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  • The road to Java 9: Only critical bugs getting fixed now
    With the initial release candidate build for Java 9 now published, Oracle has proposed that from here on out, only “showstopper” bugs be fixed for the production Java 9 release, which is due September 21.The proposal floated this week represents…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • Google open-sources TensorFlow training tools
    Over the past year, Google’s TensorFlow has asserted itself as a popular open source toolkit for deep learning. But training a TensorFlow model can be cumbersome and slow—especially when the mission is to take a dataset used by someone else and t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 11:50am -
  • Ruby’s decline in popularity may be permanent
    Ruby has had a reputation as a user-friendly language for building web applications. But its slippage in this month’s RedMonk Programming Language Rankings has raised questions about where exactly the language stands among developers these days.The…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • CheerpJ converts Java apps into JavaScript for the web
    Melding Java and web development, CheerpJ is being readied as compiler technology that takes Java bytecode and turns it into JavaScript, for execution in browsers. Based on the LLVM/Clang compiler platform as well as Learning Technologies’ own Chee…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors
    Oracle is proposing an update to the Java Virtual Machine to allow for direct-value class types, a modernization required by the advent of multicore processors. There is no schedule for when the changes might appear in the JVM.The changes to the JVM…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 6:00am -

The Accidental Successful CIO

  • A CIO’s Code Of Ethics For Managing Company Data

    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • How Can CIOs Help Their Staff To Better Understand Millennials?
    As the person with the CIO job it is your responsibility to make sure that your direct reports are doing a good job of managing their staff. After all, collectively these are the people who make up your IT department and your ability to deliver on th…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Social Networking @ Work: Are You Ready?
    So there’s no question that this whole social networking thing has become very, very popular. No matter if we’re talking about Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, or any one of the other social networking sites that are out there, the rapid growth and co…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Implementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style
    Implementing a cyber-defense system for your company sure sounds like a good thing for the person with the CIO job to do. Just exactly what does that mean? I guess you purchase and install tools that will allow you to detect if the bad guys are able…
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Just Exactly How Legal Is It To Track Your Employees?
    As the person with the CIO job, you have a great deal of power that comes with your assignment dealing with importance of information technology. The big question that you always need to be dealing with is just exactly how should you go about using t…
    - 38 days ago, 17 May 17, 5:00am -


  • Working out Loud for a Better World – Part I
    It was about six years ago that the concept of “Working out Loud” started picking up traction in the blogosphere. It was an easy way to describe the contagious, fun way to work in a more transparent, generous, and authentic way.  Of course, y…
    - 16 Nov 16, 8:02pm -
  • What is Your Network Telling You?
    I caught up this week with Cai Kjaer whom I’ve known via the social web as one of the founders of Optimice.  We used Optimice at Change Agents Worldwide to map our core competencies within the network.  I’ve always been a big fan of Social Net…
    - 1 Apr 16, 1:12pm -
  • Are Social Practitioners and Evangelists Truly Different?
    My friend, Alan Lepofsky, has always made this point, “Social people are different.  The rest of the world is not like us.” Ironically, Alan and I get into the most hair-splitting among our pro-social circle of friends, but I’ve come to unders…
    - 22 Mar 16, 5:55pm -
  • The Power of Community Comes to Life at SAP’s TechEd
    Walking down one of the cavernous halls at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, we approached one of my Enterprise Irregular (EI) colleagues, David Dobrin.  Dobrin looked surprised to see me and said, “What are you doing here?”  I said, “I’m he…
    - 27 Oct 14, 3:23pm -
  • Social Business: Pining for the Fjords!
    “I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it…  It’s dead!” So, which is it dead or not dead?   There is so much confusion in the market about what “Social Business” is, it might as well be a dead parrot (too).  And there is no shortage of p…
    - 5 Dec 13, 2:47pm -


