Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science


First, we found that growth slowed down in 2013 Q3 but resumed in 2013 Q4 and 2014 Q1. Here are the 10 largest groups (by membership as of March 31, 2014). Here are 10 groups with the fastest growth in the past 12 months (March 25, 2013 to March 31, 2014). Mar 31, 2014).

Best of Build 2014: What’s New in Microsoft Azure

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This past week at our Build 2014 conference, the Azure team announced over 40+ updates to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, including significant enhancements to Virtual Machines, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services and Azure SQL Database.

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Greetings From VMworld 2014

Chuck's Blog - EMC

No surprise, I’m out in gorgeous SF for the annual gathering of the vFaithful — VMworld 2014.    As before, it’s quite an experience, even for a jaded event veteran like me. 

Extending SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Resource Group with Storage Spaces on Microsoft Azure

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The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template.

The 2014 FedCyber Event will be 5 November 2014: Register now to ensure your seat


The next FedCyber will be held November 5, 2014 in Tysons Corner VA. By Bob Gourley. FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost and Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges.

Coming in 2014: Cloud Sprawl, Personal Clouds and More

Data Center Knowledge

What does the road ahead hold for cloud computing in 2014? More cloud sprawl, personal clouds, evolution of hybrid clouds and much more. Cloud columnist Bill Kleyman offers his thoughts on the year ahead. Featured Cloud Computing predictions

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Register for 12 Jun 2014 Webinar: Automated Removal of Advanced Threats


By Bob Gourley. If you are a technologist you no doubt have thoughts about security and how to improve your approach to enterprise-wide defense. Odds are you have concluded that the only way to mitigate the threat is through automation. Right?

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Executive Level Overview of FedCyber 2014


The video at this link and embedded below provides a short overview of FedCyber 2014. Our yearly event is a non-attribution session, and we are careful to respect that in this clip, but we do provide some context you may find relevant from the event.

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Dog Food Conference 2014 Infrastructure & DevOps sessions feature Virtualization, Cloud, Automation & MORE!

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Cloud, Infrastructure and DevOps Sessions at DogFoodCon 2014. Here’s a snapshot of some of the Cloud, Infrastructure and DevOps talks that you can expect at Dog Food Conference 2014: 40 Weeks and Counting: Migrating from Windows Server 2003 before End-of-Support by Bruce Adamczak.

The Cloud in 2014 and Beyond

Data Center Knowledge

APIs, mobility, data security, hybrid cloud, and software defined everything have dominated the cloud conversation this year Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

Planning Underway for 30 July 2014 Analyst One and USGIF Analytics Forum


We are very excited to be working closely with the the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to coordinate the 2014 Analytics Forum, which will be held 30 July in Reston VA. Analysis Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Events Government Health IT Mobile The Future 2014 Analytics Forum USGIF By Bob Gourley.

Join me online at Microsoft Tech Ed 2014 - Live via Houston TX!

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Can’t make it to Houston this year for TechEd 2014?

Best of Build 2014: Getting Ready for Windows 8.1 Update

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Last week at the Build 2014 conference, the Windows product team announced that Windows 8.1 Update will be generally available via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center beginning April 8th as KB2919355. Some of the most notable enhancements provided by Windows 8.1

Observations from the Landmark CIO Summit 2014

The Investing Edge

On Wednesday I attended the Landmark CIO Summit 2014 in New York City. With hundreds of attendees – including CEOs, CIOs, and other senior technology executives – and 49 speakers, there was certainly a lot to talk about. And due to the private, invitation-only format of the summit, attendees were able to engage in candid discussions and debates. Overall, it was a worthwhile event. Here are some of my key takeaways from the summit: 1.

TechEd North America 2014: Won’t you join us online?


Howdy Folks, (insert southern accent here) I am in Houston Texas getting ready for TechEd NorthAmerica 2014. Learning Pierre Roman TechEd 2014 As you can see in the picture things are progressing and we will be ready to host over 10000 IT pros and Developers. it will be GREAT!!! For those.( read more ).

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future

Storage IO Blog

Blog post – Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year!

In 2014, Build Your Business Model Around Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The data center has become the central point of modern IT. Now, find out why many organizations are building their business around their data center. Cloud Computing cloud data center business planning Data Center Design

March 2014: Top 10 Favorite IT Pro Blog Articles and eBook of the Month

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March came in AND went out like a Lion this year … and the blogging activity in our IT Pro community has been no different, with some awesome posts on Windows Azure, Private Cloud, Windows 8.1 and PowerShell!

