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April is the end of Exchange 2013: Here’s what you need to know

Tech Republic Security

With the end of support looming, you need to plan to replace Exchange Server 2013 in the next few months, but there are more options than just upgrading. The post April is the end of Exchange 2013: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on TechRepublic.

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Overview of @Triumfant by @SecureNinja @FedCyber 2013

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb continues our coverage of FEDcyber 2013 by speaking with Triumfant’s President & CEO John Prisco about malware detection and remediation. Cyber Security Advanced Persistent Threat Alicia Webb FEDcyber 2013 John Prisco JSON-RPC Triumfant YouTube Zero-day attack

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Interview of @Splunk by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Enoch Long from Splunk while at FEDcyber 2013. Big Data Cyber Security Alicia Webb Business Defence in depth Enoch FEDcyber 2013 Splunk YouTube Discussions focused on machine data and what kinds of insights companies can gain from it. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business.

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COVITS 2013 - Opening Comments

CIO Musings

Good morning and Welcome to COVITS 2013 - THE SECOND DAY!! COVITS is the information technology conference for state and local governments in Virginia. This year I was asked to give the opening remarks before the keynote speaker. I was pleased to be able to address the crowd, and even more pleased that the conference organizer (Jack Mortimer, eRepublic) wanted to highlight the participation of the localities in the conference.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

2013) demonstrated an unmet need in the market for visually stunning dashboards. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

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The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

There were wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. The year''s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level. Featured

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Links for Dec 8 2013

Eric D. Brown

Innovate on Purpose: Insights, Innovation and Intuition. Quote : Good innovation managers can corral quantitative results, qualitative insights, customer needs, market trends and a host of other kinds of data and insights and arrive at an interesting opportunity, applying the appropriate weight to each kind of insight or data.

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Links for Nov 10 2013

Eric D. Brown

In 2013, “log analysis” emerged as the killer app for Hadoop and the pilot project of the year, we’re beginning to see more serious thought put into not just the solutions, but in developing the right questions to ask. Are technologists trying to solve the wrong problem? Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Technologists tend to forget that normal people have a different take on technology. That’s why they should pay more attention to interfaces.

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The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

There were wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. The year''s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level. Featured

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Links for Oct 6 2013

Eric D. Brown

Not Solving Every Problem | The Enterprising CIO. Quote : Problems exist so that they can be solved. That’s the basis for succeeding as an enterprising CIO. Though it seems counterintuitive to think that problems should be sought out and embraced, that’s exactly what needs to happen in order to move the enterprise forward. It is part of the credo of moving from old to new and from static to fluid. And finally, to be sure there is never a lack of problems ready to be solved.

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Links for Sept 22 2013

Eric D. Brown

Quote : Companies looking to integrate more data into their business decisions should start small and see what they have already, data scientists from PayPal, MailChimp and Import•io said at Structure:Europe 2013. The big data Wild West: The good, the bad and the ugly — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Ron Bodkin of Think Big Analytics discusses the best and worst practices for adopting big data technologies and actually getting results.

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Links for Nov 24 2013

Eric D. Brown

Accelerating human invention with all the computers you’ll ever need — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe dives deep into the economic and innovative benefits of running massive scientific workloads in the cloud. When researchers aren’t constrained by the systems the can afford, they can ask bigger questions and get better results. What startups can learn from the Tesla fire crisis – The Next Web.

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The Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Big projects, big budgets, design innovation and repurposing the old economy''s infrastructure for the new economy were key themes during 2013. Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, ranked by page views. Featured

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Top 10 Data Center Stories, September 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the most viewed stories on Data Center Knowledge for September 2013, ranked by page views. Data center expansions by Google, Microsoft and eBay captured the attention of readers in September, along with a cloud outage for Amazon Web Services. Google Has Spent 21 Billion on Data Centers.

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Links for Oct 13 2013

Eric D. Brown

“It Won’t Work. We Tried That”. Quote : Bottom line: bad marketing science is dangerous. And we should demand that it at least get itself a half-decent disguise – with data and control groups and stuff – before we accept it as real science. “We We tried that,” just doesn’t cut it. Napoleon’s Fatal Mistake. Quote : He did not like to delegate, and therefore the men he promoted under his command tended to be those who carried out his orders with precision, rather than men with their own minds.

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Links for Sept 8 2013

Eric D. Brown

Anticipate the Corporate Culture of “No!” ” – Sales Aerobics for Engineers ® Blog. Quote : Do you work in a Culture of No? Some of you will be defeated by the situation, shoulders slumped, as you return to your cubicle. The design budget wasn’t approved, again. The sale didn’t close, again. Whatever the situation, the corporate culture of “No!” stops you in your tracks. Having a corporate culture of No wastes time and cuts into your ROI, as well.

