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Skype for Business pros & cons

Reviewer Jonathan Hassell highlights some of the good features and things to watch out for in Microsoft's Skype for Business software/service.

Written by Jonathan Hassell01 July 15 08:48

How peer review leads to quality code

If you could deploy existing resources to improve the quality and timeliness of your software development projects, you'd probably jump at the chance.

Written by Jonathan Hassell23 June 15 05:50

Top 4 revelations about SharePoint

Some of the biggest news to come out of Microsoft Ignite last month was the introduction and the first public demonstration of SharePoint Server 2016 -- a demo that quelled a lot of speculation and uneasiness in the SharePoint administrator community.

Written by Jonathan Hassell19 June 15 02:42

Reactions and impressions from Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft kicked off the Ignite conference yesterday. The event is the combination of its IT pro-oriented TechEd conference along with the smaller Exchange, SharePoint and Lync conferences it had run at various points over the past decade. Here some initial thoughts and impressions of the keynotes and product announcements.

Written by Jonathan Hassell07 May 15 04:19

Talking SMAC: Revisiting social, mobile, analytics and cloud

While SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud ) concept crystalized only in the past couple of years, buy this new area in data warehousing and data analytics has been growing -- and improving -- every day.

Written by Jonathan Hassell05 May 15 03:10

Why Windows 10 isn't the big leap forward Microsoft says it is

As I wrote for Computerworld, Windows 10 has a lot to answer for – and it sets itself up for answering these questions in a big way by skipping a version number and jumping straight to 10 from 8.

Written by Jonathan Hassell10 Oct. 14 00:18

Why Your Company Needs Both a CIO and a CISO

It's past time for all major companies – certainly in the Fortune 500, but the advice carries on down into even medium-sized organizations – to carve out a C-level role focusing solely on security.

Written by Jonathan Hassell17 Sept. 14 23:14

Microsoft's StorSimple: A first look at the 8000 series

One problem that the emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things has highlighted for all of us in IT: There is data everywhere. On desktops, on servers, in databases, in logs, on phones and tablets, in your pants drawer -- you cannot escape it. Its corollary: The volume of data will continue to grow -- and data needs space. Data needs disk capacity.

Written by Jonathan Hassell03 Sept. 14 23:01

3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Big data is certainly all the rage. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on data scientists commanding up to $300,000 per year with very little experience. Clearly the era of embracing big data is here.

Written by Jonathan Hassell19 Aug. 14 23:52

What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

With Microsoft moving into a "mobile first, cloud first" world, an Apple smartwatch coming any day now and everyone else buying into the cloud computing hype, it can be easy to lose sight of what all of these developments do: Drive business forward by enabling employees to be more productive. Essentially, it's about the future of work.

Written by Jonathan Hassell07 Aug. 14 23:12

The truth about enterprises and the public cloud

Many companies look to the public cloud to cut costs, overhead and time to deployment. However, businesses need to understand how dramatically a move to the cloud will affect a key constituency: The IT department.

Written by Jonathan Hassell25 June 14 09:34

Why net neutrality matters to your business

Net neutrality is about more than individual consumers' rights to stream video over the Web without paying extra for it. Partitioning the Internet into haves and have-nots will give big companies yet another advantage over smaller, more disruptive firms.

Written by Jonathan Hassell11 June 14 23:31

Is hardware back? Mobile and Cloud technology offer clues

If you haven't been living under a rock, you've heard pundits proclaim the death of the PC. As consumers move to tablets and stop buying laptops and desktops, and as companies pinch IT budgets even harder than they have in the past, it's easy to paint a doomsday scenario for hardware. Even the hardware companies play into this myth — look no further than AMD to see weakness portrayed. For many, it seems, hardware has lost its sexiness.

Written by Jonathan Hassell03 June 14 01:21

4 Strategies to Help CIOs Prepare for Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks threaten all of us. White House officials confirmed in March 2014 that federal agents told more than 3,000 U.S. companies that their IT deployments had been hacked, according to The Washington Post. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into the constant threats of cyberattacks against stock exchanges, brokerages and other Wall Street firms.

Written by Jonathan Hassell30 April 14 02:21

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