Sat.Dec 15, 2012 - Fri.Dec 21, 2012

The Big Picture - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

This year, I was very honored to receive multiple invitations to speak at customer events. Many of the larger IT organizations EMC works with have their own internal kickoffs for the new year. Frequently, they go looking for

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Top 10 Transformational Impacts of the Cloud in 2013

Cloud Musings

CHANTILLY, Va., 20, 2012 ? NJVC®, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia and supplier of Cloudcuity? AppDeployer, and Virtual Global, a provider of cloud-enabled

Big Data, Agile, CIO - 2012 in Review

Social, Agile and Transformation

For my last post of 2012, I thought I'd review some of the major themes that I covered this year. I completed several posts on Big Data's organizational challenges. Big Data is a significant opportunity for CIOs and IT Leaders

New framework: 2013 and beyond – What will appear and disappear in our lives

Trends in the Living Networks

As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. As every year, at Future Exploration Network we are using a substantially different format from our most other annual frameworks, 12 Themes for 2012 and Zeitgeist 2011.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Does IT Need A New Concierge? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There's a new business model brewing in the ranks of the enterprise IT marketplace. In some ways it's a new idea; in other ways it's a linear extension of familiar concepts. As with any emerging model, you'll hear it described

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Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL. - TechNet Blogs

IT Pros Rock!

Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Trends in the Living Networks

I have just had a look at the most popular posts this year on my blog, and very interestingly almost all of the top dozen were written before this year, with perennials like the launches of our Web 2.0

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Thanks For The Chocolate - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Perhaps a better title for this post is "Why More Data Is A Good Thing" As we engage with our customers around big data analytics, one of the harder points to get across is why more data can lead to better predictive insights

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The Back-to-Basics Readings of 2012 - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

After the AWS re: Invent conference I spent two weeks in Europe for the last customer visits of the year. I have since returned and am now in New York City enjoying a few days of winding down the last activities of the year

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Why do you need a degree if you are already successful in IT?

Virtualized Greek

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague about the value of a college degree in the IT workforce. He has achieved an impressive level of his success in his career without a degree. I can relate.

Donkeys, Horses and Zebras, Oh my! - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

In the last week there have been a bunch of posts talking about mobile and whether it is here yet and if it is really needed in work. On the one side you have the Editor/Publisher/blogger, Henry Blodget, who shows

Good, Fast, Cheap: Can CIOs Have them All

Future of CIO

The CIO’s set of criteria should balance a multitude of viewpoint above, to make an effective choice on "build-to-last or build-to-change."


Whack-A-Mole - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

I had a great discussion with a group of fellow tweeters yesterday which will be used as the lead in to this week's #mobilebiz tweet chat (Open to anyone, usually on Thursdays at 1 PM EST?just just follow the hashtag).

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Resisting network virtualization technology is like keeping Token Ring

Virtualized Greek

My guest post on SearchNetworking . Resisting network virtualization technology is like keeping Token Ring. Network