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Airbus confirms software errors/configuration brought down A400M transport plane


The Register is reporting that badly configured software, installed incorrectly, is responsible for the crash of an Airbus A400M transport plane. Engine control software, installed wrong, was to blame.

Government 'box huggers' avoid the cloud for a reason

David Linthicum

The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group -- a nonprofit that has two U.S. Congressmen as co-chairs -- has released its first report, " Don't Be a Box Hugger ," which assesses the state of cloud computing in the federal government. The report is not unbiased. It was underwritten by Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell, MeriTalk, and Microsoft, so the sponsors have dogs in this hunt. And that bias affects the findings.

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the future of the Operating System - LinuxCon 2015 keynote


Given as a keynote at LinuxCon + CloudOpen Japan 2015. Linux has become the foundation for infrastructure everywhere as it defined application portability from the desktop to the phone and from to the data center to the cloud. As applications become increasingly distributed in nature, the Docker platform serves as the cornerstone of Linux’s evolution solidifying the dominance of Linux today and into tomorrow. Transcript. The Future of the Operating System. What is an Operating System ?

Project Seeks to Combine Sustainable Fish Farm and Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The idea is to recycle waste heat from the data center to warm water for the fish farm Read More. Cooling Featured Green Data Centers

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.

Smart Watches: Stylish Data Storage or Big Security Risk?


Photo from website. New devices are coming to market every day, offering storage or computing power in a wearable format.

Hedge your bets with a hybrid cloud -- at your own risk

David Linthicum

A couple years ago, the private cloud was the great out for many enterprises that wanted to remain in control of their hardware. But as the public cloud became the more obvious choice, the hybrid cloud -- which paired on-premises private-cloud-style data centers with the public cloud -- was suddenly the strategic direction. Hybrid cloud is the direction for most big enterprise software vendors as well because it likewise preserves their hardware and software footprint.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May 2015

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in May Read More. DCK Featured

Thync: A New Wearable to Alter Your Mood


A new wearable called Thync might be able to boost your energy or calm your nerves by sticking the device to your forehead. Thync’s device, which goes on sale today for $299, is the latest in a growing array of new wearables that promise to alter moods and mental states.

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4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

The Accidental Successful CIO

All too often, IT projects end up like this Image Credit: Dr. Jim. I’m often puzzled by the fact that most IT departments do a very good job of the day-to-day things that we are asked to do.

4 Reasons Why Citizen Developers May Be The Next Big Thing in Application Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I must be behind the times because last week was the first time I heard the term "Citizen Developer", a term Gartner defines as a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using. development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. They are referring to a business user and not a software developer in IT, and are careful to distinguish this from Rogue-IT. agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0

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!

Debunking the Myths of the Open Source Community

Data Center Knowledge

When it comes to the open source community, there are certainly ingrained perceptions around open source software development and its leaders. Here are three myths that deserve to be debunked. Read More. Industry Perspectives Open Compute Open-Xchange

Why Big Data And The Internet of Things Are A Match Made In Heaven


There’s a closer relationship between big data and the IoT than most people realize – almost as if they were made for one another. See for yourself. . Today, we’re going to talk about the Internet of Things and Big Data. Bear with me here. This isn’t going to be some vague, half-cocked article bogged down by buzzwords and vagaries.

Understanding IT Complexity

CIO Dashboard

In all the years I’ve spent in and around the IT function, I’ve never seen tech complexity so high. IT is stressing under the weight of applications, emerging tech, vendors and systems and sans the support of a seamless, flexible and sturdy integrated infrastructure.

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My musings on HP Storage

Virtualized Greek

I struggle to find storage related stuff to write. I find virtualization and networking topics much easier because of my network administrator roots. However, most of the real innovation that directly impact application service levels have been in storage. I’ve

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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.

Equinix: We Din’t Want to Stay Number-Two in Europe Forever

Data Center Knowledge

Telecity acquisition is both defense and offense move for US colo giant Read More. colocation Deals Equinix Europe Featured Interxion Telecity


Global Connected Aircraft Conference: 8-10 June in Chantilly VA


The 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Conference will be held 8-10 June 2015 in Chantilly Virginia. Of particular interest to those of you who fly (which is all of you isn't it?) will be a 10 June panel diving into cybersecurity.

