Updated June 29, 2016, 3:00 am GMT

Anti-wall crusader Zuckerberg put up 'oppressive' wall, say Hawaii residents - CNET

Technically Incorrect: At his home on Kauai, the Facebook CEO seems not to want to share a view of his property -- or the sea -- with others. [more->]

Nancy Pelosi pities Tim Cook for holding Republican fundraiser - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Suggesting that the Apple CEO probably doesn't think much about politics, the House minority leader is dismissive of Cook. [more->]

Google gives Black Girls Code $2.8M space inside its NY headquarters - CNET

The nonprofit hopes working near Google will provide better opportunities for students and increase diversity in the tech industry. [more->]

Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls

 A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allow. The company’s mission is to prevent food waste, recalls or worse, the spread of food-borne illnesses, said Ance... [more->]

Facebook activates Safety Check after deadly airport bombings in Turkey - CNET

Tool for informing contacts that you are safe turned on after three suicide bombings at Istanbul Ataturk Airport kill at least 28 people. [more->]

Xbox One vs. PS4: The post-E3 2016 scorecard - CNET

The annual gaming show has come and gone. And now we now know how the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will stack up against one another for the next 12 to 18 months. [more->]

Original Spock ear tips go up for auction, turn you into a Vulcan - CNET

Ear tips made for Leonard Nimoy for the original Star Trek series go up for sale as part of a massive Star Trek auction full of costumes and props. [more->]

Dieselgate: What the FAQ do I do? - Roadshow

Let's walk through this whole thing together and see if we can't make some sense of it. [more->]

Airbnb may be seeking new funding valuing the company at $30 billion - CNET

That valuation would put the home-rental service just behind Uber, the most-valued US startup. [more->]

J.K Rowling reveals history of 'American Hogwarts' school Ilvermorny - CNET

Learn all about the wizarding school found on United States soil, including its Sorting Ceremony, in a new backstory and video on Pottermore. [more->]

Behind the Glass Walls of the Black Hat NOC 2016: RSA Takes the Challenge

Every year, the increased sophistication of threat actors and the expanding attack surface makes it more challenging for the Black Hat NOC security teams to maintain a highly functional environment that is safe and secure but doesn’t stifle productivity and learning. When you have an assembly... [more->]

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Why ISPs’ fight against net neutrality probably won’t reach Supreme Court

There are no major questions for the Supreme Court to decide, some experts say. [more->]

Windows $10,000: Microsoft pays out for unauthorized update - CNET

Microsoft's aggressive Windows 10 updater apparently went a little too far, costing the company. [more->]

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Citrix: Isolate malware using Browser virtualization – Video

Matt Porco, Senior Systems Engineer, Citrix, discusses how to  isolate malware using Browser virtualization – Video [more->]

Pinterest teases camera-search tech to make shopping a snap - CNET

Users will soon be able to shoot a photo of a product they spot in the real world and get related recommendations online. [more->]

Citrix NetScaler – How Do I?

The path to enlightenment begins with one step. Ever wonder “How do I do [X] on NetScaler?” Then wonder no-longer, as the NetScaler Product and Knowledge teams are here to help.The teams collaborated to create excellent new content to meet the top needs of our customers, from top features like SSL (all manner of... [more->]

Born in the USA: Toyota Camry earns 'Most American Car' honor again - Roadshow

Because nothing's more fun than schooling ultranationalists on how to actually buy American. [more->]

Amazon Page Flip feature turns up on Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers - CNET

Does your Kindle make you miss thumbing through the pages in a book? A new features hopes to replace that utility. [more->]

Financial Services Firm Safeguards Availability with Nexon and Veeam – Video

The benefits for Nexon for using Veeam are that the solution is easy to manage, easy to maintain, and is always on. Veeam has been an integral part of our solution set. It allows our customers the online access into their environment so they’re able to still have the visibility and hands-on requirements for managing ... [more->]

Blog Series: Business Resiliency Maturity Model

We believe organizations today face more risks and changes than they are positioned to keep up with.  Business Continuity Management (BCM) or Business Resiliency (BR) programs are no different. These programs have existed for many years, yet most have not evolved to keep up with the magnit... [more->]

Twitter pushing into AR and VR via new hire with Apple background - CNET

Could Twitter be working on new apps for virtual and augmented reality? [more->]

Sabey, Q9 Partner on Cross-Border US-Canada Data Center Offering


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Here's how much 'Game of Thrones' we have left - CNET

"Game of Thrones" showrunner David Benioff finally gives a mostly definitive answer as to how much more blood and fire we'll get. [more->]