  • newWhy total bans on remote work don't remotely work
    Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off?Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working remotely. Earlier this year, IBM did the same thing, forcing remote workers to start showing up at the o…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Jun 17, 6:21am -
  • 6 useful R functions you might not know
    Almost every R user knows about popular packages like dplyr and ggplot2. But with 10,000+ packages on CRAN and yet more on GitHub, it's not always easy to unearth libraries with great R functions. One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R code i…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 4:14pm -
  • Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization
    One of the great things about R is the thousands of packages users have written to solve specific problems in various disciplines -- analyzing everything from weather or financial data to the human genome -- not to mention analyzing computer security…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 12:12pm -
  • iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?
    Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.So you’re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice—I couldn’t live without mine. It’s my compan…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 10:39am -
  • 8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today
    Every enterprise IT manager knows the ghastly truth: the biggest security weaknesses in any system are the humans using it. So, if you are one of the nearly one-in-ten iOS users (or even the one-in-three Android users) who don’t use a passcode, if…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 9:57am -

Business Technology Roundtable

  • Digital Transformation is Fueled by Disruptive Innovations
    What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software develop…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:06am -
  • Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation
    Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and t…
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:02am -
  • Cloud Computing Usage Forecast to Quadruple by 2020
    Hybrid IT is a catalyst of progressive organizations. In fact, two-thirds of surveyed leaders say a blend of traditional and cloud infrastructure enables a strategic competitive advantage, according to a market study by the IBM Center for Applied Ins…
    - 13 Nov 16, 7:01pm -
  • Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model
    Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences. Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly no such thing as a…
    - 12 Sep 16, 9:44am -
  • Hybrid Cloud will Enable Streams of Data to Flow Freely
    The world of business is changing. Disruptive shifts in power are forcing everyone to question the established status quo. In particular, savvy chief executives are tasking IT organizations to help create compelling customer experiences, support new…
    - 15 Aug 16, 8:04am -


  • The Importance of Team Building
    It’s not every day that two teams join forces with the same goal, but that’s something our team in Laurel, Maryland, successfully navigated in 2016 when our IT and engineering teams were given the opportunity to work together. How do you encourag…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:09am -
  • 6 Companies That Will Pay You to Hack
    Nintendo recently offered a handsome reward to hackers that can find Switch security flaws. Nintendo wants to find security holes before anyone else. This way, the company can prevent pirated copies of Switch games. This is not the first time that Ni…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:29am -
  • The Engineering Skills Gap and How Colleges are Fixing It
    The engineering skills gap has long been a hot topic across the industry. There have been many different strategies employed to try to attract young people back to the profession. Businesses need more students to take STEM subjects (science, technolo…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:20am -
  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Hireability
    The time has come to find a new job. It may be a job seeker’s market, but there are still some tips you can use to make sure you’re the candidate who stands out for the role. Before you start looking at available job opportunities, take these ste…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 8:47am -
  • Top Companies Investing in AI Research
    At Google I/O 2017, the company was hyper-focused on artificial intelligence (AI). CEO Sundar Pichai told attendees that Google would be re-thinking all of its products with an “AI-First” focus. In other words, Google is looking at the world wit…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:03am -


  • Aligning Cloud Strategies With Business Results
    Companies that get things right with a cloud-centric framework can build a foundation for a faster, better enterprise that is designed for digital business.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Which Data Analytics Jobs Offer the Best Salary?
    The demand for IT pros with data science and analytics skills is expected to grow significantly. Find out which data skills are the most highly sought.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Interactive Video Wall Stimulates Collaboration
    Schlesinger Associates installs interactive digital displays to encourage group discussions and collaboration.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:10am -
  • How Your Workplace Habits Can Harm Your Health
    A majority of employees think they're overweight, and they can blame their workplace lifestyle. But there are steps workers can take to get—and stay—healthy.
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:00am -
  • Why Employee Confidence Is Soaring
    Employee confidence in business conditions and their own economic prospects is growing. The availability of jobs has many of them are seeking new opportunities.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 4:00am -


