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Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 149 Blog Posts

  1. Amazon’s RDS supports MS SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    The Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server now supports the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor. The Advisor will help you to select and create an optimal set of indexes, indexed views, and partitions even if you don't have an expert-level understanding of the structure of your database or the internals of SQL Server. Read more here -... Read More

  2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon’s Simple Workflow Service

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) as an integral part of several missions including the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Carbon in the Arctic Reservoir Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE). These missions continuously generate large volumes of data that must be processed, analyzed, and stored efficiently and reliably. Read more - http://aws.amazon.com/swf/testimonials/swfnasa/... Read More

  3. A Turing Machine built using LEGO

    To show everyone how simple a computer actually is and to honor Alan Turing, Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman built a simple LEGO Turing Machine. Their goal was to make every operation as visible as possible while using just a single LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set. Read more here - http://www.legoturingmachine.org/... Read More

  4. EU lacks the tech workforce

    Half of Europe's workforce is too tech-challenged to fill all the extra ICT jobs that will be knocking around in the next few years, according to the European Commission (EC). The EC's Digital Agenda crew released its scoreboard of how well the continent is doing. The overall aim of the EC Digital Agenda is to deliver sustainable economic and social... Read More

  5. System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Check out this free tool provided by Microsoft which was released to fix an inconsistency in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found. This tool is for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008... Read More

  6. Be aware of fake Google’s Chrome installers for Windows

    Trend Micro, the antivirus vendor has identified suspicious URLs which appear to be hosted on legitimate sources such as, Facebook and Google domains that promote a malicious file called ChromeSetup.exe. This file has nothing to do with Google's Chrome installation but is simply an information-stealing Trojan application and is offered for download on various websites! An analysis of the file... Read More

  7. Submarine cables – Internet’s physical infrastructure

    If you're into the physical infrastructure of the Internet then this map should be your starting point. The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from Global Bandwidth Research Service and is updated on a regular basis. The map is rich of information including cable capacity, provider name and other elements;... Read More

  8. Intellectual Property Watchlist 2012

    Consumers International, an independent global campaigning voice for consumers has published its fourth annual IP Watchlist. CI looks towards a future in which creators and consumers support each other in a mutually beneficial ecosystem of content production, consumption and reuse. The report also states that the recent discontent caused by ACTA and SOPA could have been avoided if government policy-makers... Read More

  9. 16-bit legacy applications & Windows XP Mode

    Although, 16-bit legacy applications may have become something of the past there are still instances of these applications which are considered as critical to some businesses. In fact, last week during a conference I met an IT Manager who said that they still use a 16-bit finance package which was developed for the specific needs of the organization. Although, the... Read More

  10. Online Email Privacy Tester

    Companies track their marketing campaigns in various ways like, in mass mailshots they add tracking images so that they would get more information about the users who have opened and read their marketing message. They collect users' information such as, IP addresses which help them determine the country, and client software which help them determine the type of operating system,... Read More

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