Sat.Nov 03, 2012 - Fri.Nov 09, 2012

Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?


Is this you: You own multiple laptops or desktop computers because you have different uses, jobs, clients or applications? Doesn't this seem ridiculously inefficient and wasteful - especially because we now in the "cloud era"

Finally, Another Interesting Take On A Global File System - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Stop me if you've heard this before -- wouldn't it be great if we could make all of our local file servers around the globe act like a single giant intelligent file server? I can count at least a dozen different takes on this particular IT

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The future of news: automated, crowdsourced, and better than ever

Trends in the Living Networks

ABC journalist Mark Colvin last week delivered the Andrew Olle Media Lecture , a prestigious annual lecture on journalism. Mark is a Twitter afficionado as well as journalist with over three decades of experience, making him a great choice for the lecture this year. The full transcript of the lecture provides rich stories from the history of journalism in Australia, and an incisive view of the present.

Get Your Product Or Service Seen By 500 CIOs Every Week!

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO Blog receives over 500 visitors every week. Would you like your product or service to be seen by over 500 CIOs and almost-CIOs every week? It turns out that this kind of targeted advertising is actually very easy to do — advertise on The Accidental Successful CIO blog!

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!

Using VLANs with OVS and libvirt

Scott Lowe

In previous posts, I’ve shown you how to use Open vSwitch (OVS) with VLANs through fake bridges , as well as how to wrap libvirt virtual network around OVS fake bridges. Both of these techniques are acceptable for configuring VLANs with OVS, but in this post I want to talk about using VLANs with OVS via a greater level of libvirt integration. This has been talked about elsewhere , but I wasn’t able to make it work until libvirt 1.0.0 was released.

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EMC Technology Directions - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

These days, EMC has meaningful investments in a increasingly wide range of technology areas, far beyond our original enterprise storage roots: virtualization, security, big data analytics, applications, data protection, etc

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CIOs Need To Make Sure That Their Skills And Data Centers Are Up To The Task Of Leading (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit CIOs need to have a plan for what to do with their data centers after virtualization hits. Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh?

NJVC Cloud Expert Kevin L. Jackson Launches Second Book: GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services

Cloud Musings

VIENNA, Va., 8, 2012— NJVC , an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson , vice president and general manager, cloud services, launched his second book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services —published by Government Training, Inc. This handbook, geared to IT professionals and senior decision makers in both the public and private sectors, explains how the cloud computing.

A Unique Charity - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you'll realize that -- not once -- have I ever made a charitable appeal here. My reasoning was simple: as there are so many deserving charitable efforts out there, it's hard for me to single

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The imperative of designing and building agility in customer service

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I was involved in two events for cloud-based contact centre application company IPScape , facilitating a media luncheon and hosting a customer event where I did the keynote and moderated a panel of experts. An article in Computerworld titled Companies ‘still grappling’ with basics of customer service: IPscape reviewed some of the content at the events.

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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.

Compiling libvirt 1.0.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

Scott Lowe

In case you hadn’t noticed late last week, the open source virtualization API project libvirt released version 1.0.0—a —a major milestone, obviously. To celebrate the 1.0.0 release, here are instructions for compiling the libvirt 1.0.0 release on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. (If If you need instructions on compiling an earlier release of libvirt on Ubuntu, see this post. It works for libvirt 0.10.1 and 0.10.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; I haven’t yet tested it on Ubuntu 12.10.).

Mick's IT Blogs: Using Sysprep to upgrade or replace a failed HDD

Mick's IT Blog

This script will sysprep the HDD on one machine so that it can be swapped out in another PC. This can save considerable money in shipping when replacing a bad HDD or upgrading the OS in a remote office. You can use

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Gartner Talks Future IT Scenarios - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

This week, Gartner held its Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, Spain. Given that -- here in New England -- we were treated to three inches of fresh snow and howling winds, I certainly felt a pang of regret that I hadn't planned my

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Pots of Gold - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

As I was looking through Twitter tonight, I spotted a tweet from Simon Bramfitt where he declared that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is innovation. While I think I understand where he was coming from, the statement itself is

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.

A Call for Open vSwitch Topics

Scott Lowe

I’ve been writing quite a bit about Open vSwitch (OVS) , a technology project I think is fairly central to a number of very interesting initiatives. What I wanted to do with this post was pose a question to my readers: what other OVS-related topics would you like me to explore? Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve written about OVS so far: Installing KVM and Open vSwitch on Ubuntu. Some Insight into Open vSwitch Configuration. Link Aggregation and LACP with Open vSwitch.

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM Package Doesn't Update

Mick's IT Blog

You have a small package in SCCM that you needed to make a couple of lines of changes in the deployment script and it doesn't seem to update when you update the package in SCCM. This is because the changes are so

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Corporate Culture Re-inventing: Is Hybrid Model the Best?

Future of CIO

Culture is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Using Encryption for - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Now that I am enjoying some time in Seattle with real weekends, I like to remind you that my reading list is called back-to-basics. My goal with reading these papers is that by revisiting the original problems systems

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.

A Quick Warning About Compiling libvirt

Scott Lowe

If you’ve been reading my site for any length of time, you know that I’ve been working with libvirt , the open source virtualization API, for a while. As part of my testing with libvirt, I’ve needed to stay on the “cutting edge” of libvirt’s development (so to speak), so I’ve been compiling my own version of libvirt from the source packages available from the libvirt HTTP server.

OTV vs VXLAN for extending the virtual datacenter

Virtualized Greek

In an earlier post I talked about VMware using VXLAN as an option for extending the virtual datacenter across physical datacenters. I’ve gotten quite a few questions on how this differs from Cisco’s OTV using Nexus 7K switches.

Street Smart on EA: How to Master Five “Things” for Business

Future of CIO

Enterprise architects live at an intellectual smart world, from taxonomy to modeling, from a framework to process, from analysis to synthesis, however, in order not just being perceived as geeks from ivory tower, EA needs to add drops of “street smart” to highlight what need be focused on: 1.

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a highly scalable, reliable and elastic queuing service that 'just works' Customers from various verticals (media, social gaming, mobile, news, advertisement) such as Netflix

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.