Sat.May 03, 2014 - Fri.May 09, 2014

Al-Qaeda Innovations Correlated To Unauthorized Disclosures By Snowden: Independent Verification Through Open Source Intelligence


By Bob Gourley. Students of history know what happens when adversaries learn how the good guys collect intelligence on them. They change their tactics, techniques or procedures and it gets much harder to know their intentions.

Oracle keeps missing the point of cloud computing

David Linthicum

I can''t make this stuff up: Oracle is going to provide you some cloud options. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Oracle Cloud Computing

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Implementing the Best Battery Maintenance Practices to Avoid Data Center Downtime

Data Center Knowledge

Data center managers, especially those who oversee facilities that must be available to support revenue generating business operations, are constantly working to overcome the threat of downtime. One of the best ways to minimize this risk is to take care of the batteries that support your.

Citizen Engagement - The Rule of Three

CIO Musings

NOTE: This entry is also posted at [link]. I have been invited to be a featured blogger for them, which I am really happy about. Do you believe that the involvement of citizens in the management of the government makes government better? Are you willing to do things differently to reach a different segment of the population? One of the leaders I respect the most has often been heard to say that public servants are at their best when they partner with citizens.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub


By Bob Gourley. We previously wrote about NGA on GitHub here and have also provided a few tutorials on GitHub and what enterprise professionals should know about it here. With this post I would like to provide an update on what NGA is up to now in this area.

Moving your apps to the cloud? Beware the slowdown effect

David Linthicum

All clouds are fast and elastic, right? Well, it depends on many factors, but I can say for certain that the way you use cloud determines performance more than the cloud itself. read more. Application Development Cloud Computing Application Architecture

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If An IT Project Wastes US$16B, Is It The CIO’s Fault?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The British NHS IT project is going to end costing a lot and delivering very little Image Credit. It seems like a classic IT problem. You’ve got a lot of separate medical facilities all trying to provide medical services to people who live in the same country.

Symantec Finally Agrees With Everyone Else In The Security Community: Says Antivirus Software Is Dead


As a technologist I have long respected Symantec and their many capabilities (they do far more than antivirus, see the list here). But the hottest firms in cyber security, those growing because they make real, measurable, virtuous differences in enterprise security, are growing because they realized that Symantec''s core antivirus features just are not sufficient. The reality is that antivirus software that uses old fashioned methods of signature analysi. To read more please log in. Login.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. What's the value of DevOps to Enterprise IT? Have you heard about DevOps? Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly driven by business demands for faster, better solutions delivered more quickly than ever before.

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In the Blink of an Eye: Does Your Business Operate with Web Scale IT?

Data Center Knowledge

Organizations that focus on the tenets of Web Scale IT—open architecture, full automation, rigorous testing and continual monitoring of their service not only prevent problems – but can influence buying decisions faster and grow sales or move markets, writes Brandon Whichard of Boundary. Read More.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Links for May 4 2014

Eric D. Brown

Time to rethink your business model. Quote : If your business model is so obsolete that the only way to make money is to extract fees when your customers make mistakes, or to charge for stuff that was once free, it’s time to innovate your business model. The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars. Quote : Retail is undergoing a massive transformation as we speak. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and apps, constantly connected customers are now able to do what was once pure fantasy.

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Enter To Win Free Two Day Pass To #OReillySolid at San Francisco May 21-22


By Bob Gourley. The team at O’Reilly have been very graciously offering any CTOvision reader a deep discount registration to their first of a kind Solid Conference (21-22 May in San Francisco). Registering with our discount code CTOVIZ will give you a 20% discount.

4 Ways to Overcome Obstacles and Rethink the CIO Role

A CIO's Voice

4 Ways to Overcome Obstacles and Rethink the CIO Role – See more at: [link]. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.


HP to rent out custom modular data centers

Data Center Knowledge

“Facility-as-a-Service” adds flexibility to colocation model, shifts data center expense from capital to operating Read More. Enterprise Featured Hewlett-Packard Modular Data Centers

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Hyper-V from a VMware Admin’s Perspective - How does Networking work in Hyper-V?

IT Pros Rock!

