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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.

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Hugo Summer 2014 Update

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Hugo, the fast and flexible static site generator, is really coming of age. I wanted to give a quick update about the progress Hugo has been making over the past couple months. New Website. Hugo can now be found at [link]. Update your bookmarks. New Team Members. I want to formally welcome our newest team members. Tatsushi Demachi has been making excellent contributions hugo, particularly with extensions to the template capabilities.

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

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

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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). For 4 months ending in March 2014, activity level was 2.99/week, about 25% less than 3.97/week measured in Nov 2013. Mar 31, 2014). By Gregory Piatetsky.

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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

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Executive Level Overview of FedCyber 2014

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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. If you are a member of the federal technology community we encourage you to stay connected to us via the FedCyber daily at [link]. You can also stay in touch with us via Twitter. Find Matt at @MattDevost.

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

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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. This event us unique in the DC ecosystem. We are focused on enabling people who make a difference in things cyber. We serve the community of practitioners who really get things done.

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2014 Analyst Forum: Cyber Security Panel Recap

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— 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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Learn Big Data Design Patterns in 11 Dec 2014 Webinar

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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: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6278032536606988546. 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.

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Pre-Event Video Context for FedCyber 2014

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The video embedded below and at this link provides some pre-event context on FedCyber: FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. We would love to see you there! Please join us at [link]. Analysis CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Bob Gourley fedcyber Matt Devost

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Federal Cyber Security Practitioners: FedCyber is 5 Nov 2014

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If you are a cyber practitioner with lessons to share or learn please sign up for our 5 Nov 2014 Summit. By Bob Gourley. FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. The video at this link and embedded below captures a recap of the 2013 FedCyber: This year we really want to see you there.

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Analytics 2014: Insights For Mission Impact

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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. If you are an analyst please join us, we are looking for people with lessons to share and a desire to find new approaches to big problems. More info is below and at: [link]. Wednesday, July 30. Hyatt Regency Reston. 1800 Presidents St., Reston, VA 20190.

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2014 Analyst Forum: Data Analytics and Ancestry.com

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— Trajectory Magazine (@TrajectoryMag) July 30, 2014. "Making — EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) July 30, 2014. "Also, — EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) July 30, 2014. Advocating for increased cooperation was an appropriate conclusion to Data Analytics 2014, as the event’s mission was to bring together a diverse collection of data experts to provide lessons learned and encourage collaboration. By Shannon Perry.

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2014 Analyst Forum: Lessons Learned From The National Security Community

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— 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. 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.

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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.

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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

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2014 Analyst Forum: Insights for Law Enforcement from Dr. McCue  

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— Trajectory Magazine (@TrajectoryMag) July 30, 2014. — DigitalGlobe (@DigitalGlobe) September 5, 2014. — Kirk Borne (@KirkDBorne) August 5, 2014. 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.

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Security Innovation Network Innovation Summit 17 July 2014 in NYC

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This post provides some additional information on a 17 July 2014 session they have pulled together in NYC, one that I believe will help the community collectively tackle some key issues. Here is more from the event site : Innovation Summit 2014. 17 July 2014. ITSEF 2014 Keynotes. By Bob Gourley. We have written before about the Security Innovation Network ( SINET ).

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Actionable Insights From AFCEA Western Conference and Exposition 2014

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By ChrisScott This report provides actionable insights into the AFCEA Western Conference and Exposition 2014 (AFCEA WEST). The AFCEA West event was held 10-13 Feb 2014 in San Diego.Over 1,000 government and industry leaders met for this annual conference. The theme was: Shaping the Maritime Strategy: How do we make it work? It was refreshing to see our community […]. Big Data DoD and IC Government Government Acquisitions Research

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Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

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By Bob Gourley 2014 Guidance Software Federal Summit: Cybersecurity | E-Discovery | Enterprise Forensics. The Guidance Software Federal Summit is a thought leadership forum designed exclusively for federal managers and leaders to learn how Government and industry leaders are achieving endpoint visibility across their entire IT ecosystems.

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Private Data Center Trends for 2014 and Beyond

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Highlighting the data center trends for 2014 and beyond will help you begin to formulate strategies and appropriately plan for the future computational and storage needs of your organization. Today’s data centers are being built at the forefront of industry standards. Within the past five years, the way we construct data centers has changed dramatically.

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Strata Hadoop World 2014: Watch Live Streaming Here

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If you could not make it to Strata-Hadoop World 2014 in NYC you can still watch streaming video of the keynotes. To do that visit our Hadoop World video streaming page here: https://ctovision.com/strata-hadoop-world-2014-watch-live-streaming-here/. Be sure to bookmark it! Here is the schedule of keynotes: Thursday Keynote Welcome. 8:45am–8:55am Thursday, 10/16/2014. Roger Magoulas (O’Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting).

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2014 Analyst Forum: Insights from Abe Usher of HumanGeo

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From the Twitterverse: First panelist on law enforcement @USGIF #DataAnalytics , Abe Usher, CTO @TheHumanGeo , lists his favorite things: "People, Data, Beverages" — Michael Nelson (@MikeNelson) July 30, 2014. 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.

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Links for July 13 2014

Eric D. Brown

Innovators overcome the can’ts. Quote : Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough. Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.

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Links for March 23 2014

Eric D. Brown

Midwest IT Survival » Evolution of Corporate IT and the Future Impact of Cloud. Quote : All in all, corporate IT is in constant evolution. The rate of evolution appears on all counts to be accelerating with no signs of any slowdown in the future. Anyone who isn’t prepared to have to constantly re-invent themselves should seriously consider a different career path than corporate IT. Are You Making The Most of Your Dark Data? Business Analytics.