Watch three crazy guys scale the Eiffel Tower - CNET

In a butt-puckering video, three Russian men climb Paris' Eiffel Tower and record it using POV and drone footage. [more->]

3 challenges to meeting the Windows 10 DoD Mandate – Video

Lionel Grant, Senior Sales Engineer, Citrix, discusses the 3 challenges to meeting the Windows 10 DoD Mandate. [more->]

Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins resigns from wireless charging company - CNET

His resignation is part of a larger revamp of Powermat as it looks to focus on wireless charging again. [more->]

Still waiting for your Oculus Rift? VR headset has returned to Amazon - CNET

The Rift virtual-reality headset is now back in stock at the online retailing giant. [more->]

VMware Accelerates Its Photon Development

Cloud computing has been around for a while now. As many enterprises explore this concept, it is interesting to see new technologies and products being built around it. VMware is an aggressor in internet technologies. Hence, the IT world expected to hear something new and exciting from them. VMware did not disappoint. ... [more->]

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Elastic Network Adapter – High Performance Network Interface for Amazon EC2

Many AWS customers create high-performance systems that run across multiple EC2 instances and make good use of all available network bandwidth. Over the years, we have been working to make EC2 an ever-better host for this use case. For example, the CC1 instances were the first to feature 10 Gbps networking. Later, the ... [more->]

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What’s New in VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch 8.4 – On-Demand Webinar

VMware Workspace ONE™ delivers a digital workspace that integrates device management, application delivery and identity management technologies on a single mobile platform. In this webinar, discover new capabilities in VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch 8.4 and VMware Identity Manager. In this free, on-... [more->]

WD updates My Passport portable drives with new look, larger capacity - CNET

The new My Passport Ultra, Ultra for Mac and Ultra Metal portable drives now deliver up to 4TB of storage space. [more->]

After Brexit Vote, US Tech Giants Face Splintered Digital Future in Europe


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See NASA test-fire its huge Mars rocket in the desert - CNET

The space agency adds even more heat to the hot Utah summer with a second successful firing of the largest rocket in history on Tuesday. [more->]

Your New Secret Weapon: High-Performance Storage for Splunk

If your company was a superhero, data analytics would be its utility belt – and Splunk would be its secret weapon. Enterprises are constantly generating data by the terabyte, and while its original value appealed primarily to marketers and advertisers, that data can be a gold mine for CIOs and IT professionals. Of co... [more->]

Stock up on Logitech PC accessories during Amazon's one-day sale - CNET

Hurry over to Amazon to take advantage of big discounts on Logitech peripherals, including gaming keyboards and mice, PC speakers, universal remotes and more. [more->]

These clever earbud headphones can boost your ability to hear certain sounds - CNET

Using a 2-minute hearing test, the new Even earphones by MeQ creates a custom sound profile that automatically adapts to your listening style. [more->]

Considerations when upgrading your agency’s XenApp 6.5 environment – Video

Toby Grabiah, Lead Sales Engineer, Citrix, discusses considerations when upgrading your agency’s XenApp 6.5 environment. [more->]

HPE Wants to Give Data Center Automation a Fresh Start


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Facebook expands 'Save' and 'Share' features to Chrome browser - CNET

The social network wants people to share more. And it's using Google's web browser to try to make it happen. [more->]

The Big (and Small) Picture of Data Center Automation

It’s becoming evident that machines will be more adept at day-to-day monitoring and management than people. [more->]

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Stephen Hawking: We're not getting any less greedy or stupid - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Speaking with Larry King, the renowned physicist despairs about the state of humanity and suggests rogue AI will be hard to stop. [more->]

Software defined scale-out NAS extends your Data Lake from core to edge: IsilonSD Edge NAS software

When people consider enterprise data growth, they often focus on the ‘core’ IT within the corporate headquarters and datacenter. But what’s happening further away from the core – at your remote offices and branch offices? We all know that the amount of enterprise data requiring storage ... [more->]

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Citrix XenApp vs. VMware Horizon – Dare to Compare User Experience

Great user experience is comprised of simplicity and performance. At Citrix we’re working hard to make our products as simple to use and as responsive as possible.From an end-user perspective, the ideal for which we’re striving is to become completely invisible. This means, simply, a user should not be able to tell... [more->]

Embrace the Digital Economy with Open Arms

Have we all become so impatient? In a world where increasing information and services are available at your fingertips or, in some cases, at the command of your voice, it’s no wonder that we have come to expect all of our interactions and transactions to be simple and instantaneous, or nearly... [more->]

