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Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Automation, Robotics, and AI can Impact Government Service

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By Bob Gourley. This is the third installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. Previous posts discussed future tech scenarios around the year 2030 and context on government services in the future.

Microsoft and Salesforce.com are buddies? Get nervous

David Linthicum

Microsoft and its new SaaS pal, Salesforce.com, announced a surprise partnership around Office 365. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Microsoft Azure Microsoft Office 365 Salesforce.com Cloud Computing

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What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data?

Eric D. Brown

I’m often asked the following question: What is the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data? Before getting into my approach to answering that question, let’s be clear on what we’re talking about.

Survey: Industry Average Data Center PUE Stays Nearly Flat Over Four Years

Data Center Knowledge

Recent Uptime Institute study finds that while most companies measure PUE, there is little overall improvement in efficiency. Read More. Energy Efficiency Guide Enterprise Featured Management

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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?

Pentaho Continues To Innovate: Data Science Pack Operationalizes Use of R and Weka

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By Bob Gourley. SAN JOSE, Calif. , June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Hadoop Summit – According to the O’Reilly Data Scientist Salary Survey , R is the most-used tool for data scientists, while Weka is a widely used and popular open source collection of machine learning algorithms.

The cloud and big data are no threat to data warehouses

David Linthicum

I''m often told that the use of big data systems will kill the now very old world of data warehousing. It''s hugely expensive to build data warehouses. Consider the cost of the technology, including very pricey hardware and software. The minimum buy-in is well over $1 million -- and I''m being kind with that number. read more. Big Data Cloud Computing Data Center Data Management Big Data DBMS Cloud Computing

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Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in Data Center Innovation

Data Center Knowledge

Google isn''t the first company to use artificial intelligence to fine-tune its server infrastructure. Its work is the latest in a series of initiatives to create an electronic "data center brain" that can analyze IT infrastructure. Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Featured Management

Continuous Monitoring – Part 2

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By George Romas. I previously wrote about the various “functional areas” of continuous monitoring.

The cloud and big data are no threat to data warehouses

David Linthicum

I''m often told that the use of big data systems will kill the now very old world of data warehousing. It''s hugely expensive to build data warehouses. Consider the cost of the technology, including very pricey hardware and software. The minimum buy-in is well over $1 million -- and I''m being kind with that number. Enter big data on cloud platforms. Now you can access other people''s hardware to build massive data-storage systems.

The Universe of The Chief Information Officer

A CIO's Voice

Filed under: C-Level Executives , CIO , CIO/CTO , IT Process , Management Tagged: Alignment , CEO , CFO , Chief Information Officer , CIO , CIO Leader , CMO , COO , corporate innovation , culture , executive , leader , Management.

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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!

Facebook Testing Broadcom’s Open Compute Switches in Production

Data Center Knowledge

The company can now run its own network operating system and use its own SDN controller on Open Compute switches by the likes of Broadcom, Mellanox or Big Switch to optimize data delivery. Read More. Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Technology

Good Technology Acquires Fixmo Security Business

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By Bob Gourley. Editor’s note: As I have previously mentioned, I’m very proud to be an advisor to Fixmo. They have a great portfolio of technologies needed by enterprises today and are helping make mobile workforces more secure, agile and productive.

Microsoft and Salesforce.com are buddies? Get nervous

David Linthicum

Microsoft and its new SaaS pal, Salesforce.com, announced a surprise partnership around Office 365. My first reaction: This relationship gives me the heebie-jeebies. I decided to explore why. What bothers me is that Salesforce.com has always made "no software" its rallying cry. But guess what Microsoft sells? Moreover, Salesforce.com always took jabs at Microsoft''s focus on enterprise software.

Questions About The Cloud That Every CIO Should Be Asking

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everyone likes clouds, but what questions should you be asking about them? Image Credit. I like clouds, you like clouds, everyone likes clouds. CIOs everywhere are getting inundated with cloud requests , cloud proposals, and cloud projects.

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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.

Microsoft Calls on U.S. to Address ‘Technology Trust Deficit’

Data Center Knowledge

The company’s general counsel lays out demands for electronic surveillance reform, including assurance that NSA will not hack its data centers. Read More. Microsoft Regulation Security

Analytics 2014: Insights For Mission Impact

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By Bob Gourley. We are partnering with the highly regarded community-focused United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to coordinate this event. If you are an analyst please join us, we are looking for people with lessons to share and a desire to find new approaches to big problems.

