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Robots Running Hotels

CTOvision

The first hotel to be completely run by robots opened Friday, July 17th in Japan. Guests will rarely see humans and they will interact primarily with robots. The front desk is staffed by a female android. The bellhop is a mechanical velociraptor. Luggage is moved to rooms by a nice little autobot.

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When migrating apps to the cloud, don't forget containers

David Linthicum

Enterprises are moving hundreds or even thousands of applications to the cloud. This was once a straightforward, if difficult, process that focused on lifting and shifting the application. These days, other emerging patterns should be considered. Lift and shift is the most popular way to migrate applications, and it was really the only method that enterprises used in the past. It's cheap, it's fast, it works -- all pluses for American businesses. [

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Step-by-Step: Managing Azure Resources with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

In the past few articles , we’ve been focusing on provisioning end-to-end IaaS environments on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using the new Azure Resource Manager API and PowerShell.

The Dichotomy of Data Access and Data Privacy

Eric D. Brown

In order to use data within your business, you must first collect that data. Seems simple enough right? You capture some data, store it somewhere and the use that data at a later time in your analysis. What about data privacy concerns? Where are you collecting your data?

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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?

Assessing the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

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OpenStack wins big with Google partnership

David Linthicum

Google is joining OpenStack as a corporate sponsor. Its objective is to make sure that Linux containers and associated container management function in the OpenStack environment. As you may recall, Google's open source system called Kubernetes exists to manage contained applications on different platforms. By joining OpenStack, Google is expected to share its expertise on software containers, and this is a nice kick in the ass for OpenStack, which has lost momentum in the last year or so.

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Why Business Leaders are Clueless about Data Integration

Social, Agile and Transformation

When someone says that the data integration process is automated, I suggest asking questions to clarify what they mean by automated. You'll probably conclude that the process is anything but automated let alone reliable, scalable, secure, or configurable. To some, automation implies efficient and reliable but still including manual steps so long as they are performed quickly and easily. agile data big data cloud computing content agility data management data scientist digital transformation

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FedTechTicker: A New News Aggregation Engine For Federal Technology News

CTOvision

We previously pointed out our technology focused RSS aggregation engine the Top Tech Ticker , which helps give you more signal than noise from the countless sources of information on technology news.

How A CIO Can Reorganize An IT Department

The Accidental Successful CIO

How a CIO conducts a reorganization can have a big impact on the IT department Image Credit: rocket ship. Hey CIO, how’s that IT department of yours looking these days?

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The IoT Standards Wars

Data Center Knowledge

Internet of Things consortia are multiplying and companies are placing multiple bets Read More. Featured Internet of Things

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!

Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service

All Things Distributed

In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a cluster: reliable state management and flexible scheduling.

Open-sourced Technology Levels the Playing Field Between Tech Giants and Startups

CTOvision

The contest between proprietary technology and open source has been ongoing for a decade.Today, some of the most premium technology is open-sourced and free. Even Google's highly prized Borg software is becoming open-sourced.

What Role Does A CIO Play When Companies Merge?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Combining two companies is a difficult task and the CIO plays a critical role Image Credit: Tony Webster. The person with CIO job faces many different challenges during their career.

Firms Rethink Russian Data Center Strategy, as Data Sovereignty Law Nears Activation

Data Center Knowledge

Starting in September, Russian users' data will have to be stored in Russia, and companies scramble to comply or exit the market Read More. Data Center Strategies Europe Featured Regulation Site Selection

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.

Data Collection for Regulated & Healthcare Industries with Inspector and Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Conor Hyland, Product Manager at IMEC Technologies joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss Inspector , a data collection software solution that can help your organization easily perform your field inspections. [ 1:24 ] Can you tell us a bit about IMEC Technologies and what solutions you deliver? [ 2:02 ] What does Inspector do and how does it leverage Microsoft Azure? [ 4:22 ] DEMO: Inspector walk through and demo Schedule a LIVE Demo here www.mobi-inspector.(

Consider This Defense Science Board Warning In Light of The OPM Hack

CTOvision

Now that we have all had time to digest the OPM hack (which is, to borrow a phrase from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , really big. you just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is), I would like to draw your attention back to something else. The Defense Science Board Report of January 2013 on the resilience of DoD systems to cyber attack.

