Sat.Sep 26, 2015 - Fri.Oct 02, 2015

The Impact of Cloud Robotics on Artificial Intelligence


Look at any science-fiction vision of our technological future and you’ll find a world dominated by artificial intelligence. Some of these visions may go for the more dystopian angle, where humanity has been displaced by self-aware robots that now rule the world. Other, more optimistic views look at AI as a great benefit to our species, helping us in exploration and furthering the advances of scientific endeavors.

IoT standards must start in the cloud

David Linthicum

In the next five years, our homes will have lots of devices connected to cloud services: thermostats, security systems, refrigerators, washers, dryers, coffeemakers, cars, TVs, set-top-boxes, doorbells, light switches. you name it. All the Internet of things devices will communicate with different cloud systems for data storage, compute services, and software updates. Our homes may suffer from a level of cloud complexity to rival that of smaller enterprises.

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Mega Data Center Design: What DuPont Fabros Learned from Building Its Biggest Facility Yet

Data Center Knowledge

About one year ago, DuPont Fabros Technology, whose business is building massive data centers and leasing wholesale space to companies on a long-term basis, brought online its biggest facility yet: ACC7 in Ashburn, Virginia.

Cut Costs Or Grow Profits: What Should A CIO Do?

The Accidental Successful CIO

What is more important to a CIO: costs or profits? Image Credit: Susy Morris. Here’s a quick question for you: what is more important for a CIO to do – cut costs or boost revenues?

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.

Fed Tech Roundup September 30


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Northrop Grumman to Feature Maritime Security Capabilities at Pacific 2015. Audit: Federal networks still vulnerable - The Hill. Self-Driving Cars Could Save 300000 Lives Per Decade in America - Nextgov. Q&A: How Games are Changing Federal Disaster Response - Nextgov. New York's plan for statewide broadband takes shape -

Need an excuse to fix bad software? Move it the cloud

David Linthicum

Moving applications to the cloud can be a huge pain, or it can be very easy. The reason for this range of effort is the architecture of the application -- that is, the complexity of the application. . An enterprise could save millions of dollars in a few short years by moving applications to the public cloud. But the fact of the matter is that many enterprise applications are a huge mess.

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Two Questions To Ask Before Kicking Off a Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Take a look around and you'll find plenty of articles on Digital Transformation by the media, consulting services, and software companies. A recent articles by Steven Andriole suggest that it is more than just business process re-engineering while Scott Anthony sites examples of one Bank CEO deciding to lead by example and learned to code a mobile app. Rubbish says the CMO. Digital. big data business plans citizen development cloud computing cmo customer experience digital transformation IOT

Fed Tech Roundup September 29


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. DHA Vet Allen Middleton Heads to Booz Allen; Andrea Inserra Comments. Mike Petters Receives ‘Lone Sailor’ Award From Navy Memorial Foundation. Hurd on the Hill - Shutdown guide, CTO study, US/UK cyber ties and more - NSA Chief: Clinton's Private Email Server an Intelligence 'Opportunity' - Nextgov (blog).

John Mayer At Dell World 2015!! (Oh, I'll be there too.)

Cloud Musings

An artist who defies all boundaries, John Mayer has won seven Grammy Awards and sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. The singer, songwriter and guitarist’s skills have been widely acknowledged by some of the world’s greatest musicians.

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Which Data Center Skills are in Demand Today

Data Center Knowledge

Latest State of the Data Center Industry survey results show hunger for automation and cloud, DCIM, load balancing, and more Read More. Data Center World Staffing cloud data center

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!

Step-By-Step: Azure Site Recovery – Controlled Failover


Hello folks, Lately I wrote a few articles about protecting your physical servers with Azure Site Recovery or ASR for short. Step-By-Step: Protect physical servers with Azure Site Recovery Step-By-Step: Protect physical servers with Azure Site Recovery.( read more ).

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Fed Tech Roundup September 2


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Former Intelligence Director: Law Enforcement Must 'Adapt' to Encryption. Nextgov. Inside the CIA's new Digital Directorate - August 28 Cyber Intelligencer: The Accelerating Decline of Paid Anti-virus. Mobile gets more secure, but at a price - Could We All Have Cyber Doppelgängers in the Future? Nextgov.

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Digital Master Chapter VII Introduction: Digital Intelligence

Future of CIO

Digital means flow: data flow, information flow, knowledge flow, and mind flow.

