Posts Tagged ‘IT industry’

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Jan 22, 2016
If you’re running a server or desktop with Linux Kernel 3.8 or higher, you and your website or application are vulnerable to a very serious 0-day local privilege escalation vulnerability. Millions of Linux systems around the world are vulnerable to compromise and must be patched. What Damage Can the Linux Vulnerability Cause? This bug (referred to as CVE-2016-0728) affects the keyrings facility in the kernel, allowing the kernel to cache security data, authentication keys, and other sensitive data. The bug creates a leak in the… Read More
Scott Oertel
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Jan 20, 2016
Many of us make resolutions at the beginning of each year, as a matter of tradition and self-improvement. Developers aren’t the only technologists that need resolutions to guide a new year. As a system administrator, you may find a never-ending list of updates, system checks, security patches, and performance benchmarking. Now is a fantastic time to implement new strategies into your career and day-to-day routine as a systems administrator to make your job more streamlined. At the end of the day (and hopefully at the… Read More
Stan Antov
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Jan 14, 2016
A new year has arrived, and it's time to decide what big things you want to do this year. I am doing so myself as both a developer and as a manager of developers. I am not talking about day-to-day tasks, but rather the “big picture” stuff. If you could go back a year and start preparing and setting up goals to achieve as the year kicked off, what would you change? This objective-making is called a resolution, and while there are many personal resolutions… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jan 4, 2016
Originally posted on the WHIR.  Perspective is always important when picking technologies to base the future of your company’s IT on. Technologies go through generations of improvements along multiple dimensions before they reach true ubiquity. Take the disk drive as an example. First built in 1953 by IBM, each new generation of disk drives replaced larger, more sensitive, and more cumbersome devices. The cost also dropped precipitously with every generation. Not many people remember, but the earliest drives were usable only in the protected environment… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Dec 30, 2015
2015 was a year of transformation and growth for the entire IT industry, and the cloud was the poster child for that transformation. 2016 is sure to be filled with even more new cloud opportunities and advancements. Now that the industry is realizing the customization and control that enterprise needs, we have gotten a peek at the world that Nicholas Carr saw in 2003, when he said IT doesn’t matter, and then in 2008 when he predicted the big switch. IT has completely transformed and… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Dec 17, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at the extremely busy year for cloud computing. It’s safe to say that cloud computing has become the de facto infrastructure for the IT industry, as we are well into the massive cloud adoption trend. It was also a year of cloud competition as Google, Microsoft, and IBM all tried to cut into AWS’s dominance. 2015 also saw some of AWS’s fiercest competitors, such as HP and Rackspace, capitulate and cede the field to… Read More
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Nov 16, 2015
Effective system administrators look for every advantage they can get. The basic skills that make a system administrator successful are tangible, and you can see many of the basic requirements in job postings. What job listings typically don’t cover are the rules that can make or break system administration: careful note taking, attention to detail, comfort with project work, planning, and prized technical skills. To help system administrators take that next step, we’ve put together seven prime rules to help them prepare for the worst,… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Oct 30, 2015
Codero CEO Emil Sayegh is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the 17th Cloud Expo next month in Santa Clara, California. Sayegh's presentation, “Big Data: How Will Cloud Computing Evolve?” examines how companies need to shift toward combining dedicated and cloud solutions through hybrid hosting to solve inherent issues in the way we host big data applications. Registration for the event is still open. Sign up by Saturday, October 31, and make sure to stop by Emil Sayegh's presentation on November 4 at 5pm. Here is what… Read More