Cisco Buys CloudLock – Expands Cloud Security Portfolio

I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire CloudLock Inc., a leading cloud security solution that gives companies visibility and policy control over content shared in cloud applications. CloudLock specializes in Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, technology and helps organizations move ... [more->]

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack June 2016 Servicing Release is Now Available

The June 2016 servicing release for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack is now available. This servicing release fixes the following issues: After you publish a new version of an application in a Connection Group, the application version is now displayed correctly on the App-V Server User Interface (UI). Fixes an issue... [more->]

Cybersecurity Mania Subsides and Ushers in a Shakeout: Gadfly


We are About to Misuse Containers, but it’s OK

The dawn of virtualization introduced traditional rack-and-stack systems administrators to the idea of being able to finally co-located workloads in a common hardware platform with proper logical segmentation. This meant that we could take the over-provisioned hardware that is often wildly under-utilized, and share the... [more->]

Cisco CloudCenter Achieves Certified Integration with ServiceNow

IT Service Management meets Hybrid IT Borrowing the signature song from the Lego Movie for an enterprise service management blog post is a stretch, but I couldn’t resist. If you’ve seen the Lego Movie you’ll know that the song is extremely catchy, you can’t stop singing “Everything is awesome, everyth... [more->]

Ingenico iPP320 is Citrix Ready Now!

Ingenico iPP320 is a consumer-facing payment solution designed for the retail & banking markets. This optimizes countertop retail and banking checkout with a fast, secure payment solution. It also enables retailers to accept credit and debit card electronic payment transactions that require a PIN. When iPP320 is... [more->]

DockerCon videos: Moby’s cool hack session

Those of you who have attended previous DockerCons or watched the videos already know that with the help of the community, the Docker team tries it’s best to end each conference with a bang! From Docker running on small IoT hardware devices (Raspberry Pi) to the biggest iron (IBM mainframes) to live migrating a Quake... [more->]

Citrix StoreFront Authentication SDK Update

At Citrix Synergy 2016, we announced an update to the StoreFront Authentication SDK that enables you to say YES to more authentication methods and greater flexibility in how you secure access to your apps and desktops. Breaking Changes The first StoreFront Authentication was released with v2.6 and included the abili... [more->]

MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering

 MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow ... [more->]

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Performance debate – ‘Sour grapes’ DataCore chairman fires back

Based on the questions raised, It seems some have missed a major aspect that contributed to DataCore’s world record storage performance. As some may think, it wasn’t just the cache in memory that made the biggest difference in the result. The principal innovation that provided the differentiation is DataCore... [more->]

Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features

 Todoist is already a useful service for your personal todo lists, but the company also lets you create shared projects so that you can share lists and assign tasks to your coworkers. Todoist now plans to completely overhaul its collaboration features so that Todoist Business becomes a full-fledged task management... [more->]

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Plan your hardware refresh with customized storage and host templates

Planning for different future scenarios is one of the capabilities our customers love about VMTurbo. Consider these scenarios: Your company just acquired another and you need to prepare data center consolidation. Or you have finally gotten budget for a hardware refresh and need to know which storage array will give you... [more->]

Protecting Your Business From A Destructive Cyber Attack

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have is a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people […... [more->]

Citrix: Solving Top Customer Virtualization Challenges, One Use Case at a Time

A little while back, a movie called ‘Flash of Genius’ told the story of Robert Kearns – the man who invented the industry-breaking intermittent wiper blades by modeling them after the human eye. Many of us don’t notice this simple, yet brilliant, functionality because nowadays it’s pretty much seen as the ‘... [more->]

VMware NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – June 2016 Edition

Top Trending Issues: NSX Edge becomes unmanageable after upgrading to NSX 6.2.3 (2145887) End of General Support for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x (2144769) Migration of Service VM (SVM) may cause ESXi host issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2141410) vCenter Server 6.0 restart/reboot results in duplicate VTEPs on VXL... [more->]

Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs


Hosting For Freelance Developers: PaaS, VPS, Cloud, And More

At a glance, the hosting industry may not appear exciting, but it’s grunts in data centres the world over that keep our industry going. They are, quite literally, the backbone of the Internet, and as such they make everything possible: from e-commerce sites, to smart mobile apps for our latest toys. The heavy lifting... [more->]

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Improving service quality in Skype for Business – Technical White Paper

Improving service quality in Skype for Business – Technical White Paper When Microsoft IT deployed Skype for Business 2015 to support our highly mobile global user base, our goal was to provide the best user experience in the industry. We learned valuable lessons about hardware requirements, managing our complex... [more->]

Download ControlUP – VDI Management with Realtime Monitoring and Collective Analytics

