Sat.May 11, 2013 - Fri.May 17, 2013

Financing News: PerspecSys and the Cloud Data Security Opportunity

The Investing Edge

Last week PerspecSys announced a new financing round that we participated in, alongside Paladin and Intel. We are very excited to be working with the team and our co-investors, and see tremendous potential for this company.

Fountainhead: A Tour of Switch's SuperNAP


I have to admit that I was prepared to be underwhelmed when I toured the Switch SuperNap in Las Vegas. After all, how impressive can a co-location facility be? Just slab, cooling, ping, pipe and power. Right? With thanks to

Transforming to a Big Data Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

What technology and organizational capabilities are you prioritizing in order to achieve Big Data intelligence

Why BYOD Spells DOOM For CIOs

The Accidental Successful CIO

BYOD just might be a trap that has been set to snare a CIO Image Credit. Have you heard about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) craze that is sweeping companies worldwide? Employees have invested so much money along with time and effort into customizing their smartphones, tablets, etc.

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.

Liquid Robotics: An update on this particularly virtuous technology.


It has been a while since we have written about our friends at Liquid Robotics. We imagine most of our readers are keeping their ears open for news on their capabilities, they are so widely known in tech circles just about


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Is Your CIO Your CDO?

CIO Dashboard

One analyst reports that by 2015 25% of companies will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who resides outside of the IT department and is responsible for driving the digitization of research and development, marketing, customer service and the creation of new products and services.

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Social Media and Public Employees - Part 1 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Note: I recently completed a class for my Masters degree on personnel management which required a paper. I selected a topic for the paper based on my interests and experiences. The actual title of the paper is "Social Media

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Would you like the truth about the NSA? Watch this one minute.


Everyone in the national security establishment knows of NSA's Deputy Director, John C Inglis. He is without a doubt one of the most professional, competent, courageous leaders in the federal government. Like the vast

Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?

Trends in the Living Networks

On Saturday I was interviewed on SBS World News about the ATM heist that netted $45 million from 40,000 withdrawals over 26 countries. The video of the TV news segment (start at 09:05) is available online until 19 May.

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.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Five Years of Cloud Musings!!

Cloud Musings

I've been toying with the idea of doing a blog for about six months now. Initially I didn't see how any of my contributions to the blogosphere would matter to the world. The importance of this view, however, waned as I became

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Cyberhacked – Again

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

In the face of continuing breaches, what are Governments to Do?

CloudCentral Announces Availability of PaaS, Powered by.


Web and Global 2000 enterprises can now accelerate cloud adoption by leveraging the power of Database-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and much more with CloudCentral's new Cloud Services Portfolio. Canberra

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The future of travel and tourism: safe adventures, real-time guidance, and new frontiers

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week, as part of the ongoing weekly future series on the Morning Show, I spoke about the future of travel and tourism. Click on the image below to watch a video of the segment.

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.

Using pf on OS X Mountain Lion

Scott Lowe

I’ve written before about adding an extra layer of network security to your Macintosh by leveraging the BSD-level ipfw firewall, in addition to the standard GUI firewall and additional third-party firewalls (like Little Snitch ). In OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion, though, ipfw was deprecated in favor of pf , the powerful packet filter that I believe originated on OpenBSD. (OS OS X’s version of pf is ported from FreeBSD.)

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory

Mick's IT Blog

Here is the scripting code in both powershell and VBScript to initiate a hardware inventory in both SMS and SCCM. The backend calls are the same in both SMS and SCCM, so both scripts will work in either app. Powershell

VirtualizedGeek Tech Talks Episode 13

Virtualized Greek

Software Defined Data Center vs. Cloud Computing what’s the difference. You have to watch to find out. Cloud Computing TechTalks OpenStack SDDC SDN SDS

DynamoDB Keeps Getting Better (and cheaper!) - All Things.

All Things Distributed

We love getting feedback so we can deliver the improvements and new features that really matter to our customers. You can see from the pace at which we roll out new functionality that teams across AWS take this very

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Examining Open vSwitch Traffic Patterns

Scott Lowe

In this post, I want to provide some additional insight on how the use of Open vSwitch (OVS) affects—or doesn’t affect, in some cases—how a Linux host directs traffic through physical interfaces, OVS internal interfaces, and OVS bridges. This is something that I had a hard time understanding as I started exploring more advanced OVS configurations, and hopefully the information I share here will be helpful to others.

Is Reputation the responsibility of the Board

Future of CIO

BoD takes significant responsibilities to protect and nurture the reputation of a company.

Joint OpenStack Denver and Infracoders Denver Meetup - Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe