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Please Tell Us Your Views Of The Best Assistive Technologies For Enterprise Professionals To Track


By Bob Gourley Enterprise CTOs are increasingly seeking new ways to enable assistive technologies into mission applications and to assist those with needs in interacting with organizational assets and others in the workforce.

Eureka! New tech shrinks cloud computing's carbon footprint

David Linthicum

Want to reduce carbon emissions from cloud computing? A bunch of algorithms developed by computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin and IBM Research in Dublin can help reduce the carbon cost of cloud computing , the researchers claim. read more. Cloud Computing Data Center Green IT Cloud computing

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Report: Data Center Leasing Surged 25 Percent in 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Data center demand from social media companies and cloud-builders contributed to a surge in leasing of wholesale data center suites in 2013, with total leasing volume up about 25 percent from 2012, according to a report from a real estate firm. Featured

Happy New Year! Top 10 Blog Articles of 2013

IT Pros Rock!

Happy New Year! I hope that you all are having a wonderful start to your New Year in 2014!

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.

Watch Advanced Analytical Demo Leveraging @Pentaho and @Cloudera In A Law Enforcement Intelligence Use Case


By Bob Gourley Pentaho enables very powerful, analyst-focused solutions over enterprise data holdings, and is designed to work incredibly well with advanced Big Data infrastructure and other tools, including Cloudera’s CDH, Search and Impala.

3 key tips cloud providers won't tell you about app migration

David Linthicum

There''s applications in them thar clouds! Now that enterprises finally understand that it''s much cheaper to operate applications in the public clouds, it''s become even more of a mad rush. That''s a huge change in attitude from just a year ago. As enterprise IT is now seriously moving applications into the cloud, some best practices are emerging. But they tend to be known by only a few, so most organizations don''t benefit from them.

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What is the Internet Of Things? The Magic Beyond Bracelets, Gadgets and Home Automation

Social, Agile and Transformation

The potential benefits from technologies associated with the Internet of Things (IOT) lies in the intersection of multiple capabilities. IOT''s magic goes beyond just a simple application. Take wearable technologies - does the Nike Fuelband or the Fitbit represent our IOT aspirations? automation has been around for at least twenty years, so is scheduling. the lights to turn on or off or. big data cloud computing in the news innovation IOT

Data center automation/performance management and optimization


By Bob Gourley This post was written on behalf of Corvil to help further the dialog on efficient IT operations. We have previously provided overviews of new concepts in Enterprise Operational Performance Monitoring and requirements you should consider for an Operational Performance Monitoring Solution. With this post we provide information on the need for enhanced performance management and optimization solutions for data centers.

FREE Training and Resources: What’s New with Visual Studio 2013

IT Pros Rock!

For those of you working in a DevOps-related role, you may be interested in the following FREE online training events and resources to learn more about what's new in our latest release of Visual Studio. All of the resources in this article are free to attend , so be sure to share with your teammates or anyone who may be interested in your community! read more ). Visual Studio 2013

Schneider Electric Acquires AST Modular

Data Center Knowledge

Schneider Electric has beefed up its position in the market for pre-fabricated data centers with the acquisition of AST Modular, the company said today. The AST deal reflects Schneider''s growing focus on modular solutions, coming just three months after it rolled out a new line of 15 enclosures.

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!

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Tech memes and buzzwords come and go. But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage.

An Update on @ForgeRock: This company is quietly transforming the entire stack of enterprise identity management, access control and authorization capabilities


By Bob Gourley It has been a while since I’ve written about ForgeRock and after getting an update from them to day I’m embarrassed to say I should have been keeping you all more informed. If you are a program manager, systems architect, software engineers or CIO/CTO/CISO you should really be tracking what this very virtuous firm is doing.

What Is The One Thing That A CIO Needs To Accomplish Next Year?

The Accidental Successful CIO

This is no way to treat your company’s customers! Image Credit. It’s starting to get to that point in the year where we all start to think about the importance of information technology and what our goals for next year should be.

Understanding and Mitigating Risk From Data Center Threats

Data Center Knowledge

Attacks against cloud providers have not only increased, they’ve also become much more sophisticated. Here are some tips that can help you learn to control and mitigate new risks around the modern data center environment. Security data center security DDoS

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.

Towards Better Convergence Models

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Convergence is one of those powerful IT concepts that powers progress.    Functions that were once seen as separate and distinct get combined and deeply integrated in a useful way, and there’s no going back. Cell phones meet handheld computers, and smartphones are born. 

