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

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

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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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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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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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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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.

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Survey: Data Breaches Driving Customers Away

CIO Dashboard

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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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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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?

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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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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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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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.

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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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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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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

The CIO Paradox – A Book Review

A CIO's Voice

I don’t often read books about IT leadership because I find that most try to fit business principles into technology and vice versa. The square peg into a round hole dilemma.

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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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Wrapping libvirt Virtual Networks Around Open vSwitch Fake Bridges

Scott Lowe

In a previous article , I talked about how to use Open vSwitch (OVS) fake bridges to bring VLAN support into your environment. In this article, I show you how to wrap a libvirt virtual network around your OVS fake bridge. You might ask, “Why wrap a libvirt virtual network around an OVS fake bridge when you can just use the OVS bridge directly?” ” That’s a good question, and—to be perfectly honest—I don’t have a great answer.

Slides from opening keynote at Crowd Business Models Summit

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I chaired Crowd Business Models Summit in San Francisco. Here are the slides from my opening presentation, which provided an introduction and frame for the event. Crowd Business Models Summit Opening Keynote – Ross Dawson from AHTGroup.

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Practical Analytics: What A CIO Needs To Know (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit Practical analytics is more than just pretty pictures. Every CIO knows that analytics is all the rage in almost every company now and has almost become a part of the definition of information technology.

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

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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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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

Link Aggregation and LACP with Open vSwitch

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to show you how to use link aggregation (via the Link Aggregation Control Protocol, or LACP) with Open vSwitch (OVS). First, though, let’s cover some basics. In the virtualization space, it’s extremely common to want to use multiple physical network connections in your hypervisor hosts to support guest (virtual machine) traffic.

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The Future of Customer Service: Using technology to increase both efficiency and relationship strength

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I gave the closing keynote at KANA Connect 2012 in Las Vegas, on The Future of Customer Service.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Why CIOs Need To Discover IT Paradise By The Dashboard Lights (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit Dashboards aren't just for cars anymore…. Every once in awhile a new idea comes along that is actually a pretty good idea. The tsunami of data that every company is currently trying to deal with has resulted in CFOs coming to the IT department and asking for help.

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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Mick's IT Blogs: Adobe CS6 Error 1603

Mick's IT Blog

You are trying to install the Adobe CS6 distribution package you created using Adobe Application Manager, and it fails due to an error 1603. There are several different issues I encountered that can cause this. The most

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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

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.