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Applying the Laws of Science to the Internet of Things and Healthcare IT


Today, “Internet of Things” (IoT) is shouted at every corner, both in the business and private spheres. Even though this notion is going viral and touches upon all sectors of our lives, it actually has no clear definition.

3 key changes you must make to succeed in the cloud

David Linthicum

In case you haven’t noticed, enterprises are moving to cloud platforms at an accelerated rate. A few years ago, we were dipping our toes in. Now, many enterprises have pushed dozens of applications and data stores to the cloud -- mostly public, but some private. With the migration under way, we’re learning new lessons. Here are the top three. From Amazon to Windows Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you.

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Evangelism is NOT Sales


I recently had a discussion with a CFO of a technology company. We were meeting because he is trying to better understand the role technical evangelism could play within his company. Ten minutes into our conversation he said, “so evangelism is pretty much rogue sales” Internally I cringed. I politely corrected him that the two could not be further apart. Allow me to be a bit philosophical or rather, etymological here. Evangelism is an apt title for what it does.

Gartner Names Schneider, Emerson, CA, Nlyte DCIM Leaders

Data Center Knowledge

In its first stab at the DCIM market, Gartner includes 17 vendors in Magic Quadrant for DCIM Read More. Management


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?

FedCyber is Coming: 5 Nov in Tysons Corner


FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. FedCyber will be held on 5 Nov 2014 at the Tysons Corner Marriott.

With Ellison's exit, Oracle can finally do the cloud right

David Linthicum

Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of Oracle. The news rocked the industry last week. When I heard, I was sitting in a meeting and thought to myself: This is where I was when Larry Ellison resigned. Don’t cry for Ellison; he’s stepping up and over to become executive chairman and CTO. The new co-CEOs, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, had been co-presidents reporting to Ellison. Now they report directly to the Oracle board, which Ellison oversees. That’s just weird.

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Improving Electrical Efficiency in Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Continuous monitoring of your data center efficiency is essential if you want to reduce your power cost, writes David Wright of Reducing electrical consumption will allow your data center to be more sustainable and increase ROI. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Greater Smartphone Protections are Forthcoming


While Apple has made many headlines this month for the release of its new generation of the iPhone, this week the company has caused quite a stir with its latest announcement regarding its desire to enhance the encryption that protects its smartphones.

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5 Ways CIOs Can Make Innovation Happen In Their IT Departments

The Accidental Successful CIO

Innovation will only happen if the CIO knows how to grow it Image Credit. “More innovation, please!” ” This is what CIOs have been hearing on a daily basis for the past few years.

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"Connect 2 Connect" on Cloud Computing in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania

Cloud Musings

GovCloud Network is proud to be partnering with TechEquity and Extensia in presenting: This event is a partnership with the Ministry of Communications Science and Technology and the Tanzania National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) and is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 30th September to 1st October 2014.

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!

Report: Google to Build 120 MW Data Center in Netherlands

Data Center Knowledge

Google has operated a TCN-owned data center in Eemshaven for the past eight years and is now planning on building its own Read More. Amsterdam Google

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Finding And Winning The Right Opportunities in DoD


As I walk around the exhibit halls of DoD Conferences, I try to stop at every booth, no matter how briefly. In the short time I am there, I want to understand what that company does and how they think their capability can support DoD.

On Being A Mentor … And Being Mentored

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Navigating a typical career isn’t easy.    Your interests aren’t always aligned with everyone else’s: your employer, your manager, your co-workers, etc.   Give in to external pressure, and you can end up miserable before long. 

5 Realities about Agile Cost Savings

CIO Dashboard

Guest blog by Ricky Raisinghani and Catherine Wright. Agile is a widely accepted software development methodology that enables organizations to gain a better understanding of their packaged or custom software projects and reduce the overall risk of software development.

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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.

