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Cloud, containers and hybrid IT flagged as top technology investments by UK IT professionals

Cloud and hybrid IT investments remain a top priority for UK IT professionals, which in turn is fuelling enterprise interest in container technologies, suggests research by IT management software supplier SolarWinds. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also […]

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Cyber Saturday—How Facebook and GDPR Propelled an Underdog to Victory at RSA Conference

Happy Saturday, dear readers. Earlier this year I noted that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, would be a big topic of conversation at this year’s RSA Conference, the biggest hobnobbing affair in the cybersecurity industry. I could not have foreseen how scandal after data privacy scandal at Facebook would intensify the discussion. At […]

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After Uber's Fatal Crash, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower

More than a month after a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Arizona, it’s still not clear what sort of failure might explain the crash—or how to prevent it happening again. While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates, Uber’s engineers are sitting on their hands, their cars are parked. The […]

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Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China’s anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday. The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, […]

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Think KFC Has Recovered Since Its 'No Chicken' Fiasco? Oh, No It Hasn't

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  They addressed it so well, right? Two months ago, KFC’s UK arm had no wings. No breasts and no legs either. In fact, it had no chicken.  The problem was caused by a move to a new distributor […]

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What is Cloud Computing?

Ben Kepes, Cloud Computing analyst, blogger and Curator of CloudU gives a brief introduction to Cloud Computing, the economic similarities to utility power, the efficient use of computing hardware, scalability and the ability to focus on what matters within a business using Cloud Computing.

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How to setup your own personal Cloud from start to finish

Updated version of this video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NTp-jCZnA In this video tutorial I will be showing you how to install and setup your own personal cloud. Download Virtual Box https://www.virtualbox.org/ Download Ubuntu Server http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ Windows Users Only Download putty http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html Login to your ubuntu server using the following ssh [email protected] Install Owncloud wget -nv https://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/stable/Ubuntu_16.04/Release.key -O […]

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The Future Of Software Is No Code

Early digital computers weren’t very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, which was time consuming and difficult. That began to change when John Backus developed FORTRAN in the early 1950s, […]

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Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. store is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Apple said the […]

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Acxiom CEO says data industry bracing for regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information, Acxiom Corp’s chief executive said on Friday. Scott Howe told Reuters in a phone interview that Acxiom, among the largest U.S. data brokers, welcomed change […]

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A 15% Yield With A Discounted Buyout Backdoor

We went wandering down the back alleyways of MLP land this week and came across another very interesting buyout deal. Southcross Energy Partners LP (SXE), a smaller midstream LP, is being acquired by American Midstream Partners LP (AMID). The deal is supposed to close in Q2 ’18, relatively soon. The buyout already has been approved […]

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