Sat.Aug 10, 2013 - Fri.Aug 16, 2013

Advancing Genomics Through Big Data Studies: An Interview with Dr. Mark Guyer of NIH


By Bob Gourley Genomics is a critically important discipline in contemporary biomedical research that takes a comprehensive approach to determining and understanding the structure and function of DNA to advance our understanding of life and our ability to make lives better for all.

3 common mistakes in cloud migrations -- and how to avoid them

David Linthicum

There are companies that succeed with cloud computing strategies and first-generation implementations. They typically have a few core characteristics, including the willingness to spend the necessary time for planning, the use of their best and the brightest, and being unafraid to make mistakes. The proper use of cloud computing technology is not something you can find in a book.

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Rackspace Adding 50 Servers Per Day

Data Center Knowledge

The growth is back at Rackspace Hosting. The cloud computing specialist added 4,762 physical servers in the second quarter of 2013, an average of 52 servers per day. Featured

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VMware or Microsoft? Reducing VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

IT Pros Rock!

Do you need to migrate to Hyper-V to gain significant benefits in your datacenter from Windows Server 2012? Not necessarily! Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator''s budget: Storage!

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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!

The Wireless Attack Toolkit


By BryanHalfpap Wireless security is all about implementation. The vendors implementation of the stack, the implementation of the security protocol standards in your OS that you have deployed to your users, the ways that the radios work, and the settings you’ve chosen for your network.

Serious action is needed to undo NSA's damage to U.S. cloud providers

David Linthicum

President Barack Obama said last week that the NSA electronic spying scandal gave the world the wrong impression about U.S. data surveillance programs. In response, he defined a plan to correct what the government considers to be a PR issue. As a result, we might see more transparency around the court orders that allow the surveillance and even an oversight committee to monitor approaches to surveillance. read more.

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64 Days and Counting - Get ready for Windows 8.1!

IT Pros Rock!

Today, Blogging Windows announced that the final release of Windows 8.1 will be available on October 18th! Windows 8.1 will be available, beginning October 18th as a free update to customers running Windows 8 via the Windows Store. In addition, Windows 8.1

Bogons: Do not let them in or through your networks


By Bob Gourley Vogon’s are not bogons, but look like them. With this post we will dive a bit deeper into bogosity in networks, paying particular attention to the fundamental element of bogosity, the Bogon.

Defining the New Data Center Operating System

Data Center Knowledge

The abstraction of the hardware layer within the data center means we are able to utilize new types of controls around our data center. New technologies are being deployed within the data center at a very fast pace. Bill Kleyman looks at how the future data center environment will be managed.

Make the CIO Transition - Order Taker to Trusted Advisor

CIO Musings

A recent strategic planning exercise I attended focused on a discussion of the "Balanced Scorecard" concept. This helped tie together a lot of concepts that had been rummaging around in my head and in my organization for quite a while. I must pay homage here to Dr. Robert Kaplan, one of the originators of the Balanced Scorecard concept. I also credit Mr. Richard Billingsley for compiling the information presented in the recent planning exercise.

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.

Leaving Las Vegas and the August 2013 security updates

IT Pros Rock!

Two weeks ago I, along with 7,500 of my closest friends, attended the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, NV. I can’t speak for everyone, but I certainly had a great – if not exhausting – time while there.

CTOlabs publishes White Paper on Empowering Analysts With Big Data


By Bob Gourley, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of , has just announced a white paper titled “ Empowering Analysts with Big Data.”

Outages for New York Times, Microsoft Cloud Services

Data Center Knowledge

If you were trying to use to email a link to a story about events in Egypt, it''s not been a good day. Both Microsoft and the New York Times have been trouble shooting service problems. Downtime

CIOs Start To Deal With The Problem Of Big Data Backup

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s How The CIO puts the pieces together that makes big data valuable Image Credit. The era of big data has arrived. CIOs everywhere are swimming in a sea of data and only now are they starting to get the tools that will allow them to make sense of what they have.

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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.

Links for August 11 2013

Eric D. Brown

Open Innovation: The Heart of Small Business | Free Enterprise. Quote : The small business often has the advantage of proximity to their customers, but this proximity also means that it may be difficult to "see the wood for the trees" Yet thanks to new social, mobile and connected technologies, there is much a small business can do to identify new areas of value in their products and services.

