Topic: databases

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Is it time for businesses to take responsibility for the digital skills gap?

Apprenticeships, coding academies, incubators, upskilling, open source - all of these are cited by academia, business and government as ways to plug the impending digital skills gap that, if we are to believe those who most frequently bemoan it, threatens to transmute into a gaping maw and swallow the economy whole.

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Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off

Cisco's fiscal year 2018 results say deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 23 percent over 2017.

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Zoho One adds AI and analytics upgrades at its one-year mark

The Indian software firm’s all-in-one business app suite has seen impressive growth since its launch in 2017, says analyst.

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The pros and cons of outsourcing IT services

Outsourcing a range of business functions has become common practice for enterprises across the world. According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts in the private sector swelled to £4.9 billion in 2017, representing a nine percent increase on the year before.

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How Segment went from monolithic to microservices and back again

When customer data startup Segment ran into problems with its cumbersome old infrastructure, like many other businesses it turned to microservices - but soon ran into a web of complexity that could only be untangled by returning once again to a 'monolithic' architecture.

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Intel India hosts Artificial Intelligence DevCon in Bangalore

Attended by more than 500 developers, the event served as a platform to share updates on real-world applications of AI that can benefit businesses, and people. 

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Why are businesses relocating data centres to Southeast Asia?

Why data centres are relocating to Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region

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Why Facebook looking to access bank data shouldn't surprise anyone

Early this week the Wall Street Journal claimed Facebook was sounding out major US financial institutions over the possibility of accessing customers' banking information as a means of offering them 'new services', such as fraud alerts and instant balance checks directly within Facebook Messenger.

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Cisco upgrade enables SD-WAN in 1M+ ISR/ASR routers

The company this week took a giant step that direction by announcing it was adding Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE software that runs its core ISR/ASR routers. Over a million of ISR/ASR edge routers such as the ISR models 1000, 4000 and ASR 5000 are in use by organizations worldwide.

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7 robotic process automation training and certification courses

Robotic process automation (RPA) has great potential for streamlining business operations. Here’s how to develop high-demand RPA skills as organizations move to automate their business processes.

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What is SQL? All you need to know about Structured Query Language

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language designed for database management and manipulation – primarily used to find and pull information from large databases.

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Why this van leasing site turned to chatbots and machine learning

Vanarama, the popular U.K. van leasing website famous for its catchy TV and radio advert jingle and its sponsorship of the National League football division, has brought its IT back in-house as it looks to deliver new capabilities like chatbots and machine learning to its customers at speed.