The Data Breach – How did it happen?

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I lost my laptop and it had a database backup on it. My finance software used an ODBC connection and it had the password hard coded. I was logging into a game on my phone and by accident, I typed in my domain password. “I only did it once”. We gave the new contract DBA access to the databases so he\she could support the data warehouse. Of course we can access the database remotely from any computer. … and so

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SharePoint Just Radically Changed How You Connect to It (Hint: It’s got an app now)

Well it finally happened, SharePoint has a presence in the iOS App Store. It’s the first step in a huge series of changes Microsoft announced back in May to bring their team collaboration and content management software in line with the CEO Satya Nadella’s mobile and cloud first initiatives. In years past if you wanted to easily access a company’s SharePoint environment, it had to be done from a desktop or laptop machine. While Microsoft made some major inroads regarding

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What is Test Driven Development

Test Driven Development Overview Test Driven Development is an important concept within the Agile Development methodology. The Test Driven Development methodology dictates that code be written to test the requirements set forth by the customer before the actual code to implement the requirements is written. In other words, the customer asks for feature A, we write code to test that Feature A works as requested. Once we understand exactly what is required for feature A and what the customers’ acceptance

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Living in the Docker world!

Docker was introduced to the world at the Python Developer Conference in 2013.  Since then, what began with minimal fanfare has grown into a torrent of interest! Every year there is a tidal wave of new products. Docker has risen above the noise and established itself as an important and unique solution.  It is redefining modern computing. What is Docker?  Docker allows you to bundle an application with all of its dependencies into a single shareable, portable, and transportable unit

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Why Cell Phone Conversations are Never Crystal Clear

I’m often asked, “How can I eliminate noise in telecommunications transmissions?” I usually reply that a better question is, “Can we ever completely eliminate noise in telecommunications transmissions?” And the answer, in a word is – no. Background noise is always present in all telecommunications transmissions – including point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission mediums. These can be either wired, optical fiber or wireless. Most of the time noise exists at minimal levels and doesn’t cause problems. That said, our cell phones

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