Sat.Feb 16, 2013 - Fri.Feb 22, 2013

From Periphery To Center: The Evolution Of Vblocks - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I make no apologies whatsoever. I am an unabashed fan of Vblocks: a converged IT infrastructure, produced and delivered by a converged entity (VCE), and consumed by converged IT organizations. I was one of the earliest

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CIO's Need To Learn How To Defend Against The Insider Threat (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s what lives inside that you have to be worried about…. As a CIO you have to spend a lot of time thinking about how to protect the company’s IT department.

INSA Publishes White Paper on Intelligence Community Information.


Insa_clear The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released a white paper documenting the vision and approach for enhancing enterprise information technology in support of intelligence and national

How to Conduct an Agile Story Sizing Meeting

Social, Agile and Transformation

As I discussed in my last post (Three Agile Insights working with Offshore Teams), I spent the last several days visiting offshore development teams and had the occasion of observing one team performing an Agile Sizing

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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.

Parallel entrepreneurship goes mainstream

Trends in the Living Networks

Back in the 1990s I became enamoured of Bill Gross’s IdeaLab , which was spinning off new web companies initially housed in its own support ecosystem. I loved that it generated and developed its own projects rather than looking outside for ideas.

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Federally Focused Technology Event Calendar: A reference for.


Events calendar. There are dozens of technology related events every single week. Even with recent decisions aimed at cutting back on the number of events that the government is involved with, industry, academia and even

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

Today Amazon Web Services launched AWS OpsWorks, a flexible application management solution with automation tools that enable you to model and control your applications and their supporting infrastructure. OpsWorks

Thinking about the future: Why predictions usually (but not always) have negative value

Trends in the Living Networks

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Does VMware know Cloud is all about the Developers?

Virtualized Greek

If I were a certain CEO of a certain software company, I would be standing on a stage with a blade server jumping up and down yelling “Developers, Developers, Developers.” I’m a huge fan of VMware products.

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.

Data Mining Taken to a New Level., Budget Cuts, and ICS getting a.


Data Mining Taken to a New Level., Budget Cuts, and ICS getting a make over

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Mick's IT Blogs: MDT: Defining and Implementing Make and Model.

Mick's IT Blog

This is a very easy, but also tricky process. The first thing you will need to do of course is setup your SQL database if it has not already been done. Next, you will need to obtain the how the make and model of the machine is

Three IT Mentalities Enlarging Digital Gaps

Future of CIO

Business Fails IT, just like IT Fails Business. Generally speaking, the job of a CIO has three parts: The first part is IT leadership. The task is to identify and recommend the latest technology trends that provide strategic value for businesses.

VG Tech Talks Episode #1

Virtualized Greek

The first Virtualizeed Geek Tech Talk. We talk about the difference between OpenStack and VMware. You can provide feedback in the comments section. TechTalks Video

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.

Executive Breakfast Panel: Accelerate Effective Decision-making.


thetus. With this post I would like to tell you about an event I am participating in with the CEO of Thetus Danielle Forsyth. Danielle is an engineer by training and has led a cadre of incredibly talented computer scientists

Mick's IT Blogs: SMS 2003: Deploying apps from a network share

Mick's IT Blog

You have software already on a network share and want to deploy it to everyone within the local network. You don't have to waste time and space, especially if it is an enormous application, by populating the distribution point

The CIO’s Tough Choice II: Being a strategic leader or a Hands-on Manager?

Future of CIO

The tough choice facing CIOs is not about only picking one identity as either being strategic or tactical, but about WHEN- should act as a strategic leader, when should play as a tactical manager.

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Apple has been Hacked, Twitter Goes Public Secretly, HTC One vs.


Today's Cyber News We Are Tracking: Apple has become one of the top Fortune 500 companies in the US to be hacked. Twitter is thinking about going public secretly. Smartphone and tablet maker HTC has introduced their

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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.

Mick's IT Blogs: MDT: Renaming the Task Sequence ID

Mick's IT Blog

Once a task sequence has been created, it is grayed out not allowing for it to be changed. There is an easy workaround to accomplish this. Open up the TaskSequences.xml file. Search for the task sequence ID. Change that to

Mick's IT Blogs: MDT 2012 Update 1: Skip Roles and Features

Mick's IT Blog

There is a new window in the MDT Wizard. It is Roles and Features. If you are wanting to skip this, you will need to add the following to the customsettings.ini file: SkipRoles=YES. posted by Mick Pletcher @ 3:36 PM 0

Mick's IT Blogs: iPad 1 Slowness after 5.1.1 Update

Mick's IT Blog

After the last update of iOS to 5.1.1, you have probably noticed that it slowed down drastically. This is because of the new features added by the update. The iPad 1 only has 256 MBs of RAM. The extra services and features

Mick's IT Blogs: MDT: Cleaning up old task sequences

Mick's IT Blog

If you ever go into the Control folder of the deployment share, you will see every task sequence that has ever been created in there. They are listed by sub-folder names. MDT does not delete these when you delete a task

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Mick's IT Blogs: MDT: Removing duplicate and old drivers

Mick's IT Blog

If you have setup your driver drivers like I have in which they are separated by OS-->Make-->Model, you will see duplicate drivers in each Model folder. This is caused by the fact that some drivers exist in more than one

BPM’s Best Way: Top-Down or Bottom-Up

Future of CIO

An organization that has the ability to learn and adapt at several levels will move the whole BPM transformation forward. There’s about 70% of BPM projects fail statistically, and there are varies of causes to make such project “out of control”, so what is the best way to manage BPM?

CIO in Board Room: Are you at the Table, or Are you on the Menu

Future of CIO

IT has to become a key ingredient of business growth, and the CIO also has to become a key contributor to the corporate board. A good CIO naturally sees the organization as one integrated system and is positioned to identify organizational inefficiencies, threats, and opportunities.

Is Dashboard Out of Date

Future of CIO

“Can the same image prompt different stories and memories in different people?

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.