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Check-up: 4 tips for healthy databases

Without customer or financial data, operations quickly come to a standstill. It is therefore important not to expose databases to unnecessary risks and make them fit for the existing requirements. With this 4-point check-up, you can see where common problems are hiding and how you can solve them.

Topics: Microsoft Oracle Security db* database

Computers on our noses: What HoloLens will (and won't) enable us to do

Mixed reality devices like the HoloLens will make our lives and work easier in a few years. Be it through holograms projected directly into the world in front of our eyes or the ability to easily meet with others in virtual space – live and in 3D. This next generation of computers, which we wear as glasses on our noses, is being further developed by Marc Pollefeys in the Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Zurich. In the interview, he tells us where it is already in use and how long it will be before it is suitable for everyday use.

Topics: Microsoft Innovation Interview Sparx AI

5 tips for getting to grips with shadow IT

Being able to stop shadow IT from Cloud applications entirely is an illusion. However, there are ways in which IT departments can get the problem under control as well as possible.

Topics: Microsoft Cloud Computing

Shadow IT – The stumbling block for flexible Cloud services

The Cloud offers a high degree of flexibility. However, this positive aspect also means that resources are continually procured without the knowledge of the IT department. This creates a shadow IT system that can have far-reaching negative consequences.

Topics: Microsoft Cloud Computing