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Does Next-Generation Anti-Virus Solve the Fatal Flaws of Anti-Virus?


The chorus of voices declaring the end of anti-virus has reached a deafening pitch. Many of us in the community, myself included, have long said that anti-virus is dead and even a senior VP at Symantec has now admitted such.

Internet of things steals cloud spotlight at AWS Re:Invent

David Linthicum

Las Vegas will be cloud city this week as Amazon Web Services hosts another sold-out Re:Invent show. However, the major focus this year is the Internet of things, not so much the cloud. The fact of the matter is that IoT lives in the cloud. Nearly all sensor-driven IoT systems have back-end cloud services. I should know -- I'm building a few of them now. [

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Facebook to Build Third $200M North Carolina Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Social network giant continues expanding capacity with new East Coast facility Read More. Facebook North Carolina

CIOs Need To Know How To Deal With IP Issues

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s not always clear when there is an IP issue at stake Image Credit: E Theriot. As CIOs we tend to focus on the immediate problems that are in front of us.

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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.

Mike Olson Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Opening Keynote


The video at this link and embedded below is Cloudera's Mike Olson 's opening keynote for the 2015 NYC Strata + Hadoop World : Mike's opening of Strata + Hadoop World started with some interesting context. Strata + Hadoop World is now a global event.

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It's time: Out with 'cloud,' in with computing

David Linthicum

Cloud computing is about 10 years old. We're not talking the technology -- that's decades old -- but the term "cloud computing" itself. When it got a name, the cloud became a real phenomenon, and after all this time, it's gone from being the enfant terrible of enterprise computing to the assumed platform for new enterprise computing. That change was clear at this week's AWS Re:Invent cloud show.

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Cloud computing: A data-centric business model

Cloud Musings

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology : “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

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iDefense IntelGraph: A next-generation threat intelligence platform to provide context around threats


Verisign’s iDefense Security Intelligence Services is widely known in the enterprise technology community for providing actionable intelligence on cyber threats.

When Generic IT Infrastructure Doesn't Cut It

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Many IT infrastructure groups are intent on building their own landscapes, using horizontal technologies. Maybe they want to standardize on HP servers, vSphere for virtualization, RedHat for Linux, Cisco for the data center network, EMC for the storage, and so on.

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HP Launches Open Source OS for Data Center Networking

Data Center Knowledge

Intel, VMware, Arista, others join HP in push for open, disaggregated networking Read More. Hewlett-Packard Networking

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!

Cybersecurity through enterprise risk management

Cloud Musings

Cybersecurity is top of mind for corporations around the world. The quantity of recent data breaches and the dollar loss associated with some of them indicates either an underinvestment in cybersecurity or a failure to properly invest in people, security training or technology.

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Hortonworks’ Big Data Scorecard


Often times, the journey to data driven business transformation can not only be challenging, but also confusing. The first step towards overcoming this challenge is mapping out the journey to fully utilize the value of your company's Big Data.

Step-By-Step: Installing a Nano server in my test domain


Hello Folks, I’m rebuilding my lab, and i decided to explore the benefits of the new Nano Server. Windows Server 2016 TP3 offers a new installation option: Nano Server (which we discussed in the past. Nano, Core or Standard? That is the question ). read more ).

Using Service Providers’ Native Cloud Management Tools

Data Center Knowledge

Here's what to look for and what to watch out for with cloud management tools offered by cloud providers themselves Read More. Cloud Computing cloud management

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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.

Expanding the Cloud: Introducing Amazon QuickSight

All Things Distributed

We live in a world where massive volumes of data are generated from websites, connected devices and mobile apps.

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The 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo: Agenda Update


The 5th Annual FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo will be held 10 Nov 2015 in Tysons Corner VA. With this post we provide a quick update on how the event is looking this year. We conclude with encouragement for you to sign up right away, we are 30 days away from the event and seats will go fast.

Office 365 Tips: Addressing Shadow Tenant Errors


When adding a domain to your Office 365 tenant, you may run into the following error. “ Sorry, you can't add here because it's already in use ” This may be due to the fact that someone in your company signed up for.( read more ).

