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Hadoop Is Growing Up - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For many, Hadoop has become much more than just an interesting data management technology -- it's starting to be seen as the potential strategic successor to the familiar relational database world. It's the platform where the

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

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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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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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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

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.

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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

Automating Open vSwitch Configuration with Puppet - blog.

Scott Lowe


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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.