Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

Your top 5 cloud priorities for the rest of 2015

David Linthicum

Wow -- the year is almost half gone, so it's time for many enterprises to look at how to spend their remaining cloud budget. Alternatively, they can decide what items should be on the to-do list before the end of the year approaches. Here are five points to consider, if you haven't done so already: [ InfoWorld's guide to Docker. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. Create a container strategy. Containers like Docker's are coming on strong.

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Compass Piloting Wearable Technology In The Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The futuristic pilot project combines mobile and wearable technology for smooth data center operation Read More. Compass Datacenters Featured Internet of Things

SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security

Cloud Musings

Carmen Krueger, SAP NS2 SVP & GM While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence.

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Cybersecurity Standards and Your Enterprise

CTOvision

As we have noted in the past, “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from” teaches Andrew S. Tanebaum in his classic text on Computer Networks. This adage is especially true when it comes to cybersecurity.

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.

The serious side of the cloud playground

David Linthicum

Most innovative enterprises are doing cloud computing, and most of those have ongoing prototypes and proofs of concepts. This means they have both money and people set aside to play with emerging cloud technology and find out firsthand what is possible. You should, too. Cloud computing shares resources never shared before, creating new risks and demanding new security practices. Learn those new security measures from Cloud Security Digital Spotlight PDF special report.

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What Digital Realty’s New CIO is Up To

Data Center Knowledge

In today’s world, using technology to maximize business value means first and foremost utilizing data Read More. colocation Digital Realty Featured

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Review Lessons Learned in Big Data 21 May: SAS and Apache Hadoop Architecture Review

CTOvision

SAS and Hadoop work together in ways supportive to enterprise missions. Analysts are able to leverage comprehensive enterprise data stores by use of familiar interfaces and methods and with the well engineered SAS and Hadoop architecture can dramatically improve their results for mission.

Packing My Bags For Prague and Dimension Data #Perspectives2015

Cloud Musings

Prague is a beautiful city! My last time was in June 2010 when Jeremy Geelan invited me to speak at CloudExpo Europe (see my blog post and video from that trip at " CloudExpo Europe 2010: Not Your Father's Prague ").

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To Be Successful, CIOs Need To Implement Simplicity

The Accidental Successful CIO

Complexity Is Something That IT Can Do Without Image Credit: nerovivo. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see something that looks complicated, I am impressed.

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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.

Microsoft Invests In Several Submarine Cables In Support Of Cloud Services

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft is investing in several submarine cables to better connect its data centers and boost its cloud services connectivity worldwide. Read More. Connectivity Microsoft

New ISACA Guide Explores Turbulent Cybersecurity Environment For Industrial Control Systems

CTOvision

ISACA, a global professional association serving 140,000 professionals, has published a new guide about the current cybersecurity threat for industrial control systems (ICS).

33 Bad Behaviors of Agile Developers and IT Operations

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recently published 20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Product Owners and decided not to leave this subject one sided. In trying to improve the organizational culture and more specifically, the culture in IT, the CIO and IT leadership must consider, review, and improve on its own behaviors. So this week I'm itemizing some of the bad behaviors in IT. Like my previous most, I haven't seen these. agile software development cio DevOps it management organizational change software development

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Be future ready: Selling to millennials and a marketplace of one

Cloud Musings

There is almost a deafening discussion going on about the self-centeredness of today’s young adults. Weather you call them Generation Y, millennials or twenty-somethings, the general refrain seems to be a perception that the entire lot of them only care about themselves. Patricia Greenfield of the University of California in Los Angeles actually used the Google Ngram Viewer to study this perception.

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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.

How Cloud is Getting Security Right

Data Center Knowledge

We take a look at the modern cloud architecture and have to understand the underlying security that supports it. The good news is that cloud security has become a lot better. Now, find out where cloud is getting security right and how you benefit. Read More. Cloud Computing Security cloud security

Haystax: A new kind of analytics and cybersecurity company

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum. Haystax is a new kind of analytics and cybersecurity company.

Why It’s Time for an Integration Revolution

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Glen Hobbs. Today’s enterprises are distributed ecosystems. Employees, customers, partners and suppliers with different processes and systems need to connect. But the proliferation of endpoints (apps, systems, processes, data, mobile devices, etc.)

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Packing My Bags For Prague and Dimension Data #Perspectives2015

Cloud Musings

Prague is a beautiful city! My last time was in June 2010 when Jeremy Geelan invited me to speak at CloudExpo Europe (see my blog post and video from that trip at " CloudExpo Europe 2010: Not Your Father's Prague ").

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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.

Virtualization – A Look to the Future

Data Center Knowledge

The data center industry has moved way beyond simple server virtualization, and is exploring new avenues to make virtualization an even more powerful platform. Let’s take a look at some of these newer approaches to virtualization. Read More. Featured Virtualization cloud

Mesosphere: Organizing the machines in your datacenter as if they are one large computer

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum. We are excited to introduce Mesosphere to the DC technology ecosystem.

Enterprise Field Mobility with SEE Forge and Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

James McDonough, CEO & Co-Founder of SEE Forge , joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss the various service offerings SEE Forge can help your organization implement. Tune in and learn how your business can eliminate paperwork and easily manage data that is collected any time, any where, and on any device. [ 1:02 ] Can you tell us a bit about the solution that SEE Forge delivers? [

SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security

Cloud Musings

Carmen Krueger, SAP NS2 SVP & GM While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence.

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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.

Maximizing Insight From Your Monitoring

Data Center Knowledge

Simply put, monitoring systems work by asking certain questions of devices in your network to determine how much or how little they are being utilized. While polling works wonders, it's important to communicate what you want monitored at at what invervals to your software vendor. Read More.

Firemon: The Proactive Security Intelligence Platform

CTOvision

This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio's 30 April Synergy Forum. Firemon has been a leader in security management technology for over a decade. Their security manager 8.0

Step-By-Step: Running A Windows 10 VM on Mac via Oracle VirtualBox

CanITPro

Not two years ago, Mac users and PC users were at odds when Mac users would attend Microsoft events. How times have changed. At the recent Build and Ignite events, attendees touting Mac notebooks reveled in the numerous announcements brought before them.( read more ).

Be future ready: Selling to millennials and a marketplace of one

Cloud Musings

There is almost a deafening discussion going on about the self-centeredness of today’s young adults. Weather you call them Generation Y, millennials or twenty-somethings, the general refrain seems to be a perception that the entire lot of them only care about themselves.

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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.