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Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume

Data Center Knowledge

Second study of its kind in history shows overall growth in data center energy use has flattened Read More.

With Brexit, A Customer-Focused Agenda Is More Important Than Ever

Forrester IT

Yesterday's decision by UK citizens to leave the European Union ("Brexit") brings about short-term uncertainties and unintended consequences that will make it harder for UK businesses to keep customers and attract talent. Concerns about immigration laws (i.e., Product and delivery innovation will slow. Read more Categories: #Age of the Customer.

PowerShell: Automatically Populate the Microsoft Office Updates folder via SCCM

Mick's IT Blog

One of the things that has annoyed me in the past is having to keep the Microsoft Office Updates folder up-to-date with the latest.MSP files. Retrying.'

IT must ditch ‘Ministry of No’ image to tackle shadow IT


Len Padilla. With enterprises increasingly dependent on shadow IT, enterprise IT departments must stop being seen as the ‘Ministry of No’ and start engaging with users to help them get the business-critical applications they need to do their jobs. Key motivators. But what motivates these users to reach out for shadow IT? Tug of war with the cloud.

Ascent B2B IT Forum – Machine Learning: How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

There’s no denying that machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are invading the enterprise at warp speed. Good data is data you know.

What To Do When Your Boss Is Younger Than You Are

The Accidental Successful CIO

When you work for a younger boss, you’ll have to make some adjustments Image Credit: Christopher Lance. However, this is starting to happen.

Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Will Not Translate Into A Revolution Of Enterprise Social Networking

Forrester IT

In a report , Forrester discussed arguments made by Microsoft regarding the potential benefits of the tie-up. Innovation. LinkedIn. Microsoft.

An Update on the Megatrend of the Internet of Things


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

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How TierPoint Quietly Built a Data Center Empire in Secondary Markets

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation Featured Services Site Selection TierPoint

Computer Weekly announces the 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly announces its top 50 list of the most influential women in UK IT, including 2016 winner Maggie Philbin


Step-By-Step: Enabling Restricted Admin Mode for Remote Desktop Connections


NOTE: A reboot is nor required to apply the changes and can also be published via a group policy setting.

20 highest paid tech CEOs

Network World

Meet the highest paid tech CEOs Larry Ellison often topped our tallies of the highest paid tech CEOs. See who else made the top 20.

DriveScale Introduction – Smarter Data Center Infrastructure for Scale-Out


Michael Johnson. The video below provides context on DriveScale. Big Data Cloud Computing Video

Slow Waning of the Enterprise Data Center in Numbers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center industry survey confirms rapid shift from on-prem to cloud and colo Read More.

Micro-segmentation key to new approach to infosec, says Unisys

Computer Weekly

Micro-segmentation enables organisations to improve data security at reasonable cost without compromising agility, governance, risk and compliance, says Unisys

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Gartner: The IT spending implications of Brexit

ComputerWorld IT Management

The Brexit vote puts a drag on global IT spending, but the U.K. will see the worst impact, Gartner said in a new spending forecast. Gartner had predicted a rise in U.K. tech spending by 1.7% this year, for a total spend of $179.6 billion in U.S. dollars. But this forecast was before Thursday's decision by U.K. voters to leave the European Union.


Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

Network World

In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.

Coming Events of Interest To The Enterprise Tech Professional


Bob Gourley. The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar. We maintain this calendar as reference for our readers and keep it up to date with events we believe to be of high value to technologists seeking to track emerging trends, learn what peers are doing and find new ways of doing things. June 20 - June 21.

Uptime: Colocation Firms are Building Fewer Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

The trend toward building fewer but larger facilities continues Read More. Colocation Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured

Enterprises urged not to view security as a barrier to internet of things adoption

Computer Weekly

The Lower Colorado River Authority’s chief administrative officer urges enterprises to balance the risks of using the internet of things with the benefits connected devices can bring

To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

David Linthicum

CIOs are not necessarily from IT; they can come from all parts of the company. Indeed, when I was a corporate dude running around the hall of a Global 2000 company, I often reported to a CIO who came from the accounting group or from production. And that's not always a bad thing because they do tend to obtain fatter budgets for IT. Enter the cloud.