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Step-By-Step: Protect physical servers with Azure Site Recovery

CanITPro

Hello Folks, Last week I was reading about the devastating fires in western Canada. I happen to come across a post from Dave Kawula a Canadian MVP who has been a collaborator to the CANITPRO team and Microsoft Canada for a long time. It was about how.( read more ).

IBM’s Machine Learning Tech Takes on Solar Power’s Flakiness

Data Center Knowledge

New modeling and forecasting system said to improve forecast accuracy by 30 percent Read More. Green Data Centers IBM Power

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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.

Radically Simple Business Intelligence with Halo BI and the Microsoft Azure Cloud

IT Pros Rock!

Brandon Kirby, Vice President of Technology & Business Development at Halo BI joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss how Halo BI can help your data discovery needs with a with their complete business intelligence solution suite and services. [ 1:00 ] Can you tell us a bit about Halo BI and your solutions? [ 8:49 ] How does HALO BI work with SQL Server and Microsoft Azure? [

Skills to Look For as Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Gains in Popularity

CTOvision

A transformation is happening among many IT departments as far as the technology they use goes. Much of that change is coming from hyper-converged systems. Of course, one of the biggest reasons companies have become so focused on hyper-converged infrastructure is the fact that it can significantly reduce costs and eliminate the overall complexity usually associated with compute infrastructures.

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Step-By-Step: Installing Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server

CanITPro

The Microsoft Azure offering has been around for a while and offered features and abilities are continually improved upon. However not everyone is ready to migrate to Cloud. Microsoft’s latest offering, Azure Pack, provides the Azure portal feel.( read more ).

DCIM Meets ITSM to Close the Gap Between IT and Facilities

Data Center Knowledge

Convergence between the two is on the rise, some experts saying DCIM will become a subset of ITSM software category Read More. Data Center Strategies DCIM News Enterprise Featured Management

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.

Coordinating Home Healthcare via the Cloud with August Systems and Microsoft Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Alan Nelson and Lynn Batty from August Systems join Keith Mayer as they discuss their latest cloud solution built on the Azure platform, CareWhen. Tune in as they walk us through their home healthcare management software solution. [ 1:03 ] Can you tell us a bit about August Systems and what solutions you deliver? [ 1:59 ] You’ve recently launched a new service called CareWhen. Can you tell us a little bit about what that does? [

Exploiting IT Analytics to Create a ‘Human Layer’ Security Initiative

CTOvision

Wednesday, August 5th, join FireMon at Black Hat for their sponsored workshop. There are four workshop times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:50 pm and 3:00 pm. This workshop will discuss the final understanding and verification of a security incident that ultimately requires human interpretation and decision. Over the past 15-20 years the industry has invested billions in pursuit of automated security layers (e.g.

Business Performance Measurement: How to Take a Holistic Approach

Future of CIO

A holistic approach is based on simple principles, and align the strategic level of measure with operational level metrics. As Drucker wisely pointed out, “you can only manage what you measure.” The purpose of defining performance metrics is to monitor the business progress and performance.

CenturyLink Expands Data Centers in Six Markets

Data Center Knowledge

Colocation continues to drive the provider’s data center decision making Read More. CenturyLink Colocation Data Center Strategies Featured

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.

Social Learning powered by the Hybrid Cloud with NanoLearn

IT Pros Rock!

Jerry Goguen from IntraLearn Software joins Keith Mayer to discuss his cloud solution, NanoLearn which helps organize and validate training and learning resources through SharePoint training courses. [ 1:02 ] Can you tell us a bit about IntraLearn Software and what solutions you deliver? [ 2:50 ] When building this solution, what attracted you most to building on Microsoft SharePoint? [ 13:46 ] DEMO: NanoLearn walkthrough and demo Schedule a LIVE Demo here [link] _.( read more ).

SINET Showcase 2015 Update

CTOvision

We have previously written about the very positive impact the Security Innovation Network (SINET) is having on the community. Their most significant activity in the federal ecosystem is their yearly SINET Showcase. This years event will be held 3-4 Nov at the National Press Club in DC. If you are a tech firm with potentially market disrupting technologies, you can apply to be part of the process. Application deadlines have been extended but you must apply right away.

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Five Principles to Manage Changes

Future of CIO

The spirit of change comes from the top.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 18th

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week Read More.

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?