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  • CW Developer Network

    What to expect from the Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit 2015

    If you hadn't guessed it already, June is the last push in the annual tech calendar's conference season before the summer slowdown. Among those hosting the 'party faithful' during the warmer months is Asigra, a name you will know if you have looked at the 'increasingly preferred' data protection option of ...

  • CW Developer Network

    Bitcoin developers, they're now a 'thing'

    As a piece of terminology, "bitcoin software application development" is not in many people's daily alerts -- as of now in 2015. Bitcoin 'custodian' for the capital markets sector Elliptic (a so-called 'fintech' startup) thinks this situation may change and now plays a new card into the Bitcoin developer z...

  • CW Developer Network

    Keep your ergonomic device ideas, try an iBeani

    TechTarget defines ergonomics (from the Greek word ergon meaning work, and nomoi meaning natural laws) as the science of refining the design of products to optimise them for human use. Human characteristics, such as height, weight and proportions are considered, as well as information about human hearing, ...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    How the UK Election may have transformed the prospects for "reform" of the EU: including the Digital Single Market

    David Cameron has not yet fleshed out his "red lines" for the EU reforms he is seeking before putting UK membership to an in-out referendum. It is therefore unclear which of the reforms being called for actually will need Treaty Changes. For example: does cutting access to UK tax credits for immigrant work...

  • Open Source Insider

    Contain(er-ize) yourself, it's Intel Clear Linux

    The Clear Linux Project for Intel Architecture is a new distribution of Linux (not the normal just another Linux distro kind, keep reading) that has been built specifically for 'various' cloud use cases. The distro is container-centric, like Red Hat Atomic Host. NOTE: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host...

  • Open Source Insider

    What to expect from MongoDB World 2015

    There are tech user conferences and then there are tech vendor conferences i.e. while the former seeks to code, the latter seeks to sell. That's unfair of course, even the most shiny and polished industry events often have hardcore 'developer tracks' with rooms full of people just 'doing'... ... but the po...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    Business is going digital but IT departments have yet to grasp the way they have to change

    "Digital" is undoubtedly the buzzword of the day in conversations between IT leaders and their executive counterparts in the organisation. But it's only recently that the full implications of "going digital" are becoming clear in the IT department.We hear plenty about how digital is changing business - inc...

  • StorageBuzz

    EMC: Open source for the ViPR isn't sauce for the Golden Goose

    This week I spoke to EMC marketing VP Josh Goldstein about XtremIO 4.0.EMC's flagship all-flash array has seen it move from third place in the all-flash stakes to first, with Gartner in 2013 ranking it at 11.1% market share behind IBM (24.6%) and Pure Storage (17.1%).By 2014 EMC had achieved pole position ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Java 20 years on: Kalashnikov simplicity & power

    This week sees the developer community celebrate 20-years of the Java programming language, platform and tools. Oracle's Java platform group chief architect has said that the success of Java comes down to, "The core values of the language and the platform [which] are readability and simplicity." The firm h...

  • CW Developer Network

    Salesforce kids learn code, teacher is 10-year old

    Salesforce melted a few hearts yesterday at its World Tour 2015 London event in the ExCel exhibition centre. Developer zones are ALWAYS fabulously 'awesome', but this one takes some beating. Kids around the age of 7-9 years were using the 'simple' Scratch drag-and-drop programming tool to create a 'Pong' s...

  • Downtime

    Chinese look at the most online porn at work, yet economic growth outstrips rest of world

    Scientists are attempting to find a link between workers viewing porn and productivity increases.This is after research from security firm Blue Coat Systems found workers in China, the world's fastest growing economy, are more likely to look at porn while using work computer devices.About 20% of Chinese wo...

  • Downtime

    Google Maps hit by another user edit gaffe

    Google has revoked the right for users to edit and update the content of its Maps after some ne'er do wells decided to deface them with racial slurs and offensive images.Readers, believe us when we say, we're just as surprised as you that giving people free rein to do whatever they like with a publicly acc...

  • Data Matters

    Different horses for different courses: NoSQL and what your business needs

    This is a guest post by Manu Marchal, managing director EMEA at Basho Technologies While the importance of distributed databases has become more apparent for a large number of businesses, with more and more enterprises in a wide variety of industries identifying the power of harnessing unstructured data, t...

  • Quocirca Insights

    BIM + IoT + GIS = well, something interesting.

    I have just returned from EsriUK's user event in London.  Some 2,500 users, channel and Esri people were comparing ideas and showing what they were doing with Esri's GIS tools - and the place did seem to be buzzing.To my mind, the world is moving towards a bigger need for spatially intelligent tools. ...

