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

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.

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

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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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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

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.

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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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

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IT And Business: How Risky Is Too Risky? (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the end, it takes both the business and IT to be successful… Image Credit. In every business, there are internal conflicts. One conflict that almost every company seems to have is the failure of the business side of the house to see eye-to-eye with the IT department.

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.

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

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 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!

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."


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

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

Ten Business Governance Insights in One Sentence

Future of CIO

Governance is like steer-wheel (governance is "steer" in Greece), to ensure enterprise running in the right direction, and well head to the destination. From Wikipedia: Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power or verify performance.

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.

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).