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PowerShell: Import Active Directory Extension Attributes

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, my firm has started using the AD extension attributes for custom data. The first line in the.CSV file contains the headers.

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The National Defense Week Podcast by Francis Rose


Bob Gourley. Francis Rose is the widely known, highly regarded federal government expert, TV and radio host. CTO Podcast

Women Who Code Launches Job Board Catered Directly to Tech Professionals


JL Lewitin. Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international non-profit that empowers career aged professionals to achieve success in technology. They do this through a series of over 60 Networks around the world which host technical talks, study groups, hackathons, and other career development and social events. CTO News

Is Data Classification a Bridge Too Far?

Cloud Musings

Today data has replaced money as the global currency for trade. Figure 1- The data lifecycle The challenges posed here are immense.

Take a Look inside a LinkedIn Data Center (Video)

Data Center Knowledge

Social network shows off its Northern Virginia data center to IDCA Read More. Data Center Videos LinkedIn

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Cisco Shares Fall After CRN Report of as Many as 14,000 Job Cuts

Data Center Knowledge

Move would mean laying off 20 percent of the tech giant's global workforce Read More. Cisco Staffing

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4 keys to getting funding for your IT project

ComputerWorld IT Management

Many IT leaders complain constantly that they can’t satisfy their users because their budget doesn’t provide enough money for new services. Meanwhile, many unsatisfied users complain that IT should not be given more money until new services are delivered. It’s a vicious circle. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How British Gas Transformed Customer Engagement And Won Our 2015 EA Award

Forrester IT

Customers' perception of a company depends on their experiences with the organization at every point of contact. Companies can try to change how customers view a brand in a number of ways, such as a new mobile app or an improved complaint-handling process. These practices include: Read more Categories: API Management. big data. cloud.

DataRobot: Automating to enable better predictive models and predictions quicker


Research Team. Over the past year they have revealed much more about their offerings and approach, enough to grab our attention.

Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware

Network World

Customers of certain Cisco and Fortinet security gear need to  patch exploits made public this week after a purported hack of NSA malware. Other exploits may affect Watchguard and TOPSEC products, but those companies did not immediately respond to inquiries. When they do this story will be updated.

CenturyLink Data Center Team Keeps Eye on the Ball Despite Uncertain Future

Data Center Knowledge

Company expanding data centers in Phoenix, Chicago, London, growing carrier diversity Read More. CenturyLink Colocation Connectivity Featured

Cyber attack recovery 300% dearer due to skills shortage

Computer Weekly

The improvement of specialist security expertise is one of the top three drivers for an additional investment in IT security, but many struggle to find people with the skills they need, a report reveals

How CIOs Can Deal With The Problem Of Silos

The Accidental Successful CIO

Silos exist inside and outside of IT, CIOs need a plan to deal with them Image Credit: Rex Hammock. What Can CIOs Do About Silos?

Hackers claim to have stolen cyberweapons from NSA, demand 1 million Bitcoin in exchange

Tech Republic Security

Hacking group the Shadow Brokers claim to have hacked a group widely believed to be the NSA, and will release that group's hacking tools in exchange for Bitcoin

Can Space Weather Kill the Cloud?

Data Center Knowledge

This data center operator believes it’s possible, and they’re doing something about it Read More.

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US senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

Network World

Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the recent weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)this

Nearly two-thirds of IT leaders expect a serious data breach

Computer Weekly

Many organisations need to update IT systems to ensure business operations are both truly agile and secure, a report has revealed

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Retail Analytics Has The Power To Bridge The Online And Offline Worlds


Sanjeev Sularia. We have come to a point where online needs to be connected at a cellular level with offline. The problem is that many companies still treat them as separate entities, and that is hobbling any chance of success warns Intelligence Node’s Sanjeev Sularia. Shipping Pass is $49 a year, compared to Amazon’s $99 offering.

Master Class: How to drive digital transformation in IT and throughout the organization (with podcast)

ComputerWorld IT Management

IT leaders in companies of every size and speciality are under pressure these days to digitally transform their organizations in order to move closer to the customer and grow the business. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story

Nutanix Said to Start IPO Roadshow as Soon as September

Data Center Knowledge

Offering would be one of only a handful of VC-backed tech companies to go public in the US this year Read More. Convergence Infrastructure Investing Nutanix Storage Virtualization

The Need for Network Security Operations Automation

Network World

According to ESG research, 63% of networking and cybersecurity professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e. more than 1,000 employees) believe that network security operations is more difficult today than it was two years ago (note: I am an ESG employee). 

Cisco to cut one-fifth of its global workforce

Computer Weekly

Company reportedly plans to cut up to 14,000 jobs as it shifts focus from networking hardware to software and cloud-based systems

Tracking The Megatrend of Bigdata


Bob Gourley. There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. In this post we dive deeper into the trend of Big Data.

Tableau turns to AWS for a cloud-savvy CEO

ComputerWorld IT Management

Data visualization specialist Tableau Software is bringing in seasoned talent to help it compete in an increasingly cloud-based world. The company has hired longtime Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky as its CEO, replacing cofounder Christian Chabot.

CoreSite Cranks Up Data Center Construction Spending

Data Center Knowledge

Land deal in Virginia part of biggest annual capital deployment in company history Read More. Colocation CoreSite Data Center Strategies Deals Featured Investing Supply and Demand Washington DC Area

Cisco well positioned to dominate cybersecurity market

Network World

The IT security market is certainly an interesting one, as it’s so big and so fragmented. Forbes posted a story at the end of last year stating the market is at $75 billion, with it expected to reach $170 billion by 2020. believe the 2016 RSA conference had something like over 600 sponsors, with at least 100 being first-time sponsors.

Google Video Chat App Duo Connects iOS And Android, But Fragments The Landscape

Forrester IT

Rather than solve the problem of interoperation between different video chat applications, though, it made another application altogether. video chat.

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Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises


Research Team. With this post we are initiating coverage of Bayshore Networks in our IoT Companies category. For more see: Bayshore Networks.

PoS malware attacks highlights need for security standards in hotel industry

Computer Weekly

Ongoing data breaches through point of sale malware highlights the need for security standards and central support for franchisees in the hotel industry, say security experts

Report: Beijing Bans Data Centers with High PUE

Data Center Knowledge

Industry group representative says new rules have already pushed some companies out Read More. Asia-Pacific Data Center Design Energy Efficiency Guide Green Data Centers Regulation

More on Operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Network World

Coming out of Black Hat a few weeks ago, it’s pretty frightening what’s going on with cyber-threats.  Yes, enterprise organizations are bolstering defenses with anti-malware gateways and next-generation endpoint security tools but they are also doubling down on threat intelligence. 

How open source helps startups get a big data boost

Tech Republic Big Data

Ad startup Bidtellect is punching well above its weight thanks to open source big data tools

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The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

David Linthicum

I often get asked about the next generation of cloud technology -- and most people are disappointed with my answer. The next wave of cloud computing tech is not about a cloud at all; it's about cloud governance and management. We've spent the last 10 years building clouds and moving applications to them.