Safe Harbor Ruling Leaves Data Center Operators in Ambiguity

Data Center Knowledge

Model clauses are not for everyone, but the conversation on government surveillance should be Read More. Cloud Computing Europe Featured Regulation Site Selection

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?

How Important is for Subject Matter Experts Acquiring Management Skills

Future of CIO

People should take care of themselves and excel the core competencies of managerial skills. Managerial expertise is a useful skill for anyone to have. Subject Matter Experts (SME) are just that - they provide technical and subject matter expertise.

Four Ways Big Data is Impacting E-Commerce


From assessing the effectiveness of your current operation and efforts to ensuring that your business has a more complete understanding of the needs of its customers or clients, data aggregation and analysis services have the potential to change the way that merchants and retailers operate in today's increasingly digital marketplace.

Step-By-Step: Shutting Down Azure VMs without Scripting


One of the most common questions I have from Microsoft Partners who are starting to explore Azure is how to automatically shut down their virtual machines. As we know, Azure is consumption-based, and for test and dev, or other applications for which the.( read more ).

Top 10 Data Center Stories of September

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of last month's most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge Read More. DCK Featured

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.

Three “I”s in Digital IT

Future of CIO

Digital IT needs to focus on three “I”s Innovation, Insight, and Integration to improve agility and maturity of an organization as a whole. Nowadays, information is the lifeblood of organizations, and technology is often the innovation disruptor.

SINET Announces 2015 Top 16 Emerging Cybersecurity Companies


Winners to Introduce Innovative Technologies at SINET Showcase in Washington, DC, November 3 & 4, 2015. SAN FRANCISCO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--SINET, an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, announced today the winners of its annual SINET 16 Innovator competition.

eSentire Appoints Bob Gourley To Advisory Board


Editor's note: I am very proud to be associated with eSentire in this way. They are a tremendous firm providing businesses with cybersecurity capabilities they would not otherwise have, including an ability to tap into an always on team of experts. -bg. The following is from the press release at eSentire. eSentire Appoints Cybersecurity Veteran Bob Gourley to its Advisory Board. Cambridge, ON – eSentire Inc.,

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Please Help Us Find And Highlight The Greatest Tech Events


We maintain our reference to technology events as a service to the enterprise technology community. This hand-curated list contains events we believe to be of high interest to our readers (many are events we will be at ourselves). With this post I would like to ask your assistance in pointing us to events of interest. If you know of gatherings that can help technologists accomplish their jobs better please let us know and we will help spread the word.

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.

Why the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) Matters


The post below, by Kristin Hansen with Bright Computing, highlights IDC HPC User Forum's panel discussions on the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). The NSCI was created by an executive order on July 29th. NSCI defines a military agency framework for furthering U.S. economic competitiveness and scientific discovery" through orchestrated advances in high performance computing (HPC).

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Fed Tech Roundup October 8


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Mike Olson Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Opening Keynote. Federal officials say MOX project no longer affordable - Greenville News. Can feds share America's 'invisible infrastructure'? Congress vets DHS cyber reorg plans - Cobert: Customer-facing services require finesse - Building the infrastructure for big data -

Fed Tech Roundup October 5


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Good Governance Key to Good FITARA Implementation - Nextgov. Northrop Grumman Completes Center Fuselage for First F-35 Aircraft to Be Assembled in Japan. Please Help Us Find And Highlight The Greatest Tech Events. Muncie Schools audits technology, plans update - Muncie Star Press. DHS seeks smarter smart cards - (blog).

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Fed Tech Roundup October 7


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. DARPA Working on Tech That Could Help Bodies Heal Themselves - Nextgov. SAP NS2 Solutions Summit. OPM survey: Federal IT employees pessimistic - FedScoop. Congressman: OPM Hack Data Being Used to Attempt Identity Theft - Nextgov. Senate panel probing VW's use of federal tax credits - The Denver Post.

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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.