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Why data in the cloud changes everything

David Linthicum

In my conversations this week as a moderator at the Structure Data conference, it was clear that some companies are stretching the boundaries of using data in the cloud. But what patterns are emerging in the use of data in the cloud? Read the InfoWorld reviews: " Amazon eases developers into IoT " and " Azure brings IoT to.Net developers." | Stay up on cloud happenings with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. First, we've only starting to see the value of data.

Facebook Data Centers: Huge Scale at Low Power Density

Data Center Knowledge

Assisted by progress in networking technology, extreme disaggregation has enabled unprecedented efficiency gains for the social network Read More. Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power

Get the basics first, then go big

Eric D. Brown

I’m not a basketball fan so I wouldn’t normally have caught a great quote from the Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after a recent loss.

Top 100 Influencers In Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


Katie Kennedy. Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. It has been a field of growing interest since 1955 when John McCarthy first coined the term, defining it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.".

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.

Cisco's CliQr cloud purchase is bad news for enterprises

David Linthicum

In another example of consolidation in the cloud market, Cisco Systems intends to buy cloud-management platform provider CliQr Technologies for $260 million. That's not good news for IT shops pursuing a multicloud strategy. Cloud-orchestration tools like CliQr's are important for enterprise admins to deploy and manage applications across the gamut of bare-metal, virtualized, and container-based environments.

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Foto Friday – Door at Mission San Jose

Eric D. Brown

This is another door at Mission San Jose in San Antonio. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 12-24. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.


Arizona Technology Council Holds Cybersecurity Summit 5 May 2016: Roger Hockenberry Keynotes


Katie Kennedy. You can take steps to reduce your digital risk and enhance security. Learning lessons and networking with other professionals is critical to doing just that.

Finding a Framework for Hybrid Cloud Risk Management

Cloud Musings

(Sponsored by IBM. Originally published on Point B and Beyond ) Hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming essential to today’s information technology processes. This is why hybrid cloud risk management has become the keystone to many modern corporate strategies.

Will Hybrid Cloud Vanish Into Thin Air? Data Center Execs Weigh In

Data Center Knowledge

Will the hybrid cloud fade away over time as enterprise customers continue to migrate existing workloads and launch new applications specifically designed for the public cloud? Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured

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.

CIOs Are Discovering That Containers Might Be The Right Way To Ship Code

The Accidental Successful CIO

Containers just might change how we package our software Image Credit: Sandor Volenszki. As the person with the CIO job, you’ve generally got a lot on your mind.

Can Retail Analytics Help Win The Shopping Basket Battle?


Sanjeev Sularia. Supermarkets are vying to win over shoppers as the supermarket war escalates with the arrival of cut price alternatives in the US, that have already gobbled up market share from the big brand players in Europe. Intelligence Node’s Sanjeev Sularia warns that supermarkets will need to use big data to gain a deeper understanding of shopping patterns to stave off the competition.

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"Vader, release him" - Do Your Executive Meetings Resemble This Classic Star Wars Scene?

Social, Agile and Transformation

How Juniper IT Went from 18 Data Centers to One

Data Center Knowledge

Mainly because it is a technology company, going all-in with cloud was not something Juniper Networks’ IT leaders had to sell to the board. It was almost the other way around. “It It was a fundamental understanding,” Juniper CIO, Bob Worrall, said about the decision several years ago to shut. Cloud Computing Consolidation Data Center Strategies Data Center World Enterprise Executive

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.

Bloomberg Terminal Outage Creates CIO Headache

The Accidental Successful CIO

A Bloomberg Terminal outage can be very expensive indeed Image Credit: E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

#AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – The Basics, Explained, With Links To Original Documents


Bob Gourley. This post provides an update on the ongoing battle between Apple and the U.S. government regarding Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, recovered by police after the horrific massacre in San Bernadino on December 2, 2015.

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon Web Services

All Things Distributed

The epoch of AWS is the launch of Amazon S3 on March 14, 2006, now almost 10 years ago.

Bill Gates: Quantum Cloud Computing is Coming (Soon)

Data Center Knowledge

In Reddit AMA, Microsoft founder says it isn’t clear when quantum cloud will work or become mainstream, but he does think it will happen in the next decade Read More. Shared

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.

The CIO’s Digital Agenda: Transform IT from a Cost Center to a Value Creator

Future of CIO

Too often, IT is driving by a look at rear mirror only, not pay enough attention to the front window. IT Management is a strange animal, in that the capabilities are there, the data is there - but the motivations are often confused.

James Madison University Seeks Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program


Bob Gourley. James Madison University is looking for an experienced professional to help serve and mentor the next generation of advanced intelligence analysts and has provided us with the job description below. Please look it over and share it with others that may have an interest: Assistant / Associate Professor - Intelligence Analysis Program. Institution: James Madison University. Location: Harrisonburg, VA. Category: Faculty - Science - Computer Science. Posted: 03/03/2016. Type: Full Time.

10 do's and don'ts for securing your Android device

10 Things

Afraid being mobile means being insecure? These Android security measures will give you some peace of mind

How Much Is Spotify Paying for Google Cloud?

Data Center Knowledge

Server management expert says it could be about $290K per month just for one of numerous services Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Google

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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.

Boomers, X, Y, and Z Generations

Future of CIO

All generations need to realize they can learn from each other, to run a successful business and an advanced society.

Amazing List Of Government and Industry Thought Leaders Gathering At Cloudera Federal Forum 15 March 2016


Bob Gourley. The 5th Annual Cloudera Federal Forum will be held 15 March 2016. For more and to register see: [link].

Step-By-Step: Configuring Group Call Pickup in Skype for Business


This feature allows a user to take a call ringing on a phone of an employee by dialing a call pickup group number. This functionality is based on the application of call park. The functionality of Group Call Pickup is not supported for the following.( read more ). Guest Bloggers Step-By-Step Skype for business skype Microsoft MVP how-to

Is Your Data Center Protected from Drones?

Data Center Knowledge

Are you using drones yourself to improve data center security? Read More. Data Center World Security

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.