A new dad looks at babies and Wi-Fi. Seemingly entirely dissimilar. But when you start looking at troubleshooting them, some commonalities arise.
Keith Townsend, aka the CTO advisor, breaks down how he plans to make the move to an IT influencer work financially.
The year is 2017. At this point, whenever Windows Server 2003 provides the inspiration for a blog post, it’s probably not going to be the very salutary.
Dan Frith used a recent experience with the dated OS to look at the state of software lifecycles, and quite frankly vent some frustration.
The good folks over at Network Collective have launched a new video series called the History of Networking. Their not-so-humble mission is to present conversations with people who helped invent the Internet and modern networking. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
Oracle and the cloud have had a rocky relationship. If you listen to what Oracle is saying, they’re on pace to displace AWS and be the biggest cloud provider out there. This is more than a little marketing bluster. But if you watch the company, they’re actually making some very interesting moves in the space.
Wireless IT also seems to personally effect end-users. Perhaps it’s because it’s easier for them to seemingly isolate Wi-Fi as the source of their frustration, it seems less bundled into other IT infrastructure (even if it really isn’t).
This makes these end-users both insanely frustrating, with the blanket declaration that “Wi-Fi sucks”, but also useful as the ultimate arbiter of performance. There’s generally only binary reactions of approving apathy or vocal derision.
Most sync and share applications are blind to what you are putting in. Their only job is to make sure that it’s replicated where it needs to go in a timely manner. I mean, that’s an important job, so I’m glad that’s on lockdown. But when leveraging data as a value in and of itself is the order of the day in IT, it’s also a wasted opportunity.
Cloudtenna’s DirectShare is designed to solve this deficiency.
Checkers is the game I played to kill time waiting for tables at restaurants. But solving checkers turns out to be a fascinating exercise. Recently, Alphabet’s AlphaGo team has made a lot of headlines with their neural network-based ability to beat human Go masters. But Ray Lucchesi looks back at earlier days trying to solve checkers with much more limited hardware and fundamentally different approaches.
The Internet of Things is already proliferating a number of connected devices into our lives. But as these devices increasingly become abandoned, they turn into security liabilities. The panel discusses the causes, implications, and solutions for IoT Abandonware.
The roundtable discusses how NVMe is impacting the storage industry. Is this just an iteration on what we’ve already seen with flash, or does it represent a sea change that will fundamentally change IT?