Sat.Jul 13, 2013 - Fri.Jul 19, 2013

The proof is in: Amazon fully controls the cloud

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently cut prices for its dedicated instances. If you''ve been keeping track, this is its 37th price reduction. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon Web Services

A look at Facebook's Graph Search - CTOvision


facebook. It seems to me that Facebook as an odd habit of changing their home screen as soon as I become accustomed to the previous layout. This is true about the newest change to Facebook, which took place over the last


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Ballmer: Microsoft has 1 Million Servers » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft now has more than 1 million servers in its data centers, according to CEO Steve Ballmer, who confirmed the number during his keynote address during last week's Worldwide Partner Conference

Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the.

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

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?

Windows Azure users, be afraid of Microsoft's shake-up

David Linthicum

Microsoft is changing -- or at least reorganizing. In my experience, a company reorganizes when it isn''t doing well, so it plays three-card monte in front of the press to distract from those woes. In the end, a reorg typically makes no changes to the culture, solves no problems, and confuses and disenchants both employees and customers. But it''s a trick that public companies play all the time. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud computing

An Interview with Reagan Kling of Platfora - CTOvision


Podcast: Play in new window | Download. In this podcast I interviewed Reagan Kling, Director of Federal Programs at Platfora. Reagan has over 25 years of experience working with the federal government. Platfora transforms

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Do the Hard Work Today for an Easier Tomorrow

Eric D. Brown

Originally published on Its All About Recovery as Do the Hard Work Today for an Easier Tomorrow. Two years ago, you and your team spent a great deal of time and a good deal of money on a new backup and recovery system.

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The democratization of creativity: the most important aspect is greater human expression

Trends in the Living Networks

When I was recently in Stockholm my friend Magnus Linkvist introduced me to Einar Bodström of House of Radon , a young and innovative production company that is exploring the possibilities of online video.

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Fountainhead: Cloud-Hosted Desktops: Real and Growing


Insofar as economic pros/cons are concerned, there appear to be layers of arguments over what approach has a lower total cost of ownership, what performance is best, what infrastructure to use, etc. And I've decided not to

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DreamWorks "Turbo" Accelerated By HP » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

DreamWorks Animation has used HP's converged infrastructure portfolio to develop cutting-edge animations for its latest film, "Turbo"

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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!

Big Data, Small Data – or YOUR Data?

Eric D. Brown

I just finished reading Big Data and Marketing: A Confused Relationship? over on Marketing Pilgrim. There’s some good stuff in the post – but what really caught my attention was a paragraph toward the end of the article. The paragraph is: Focus more on the data you have today versus getting caught up in trying to solve Big Data.

Carving out the middle: how we must respond to the dangers of the polarization of work

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the consistent themes in my Future of Work framework is the polarization of work and value.

How CIOs Can Ace Giving Interviews

The Accidental Successful CIO

Make sure your next interview is something that you’d be willing to listen to again… Image Credit. One of the most important jobs that CIOs do which is an even bigger deal these days given the importance of information technology, is to interview candidates who would like to join their IT department.

Audit-Buddy Wants to Befriend Your Environmental Data » Data.

Data Center Knowledge

Purkay Labs has created an easy to use, standalone system to measure environmentals in the data center. It's a simple but elegant solution that has potential in many markets, ranging from the server closet to a larger provider

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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.

Links for July 14 2013

Eric D. Brown

BYOD security and the importance of covering your backend — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : So you’ve accepted BYOD and a host of new apps to support. Congrats! The next step is making sure that your crucial mobile data is adequately secured before all hell breaks loose. Big Data and Marketing: A Confused Relationship? Quote : Focus more on the data you have today versus getting caught up in trying to solve Big Data.

The growing demand for ‘organic workplaces’: Hubs and work spaces that are good for us

Trends in the Living Networks

This evening I went to an event at Hub Sydney. I’m a big fan of the global Hub network of co-working environments, am an ‘ Ambassador for Awesome ‘ for Hub Sydney, and have visited a number of Hubs around the world including running a crowdsourcing workshop at Hub Westminster last year.

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Speculation on ScaleIO

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Last Thursday, EMC announced the acquisition of ScaleIO , a small Israeli storage startup. While many news sources reported the facts of the transaction, painfully few went deeper to try and explore what might be really going on. 

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 13th » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

The Week in Review: Downpour heats things up in Toronto, Labor Department consolidates at BYTEGRID, SoftLayer becomes part of IBM, 365 Maina dds Bay Area data center, prepping a distributed cloud infrastructure

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.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Lessons Learned: VA Cloud.

Cloud Musings

According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with HP Enterprise Services

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PuppetConf 2013 Ticket Giveaway

Scott Lowe

What is PuppetConf 2013 ? PuppetConf is the annual operations conference hosted by Puppet Labs. This year the conference is in San Francisco on August 22 and 23, and will be focusing on the themes of cloud automation, DevOps, and continuous delivery. All in all, it looks to be quite an interesting event. If you’re interested in going to PuppetConf 2013, then you might be in luck.

Business School Lessons From Evolutionary Biology

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One of my more frequent rants is the unsatisfying state of affairs with current business education. 

GI Partners Buys LA Telecom Hub One Wilshire » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm GI Partners has acquired One Wilshire, the leading carrier hotel in Los Angeles and one of the most wired buildings in the world. The reproted deal price of $437 million reinforces the premium value of data

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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.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Deconstructing Cloud: An.

Cloud Musings

On an almost daily basis, I'm approach for my views on "cloud computing technology" Although typically innocent in nature, I always cringe at the thought of enduring yet another hours long discussion over the existence of a

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Reducing the Friction: Processing E-Mail, Part 2 - Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe



Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory from an.

Mick's IT Blog

You have setup an application package and want to initiate a hardware inventory immediately after the software is installed. Here is a powershell script that will initiate the hardware inventory, verify it was initiated and return

CloudVelocity Announces $13M Funding, New Tools for AWS.

Data Center Knowledge

CloudVelocity has raised $13 million to further its tools to provide seamless migration of enterprise applications between data centers and cloud platforms, and has released its One Hybrid Cloud software to move workloads to

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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.

Feeling the Customer Love for AWS - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

We work hard to meet our customer's expectations and to continue to innovate on their behalf. This week at the Singapore AWS Summit we were fortunate that our customers Astro Radio from Kuala Lumpur were willing to join

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The Magnet Is Always On

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

My wife works in medical imaging, and her former company managed and sold imaging agents used in magnetic resonance (MR) diagnosic tests. Among MR technicians, a near-universal rule of safety is "The Magnet Is Always On."

Mick's IT Blogs: Powershell: Reset Network Adaptor with.

Mick's IT Blog

Here is a script that will disable and then re-enable the network interface on your pc. It will also verify if the network connection is re-established by testing the connection to cls #Declare Global Variables

Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

It's critical to carefully manage and automate the application layer ? and while various kinds of solutions are available to help, not all are targeting the same layer on the classic application stack, explains Paul Speciale of

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?