CIT (@CITorg) Announces New Solicitation for Commercialization Fund (pls help spread word)


By Bob Gourley CIT Announces Second of Two FY2014 Solicitations for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) . Eligible applicants invited to apply for nearly $5M in CRCF funds. January 9, 2014 (HERNDON, Va.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2014 spring solicitation.

2014 Federal Intelligence Summit - Washington, DC

Cloud Musings

DBT Data and Potomac Officers Club are excited to announce that Al Tarasiuk, CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will be part of an ICITE panel discussion that will provide insight and updates on this mission critical, cross agency Intel program.

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Hypervisor 201: The 2014 Market Update

Data Center Knowledge

The hypervisor market has undergone some some shifts over the past year. Cloud columnist Bill Kleyman looks at which hypervisors are leading the market, which players are retooling their solution, and how the cloud is changing the game. Featured hypervisor Virtualization

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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?

Of Server SANs and SDS

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It was great to read Wikibon''s first take on a new market segment -- " server SANs " -- written by my colleague Stu Miniman (@stu). Of all the various industry analysis available, the Wikibon content regularly does it for me, at least when it comes to storage. 

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Digital Enterprise or Digital Front Office?

CIO Dashboard

CIO Magazine’s latest State of the CIO report tells us that only 25% of 722 CIOs surveyed think that their IT organization is positioned as true business colleagues within the rest of their organizations.

3rd Annual World Congress of Cloud Computing 2014

Cloud Musings

Today I am proud and honored to announce that I will be participating in this year''s 3rd Annual World Congress of Cloud Computing 2014! Highlighting the theme of “Chinese Dream in Cloud” the event will be held in Dalian, China from June 19 to 21, 2014.

Survey: NSA Scandal Prompting Shift Away From U.S. Providers

Data Center Knowledge

A study commissioned by Peer 1 Hosting found that 25 percent of Canadian and UK businesses are looking to move data outside of U.S. borders following NSA privacy scandals. The survey results reflect the nuances of the situation, with many admitting confusion about data and privacy laws. Featured

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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.

TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Managing Cloud Foundations with Windows Server 2012 R2

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing the "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers walk us through managing cloud foundations with Windows Server 2012 R2. Tune in as they go in depth into what management tools are available as well as introduce the new features found in PowerShell 4.0. [

MDT 2013 and Pentium 4 Systems

Mick's IT Blog

My firm is getting the first tablet machines in that will be Windows 8.1. This requires MDT 2013 and ADK 8.1. The problem is that we still have a few machines that are Pentium 4 systems, specifically Dell Precision Workstation 380s. The problem is that the Pentium 4 processor is not compatible with Windows 8.1 and ADK. The system will crash when the Windows 8.1 PE begins to load with the following message: Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button.

A Digital Innovation Ecosystem

Future of CIO

An innovation ecosystem is a systematic innovation methodological environment or a sort of innovation philosophy. Innovation is changing to tackle the complexities of business dynamic, but within itself, it needs to change as well.

How to Best Control a Private Cloud Environment

Data Center Knowledge

Next-generation computing revolves around the cloud. One of the most prevalent cloud platforms currently in the industry is the private cloud. Learn how to better manage your private cloud environment. Cloud Computing private cloud

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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.

Step-By-Step: Enabling DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 R2.



Oracle & SDN washing

Virtualized Greek

I was wondering what ever happened to Oracle’s “SDN” solution they inherited from their purchase of Xsigo. I hated that Oracle labeled it a SDN solution. It seemed a stretch at the time, and I don’t see anything fundamentally different in the solution. It looks identical to the product Xsigo was selling over a year ago. I consider it SDN washing if that’s a term. Interesting enough they’ve purchased another SDN company Corente. Judge for yourself.

Does Innovation Influence Customer Satisfaction?

Future of CIO

More often than not, customers are the center of innovation efforts. Being customer-centric is one of the most significant goals for forward-looking businesses to shape a digital future, however, traditional innovation works on the basis of intuition almost exclusively.

A Supercomputer Under the Hood: NVIDIA Chips Automate the Car

Data Center Knowledge

NVIDIA is harnessing the power of supercomputers to automate the automobile, enabling cars to detect pedestrians, monitor your blind spot, and provide warnings if a driver is wandering out of his lane. Blades audi gpu nvidia


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.