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NIST To Hold Data Science Symposium 4-5 March 2014

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Please submit your topics in accordance with the below (From: [link] ): Data Science Symposium 2014. Location: The first symposium, originally scheduled for November, will be held March 4-5, 2014 on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. By Bob Gourley The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory is holding a Data Science Symposium we believe will be of high interest to the enterprise CTO community.

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Links for June 15 2014

Eric D. Brown

Fulltime IT hiring is in; CIOs who can’t manage change are on the way out. Quote : What does this mean for CIOs? According to Lane, the most important trait to demonstrate to the business today is that you can manage the enterprise transition from legacy systems to technologies like the cloud and mobile. And if you can’t help your company make that change, watch out.

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@MeriTalk Hosts Data Center Brainstorm 13 March 2014

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Our friends at MeriTalk are hosting another brainstorm event designed to move the federal datacenter community forward on 13 March 2014. Join MeriTalk’s Data Center Exchange for the third annual Data Center Brainstorm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. By Bob Gourley. Here are some details from: [link] datacenterbrainstorm.

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Links for June 1 2014

Eric D. Brown

On Being Present And Engaged. Quote : Catching peoples’ time, capturing their attention is a huge challenge for all of us. When we finally do, we need to make sure we are totally present and engaged. If we aren’t it’s a huge missed opportunity, it’s a waste of time on everyone’s part, and getting that next conversation becomes even more difficult. A Digital World Calls for Counterintuitive CIOs. Quote : So what’s a CIO to do in a counterintuitive world increasingly driven by software?

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Coming in 2014: Cloud Sprawl, Personal Clouds and More

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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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Technologists From Intel, Cloudera and CTOvision Delve Into Big Data Designs 11 Dec 2014

CTOvision

On 11 Dec 2014 we will be providing a briefing on lessons extracted from our research into the new Cloudera and Intel partnership. On Thursday 11 December 2014, join noted enterprise CTO and publisher of CTOvision Bob Gourley, Cloudera’s Sr. By Bob Gourley. 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.

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Hugo Summer 2014 Update

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Hugo, the fast and flexible static site generator, is really coming of age. I wanted to give a quick update about the progress Hugo has been making over the past couple months. New Website Hugo can now be found at [link] Update your bookmarks. New Team Members I want to formally welcome our newest team members. Tatsushi Demachi has been making excellent contributions hugo, particularly with extensions to the template capabilities

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Links for April 6 2014

Eric D. Brown

16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General. Quote : Rank, authority, and even responsibility can be inherited or assigned, whether or not an individual desires or deserves them. Even the mantle of leadership occasionally falls to people who haven’t sought it. But actually leading is different. A leader decides to accept responsibility for others in a way that assumes stewardship of their hopes, their dreams, and sometimes their very lives.

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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

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Links for March 30 2014

Eric D. Brown

Google Flu Trends’ Failure Shows Good Data > Big Data – Kaiser Fung – Harvard Business Review. Quote : The amount of data still tends to dominate discussion of big data’s value. But more data in itself does not lead to better analysis, as amply demonstrated with Flu Trends. Large datasets don’t guarantee valid datasets. That’s a bad assumption, but one that’s used all the time to justify the use of and results from big data projects.

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Links for March 16 2014

Eric D. Brown

6 IT Strategies to Stay Ahead of Data Center Trends – CIO.com. Quote : Automation, virtualization, cloud computing — these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies. Volkswagen: ‘The Car Must Not Become A Data Monster’ – ReadWrite.

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Links for March 9 2014

Eric D. Brown

Three Steps to Improving Business-IT Alignment. Quote : Whether we call it business-IT alignment or not, the desired state for a CIO is to be respected and valued for his or her knowledge and ability to contribute to meeting organizational goals. We want our peers to know that we understand their challenges and have ideas about how to solve them. In order to get that respect, to have that seat at the table, you must communicate in the words of your business.

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Links for March 2 2014

Eric D. Brown

Midsize Insider: Cloud FTW (For the Win) – How Gaming Developers are Driving a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Using Open Standards, Cloud. Quote : We are witnessing a historic inflection point in technology. The power and potential of cloud computing to remove entry barriers and enable creativity is far exceeding anyone’s expectations and its impact on today’s smaller enterprise – the startup, entrepreneur, managed service provider and developer – will be staggering.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories, October 2014

Data Center Knowledge

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

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Links for June 29 2014

Eric D. Brown

This Transformation Feels Different. Disruptively So. Quote :The drawing board for all of these newly created disruptors isn’t a better retail store or a cheaper factory. The drawing board for these mentioned disruptors comprises of data in an excel sheet and a code editor. This is the new battleground that the digitally savvy C-Suite is quickly becoming aware of. Ruth Chang: How to Make Hard Choices.

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Links for June 22 2014

Eric D. Brown

Cloud security is not an oxymoron. Quote : I get it: there is a lot of data that can’t move to the cloud, not because IT managers don’t understand the issues, but because they need to comply with regulations that were designed before we understood the scope of our security problems. If you’re in one of those businesses, which includes most of the health and banking sectors, you’re out of luck.

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Links for June 8 2014

Eric D. Brown

A social media contrarian speaks out on the limited value of tweet analytics. Quote : Tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use, so we have that. Where there’s a shortage is of people who are good at analyzing the data. One of the things I’ve championed for is that the consumer insights/market research folks should play a greater role [here] because they have so much experience analyzing customer behavior already. Big Ass Fans’ new ceiling fan is really a robot.

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Links for May 4 2014

Eric D. Brown

Time to rethink your business model. Quote : If your business model is so obsolete that the only way to make money is to extract fees when your customers make mistakes, or to charge for stuff that was once free, it’s time to innovate your business model. The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars. Quote : Retail is undergoing a massive transformation as we speak. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and apps, constantly connected customers are now able to do what was once pure fantasy.

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