  • Data Matters

    The growing importance of customer data governance

    This is a guest post by Sid Banerjee, CEO, Clarabridge We are living in the "age of the customer," as Forrester Research recently dubbed it. There are more and more communications channels -- from company websites to call centres to social media -- for customers to interact with the companies they do busin...

  • ITWorks

    IT Mentorship Programs, Do They Work?

    This is a guest post by John Yurkschatt, director of the IT Services Practice Area for Direct Consulting Associates (DCA), an IT consulting and staffing firm. It is often in conversations with leaders in the IT industry that I hear references to past mentors and how someone else played a significant role i...

  • ITWorks

    The role of social media in extremism and radicalisation

    This is a guest from David Wright, director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL, who explores the dangers to children's wellbeing posed by political extremists on social media and outlines the steps schools can take to protect students from indoctrination online.According to estimates, approximately 700 UK c...

  • Quocirca Insights

    A report from Splunk Live 2015: the real world use of machine data

    Given the chance to address customers, partners, staff and the media en masse, any company likes to lay out its vision. This was certainly true when Splunk's CEO Godfrey Sullivan spoke to an audience of almost 600 at Splunk Live in the London on May 13th 2015. Vision is all well and good, but only if it ch...

  • CW Developer Network

    Microsoft: goldfish beat humans, attention span now just 8 seconds

    Microsoft Corporation has 'suggested' that the human attention span is now just eight seconds long. This 'news' comes as a result of a survey of 2000 Canadians over the age of 18. Are you still reading? "We are moving from a world where computing power was scarce to a place where it now is almost limitless...

  • CW Developer Network

    F5 on working inside the 'dynamic cloud fabric', safely

    F5 Networks used its Agility 2015 conference in Edinburgh this week to launch a new 'cloud-delivered' managed service to defend against web application attacks. The service also aims to "ensure compliance" across dynamic cloud and datacentre environments. NOTE: F5 it's almost superfluous that F5 should use...

  • CW Developer Network

    What developers should expect from Salesforce World Tour London 2015

    Some companies make software. Some companies would rather say that they offer a whole 'suite' of software -- and then again, some companies insist that they offer a whole 'platform' of apps and tools. Salesforce wants to go one better (Ed - obviously!) and says it offers an entire 'ecosystem'. The Salesfor...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    What does the end of the "Francis Maude era" mean for GDS?

    Earlier this week, I wrote here that a new Conservative government could mean more changes in government IT than such administrative consistency would suggest. It already seems those changes may be even closer than anticipated. I speculated in that previous blog post that civil service CEO John Manzoni is ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Viewster's best-in-class anime binge-watching

    Online streaming service Viewster has released a new mobile app for Android. It works on iOS too -- and it's available now... and it's free. Unapologetic about its product positioning, the firm calls this a "best-in-class binge-watching experience" for users. The app lets viewers scroll episodes of their f...

  • Ahead in the Clouds

    What the enterprise can learn from Google's decision to go "all-in" on cloud

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  • When IT Meets Politics

    What difference will the election make to Central and Local Government IT?

    Now that the ministerial appointments have been made we can make a reasonable forecast of what is likely to happen to central and local government IT over the 18 months. That is the period the new government has in order to deliver results that will enable to Prime Minister to go out on a high, havin...

  • CW Developer Network

    What to expect from F5 Networks Agility 2015

    F5 Networks holds its Agility 2015 conference next week in the bright and shiny Scottish capital city of Edinburgh. There's a bit of urban myth surrounding why F5 is called F5, but popular agreement (and, shamefully, Wikipedia) seems to have settled upon the firm having taken its name from the Fujita Scale...

  • ITWorks

    The true value connectivity can bring to startups

    This is a guest post by Ben Dowd, business director at O2 who shares why connectivity should lie at the heart of every startup operation. While it is true that access to broadband and transport links are essential in enabling the growth of digital start-ups, it is even more important that businesses o...

  • Open Source Insider

    AppScale FastStart for Google Compute Engine & AWS

    AppScale Systems makes AppScale, it's a logical enough thing - but what is it? AppScale itself is an open source implementation of Google App Engine Google App Engine is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) to run applications on Google's infrastructure so that they are easy to scale as traffic and data storage ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Pentaho ignites Apache Spark orchestration

    Orlando-based open source analytics company Pentaho is 'in the process of being acquired' by Hitachi Data Systems, but the brand appears strong enough to be retained 100% intact inside of the new parent company. So it came to pass then that Pentaho has continued to deliver on what it perceives to be the fu...

  • Open Source Insider

    Nutanix Community Edition: democratic datacentre hyperconvergence, for free

    Nutanix wants us to know it as the 'web-scale converged infrastructure' company. What this means is... the firm has developed a hyperconverged solution intended to simplify the creation of enterprise datacenter infrastructures by integrating server and storage resources into a turnkey platform. Basically, ...