PowerShell Basics: List and Export Admin Roles Assigned to Office 365 Users


One questions I frequently get asked: ”How do I list all the users that have global admin access to my tenant?” ” The information is viewable in the Office 365 Admin portal, by filtering the users by role. That way works for some clients.( read more ).

Is there anything as too much out-of-the-box thinking?

Future of CIO

Creativity has often been analogized as “thinking outside the box.”


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?

Report: $30B Worth of Idle Servers Sit in Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Huge amount of comatose servers results from management silos and lack of asset-management software Read More. Blades DCIM News

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The Innerworkings of a Security Operations Center


Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a modern information technology enterprise is a big job. Cyber security breaches are becoming common news. The role of security is becoming more and more important in the IT sector. To solve security issues and to provide a rapid solution and response to security related problems, most of the companies are setting up Security Operations Center (SOC).

DevOps Basics: Backing up Azure Apps and Websites


Regular backups are of great importance. Ensuring applications, data and infrastructure settings pertaining to the supported organization is a responsibility all IT Professionals bare. While traditional infrastructure backup has been dedicated to on-premise.( read more ).

TT 20: HP Discover Day 1 – HP is HUGE!!!

Virtualized Greek

Day 1 of HP Discover. I mentioned how big HP is as an organization. I got a sense how complex and hard it is to present everything that is going on in HP. I sat through presentations from HP Storage, Day 1 of HP Discover. I mentioned how big HP is as an organization. I got a sense how complex and hard it is to present everything that is going on in HP. I sat through presentations from HP Storage, HP Software and HP Helion. I touch on the highlights from each session including the keynote.

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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.

Second Google Data Center Coming to Singapore

Data Center Knowledge

Future multi-level facility will stand next to Google's existing Singapore data center and cost $380 million Read More. Asia-Pacific Google

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Datameer Introduces Big Data Governance


Datameer has just announced their introduction of new data governance capabilities in a Hadoop environment. This is a push towards assisting organizations with data quality, security and compliance problems that result from the growth of analytics tools by business users. With Datameer's combination of self-service data integration, analytics and visualization features, their analytics application is designed specifically to make “big data simple for everyone.”

Nano, Core or Standard? That is the question.


Hello Folks, Since I came back from Microsoft Ignite in Chicago , I’ve had numerous conversations with ITPros regarding some of the announcements. One of the announcements that I thought was pretty clear turned out to be confusing to some. Nano Server.( read more ).

TT 21: Selecting a technology consultant

Virtualized Greek

Day 2 of HP Discover, I had the opportunity to sit down with HP Technical Services. HP Technical Services is the technology consulting arm of HP Enterprise. These are the consultants you go and have wide-ranging conversations with about business Day 2 of HP Discover, I had the opportunity to sit down with HP Technical Services. HP Technical Services is the technology consulting arm of HP Enterprise.

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

Why an Application Strategy Can Make or Break a Cloud Migration

Data Center Knowledge

With careful planning for application migrations to the cloud, CIOs can drive cost savings and minimize the risk of costly oversights. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Register Here For 20% Discount Code for NYC Strata Hadoop World


Strata + Hadoop World, happening September 29 - October 1 is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect. It’s a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives explore the latest in emerging techniques and technologies by dissecting case studies, developing new skills through in-depth tutorials, and sharing best practices.

Governance as an Enabling Professional Discipline

Future of CIO

Good governance is less about structure and rules than being focused, effective and accountable. Corporate Governance as a professional discipline has over recent decades been subject to numerous influences.

TT 22: So long HP Discover – Closing thoughts

Virtualized Greek

After 3 days of intense CoffeeTalks with HP executives and engineers, here are my closing thoughts. – HP is big and maybe too big in contrast to a company such as EMC – HP Networking is formidable My thoughts on ([link] 3 days of intense CoffeeTalks with HP executives and engineers, here are my closing thoughts. - HP is big and maybe too big in contrast to a company such as EMC - HP Networking is formidable My thoughts on HP Storage ([link]. TechTalks HPDiscover

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.