Performance Testing the ACEMAGIC AD15

Tom puts the small form-factor device through its paces to see what type of workload it is best suited for.

Introduction to Azure Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) has become a critical part of DevOps, allowing for declarative definition, configuration, deployment and management of simple and complex IT solutions.

Accenture Research: 'The Future Is Edge'

Edge computing can be a big revenue generator for companies, but adoption is lagging and the results vary according to which of four approaches is taken, new research from Accenture indicates.

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A Low-Cost Replacement for Intel NUC? ACEMAGIC AD15 Mini-PC

As Intel quits NUC biz, Tom eyes a replacement, which he hopes to use as a standalone desktop system, type-2 hypervisor running VMware Workstation and more.

Building Cloud-Native Microservices with Dapr

Modern distributed applications require much more than just application logic, and features such as state management for services, communication using publish/subscribe messaging and event-driven binding to cloud resources might be needed, and two experts will show how Dapr can help.

Top Cloud Asks Switch from Security to Cost Control

In last year's edition of this report series, organizations asked cloud providers for security expertise; this year they want cost control help.

Salesforce Borrows 'Copilot' Moniker for its New Einstein AI

It looks like Microsoft/GitHub might have coined the standard moniker for AI assistants going forward, as Salesforce this week debuted new "Einstein Copilot" AI tech.

Cloud Security Alliance Sheds Light on 'Shadow Access' IAM Problem

The Cloud Security Alliance is talking up a new security concern for IT pros to worry about, "Shadow Access," or the unintended access to organizational applications and data.

As Cloud Giants Wrestle with AI-Generated Content, AWS Demands Kindle Notifications

As cloud giants continue to wrestle with AI-generated content causing copyright issues, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now demanding that self publishers on its Kindle platform indicate whether their new content comes from machines.

How to Choose the Right Architecture for the Right Job

Many monolithic IT systems have morphed into distributed solutions based on service-based architectures, but with monoliths making a comeback, the important thing is to find the right approach for a specific situation.

IBM Readies 'Tuning Studio' for AI Prompting in watsonx Enterprise Platform

IBM will boost its watsonx enterprise AI/data platform with a raft of enhancements including new generative foundation models and a Tuning Studio to join its Prompt Lab to help users engineer the best prompts to use them.

How to Pass Host Hardware Information to a VMware Workstation VM

There are various reasons why you may want to reflect the actual hardware the VM is running on rather than as a VM; by adding these three lines to the VMware configuration file, you can easily reflect this.

Microsoft Assumes Responsibility for Copilot AI Copyright Risks

As generative AI-related lawsuits are springing up all over, Microsoft announced it will assume legal risks in copyright challenges to users of its Copilot AI-powered assistants.

Forwarding AWS Name Resolution Requests to On-Premises DNS

While the process of establishing a network path between two networks tends to be somewhat straightforward, DNS name resolution can be an issue.

Microsoft, Do Better

It's high time for Microsoft to have a rebirth -- the death spiral of its attitude to security needs to change.

How to Autostart VMware Workstation VMs

Tom explores Autostart on Workstation Pro 17 to avoid multiple manual virtual machine restarts upon an automatic reboot of Windows 11.

How to Improve the Cloud Journey to Azure

An application is an idea that has code, data and infrastructure, and choosing whether to build a conveyor belt or to put up guard rails along the path is important in maintaining velocity to the cloud.

OpenAI, Microsoft, Google Usher the Age of Enterprise AI

OpenAI introduced ChatGPT Enterprise, while Microsoft introduced Bing Chat Enterprise in the Windows Copilot Preview and Google announced a flurry of enterprise AI-related news items at its Google Cloud Next '23 conference.

Day-by-Day Recap of VMware Explore 2023

Tom relates the Vegas experience as a regular attendee, an influencer, a presenter and a vendor.

Proactive Measures to Stop Ransomware Before It Starts

Learn about employee awareness and training, vulnerability management, implementing robust security controls and much more.

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