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

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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The Power Of Visual Thinking? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you look at how our brains are wired, an enormous amount of capacity is dedicated to visual processing: recognition, pattern detection, etc. While everyone's preferred thinking modes may differ, there's no arguing the appeal

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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"

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.

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?

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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 New York City for the second ever driver days.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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?

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.

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

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.

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

Pots of Gold - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

As I was looking through Twitter tonight, I spotted a tweet from Simon Bramfitt where he declared that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is innovation. While I think I understand where he was coming from, the statement itself is

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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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!

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.

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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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.

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.

Expanding the Cloud ? introducing the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

All Things Distributed

Today, Amazon Web Services has greater worldwide coverage with the launch of a new AWS Region in Sydney, Australia. This new Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region has been highly requested by companies worldwide, and it

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.