ControlUp Real-time is a powerful VDI management and monitoring solution which provides a bird’s-eye-view of the entire VDI environment, from hypervisors to individual processes. ControlUp offers performance visibility and end-user experience metrics, allowing sysadmins to easily detect, troubleshoot and remediate is... [more->]

Getting Started with IT Transformation: A Proven & Practical Approach

As business goes digital, IT is undergoing a seismic shift. To put software innovation, mobility, data analytics, cloud, and more, to work for business advantage—IT itself must operate as a business. In this Viewpoint for Leaders document, “Getting Started with IT Transformation: A Prov... [more->]

Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel

 Remember when we found out billionaire investor Peter Thiel is in support of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump? At TechCrunch Shanghai 2016, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen, who has received significant funding from Thiel, candidly spoke about his discomfort around Thiel’s backing of Trump. “... [more->]

Now Open – AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

We are expanding the AWS footprint again, this time with a new region in Mumbai, India. AWS customers in the area can use the new Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to better serve end users in India. New Region The new Mumbai region has two Availability Zones, raising the global total to 35. It supports (C4, […] [more->]

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Application Optimized Transport in the Data Center using Segment Routing

  I am posting this blog on behalf of Vipul Shah, Sr Manager, Product Management. Imagine a data center network for an e-commerce business that allows for on-demand allocation of bandwidth as a result of high traffic volumes generated by large number of transactions during the holiday shopping season, or a data ce... [more->]

Case Study: Pivotal HDB Shows Simplicity of ODPi Interoperability

Pivotal HDB, the Apache HadoopⓇ native SQL database powered by Apache HAWQ (incubating), has successfully passed internal testing on both the ODPi* Reference Implementation of Hadoop, as well as one of the first ODPi Runtime Compliant distributions, Hortonworks HDP v. 2.4. Pivotal HDB testing... [more->]

Report: Flood of Data Center Builders Causes Housing Shortage in Prineville


As wildfire season ramps up, nearby drones are becoming a problem again

Hobby drones prevent low-flying firefighting aircraft from controlling a fire. [more->]

Apstra, SnapRoute to Ease Network Challenges

Apstra rolls out an OS for vendor-agnostic networks, while SnapRoute wants to bring true open-source software to network infrastructures. [more->]

Report: Brazil’s Biggest Supercomputer Down, Can’t Pay Its Bills


Maintaining Control of Flexible, Distributed Storage

Storage is a good example of the catch-22 that enterprises find themselves in: The easier you make things for users, the tougher it gets for managers. [more->]

VMware: Let’s talk about weather… in Log Insight

Just imagine you are an IT guy, working hard in an air conditioned windowless (home-) office – your social life is limited to slack, skype, socialcast or some other social media plattform. Wouldn’t it be nice to pretend, that you participate in the life outside and chat about something not work related – for exam... [more->]

Report: Intel Considering Sale of Its Cybersecurity Unit


How Facebook Live Streams to 800,000 Simultaneous Viewers

Fewer companies know how to build world spanning distributed services than there are countries with nuclear weapons. Facebook is one of those companies and Facebook Live, Facebook’s new live video streaming product, is one one of those services. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:  The big decision we made w... [more->]

What’s Next for Hadoop? Examining its Evolution, and its Potential

First, consider that data informs nearly every decision an organization makes today. Customers across virtually every industry expect to interact with businesses wherever they go, in real-time, across a myriad pf devices and applications. This results in piles and mounds of information that nee... [more->]

How to Achieve Secure Cloud Printing from Office 365 & Azure – Video

In this webinar, Chris Hathway, Customer Experience Engineer, at UniPrint.net presents practical considerations in achieving a secure cloud printing infrastructure for Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Cloud environments. Learn more at https://www.uniprint.net From the fine folks at UniPrint.net [more->]

Micro Segmentation and Cisco ACI – From Theory to Practice Part II

This is Part II in a four part series of blogs.  This is the second of a series of blogs where we will illustrate how to leverage Cisco ACI to implement Micro Segmentation. In the first blog we described how to use ACI micro segmentation to implement a web application that uses a tier of […] [more->]

Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume


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Microsoft Hyper-V UI updates for High DPI

In the latest Windows Insider builds (14371 and later) we have made some strategic changes to address Hyper-V’s usability on High DPI systems.  But before I get into the details of the changes – one quick thing to talk about: Hyper-V UI is comprised of two main executables.  Our MMC snap-in (that runs under mmc.e... [more->]

