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

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


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

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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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Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Trends in the Living Networks

I am currently preparing a number of keynotes for senior business audiences over coming weeks. In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today.

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.

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

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.

More Trending

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.

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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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

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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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 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.

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.)

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

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

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.

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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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.

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Leadership vs. Position

Future of CIO

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome. Booker T.

Cyberhacked – Again

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

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

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?

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

Joint OpenStack Denver and Infracoders Denver Meetup - Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe



Is Reputation the responsibility of the Board

Future of CIO

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

Three Starting Point upon GRC Program

Future of CIO

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.

The EA Dilemma of strategy versus standardization

Future of CIO

A good strategy takes creativity. Some strategies are, to choose a different vocabulary, "logical extensions of the current business" - they leverage the architecture rather than conflicting with it. What are further perspectives upon the EA Dilemma of Strategy vs. Standardization?