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Awake Yet? The list of cyber security "wake up calls" grows as.


cyber-workforce.preview There are several certainties in computer security. One is that when adversaries have intent they will always find a way to get what they want. Another certainty is that leadership in government and

Our future depends on the humanization of work

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the reasons that my focus is increasingly shifting to the future of work is that it is in fact a large part of the future of humanity. And if we don’t get this right it might not look pretty.

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Step-by-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012.

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

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The Threat From Within: What CIOs Need To Do To Protect The Company From The IT Department (The CIO job is to use the CIO position to communicate the importance of information technology)

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting the company from the IT department… Image Credit. As CIO the rest of the company is relying on you to keep them safe. They expect you to lead the IT team in defending the corporate castle from hackers and attackers.

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!

DSB Report on Resilient Military Systems and the Cyber Threat.


How does that make you feel? You know yourself what adversaries are doing when it comes to intellectual property theft. Now read on for more about what the DSB sees as the threat to military systems. Here are more details

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The future of social media: Almost all commerce will become social

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this month Air New Zealand ran its second Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, with close to 1,000 people coming to see Teddy Goff , the Digital Director of Obama’s campaign, and myself speak.

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We're an Agile Family! - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Have you tried Agile practices to run your family or household

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CTOvision Podcast: Cyber Threat Amnesia and its cure - CTOvision


Podcast: Play in new window | Download. In this podcast we explore the topic of Cyber Threat Amnesia, the observed historical tendency of people in leadership positions in organizations to forget that they face a dynamic

We’re looking for 3D talent! …to help create a 3D free-form mind mapping tool

Trends in the Living Networks

Those who are familiar with my work know that I believe in concept visualization to communicate ideas. In fact I first wrote about the potential of 3D for concept representation and communication 14 years ago, in the late 1990s.

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From Databases To Dataclouds - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I was fortunate to sit through a wonderful, thought-provoking session given by Charles Fan, who is now the SVP of storage, data and applications at VMware. I've known Charles through many roles over the years (he has a

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.

Sign in to your Microsoft account - TechNet Blogs

IT Pros Rock!

TechNet Blogs. Note: TechNet Blogs is now using Live ID for login. On first-time login, you will be prompted to create a new account or associate to an existing account. Please select the appropriate option and you'll be on

GovLoop: The Premier Government Online Community - CTOvision


gov_loop_square In this series of posts we are providing views on three key community-focused, virtuous collaborative venue that help the DC tech community exchange lessons learned and accomplish big goals. With this

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Bahrain International.

Cloud Musings

I am honored to announce that I will be a speaker at the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum, April 8-10, 2013, being held at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, in Manama, Bahrain. Under the Patronage of His

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EMC's VSPEX: A Winning Formula - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

One of the better stories of 2012 was the rapid adoption of EMC's VSPEX -- a relatively new solutions delivery model for EMC. Since there are so many different flavors of various pre-integrated solution stacks in the market

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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.

20 Days of 20 Ways - Get Started with Migrating and Deploying.

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

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Announcing the Ascent Storify Page

The Investing Edge

While our singular focus at Ascent is enterprise IT, our portfolio spans a wide range of tech subcategories: Software & SaaS , Data & Analytics , Cloud Business Services , Mobility & Communications , Financial Services & Transaction Technology , and Security & Compliance. Each sector witnesses regular news and innovation, and each has numerous compelling stories. . To help facilitate telling those stories, we’ve created an AscentVP Storify.

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Automating Open vSwitch Configuration with Puppet - blog.

Scott Lowe



NJVC Announces Winner of Cloudcuity AppDeployer Contest Pilot at George Mason University

Cloud Musings

CHANTILLY, Va., 25, 2013— NJVC , an information technology solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce the winner of the George Mason University (GMU) Student PaaS Developer Contest. For the contest, students used the Cloudcuity AppDeployer. platform as a service (PaaS) to develop business software-as-a-service. SaaS) applications in the cloud. The winning team entry, “Nimbus. Solution Scheduler,” is a workforce scheduling application.

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.

CIO as Chief Inspiration Officer: Ten “I”s Elevator Pitches

Future of CIO

By permeating multiple "I's in leadership, CIO should stand for Chief Inspirational Officer. Too often the perception is that the CIO is a glorified geek.

Physical vs. Virtual virtualization lab

Virtualized Greek

So, you want to improve your knowledge of virtualization. Doesn’t matter if it’s Hyper-V, VMware, Xen or KVM the major decision of Physical vs. Virtual lab is the same.

Life at VMware, Two Weeks In

Scott Lowe

Today marks my “two week anniversary” in my new role at VMware. So far, it’s been everything that I thought it would be—exciting, but also challenging. My entire first week was taken up by new hire onboarding and some training on Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). I was pleased to find that the time and effort I’d spent familiarizing myself with OpenFlow and Open vSwitch (OVS) proved quite useful in hitting the ground running with NVP.

The Digital Ecosystem is Beyond a Business Buzzword

Future of CIO

A business ecosystem is just like the natural ecosystem, first, needs to be understood, then, needs to be well planned, and also needs to be thoughtfully renewed as well. Due to accelerated changes and digital disruptions, organizations today need to behave as organisms living within ecosystems.

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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.

The CIO’s C-Level Thinking: Creative or Critical?

Future of CIO

Creativity is perceived as an important part of our future and civilization, without it, there will be no technology.

EA’s Five Key Success Factors

Future of CIO

Though it might be tricky to define EA success and measure (and evaluate) EA success because so many of the facets of EA are very difficult to measure. Typically EA team is responsible for strategy/planning, innovation, and governance.

10 Collaboration improvements Yahoo can make

Virtualized Greek

I love the idea of Yahoo! employees no longer being able to work from home. I have 10 more suggestions for Marissa to improve both collaboration and morale at Yahoo!

Who gets to decide if you have a private Cloud or not?

Virtualized Greek

An interesting debate came up in the comment section in an article on Network World discussing Forester research stating that 70% of the environments labeled as private Cloud isn’t Cloud at all but just virtualization.

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.

Are you a Yahoo for working at Yahoo!

Virtualized Greek

So, as infrastructure guys we are rarely “The product.” ” We can be the product in the case of working at places like Amazon, Rackspace and Terremark. But rarely are we at the forefront of the product in most environments. With Yahoo!

Cloud Foundry faces fear of forking

Virtualized Greek

Reblogged from GigaOM: The rumblings have been around for weeks but now they''re breaking the surface: Cloud Foundry , the open source platform-as-a-service framework faces a bit of an insurrection.

Episode 2 of VirtualizedGeek Tech Talks

Virtualized Greek

I’m on the road in Episode 2 and using the trusty iPad as a content creation tool. I talk about Yahoo, Google Chromebook, VMware Horizon and PaaS vs IaaS in the enterprise. TechTalks Video

Best Practices For Virtualizing Your Oracle Database With VMware

Virtualized Greek

Reblogged from EMC IT’s Journey to the Private Cloud: By Darryl Smith — Chief Oracle Architect for EMC IT. In this blog (the third in a series on virtualizing Oracle), I will describe the best practices that EMC IT developed as we virtualized our most mission critical and highly transactional databases. You can find the earlier blogs here: [ Running Oracle on Virtual Infrastructure Really Pays Off , Best Practices for Virtualizing Your Oracle Database… Read more… 1,016 more words.

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.