Sat.Jan 16, 2016 - Fri.Jan 22, 2016

Comprehending Machine Intelligence: Research and Graphic by Shivon Zilis


Bob Gourley. Shivon Zilis is an investor at Bloomberg Beta , a very interesting early stage venture capital fund. I knew I would like Bloomberg Beta when I saw how they do their website. It is smart and reflects very well on their leadership team: They decided to leverage GitHub for their site.

Now raging: The 3 cloud battles that matter most

David Linthicum

The public cloud wars are over, and three providers have emerged as the powers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, the trio I call AMG. Yes, IBM, Oracle, and HP Enterprise remain in the game, but they're not really players. As a cloud consultant, I don't see them in deals any more, and I suspect that they can't keep up with AMG's massive spending on R&D and marketing. So now what? The big war for the public cloud may be over, but several cloud markets will be active battlegrounds.

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Data Center Documentary Explores Places Where Cloud Lives

Data Center Knowledge

Artist who explores internet infrastructure releases trailer for his latest work Read More. Popular

Perfect Takes Work

Eric D. Brown

Every so often I run across a story that leaves me in awe. A story out of Scotland about a photography who has spent years trying to make the ‘perfect’ picture is one of those stories.

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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.

Internet of Things: simply put


Michael Johnson. We know you know about the many issues of the Internet of Things, and have provided higher order issues for your consideration here. But with this post we wanted to bring your attention to two videos that are a more simple explanation.

The cloud is a bargain, but it's not cheap

David Linthicum

According to findings from Tariff Consultancy, the average cloud computing price for enterprises has dropped by two-thirds since 2014. Tariff found that an average entry-level cloud computing instance is currently valued at 12 cents per hour for Windows users, with cloud services now employed by enterprises across a range of crucial applications. The cost of the public cloud appears to have stabilized.

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How A Gold Mine CIO Is Preparing For The Internet Of Things

The Accidental Successful CIO

Even gold mines need an IT infrastructure Image Credit: Nicolas Emmanuel-Emile. As the person with the CIO job, you have a challenging job.

Now Every Home Can Have A Security Robot


Michael Johnson. The video at this link is an overview of the iCam Pro by Amaryllo. There are many other security cameras on the market, and increasingly they are connected to the Internet and controllable by your smartphone.

Installing Microsoft Updates in the Build Post-OS

Mick's IT Blog

There are updates that have to be installed after the OS has been installed.Net Framework is an example. When I am building a reference image, I cannot inject the updates as packages to.Net Framework as it is not installed until after the OS has been installed.

Switch Data Center in Michigan to Run on Renewable Energy

Data Center Knowledge

Service provider and utility in talks about new renewable energy generation project in state Read More. Chicago Colocation Power Site Selection Switch SuperNAPs

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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!

Who’s in Charge of Digital?

CIO Dashboard

Only 6% of companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer to chart a course for digital transformation, according to PwC’s 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study. The problem isn’t the lack of CDOs, but the scarcity of digital leadership.

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The Future Is Here: Video review of 10 very innovative technologies


Michael Johnson. This short clip reviews ten technologies that are innovative and amazing, including: Sunscreen Pill. Self-Fitting Clothes. Universal Translators. Mind Controlled Appliances. Portable Healing Laser. Motor Neuroprosthetics. Permanent Artificial Organs. Personal Nanofactory.

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Configuring Dell BIOS Before the Image is Laid Down

Mick's IT Blog

In 2014, I published this blog entry that configured the BIOS during a build process. It used the Dell Command | Configure utility. At the time, I was in a squeeze to get the new build created along with getting all new GPOs and upgrading to a new document management system at the same time.

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JP Morgan: Data Center REIT Stocks Undervalued

Data Center Knowledge

Analysts expect faster earnings growth to help close valuation gap with wireless tower firms, traditional REITs Read More. Colocation Featured Investing

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.

Why Is Enterprise IT Continually Reorganizing?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It's become an obligatory part of most enterprise IT conversations I have -- what's the latest org structure? I joke that most enterprise IT shops are always in one of three states: (1) in the middle of a reorg, (2) getting over the last reorg, and (3) preparing for the next big reorganization.

