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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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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. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place.

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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

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. Now, most times you won’t see the word “revenue” used but you’ll see plenty of references to ‘clients’, ‘customers’, ‘new products’ and the like. I’m guilty of the doing this myself.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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 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. This event, the Analytics 2014 Forum, is being pulled together by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation ( USGIF ) and our team at Analyst One. We are collaborating to provide a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned.

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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. It’s our job to minimize them, but we’ll never be able to eliminate them completely. We’re always going to have to come up with a plan for dealing with them and their aftermath when they do occur.

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.

PNAS Editor Acknowledges Controversy of Facebook Study

CTOvision

By Shannon Perry. Since its June publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Facebook’s Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion through Social Networks – a psychological experiment that manipulated the level of optimism or pessimism of users’ news feeds and measured subsequent Facebook activity – has received almost universally negative attention online.

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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

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

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. Every leader, whether or not they are looking for a job in government should be able to answer these questions. It should also be used to rate a CIOs performance.

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.

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. On June 8 th , the United States Marshals Service, the agency responsible for selling property seized from criminals, announced its plans to sell those bitcoins – in 3,000 bitcoin blocks – through an auction at the end of June. The auction occurred Friday, June 27 th and was quite successful.

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

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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.

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.

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). The Federal Government has a tremendous responsibility to protect the safety and security of Americans both at home and abroad. Fulfilling this responsibility includes identifying threats and opportunities hiding in large volumes of data.

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

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

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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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. Post-acquisition, Microsoft rebranded Softricity’s application virtualization suite into App-V. The true power of application virtualization hasn’t been realized due to the fact that man. To read more please log in. Login.

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

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

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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Traditional KM has lost the plot

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

For the past two decades or so, KM has grown into an established practice, especially in large organisations where the need for capturing, re-using and sharing valuable knowledge is a challenge proportional to the size. Some organisations even appointed a Chief Knowledge Officer. The KM community has had numerous successes and agreed on best practices and standard tools and techniques.

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. Advances in communications will greatly improve the way we communicate; advances in wearable devices will provide information to individuals and doctors that could likely revolutionize healthcare. Commercial, government, and private drones will fill our skies to make deliveries, maintain order, or provide traffic updates – the possibilities are endless.

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Digital Realty to Give One Lucky Startup Free Data Center Space and Power

Data Center Knowledge

Winner of the contest will get free data center resources in any of Digital''s data centers around the world and expert advice. Read More. colocation Digital Realty

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

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

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. However, there’re a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success, back to basics: What is innovation, the more you look into this topic, the more difficult to give a definition of innovation, as It is such a broad topic.

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

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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.

EMC Goes for Hyper-Consolidation of Enterprise Storage With VMAX³, TwinStrata Acquisition

Data Center Knowledge

Latest VMAX³ arrays enable delivery of cloud, mobility, data protection services on the arrays themselves via Hypermax storage hypervisor Read More. Storage Virtualization EMC twinstrata

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!