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Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …


The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …


4 steps to a Customer-focused Service Desk culture

See how to make your Service team more customer focused by taking four quick steps towards a more customer focused culture.

Installing Avaya IP Office - as quick as getting a cup of coffee!

Information Security
Tampa Bay

Sneaky hackers use Intel management tools to bypass Windows firewall | Ars Technica

Serial ports don’t have firewalls.<p>When you're a bad guy breaking into a network, the first problem you need to solve is, of course, getting into the …

IT security

How To Discover Your Individual Communication Style

The secret to bringing out the best in yourself and others is in recognizing communication strength and learning styles.<p>We all have our own communication style, and most of us have strength in more than one area.<p>Knowing how your strengths–and challenges–stack up gives you insight and an awareness …


An Introduction to Benefits Realization Management

This presentation provides a practical overview of benefits realization management with a specific focus on practical steps to begin implementing benefits realization management as a business function.

Project Management

10 critical skills that every DevOps engineer needs for success

While tech skills are a must, successful DevOps engineers also possess the ability to collaborate, multi-task, and always put the customer …


Why You Should Run a Data Inventory Before Your SharePoint Migration

Are you thinking about migrating to a newer version of SharePoint? There is one common mistake you should avoid: skipping the inventory of your data. …

Microsoft SharePoint

Securing Docker and Containers

Jérôme Petazzoni, senior engineer at dotCloud, examined the progress of security concerning Docker compared with other virtualization and container …

Software-Defined Storage: What Does It Really Mean?

We’ve covered the concept of software-defined technologies (SDx) and have shown how this very real technology can help your data center truly expand. …

Sookasa picks up $5M to be the 'invisible security layer' for your Dropbox files

Fun fact: You can now store and share your files through Dropbox and be HIPAA compliant at the same time.<p>This is now possible because Sookasa, a San Mateo-based startup, is launching its compliance layer for cloud storage of files, starting with Dropbox integration.<p>Unlike the average Joe Smith, …

OpsMgr 2012 - Alerting for a Specific Mgmt Pack

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (Operating System Task Sequence) Vid 1

SACM: 5 Key Activities of Service Asset & Configuration Management

The service asset and configuration management process (SACM) is an important process in the ITIL Service Transition stage of the ITIL service …


Making the Most of a Service Catalog

A service catalog is a key component of the service lifecycle. It is defined by ITIL as “a database or structured document with information about all …

Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?

Building a culture of DevOps extends beyond the development, operations, and QA teams.

Business Technology

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …


Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …


Memo To Nancy Pelosi: No, Sorry, Apple And Steve Jobs Really Did Create The iPhone

Nancy Pelosi has once again made the claim that it wasn’t really Steve Jobs or Apple that created the iPhone. Rather, it was all that lovely Federally funded research that did. Thus and therefore we must all be terribly grateful to the Federal government and open our wallets happily apparently. …


100 Dancing Drones Set World Record

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles …


French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley

Eero Raises $50 Million To Fix Your Crappy WiFi

Eero finally launched its WiFi router system earlier this year to gushing reviews. Venture capitalists are pumped too.<p>On Wednesday, the San Francisco-based startup said it’s raised another $50 million. Eero is now an exceedingly well-funded startup, with a total of $90 million in venture backing. …


PC Plunge Points To Restructuring Options For Intel And Microsoft

The way of the world is that success leads to failure.<p>After all, if you take top market share of an industry that’s starting to soar, you can build a huge, profitable business.<p>But hanging on to that lead demands specialized skills — I call them capabilities — like designing and manufacturing CPUs …


Fixing business models by design

We live in a time of new business models, exponential technologies and digital native customers. Businesses are being challenged and looking for innovation. Some designers who design products and services today are the creators of new organisations and businesses tomorrow. Let me share some of the …