DNS security appliances in Microsoft Azure

Malware and botnets (such as ZeroAccess, Conficker and Storm) need to be able to propagate and communicate. They use several communication techniques, including DNS, IRC and Peer-to-Peer networks. Normally the DNS protocol resolves human-friendly domain names into machine-friendly IP addresses. However, the fact that m... [more->]

Total Customer Experience is More Than Lip Service, It's An Attitude

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Anya.  And, I have been part of the Archer team for almost 10 years.  Not only that, but I have also spent all of these 10 years being part of Archer support in various capacities.  Tenure like that is almost unheard of in this day a... [more->]

Register Now for the Docker 1.12 Hackathon

With the recent announcement of Docker 1.12, we are happy to announce that today marks the first day of the Docker 1.12 Hackathon! Now that the hackathon is open for registration, participants are encouraged to hack using the new features included in Docker 1.12 including: Swarm Mode, the Service Deployment API, and th... [more->]

Open Networking – The Foundation for Future-Ready IT

We all have heard of the often used phrase that technology is experiencing exponential growth with the common reference point being Moore’s Law – the doubling of computer processing speed every 18 months.  During the first session of some university courses I’ve taught, I ask students to describe... [more->]

The Data Science of Predicting Disk Drive Failures

With the expanding volume of information in the digital universe and the increasing number of disk drives required to store that information, disk drive reliability prediction is imperative for EMC and EMC customers. Figure 1- An illustration of the information expansion in the last years and e... [more->]

.NEXT in Vegas and the Wheel at the Party

This past week in Las Vegas, we were honored and humbled to host more than 2,500 guests at our .NEXT conference, up from ~960 at our inaugural event in Miami last year. We began planning 12 months ago, sweating the details. Would the service and quality of the hotel hit the mark? Would the content […] [more->]

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups

 Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009, the firm is best-known as the first investor in TubeMogul, now a publicly traded adtech company. Bee was also an early backer of the crowdfunding platform In... [more->]

This Week’s Five: Stay alive – Transform EVERYTHING

This Week’s Five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about digital transformation. It works that fast: I was sipping coffee and surfing the internet when I looked up to see a security camera recording me, and feeding this near real-time data to a data center. I [&#... [more->]

5 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Ready Storage

With proclamations of 2016 as the year of all flash storage, you may be tempted to think flash drives are the main consideration when choosing a storage array. However, a storage array has a variety of attributes that influence the purchasing decision, including a trusted brand, interoperabilit... [more->]

Visualize the Future of IoT at the Esri User Conference

Guest blogger: AnnMarie Link, Global Strategic Partner Marketing Manager, Cisco  When you think about the future of IoT, can you visualize the impact it will have on the world around us? Picture a world where everything is connected, with data from everywhere organized, analyzed, and acted upon within a fraction of a... [more->]

Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN (2nd Edition) (VMware Press Technology)

Plan, implement, and manage VMware’s radically simple, enterprise-class software-defined storage platform VMware’s Virtual SAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availab... [more->]

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Seek and destroy privilege creep with DesktopNow

In this Blog, I’ll discuss how AppSense can help with tightening security on your endpoints using Insight and Application Manager. Many admins are familiar with the term ‘Privilege creep’ which is defined as the gradual relaxation of security boundaries for end users over time. This is often the result of legitim... [more->]

New Ways to Discover and Use Alexa Skills

Introducing New Features That Make It Easier for Customers to Discover and Use Your Alexa Skills Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, powers voice experiences on millions of devices, including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV devices, and devices like Triby that use the Alexa Voice Servic... [more->]

Microsoft Application Virtualization Cookbook

Over 55 hands-on recipes covering the key aspects of a successful App-V deployment About This Book Deploy a resilient App-V infrastructure Combine App-V with Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenDesktop, and System Center Configuration Manager Discover Shared Content Store Mode, Scripting, and Connection Groups to extend... [more->]

Microsoft: Two more things to keep your costs on track in DevTest Labs

A few months back, we blogged about our first cost management feature: Monthly cost trend. It allows you to see how much you have spent in the current calendar month and also shows the projection of the spending until the month’s end, based on your spending in the last 7 days. Now, we’re moving on […] [more->]

Demystifying Big Data

The Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Management, Elizabeth Davis, recently asked me to sit on a Big Data panel at the Direct Sales Association conference. I was given a 5-minute slot to “demystify” Big Data to a non-technical group of about 1,000 people; to help them unders... [more->]

Could IoT help to sustain the NHS?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly becoming the new telemedicine. Just a few weeks ago it was announced that the NHS introduced some new major trials to improve patient care. At the World Economic Forum, NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, pronounced the launch of the first wave of ... [more->]