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Docker for Smarties (e.g. non-dummies) from VMworld 2014

Storage IO Blog

Check out this StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective video podcast to get an overview of docker including hearing from a systems engineer from VMworld 2014. announcement big data Cloud Comment convergence Education IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics object storage perspective pod cast post programming server Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization containers coreos docker hypervisors vmware vmworld 2014

2014: The Year of DCIM

Data Center Knowledge

2014 is the year of DCIM – the year that DCIM will drive increasing business value for users, writes Gary Bunyan of iTRACS. And he asserts that DCIM''s that are "open" will be better to employ than those that are not. Industry Perspectives

The 2014 Analyst Forum Will Be Held 30 July in Reston VA


On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston. By Bob Gourley.

2014 Stevens Honor Award – Grandfather of the Internet, Dr. David J. Farber


The Stevens Honor Award has been awarded every year since 1945. The award recognizes notable individuals in any field of endeavor and has been awarded to remarkable individuals, including aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky, and architect and inventor R Buckminster, as well as many more.

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Ten Huge Multi-Tenant Data Centers that Came Online in 2014

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Massive construction projects complete in U.S., and China Read More. colocation Featured

News from Microsoft TechEd 2014 - Key Hybrid Cloud Announcements

IT Pros Rock!

Brad Anderson and our Cloud & Enterprise team have made a HUGE number of announcements around Hybrid Cloud this week at Microsoft TechEd 2014.

Request Your Invite to the 20 May 2014 Andreessen Horowitz Fed Forum in DC


Tim Dombrowski, partner at the highly renowned VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, has just provided us with an update on their 20 May 2014 technology and government event. Tim writes that: We have a great lineup of speakers that have recently confirmed including Marc Andreessen, General Keith Alexander, Ash Carter, Adrian Fenty, Gabe Klein, Gus Hunt, Benedict Evans, Dr. Andy Ozment and Eric Rosenbach. There will be some great conversations around the im. To read more please log in. Login.

Fusion-io Accelerates SQL Server 2014

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Unlocking performance gains for MS-SQL, Fusion-io announced that the ioMemory platform has been optimized for performance with SQL Server 2014. Big Data Microsoft flash fusion-io sql server 2014 Read More.

Federal Cyber Security Practitioners: FedCyber is 5 Nov 2014


If you are a cyber practitioner with lessons to share or learn please sign up for our 5 Nov 2014 Summit. By Bob Gourley.

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2014 Analyst Forum: Cyber Security Panel Recap


— Michael Nelson (@MikeNelson) July 30, 2014. — Matt Devost (@MattDevost) July 30, 2014. By Shannon Perry. On July 30 th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics. Academia, government, and industry came together to provide a comprehensive approach to investigating how we can better extract knowledge from information.

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Modular Data Centers: Adoption, Competition Heat Up in 2014

Data Center Knowledge

Schneider''s acquisition of AST highlights the rise in adoption and competition in the modular data center market. As use cases move beyond hyper-scale and mobile and into the enterprise, executives in the sector discuss the state of modular adoption and design. Featured

Learn Big Data Design Patterns in 11 Dec 2014 Webinar


On 11 Dec 2014 we will be providing a briefing on lessons extracted from our research into the new Cloudera and Intel partnership. Please register for Architect To Succeed With Cloudera and Intel on Dec 11, 2014 10:00 AM EST at: This presentation is designed to arm architects with the information they need to efficiently modernize and deliver cost-saving, mission-supporting capabilities to their enterprise.

2014 Analyst Forum: Lessons Learned From The National Security Community


— Michael Nelson (@MikeNelson) July 30, 2014. — Joe Boutte (@joeboutte) July 30, 2014. — Joshua S Campbell (@disruptivegeo) July 30, 2014. — Michael Nelson (@MikeNelson) July 30, 2014. By Shannon Perry.

Top 10 Data Center Stories, December 2014

Data Center Knowledge

Here''s a look at the most read articles on Data Center Knowledge during the month of December. Read More. DCK Featured

2014: The Year of Infrastructure Vulnerability

Data Center Knowledge

Heartbleed, Shellshock and WinShock ripped through the very fabric of the Internet in 2014, writes David Holmes of F5 Networks. What can be learned from these massive infrastructure security vulnerabilities? Read More. Industry Perspectives