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Links for Dec 1 2013

Eric D. Brown

Innovate on Purpose: Why corporate innovation is so difficult. Quote : So tip your hat to the corporate innovator. She’s got to overcome a significant amount of inertia and risk, convince an executive team of the need for innovation, then fight to keep the scope of the project as large and as disruptive as possible. She’s got to overcome existing allocations and fight for resources. She has to overcome cultural biases against risk and uncertainty.

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PuppetConf 2013 Ticket Giveaway

Scott Lowe

What is PuppetConf 2013 ? If you’re interested in going to PuppetConf 2013, then you might be in luck. I’ve managed to score a pair of tickets to PuppetConf 2013 that I can give away, 1 each to 2 lucky readers. PuppetConf 2013 Ticket Giveaway. PuppetConf is the annual operations conference hosted by Puppet Labs.

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Links for Nov 17 2013

Eric D. Brown

The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge—Just Not As Huge As The Hype – ReadWrite. Quote : Like most things in life, the real value of the Internet of Things lies somewhere between the hype and where we are now. One thing is certain: this will not be an overnight impact, but a slow evolution as technology and society adapts to the ramifications of a world where devices can talk to each other. The future of integration platforms is prescriptive rather than descriptive — Tech News and Analysis.

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Links for Nov 3 2013

Eric D. Brown

Inversion and The Power of Avoiding Stupidity. Quote: Spend less time trying to be brilliant and more time trying to avoid obvious stupidity. The kicker? Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance. Innovate on Purpose: What to control and what to release for innovation success.

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Links for July 14 2013

Eric D. Brown

BYOD security and the importance of covering your backend — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : So you’ve accepted BYOD and a host of new apps to support. Congrats! The next step is making sure that your crucial mobile data is adequately secured before all hell breaks loose. Big Data and Marketing: A Confused Relationship? Quote : Focus more on the data you have today versus getting caught up in trying to solve Big Data.

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Links for Oct 27 2013

Eric D. Brown

Oh I See (CIO Inverted): Integrated Best of Breed. Quote : Predictions about the demise of the larger solutions have been around for a while now; I do not believe that they are going away in a hurry, rather many have adapted to the new situation quite well. The momentum from new and micro solutions will keep everyone on their toes. Acquisitions will continue to change the landscape and the CIO will have to continuously adapt. Business will want agility and legacy will remain entrenched.

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Links for Sept 15 2013

Eric D. Brown

Big Social Data: The Second Era Starts. Quote : When Big Data techniques are applied to the social media firehose, some amazing things start to happen. Like being able to ask some unbelievably specific questions and getting instant answers. Or being able to predict the things that, today, we can only react to. Today, Social Data is only just emerging as a discipline. When it does fully emerge, the Second Era of social kicks in.

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Interview of @Platfora by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Reagan Kling about Hadoop and Big Data at FEDcyber 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises. Platfora’s Big Data Analytics Platform masks the complexity of Hadoop, making it easy for customers to understand all the facts in their business across events, actions, behaviors and time. link].

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Links for August 25 2013

Eric D. Brown

Data Science for Business – O’Reilly Radar. Quote : Data analytic thinking means knowing what questions to ask, how to ask those questions, and whether the answers you get make sense. Business leaders don’t (and shouldn’t) do the data analysis themselves. But in this data-driven age, it’s critically important for business leaders to understand how to work with the data scientists on their teams.

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Links for August 18 2013

Eric D. Brown

Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus | UX Magazine. Quote : But who better to take on the product challenges of the future than cream-of-the-crop UX professionals? No one is closer to the intersection of people’s goals and a company’s products than the designers sweating over every detail of the user experience, day in and day out. Rather than re-inventing yourself as a part-time, mediocre coder, consider aiming your trajectory squarely at these product leadership positions.

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Links for August 11 2013

Eric D. Brown

Open Innovation: The Heart of Small Business | Free Enterprise. Quote : The small business often has the advantage of proximity to their customers, but this proximity also means that it may be difficult to "see the wood for the trees" Yet thanks to new social, mobile and connected technologies, there is much a small business can do to identify new areas of value in their products and services.

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Links for August 4 2013

Eric D. Brown

CIOs need to learn to become enablers rather than gatekeepers — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : CIO bashing has become popular sport, but in reality companies are now finding an edge by focusing less on cost-cutting and more on how IT can help enable better functionality and innovation. Jim’s Notebook: Measuring What Matters.

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Links for July 28 2013

Eric D. Brown

How Innovations Spread. Quote : We believe that we can just tell people the facts and ideas will spread. That’s not really how it works. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains that persuading others is about more than just putting the facts out there and letting the chips fall as they may. Nobel-winning economist: end software patents and cut patent protection to 10 years — Tech News and Analysis.

