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A “Meeting of the Minds” is probably the number one challenge in the SMB space, particularly with Business Solutions like Dynamics 365. Am I saying SMB customers are not smart enough to understand? Not at all, but I have learned that a nodding head, is not a good indication...
continuing The Value of Architecture, Reference Architecture and Architecture Framework   Any system has an architecture. An enterprise does as well. For instance there are Bus and Star styles of architectures. One of these architecture patterns must be chosen beforehand. To optim...
ServiceNow Knowledge17 kicks off this week in Orlando, Florida. Right across the street from Gartner ITOSSS, AppDynamics will have a booth and presence at both events. I’ll be leading a lunch session at the Gartner event, along with a panel featuring several key customers discussing th...
By Anthea Strezze 3 Telltale Signs it’s a Real Digital Transformation Network World | Charles Araujo shares his frustration regarding empty “digital transformation” that’s presented as just […]
The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion explores new ways that companies can gain improved visibility, analytics, and predictive responses to better manage supply chain risk in the digital economy. The panel examines how companies such as Nielsen a...
There’s more to the tiny wireless earbuds than meets the eye. Here’s how to get the most out of your AirPods, and a few things you may not know. Apple’s The post 11 Apple AirPod tips because you never read the manual appeared first on Technology News and Reviews | A2Z...
We make decisions on a daily basis; sometimes those decisions are good, and sometimes they aren’t. Decisions can be hasty and impulsive, or made after vast amounts of data have been analyzed. This is part of being human, and hopefully, we learn from the decisions we make. We ofte...
Try to remember something that happened on your last vacation. How long did it take you to recall? Now, try to remember it again. You were probably able to recall it faster the second time— but, why? This is because as soon as you recalled the event the first time, your brain saved the...
Here’s another cloud adoption survey to add to your market research data, this one conducted late last year by Intel Security. Some new and interesting data points in here are on software-defined data centers: 73% of enterprises surveyed are moving to that model within two years. And w...
The fourth and, for now, final topic of the black box series brings us to Perl. For people interested in the first part, generated code, please click here, for the second part, Python, please click here and for the third part, VBScript, please click here. Perl was the first of the ADK ...
Up until now, Sematext Cloud users had to first provide their credit card details under their account and then manually assign that credit card to each monitoring or logging App they wanted to use with a paid plan.  It turns […]
One of the common questions that we often get is “I have attachments or images in a document folder, how can I publish it on our website or web application?”. There are some easy ways to do it using one of our tools DBSync Cloud Replication for Salesforce.   DBSync Cloud Replicati...
Need to have your recent logs searchable for your DevOps team(s) to troubleshoot issues, but also need to archive old logs for compliance reasons?   Many organizations need that and Sematext Cloud makes that simple.  You can certainly simply pick […]
Familiar with the term iatrogenics? Essentially, iatrogenic disease is the unintended consequences of medical interventions, like the negative side effects of a prescribed drug. It would be foolish to undertake any medical treatment without understanding the balance of the potential be...
The cloud has now been around for a while and has transitioned from being a place where the cool kids play to an integral part of any companies IT and application strategy. The first and most obvious step is to handle compute power not within the own datacenter but rather the cloud. Sp...
I love the outcry that surrounds a digital service outage. It’s almost as though someone has turned off the oxygen for a few moments. So, it comes as no surprise that everyone went a bit crazy when Whatsapp went down for a few hours on Wednesday night. The usual scenario played out ...
There are many common sense reasons, such as predictability, repeatability, consistency, standardization etc., for the use of models, templates, standards, paterns, frameworks, reference or/and generic architectures. A class in OO (Object Oriented) is a template, for ins...
DBAs, DevOps or Sys Admin professionals spend valuable time writing scripts for managing database backups. Whether a combination of common tools such as rsync or native dump scripts, database backups tend to be tricky from the OS level. Then there are options to do things such as sn...
