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The President Speaks At Hadoop World: Introduces DJ Patil as Nation’s First Chief Data Scientist


By Bob Gourley. Data science history was made on 19 Feb 2015. For the first time in the history of Hadoop World, the President of the United States gave a keynote. Dwell on that for a bit. This is huge. No matter what your politics is, you really have to agree, this is huge.

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For cloud security, it's not the hackers you should fear

David Linthicum

When I talk to reporters, they seem to focus quickly on security concerns around cloud computing, especially the public cloud. Mostly they cite recent well-publicized breaches such as Sony Pictures , Home Depot , and more recently, Anthem. They got hacked, so clouds are more vulnerable, right? Wrong. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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The IT Group as Cost Center – Or Innovation Center?

Eric D. Brown

Mark Thiele published a post recently titled “ Why we Value IT Incorrectly – Innovation vs Cost Center. ” You should go read it.

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Study: Emerging Data Center Markets Offset Decline in North America, Europe

Data Center Knowledge

Asia Pacific, LATAM, MEA see 2% growth, while developed markets decline Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Featured Supply and Demand

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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.

Cognitio Is Sponsoring The CTOvision Synergy Conference


By Katie Kennedy. Please SAVE THE DATE for the 1st Annual Cognitio/ CTOvision Synergy Conference. EVENT: The CTOvision Synergy Conference. WHEN: 30 Apr 2015. WHERE: Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner.

Business and IT have no good reason to fight over the cloud

David Linthicum

The RightScale 2015 State of the Cloud Report is out. Its most interesting finding: Business units see themselves having much more control of cloud-based resources than IT would perhaps like to see. Part of this conflict in expectations is likely rooted in the business units'' desire for more agility and their concerns that central IT is too cautious in cloud adoption -- especially public cloud adoption," the report notes.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories, February 2015

Data Center Knowledge

Here''s a look at the most read articles on Data Center Knowledge during the month of February. Read More.

Matt Southmayd Named Vice President Commercial Markets for Cognitio Corp


By Bob Gourley. Editor''s note: It has been a real pleasure to be able to work with Matt Southmayd at Cognitio. The press release below captures some of what he brings to our organization, our clients and the business community. -

Finding The Time To Be Strategic

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that they need to be strategic, but where is the time? Image Credit: catd_mitchell.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

From the time enterprise data centers sprang into existence, we’ve had this burning desire to automate the heck out of them. From early mainframe roots to today’s hybrid cloud, the compulsion never wanes to progressively automate each every aspect of operations.

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!

Docker Releases First Orchestration Tools for App Containers

Data Center Knowledge

Release addresses top concerns around orchestration, tooling, and security Read More. Cloud Computing

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A Brief Explanation of Superfish


By Shannon Perry. Sometimes big threats to consumers’ digital security and privacy come in the form of pre-installed programs, software built into consumer products that creates vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

The Emerging Science of Digital Forensics

Cloud Musings

By Melvin Greer Managing Director, Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation Without question, the rise in cyberleaks, nation-state cyber terrorism and the beach of consumer data across multiple industry domains has led to a heightened awareness of the enterprise and personal responsibilities associated with cybersecurity.

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TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Supporting a Mobile First World - Identity Management with Azure Active Directory

IT Pros Rock!

In part 2 of our Enterprise Device Management series, Jennelle Crothers and Keith Mayer discuss the importance of Identity Management and how Azure Active Directory applies to this Mobile-First, Cloud-First world. [ 1:25 ] What is Azure Active Directory? [ 6:59 ] DEMO: Creating a New Azure Active Directory tenant [ 13:10 ] DEMO: Adding applications to Azure AD [ 21:00 ] DEMO: Azure Active Directory Connect [ 33:01 ] DEMO: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication __ Experience Microsoft's.(

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.

Look Ma, No Fans!

