Where Does Samanage Fit into the History of Software?
It's hard to believe the software industry is almost 60 years old. Software is such an integral part of our daily lives, from work to play.
by Danielle Livy on January 9, 2015
Since the invention of the first reed pen, humans have externalized memory storage. Our brains can only memorize so much, and writing stuff down on sticky notes, using a reference book, or taking a list to the store are all ways we humans offload memory to make our lives easier. Smartphones and tablets take this to a level heretofore unknown.
by Karen Small on September 5, 2014
Tracking IT assets begins when an order is placed and doesn't end until the asset has been destroyed, recycled, or otherwise removed from your organization. But disposing of IT assets isn't as simple as taking your old Compaq from 1996 to Goodwill.
by Kyle Shepard on September 2, 2014
Running the IT service desk isn't exactly a superhero gig, though it may feel that way on occasion. An effective IT service desk has an uniformity of mission, but also a variety of personalities and skills mixes. When it works, the service desk is greater than the sum of its parts, and that's pretty close to superhero status in today's workplace. So what would it be like if the IT service desk were run by Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy? Probably interesting, messy, but ultimately effective - perhaps not unlike your organization's IT service desk. Here's how the team might function.
by Greg Ghia on August 29, 2014
Every time you Google something (and IT professionals Google a lot of things), you're unknowingly shaping the massive hivemind known as Autocomplete. The Autocomplete algorithm takes in nearly six billion searches every day and uses them to "learn" to predict future searches. It helpfully offers up suggestions every time you start typing in a query.
by Greg Ghia on June 13, 2014
Considering that 43% of people with tattoos consider "personal meaning" to be the most important factor in choosing a tattoo design, it's only natural that many technically-oriented people have tech tattoos. In other words, nerd ink is a thing, and we need to talk about it. Here are some good and not-so-good representatives of tech tattoos.
by Nathan Riley on May 30, 2014
When you put on a party for your IT team, you have a prime opportunity to thank them for everything they do. Feeling unappreciated can sap the energy from otherwise great employees, and you need to let people know you value their contributions. If you use freelancers and contractors, the informal office party gives people a chance to make connections:
by Taylor Burgess on May 23, 2014
By 2015, an estimated six and a half billion devices will be connected to the Internet, including over six million cars and 260 million televisions. We're just beginning to imagine the many ways the Internet of things (IoT) could be used to affect day-to-day life. From the time we wake up, we could expect fresh coffee from our smart coffeemaker, lighting in our bathroom that emulates the weather we'll face outside, and a car that lets us know we need to buy gas, but we have time because our train is going to be late.
by Adam Shearin on May 16, 2014
Big data is a big concept. It's a whole set of technologies and processes that chews up staggeringly large data sets, digests it, and produces complex decisions, often in real time. Big data has been used by enterprises as diverse as dating websites, retailers, and insurance underwriters, and it's capturing the attention of many other industries as well.
by Taylor Burgess on May 13, 2014