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

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.

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]

Designing Data Centers for the Future

Data Center Knowledge

Here's a collection of January stories focused on data center design trends and best practices Read More. Data Center Design

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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]

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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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!

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

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!

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 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.

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

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]

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Data Center Extends Cloud’s Edge to Minneapolis

Data Center Knowledge

EdgeConneX’s latest site to serve enterprise cloud needs in Twin Cities Read More. Cloud Computing Colocation Connectivity Data Center Strategies Featured

QuintessenceLabs Unveils their Trusted Security Foundation (TSF)


Katie Kennedy. It is clear that one of the most important challenges we face as a nation is cybersecurity. To help address this issue, the administration has created a and promulgated a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). The key point of this plan is that citizens need tools to protect themselves, companies must defend their operations and information, and the Government has to protect the American people and all of the information individuals entrust with the government.

CIO’s Digital Agenda : IT Talent Management Innovation (III)

Future of CIO

Hiring the right person for the right position at the right time. People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. Hiring the right person for the right position at the right time,” is the mantra of many forward-thinking organizations. The question is how would you define the right people?

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 ).

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.

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

Tech News Roundup February 17


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. The President's NSA Advisory Board Finally Gets a Tech Expert - WIRED. Tim Cook Opposes Order for Apple to Unlock iPhone, Setting Up Showdown - New York Times. Former DIA Director Michael Flynn Named Member of Brainwave Advisory Board. Infrastructure Australia calls for full benefits of NBN but skirts technology choices - ZDNet.

How Coherent are your IT Enabled Digital Capabilities

Future of CIO

The enterprise consists of a set of capabilities. IT plays a pivotal role in leading digital transformation at many forward-thinking organizations today, and IT strategy is an integral component of the corporate level digital strategy.

CTO Advisor 027 – VSAN 6.2 What you need to know

Virtualized Greek

Wikibon has predicted that Server SAN will overtake traditional storage arrays. The latest version of VSAN 6.2 moves a step closer to displacing legacy storage arrays. I’m joined by VMware Principle Architect Rawlinson Rivera (@punchinglcloud). We hit some critical questions. Blog Posts

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.