Five Tips on How To Manage Disruptive Projects in an Agile Organization without going Crazy!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Don''t Panic, Posted by J Linwood. Agile teams are best organized when team responsibilities are clearly defined and separated from other teams, when business deliverables can be accomplished with a minimal number of teams, and when there is clear process to handle the communication and dependency between teams. Anyone who has led or participated in an agile organization knows that the easiest. agile planning cio it management project management

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Why Creativity is Essential to Data

The Investing Edge

There’s a common misconception that engineers and data scientists are “number crunchers,” and are not creative. They use the left side of their brains, as the popular opinion goes, to present stodgy, black-and-white data, trends, ideas, etc. The “creatives” reside on the other side of the company, immersed in the innovative and artistic work – design, music, advertising, PR, etc. The reality, however, is that data requires equal parts number-crunching and creativity.

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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.

Microsoft Azure Cloud’s Brazil South Region Goes Live

Data Center Knowledge

Region enters general availability as Microsoft and many others race to capture share of the rapidly growing emerging market. Read More. Cloud Computing Microsoft

Reset the Net Campaign

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By ShannonPerry. Fight for the Future , a nonprofit that advocates for digital rights and Internet freedom, is spearheading an anti- National Security Agency protest on June 5 th to Reset the Net.

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Links for June 1 2014

Eric D. Brown

On Being Present And Engaged. Quote : Catching peoples’ time, capturing their attention is a huge challenge for all of us. When we finally do, we need to make sure we are totally present and engaged. If we aren’t it’s a huge missed opportunity, it’s a waste of time on everyone’s part, and getting that next conversation becomes even more difficult. A Digital World Calls for Counterintuitive CIOs. Quote : So what’s a CIO to do in a counterintuitive world increasingly driven by software?

Rewards, Prizes and Certification: Add Hyper-V to your Existing VMware / Virtualization Skills with Early Experts

IT Pros Rock!

Microsoft Early Experts is a free, online study group for virtualization professionals who want to extend their Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure knowledge with official Microsoft certifications.

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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.

Many Agencies Expected to Blow Federal Cloud Security Compliance Deadline

Data Center Knowledge

As FedRAMP-compliance deadline comes, Amazon retains its government IaaS lead, but VMware’s certification is in the pipeline. Read More. Featured Government Security

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Cloudera Strengthens Hadoop Security with Acquisition of Gazzang: Builds on additional community efforts to deliver end-to-end security offering

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By Bob Gourley. One thing I really love about being in the technology field is watching things get done that just a short while ago seemed impossible. I felt that way again when reading the press release below. In the early days of production systems built around Apache Hadoop, security was only possible by limiting access to your cluster. Later, more and more security related capabilities were added, including better access control, authentication, auditing, and data provenance.

Of Software-Defined Storage and HCLs

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I felt I owed everyone a post about an illustrative incident that happened over the last few days.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. WATCH: What is "DevOps" and Why Is It Important to IT Pros? by Jessica Devita & Gene Kim. Be sure to catch all the prior articles in this series, too! They're all linked in the series index in this article. Have you heard about DevOps?

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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.

Huawei’s Cloud Connect Seeks to Link Multiple Clouds, Integrate Physical and Virtual

Data Center Knowledge

Launches switches and controller software for connecting to a variety of cloud architectures and for automatic network configuration. Read More. Cloud Computing Networking Technology

Mobility in DoD – Let’s get this SHOW ON THE ROAD!

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By ChrisScott. Ever since I discovered that I could be productive AWAY from my desk, I have been addicted to mobility! I guess you probably are too. And, we take it completely for granted! I can solve 90% of my work requirements directly from my incredibly smart smart-phone! But when I hang out with my military colleagues, I have to be patient. It’s easy to forget how far behind DoD is in providing their workforce with a mobile capability.

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Cloud Environment Can Enable Fast, Secure Collaboration among Industries, Nations

Cloud Musings

NCOIC’s Kevin Jackson to present new process for creating interoperability via a cyber-secure multi-cloud environment at cloud computing conferences in the U.S. and China WASHINGTON—June 4, 2014 —Cyber-secure cloud computing can help both businesses and governments improve their ability to collaborate with non-traditional partners so they can quickly and cost-effectively tackle complex problems.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. Monitoring, Measuring and Learning for Continuous Improvement by Jeff Fattic. Be sure to catch all the prior articles in this series, too! They're all linked in the series index in this article. Have you heard about DevOps?

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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?