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Have it Your Way! You Pick the Cloud Model

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud consumption models can help customers discover how well their cloud services are protecting an and give them a broad view of their organization's cloud usage. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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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.

The Startup Experience at AWS re:Invent

All Things Distributed

AWS re:Invent is just over one week away—as I prepare to head to Vegas, I’m pumped up about the chance to interact with AWS-powered startups from around the world.

Fed Tech Roundup September 28


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. GAO: Small businesses working with DoD need cybersecurity guidance. Technology One making inroads into Federal Govt - Delimiter. ACLU Argues for Right to Sue NSA for “Upstream” Surveillance - Nextgov. Can the US Trust China to Stop Stealing Business Secrets? Nextgov. NSA Head: Loss of Access to Metadata Will Hurt Intelligence - Nextgov.

How to Leverage Systems Thinking in Cause Effect Analysis

Future of CIO

The purpose of Systems Thinking is to frame-solve problems and creating desirable futures. Systems Thinking is searching for meaningful relationships both within these subsystems and between them; monitoring and observing links and feedback systems. That is complex.

Coping With Data Deluge: Data Center Power, Cooling, Management Trends

Data Center Knowledge

Demand for data center services growing, power and cooling reliability and data center management tools are growing in importance Read More. AFCOM Cooling Data Center World Power cloud data center

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?

Step-By-Step: Installation of Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Persistent Chat


The role of Persistent Chat Server allows users to participate in multi-stakeholder thematic conversations persistent over time. Teams can efficiently share information, ideas and decisions with each other. Discussions are persistent, allowing users.( read more ).

Tamr Opens a Free Public Beta Program


Tamr has opened a public Beta program for an enterprise metadata catalog tool that makes it easy for people to find, use and collaborate in organizing high-quality data sets for analytics.

Digital Master Chapter VIII Introduction: Digital Workforce

Future of CIO

The future of work is not the place we go, but the tasks we accomplish. The future of work will remain “imperfect”; more stress, faster deadlines, reduced budget, etc.

Microsoft Launches Three Cloud Data Centers in India

Data Center Knowledge

Becomes first among biggest IaaS players to do so, but others catching up Read More. Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Microsoft

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.

Using Vagrant with OpenStack

Scott Lowe

In my earlier post on using Docker Machine with OpenStack, I talked about combining technologies in a “provider/consumer” model. In this post, I’m going to talk about creating this provider/consumer model using a different combination of technologies: OpenStack as the infrastructure provider and Vagrant for consuming that infrastructure. If you’re unfamiliar with Vagrant, I recommend you first read this introduction to Vagrant (after that you can dig into all the other Vagrant-tagged posts ).

Bright Computing and Curtiss-Wright Working Together


This month, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division is collaborating with the leading High Performance Computing (HPC) software vendor Bright Computing. Bright Computing has brought their supercomputing software tools to the embedded Aerospace & Defense market to be a part of Curtiss-Wright’s OpenHPEC TM Accelerator Suite TM.

Digital Master Chapter IX: Digital Maturity

Future of CIO

From doing digital to being digital. Digital makes a profound impact from specific function to business as a whole, the purpose of such radical digitalization is to make a significant difference in the overall levels of customer delight and achieve high performing business result.

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Data Center Management and Control: Good SLAs Make Good Neighbors

Data Center Knowledge

Monitoring, DR readiness, partnership with provider vital considerations in selecting right data center services Read More. Colocation Data Center Strategies

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.

Server StorageIO September 2015 Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

Étape par Étape: Installation d’un serveur de conversation permanente Skype Entreprise Server 2015


Le rôle de Persistent Chat Server permet aux utilisateurs de participer à des conversations thématiques multi-parties persistantes dans le temps. Les équipes peuvent efficacement partager des informations, des idées.( read more ). Guest Bloggers Step-By-Step French Skype for business skype MSIgnite Microsoft MVP how-to

What’re the Next Practices of Board Succession Plan

Future of CIO

In a world of well-defined problems, directors are required to exercise influence over volatility, manage uncertainty, simplify complexity and resolve ambiguity in a 21st-century digital environment.

Private Links to Office 365 Now Live at Equinix Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Private links to SaaS next frontier as colo giant carves out its place in enterprise cloud market Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Connectivity Enterprise Equinix Microsoft SaaS

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.