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Top 100 Influencers In Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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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.".

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.

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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.

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?

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

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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.

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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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?

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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?

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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

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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

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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.

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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.

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

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

James Madison University Seeks Professor – Intelligence Analysis Program

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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.

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.

Bill Gates: Quantum Cloud Computing is Coming (Soon)

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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

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.

Full Stack Journey Episode #3: Jonathan Frappier

Scott Lowe

In Episode #3 of the Full Stack Journey podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with none other than Jonathan Frappier. Jonathan blogs at VirtXpert , and is probably quite well-known for his role in wrangling speakers for the vBrownBag podcasts. Jonathan is @jfrappier on Twitter, and uses the same username on GitHub as well. Jonathan’s been in the IT industry for, as he puts it, “somewhere between 16 and 20 years.”

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

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

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.

How Much Is Spotify Paying for Google Cloud?

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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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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Technology Short Take #62

Scott Lowe

Welcome to Technology Short Take #62. Sorry for the long delay since the last TST; some global travel has really thrown my schedule off. In any case, I didn’t want to wait until Friday (the day I normally publish these) so I’m putting this out there sooner. Enjoy! Networking. PowerNSX is pretty cool—it’s a set of PowerShell cmdlets for administrators of VMware NSX running in vSphere environments. Check out Anthony Burke’s introductory post on PowerNSX for more details. Seen this ?

Steps to Developing a Quality Mobile Learning Course

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Brigg Patten. Mobile learning has the potential to revolutionize current training systems. Since its very nature is adaptable and personalized, it can transcend limitations of distance and schedule. The international mobile learning market is showing rapid growth. However, mobile learning is more than just e-learning on a mobile device. A great number of considerations must come into play when designing a quality mobile learning course.

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Nine Perspectives to RE-Imagine IT Outside in & Retool IT Inside Out

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Refocus on IT value proposition as a business enabler, innovation engine, and gamer changer. In today's digital business environment, information is the lifeblood, and technology touches every phase of the business.

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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

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

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

Bright Computing Partners with Alineos

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Katie Kennedy. Bright Computing has announced their partnership with France-based high performance computing (HPC) specialist, Alineos. Alineos has been an HPC pioneer in France since 2000 and supports its customers’ desire to innovate and compete in the fast-paced HPC market. Alineos provides turnkey solutions that integrate the latest technology to offer French enterprises, universities, public sector departments, and research houses scalable, customised, and high-end HPC solutions.

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How to Build a Organization with High Changeability

Future of CIO

An agile organization is one that is open to change and can adapt readily when change is needed.

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Virtualization Management Tips: Optimizing Your Environment

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Most likely, you're using virtualization today. But is it running properly? Do you have efficiency built in? Read More. Virtualization cloud

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?