Despite the focus on mobile technologies and cloud computing, the rest of enterprise IT is still evolving at average rates. This is creating an interesting dichotomy in the job market and at universities around the world, as IT professionals must decide whether to stick with tried-and-true technological skills or to invest their educations into emerging solutions, such as the cloud, mobile app development and software-defined data centers.
Businesses have always struggled to keep up with operating system updates and completely new versions of the platforms. Most IT professionals and decision-makers need not look any further than Windows XP for a real-life example of that IT conundrum. While still supporting an older desktop OS is not necessarily a bad practice - yes, there are some security problems with this strategy - a few end-of-support dates are approaching on common SQL server OSs, and this is something to worry about.
On February 13th, developers participating in the Linux project assembled in Santa Rosa, California to assess the kernel's development over the past year. It's been nearly 20 years since Linux 1.0 was released, and the solution has evolved considerably since then.
Container technology solution Docker was the talk of the industry last year, as the open source project partnered with IBM, Microsoft and a list of other tech companies in order to reduce server energy usage and drastically simplify software development.