China didn't steal your job—I did

China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

12/08/16

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

Worry about your career, worry about your impossible SLA, worry about Trump ... but don't bother worrying about this stuff

12/01/16

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

It's time for our annual ritual: Burn some incense, peer into the dark, and fret about the future

11/17/16

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Technology can affect democracy in unpredictable ways, including via seemingly innocuous notifications

11/10/16

No, Microsoft does not love open source

No, Microsoft does not love open source

Microsoft has grown so warm and fuzzy about open source, you almost expect Satya Nadella to wear a cardigan. But there's a knife under that sweater

11/03/16

A keyboard? How quaint

A keyboard? How quaint

Hello, computer: Hands-free computing a la 'Star Trek' is coming soon

10/21/16

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

AtScale, a maker of big data reporting tools, has published speed tests on the latest versions of the top four big data SQL engines. Conclusion: Time to upgrade!

10/18/16

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

You think you got the hang of big data analytics? There's no time to be smug. To deliver real value, you'd better keep your stack up to date

10/06/16

8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

So many press releases, so little time -- here are the product announcement emails that get deleted based on the subject line alone

09/29/16

3 strikes against the public cloud

3 strikes against the public cloud

AWS, Azure, Salesforce, and the rest enable you to build and/or deploy stuff in record time -- but those clouds aren't killing on-prem IT for good reason

09/22/16

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Sure, there are graph databases like Neo4j, but graph analysis or graph search may be more useful, depending on the sorts of data relationships you need to explore

09/15/16

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Dire predictions about artificial intelligence eliminating working-class jobs tend to come from people who don't understand what those workers do

09/08/16

The catch-22 with Apple security

The catch-22 with Apple security

A long, rocky relationship with Apple products and tech support culminates with a tangled up Apple ID -- and a yearning for Linux

08/25/16

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

The most popular mobile platform in the world doesn't seem to care much about making developers happy

08/18/16

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

It's unbelievable that in 2016 an entire airline could be brought to its knees by a datacenter outage. Did Delta skip computer science class? Let's review

08/11/16

Big data problem? Don't forget search

Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

07/29/16

7 stages of a failed software project

7 stages of a failed software project

Know the signs! You might not be able to affect the outcome, but at least you'll recognize when to fasten your seatbelt and update your resume

07/21/16

With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

BI has always topped of the list of enterprise priorities -- and execs are always the least satisfied with BI initiatives. Why should big data be any different?

07/14/16

Hey AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- your days may be numbered

Hey AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- your days may be numbered

As mobile users overwhelm shared cellular data networks, scrappy independent providers armed with low-cost equipment could bring the solution

07/07/16

How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

IT's mainframe managers don't want to give you access but do want the mainframe's data used. Here's how to square that circle

06/30/16

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