In Part 9 of our "Hyper-V from a VMware admin's perspective" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze discuss how networking is supported in Hyper-V. Tune in as they take a look at different network approaches from NIC Teaming , Standard vSwitches vs. Distributed (Logical vSwitches) vs. Network Virtualization (HNV). [ 2:38 ] NIC Teaming, Standard vSwitches vs. Distributed (Logical vSwitches) vs. Network Virtualization (HNV) [ 11:21 ] DEMO : NIC Teaming and Standard vSwitches in Hyper.(

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Datafication and Discrimination


By ShannonPerry. Responding to the controversy surrounding the NSA, President Obama called for a 90-day review in January to address new challenges to national security and issues of individual privacy posed by the United States’ increasing reliance on technology.

5 Trends Spotted at Forrester’s Forum for Technology Management

CIO Dashboard

PwC had the privilege to sponsor Forrester’s Forum for Technology Management Leader s this week in Orlando and our team had a great time and learned a great deal. We distilled our conversations into 5 trends that we think are picking up steam based on what we heard.

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Will Cat 8 Cabling Force A Topology Change In The Data Center?

Data Center Knowledge

Different ‘Cat8’ solutions are being considered by the standards bodies for 40Gb/s over twisted pair copper, writes Ken Hodge of Brand-Rex. How will new cabling impact data centers? Read More. Industry Perspectives

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Getting Started with the Windows Azure Pack

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing their "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer welcomes Andy Syrewicze , a Virtual Systems Administrator from Trivalent Group to the show as they take an in-depth look at the features and capabilities of the Windows Azure Pack and how it can impact your hybrid cloud implementation. [ 2:42 ] What is the Windows Azure Pack? [

Catelas: Next-Generation ‘Relationship Forensics’ Software


Catelas is a solution on the market today that maps out large communications networks. The software''s unique value is its ability to automatically identify the people that matter in any dataset – a specific case (collected data) or across the entire company (log files or email meta-data). Catelas is used for Legal (Early Case Intelligence & Identification), Compliance (Supervision in Financial Services and 3rd party Compliance & Risk Oversigh. To read more please log in. . . Login.

Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Tim Mattix , Mario Gouvea and Vikram Purohit. With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.”

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Cisco to Open Source Service Provider Routing Software

Data Center Knowledge

Company plans to open source customer premise equipment routing software and adds SDN capabilities to Evolved Services Platform for cable operators Read More. Cisco Networking

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. Building your Dream DevOps Dashboard with the new Azure Preview Portal by Brian Keller. Have you heard about DevOps?

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D-Wave Systems: The world’s first commercially available quantum computer


With this post we are beginning our coverage of D-Wave Systems, the world''s first commercially available quantum computer system. D-Wave Systems and their approach is not without controversy. Computer scientists and those who track technology have long studied the potential of quantum computing. The theories of what it can do are incredible, and lab research proves on a daily basis that these theories can be transformed into working realities. D-Wave S. To read more please log in. . . Login.

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Three Key Steps in Driving Business Transformation

Future of CIO

A systematic transformation takes the step-wise scenario and going from decision right to design attitude.

Music of Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Composer records ambient noise of data centers and makes music out of it Read More. Featured

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.

Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is. Is DevOps a new Role in IT? Have you heard about DevOps? Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly driven by business demands for faster, better solutions delivered more quickly than ever before.

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Measuring the American Reaction to Heartbleed


By ShannonPerry. Since the bug became public knowledge in early April, the Heartbleed vulnerability has captured media headlines across the U.S. The hole existed in OpenSSL, an open-source program used by hundreds of thousands of websites. The bug affected some of the world’s most popular sites, including Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia. Even worse, the vulnerability existed for more than two years before its detection.

Standardization vs. Integration

Future of CIO

Overall, the costs and benefits of standardization and integration are case-specific. The balance between standardization and integration, at the business or enterprise level, was the defining characteristic of the industrial age.

Data Center Security Lessons from Heartbleed and Target

Data Center Knowledge

Two of most infamous, recent, far-reaching cyber-security events affected millions of people’s information privacy, were well publicized, and were preventable by known, low cost and common best practices, writes Winston Saunders of Intel. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.