Sat.Aug 03, 2013 - Fri.Aug 09, 2013

What the cloud will look like in 3 years

David Linthicum

Althoug many people are calling for a cloud revolution in which everyone simultaneously begins the mass migrations of their systems to the cloud, that''s just not going to happen. Instead, the adoption of cloud computing will be largely around the opportunistic use of this technology. read more. Cloud Computing Cloud computing

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How not to make critical decisions

Eric D. Brown

I ran across IBM’s “ How NOT to run a midsize business… ” site and immediately spent some time sifting through the site. You’ve most likely seen the cards from running around the web these days.

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Space Weather and the Data Center: The Risk from Solar Storms

Data Center Knowledge

Solar flares are a potential threat to critical infrastructure, according to NASA scientists. who say the sun''s vast magnetic field is about to flip, an event that creates an elevated risk of solar activity and "space weather." One concern for data center providers is the potential for solar.

Emerging markets professionals are at the vanguard of the future of professional work

Trends in the Living Networks

A very interesting global survey title The Professional Revolution has just been released by Thomson Reuters (Disclosure: I long ago worked for its predecessor Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets).

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

The cloud's next big federal spying threat

David Linthicum

According to Cnet security reporter Declan McCullogh, the FBI is pressuring telecom carriers (such as AT&T and Verizon) to install "port reader" software that would allow the agency to intercept and analyze entire communication streams in real time. Carriers seem to be resisting, but the FBI claims it has the right to do this under the Patriot Act. read more. Cloud Computing Security Internet Privacy Cloud computing

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Cloud and Mobile – Enabling the Small Business

Eric D. Brown

I just finished reading an article written by John Mason titled When Small Businesses Use Cloud and Mobile to Go Global ” over on IBM’s Smarter Planet Blog. The article is a very good one and worth the jump to read… just remember to come back here and finish up with my post.

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The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Thought Leadership Forum on The Virtual University , which examined the future of business education.

Advance Notification Service for August 2013 Security Bulletin Release

IT Pros Rock!

Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange. As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Building Modern Web Applications


I gave this presentation to a packed house at DevCon5 in NYC July 24th. DevCon5 is a web developers conference and this year it focused on HTML5. This was one of the hardest presentations I’ve worked on for the simple fact that the audience had name recognition, but not familiarity with the database industry. Typically I’ve leaned on the fact that most participants were familiar with at least one database prior to my presentation, I had no such luxury here.

How A Switch Failure in Utah Took Out Four Big Hosting Providers

Data Center Knowledge

Continued rollup and consolidation in the mass market hosting world, as well as the rise of cloud, means outages at a data center can act as single points of failure for multiple services. colocation Hosting

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

CIOs Need To Stop Their Teams From Writing Bad Code

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIO have to make sure that only good codes comes out of their IT department Image Credit. A big change is starting to happen in the world of IT. Just a few years ago, IT shops everywhere were busy trying to outsource just about every task that they could put their hands on.

Step-by-Step: Using PowerShell to Add Servers to Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

IT Pros Rock!

When I’m speaking with IT Pros about the great multi-server management enhancements in Windows Server 2012 , I’m frequently asked about ways in which servers can be programmatically added to the new Server Manager tool.

Building Modern Web Applications


I gave this presentation to a packed house at DevCon5 in NYC July 24th. DevCon5 is a web developers conference and this year it focused on HTML5. This was one of the hardest presentations I’ve worked on for the simple fact that the audience had name recognition, but not familiarity with the database industry. Typically I’ve leaned on the fact that most participants were familiar with at least one database prior to my presentation, I had no such luxury here.

Crossbar Emerges From Stealth, Packing 1TB Into a Single Chip

Data Center Knowledge

Start-up company Crossbar came out of stealth mode Monday with an announcement that it has created a new category of memory that is capable of storing 1TB of data on a single chip. Storage crossbar memory

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media including 8 shock-and-awe statistics

Trends in the Living Networks

Tomorrow I am giving the closing keynote at Oracle Cloud Day Auckland on The Power of Social Media. Below are my keynote slides. The usual disclaimer applies: the slides are designed to accompany my keynote, not to be viewed as stand-alone slides, but may still be of some interest to those who have not attended my presentation. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn.

