November, 2012

MongoDB Driver days hackathon round up :


Two times a year the drivers team at 10gen gathers together for a face to face meeting to spend time together working on issues and setting forth our goals for the upcoming six months. In September 2012 we all converged on

Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?


Is this you: You own multiple laptops or desktop computers because you have different uses, jobs, clients or applications? Doesn't this seem ridiculously inefficient and wasteful - especially because we now in the "cloud era"

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Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available.

Rubbernecking, INFOSEC, and South Carolina. - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Get out in front of this one and use it to your advantage!!! One of my pet peeves on the highway is rubbernecking. You are driving along, nice rate of speed and wham. Traffic slows to a crawl. After 15 minutes of this, you realize

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.

Why Mentors Are So Important For CIOs And How To Get Them (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Every CIO needs a mentor… Image Credit. When you become a CIO, the reason that you’ve been able to achieve this position is because you know everything that you’ll ever have to know, right?

Winning the New Enterprise Sales Game: This Week’s B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

We are very pleased that our second B2B Enterprise IT Forum was so well received. Thank you for all of the positive feedback. We had a strong turnout, smart questions from our audience, and great advice from our panelists on how to successfully sell enterprise IT.

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When Big Data Changed Radiology - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

This week is the annual gathering of the RSNA -- the Radiological Society of North America. And for many of us, it's not just another industry trade show: it's a microcosm of the powerful forces that will inevitably play out in

Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Google Atmosphere on Tour events in Sydney and Melbourne. Below is the 2 minute summary video of the event, giving a flavor for the rich ideas shared on the future of the enterprise.

Three Ways Data Scientists Can Differentiate - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Big Data data scientists - what they need to do to inspire technologists and drive change

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How the CIO can Sleuth Mobile Systems

CIO Dashboard

Guest Post by David Nardoni. The responsibility of conducting mobile forensic investigations in the workplace should fall in the lap of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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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!

Ascent Index: Cybersecurity

The Investing Edge

AT&T last week reported that cybersecurity was a billion dollar opportunity for the company , as attacks on its networks had doubled in the past four months.

How Will Technology Impact Your Business in 2020?

Cloud Musings

by Dennis Brouwer. Repost from ThinkGig. Thanks for letting me contribute to your ebook!! Kevin Jackson ). Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT.

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Finally, Another Interesting Take On A Global File System - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Stop me if you've heard this before -- wouldn't it be great if we could make all of our local file servers around the globe act like a single giant intelligent file server? I can count at least a dozen different takes on this particular IT

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The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Trends in the Living Networks

In my book Living Networks I wrote about how the networks in which we live are coming to life, making us all part of what we can quite accurately think of as a global brain. I wrote an extended introduction to the book that went into this concept in depth.

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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.

CIOs Need To Make Sure That They Are Ready For Clouds: Both Business And Personal (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to be ready to deal with all sorts of clouds. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

Using EncFS with Dropbox and BoxCryptor

Scott Lowe

Lots of folks like using Dropbox , the ubiquitous store-and-sync cloud storage service; I am among them. However, concerns over the privacy and security of my data have kept me from using Dropbox for some projects. To help address that, I looked around to find an open, interoperable way of adding an extra layer of encryption onto my data.

Staying Above the Fray

A CIO's Voice

The other day I was talking to someone outside my line about an IT issue and how best to address. During the course of the conversation the topic turned from business to gossip and then into an attack on a person’s character. CIOs are privy to a lot of information that we come across during our everyday processes and during executive meetings. That is just the nature of the beast and part of carrying the chief in your title.

The Government Cloud on KCUR-FM Central Standard

Cloud Musings

A big THANK YOU goes out today to KCUR-FM Central Standard host Jabulani Leffall, producer Matthew Long-Middleton,and associate producer Danie Alexander for having me as a guest on this morning's show! Today the

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?

Syncplicity -- A Big Win For IT. And The Business - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Every now and then I come across something that seems rather humble when I first encounter it, but then progressively becomes more fascinating as I dig deeper. Such is the case with Syncplicity: an interesting acquisition

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Slides for Crowdsourcing for Media and Content workshop in New York

Trends in the Living Networks

Last Friday in New York, shortly before Sandy shook things up, I ran a Crowdsourcing for Media and Content workshop as part of the Crowdsourcing Week global series of events.

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Get Your Product Or Service Seen By 500 CIOs Every Week!

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO Blog receives over 500 visitors every week. Would you like your product or service to be seen by over 500 CIOs and almost-CIOs every week? It turns out that this kind of targeted advertising is actually very easy to do — advertise on The Accidental Successful CIO blog!

Using VLANs with OVS and libvirt

Scott Lowe

In previous posts, I’ve shown you how to use Open vSwitch (OVS) with VLANs through fake bridges , as well as how to wrap libvirt virtual network around OVS fake bridges. Both of these techniques are acceptable for configuring VLANs with OVS, but in this post I want to talk about using VLANs with OVS via a greater level of libvirt integration. This has been talked about elsewhere , but I wasn’t able to make it work until libvirt 1.0.0 was released.

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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.

Expanding the Cloud ? Announcing Amazon Redshift, a Petabyte.

All Things Distributed

Today, we are excited to announce the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon Redshift enables customers to obtain dramatically

NJVC to Spotlight Cloudcuity at Gartner Data Center Conference

Cloud Musings

Las Vegas., 15, 2012 ? NJVC, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, announces it will spotlight its Cloudcuity? framework for delivering secure and unified cloud management

EMC Technology Directions - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, EMC has meaningful investments in a increasingly wide range of technology areas, far beyond our original enterprise storage roots: virtualization, security, big data analytics, applications, data protection, etc

The future of news: automated, crowdsourced, and better than ever

Trends in the Living Networks

ABC journalist Mark Colvin last week delivered the Andrew Olle Media Lecture , a prestigious annual lecture on journalism. Mark is a Twitter afficionado as well as journalist with over three decades of experience, making him a great choice for the lecture this year. The full transcript of the lecture provides rich stories from the history of journalism in Australia, and an incisive view of the present.

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.

CIOs Need To Make Sure That Their Skills And Data Centers Are Up To The Task Of Leading (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit CIOs need to have a plan for what to do with their data centers after virtualization hits. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

Connecting OVS Bridges with Patch Ports

Scott Lowe

Spurred to action by a brief mention at the bottom of a blog post , I began digging into the use of patch ports to connect multiple Open vSwitch (OVS) bridges.

Mick's IT Blogs: Using Sysprep to upgrade or replace a failed HDD

Mick's IT Blog

This script will sysprep the HDD on one machine so that it can be swapped out in another PC. This can save considerable money in shipping when replacing a bad HDD or upgrading the OS in a remote office. You can use

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NJVC Cloud Expert Kevin L. Jackson Launches Second Book: GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services

Cloud Musings

VIENNA, Va., 8, 2012— NJVC , an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson , vice president and general manager, cloud services, launched his second book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services —published by Government Training, Inc. This handbook, geared to IT professionals and senior decision makers in both the public and private sectors, explains how the cloud computing.

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.