Sat.Feb 13, 2016 - Fri.Feb 19, 2016

Wake up! The private cloud fantasy is over

David Linthicum

The private cloud's market size is about $7 billion , according to the analysts at Wikibon. That's a quarter the size of the public cloud market, which Wikibon estimates as about $25 billion. Indeed, the value of Amazon Web Services (AWS) alone is larger than the entire private cloud market -- AWS's market share came in at $7.9 billion in 2015. Other surveys show that the private cloud is still growing, but it won’t overtake public clouds.

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TechNet Radio: Build Your Hybrid Cloud - Delegating Management in the Azure Cloud with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) - Part 26

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing their " Build Your Hybrid Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze show us how to delegate administration to infrastructure admins, application admins, and help desk roles in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). [1:20]

Meet Cognitio’s Bob Flores In Australia at Connect Expo April 19-20, 2016


Katie Kennedy. Bob Flores is a highly regarded enterprise technologist with proven performance helping enterprises across multiple industries make optimal use of their information resources.

Foto Friday – Old door at Mission San Jose

Eric D. Brown

This is one of the old doors at Mission San Jose in San Antonio. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 12-24 II. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio.


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.

How to bet on AWS Reserved Instances -- and win

David Linthicum

Cloud pricing is often presented as a simple "pay for what you use" proposition, perhaps with volume discounts -- or penalties. But pricing can be as complex as for any on-premises licenses or network bandwidth service. Exhibit A: reservation-based pricing, such as Amazon Web Services' Reserved Instances. If you expect consistent, heavy use, Reserved Instances can provide substantial savings over owning your hardware, as well as over using AWS's standard as-needed pricing. [

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Mastering The Skill Of Public Speaking

The Accidental Successful CIO

Public speaking is a skill that technical leaders need to master Image Credit: Brain POP. One of the most important parts of your job is communicating with the people who are looking to you for guidance.

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How to Turn Big Data Into a Competitive Advantage


Rick Delgado. Big data, no doubt, is big right now. When it blasted on the scene, businesses jumped at the chance to use a massive amount of data to gauge what their customers wanted and needed, tailoring their services to offer the perfect experience. However, with so many businesses taking hold of this advantage, it becomes unmistakably clear that no real advantage can be found unless you offer something that your competition does not.

TechNet Radio: Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Delegating Management in the Azure Cloud with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) – Part 26

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing their “ Build Your Hybrid Cloud ” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze show us how to delegate administration to infrastructure admins, application admins, and help desk roles in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). [1:20]

What IT Managers Need to Know about Data Center Cooling

Data Center Knowledge

Making sure a data center runs efficiently is up to both IT and facilities Read More. AFCOM Cooling Data Center World Management

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.

Modern Cloudwashing

Chuck's Blog - EMC

When "cloud" became A Big Thing several years ago, we were all greatly amused by vendors who simply added a "cloud" moniker to familiar offerings from a previous era.

Ransomware Evolves: Entire Hospital Including Emergency Rooms Disrupted


Bob Gourley. Cybersecurity and business risk professionals have watched ransomware evolve from a minor nuisance to a major threat capable of holding multiple systems at risk. Evidence of the rapidly evolving ransomware threat now includes an ongoing attack against Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angles. The attack was so bad the hospital has had its operations disrupted. Many patients had to be moved to other facilities and even emergency rooms were impacted.

Why CRM and BI Stocks Salesforce, Tableau, and Qlik all Tanked

Social, Agile and Transformation

CEOs Mr. Marc Benioff, Mr. Christian Chabot and Mr. Lars Björk Your stocks have tanked the last couple of weeks. Part of the reason is that you've over-promised your shareholders and set financial expectations too high. That was bound to happen at some point given the demands on your business to achieve hockey stick growth quarter to quarter. Your competitors in Microsoft and Oracle are.

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Facebook Open Sources Data Center Network Fault Detection Tools

Data Center Knowledge

NetNORAD system detects and localizes device failure in social network’s global data center infrastructure within seconds Read More. Downtime Facebook Networking

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.

When Good Analysts Have A Bad Day

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I was looking forward to joining Wikibon's #crowdchat on "True Private Clouds" last Thursday.  I enjoy the topic, the participants and the platform. As is so often the case, it turned out that my travel plans didn't align, so I tried to catch up afterwards.

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New “Li-Fi” Technology to Offer 100 Times Faster Internet than Traditional Wi-Fi


Brigg Patten. Li-Fi is a cutting edge technology that some predict will soon overtake Wi-Fi as the primary source of wireless communications. As it continues to grow and make an impact, learn about the pros and cons of this unique new technology below. Li-Fi vs. Wi-Fi. The term Li-Fi was originally coined by a German scientist named Harald Haas during a TED Talk in 2011. During his talk, Mr. Haas proposed the idea of using light bulbs in place of wireless routers for telecommunications purposes.

(Part 27) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take us through an in-depth walkthrough of one of the newest features in Windows Server 2016 – Nested Virtualization. Find out what it is, why you should use it and how you can use it in your organization. [1:20] 1:20] What’s new in Windows Server 2016 TP4? [1:41] 1:41] What is Nested Virtualization and how does it benefit my organization? [9:22] 9:22] DEMO: Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016 Read the article!

Equinix Mulling Purchase of CenturyLink and Verizon Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Data center colocation giant in talks with big telcos about buying some of the assets they’re looking to offload Read More. CenturyLink Colocation Deals Equinix Featured Verizon

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.

PowerShell MSI Uninstaller By Application Name

Mick's IT Blog

Here is a function that will uninstall an MSI installed application by the name of the app. You do not need to input the entire name either. For instance, say you are uninstalling all previous versions of Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is always labeled Adobe Reader X, Adobe Reader XI, and so forth. This script allows you to do this without having to find out every version that is installed throughout a network and then enter an uninstaller line for each version.

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How to be a “Rock Star” CIO with Bob Gourley


Katie Kennedy. Our own Bob Gourley was featured in a post by IT World Canada which examined ways that CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other technologists can better serve their own enterprises, learn emerging technology and even enhance their careers by leveraging social media. The piece provided insights on ways to help others via social media.

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(Part 26) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Delegating Management in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing their " Build Your Hybrid Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze show us how to delegate administration to infrastructure admins, application admins, and help desk roles in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) [1:20] How do we control access to Azure Resource Manager using Role Based Access Control? [13:17]

CoreSite Reports Strong Q4 but Shell Capacity in Key Markets Short

Data Center Knowledge

Data center REIT had its record leasing year, but existing shell space in N. Virginia and Chicago is approaching full build-out Read More. Colocation CoreSite Featured Investing Supply and Demand

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.

How to delete your OK Google Now audio search history

Tech Republic Security

If you're a Google Now power user, you might want to know that Google saves all of your audio searches. You might also want to know how to delete those searches from your account. Jack Wallen shows you how

Tech News Roundup February 19


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. 29th Annual Leukemia Ball Preview with Event Co-Chairman Ed Offterdinger. Apple-FBI fight over iPhone encryption pits privacy against national security - Los Angeles Times. Apple likely to invoke free-speech rights in encryption fight - Reuters. Apple's iPhone Privacy Stand Draws Tech Industry Support - Investor's Business Daily.

Step-By-Step: Disabling A Windows 10 Upgrade on a Windows 7 Machine for Small Business


Fellow colleague, William Sung , recently reached out to team CANITPRO.NET to inquire about how to block a Windows 10 upgrade from occurring on a Windows 7 machine. An odd request, however for some small businesses a dire ask. In this situation, a store.( read more ).

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of February 12th

Data Center Knowledge

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

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.