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Links for August 4 2013

Eric D. Brown

CIOs need to learn to become enablers rather than gatekeepers — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : CIO bashing has become popular sport, but in reality companies are now finding an edge by focusing less on cost-cutting and more on how IT can help enable better functionality and innovation. Jim’s Notebook: Measuring What Matters.

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The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it… Given that Apple’s blockbuster introduction of the iPhone six years ago effectively created the smartphone market, it’s astonishing that Android today reigns supreme. Within the U.S.,

How Surveillance Impacts the Cloud and the Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

How widespread is government surveillance of data stored in the cloud? What about commercial profiling? Bill Kleyman looks at what we know about surveillance of cloud computing providers, as well as what we don''t know and can''t know. Featured

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?

Why You Should Consider VMware As A Serious (Future) Storage Vendor

Chuck's Blog - EMC

We can be a tight-knit group in the storage world. Everyone knows who the relevant vendors are, what they do, and how they stack up: NetApp, EMC, HDS, HP, Dell, IBM and so on.

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Cloud Services Brokerage Lessons From Alex Rodriguez, Baseball's Trade Deadline

Cloud Musings

( A guest post from Ray Holloman, NJVC Corporate Communications ). Two stories sat atop baseball''s marquee in the final days of July. The first was the non-waiver trade deadline, baseball’s annual. pros-for-prospects surge staffing.

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OpenStack Powered by VMware vSphere Demo

Virtualized Greek

An earlier post I theorized that VMware was looking to basically rebrand OpenStack as just another VMware tool or add-on. I don’t really believe OpenStack competes directly with vCloud and especially vSphere as OpenStack doesn’t offer its own official hypervisor.

Top 5 Data Center Stories for August 3rd

Data Center Knowledge

The Week in Review: QTS mulls an IPO, Internap to migrate out of 111 8th Avenue, ProfitBricks slashes cloud pricing, cloud exchanges will bring commoditization and its benefits, Uptime founder Ken Brill passes away. Featured

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Going To VMworld? Interested in Software-Defined Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMworld is right around the corner, and I know many of you are going -- or at least *wish* you were going!      VMworld has evolved into one of the premier industry events for us infrastructure types -- great content, great crowd -- and great conversations!

Powershell: Application Uninstall Script

Mick's IT Blog

This script will uninstall an application with just the partial description that is listed in Add/Remove programs. It searches the product list and then grabs the GUID to use in the MSI uninstallation. At current, it will only uninstall apps that use an MSI installer. I am going to be updating this script to be able to use executables also. Function UninstallOldApplication($Description) {. Declare Local Memory. Set-Variable -Name AppName -Scope Local -Force.

Tech Talk Episode 22 – vOpenStack?

Virtualized Greek

Talking a little vOpenStack. That’s right you heard me vOpenStack is what I’m hoping to see from VMware at VMworld. Cloud Computing TechTalks Virtualization OpenStack VMWare vmworld

Cloud Enablers: IBM Launches New Flex Systems

Data Center Knowledge

IBM launched major additions to its Flex System portfolio, hoping to enable businesses to build bigger clouds in smaller data centers. Cloud Computing IBM flex system

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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.

Which IT Best Practices Do You Take at the Time of Uncertainty

Future of CIO

Think inside the box - what can you do in the short term; shape the new box of thinking - what can you do in the long term.

BYOD Basics: Enabling iOS Devices in the Workplace Via System.



One device to rule them all?

A Screw's Loose

I’ve had the same conversation a number of times over the last few weeks. Business groups or even IT groups that have set a goal to move all of their users to one device within the next year and a half. You can’t blame them really. As tablets have started to overtake PC/Laptop sales, most [.].

IBM, Google Team on OpenPOWER Consortium

Data Center Knowledge

In a bid to reinvigorate its POWER processor architecture, IBM this week announced a new development alliance called the OpenPOWER Consortium, with Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan as initial members. Featured mellanox nvidia Power tyan

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.