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Links for July 21 2013

Eric D. Brown

Creating an Open, Transparent Organization through Social | Enterprise Social Software Blog | Socialtext. Quote : Not only can social break down the walls between departments, but a social solution can help break down the hierarchies too. Turning one-way communication into meaningful discussions between executives and employees isn’t a quick change. Cloud: The Testing Ground for the New CIO — CIO Dashboard.

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Links for Oct 20 2013

Eric D. Brown

The Secret of Good IT Communications. Quote : To be brief is to be selective. Choosing only the most important details is crucial. There should be just a few. Arranged carefully in your email, presentation, or pitch, they should support the story you’re trying to tell. Because you’re always telling a story, that’s how we communicate most naturally and most effectively. The CMS Workflow Myth — The CMS Myth.

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Tech Trends To Watch In May 2013 - CTOvision

CTOvision

The following is the meat from our monthly tech trends report. You can have this delivered to your email each month by visiting our newsletter signup page. Over the last several months we continued to see foundations being

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Links for Sept 29 2013

Eric D. Brown

When Does Quantity Become Quality? How to navigate big data | UX Magazine. Quote : Data should not be used for finding evidence to support our own opinions and assumptions. Data gives us an opportunity for to reach out to more users and understand them better. This comes with greater responsibility for UX professionals, who need to exercise more rigorous testing and validation of the “insights” gleaned before rushing to implementing them. Innovate on Purpose: Indifferent innovation.

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Fed Forum 2013 Videos and Briefings Posted

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley One of the challenges in very popular events like the FedForum is the breakout sessions are all worth attending but you can’t be in more than one place at the same time. Fortunately much of the content from these sessions has been captured. You can see video and download slides from all the sessions. The most important session, to me, is the very short introduction by Anthony Robbins, Vice President of Federal for Brocade.

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My Infosec Wish for 2013: A Balanced Cyberwarfare Debate.

CTOvision

Cybersoldiers I can already hear the chuckling. ?Cyber Cyber warfare? Balanced? And I'd like partisanship in Washington to end, a double date with Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, and some fries with that!? Yes, my desire is

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Storage Partners Support VMware at VMworld 2013

Data Center Knowledge

VMware storage partners are out in force at VMworld 2013 this week in San Francisco. EMC, NetApp, Nimble Storage and Kingston Digital made announcements in support of VMware software and solutions. Big Data Enterprise Storage Virtualization VMware EMC kingston netapp nimble storage

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The Top 10 Data Center M&A Deals of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Data center industry acquisitions during 2013 were more targeted and strategic. There were some blockbuster deals, such as IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer and NTT’s acquisition of RagingWire, but single facility acquisitions were the big trend. Featured

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Don't forget to register for FOSE 2013 - CTOvision

CTOvision

fose 2013 FOSE is the nation's premier event for government technology professionals who need tools, resources, and best practices to transition to the cloud, mitigate cybersecurity threats, and achieve the goals of the DGS

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Efficient IT Modernization Strategies Summit 21 Nov 2013

CTOvision

It is the 21 November 2013 Efficient IT Modernization Strategies Summit , which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington. By Bob Gourley Federal Computer Weekly, Government Computing News and SoftwareAG have crafted an event I believe every enterprise technologist in government should be tracking. If you work in IT security, design, or strategy, or if you are responsible for ensuring technology aligns with business/mission objectives, you will want to be at this event.

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Spousetivities at IBM Edge 2013

Scott Lowe

This year, she’s added another conference: IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas! IBM Edge 2013 (conference site here ) runs from June 10–14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If you are attending IBM Edge 2013 this year, I’d encourage you to consider bringing your spouse or significant other with you and getting them involved in Spousetivities. Spousetivities at IBM Edge 2013.

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Register for the 2013 FOSE Conference - CTOvision

CTOvision

FOSE's all-encompassing government technology conference will equip you with real-world tools, tactics and strategies via technology trailblazers who've been there, done that. From lessons learned to kudos earned, expect

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Build your first MongoDB App in Ruby @ StrangeLoop 2013

SPF13

This presentation was given at Strangeloop 2013 as a 3 hour interactive workshop. An updated version of the very popular workshop I gave at OSCON last year. This tutorial will introduce the features of MongoDB by building a simple location-based application using MongoDB. The tutorial will cover the basics of MongoDB’s document model, query language, map-reduce framework and deployment architecture.

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Build your first MongoDB App in Ruby @ StrangeLoop 2013

SPF13

This presentation was given at Strangeloop 2013 as a 3 hour interactive workshop. An updated version of the very popular workshop I gave at OSCON last year. This tutorial will introduce the features of MongoDB by building a simple location-based application using MongoDB. The tutorial will cover the basics of MongoDB’s document model, query language, map-reduce framework and deployment architecture.

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