It seems like every year we continue to discuss the merits of IT certifications. Certainly there are many instances when a particular certification won’t pay off. But I think the consensus is that even in the rapidly changing IT landscape, certifications definitely have their place in career advancement.
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If databases are set to be the next big land grab for the public cloud, it’s unsurprising to see Amazon positioning themselves to dominate. Look no further than their recently announced MongoDB-compatible database-as-a-service offering Amazon DocumentDB.
I recently came across the Python 2.7 countdown clock. Since the venerable Python 2.7 will no longer be maintained past January 1, 2020, the start of 2019 is the perfect time to start to plan to use and migrate to Python 3.
Red Hat is still in the process of being swallowed up by IBM, which means there was still time for the open source stalwart to make an acquisition of their own. I’ve had some briefings with NooBaa in the past, so I was surprised to see that Red Hat was acquiring the company late last year.
With the new year rolling around, what better time to evaluate how to grow your career with new and relevant skills. Justin Paul already wrote a great piece about career planning and the rate of technological change. With that piece in mind, this article on in-demand skills seems like a perfect companion.
Tariffs on computer components from China to the US might seem to apply equally across the board. But embedded systems might be setup to take these sanctions particularly hard, passing on considerable costs to end users.
It’s no secret that open source is driving innovation in both enterprise IT through the products and services they consume and within the companies who provide those products and services.
Bad UI is often accepted in the enterprise. But Erik Ableson argues that bad UIs can be bad for business and operations. In this case, he looks at how the use of color can be misleading for thin provisioning.
Data protection can mean making sure you have adequate copies to ensure integrity and uptime. But after Australia passed the Telecommunications Access and Assistance Bill, requiring encryption backdoors, Preston de Guise wonders if it’s possible maintain the privacy function of data protection.
Incoming Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian comes from decades of experience with Oracle. While it gives him deep insight into the needs of enterprises, the question remains if he can adapt to the different corporate culture at Google.