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

IT Pros Rock!

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. 

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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EMC World 2014 — VMware SDS Roadmap Discussions

Chuck's Blog - EMC

EMC World 2014 software defined storage Storage VMware Yes, it''s that time of the year again -- EMC World ! I don’t do many industry events, but EMC World is mandatory for me — if you want to seriously talk storage (and everything that touches it!), it’s in a league all by itself.    The event, the people, the content -- all top-shelf.

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

Analytics 2014: Insights For Mission Impact


Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact. By Bob Gourley. We are partnering with the highly regarded community-focused United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to coordinate this event.

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

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

Data Center Knowledge

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

Fusion-io Accelerates SQL Server 2014

Data Center Knowledge

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.

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.

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

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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

Why Does Gmail Go Down? January 2014 Edition

Data Center Knowledge

So how does a widely-used app like Gmail go down, as it has today? There have been a number of Gmail outages over the years, usually involving software updates or networking issues. Featured

Bitcoin Infrastructure May Grow by $600M in Second Half of 2014

Data Center Knowledge

Bitcoin mining operations are expected to spend at least $600 million to deploy infrastructure in the second half of 2014 to process transactions using the fast-growing cryptocurrency. Read More. Bitcoin Featured


2014 - The Year the CIO and CMO Partnership Became Mission Critical

Social, Agile and Transformation

I started 2014 with several posts on the CIO / CMO relationship and where IT departments can help with digital marketing initiatives. The main touch point is around data and the technologies that enable CMOs to be more data driven. With so many technology vendors trying to tap into marketing budgets and when most of the key marketing data is is enterprise systems, SaaS products, and other data. big data cio cmo data management organizational change SaaS

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2014

Data Center Knowledge

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

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

IT Pros Rock!

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.

What it takes to build a cloud organization in 2014

David Linthicum

Many enterprises planning a move to cloud-based systems believe a huge disruptive change in the IT organization is required as part of that shift. They call it "building a cloud organization." I blame this disruptive mentality mostly on the ongoing press coverage that calls for "the end of IT as we know it" or other silly events that won''t happen. Any time the analysts or press project absolutes, their predictions never seem to pan out. In the world of IT, we evolve. We don''t suddenly shift.

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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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.

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2014 Big Data Posts - Self Service BI, Agile Data Management Practices, and Killing Data Landfills

Social, Agile and Transformation

In 2014, many of my posts on BigData were actually about "small" data management practices. Specifically, I hope these posts educated readers that tools of "Data Science 1.0" such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and especially Access can disrupt - even kill - efforts to make organizations become more data driven. In addition to calling out this problem which is something I have been doing for a. agile planning big data cio it management organizational change

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

IT Pros Rock!

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

Best of Build 2014: Getting Ready for Windows 8.1 Update

IT Pros Rock!

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

Hypervisor 201: The 2014 Market Update

Data Center Knowledge

The hypervisor market has undergone some some shifts over the past year. Cloud columnist Bill Kleyman looks at which hypervisors are leading the market, which players are retooling their solution, and how the cloud is changing the game. Featured hypervisor Virtualization

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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 ).

T5 Plans Expansion Into Northeast in 2014

Data Center Knowledge

T5 Data Centers plans to expand into the Northeast in 2014, according to President and CEO Pete Marin, who shared his outlook on the company and the industry in a year-end blog post.

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.

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!

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

IT Pros Rock!

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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CenturyLink to Add 20 Megawatts of Data Center Space in 2014

Data Center Knowledge

CenturyLink Technology Solutions is adding new capacity in eight markets, including three new data center sites. The new builds will add more than 20 megawatts of capacity and 180,000 square feet to the CenturyLink footprint. Featured