  • Time Configuration for a Virtualized Domain Controllers
    Today we will talk about some of the features of time configuration on a virtualized domain controllers. Typically, the time synchronization scheme in the Active Directory domain is as follows: The PDC emulator is the main time source on the domain…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:42am -
  • How to Add or Remove SMTP Alias to Exchange 2016 Mailbox
    Sometimes you need to add another email address to the existing user. In Exchange, in addition to the primary address, each mailbox can be assigned to several additional ones (called aliases or proxy addresses). In Active Directory, additional alias…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 3:16am -
  • Installing WebDAV client on Windows Server 2016
    WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension of the HTTP/1.1 protocol. The WebDAV protocol allows to access files on the remote server and perform common actions: reading, writing, deleting files. Typically, this protocol is use…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 4:15am -
  • Installing VMware Tools on a Linux VM
    In this article we will take a look on how to deploy VMware Tools on Linux virtual machines. Deploying VMTools in the guest operating system of a virtual machine increases its performance and manageability. With VMTools, some of the drivers included…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 10:45am -
  • Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 10
    Microsoft XPS Document Writer feature in Windows 10 is installed by default and allows user to print any documents and save them to XPS format. Thus, user can easily create XPS document from any application with printing feature using the virtual XP…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 6:20am -

Mindtree Blogs

Phil Windley's Technometria

  • newSovrin Status: Alpha Network Is Live
    Summary: The Sovrin Network is live and undergoing testing. This Alpha Stage will allow us to ensure the network is stable and the distributed nodes function as planned. Sovrin is based on a permissioned distributed ledger. Permissioned mean…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:39pm -
  • Correlation Identifiers
    Summary: Correlation identifiers are one of the ideas we talk about in my Distributed Systems class during the Reactive Programming module. Let's talk for a bit about correlation identifiers. Correlation IDs are used to identify the different…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 5:58pm -
  • Updated Pico Programming Workflow
    Summary: This page introduces the tool chain in the programming workflow for picos. I just got done updating the page in the Pico documentation that talks about the pico programming workflow. I use the idea of a toolchain as an organizing pri…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 4:04pm -
  • Sovrin Web of Trust
    Summary: Sovrin uses a heterarchical, decentralized Web of Trust model to build trust in identifiers and give people clues about what and who to trust. The Web of Trust model for Sovrin is still being developed, but differs markedly from the tr…
    - 31 days ago, 24 May 17, 11:39pm -
  • Sovrin In-Depth Technical Review
    Summary: Sovrin Foundation has engaged Engage Identity to perform a security review of Sovrin's technology and processes. Results will be available later this summer. The Sovrin Foundation and Engage Identity announced a new partnership t…
    - 33 days ago, 22 May 17, 1:02pm -

Informatica Perspectives

  • Fast and Furious: Designing for the Fast Data Lane Collecting Streams
    Switching to the carpool lane can be intimidating especially when you don’t have all the information available to you to safely make the lane change. For example, is the carpool lane open, is my blindspot clear to make the lane change?  How do you…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Be Out-Standing at Customer Success
    At Informatica, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leaderwe listen to our customers’ goals and then guide them towards solutions that help accelerate their data-driven digital transformation journey whilst delivering value to their business. We p…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Partners – “Detect and Protect” Strategies for Data Security
    This year’s Informatica World was truly eye opening. Thanks to the amazing participation and feedback from our partners, our teams walked away with incredible learnings about their growing successes and opportunities. And as underscored by Rodney F…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • The CIO Reading List: The Undoing Project
    Whenever I spend time with other CIOs, the subject almost invariably turns to a book one of us has read. And I’m gratified that the types of books that come up in these conversations are rarely what you’d call ‘IT books’ or ‘management book…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 12:38am -
  • Designing Your Cloud Roadmap: Reference Architectures and Architectural Planning
    My last post took a closer look at the IT roadmap. For a cloud migration, a transformation around data analytics, or any long-term IT revolution, you create a roadmap to guide you from your present state to the desired future vision. But that begs a…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 12:00pm -

