October, 2012

The Biggest Myths Surrounding Disaster Recovery : spf13.com

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There are a variety of reasons businesses either do not have a disaster recovery plan or their current plan is substandard. The beliefs of the people in charge of developing these processes (business owners and IT

Ten IT Predictions For 2013 - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Life comes at you fast. 2012 is barreling to a close, and 2013 is almost upon us. Planning season is well underway here at EMC, perhaps the same is true for you? Every year about this time, I bravely share my best guesses

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The Case of the Unexplained FTP Connections

IT Pros Rock!

A key part of any cybersecurity plan is “continuous monitoring”, or enabling auditing and monitoring throughout a network environment and configuring automated analysis of the resulting logs to identify anomalous behaviors that merit investigation. read more ). Trojan Horse operation desolation process monitor malware Zero Day

Young Turks in the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

There was a widely circulated news item recently that tried to explain the mindset of this year’s college freshmen, noting that, for them, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Kurt Cobain have always been dead.

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.

Fountainhead: Apps and Desktops and Clouds - Oh My!

Fountainhead

A bunch of people have asked me about my new gig with Citrix. "You're doing VDI and XenApp now? I thought you were a Cloud guy?" " Yes, it's true. and it's due in part to today's announcements by Citrix about Project

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The Biggest Myths Surrounding Disaster Recovery

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There are a variety of reasons businesses either do not have a disaster recovery plan or their current plan is substandard. The beliefs of the people in charge of developing these processes (business owners and IT department) play a significant role in how effective the overall strategy will be.

Growing Your Digital Business Model? Fertile Ground Helps.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The next major wave of disruption appears to be starting its tear through organizations everywhere. It's not a technology wave, it's a new way of doing business in our digital world. Learning to compete using a digital business

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GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services Now

Cloud Musings

I'm happy and proud to announce the release of my second book, "GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services" by my publisher Government Training Inc. The public and private sector have vigorously

Excellent data on the state of global innovation: idea generation, idea conversion, and crowdsourcing

Trends in the Living Networks

Strategy + Business magazine has just launched its annual Global Innovation 1000 study , a deep analysis of the 1000 biggest spenders on innovation globally.

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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.

Survey: Data Breaches Driving Customers Away

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Guest post by Mark Lobel. According to our new Global State of Information Security Survey 2013 , data breaches are driving customers away from businesses around the world.

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Struggles With The Cloud

A CIO's Voice

A few years back we outsourced our server backups to a vendor’s private cloud. It made sense at the time and was cost efficient based on our current data growth. As time marched forward and business grew, so did our data growth. Adding more and more growth capacity to the cloud began to cost us more than if we were to perform our own backup internally via old fashion tape. Yes, I know what you are thinking; tape is archaic and a dying technology.

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Not Just Hadoop: NoSQL in the Enterprise at Strata NYC 2012

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At the NYC Strata & Hadoop World conference I presented on ‘Not Just Hadoop: NoSQL in the Enterprise’. Robert Lancaster from Orbitz joined me on stage for the final presentation of the Bridge to Big Data track. Mark Madsen did a great job moderating the session and kept the energy high the entire day. Robert shared how Orbitz uses MongoDB with Apache Hadoop to provide real time rates. This is my second time presenting at Strata’s Big Data conference.

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Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I love this industry. On one hand, you can clearly see the megatrends that are driving change. On the other hand, not every vendor reacts to these trends in the same way. That's what makes things so interesting

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.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: NJVC® Announces the.

Cloud Musings

Vienna, Va., 4, 2012?NJVC®, NJVC®, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, and Virtustream, Inc., a leading enterprise cloud software company, today announced a new alliance to

Fantastic insights on the inspiring future of crowd business models

Trends in the Living Networks

I have just had my mind blown. I have got off a call with three of the speakers in the Future of Crowd Business Models session at Crowd Business Models Summit , which will be held in San Francisco on October 22, the day before the major crowdsourcing conference CrowdConf.

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Embracing Ignorance and Failure to Innovate

CIO Dashboard

What drives scientists to venture unflinchingly into the unknown without any guarantee of discovering the next big breakthrough that will generate headlines? Ignorance, according to Stuart Firestein, author of a compelling book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science.

How CIOs Can Use Mobile And Custom Development To Rediscover Innovation (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit CIOs need to realize that mobile can lead to big innovations. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

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.

Not Just Hadoop: NoSQL in the Enterprise at Strata NYC 2012

SPF13

At the NYC Strata & Hadoop World conference I presented on ‘Not Just Hadoop: NoSQL in the Enterprise’. Robert Lancaster from Orbitz joined me on stage for the final presentation of the Bridge to Big Data track. Mark Madsen did a great job moderating the session and kept the energy high the entire day. Robert shared how Orbitz uses MongoDB with Apache Hadoop to provide real time rates. This is my second time presenting at Strata’s Big Data conference.

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Friendly Advice For The IT Service Provider - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

"What we've got here is a failure to communicate" -- Donn Pearce, Cool Hand Luke I get to see both sides. I meet with dozens of enterprise IT organizations that can clearly benefit from what IT service providers can provide

The CIO Paradox - A Must Read - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

The CIO Paradox One day, I hope to write a book and share my best ideas, secrets and wisdom with fellow CIOs and CTOs. Martha Heller, CIO Magazine columnist just published her new book The CIO Paradox and has

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Launch of Second Edition of Getting Results From Crowds at CrowdConf

Trends in the Living Networks

[This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website].

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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.

Virtustream a Visionary in Gartner 2012 IaaS Magic Quadrant

Cloud Musings

Congratulations to NJVC Cloudcuity partner Virtustream for being positioned as a visionary in the Gartner 2012 IaaS Magic Quadrant! Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology

Ways That CIOs Can Introduce Innovation Into The Business (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit CIOs need to join the party and help the company to become more social…. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Why I'm Super Happy with Windows 8

Sean Daniel

So ya, I'm a Microsoft employee, so I'm assimilated right? Yes and no. I believe in Microsoft, I understand where we're going and I have insight into the future (of Microsoft) that the average person would not. image But with

A Manifesto For IT Change Agents - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you're in any way involved in IT, you are acutely aware that change is in the air. Not just cosmetic change; we're talking deep, structural change. Some are in denial, some are watching from the sidelines to see what happens

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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.