Reduce IT alert noise and improve productivity In IT Ops, monitors send alerts when thresholds are passed. Unfortunately, these thresholds are responsible for much of the excessive noise. In fact, organizations waste an average of $1.27 million every year responding to the noise of fal...
DockerCon 2017 was three days of jam-packed action. As each day closed, I took some time to reflect with my colleagues on the hottest elements of our demos and discussions. We ended up with three solid demo videos covering key aspects of our solution for Docker environments. Auto-disco...
Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my ...
Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read pa...
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in Electric Cloud’s Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) community podcast – discussing scaling Agile and DevOps in the enterprise. The topic is near and dear to my heart, as I’ve spent my entire career – at HP LaserJet, Macy’s.com and consulting...
The recent DockerCon 2017 event in Austin, TX, saw more than 5,500 software delivery professionals rallying around the use of Containers, with an emphasized focus on the usage of containerized applications in the enterprise. On Day 1, Docker’s CEO Ben Golub shared some eye-popping stat...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief According to Wikipedia, reactive programming is an asynchronous programming paradigm oriented around data streams and the propagation of change. Reactive programming […]
To be successful, a marketing team must include a variety of people. As you build your team, make sure to look for these 7 types of people. The post Want a Successful Marketing Team? Hire These 7 Types of People appeared first on Right Source Marketing.
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief TEMBO offers application modernization and DB2 database modernization for IBM iSeries-based applications, previously (and more familiarly) known as AS/400. The number […]
Your high school history teacher no doubt delivered to you some variation on George Santayana’s famous remark that, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ I’m pretty sure Santayana wasn’t thinking about incident management when he...
Application Downtime is Largely Avoidable The explosive growth of APIs in recent years has brought the importance of load testing them to the forefront. A seemingly constant stream of cringe-worthy...
Shared values, if you’re doing it right, doom and gloom if you’re not. Previously, system administrators frequently were responsible for security: applying patches, building firewalls, […] The post DevOps and Security: From the Trenches to Command Centers appeared first on XebiaL...
Want to ship logs and other events from your iOS apps?   We’ve open-sourced the iOS SDK for shipping logs from iOS apps to Sematext Cloud.  This library not only lets you send your iOS app logs for troubleshooting purposes, […]
A few months back we’ve silently built and open-sourced an Android SDK for shipping logs from mobile apps to Sematext Cloud.  This library not only lets you send your Android app logs for troubleshooting purposes, but it also let’s you […]
We’ve refreshed not only the Sematext Cloud UI, but also our backend, or one of them at least. Last week, we’ve updated Elasticsearch to the latest 5.x version.  Along with it we’ve updated the integrated version of Kibana to which […]
Need we say more?  If you’ve used Sematext Cloud recently you’ve noticed the UI looks and behaves differently.  Indeed, we rewrote the whoooooole front-end using modern front-end technologies like React.js and Redux (watch this statement become outdated in 12 months!). […]
In "Design thinking vs the lean startup: which one should you use?"  Graham van der Made, editor of Ventureburn, the "Start up news for investment markets", discusses the design thinking and the lean startup methods.   continuing from
It’s easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding digital transformation and lose your way. These three indicators can help you stay on the right […]
Updated information: SQL Server 2016 SP1 will be used This hands-on course will provide you with the ability to create cutting edge reports using Microsoft's latest reporting services product, SQL Server 2012. The course is offered by the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training...
A key challenge that retailers face today is the difficulty of accurately judging where they are on the digital maturity curve relative to their competitors. There appears to be little expertise in making this assessment; for example, 79% of digital leaders don’t know they are ranked a...
Course work will teach app design to community college students interested in the app economy. The curriculum, called “App Development with Swift,” is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers The post Apple gives free app development curriculum to schools appeared fir...
The chipmaker doubles down on its defense against Apple’s lawsuit and requests an injunction against iPhone and iPad manufacturers.   It’s been nearly a month since Apple stopped paying royalties The post Qualcomm wants Apple manufacturers to pay up appeared first on T...