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 (more) hidden costs of mobile app development
    Summary: As more and more businesses jump into mobile app development for the first time, many make a crucial mistake: They go into the process with a limited understanding of the true costs of developing a mobile app. In fact, many falsely believe t…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • One way to improve your current software (without buying an off-the-shelf solution)
    Here’s a quick exercise to try: Make a list of all the ways you wish your company’s software or systems were better. It could be anything. Maybe you just don’t like the interface. Or, maybe you want modern features, like mobile apps or web-base…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 1:54pm -
  • 8 hidden costs of mobile application development
    Summary: As more and more businesses jump into mobile app development for the first time, many make a crucial mistake: They go into the process with a limited understanding of the true costs of developing a mobile app. In fact, many falsely believe t…
    - 24 days ago, 31 May 17, 11:55am -
  • Webinar Replay: Turn Your Spreadsheets Into Web Solutions
    Summary: Many businesses have fallen into the spreadsheet trap. They start using spreadsheets for minor tasks, but before they know it, they’re relying on spreadsheets for critical aspects of their business. This spreadsheet overuse wastes time, hu…
    - 25 days ago, 30 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • 5 (more) questions to ask before starting a digital transformation project
    Summary: Digital transformation–the reinvention of an organization through the use of digital technology to improve performance–is a priority for many businesses these days. However, it’s a complex task. Many businesses dive in without truly un…
    - 39 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:55am -

Wikibon Blog

  • Breaking Down the Hortonworks S-1
    Hortonworks plans to go public in 2015 and its S-1 filing, revealed to the world yesterday, says a lot about the state of the Hadoop market generally and, obviously, Hortonworks specifically. First, a mea culpa. In Wikibon’s latest Big Data market…
    - 11 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • Industry Vet Rich Napolitano Joins SDN Startup Plexxi as CEO
    Software defined networking specialist Plexxi just named industry veteran Rich Napolitano as its CEO. Napolitano left EMC after heading its midrange storage business for the better part of a decade. Napolitano has built a reputation as a strong leade…
    - 10 Nov 14, 6:14pm -
  • Dell World 2014: No to Wall St, Yes to Cash
    Co-authored by Stuart Miniman This week, Dell held its annual customer conference in Austin, TX. Official attendee numbers were not divulged but by our estimates between 4,000 – 5,000 customers and partners were on hand including a large Dell conti…
    - 7 Nov 14, 6:04pm -
  • #BigDataNYC and Wikibon Capital Markets Day is Almost Here
    The biggest week of the Big Data calendar is here. Kicking off tomorrow #theCUBE is live at #BigDataNYC 2014 for two days of continuous coverage. We’ll be interviewing Big Data practitioners, thought-leaders and technologies live from the Hilton Ti…
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:29am -
  • HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation
    HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter. The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’…
    - 28 Jul 14, 4:42pm -

Complete IT Professional

  • ORA-12154 TNS Connection Identifier Solution
    Have you gotten an “ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified” error? Learn what causes it and how to resolve it in this article. ORA-12154 Cause If you attempt to access or log on to an Oracle database, you might get this…
    - 15 Mar 17, 7:00am -
  • The Difference Between WHERE and HAVING Clause
    What is the difference between WHERE and HAVING clause in SQL? Learn what they are and the differences in this article. Difference Between WHERE and HAVING Clause Both the WHERE and the HAVING clause are very similar and are used to restrict the rows…
    - 13 Mar 17, 7:00am -
  • ORA-01031 insufficient privileges Solution

    - 10 Mar 17, 6:00am -
  • ORA-00937: not a single-group group function Solution
    Have you received an ORA-00937: not a single-group group function error? Learn what it is and how to fix it in this article. ORA-00937 Cause The cause of the ORA-00937 error is that a SELECT statement is trying to be executed, and the SELECT statemen…
    - 8 Mar 17, 6:00am -
  • 60 SQL Interview Questions and Answers
    Are you going for a job where you need to know SQL, such as a Database Developer or Database Administrator? Brush up on your interview questions with this extensive list of SQL interview questions. This collection of interview questions on SQL has be…
    - 6 Mar 17, 6:00am -