Braindump: 2009 MIT CIO Symposium

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

In addition to the data stream of 140-character bons mots, I feel inspired to write in more depth on some of the themes we explored at yesterday's MIT CIO Symposium , perhaps due to a great article by Adam Singer entitled "19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet.".

Top keynote speech presentations/ videos of 2009

Trends in the Living Networks

Other 2009 summary posts. Top blog posts of 2009: 6 on Twitter and the media. Top blog posts of 2009: Enterprise 2.0 Top blog posts of 2009: The future. Profiting from Technology Trends: Growth Summit 2009 View more presentations from rossdawson.

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Top blog posts of 2009: Enterprise 2.0 and organizational effectiveness

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing my series of my blog posts that have attracted the most interest in 2009, here is my selection of 10 posts on Enterprise 2.0 and organizational effectiveness. Why ‘critical mass’ is intensely relevant to Enterprise 2.0 user adoption. What the diffusion curve means for Enterprise 2.0

Top blog posts of 2009: 8 Perspectives on Influence

Trends in the Living Networks

Other 2009 summary posts. Top blog posts of 2009: 6 on Twitter and the media. Top blog posts of 2009: Enterprise 2.0 Top blog posts of 2009: The future. Top keynote speech presentations/ videos of 2009. and organizational effectiveness.

Agile in 2008 to Twitter, Cloud Computing and Publishing in 2009.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Monday, January 05, 2009. Agile in 2008 to Twitter, Cloud Computing and Publishing in 2009. In 2009, I will continue writing on agile but will largely focus on roles, responsibilities, and processes on the periphery. So on to 2009. ▼ 2009. (36). Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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Fountainhead: An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box

Fountainhead

Thursday, September 10, 2009. September 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM. September 13, 2009 at 5:25 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box.

Fountainhead: HPQ & CSCO: Analysis of New Blade Environments

Fountainhead

Monday, June 29, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. HPQ & CSCO: Analysis of New Blade Environments.

Fountainhead: Products for Cloud Ops vs. Traditional Ops

Fountainhead

Monday, August 24, 2009. When I read Gartners Hype Cycle for IT Operations Manag ement 2009, I was struck by how many technology categories may really need to change (or may simply become unnecessary) in a cloud model. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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Top blog posts of 2009: The future

Trends in the Living Networks

A syndrome to help understand society in 2009. Third in my series of my blog posts that have attracted the most interest this year, on the general topic of the future. (I I haven't included any of my presentations - I'll select some of these to put in another post.). Wealth Adaptation Syndrome (WAS): a defining malaise of our times and the opportunities that stem from it. Why traditional conferences are dying and how unconferences and audience participation are the future of events.

Fountainhead: Profiling questions nobody's asking re: cloud.

Fountainhead

Tuesday, May 12, 2009. May 15, 2009 at 7:24 AM. May 16, 2009 at 9:23 PM. May 27, 2009 at 2:09 AM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Profiling questions nobodys asking re: cloud applications. I find it odd that so much is being written about defining cloud terminology, cloud operation, and cloud construction.

Fountainhead: Emergence of Fabric as an IT Management Enabler

Fountainhead

Tuesday, December 8, 2009. In 2009 Xsigo demonstrated (with VMware) the data-center-in-a-rack at VMworld (it ran all the demos in the VMware booth), showing 1,000 VMs consolidated to a single 60" rack and managed from a single console. December 9, 2009 at 8:21 AM.

Fountainhead: Quantifying Data Center Simplification

Fountainhead

Tuesday, July 14, 2009. August 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM. August 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Quantifying Data Center Simplification.

Fountainhead: What's your "data center complexity factor"?

Fountainhead

Monday, August 17, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Whats your "data center complexity factor"?

Fountainhead: Why (and How) Low-Cost Servers Will Dominate

Fountainhead

Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Put another way "It's the SW stupid" July 7, 2009 at 10:32 AM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.

Top blog posts of 2009: 6 on Twitter and the media

Trends in the Living Networks

At this time of year it's good to look back at the blog posts I've written and see what is most interesting. Some have got quite a lot of attention, other posts I liked got passed over. Having looked through my blog posts, the most useful approach seems to be by topics.

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Fountainhead: Hosting & Cloud Computing: Numbers Don't Lie

Fountainhead

Wednesday, December 16, 2009. December 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM. December 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM. December 17, 2009 at 4:50 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.

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Fountainhead: Where the Server Industry Went Amiss

Fountainhead

Monday, September 7, 2009. September 8, 2009 at 7:11 PM. September 8, 2009 at 11:02 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Where the Server Industry Went Amiss.

Fountainhead: An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box, Part II

Fountainhead

Monday, September 14, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box, Part II.

Fountainhead: Postcards from SDForum's Developer's Conference

Fountainhead

Friday, April 17, 2009. April 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM. April 20, 2009 at 3:54 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Postcards from SDForums Developers Conference.