Web caching: Facebook’s Problem of a Thousand Servers

Data Center Knowledge

Company open sources another tool that makes the site fast and resilient Read More. Blades Facebook Featured

WoRDS Center Workflow Hackathon 4 Nov in San Diego


Registration : $395. An educational discounted rate is available to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and university staff for $250. Enter educational discount code “EDU” along with your academic organization, title and email when registering.)

Tips on Migrating A Hyper-V Cluster


Microsoft did a brilliant job in creating a procedure to upgrade Hyper-V Clusters from 2012 to 2012 R2. During this simple migration, not a single virtual machine experienced downtime nor did any user notice any performance degradation. The following.( read more ).

5 Realities about Agile Cost Savings

CIO Dashboard

Guest blog by Ricky Raisinghani and Catherine Wright. Agile is a widely accepted software development methodology that enables organizations to gain a better understanding of their packaged or custom software projects and reduce the overall risk of software development.

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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.

Digital Realty Launches Dublin Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

No tenant secured yet for first phase of Profile Park campus Read More. Digital Realty Dublin Europe

Customer Experience Management (CEM) Objectives Look To Smart Process Applications To Succeed


John Mancini is an author, speaker and respected leader of the AIIM global community of information professionals.

Step-By-Step: Create a File Share in Azure


Hello Folks, Last week I wrote about using Microsoft Azure to create an offsite copy of a fileset in Azure. Well it got me thinking that we had not looked at all the storage options in Azure. I suggest looking at following MVA modules as primer for storage.( read more ).

On Being A Mentor … And Being Mentored

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Navigating a typical career isn’t easy.    Your interests aren’t always aligned with everyone else’s: your employer, your manager, your co-workers, etc.   Give in to external pressure, and you can end up miserable before long.    Take a strong, independent stand, and everyone will likely be unhappy with you before long. So how do you navigate that quintessential win-win?

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.

OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014: Video Interview with Jonathan Bryce

Data Center Knowledge

Last week at the 2014 OpenStack Silicon Valley conference, the WHIR spoke to Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Read More. Shared

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SkyOrbiter UAVs May Be The Next Way You Will Receive Internet Access


Quarkson, a Portuguese company, plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transmit Internet access “to every corner of the world”, with their program called SkyOrbiter.

Thinking About Intel Rack-Scale Architecture

Scott Lowe

You may have heard of Intel Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA), a new approach to designing data center hardware. This is an idea that was discussed extensively a couple of weeks ago at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2014 in San Francisco, which I had the opportunity to attend. Disclaimer: Intel paid my travel and hotel expenses to attend IDF.). Of course, IDF 2014 wasn’t the first time I’d heard of Intel RSA; it was also discussed last year.

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How to Structure a Business-Friendly IT Organization

Future of CIO

IT must be more business-friendly. Start with the structure. Due to the changing nature of technology, IT organization also has to continue to re-imagine, reinvent and reshuffle itself to adapt to the changes. But the goal for changes or IT transformation is ultimately for achieving business goals.

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.

IBM Opens Largest U.S. Business Continuity Center in North Carolina

Data Center Knowledge

Monitise signed as first customer of Research Triangle Park facility Read More. Disaster Recovery Featured IBM North Carolina Research Triangle

2014 Analyst Forum: Insights for Law Enforcement from Dr. McCue  


On July 30 th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics. Academia, government, and industry came together to provide a comprehensive approach to investigating how we can better extract knowledge from information. See our overall event recap here.

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Step-By-Step: Creating a custom UNIX provider for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager


When managing UNIX servers with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, the ability to configure collections, maintenance windows, and client settings are enabled to help management of said servers.

The CIO as a Digital Orchestra Conductor?

Future of CIO

" I want all the musicians to listen to the sound of the whole orchestra as they are playing their instrument. " - Claudio Abbado -o ne of the greatest conductors of the 20th century It was possibly Peter Drucker who first said a manager's role was that of a "Symphony Orchestra Conductor."

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?