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How cloud computing can strengthen IT's control

David Linthicum

The rise of cloud computing means that many enterprise IT resources have moved out of IT''s control. Indeed, many people went directly to Amazon Web Services, Google, or Microsoft for IT services, bypassing IT altogether. IT leaders have no one to blame but themselves for this shift. Although there are certainly very responsive IT organizations, many more have not provided solutions at the speed the business needs. When the cloud arose, users took the initiative and solved their own problems.

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Actifio Unshackles Stranded Storage Investment

Data Center Knowledge

With a $1.1B valuation and numerous heavyweight customers on the roster, the five-year-old startup is convincing users and investors that its copy data virtualization technology is the best way to tame duplicate data sprawl. Read More. Storage

What It Means To Be A Leader — EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS

A CIO's Voice

A basic requirement for entry into senior roles within the Federal Government you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability. The information below was taken from the USAJobs.gov website.

Big Data: The Hadoop Business Case

CTOvision

By Jeremy Glesner. Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution.

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.

Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hypervisor-Converged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Complexity is the perpetual bane of enterprise IT groups everywhere.   The individual infrastructure components are straightforward enough when considered individually; getting everything to interoperate smoothly is far more burdensome.

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Sex, spies, and the cloud: NSA revelations continue to weaken confidence

David Linthicum

According to a four-month investigation by the Washington Post based on information provided by Edward Snowden, ordinary Internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks. read more. Cloud Computing Security The Industry Standard Edward Snowden Internet Privacy Cloud Computing

The 2014 Analyst Forum Will Be Held 30 July in Reston VA

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Big Data – It’s not just for revenue

Eric D. Brown

If you spend any time reading about big data, you’ll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue.

EFF Releases NSA Data Center Photo Into Public Domain

Data Center Knowledge

Photo taken from the Greenpeace blimp that flew over the data center in protest of mass data collection by the NSA. Read More. Government

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.

The Problem With Glitches

The Accidental Successful CIO

When a glitch is big enough, the government will step in Image Credit. In a perfect world, IT systems would always work and they would always work correctly. However, we don’t live in that perfect world. What this means for CIOs is that glitches happen.

PNAS Editor Acknowledges Controversy of Facebook Study

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry.

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Three Keys for Graduating Entrepreneurs

The Investing Edge

As we enter the middle of summer, new college graduat es are setting out to change the world with their innovative ideas. . The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects 1,606,000 students at the bachelor’s degree level will graduate as the college Class of 2014. This year many of those students will choose to start their own companies, as entrepreneurship has become a popular career option across the United States.

High Density, Low Budget: Massive Bitcoin Mines Spring Up in Warehouses

Data Center Knowledge

Bitcoin miners are building massive "hashing centers" featuring high-density hardware, low-reliability power infrastructure and off-the-shelf enclosures. Read More. Bitcoin colocation Featured

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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.

Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hypervisor-Converged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Complexity is the perpetual bane of enterprise IT groups everywhere.   The individual infrastructure components are straightforward enough when considered individually; getting everything to interoperate smoothly is far more burdensome. As hardware prices fall — and IT capacity balloons — the focus has clearly shifted to improved operational efficiency: doing more/faster/better but without adding more people.   “Simple” is the new killer app in enterprise IT infrastructure.

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Venture Capitalist Wins Bitcoin Auction

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry. Nearly 30,000 bitcoins were seized last year from accounts linked to the illegal Silk Road market.

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How cloud computing can strengthen IT's control

David Linthicum

The rise of cloud computing means that many enterprise IT resources have moved out of IT''s control. Indeed, many people went directly to Amazon Web Services, Google, or Microsoft for IT services, bypassing IT altogether. IT leaders have no one to blame but themselves for this shift. Although there are certainly very responsive IT organizations, many more have not provided solutions at the speed the business needs. When the cloud arose, users took the initiative and solved their own problems.

Apple To Build Third Solar Farm Near North Carolina Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Gets local officials'' green light for $55 million 17.5 megawatt project Read More. Apple Green Data Centers North Carolina Power

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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.

SCCM: Adjust Screen Resolution during Build

Mick's IT Blog

Sometimes the screen resolution in a build does not set to the maximum. Resolution can be set with PowerShell, but the scripting requirements and complexity is too much, IMO. AutoIT offers an easy way to automate this process. I have written this script to do just that. There is documentation within the script. You will need to have the AutoIT compiler for this. Here is the link to download it.

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24 July Webinar: Smarter Government with Text Analytics

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. The webinar below will be of high interest to enterprise technologists everywhere, especially in government: Speaker: David Murgatroyd, V.P. of Engineering, Basis Technology. Thursday, July 24, 2014. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST).

Sex, spies, and the cloud: NSA revelations continue to weaken confidence

David Linthicum

According to a four-month investigation by the Washington Post based on information provided by Edward Snowden, ordinary Internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks. Indeed, 9 of 10 account holders found in a large store of intercepted electronic conversations, which Snowden provided in full to the Post, were not the intended surveillance targets.

IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat Join Google’s Open Source Container Management Project Kubernetes

Data Center Knowledge

Docker container management system gets support from the IT big league as well as a group of leading startups Read More. Google

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 Is Azure Machine Learning?

CanITPro

As an IT professional, we rely on experience, knowledge and reference to solve day-to-day infrastructure issues and tasks. Over time, a build up of experience or history enables IT professionals to become more predictive as to when problems will arise.( read more ). Cloud Azure Azure ML Anthony Bartolo

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Virtual Application Delivery with Microsoft App-V

CTOvision

If you keep up with the latest technology news, it seems like virtualization is happening in every corner of the IT world. It might be a surprise to you that Microsoft App-V has actually been around for a while. Microsoft acquired a company called Softricity in 2006.

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration

Storage IO Blog

In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might have guessed, by being file sync and share of cloud storage Zocalo can be seen as a competitor or option to other services including Box, Dropbox and Google among many others in the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) space. The post AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Service Providers and Bitcoin: Huge Opportunity, But Tough Economics

Data Center Knowledge

Some data center providers are leasing significant amounts of space and power to Bitcoin specialists, while others remain wary of the density requirements and economics of deals. Read More. Bitcoin colocation Featured

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.