April, 2017

Google Next 2017 Review: Google Cloud Is A Serious Contender In the Public Cloud Space

Forrester IT

With Dan Bieler and Glenn O'Donnell. In the past few years, Google has made concerted efforts to target the enterprise cloud computing space.

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Pushing Computers to the Edge: Next Generation Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and IoT Devices


Bob Gourley.

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Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

IT Pros Rock!

The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application requirements.

IT Project Management: Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Managing Digital Products


Almost 90% of managers now say that digitization is a high priority for their company, and two-thirds say they will lose any competitive advantage they hold if they don’t become significantly more digitized.

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A Tutorial For Enhancing Your Home DNS Protection


Bob Gourley. Editor's note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg. Have you ever seen a picture of an old fashioned telephone operator?

Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

In this episode , you’ll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era


High demand and a limited pool of people with the right skills and experience make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Further complicating things is the fact that information security teams have not yet adapted to their changing role in digitizing companies.

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

David Linthicum

If you want proof that what I’ve been advising for years is true, check out this research on cloud computing from The Register : Planning pays off when it comes to cloud migration and deployments. The Register found that most companies don’t yet have meaningful cloud adoption or have truly embraced the idea of the cloud-first enterprise.

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What Does The “Internet Of Things” Mean For CIOs?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Internet of things is coming our way – how will this change things? Image Credit: cthoyes.

Is Business Intelligence (BI) Market Finally Maturing? Forrester Three Big BI Market Predictions

Forrester IT

The buy side market is nowhere near maturity and will continue to be a greenfield opportunity to many BI vendors. Our research still shows that homegrown shadow IT BI applications based on spreadsheets and desktop databases dominate the enterprises. And only somewhere between 20% and 50% of enterprise structured data is being curated and available to enterprise BI tools and applications. The sell side of the market is a different story.

How Big Data is Becoming Smaller Than Small Data


Carol M. Evenson. In E-Commerce, Small Data = Big Data and Vice Versa. Big Data, small data and everyday data: Is there a meaningful difference between these three information carriers nowadays?

Apple’s Leased Data Center Energy Use Quadrupled Since 2012

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation energy use now accounts for nearly one-quarter of Apple’s total data center energy consumption Read More. Apple Cloud Computing Colocation Featured

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How and When to Quantify Information Risk


Risk quantification is not impossible, it’s just misunderstood. Most people think of risk quantification as the practice of assigning a dollar value to information risk, but even ranking different types of risk into an ordinal scale (first, second, third, etc) involve a degree of quantification.

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

David Linthicum

It’s been nearly 20 years since I wrote the book “ Enterprise Application Integration ,” yet after all that time data integration remains an afterthought when it comes to cloud deployments. I guess that’s par for the course, since security, governance, monitoring, and other core services are often afterthoughts as well. When moving to the cloud, enterprises focus on the move itself, rather than on what they need after they get there. Although this may be a common plan, it’s not a best practice.

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Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

IT Pros Rock!

In this episode, we’ll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations.

Google Next 2017 Review: Google Cloud Is A Serious Contender In the Public Cloud Space

Forrester IT

With Nigel Fenwick and Glenn O'Donnell. In the past few years, Google has made concerted efforts to target the enterprise cloud computing space.

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Learn The Latest On All Things Data At The 25 April 2017 Cloudera Government Forum


Bob Gourley. In the world of data somethings are totally consistent and some are incredibly dynamic. One timeless consistency is that organizations have always sought to optimize the use of data for their mission. That has always been true and all indications are it always will be.

Google Invests in Submarine Cable to Speed Up Its Cloud in Asia Pacific

Data Center Knowledge

Indigo cable will connect Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia Read More. Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Google

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Corporate IT: Time to Start Building Your Leadership Team for 2020


As IT teams grapple with the digitization of their companies and industries, they must also – and as a result – help transform their company’s strategy and outlook on digitization , and the entire IT operating model to boot.

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AWS is moving beyond IaaS and PaaS

David Linthicum

Last week, Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center service. The objective is to provide enterprises with an easier-to-use and faster-to-deploy call center system. But there’s deeper meaning to Amazon Connect than simply a new service from AWS.

Does A CIO Run A Democracy?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Should a CIO allow workers to vote? Image Credit: Amy Woodward. Ah, the burdens of leadership rest heavily on your shoulders. As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to collect all of the available data, process it, and then make the best decisions that you can.

DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

Forrester IT

Delivering exceptional customer experiences and product for your business take speed and flexibility. More than ever before, speed and flexibility are required from every part of your organization, business and IT alike. DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but also drive innovation and enforces quality. One example is ING.

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Big Data Can Be Used for More Than Just Targeting A Customer Base


Brigg Patten. Big data has almost always been primarily used to target clients using tailored products, targeted advertising. This has skewed the use of big data that often everyone simply assumes big data is for targeting the customer base. However, there are many other uses for big data in a firm that may or may not be directly related to customer welfare or marketing purposes. The utilization of data depends on the nature and type of data collected and how well it’s stored and curated.

How Reno Became a Data Center Hub: a Timeline

Data Center Knowledge

Nevada’s second gambling capital is growing as a cloud nerve center Read More. Data Center Strategies Featured Site Selection

Corporate IT: Fusion Teams are the Future


Google spent four years and millions of dollars attempting to create the perfect team , and while the scale of Google’s investment may be unique, their focus certainly isn’t. CIOs around the world report that the way they want to build and reorganize teams is undergoing fundamental change.

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You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

David Linthicum

How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]. A few core attributes include the following: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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S.J.Res.34 and what this really means for your Internet privacy

Doctor Chaos

On April 3rd, 2017 President Trump signed into law S.J.Res.34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (see: [link] The Internet, news agencies, […]. Cyber InfoSec FedTech government GovTech privacy

Demise of OpenStack Innovation Center does not mean demise of OpenStack

Forrester IT

The ever-dependable Barb Darrow at Fortune reported late last week that the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) is to shut down. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth, and portents of doom. But this may not be quite so bad as it appears, because the OpenStack Innovation Center isn't nearly so critical to the open source cloud computing project as its name might imply. Before I joined Forrester I used to post a short thought (almost) every day, commenting on some piece of news that caught my interest.