How Data Journalism is Impacting the Industry


Rick Delgado. Though it may not be obvious to the average person, the journalism industry is undergoing a transformative change, one that could very well revolutionize the business in exciting ways. Many people are already somewhat familiar with the concept of big data, and while analytics is mostly applied to the business world, its impact on journalistic practices cannot be understated. Data has, of course, always been a part of journalism, especially when it came to in-depth reporting.

The Multitude of IT Dexterity

Future of CIO

Learn the business; be the business and become the business. Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, culture to process and capability both horizontally and vertically.

Top Five Data Center and Cloud Considerations for 2016

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the biggest trends and considerations going into 2016 around cloud, your data center, and new IT strategies Read More. Cloud Computing Convergence Featured Networking Virtualization cloud data center

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?

Step-By-Step: Adding an Azure Subscription as an Endpoint in Visual Studio Team Services


Understanding the configuration of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is not without it's challenges. One of the prerequisites required is the inclusion of an Azure Subscription which has been noted by some attending one of the various Microsoft DevOps.( read more ).

Fed Tech Roundup January 18


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. California natural gas leak just one of thousands across country - PBS NewsHour. When Detection is Response by Another Name: The EDR Market Category. Tech seeks green light for self-driving cars - The Hill. Why Is The Government Investing in Self-Driving Cars? Newsweek. Department of Defense Awards $200 Million Contract to ManTech.

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Conventional Wisdom or Unconventional Wisdom: Which is True Wisdom

Future of CIO

For human as species to survive and thrive, true wisdom is the most important thing to push the world forward! Rational wisdom is the usual meaning of the term 'wisdom' - it means accumulative wisdom that grows with age - or 'learning from past experience.'

Nine Main Challenges in Big Data Security

Data Center Knowledge

Of particular concern is the supposition that legitimate cloud file hosting services such as Dropbox, Box, and Stream Nation, are at risk of being used as control servers in upcoming cyber espionage campaigns. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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.

Step-By-Step: Downgrading A Windows Server Domain and Forest Functional Level


Once upon a time, it was not possible to downgrade Windows Server forest and domain functional levels once upgraded. Enter Windows Server 2012 R2 and it's Active Directory enhancements, as detailed by the video below, backed by PowerShell automation.( read more ).

Fed Tech Roundup January 22


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Hyperloop Race Picks Up Speed - Wall Street Journal. VA chief lays out 2016 priorities, including IT improvements - Five Things New State Privacy Bills Could Teach Congress - WIRED. Rogers: Cyber Command capabilities at 'tipping point' - California to test taxing drivers by the mile - The Hill.

Three Trends in Digital Leadership

Future of CIO

The digital leaders win with purpose and fight for the better world. More and more organizations are heading to the digital journey, it takes digital leadership to encompass the right direction, empower the right talent and enable the long-term transformation.

Emerson Claims Water-Less Data Center Cooling Tech Saved 1B-Plus Gallons of Water

Data Center Knowledge

Pumped refrigerant replaces 1 million gallons of water needed to cool 1 MW of IT for one year Read More. Cooling Emerson Network Power

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.

Looking Ahead: My 2016 Projects

Scott Lowe

Almost every year since 2012, I’ve been publishing a list of projects/goals for the upcoming year (here’s the original list for 2012 , then 2013 , I skipped 2014, and here’s the list for 2015 ). In this post, I’m going to share with you the list of projects/goals for 2016. Here’s the list for 2016. For some of the items below, I’m also going to include a stretch goal , something I’ll aim toward but won’t count against myself if I don’t actually attain it. Complete a new book (again).

Fed Tech Roundup January 21


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Executive Profile: Charlie Bengston, ASRC Federal Group President for Engineering & Aerospace Solutions. Can Agriculture And Silicon Valley Team Up To Feed The World? ThinkProgress. Why Haven't Gunmakers Improved Safety Technology the Way Automakers Did? - The Atlantic.

Five Views from the Vision

Future of CIO

Generally speaking, vision is a future state of beings. Vision is to zoom into the future as if it were closer.

How East Coast Data Centers are Preparing for the Storm

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the steps data center operators have taken to make sure they ride out the blizzard without incident Read More. Colocation Downtime Featured

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.