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History Is Made By Samsung: Knox Platform Enables First Consumer Mobile Device To Be Validated and Approved For U.S. Gov Classified Use


For those of us who work in and around the enterprise security domain something unique has just happened. The U.S. Government has just approved a commercial consumer device, the Samsung Galaxy family of devices, for classified info. This means government organizations can establish new, smarter, more scalable mechanisms to get classified information to mobile users.

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It's pointless to define cloud computing

David Linthicum

The International Standards Organization (ISO) has released two new standards for cloud computing in an attempt to put some order around the loose terminology in cloud computing. If you think you’ve seen this movie before, you’re right. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) did much the same a few years back, with a final version released in September 2011.

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Drowning in Data, Starved for Information

Eric D. Brown

In his 1982 book Megatrends, John Naisbitt wrote “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” ” While written over 30 years ago, that line is as very true today…but I might change it a bit to match the current state of affairs.

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End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

In prior articles, we've discussed Azure Automation , Azure VM Agent extensions and PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) as individual tools and approaches for automated workload provisioning.

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?

Sign Up For ThreatBrief: Daily context on cyber threats to enterprise mission needs


There are threats to your business and mission needs. Tracking them can give you insights that drive your decisions. This is the operating thesis behind ThreatBrief , our daily report on business risks (with a focus on cyber risks).

Devops has moved out of the cloud

David Linthicum

Two application development and deployment trends are cloud game-changers: agile methodologies and devops. The vast majority of agile adopters report an improved ability to manage changing priorities; unsurprisingly, they are also ramping up the number of agile implementations in their organizations. Agile is important because it leads to the rise of devops, which provides more focus on continuous development, integration, and deployment.

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More Trending

With Planning, the Cloud brings Agility and Portability

Eric D. Brown

This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. When I speak to organizations about the cloud, I find the majority of them are using the cloud in some form or fashion today.

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LUX: a Real-Time Predictive Analytics Solution


What if you decided to take a holiday in the sun on a luxurious cruise liner only to discover that your shipmate could have Ebola? Determining who may have come in contact with the potential victim is tricky.

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New Book: Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About

The Accidental Successful CIO

Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About. As the CIO of your company, it’s your job to stay on top of all of the different forms of technology that the company uses to accomplish its business goals.

Crosby: Weak Commissioning Poses Risks to Reliability, Safety

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center World: The industry isn''t serious enough about testing performance and safety of new facilities, says Compass CEO Read More. AFCOM Data Center Design Featured Power

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!

The Delivery Gap

Eric D. Brown

A while back I wrote a piece titled The Strategy Disconnect where I wrote: Millions can be spent on the ‘perfect’ strategy, but if that strategy isn’t understood and accepted by the people within the organization (and its customers), that strategy is worthless.

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Continued Controversy over Smartphone Encryptions


With Edward Snowden’s revelations, the myriad of recent information breaches at large corporations, and the extraordinary level of digitalization in our country, the American public has never placed a higher value on cyber security. This heightened attention has manifested itself in recent actions by Apple and Google that have provided higher levels of encryption for smartphone data. CTOVision covered the story here.

Thriving in a Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security World

Cloud Musings

"The next generation of technology solutions will transform lives, businesses and economies."

Recap: Data Center World Orlando Conference

Data Center Knowledge

Attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida to network and attend sessions with a variety of facilities and data center management topics. Read More. AFCOM Events

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.

What A CIO Needs To Know About Throwing A Proper Retreat

The Accidental Successful CIO

If you are going to throw a retreat, then do it well Image Credit. Every CIO is looking to solve the same puzzle: what do they have to do in order to get the most productivity out of their IT department?

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Sources of cyber intelligence from governments and academia


This post is sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Cyber intelligence is a growing discipline in the cybersecurity community, providing important information for cyber defenders in enterprises large and small. This post reviews key sources of cyber intelligence provided free from governments and academia. Most every enterprise with a mature understanding of the importance of protecting their digital assets has a cyber intelligence program underway.

