Sat.Jan 05, 2013 - Fri.Jan 11, 2013

4.4 Million Big Data Jobs? Not So Fast

The Investing Edge

Gartner made headlines recently when it predicted big data would create 4.4 million jobs by 2015. The analyst firm opined that there’s not enough hired talent to meet the challenges of big data and finding opportunities to turn information into revenue.

SDDC And The Elephant In The Room - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Like many companies, we at EMC start our new year with a leadership gathering. We gather to celebrate, connect, strategize and share. They are *always* great events. I found this year's gathering was particularly rewarding

Hunting Down and Killing Ransomware

IT Pros Rock!

Scareware, a type of malware that mimics antimalware software, has been around for a decade and shows no sign of going away. The goal of scareware is to fool a user into thinking that their computer is heavily infected with malware and the most convenient.( read more ). malware

Microsoft and DoD strike a deal, Cybersecurity issues unveiled at.


DoD Here's the top cyber news and stories of the day. Big Data in Demand for Intelligence Community - The National Security Agency (NSA) is poised to deliver an initial cloud computing capability for the entire intelligence

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.

Being A Good CIO Is All About Having The Right Priorities (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the end, it takes both the business and IT to be successful… Image Credit. In every business, there are internal conflicts. One conflict that almost every company seems to have is the failure of the business side of the house to see eye-to-eye with the IT department.

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31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Getting Started - IT Pros ROCK! at.

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

PNNL joins with UW to form big data institute, Researchers find.


Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. PNNL joins with UW to form big data institute - The PNNL and the University of Washington are partnering to create the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing

2013: The Year of the CIO

CIO Dashboard

CIOs stand at a crossroads as we head into 2013. Many of them have a choice to make. They can retreat to the back-office or reach out to business units and began to partner with them on customer -facing innovation and revenue generation.

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Fountainhead: The Beginning of the Non-Dedicated Device World?


What makes your phone your phone? Or, for that matter, what makes your desktop, your laptop or your tablet yours? After all, millions of people own identical hardware/software configurations of iPhones, Android-based

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.

Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud.

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

Tech Blogs We Love - CTOvision


What makes a great tech blog? It takes great staff, an actionable vision, and timely/accurate reporting. It also takes leaders who don't mind hard work and who are good at engaging with the community. How do you know

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How Effective is your Big Data Implementation?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Defined metrics that help organizations determine how effective their big data initiatives are in performing analysis and delivering results

Windows Server 2012 Ain’t no Cloud OS either

Virtualized Greek

I took a little stab at OpenStack’s claim of being a Cloud OS. Any solution that bills itself as an OS should have the features of an OS.

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.

Options for Building Active Directory in the Cloud with Windows.

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

Obama's choices for DoD and CIA, DISA Executives on AFCEA.


Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama taps Hagel to lead DOD, Brennan to CIA - President Obama has recently tagged two people to fill key national security slots. Former Senator Chuck Hagel (a veteran

Technology Short Take #28 - Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe


OpenStack as I understand it

Virtualized Greek

I’ve made a few comments about OpenStack on my blog and I wanted to clarify what I feel OpenStack is and is not. According to the OpenStack Consortium, OpenStack is a Cloud OS. First we need to define a Cloud OS. When you look at NIST definitions of Cloud computing terms, Cloud OS doesn’t show up.

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.

FREE Hands-on Training: Build Virtual Machines in the Cloud with.

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

Mick's IT Blogs: How to reinstall a trial version of software after it has.

Mick's IT Blog

This is in no means to be used to continuously reuse a trial version of software without paying for it. This is more for using if you are in a sudden pinch and need to software immediately, intending to purchase it later. There are

Looking Back: 2012 Project Report Card

Scott Lowe

About a year ago, I posted a look at my planned projects for 2012. Now, a year later, it’s time to review my progress (or lack thereof) and measure myself on how well I did (or didn’t) do on those projects. First, let’s review the original project list: Learn to script in Perl. Learn to speak German. Become more familiar with Xen (and Open vSwitch and OpenStack). Pursue CCNP.

How do you measure Cloud up time?

Virtualized Greek

So, Amazon had four major outages of their cloud services last year with the longest and most notable being the one that took Netflix streaming down for 23 hours during the busy holiday period.

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.

What's New in SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Pros? - IT Pros ROCK.

IT Pros Rock!

SharePoint Server 2013 can help you achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protect communications and information, and empower users while

Social Media Management – or Muddle?

CIO Rant

As the title suggests, perhaps what we now term as “social media”, is perceived differently by the people that use it, plan it, deal with it, or design it. In fact, the “it” is precisely what defies pinpoint accuracy. And the saying goes, if you cannot measure (or define it), you cannot manage it. Social media management is, thus, an epic challenge. Is this a problem?

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The CIO’s Journey: Transactional IT vs. Transformational IT

Future of CIO

In its best form, leadership is about creating a powerful future that is compelling in the present. The majority of businesses today are on the journey to digitalization and globalization.

Monday Dilbert!

Virtualized Greek

Reblogged from The Nuage Consulting Group Blog: A new Classic. Cloud Computing

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.