Sat.Dec 14, 2013 - Fri.Dec 20, 2013

SiliconANGLE: Great Way To Bring Silicon Valley To Your Enterprise


By Bob Gourley If you love learning about technology this is a great time to be alive. There is so much out there worth learning. And there are so many free and open information sources. The only problem is picking your information sources.

Citizen Opinion - What Influences It?

CIO Musings

I just finished a graduate degree in public leadership from Virginia State University. My research for the degree focused on the opportunity to improve citizen satisfaction with local government by leveraging the trends of social media and the internet.

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3 surefire ways to screw up a cloud deployment

David Linthicum

There are cloud projects that tank, and those that fail on to an epic degree. The causes can usually be traced back to simple issues that are easily corrected. Unfortunately, cloud success stories are not as common as they should be. To help change that balance, address these cloud issues to increase your odds of success. read more. Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud computing

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The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

There were wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. The year''s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. Featured

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.

NSA and 60 Minutes: If You Want To Know The Culture of NSA This May Be Your Best Source


By Bob Gourley If you are a national security professional we most highly recommend pausing to watch the video at this link and embedded below. It is the video of a 60 minutes examination of NSA which includes interviews of General Alexander, Rick Ledgett and several NSA analysts.

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Predictions for 2014 and the December 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

IT Pros Rock!

Today we’re publishing the December 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We answered 17 questions in total, with the majority of questions focusing on the Graphics Component bulletin ( MS13-096 ), Security Advisory 2915720 and Security Advisory 2905247.

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ARM Chip Pioneer Calxeda Shuts Down

Data Center Knowledge

Calxeda, the startup that was a leading player in the market for servers based on ARM chips used in cell phones, has suddenly ceased operations. The company decided to wind down most of its operations after it was unsuccessful in raising additional funding. Featured

Three Minute Video from @LockheedMartin Highlights Current and Future Robots and DARPA Robotics Challenge


By Bob Gourley The video embedded below and at this link provides a three minute overview of some current and future robots. It is short and exciting and well worth three minutes of your time: From the video description: Robots are coming of age.

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You are doing big data, but do you have the storage space for it?

Eric D. Brown

Big data is everywhere these days. Everyone’s talking about using data to make better decisions. According to most, big data is the answer to everything (although I’ve argued that big data isn’t the answer ).

Blame a bad cloud deployment on the CIO, not the provider

David Linthicum

Good CIOs don''t blame vendors for their problems. After all, they''re the ones who validate the technology, build the larger plan, and understand the market forces. When failures occur, these CIOs look at their own organizations. Cloud computing brought to light a lot more technologies for IT to complain about. In some cases, CIOs now in production with cloud platforms are finding that their expectations aren''t being met. read more. Cloud Computing Cloud computing

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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!

The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

There were wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. The year''s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. Featured

Learn The Fundamentals of The @Pentaho Approach With A Three Minute Architecture Overview


Step-by-Step: Offline VM Template Servicing in Hyper-V - Part 2 - Downloading Windows Updates via PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Earlier this month, I published an article here on using PowerShell to perform offline servicing of Windows Updates for a set of VM templates.

CIOs Need To Be On The Lookout For Proprietary Solutions Disguised As Standards

The Accidental Successful CIO

Not all standards are what they appear to be Image Credit. As the person with the CIO job, you are always on the lookout for ways to simplify what the IT department is doing in order to boost the importance of information technology for your company.

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.

Currency Miners Cause Spot Shortages of Dedicated Servers

Data Center Knowledge

A number of dedicated hosting providers are running short of servers to lease, and attributing the shortages to heavy buying by customers mining for digital currencies. Surge buying by Primecoin miners has tested the capacity of at least one cloud provider, but others see opportunity.

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Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications


By Prayson Pate Openness is one of the most-cited advantages of cloud-based applications, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this context, what does open really mean?

Top Local Apps - Get Ready To Rumble with Battle Bears Gold for Windows 8

IT Pros Rock!

Battle Bears Gold is a new first-person shooter game app, and it’s now available free for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices.

Is VMware a one hit wonder?

Virtualized Greek

In my opinion, VMware is much too dependent on their vSphere product suite. This isn’t an analysis of VMware’s sales or market share.

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?

The Role of Robotics in Data Center Automation

Data Center Knowledge

Robotics will never replace the need for unique human interaction within the data center. But robotics may help automate repetitive tasks, freeing up professionals to do bigger and better things, and thus boosting increase productivity. Featured data center automation robotics

Security News: @Invincea Raises $16 Million in C-Series Funding Led by Aeris Capital and Dell Ventures


By Bob Gourley Announces Acquisition of Sandboxie to Expand Global Reach, Small Business Footprint and Consolidate the Two Leading Brands in Burgeoning Virtualized Containment Solutions Market. FAIRFAX, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 16, 2013) – Invincea, Inc.,

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Tapping into the Maker Movement

CIO Dashboard

When you hear the word innovation, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s probably the Media Lab at MIT.

NRRC Video Series - Video 7 : Dave Boulos Demonstrates Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Management

Cloud Musings

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

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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.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Dec. 14

Data Center Knowledge

The Week in Review: Google brings Asia-Pac capacity online, Gartner sees $1 billion market for DCIM, Chef raises $32 million, cloud providers embrace flash, and Verizon buys a CDN. Featured

Learn More about Guidance Software and @EnCase with @SecureNinja @FedCyber interview


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb continues our coverage of FEDcyber 2013 by speaking with Guidance Software’s Bob Greenberg about insider threat, vulnerabilities and malware attacks.

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Hyper-V from a VMware Admin’s Perspective - Storage Options

IT Pros Rock!

In part 3 of their "Hyper-V from a VMware admin's perspective" series Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze , explore the world of storage and its many options for users. [ 2:44 ] What are the storage options found in VMware and how does this compare to Hyper-V? [

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VMware is more than vSphere but. – TechTalk Episode 31

Virtualized Greek

A follow-on to my “Is VMware a One Hit Wonder” post and what my ultimate question for VMware. TechTalks

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.

The Automated Data Center: Two Layers of Technology Innovation

Data Center Knowledge

As cloud and data center continue to evolve, automation and robotics will play a larger role. In the first of as three-part series, Bill Kleyman looks at the opportunities and challenges in data center automation, and the role that robotics may play. Featured automation robotics

SafeWatch Mobile Security Solution by @Fixmo Now in General Availability for Android and iOS


By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: for more on this release see Fixmo’s page on SafeWatch. Fixmo SafeWatch is now available for download from the Google Play Store or the Apple iTunes store. Download the free version today to get started, and upgrade to the premium feature set at any time!

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The "Golden Ratio" of Strategy Creation vs. Execution

Future of CIO

Take strategic continuity with continual improvement in realization over time. The rapidly changing business dynamic makes strategy creation not less important, but more critical to compete and thrive for the business's long- term thriving.

Tips on replacing the screen on an iPad 2 and up

Mick's IT Blog

I had the not so pleasure of replacing the screen on my wife''s iPad 2. There are plenty of videos on Youtube on how to do this. I am providing some tips on what I learned while doing this. It takes about 30 seconds of leaving the hair dryer on high with hot air to soften the adhesive Make sure you keep the hair dryer only on the edge of the iPad blowing away from it. You do not want to overheat the internal parts of it. Make sure you wear glasses or goggles.

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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.