Sat.Dec 22, 2012 - Fri.Dec 28, 2012

Hold The Date: 30 Jan Cloudera is sponsoring a federal Big Data.

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Friends at Cloudera are lead sponsors and coordinators of a new Big Data Forum focused on Apache Hadoop. The first, which will be held 30 January 2013 in Columbia Maryland, will be focused on lessons learned of use to

My Best Christmas Present ? Root Domain Support for Amazon S3.

All Things Distributed

I have been a big fan of the Amazon S3 Static Website Hosting feature since its launch and this blog happily is being served from it. S3 is not only a highly reliable and available storage service but also one of the most

The CIO’s Five Leadership Traits

Future of CIO

Being Authentic is Influential.

An Album for Each Year - 2012 Version - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

About 5 years ago I joined a challenge to list "a favorite album for every year of your life." " The challenge has two restrictions: only one album per year and there can be no repeats of artists. I added for myself the restriction that I

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.

Is Strategic Planning Actually Part of Corporate Governance?

Future of CIO

General speaking, four key dimensions of corporate governance are accountability, strategy, policy, and monitoring.