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

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.

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.

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?

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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

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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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 -

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 Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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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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 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).

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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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

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 ).

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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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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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

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Server StorageIO September 2015 Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.