Author: Stephen Wynkoop

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Copyright, Asset Ownership, Data Ownership

Connected items, the Internet of Things and data collected there are all coming together, and in ways that perhaps aren’t so clear, but impact us all significantly. I will tell you that I’m still madly reading and lookikng through diffrent DMCA and copyright things, but the general push for this post is about copyright and ownership of code. Sort of […]

AI in the DB
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AI in the DB

One of the big announcements has to do with AI in the DB for SQL Server 2017… what does that mean for you? What I mean by that is, when you hear that SQL Server supports R and will be supporting Python, what types of projects come to mind? Having the artificial intelligence and machine learning and language support and […]

FaaS?  Good grief.
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FaaS? Good grief.

Psssst… just a quick note – have you registered for the SSWUG.ORG Virtual Conference? It’s free. Here’s a direct link – we’re looking at more than 1,000 people there, more than 35 sessions… it’s going to be grand. http://www.sswugvc.com I’m glad “aaS” allows for all sorts of initial abbreviation characters, but the new FaaS is as intriguing as it could […]

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So THAT is what is brewing on the horizon

Watched some announcements and demos this AM from Microsoft… interesting stuff and much food for thought on direction and ideas. Specifically, you can see a little more clearly now where they see thing going in terms of functionality, performance, data protection, utility, etc. The Data Amp “event” was a couple of really solid sessions broadcast initially live (and available now […]

Brand New SSWUGtv Posted
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Brand New SSWUGtv Posted

We posted a new episode of the weekly summary program for SSWUGtv on Monday – it’s available now on the site and ready to go. I’d love to have your feedback – Here’s a direct link to the show: https://www.sswug.org/katm/uncategorized/sswugtv-ai-air-raids-technology-lock/ Take a look, let me know what other things you’d like to see covered from time to time – and […]

Take a Deep Breath
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Take a Deep Breath

When you’re putting plans together, sometimes it helps to take pause… We’ve been talking a bit about lock in on tools and technologies, but today I wanted to bring up a recent experience putting together a system plan for a company… and the push to move faster. In the dot com days, there was a saying that always bugged me. […]

Need your help and feedback
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Need your help and feedback

We’re re-launching SSWUGtv – and we have some ideas of the things we want to include, but I’d love to have your feedback and thoughts as well. The show will be short-ish, except of course on those rare (!!) occassions when I can’t seem to be quiet. But I’m thinking 5-10 minutes/week. It’ll be including new information and tips and […]

Check out anytime you like… Part II
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Check out anytime you like… Part II

Started talking yesterday about the apparent issues with cloud based solutions, components, etc. Of course the whole story is really one of choosing the right tools for specific tasks… can lead to lock-in on those tools. And, with the use of more specific tools and technologies and then bringing them together to build an overall solution environment, there are some […]