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  • A conference room for the future

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 17 Jul 2018
  • In some ways, the recent completion of Plantronics’ $2 billion purchase of Polycom was more surprising for the amount paid than the fact that this is basically an audio headset supplier taking over ...

  • Workplace software as an occupational hazard

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 04 Jul 2018
  • The US Department of Labor has updated its Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Known as 2018 SOC, government agencies use the system to classify workers and, with a bit of ...

  • Millennial versus Mature – who's the real IT security risk?

    Tony Lock - Freeform Dynamics 29 Jun 2018
  • Passwords have been the mainstay for securing applications, devices and the data they hold, pretty much ever since IT was invented. It’s an approach that has always had weaknesses though, mostly ...

  • Enterprise AI: fiction and reality

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 18 Jun 2018
  • If you are starting to suspect that the AI hype is overblown, and that it's just the latest term that marketing folk love to add to make their product sound more interesting, you are not alone. ...

  • Your PC is rooted and jailbroken: deal with it!

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 18 Jun 2018
  • One of the defining characteristics of the modern digital workplace is a Windows PC on every desk and a smartphone in every pocket. The ability to centrally discover, provision, deploy, update, and ...

  • Xero highlights the role of the modern software ecosystem

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 04 Jun 2018
  • I recently caught up with Gary Turner, co-founder and managing of director of Xero. I was interested in meeting him as Xero has a reputation as the company that broke all the rules of ...

  • Cloud storage is hot - again!

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 31 May 2018
  • But what do people mean when they talk about cloud storage – and do they really know what it can do these days? Not so long ago, once you got beyond Dropbox, for most professional users cloud ...

  • Windows, modularity, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 30 Apr 2018
  • For some time, my office PC had suffered from multimedia niggles. Some were relatively minor, such as Facebook and Twitter videos failing to play, but others were more problematic. For example, ...

  • Growth mindset lets Microsoft love Linux

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 20 Apr 2018
  • Timed to coincide with the RSA security conference, Microsoft has announced Azure Sphere, a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller devices. But there's a bit ...

  • Will Alexa kill the radio star?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 21 Mar 2018
  • I am fond of my Amazon Echo smart speaker (other brands are available). Some would say perhaps too fond. I am wont to ask, “Alexa, do I look good today?” and ‘she’ sometimes says I look great, ...

  • Amazon Neptune: a shot in the arm for the graph database?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 21 Mar 2018
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its entry to the graph database market at its AWS reINVENT conference in Seattle in November last year. It was a notable announcement for a couple of reasons: it ...

  • What’s all the fuss about in-memory databases for IoT?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 01 Mar 2018
  • IoT Back to Basics, chapter 4: IoT projects risk failure without careful consideration of data management processes and analytics. Their ultimate goal after all is to glean valuable information ...

  • Where are security and data governance in IoT?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 22 Feb 2018
  • IoT Back to Basics, chapter 3: It’s no surprise that security and governance are important considerations when it comes to the IoT, but quite how incredibly important they are may not be ...

  • Routes to AI goodness

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 07 Feb 2018
  • It’s all too easy to conflate the kind of AI being hyped in the industry at the moment with the science fiction notion of machine sentience. We are still a long way from the latter, though, whether ...

  • Time to dump the all-flash scepticism

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 05 Feb 2018
  • When we surveyed several hundred IT professionals on the topic of All-Flash Arrays, one thing that came out was just how broad was the chasm in thinking between those whose organisations already ...