Data Center Knowledge

Using fans to cool your data center is inefficient and adds to the heat load that must be dissipated, writes Herb Zien of LiquidCool Solutions. Data center owners and operators should want to get rid of the fans in order to increase efficiencies in their facility. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Software Architecture Conference, March 16-19, 2015 Boston, MA (20% Discount Code)


By Bob Gourley. The O''Reilly Software Architecture Conference is a new event designed to provide the in-depth professional training that software architects and people working on software architecture need to support the success of their businesses.

Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Juan-carlos Morales. In the next few years, the IoT will hit its stride and it’s arguable that no other industry will be more affected than the retail sector.

TechNet Radio: (Part 17) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer welcomes special guest Tommy Patterson to the series as they discuss end-to-end IaaS workload provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC. Tune in as they break down automation into 3 main categories of tasks (managing and orchestrating the overall process, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and provisioning workloads, like operating systems and applications) and then go into in-depth demos showing how you can do this via Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC.(

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?

Apple to Spend $2B on Two Massive European Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

New data centers in Ireland and Denmark will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Read More. Apple Europe Green Data Centers

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Now Updated for 2015: The Cyber Threat and the Role of Cyber Intelligence in Defending Your Organization


By Bob Gourley. The Cyber Threat is a booklet published to succinctly articulate the nature of the cyber threat in ways designed to help business leaders come to terms with the nature of this phenomenon. The book is available on Amazon (and is free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers).

Learning agility

Future of CIO

Learning agility will directly impact the speed of digital transformation, the effectiveness of digital leadership, the creativity of the workforce, and the overall organizational maturity.

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TechNet Radio: (Part 18) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Next up in our ongoing series to “ Build a Hybrid Cloud” Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze look at automated provisioning for Linux in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Tune in as they explore the various ways in which you can automate workloads for Linux in Azure by using either Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , XPlat CLI for Azure , Docker , Chef or Puppet (just to name a few). [ 2:05 ] What are some of the tools you can use to automate Linux workloads in Azure? [

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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.

Optimizing Entire Data Center Without Breaking Budget

Data Center Knowledge

New technologies can help you get everything you can out of your data center without going broke Read More. Featured data center

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Seeking To Serve The Department of Defense With Technology? This Is A Must Read


By ChrisScott. If you are in a company that seeks to serve the Department of Defense (DoD) with technology or services you absolutely need to track the mission needs of the department.

PowerShell: Import and Local GPOs

Mick's IT Blog

This script will import and apply a local GPO using the local GPO utility, ImportRegPol.exe, located here. The script is a wrapper that makes implementing this utility a snap. All that has to be done is to use the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager to export the desired local GPO. I wrote this script for use mainly in the MDT build.

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Distributed Snapshots: Determining Global States of a Distributed System

All Things Distributed

Several problems in Distributed Systems can be seen as the challenge to determine a global state.

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.

Understanding CloudStack, OpenStack, and the Cloud API

Data Center Knowledge

Creating a powerful cloud services layer requires a good platform capable of integration with a variety of resources. Check out the good and the bad in two leading open source clouds Read More. Cloud Computing cloudstack openstack

Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler Join Cyber Threat Alliance


By Bob Gourley. Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler have joined the Cyber Threat Alliance to help drive a coordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing of indicators of compromise.

PowerShell: Cleaning up old systems in Active Directory, SCCM, and Antivirus

Mick's IT Blog

Every place I have worked, there has been the issue of systems being in SCCM, AD, and antivirus that no longer existed. The is often caused by systems being overlooked when a user departs the company, a laptop that gets put in a desk and not turned on forever, and a lot of other similar scenarios. While I was in the process of upgrading SCCM 2007 to 2012, I finally became fed up over it and wrote this script. The script uses All Systems from SCCM as the master list. Here is why.

Azure Disk IOPS and Virtual Machines in IaaS Part II


Hello Folk, It’s been a while since we talked about IOPS. In fact the last post I wrote on the subject was Azure Disk IOPS and Virtual in IaaS back in November. Since then, I managed to get in the Premium storage preview, so today I thought it would be.( read more ).

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.