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Microservices: first break down monolithic thinking, then monolithic applications

There is sure and steady momentum building toward microservices architectures. And not a moment too soon — organizations can no longer afford to be held back by rigid systems that require weeks of rework to support a new business process. Photo: Joe McKendrick The latest sign of the microservices wave comes from Microsoft, which announced it opened up its Service ... Read More »

Pivotal files for IPO

Pivotal Software, of which Dell Technologies is the majority shareholder, has filed to go public. In its S-1 form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company showed that its revenue is growing but it continues to incur losses. For the fiscal year that ended February 2, the company says it brought in $259 million in subscription revenue, ... Read More »

Close and personal

Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

9 reasons to be cautious with blockchain

Is blockchain — the network of global online ledgers — really secure? Its proponents say yes, as it assigns transactions or smart contracts to an immutable ledger, verifiable by multiple parties. However, a recently published paper calls out some vulnerabilities that may subject blockchain entries to inefficiencies, hacking and other criminal activity. Photo: Joe McKendrick The paper, published by Xiaoqi ... Read More »

Google partners with LinkedIn to train Android developers

Google is teaming up with LinkedIn to offer specialized training courses for wannabe Android developers. The program offers 19 different courses on LinkedIn Learning that aim to prepare new developers for the Google Android Developer Certification exam, a common standard for candidates applying to developer job openings. According to LinkedIn data, demand for Android developers has gone up nearly 34 ... Read More »

Data#3 scores whole of Australian government Microsoft licensing contract

Data#3 has been handed a Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) contract by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) that will see the local firm be the sole provider of Microsoft licensing solutions. The contract was tendered for in August, with the federal government also revealing at the time that governments in the country spent over AU$364 million from July 1, 2013 ... Read More »

DataStax Managed Cloud made available on Microsoft Azure as demand for hybrid and multi-cloud rises

DataStax Managed Cloud (DMC), the database as a service (DbaaS) offering previously only available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), has now been ported to Microsoft’s Azure IaaS public cloud. DMC was first launched on AWS in early in 2017 following the acquisition by DataStax of DataScale, a provider of cloud-based management services for data infrastructure. The service includes DataStax Enterprise, ... Read More »

​Docker has a business plan headache

Video: Microservices and containers: Eight challenges to this approach Read this What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Docker is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old servers and it also makes it very easy to package and ship programs. Here’s what you need to know ... Read More »

Digital platform strategy: build one before someone else does

When you have a complex, multi-layer supply chain, a network of partners and suppliers, and hundreds or thousands of customers who depend upon everything working in sync, you take the threat of digital disruption very seriously. All it takes is a data-savvy player with a highly agile platform to slip into the process somewhere and boom — before you can ... Read More »

How to secure your website

Video: Microsoft’s new open-source tool helps web devs secure sites Companies have been delaying securing their websites for years. It’s too much trouble, they think. It will cost too much, others say. Too bad. Google isn’t putting up with these excuses anymore. Come July 2018, with the release of Chrome 68, any site not protected with Secure-Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security ... Read More »

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