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What Is The Difference Between Data Governance and Big Data Governance?


The video at this link and embedded below starts with a great question: What is the difference between data governance and big data governance? Well we all know that the theory should be that there should be no difference.

Cloud backup: Don't rely on your provider alone

David Linthicum

You've moved data to the cloud. Now it's time to talk about disaster recovery -- how to build a resilient system that can recover from catastrophic failure. Amazon Web Services, for example, says its S3 service "is designed to deliver flexibility, agility, geo-redundancy, and robust data protection." To IT, that means the system is fault-tolerant, managing the resiliency needs for you. ("Geo-redundancy"

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Why Accessibility Is A CIO’s New Responsibility

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to start to consider the needs of disabled workers Image Credit: Leo Reynolds. CIOs need to understand that the environment in which their company operates is changing. Two important things are happening at the same time. The first is that a lot of us are becoming older.

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: August 2015

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of August's most read stories on Data Center Knowledge Read More. Featured Popular

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.

Kubi: Adding Life to Teleconferencing


Dan Cybulski, CTO of Cognitio, appears on Katie Kennedy's Kubi device. Traditional video conferencing can be frustrating. In this virtual environment, not having the ability to see whom you are conversing with can be a great disadvantage.

Enterprises can't solve tech support for the cloud

David Linthicum

Your storage-as-a-service cloud goes down one afternoon. Who do your users call? The internal support desk? The cloud provider? Outsourced support? Their nerdy cousin? These are the questions facing enterprise IT these days. They are brokering cloud services for users, often passing the cost on to them as well. However, when it comes to support, the cloud is still a hot potato. Enterprises are struggling to create support strategies that make sense for the cloud.

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Data Center Consolidation: a Manager’s Checklist

Data Center Knowledge

Smart data center and cloud providers learn to use what they have and make the absolute most out of every resource. Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Consolidation Data Center Strategies Featured cloud

No Organization Can Defend Themselves By Themselves Anymore


The video at this link and embedded below provides a review of eSentire's Active Threat Protection capabilities, an approach that combines managed security services and technology into a highly functioning capability to predict, prevent, detect and respond to attacks.

CIO’s Tale of Two Cities: Growth vs. Cost Control

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui. “It It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom.” Charles Dickens might as well have been writing about the CIO’s situation today. Last week, I brainstormed with a CEO of a fast growing organization.

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Uncomfortable Truths In Enterprise IT

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Yes, I've moved to Oracle to work on infrastructure products and solutions. What I haven't shared yet was my real motivation -- a deep and fundamental shift in my personal perspective of what's really going on in the enterprise IT industry -- and what's happening in enterprise IT shops.

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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!

Latency, Bandwidth, Disaster Recovery: Selecting the Right Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The process to select a good data center has to involve not only the physical elements of the facility but the workload to be delivered as well. Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Data Center Strategies Featured cloud colocation data center

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities


One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication.

RSAT tools for Windows 10


Hello Folks, It’s now expected that soon after the release of a new client OS, we release a new set of server management tools. Well, wait no more the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 have been released. These tools includes.( read more ).

Google updates productivity suite with dictation, integrated search and more

Computerworld Vertical IT

Google rolled out a big set of updates to its productivity suite today aimed primarily at enhancing its capabilities for students and teachers. The updates include a new tool that lets users search for content to add to a document on Android, and support for dictating documents to their computer using Google's voice recognition capabilities.

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.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 27th

Data Center Knowledge

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

The 2016 Big Data Prediction: Which of these two types of organization will you be in?


Today, there is countless data collected and analyzed by companies. Just a few years ago, that data was useless, now data is collected and used to provide answers and solve problems. As big data use cases continue to evolve, there will be an increasing number of business missions that will be served by new approaches to data.

System Center Tips: Fixing SCOM To OMS Connection Issues


With the newly released System Center Operations Manager Technical Preview 3 now available, I decided to have a go at enabling the integration between Operations Manager (SCOM) and the new Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) which was formerly.( read more ).

What is the Purpose of Systems Thinking

Future of CIO

The voice of Systems Thinking, to communicate within the spiral of conscious awareness, is a story. Humans as intelligent beings with the ability to think! One might ask: What is the purpose of thinking?

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?

How to Manage Cloud Resources Wisely

Data Center Knowledge

Do you know the limitations of your cloud? Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

Manage Those Keys


An unavoidable fact of life is that data breaches can and will occur. The jury is still out on when and to what extent we will be able to reverse this situation. However, in the meantime, to avoid appearing on the “wall of shame” of major breaches that expose confidential information, you had better make sure that all the data you use, store and transmit, is encrypted.

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Using PowerShell to retrieve the Bitlocker Recovery Key from Active Directory

Mick's IT Blog

I wanted an easy way to find the bitlocker recovery key in the even MBAM was down and as a backup. We use MBAM, but also use Active Directory as a backup for the keys. This script makes it easy to find the key without having to go into AD. I tested this script on user profiles both with and without permissions to the bitlocker recovery keys. If a user does not have permissions to view the key, then the script returns the message no key exists. This script will prompt for the computer name.

How to Define the Quality of Experience

Future of CIO

The better way to define experience is “Lessons Learned.” Humans are curious by nature and have an unfazed attraction towards perfection. Whatever we are today - our knowledge and our capabilities are on account of our cumulative experience only right from the day we were born, even before.

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.

Learning to Trust in the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Although myths about the lack of security in clouds has been perpetuated for years, the industry has made great strides in improving confidence. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Fed Tech Roundup September 4


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Mitre to Support Auburn University’s Drone Pilot Training Program. New Guidelines Require Warrants For Federal Surveillance of Cellphones - Yahoo Tech. Feds Will Need Warrant to Use Cellphone Scanning Technology Known as 'Stingrays' - ABC News. No Organization Can Defend Themselves By Themselves Anymore.

Checking Out GitHub Pull Requests Locally

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to show you how to use the Git command-line to check out GitHub pull requests locally. I take absolutely no credit for this trick! I picked this up from this GitHub Gist , and merely wanted to share it here so that others would benefit. The GitHub gist shows you how to modify the Git configuration for a particular repository so that when you run git fetch it will fetch all the pull requests for that repository as well.

Listening with Empathy

Future of CIO

As managers and leaders, you may have to guide, and that is fine after you "seek first to understand." Empathy is one of the most crucial elements in leadership effectiveness, due to the complexity, ambiguity, and the paradox of the world we live in.

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.

Who Needs Generators? Data Center Taps Directly into Grid for Power

Data Center Knowledge

Phoenix utility and BaseLayer combine to create first-ever technology that taps directly into the electrical grid to power data centers, eliminating the need for generators. Read More. Modular Data Centers Phoenix Power

Fed Tech Roundup September 3


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Improved defense the key for FCW - Federal grant to aid enrollment under Affordable Care Act; Delcross. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says - Centre Daily Times. Kubi: Adding Life to Teleconferencing. Fed Tech Roundup September 2. Intel RFP, new NGA maps and another China hack -

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VMworld 2015 Day 2 Keynote Liveblog

Scott Lowe

The day 2 keynote kicks off with another Cloud Academy presentation… After the video wraps up, Sanjay Poonen takes the stage. Poonen briefly recaps yesterday’s messaging, and then moves into the focus of today’s keynote—focusing on the “any application and any device” part of the “Ready for Any” messaging. According to Poonen, the core of the solution for “any application on any device” is VMware’s Workspace Suite.

As a Business Leader: How do you Value your People

Future of CIO

Value is multidimensional but also very specific. We experience the value of someone we just met through an exchange of information. Employers experience the value of their employees every day through their daily interactions with the company customers.

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.