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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.

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

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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

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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

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By Shannon Perry.

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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.

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

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

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.

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.

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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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

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).

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.

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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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

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.

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.

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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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

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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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Google Co-Founder Shares Technology-Enabled Vision of the Future

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry. CTOVision has investigated the future of technology and has explored the future with technology many times.

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Back to Basic: What is Innovation

Future of CIO

Innovation = Idea executed to produce value. Talk of innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time.

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

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.

Step-by-Step: RemoteApp Hybrid Deployment–Part 1

CanITPro

Hello Folks, Lately we looked at several steps needed to setup your infrastructure in order to have Microsoft Azure as a transparent part of your existing environment. Step-by-Step: Configure VNet to VNet Connectivity in Azure Step-by-Step: Multi-Site.( read more ). Step-By-Step Cloud Azure RemoteApp Pierre Roman

In FIFA World Cup, Microsoft’s Cortana Flaunts Predictive Capabilities

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry. In western Germany four summers ago, the now-legendary Paul the Octopus acquired international fame by correctly predicting the outcomes of six consecutive FIFA World Cup matches involving the German national team. After concluding his prophetic career with foreseeing Spain’s over the Netherlands in the World Cup final, some called Paul the Octopus an animal-oracle, so astonishing were his prescient faculties.

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.

Report: AWS Data Center May Be Coming to Germany

Data Center Knowledge

Post-Snowden, cloud data center location concerns grow beyond latency Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing Europe Frankfurt

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.