What’s Trending For Hackers?


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Skyera Launches New Enterprise Flash Array

Data Center Knowledge

Enterprise solid-state storage system provider Skyera boosts capacity and performance 10 times over its previous generation Enterprise Storage array, and forms strategic partnerships with Toshiba and SK hynix. Storage flash memory sk hynix skyera toshiba

Windows Azure Datacenter IP Ranges

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATED: Updated to reflect new IP Address Ranges introduced in July 2013. Do you need to setup your firewall to communicate with the Windows Azure datacenters for the virtual machines and applications that you are building?

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.

Next B2B IT Forum – Data Analytics: Making It Real

The Investing Edge

We’ve long been excited at Ascent about the tremendous potential gains from the analysis of data and the complex business problems it can solve. And now I believe we’ve reached the point that organizations need to begin the shift toward data-driven decision making that can move the needle.

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Fed Forum 2013 Videos and Briefings Posted


By Bob Gourley One of the challenges in very popular events like the FedForum is the breakout sessions are all worth attending but you can’t be in more than one place at the same time. Fortunately much of the content from these sessions has been captured.

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Quantum Object Storage Testing Lab Debuts At SuperNAP

Data Center Knowledge

Hoping to help customers conduct cloud-based proof of concept trials for object storage, Quantum (QTM) launched a new Lattus Demo Lab, located inside Switch SuperNAP data centers. Storage Switch SuperNAPs object storage quantum QTM

BlackBerry -- I Knew You Well

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Today marks a bittersweet day for many of us who have formed deep personal relationships with our gadgets -- the announcement by Blackberry, Inc. that it is once again exploring "strategic alternatives" -- which is usually a euphemism for selling off all or part of the company.

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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.

Learning NVP, Part 2: NVP Controllers

Scott Lowe

Welcome to part 2 of the Learning NVP blog series. In part 1 of the series, I provided a high-level overview of the NVP architecture and components. In this post, I’ll dive into a bit more detail on one key component of the architecture: the NVP controllers and controller cluster.

Hyperloop, is it just SyFy or a reality?


By Kimberly Kelly Entrepreneur Elon Musk has envisioned an ultra fast transportation system called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop is not only fast but it would be two times faster than the fastest commercial train in the world. On Monday, Musk released plans for this project.

Closer Look: The Argonne MIRA Supercomputer

Data Center Knowledge

Argonne National Laboratory recently held a ceremony to commission its new supercomputer, known as MIRA, which is currently the world''s fifth-most powerful supercomputer. This video provides a closer look at MIRA and its infrastructure. Data Center Videos HPC

Making Mobile App Development Easier with Cross Platform Mobile Push

All Things Distributed

This year as I hosted AWS Summits in 12 different cities around the world, I met thousands of developers who are building powerful new applications for smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, all running mobile cloud backends on AWS.

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.

The impact of NSX on the industry – Tech Talks Episode 23

Virtualized Greek

Episode 23 of Tech Talks. With VMworld 2013 fast approaching the star of the show is expected to be NSX, VMware’s Network Hypervisor. What impact will it have on the industry. Network TechTalks Virtualization Network Virtualization NSX SDN VMWare

New iphone reveal in September


By Kimberly Kelly The new iPhone is speculated to be revealed on September 10th of this year. This is great news for all Apple users who are interested in upgrading their older Apple device.

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Interior Department Picks 10 Combatants for $10 Billion Cloud Bakeoff

Data Center Knowledge

The U.S. Department of the Interior has tapped 10 companies to compete for a series of cloud computing projects that could involve a total investment of up to $10 billion. The agency has structured the deal as a rolling bakeoff between 10 systems integrators who will compete for each phase of the.

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Introduction to Networking: Part 1, The Basics

Scott Lowe

This is the kick-off to a series of posts introducing networking concepts to VMware administrators. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten in speaking to VMware admins, networking is an area in which a lot of VMware-focused folks aren’t particularly comfortable. So, I thought it might be helpful to put up a few blog posts on networking concepts for VMware administrators. (If

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.