March, 2014

Health care revs up for big drive into the cloud

David Linthicum

According to a report from Markets to Markets , we''re looking at a cloud computing market for North American health care of about $6.5 billion by 2018, up from $1.8 billion in 2013. The predicted growth is no surprise, given the number of reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA), the changes in other laws including one protecting our private health data, emerging payment models, and so on. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard E-health Cloud Computing

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The role of IT and the CIO in Marketing

Eric D. Brown

Isaac Sacolick recently wrote a post titled Dear CIO, Here’s How To Help the CMO with Marketing Automation where he talked about the need for CIO’s and CMO’s to work closely together for marketing automation projects.

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The SUPERNAP Goes Global, as Switch Adds International Partners

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation provider Switch has formed a joint venture to launch an international expansion, teaming with Accelero Capital Holdings and Orascom TMT Investments (OTMTI) to build SUPERNAP data centers around the world. Featured OTMTI

B2B IT Forum: How the Cloud Enables Legacy Market Disruption

The Investing Edge

Executives from Hailo, Invaluable, CustomMade and HubCast shared stories and insight regarding how their companies are transforming legacy markets.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

A Look In The Mirror: Are You Creative?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Last night, I came across a very insightful post: “ 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently ”.    If you see yourself as creative, or endeavoring to be more creative, it’s certainly worth your time. For me, it was incredibly positive reinforcement. 

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Amazon Web Services celebrates 8 years in the cloud

David Linthicum

Believe it or not, it was eight years ago that Amazon Web Services'' S3 (Simple Storage Service) went into production. At the time, the promise was revolutionary: read more. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Cloud Storage

How do you define the CIO role?

Eric D. Brown

While doing a bit of research on the role of the CIO for an article I was writing earlier this week , I ran across this definition of Chief Information Officer from Gartner: The person responsible for planning, choosing, buying and installing a company’s computer and information-processing operation.

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Immersion-2: Liquid Cooling Designed for 100kW Racks

Data Center Knowledge

Allied Control is marketing its Immersion-2 liquid cooling design as a container-based approach for ultra high density cooling, supporting loads of up 100 kW a rack. Bitcoin Data Center Design HPC

Innovation & Immigration: The Lesson of WhatsApp

The Investing Edge

My partner Matt Fates and I have been traveling through Europe this past week as part of the fundraising process for our new fund. After a busy prior few weeks of domestic travel, I am eager to return home, but I do so with enhanced perspective. .

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Competing In A World Of Software-Defined Everything

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Most of my career, I''ve watched with great interest as tech memes come and go. Like viruses, their eventual success can be measured by their reach.    Some stay isolated to small, focused populations.    Others break out and dramatically change the way we think about things.

Meet Mark Mueller, Chief Engineer at Defense Intelligence Agency


By Bob Gourley The Defense Intelligence Agency issued a press release highlighting Mark Mueller, the chief engineer for the Directorate of Science and Technology at DIA. The release is below.

Java vs. Go: The case for cloud-specific languages

David Linthicum

What does Google''s Go programming language have in common with the cloud? It''s the language of choice of cloud projects like Docker ,, and Cloud Foundry''s (Go)Router. Go is five years old, but you may not have heard much about it. That could soon change. read more. Application Development Cloud Computing Google Development Tools Cloud Computing

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The New CIO – Leader first, technologist second

Eric D. Brown

I’ve been writing about the “ New CIO “ for almost 5 years and I finally feel like there’s some real change coming to the CIO role and subsequently, to the world of the IT Pro. For example, Dion Hinchcliffe recently outlined his thoughts on The New CIO Mandate.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Large Crack Found in Dam Supporting Quincy Data Center Cluster

Data Center Knowledge

A large crack has been detected in a dam on the Columbia River that is the largest source of hydro-electric power for a major cluster of data centers in Quincy, Washington. Featured

Why Windows 8.1 for Business? Build No-code Business Apps with Windows 8.1, Project Siena and Microsoft Azure ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

Microsoft Project Siena , currently in Beta 2, enables business users to create powerful no-code apps for Windows 8.1 that can connect to enterprise applications, cloud services and the web.

Using VSAN With Storage Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There’s plenty of enthusiasm around VSAN.    Many folks are comparing and contrasting what can now be done in the hypervisor vs. familiar storage arrays.    And it’s fun to watch the discussion and debates unfold.

Leon Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: and a CTO gives him a polite earful


By Bob Gourley Leon Panetta spoke today at the Symantec government conference in DC. No matter what your politics are, I hope you see this man as a great American who always puts country above himself. I believe that. He has spent his entire adult life proving that. He is a fantastic speaker. He held the attention of an audience of 2000 with a great overview of the state of national security, including threats, and as far as I can tell did that perfectly.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

We need to move identity management to the cloud

David Linthicum

We''ve known for a while that centralized identity management provides a huge advantage when using complex and widely distributed systems. But who uses complex and widely distributed systems? Anyone who uses cloud computing, that''s who. There are so many moving parts to a public, hybrid, or multicloud deployment that security is a nightmare. The ability to assign centralized identities to all these parts -- person, device, or data -- allows for more control, as well as more flexibility.

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IT Transformation – or just remaining agile and ready for change?

Eric D. Brown

We’ve been living with the “ IT Transformation ” phrase for quite a while. I remember hearing and reading about how IT groups were ‘transforming’ themselves from what they used to be to what they needed to be in the future.

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Facebook Open Sources Power And Water Usage Efficiency Dashboard

Data Center Knowledge

Facebook is open sourcing its power and water usage dashboards it uses in Prineville, Oregon and Forest City, North Carolina data centers. The code is available in two pieces: the front-end User Interface component and the back-end data aggregator. Facebook Management

Windows 8.1 for Business: Why Windows 8.1? My users don’t have Touch Screens!

IT Pros Rock!

I frequently speak with IT Pros about the exciting new business & technical advantages of Windows 8.1 around security, manageability, BYOD and Mobility, and Client Hyper-V. Inevitably, during these discussions someone asks: “But … my users don’t have Touch Screens!

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

My Continuing Frustration With Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

By all that is right and just in the world, advanced automation should be the holy grail of modern enterprise IT.  

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3 Hiring Mistakes That CIOs Make

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to avoid making these hiring mistakes Image Credit. When a CIO makes a hiring decision for the IT department, it can have a long lasting impact on the department. Despite the importance of information technology, the people who work in your IT department are even more important.

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3 types of 'cloud experts' that make my blood boil

David Linthicum

The use of cloud resources is basic -- so basic, in fact, that it''s difficult for me to see why others find it difficult. Despite their experience and smarts, many need help, which is why I can make a living as a cloud consultant. We all win. Unfortunately, other people also hear the cloud music and want to crash the party. As the use of the cloud broadens, these party-crashers are showing up in droves, claiming they can help you implement the cloud.

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Don’t use your data this way

Eric D. Brown

Last week, I wrote a post titled Big Data Starts with Data Management. In that post, I wrote: Starting with data management will help mitigate these risks since a good data management approach allows organizations to keep data quality in mind from the beginning of a big data project.

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Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.