Industry http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/43401/more en Un-stuck: moving past the garbage in your technical life http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life <div class="field-deck"> DevOps Deliveries </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">One of the reasons I like the metaphor of &quot;<a href="http://devproconnections.com/development/technical-debt-and-devops" target="_blank">technical debt</a>&quot; is because I see it causing in the datacenter the same paralysis as personal debt yields in households: people who lament for extended periods how awful it is, to the point that they miss out on the action to correct it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/un-stuck-moving-past-garbage-your-technical-life#comments Industry Fall Cleaning Fall Cleaning Technical Debt Technical Debt Wiring Wiring Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0000 180411 at http://windowsitpro.com Integrated Business Software: Zoom productivity, reduce mistakes, and improve morale http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated software suites provide for comprehensive support to businesses large and small. Various modules enable support to multiple business functions that are frequently related; often woven so tightly that making comprehensive effort to business via separate apps is extremely cumbersome. The alternative to integrated apps is broken routes through multiple apps, often leading to mistakes, plummeting productivity, and frustration.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/integrated-business-software-zoom-productivity-reduce-mistakes-and-improve-morale#comments Industry integration integration software Software Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:16:00 +0000 180401 at http://windowsitpro.com HP Replaces Salesforce with Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Sales and Partnership Management http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a knock to Salesforce, Microsoft <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-selected-by-hp-to-transform-sales-and-partner-engagement-300325807.html" target="_blank">has announced</a> a major win against its &ldquo;soft&rdquo; competitor. HP, Inc. has just signed a 6-year deal where the company will utilize Microsoft Dynamics CRM, replacing Salesforce.com.</p> <p>Jon Flaxman, COO for HP said&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/hp-replaces-salesforce-microsoft-dynamics-crm-sales-and-partnership-management#comments Industry HP HP Salesforce Salesforce Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:32:00 +0000 180381 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Launches a New Online Tech Community for IT Pros http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This has been rumored for some time, but it now seems that Microsoft&rsquo;s latest iteration of online community is live. Launched on September 2<sup>nd</sup>, but in beta testing for months, the <a href="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft Tech Community</a> asserts to bring multiple communities together in a central location. Sound familiar? That&rsquo;s essentially what Microsoft did by ending 5 different conferences and merging them into Microsoft Ignite.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-launches-new-online-tech-community-it-pros#comments Industry Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft Tech Community Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:19:00 +0000 180371 at http://windowsitpro.com Five Linux Server Distros Worth Checking Out http://windowsitpro.com/industry/five-linux-server-distros-worth-checking-out <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pretty much any of the nearly 300 Linux distributions you&#39;ll find listed on <a href="http://distrowatch.com/">Distrowatch</a> can be made to work as servers. Since Linux&#39;s earliest days, users have been provisioning &quot;all purpose&quot; distributions such as Slackware, Debian and Gentoo to do heavy lifting as servers for home and business. That may be fine for the hobbyist, but its a lot of unnecessary work for the professional.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/five-linux-server-distros-worth-checking-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/five-linux-server-distros-worth-checking-out#comments Industry Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:25:00 +0000 180271 at http://windowsitpro.com The Older Worker and IT: Everyone around you seem to be getting younger? http://windowsitpro.com/industry/older-worker-and-it-everyone-around-you-seem-be-getting-younger <div class="node-body article-body"><p>First off, I confess to enjoying the occasional cigar &ndash; so I&rsquo;d like to know where this kid works:&nbsp; How did this place happen to institute a Smoking Policy in 2016!??&nbsp; (Kudos).&nbsp; On the other hand &ndash; maybe he&rsquo;s an older worker who just looks great for his age!</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/older-worker-and-it-everyone-around-you-seem-be-getting-younger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/older-worker-and-it-everyone-around-you-seem-be-getting-younger#comments Industry careers careers hiring hiring IT IT Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:14:00 +0000 180261 at http://windowsitpro.com Dynamic Change: The quickening pace of change – let’s tame this beast… http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dynamic-change-quickening-pace-change-let-s-tame-beast <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Business today is changing faster than ever.&nbsp; In match there must be a ready-posture on the part of IT to not only support change, but to lead it.&nbsp; But not just any change.&nbsp; Change must be qualified:&nbsp; Solutions need to be on-target, on-time, and on-budget.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dynamic-change-quickening-pace-change-let-s-tame-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dynamic-change-quickening-pace-change-let-s-tame-beast#comments Industry Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:32:00 +0000 180281 at http://windowsitpro.com SUSE is now HPE's 'Preferred Partner' with Micro Focus Pact http://windowsitpro.com/industry/suse-now-hpes-preferred-partner-micro-focus-pact <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Yesterday the big news was that Hewlett Packard Enterprise had confirmed that, in a deal worth about $8.8 billion, it would &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.zdnet.com/article/hpe-offloads-non-core-software-assets-to-micro-focus-in-8-8-billion-deal/&quot;&gt;&quot;spin-merge&quot; its non-core software&lt;/a&gt; with Micro Focus. This will give HPE 50.1 percent ownership of a new combined company that HPE thinks will generate $4.5 billion in annual revenue. The deal was confirmed Wednesday as HPE announced its third quarter results.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/suse-now-hpes-preferred-partner-micro-focus-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/suse-now-hpes-preferred-partner-micro-focus-pact#comments Industry HPE HPE Linux Linux open source Open source Suse Suse Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:00:00 +0000 180101 at http://windowsitpro.com Wrapping Your Head Around Private Blockchains http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wrapping-your-head-around-private-blockchains <div class="node-body article-body">Anyone trying to understand the business potential of blockchains, which are being advertised as the up-and-coming next "greatest thing," might want to take a look at how the technology is already being used.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wrapping-your-head-around-private-blockchains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wrapping-your-head-around-private-blockchains#comments Industry Bitcoin Bitcoin Blockchain Blockchain IBM IBM open source Open source Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:42:00 +0000 180091 at http://windowsitpro.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Donna&nbsp;</span>Dillenberger<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;with IBM&#39;s Watson Research Center, explains how Big Blue</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;is already&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">implementing</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;the Linux Foundation&#39;s&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.hyperledger.org/" style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px; text-decoration: underline;">Hyperledger&nbsp;project</a>.</p> British Airways Suffers “Computer Glitch” – A realization http://windowsitpro.com/industry/british-airways-suffers-computer-glitch-realization <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every organization is dependent:&nbsp; On outside power.&nbsp; On a stable and orderly society.&nbsp; On a staff that shows up for work.&nbsp; On systems that perform with a specific continuity and match of service to requirements.&nbsp;</p> <p>We also have an expectation for a general continuity:&nbsp; That the march of days means that things today will be markedly like yesterday, and tomorrow will be markedly like today... with slight variations due to change and forward progress, of course.&nbsp; But we need <em>stability</em>.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re dependent on that.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/british-airways-suffers-computer-glitch-realization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/british-airways-suffers-computer-glitch-realization#comments Industry Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:35:00 +0000 179771 at http://windowsitpro.com