New products of the week 6.27.16

Network World

New products of the week Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.

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Michael Johnson. Big Data CTO Cyber Security Video

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Global Telia Outage Disrupts Popular Internet Services

Data Center Knowledge

Major customer says carrier reliability poor over last 60 days Read More. Connectivity Downtime Infrastructure

New cyber security law in the offing for Singapore

Computer Weekly

Singapore government will table new Cyber Security Bill in 2017 to strengthen its online defences

What a Digital Mindset Means Role by Role

Social, Agile and Transformation

We all hear and say that "Digital" requires a different mindset, a "Digital Mindset, but what exactly does that mean? If you think digital mindset is about having the latest gadget, or being the go-to person to configure your mobile device, or knowing the latest startup that is likely to disrupt an industry then you're missing the point.

Tempered Networks simplifies network security

Network World

I don’t think anyone would disagree with the statement that IT security has become exponentially more complex over the past five years. It seems every month there’s a new startup that solves a specific security issue but addresses only that one issue. This leads to an increasing number of security vendors causing security solution sprawl.

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Charles Hall. What's more popular than pizza for drone delivery? For prisoners, it's drugs, tobacco, rolling papers, and porn!   Inmates use drones to smuggle in drugs and contraband; this is how prisons stop them. Digital Trends. So you think you know Lord of the Rings , eh?  Who should be saved by a driverless car: the driver, or the pedestrian? 

Data Centers Offer HBO’s Silicon Valley Much to Laugh About

Data Center Knowledge

TV series manages to make the problem of infrastructure scalability hilarious Read More. Humor Popular

Why cloud disruption will shift the dynamics of IT budgets

Computer Weekly

Cloud computing is set to become one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the dawn of the digital age

Google wants to commercialize database Spanner, but MongoDB or Cassandra could be safer bets

Tech Republic Data Center

Google is reportedly considering turning an internal database into an external product, but MongoDB or Cassandra might attract more developers

Startup Preempt detects, blocks bad users, devices

Network World

Preempt is a startup whose virtual appliance acts as a behavioral firewall that ranks the risk a user or device represents and responds automatically based on policies set by corporate security pros. Or it could detect a user who generally uses a certain set of servers suddenly accessing a new set.

A CIO’s Guide for Engaging the Board

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Paula Loop , Leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center. Follow Paula on Twitter @paula_loop. Directors recognize their dilemma.

How to Get Paid for Your Data Center Efficiency Project

Data Center Knowledge

An introduction to utility incentive programs for data centers Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Featured Power

Cyber security industry mostly welcomes report on TalkTalk breach

Computer Weekly

Most of the recommendations of a government committee inquiry into the TalkTalk breach have been welcomed, but pundits have expressed reservations about some, particularly proposed new fines

Chinese cybersecurity breaches drop 90%, but expert warns not to let guard down

Tech Republic Security

A report from US network security FireEye recently showed that breaches attributed to China-based groups dropped dramatically over the past two years

State Department turned off spam filters for Hillary Clinton

Network World

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, those sent from her private home server – using – were being caught in the spam filter, so the State Department turned the filters off.

A DevOps dashboard for all: Capital One's Hygieia project offers powerful open source resource

Tech Republic Data Center

Capital One has set out to enable metrics for the DevOps pipeline via their open source project Hygieia

Cisco’s Tetration Brings Data Center Automation to Legacy Apps

Data Center Knowledge

Not all enterprises are in containerized, software-defined data center Nirvana land – far from it Read More. Blades Cisco Convergence Enterprise Featured Infrastructure Networking Technology Virtualization

UK IT community rocked but keeping calm in face of Brexit

Computer Weekly

The UK IT sector reacts with alarm, tempered by a calm pragmatism, to the British Referendum verdict to leave the European Union. Reporting by the Computer Weekly team