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Cloud adoption's tipping point has arrived

David Linthicum

The relative adoption of various types of cloud services. Source: Gartner) read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IT Management Cloud computing

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How EMC IT Does Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

You might be used to getting storage advice from a storage vendor, but the better source might be to speak to someone in their IT group. Such is the case with EMC IT -- a great team I''ve written about consistently over many years. It''s an interesting perspective on several levels. 

Why We Should All Learn to Code

The Investing Edge

For years the tech community has been concerned about worker shortages , especially programmers and engineers.

20 Reasons Why the Internet of Things will be Big and Important

Social, Agile and Transformation

How big and important will the internet of things and machine to machine technologies be over the next 5-10 years

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.

3 surefire ways to fail in the cloud

David Linthicum

You have to take the good with the bad, and a number of enterprises out there are finding the move to the cloud requires slightly more brain cells than they possess. This means epic fails, all of which could have been avoided if perhaps I wrote this post a few years ago. Consider this one a public service. Here are the top three surefire ways to fail with cloud computing. read more. Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud computing

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Big Data Means Big Headaches For CIOs

The Accidental Successful CIO

Too much data is enough to make any CIO’s head hurt. Image Credit.

Best of TechEd 2013: 13 FREE Hands-on Labs for Enabling YOUR.

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

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SDN and NFV: Survey of Articles Comparing and Contrasting.


This blog provides a brief survey of these articles comparing and contrasting SDN and NFV, including a synopsis and rating for each

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Thoughts From The Hadoop Summit

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  This week, many of my colleagues are attending the Hadoop Summit in San Jose.    Another sizable group are down in Orlando at the Cisco Live event. 

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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.

Cloud: The Testing Ground for the New CIO

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by: Mike Pearl. In case you missed it, Michael Hickins of the Wall Street Journal recently detailed a lively panel discussion that unfolded during MIT’s CIO Symposium on May 22, 2013.

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Step-by-Step: Build a FREE System Center 2012 Configuration.

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

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Congress Impressed by Mobile Medical Apps - CTOvision


As more mobile medical apps are developed, they are finding their way into our government. Recently, the House of Representative's Small Business Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing

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Information Logistics -- Revisited

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A long while back, I wrote a speculative post around what I dubbed " information logistics " -- the disciplines associated with getting the right information in the right place at the right time -- and at the right cost.

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.

All you need to know about SDN in 14 Minutes

Virtualized Greek

Everything you need to know about the basics of SDN in (the first) 14 Minutes of this video from Scott Shenker of Berkley. Scott delivers a brilliant talk at Stanford on SDN and why Network Virtualization is the killer app. This is a must watch video for learning the basics and beyond of SDN.

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Windows 8.1 Preview - DisplayLink Video Drivers? - IT Pros ROCK.

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

Instagram Video, The New Vine? - CTOvision


instaface-facebook-instagram Instagram, the popular photo sharing application which was recently acquired by Facebook, has released a new software update that enables the recording and sharing of 15 second long videos

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Mick's IT Blogs: Apply all Microsoft Office Updates within a folder

Mick's IT Blog

Here is a script that will install all Microsoft Office updates within the same folder. It queries the folder for all of the filenames and then runs installs the updates. You can download the script from here

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.

Traveling (Part 1) - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

It's been a long month for me. This has been my 4th week traveling in a row with very brief stops at home to see the family. Needless to say, my blogging has suffered the most. So rather than trying

Top Ten Characteristics in "Ultra-Leadership"

Future of CIO

“ Wisdom begins in wonder.

Upgrading Lenovo X1 Windows 7 with a Samsung 840 SSD

Storage IO Blog

I recently upgraded my Lenovo X1 laptop from a Samsung 830 256GB Solid State Device (SSD) drive to a new Samsung 840 512GB SSD. The following are some perspectives, comments on my experience in using the Samsung SSD over the past year, along with what was involved in the upgrade. Background A little over a [.].

Traveling (Part 2) - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

So my last post was more about prepping for travel and the basics. SO you have a good idea of how I prep and what I choose to take. The next step is what do I actually do when I

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.

CIO as Chief Improvement Officer

Future of CIO

"Continual improvement" is IT mantra in digital era. The “I” in the CIO title is full of imagination; Chief Improvement Officer is a right fit for modern CIO role.

June 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

June 2013 News letter Welcome to the June 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. In this edition coverage includes data center infrastructure management (DCIM), metrics that matter, industry trends, IBM buying Softlayer for Cloud, IaaS and managed services. Other items include backup and data protection topics for SMBs, as well as big data storage topics. [.].

CIO as Chief Inspection Officer: Five Perspectives upon Software Quality

Future of CIO

Software quality begins with the quality of the requirements. Every company desires to have 'quality software.' But the challenge is that many people struggle to provide a definition or rationale. It is an age-old adage that you can't nail software quality down to a single definition. And perhaps we try too hard to come up with one-size fits all into a single sentence. In fact, there are quite a few perspectives on quality software. Software quality begins with the quality of the requirements.