

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN uses simple ideas to improve application performance. Let’s take the example of a mission critical application. In an Enterprise world, this might be voice calls with customers, traffic towards an enterprise’s business or a financial transaction like credit card swipe. In these cases, packet... [more->]

VMworld, Las Vegas – Talking with Dave Siles of DataGravity

In this Veeam Community All-Stars video Michael White met up with Dave Siles of DataGravity, who speaks about how DataGravity can provide data-aware storage for a variety of different storage platforms. (Demo included) Learn more at www.Veeam.com [more->]

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Unattended Installation Scripts Citrix XenDesktop 7.x – Part 4

In the earlier articles I wrote down how to install unattended the XenDesktop components. The article was based on the versions of XenDesktop 7.6 till XenDesktop 7.8 (dependent of the article). Currently Citrix is releasing every quarter a new version, so it’s time to update the articles with the new installation inf... [more->]

Citrix: Unified, Focused – Worx Apps Are Changing to XenMobile Apps

The success and growth of Citrix workspace solutions—including Citrix Workspace Suite and Citrix Cloud—has provided validation that customers are looking for more complete solutions from a reduced number of vendors. As we continue to develop these complete integrated solutions our goal is to keep things simple for ... [more->]

Digital Transformation and Productivity

Economists are puzzling over the fact that despite the accelerating pace of technology over the past 10 years, global productivity has declined. The revolutionary changes brought about by smart phones, tablets, globalization, social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud have not translated into productivity gains. In fac... [more->]

What’s New in Atlantis USX – Tech Jam Video

Hugo Phan and Ruben Spruijt showcase Atlantis USX 3.5. [more->]

Latest updates to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services! – Video

From advances in graphics performance that improve the experience of GPU intensive apps. To how you can overcome the 9am log-on storm with new enhancements to the connection broker for up 10,000 concurrent log-ons. And keep watching as we show you how you can optimize your deployment for the Cloud with Azure. From the ... [more->]

Pivotal Cloud Foundry: A First-Class Home For Your .NET Applications

You’ll forgive .NET developers for being slower than others to jump on the cloud bandwagon. AWS started off with a Linux and OSS heavy lineup of cloud services before eventually embracing Windows and the .NET runtime. Google just added Windows images to Google Compute Engine in 2015. Platform... [more->]

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