Fountainhead: Pointers for IT Business Continuity & Pandemics

Fountainhead

Wednesday, April 29, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Pointers for IT Business Continuity & Pandemics. One topic close to my heart is the concept "working anywhere."

Fountainhead: Videos: What is Infrastructure Orchestration

Fountainhead

Tuesday, March 24, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Videos: What is Infrastructure Orchestration. My first endeavors into online video.

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Fountainhead: Lessons from Glassblowing for High-Tech marketing

Fountainhead

Monday, May 4, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Lessons from Glassblowing for High-Tech marketing.

Fountainhead: Egenera PAN now available on Dell blades

Fountainhead

Tuesday, March 3, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Egenera PAN now available on Dell blades.

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Fountainhead: Unified computing is so easy - 6 easy steps

Fountainhead

Monday, March 23, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Unified computing is so easy - 6 easy steps.

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Fountainhead: What if software virtualization is the tip of the iceberg?

Fountainhead

Thursday, March 5, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. What if software virtualization is the tip of the iceberg? Yesterday I attended the IDC Directions conference in San Jose. Chock-full of great presentations, networking and predictions, topped-off with a closing keynote from Nick Carr on The Big Switch.

Fountainhead: A real-world cloud user shares his findings

Fountainhead

Tuesday, September 29, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. A real-world cloud user shares his findings. I subscribe to a number of mailing lists from my alma mater. A few weeks ago, an alum "John" posted a request for recommendations for a cloud computing vendor for his small investment firm. What follows is his email to the group following responses he received.

Fountainhead: Alternative Recommendation for DCeP "Service.

Fountainhead

Tuesday, September 22, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Alternative Recommendation for DCeP "Service Productivity". Back in February of this year, The Green Grid published a paper listing proposed Proxy measures for data center productivity, specifically Data Center Energy Productivity (DCeP).

Fountainhead: Infrastructure Virtualization: The Next Logical Step

Fountainhead

Thursday, November 19, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Infrastructure Virtualization: The Next Logical Step. 2010 will be an interesting year for virtualization - but not from the perspective youre probably thinking. It will be the year of the virtual infrastructure, not of the virtual machine.

Fountainhead: What is Infrastructure Orchestration / Unified.

Fountainhead

Monday, March 16, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. What is Infrastructure Orchestration / Unified Computing? Infrastructure Orchestration and Unified Computing are both terms referring to a technology whereby server CPU, I/O, storage connectivity, and network, are all able to be defined and configured in software.

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Fountainhead: Infrastructure 2.0 ? A Virtual Analogy

Fountainhead

Tuesday, October 27, 2009. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Infrastructure 2.0 – A Virtual Analogy. Is OS virtualization an end in itself? Is it both necessary and sufficient for all things Cloud and IaaS? Is it the panacea IT Operations has been looking for?

Fountainhead: Differing Target Uses for IT Automation Types

Fountainhead

Tuesday, October 6, 2009. October 7, 2009 at 6:43 AM. October 7, 2009 at 9:14 AM. October 13, 2009 at 2:01 AM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Differing Target Uses for IT Automation Types. One of the most oft-repeated themes at this years VMworld was that of "automation."

Fountainhead: CA's Acquisition of Cassatt - Hindsight & Foresight

Fountainhead

Tuesday, June 2, 2009. June 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM. June 4, 2009 at 8:16 AM. June 5, 2009 at 10:28 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. CAs Acquisition of Cassatt - Hindsight & Foresight. Today I read the press release and Gordon Haffs analysis that Computer Associates has acquired Cassatt -- a former employer of mine.

Web 2.0 Conference in SecondLife - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Thursday, March 12, 2009. is very happy to announce the creation of MuniGovCon09 - a virtual conference to be held April 10, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST. April 5, 2009 at 11:03 PM. April 5, 2009 at 11:34 PM. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO. A blog about things that interest me as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) working for a local government. Primarily focused on technology, leadership and some of my recreational pursuits.

Fountainhead: What IT Can Learn From the Bean Counters

Fountainhead

Monday, April 6, 2009. FYI, the ITFMAs next upcoming meeting is in Charleston, SC on July 13-17, 2009 and will have four concurrently held conferences: • IT Chargeback & Activity Based Cost Management Conference • IT Expense & Asset Management Conference • ITIL Financial Management Conference • IT Telecommunication Financial Management Conference. April 6, 2009 at 4:21 PM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Fountainhead: Egenera creates physical & virtual servers.

Fountainhead

Tuesday, April 7, 2009. 。 April 8, 2009 at 12:03 AM. ▼ 2009. (50). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Egenera creates physical & virtual servers transparently. Egenera just announced that its embedding virtual machine provisioning within its PAN Manager software for free.