Vets360 Founder Rick Collins Being Honored at the 'Champions' Leadership Conference

Cloud Musings

Veteran''s 360 and Rick Collins, Founder & Executive Director of Vets 360, Inc., are being honored at this year''s Champions Leadership, and Research Conference™.

Data Integration for the Mobile Age

Data Center Knowledge

Until recently, a single data storage location was sufficient, writes Frank Huerta of TransLattice. However, due to the distributed nature of users today and increasing data location regulations, the traditional method of storing data no longer meets business needs. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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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.

12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

CIO Dashboard

Co-authored with Daniel Eckert. While the Internet of Things (IoT) accounts for approximately 1.9B devices today, it is expected to be over 9B devices by 2018 —roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers and PCs combined.

Private Data Center Trends for 2014 and Beyond


Today’s data centers are being built at the forefront of industry standards. Within the past five years, the way we construct data centers has changed dramatically. David Cappuccio, the Chief of Infrastructure Research at Gartner, told CIO that “Data centers will no longer be constrained by one specific site. Instead, organizations will have multiple sites, connected by high performance networks, with the ability to move workloads to where it’s less risky and more secure for the business.”.

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Why We’re Watching the Bring Your Own App (BYOA) Trend

The Investing Edge

The BYOA movement continues to grow – both in enterprises worldwide and in social media.

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CenturyLink Moves into Switch SUPERNAP in Vegas

Data Center Knowledge

Company to sell services across global portfolio to Switch customers Read More. CenturyLink colocation Las Vegas Switch SuperNAPs

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.

Five Takeaways from Mobile Enterprise Boston

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I attended M|Enterprise Boston, a conference that brought together technologists ahead of the curve in mobile application development, IT executives looking for best practices on mobile device management in large enterprises, and leaders looking to help their business gain a competitive edge by developing differentiating mobile capabilities. My takeaways - Use Hackathons to get. agile software development innovation product management

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Technology News and Hot Topics


Here is some of the technology news we are tracking from across the tech community: Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. Gartner, Inc. NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in … Read more on Forbes. disconnect: Old laws vs. new technology.

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6 Awesome Examples of Business-Ready DaaS


The term “DaaS” is often synonymous with a “raw desktop in the sky”. But that’s a only like getting a new laptop… just an OS and maybe some antivirus. The rest of the set-up and customization is up to you. What lines-of-business really want are “ business-ready desktops “, customized, optimized and supported for a company’s industry and specific use cases. In the past I’ve personally blogged about the value providers reap when creating offers targeting specific markets.

Hurricane Electric Expands IPv6 Network to More Equinix Data Centers in Europe and Asia

Data Center Knowledge

As Internet approaches “true cusp” of widespread IPv6 migration, the company is making preparations Read More. colocation Connectivity Equinix Internet of Things

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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.

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

(This post was originally published by Learning Tree International [link] ) The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted infrastructure services.

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A Computer in a Thumbdrive


Intel has created a Bay Trail Atom PC that is only 1.6 ounces. It is manufactured by Shenzen Apec Electronics and can be purchased on AliExpress for just under $125 (with shipping). The device does not come with OS, but you are able to load Windows, Linux, Android or other OS systems. It’s similar to Google’s Chromecast, at least in the sense that it’s designed to plug into an HDMI port, can be powered via a micro USB port, and connects to the Internet via WiFi.

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Expanding the Cloud – Introducing the AWS EU (Frankfurt) Region

All Things Distributed

Today, Amazon Web Services is expanding its worldwide coverage with the launch of a new AWS region in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Hydro66 Kicks Off Sweden Data Center Construction in Facebook’s Neighborhood

Data Center Knowledge

Provider pitches facility as one with plenty of free cooling and low-cost hydro-electric power Read More. colocation Europe Site Selection

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?