Sat.Mar 09, 2013 - Fri.Mar 15, 2013

How EMC Views The Evolving Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A while back, I shared how the industry analyst firm of IDC viewed the storage market. A surprising number of people were interested in what could ostensibly be categorized as a rather boring tech subject. As part of the recent

DOD Enterprise Email Reaches One Million User Milestone.


FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ? Two years after its inception, the Department of Defense Enterprise Email system reached one million users when a Soldier at Fort Riley, Kan. received a new email account today. Reaching

The 7 characteristics of powerful visions for effective leadership

Trends in the Living Networks

‘Visionary leadership’ is one of the phrases most bandied about these days, yet it is almost always an aspiration rather than a description. A vision of what is possible is a prerequisite to visionary leadership.

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Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Calculating the actual costs applied to a Story, Feature, Epic, or Release in Agile Development

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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.

The Shape Of Today's Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

So often, I talk about industry directions and future scenarios. That's to be expected, but my view is built on decent understanding of what the marketplace looks like today. IDC just released their storage market estimates for

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Professional services will be at the heart of our economic future

Trends in the Living Networks

Last night was the announcement of the winners of the annual BRW Client Choice Awards. Each year Beaton Consulting compiles the opinions of large professional service clients – this year 40,000 of them – who collectively select the best professional service firms in Australia.

DUDE! Where's my VHDs? More PowerShell Tricks with Hyper-V - IT.

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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Does Horizontal Win? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Joe Tucci -- Chairman and CEO of EMC -- thinks so. Conventional IT industry wisdom presumes the ultimate vendor goal is to "own the stack": not only the key components your customer needs, but the key interfaces between

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Register for the 2013 FOSE Conference - CTOvision


FOSE's all-encompassing government technology conference will equip you with real-world tools, tactics and strategies via technology trailblazers who've been there, done that. From lessons learned to kudos earned, expect

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.

New Prezi: The 45 elements of the Future of the CIO framework

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the ways in which I use the frameworks I create is as a foundation for my keynote speeches. Since in many cases the frameworks are designed to distil the key ideas in a domain into a single graphic, they can provide a valuable lattice and flow for the ideas in a presentation.

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Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper.

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

ITaaS -- Creating That Retail Experience For Your Users - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

ITaaS: a familiar topic to many of my readers. But there's a new (and interesting) perspective: when you go through all this transformation stuff, how does IT function appear to the average knowledge worker in a large

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Organizations using web crawlers, DARPA will no longer support.


More Cyber News we are tracking: Several organizations around the country have been collecting and selling PII, DARPA will no longer support CFT, VMware's Horizon Mirage 4.0, and more. Who's keeping track of Who

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.

- Are Government CIOs Irrelevant?

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

The Government CIO as viewed by the Business. The Department of No”. The Geeks in the Basement”. Expensive Projects, Always Late”.Increasingly, Increasingly, many IT departments – and their CIOs – are becoming irrelevant to the business of government.

What is a Private Cloud? - Build Your Private Cloud - IT Pros ROCK.

IT Pros Rock!

Today, Yung Chou and I are kicking off our multi-part series on how to build a Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in as we discuss the difference between a Private Cloud and a Highly Virtualized Environment

The good and the bad of Citrix XenDesktop

Virtualized Greek

I got into a spirited debate on twitter with a buddy regarding XenDesktop vs. VMware Horizon Suite. I’m beginning to educate myself on the entire Horizon Suite but the last time I did a trade study between the two, XenDesktop handily beat out View when it was a standalone product.

Mick's IT Blogs: Stopping system from locking

Mick's IT Blog

Most companies have a security policy enabled that locks a computer after a certain time interval to stop other users from being able to access the computer if the user forgets to lock the system when they step away. There are

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.

Is the Gap between Business and IT Shrinking?

Future of CIO

Bridging the gap between IT and the Business are real issues of all about change. IT is better integrated with the business than ever before. However, IT remains quite distinct in terms of performance metrics, structure, career path, etc.

BYOD: Dessert or Disaster? - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

It's telling that Bring Your Own Device is shortened into the acronym BYOD. It's just another 4 letter word that depending on the context you use it in, is either your company's downfall or its savior. For some, it's just

VirtualizedGeek Tech Talks Episode 4

Virtualized Greek

In episode 4 -. Should AWS and OpenStack mimic VMware’s Cloud model for enterprise adoption. VMware should drop the course requirement for the VCP. Cloud Computing TechTalks Virtualization Video

Mick's IT Blogs: Powershell: Robocopy Invalid Parameter Error

Mick's IT Blog

It is nice having robocopy integrated with PowerShell, but there are some quirks that can make it a pain to deal with. While I was writing a Powershell script that will automate the robocopy, I began getting the Invalid Parameter

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.

Does Governance Stifle Innovation

Future of CIO

The leverage point is to let innovation shine via the effective governance discipline, but not adding too much complexity. Innovation and governance seem to be the opposite practice: Do individuals believe governance is essential to effective business innovation and that the two are interdependent?

Elastic Beanstalk a la Node - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I spent a lot of time talking to AWS developers, many working in the gaming and mobile space, and most of them have been finding Node.js well suited for their web applications. With its asynchronous, event-driven

Trainsignal Video Training

Virtualized Greek

I just signed up for Trainsignal Video Training. I’ve used their Cisco CCNA product in the past and thought pretty highly of the product. I have to renew my CCNA and discovered they have gone to a subscription model of $49/mo for all you can eat training which is an outstanding offer. I have the technical goals of renewing my CCNA, obtaining my VCP and learning more Linux. Their training fits nicely. If you are interested in a free offer trail you can follow the link here.

Three Questions to Define KPIs for IT Organization

Future of CIO

Broadly speaking, the KPIs of the organization need to be the KPIs of the IT function. Today’s IT organization intends to become a business’s growth engine, rather than just a maintenance back-office, a value center, not just a cost center; be proactive than just reactive.,

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.