Jun 24, 2019, 4:26 PM
Microsoft have launched a preview of the new Windows Terminal, the terminal is designed to combine the various Windows Shells (CMD, PowerShell 5.1, PowerShell Core) with the available Linux subsystems into one application. Their promise is that with the WSL 2.0 release later this year that Windows Terminal will be your go to for development and system management in mixed OS environments, but how does that really work out?
Jan 25, 2019, 1:30 PM
In 63 days, the UK will might not who knows could be leaving the European Union, a move that is set to have significant impacts on how the UK trades and operates in the world and currently that’s what we’ve mostly been talking about isn’t it. But, what about the digital world? How will it affect the internet and the IT industry at large a realm where physical barriers don’t often exist? Well, while the ultimate answer is we don’t know because our Government doesn’t appear to either we can take what facts we have and speculate where the areas are a little greyer.
Dec 7, 2018, 9:55 AM
Across the world IT departments or their management are thinking to themselves. What are we doing next? That’s of course if they haven’t been thinking about it already. An IT strategy is a hugely important part of planning out the projects and targets you should be working to, however quite often I’ve often wondered who was setting them.
Oct 8, 2018, 5:47 PM
The latest big feature update for Windows 10 arrived this month bringing in a number of new integrations for your smart phone and a redesign of Microsoft edge. Unfortunately, it has a not so great feature; it contains a bug that can wipe all your files that aren’t stored in OneDrive. As a result, Microsoft have pulled the update while they investigate the issue and prepare a new corrected version.
Sep 25, 2018, 12:18 PM
This morning I ran through an upgrade of our CRM; nothing to out the usual and something that I’ve done many times before. The update processed and then imploded, I was left with a white screen and a list of useless error codes suggesting something important for composer was broken and/or missing. I decided to speed things up, I’d pull down one of last night’s backups, it was only 7:30am so nobody was going to miss CRM for 30 minutes and so I pulled down the backup and deployed the server…
Sep 4, 2018, 3:51 PM
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has been out of beta for some time and for those who don’t know allows you to run several flavours on Linux (as of writing Ubuntu, openSUSE leap/Exterprise, Debian and Kali) as a subsystem within Windows 10. For my day to day it’s quickly stopped my dependence on Putty; which for a long time has felt like a clumsy way to manage *.nix servers but it has also become so much more.
Aug 15, 2018, 3:31 PM
IT has moved far beyond spreadsheets and access and yet there are still businesses that view IT as printers and laptops while missing out on the benefits of automation, business intelligence, machine learning and real collaboration. The irony is most IT departments are using all of these tools for themselves already and reaping the benefits while the rest of the company might be missing out.
Feb 22, 2017, 1:09 PM
The General Data Protection Regulation is nearly a year away and many businesses still don’t know what it is, why they need to follow it and when it happens. This means that businesses are still potentially putting themselves and the data they host at risk but also risking fines that could be put small businesses into administration.
Feb 28, 2016, 3:56 PM
This year is set to be a big growth year for so called ‘smart technologies’ from tooth brushes that spot dirty teeth to fridges that will tell you when there’s a problem with the temperature there certainly are a vast array of devices claiming to be smart becoming available. But are they really all that?
Dec 16, 2015, 10:03 PM
Tis the season to go shopping and this year we will be spending many billions online but have you as a customer thought how safe are you online? As a business are you really doing your best to preserve your customer’s best interests when shopping online?