Sat.Jan 04, 2014 - Fri.Jan 10, 2014

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

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.

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 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.

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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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.

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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. 

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

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 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.

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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

How to fix Outlook's Jump Lists

Sean Daniel

I''m a big fan of the Jump Lists in Windows 7/Windows 8.

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


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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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.