Sat.Dec 07, 2013 - Fri.Dec 13, 2013

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done. How do you pick the right events?

Thinking about Robust Strategies for BYOD and Mobile

Eric D. Brown

Sponsored by Dimension Data. BYOD is a reality today. Organizations have been trying to figured out how to manage this new ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) reality but there are very few organizations that have robust strategies and solutions to manage this new mobile world.

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Let the NSA spy on us -- we're still moving to the cloud

David Linthicum

Guess what? The NSA scandal might have freaked out a few CIOs, but it isn''t delaying their move to cloud computing. I''m not surprised: They really have no choice in the shift to the cloud, considering the alternatives are not as effective. read more. Cloud Computing Security Internet Privacy Network Security Cloud computing

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Omphaloskepsis and the December 2013 Security Update Release

IT Pros Rock!

There are times when we get too close to a topic. We familiarize ourselves with every aspect and nuance, but fail to recognize not everyone else has done the same. Whether you consider this myopia, navel-gazing, or human nature, the effect is the same.

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.

Interview of @Platfora by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Reagan Kling about Hadoop and Big Data at FEDcyber 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises.

Hybrid is Hot: Nimble Storage Soars on IPO

Data Center Knowledge

Storage has been a hot topic in 2013, and with the demand for storage only on the increase. We spoke with Radhika Krishnan, Vice President of Product Marketing and Alliances for Nimble Storage, a hybrid flash-disk storage provider at the Gartner Data Center Conference, and she noted the company had.

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Step-by-Step: Offline VM Template Servicing with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V provides the ability to easily export sysprepped virtual machines as reusable VM templates for quickly provisioning new VMs in an on-premises datacenter or on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

Innovators/Inventors/Entrepreneurs: If You Have The Will And Endurance To Turn Your Security Tech Idea Into A Real Solution Work with Mach37


By Bob Gourley We have written before about Mach37 , the innovative and intensive cyber accelerator located at the Center for Innovative Technology.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Dec. 7

Data Center Knowledge

The Week in Review: The cost of downtime is rising, Google building big in Iowa, Microsoft expands Dublin cloud hub, Bitcoin arms race spurs interest in liquid cooling, Node gets traction with Paypal and Groupon. Featured

How Should A CIO Handle IT Department Conflicts?

The Accidental Successful CIO

When team members don’t get along, everyone suffers Image Credit. I’m currently in charge of a department of skilled IT professionals.

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!

Cloud OS Challenge - Congratulations to our Winners!

IT Pros Rock!

THANK YOU to the hundreds of entrants that completed the IT Pro Cloud OS Challenge in November to learn more about our FREE bare-metal, enterprise-grade hypervisor, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 !

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View On Demand: Best Practices for #BigData Solutions Plus @Pentaho and #MongoDB Partnering for Success


By Bob Gourley If you were not able to watch our webinar on best practices for government big data solutions please review the on demand recording at this link: [link]. The webinar reviews best practices in big data solutions based on surveys and research done here at

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SolidFire And The Rise Of Flash Among Cloud Providers

Data Center Knowledge

SolidFire makes all-flash storage systems designed for next generation data centers. Nine new customers are leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture. Featured

Q&A with TimeTrade’s Gary Ambrosino

The Investing Edge

The retail industry’s transition from “bricks to clicks” has once again been top of mind during the holiday season, as online retailers and traditional brick-and-mortar stores alike have targeted customers with Cyber Monday deals and other Internet shopping sales.

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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.

Security Advisory 2916652 released, Certificate Trust List updated

IT Pros Rock!

Microsoft is updating the Certificate Trust List (CTL) for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows to remove the trust of a mis-issued third-party digital certificate, which could be used to spoof content and perform phishing or man-in-the-middle attacks against web properties. With this action, customers will be automatically be protected against this issue. Additionally, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 4.0

CIT Announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2014 Fall Solicitation Awards and Upcoming Solicitation


By Bob Gourley. Awards target academic research and commercialization activities in the Commonwealth . December 12, 2013 (HERNDON, Va.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today nearly $1.4

Google Opens Two Data Centers in Asia, Shelves Hong Kong Plans

Data Center Knowledge

Google has opened facilities in Taiwan and Singapore, while Shelving plans in Hong Kong. The company is building up its data center presence in Asia in response to immense internet growth. Featured

NRRC Video Series - Video 5 : Boeing Ozone Dashboards for Emergency Management

Cloud Musings

In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration.

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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?

Top Local Apps - Sharing Documents is a Breeze with FREE Social App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

IT Pros Rock!

In my current role at Microsoft, I deliver lots of presentations and technical events almost every week.

What you need out of your Enterprise Operational Performance Monitoring Solution


By Bob Gourley This post was written on behalf of Corvil to help further the dialog on efficient IT operations. We have previously written about the emerging discipline of an integrated approach to Enterprise Operational Performance Monitoring ( EOPM ).

Gartner: Capacity Concerns Will Make DCIM a $1 Billion Market

Data Center Knowledge

Roughly 36 percent of the audience in a Gartner conference session reported they will be likely to significantly implement Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools in their data center in 2014, and another 25 percent predicted they will implement in the next two years. Gartner analysts.

Amazon AWS really wasn’t designed for the Enterprise

Virtualized Greek

Amazon AWS is the power house in Cloud computing. However, they have struggled to gain a foothold in the enterprise. This is the case even when the geekiest of the enterprise SMEs finds creative uses for the service itself.

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.

Partner Tech Night - Build IT in the Cloud with Windows Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Thanks to all who attended our Partner Tech Night event in Columbus OH last week! I had a great time discussing the exciting cloud scenarios that can be enabled with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

Become a Google Glass Explorer and Help Prepare Your Enterprise For The Coming Age of Wearables


By Bob Gourley We are part of the Google Glass Explorer program and have enjoyed being able to use Glass to help think through some of the potential of this new category of technology. After spending time with this I believe Google Glass will be a success in the market.

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GE Critical Power Gear Supports ViaWest Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

GE Critical Power is providing a range of electrical distribution equipment to ViaWest''s data centers in Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, and Minneapolis. Power ViaWest

OpenStack vs. AWS: It’s about the developers

Virtualized Greek

Every now and again I attempt to peak outside of my enterprise infrastructure bubble and think about one of our primary customers – Developers. I’ve been on record in saying one of the primary reasons for adopting a private Cloud is to build Cloud aware applications and services.

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.

Top Local Apps - Get a Great Workout Anywhere with Bodeefit!

IT Pros Rock!

It seems like I’m always traveling in my current role, and getting to the gym for a real workout is always a challenge.

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Video of Bandura Systems at @FedCyber


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb continues coverage of FEDcyber 2013 by speaking with Bandura Systems CTO David Maestas about their PoliWall appliance that can restrict access to networks by country.

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Verizon To Acquire CDN EdgeCast Networks

Data Center Knowledge

Verizon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CDN provider EdgeCast Networks. The combination of complementary capabilities from Verizon, a prior acquisition, upLynk, and EdgeCast, further boosts performance of Verizon Digital Media Services’ end-to-end services. Featured

New Book: Critical CIO Management Skills

The Accidental Successful CIO

What does it really mean to be a CIO? You sure won’t be writing any software any more. You won’t be stringing network cables or updating firewall parameters. What does a CIO really do? I’ve got some bad news for you: CIOs manage.

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.