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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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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

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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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Agency cybersecurity deficiencies remain as attacks reach all-time.


Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Napolitano: Cybersecurity executive order only part of the solution ? ?President President Obama's Feb. 12 executive order falls short of a complete cybersecurity plan and should be


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.

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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

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

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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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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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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

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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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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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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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

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.

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

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

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?

- 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.

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?

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

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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

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.,

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