Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Collaboration

The Evolution of SharePoint Customization

When I started working with SharePoint back in 2005, deploying WSS 2.0 followed and then SharePoint Portal Server 2003 for a large client, the concept of "customization" as we define it today was not really part of the SharePoint vernacular. The technology was fairly basic
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Oussama El-Hilali

Hybrid or Multi-cloud? Picking the Right Cloud Strategy for an Organization’s IT Needs

Hybrid or Multi-cloud? Picking the Right Cloud Strategy Discussions around cloud migration are no longer about whether an organization should move to the cloud, but one that’s more about which data, applications and workloads should be migrated, how they should be moved, and when the
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ARS

How malformed packets caused CenturyLink’s 37-hour, nationwide outage

CenturyLink’s nationwide, 37-hour outage in December 2018 disrupted 911 service for millions of Americans and prevented completion of at least 886 calls to 911, a new Federal Communications Commission report said.

Back in December, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage on CenturyLink’s fiber network “completely unacceptable” and vowed to investigate. The FCC released the findings from its investigation today, describing how CenturyLink failed to follow best practices that could have prevented the outage. But Pai still hasn’t announced any punishment of CenturyLink.

The outage was so extensive that it affected numerous other network operators that connect with CenturyLink, including Comcast and Verizon, the FCC report said. An FCC summary said:

The outage affected communications service providers, businesses customers, and consumers who relied upon CenturyLink’s transport services, which route communications traffic from various providers to locations across the country. The outage resulted in extensive disruptions to phone and broadband service, including 911 calling. As many as 22 million customers across 39 states were affected, including approximately 17 million customers across 29 states who lacked reliable access to 911. At least 886 calls to 911 were not delivered.

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Chris Gervais

Why Containers Can’t Solve All Your Problems In The Cloud

Containers and the cloud Docker and other container services are appealing for a good reason - they are lightweight and flexible. For many organizations, they ...
Ankur Laroia

Why ‘Data Hoarding’ Increases Cybersecurity Risk

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BI Data

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

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Being human in the age of AI

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Will AI take over the world? Or, more to the point, will it take over the humankind? It seems to have invaded the public consciousness, sparking concerns that AI will ...
Gartner

Top Trends in Blockchain Technology; inching towards Web 3.0

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There’s no shortage of news about mega digital commerce players controlling the algorithms that guide our daily actions and thoughts.  See Amazon Changed Search Algorithms in Ways to Boost its Own ...
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New Twitter algorithms aim to stamp out trolling

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A new tool can identify Twitter accounts engaging in bullying with over 90% accuracy, according to researchers. Its algorithms classify two specific types of offensive online behaviour - cyber-bullying and ...

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