Sat.Nov 14, 2015 - Fri.Nov 20, 2015

The Megatrend of Artificial Intelligence: An update for technology decision-makers

CTOvision

There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

Stats are wrong: The public cloud is already the norm

David Linthicum

It's no longer new or odd for enterprises to use the cloud. The cloud is now a reliable workhorse, and it brings a great deal of value to the business. A recent Verizon report shows what everyone already knows: Use of the cloud is no longer new or specialized; it's become a solid part of our IT arsenal that most enterprises have already established as a core resource. From Amazon to Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you.

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America’s Supercomputer Might Continues Shrinking

Data Center Knowledge

… while China’s continues growing Read More. Featured HPC

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Is Embedding IT Staff The New Way For CIO’s To Organize IT?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Placing IT staff in other departments is a new IT trend Image Credit: VIA Gallery. The person with the CIO job understands that the because of the importance of information technology, the role of the IT department is to support the rest of the company.

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.

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and NASA Teaming On Advanced Humanoid Robot

CTOvision

NASA has announced that MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ( CSAIL) is one of two university research groups nationwide that will receive a 6-foot, 290-pound humanoid robot to test and develop for future space missions to Mars and beyond.

No, containers are not the future of the cloud

David Linthicum

I'm speaking at the New Structure Conference in San Francisco this week, and the common themes are the cloud and containers -- often interwined. The sense is that containers are exploding in use, with Docker , CoreOS , and Mesos becoming the new rock stars of cloud computing. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Hybrid IT Governance: Automation is Key

Cloud Musings

As cloud computing continues to grow in importance, enterprises are now facing a new realization.

CTOvision Readers Authorized Free Access to Udemy’s V-Ray Course

CTOvision

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max) is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It has a very powerful and extensible plugin architecture and is used by many video game developers, TV studios, animation shops and architectural firms.

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What Atlassian's Success Teaches us on Agile Business Fundamentals

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is anyone surprised that a SaaS company that provides agile project management tools to software developers, marketers, and enterprises is about to IPO at a $3.3 Billion valuation on revenues of $320M? I'm talking about Atlassian of course and if you've been leading agile practices you know them for their tools like Jira and Confluence that help teams manage agile programs and collaborate. agile data agile planning agile software development digital transformation in the news SaaS

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Telecity Data Center Outage in London Dings Cloud, Internet Exchange

Data Center Knowledge

AWS Direct Connect users see packet loss, LINX infrastructure affected Read More. Colocation Downtime Europe London Power Telecity

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!

Bimodal IT: The Good and Bad

CIO Dashboard

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on CXOTalk with Michael Krigsman to discuss PwC’s Digital IQ survey. Michael asked me about a concept catching fire in the IT community called “bimodal” or “two-speed” IT.

A Sea Change in Europe Leaves No Shelter in the Harbor

CTOvision

Editor's note: we asked Toby Duthie and Lukas Bartusevicius of Forensic Risk Alliance to provide context on the dynamics underway in the European Union now that a court has declared Safe Harbor invalid. Their context is below. - Introduction.

(Part 25) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - SQL High Availability in Azure with SQL Server FCI clusters and Azure Files

IT Pros Rock!

We’ve part 25 in our ongoing " Build Your Hybrid Cloud " series and in today’s episode Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze show us how to implement SQL High Availability in Azure with SQL Server FCI clusters and Azure Files. [ 2:11 ] SQL High Availability in Azure overview [ 7:13 ] DEMO: How to configure Azure files with SQL Server FCI clusters __ Experience Microsoft's latest products with these FREE downloads! Build Your Lab! Download Windows Server 2012 R2 , System.( read more ).

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Facebook’s DCIM Vendor CA Quits DCIM Software Market

Data Center Knowledge

Says investing in vertically integrated solution not the best use of its resources Read More. DCIM News Featured

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.

Step-By-Step: Configuring Azure Active Directory, SSO and SaaS

CanITPro

Over the last several weeks I have been working with the Canadian Microsoft Partners to help them learn about Azure and grow their Azure practice. One of the features that garners a lot of attention is using Azure Active Directory to provide single.( read more ).

Bright Computing’s Management Solution for VAI

CTOvision

Bright Computing has just announced that it has provided Van Andel Institute (VAI) with high-performance systems management software that lets them implement HPC cluster infrastructure in a private hybrid cloud. VAI is an independent biomedical research and science education organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Cirba – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview

Virtualized Greek

Next up in my previews to Virtualization Field Day 6 (VFD6) is Cirba. There’s already a good amount of introduction content out from other VFD6 delegates for Cirba. Cirba is a veteran of Tech Field Day. They made an appearance. Blog Posts VFD6

IIX Raises $26M from Silicon Valley’s VC Heavyweights

Data Center Knowledge

Formation 8, AME, NEA, Andy Bechtolsheim invest in data center interconnection startup Read More. Cloud Computing Connectivity Networking Peering SaaS

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?

Automating Microsoft Endpoint Full System Scan upon Infection

Mick's IT Blog

While helping to manage Microsoft Endpoint, a former colleague suggested that I setup Endpoint to automatically run a full system scan each time an infection is detected. I googled the blog posting on it and although it is a great post, I figured I could streamline it even more by just using SCCM alone to achieve the same outcome. It is nice when you are out of the office and your backup might not have the time to keep an eye on the antivirus infections.

Fed Tech Roundup November 17

CTOvision

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Mitre Unveils $100,000 Contest to Seek Detection Systems for Unauthorized Drones. Data Breach Prevention Series: Weaponized Documents are Dominant Malware Delivery Vector. Sonya Jain: Expanding eGlobalTech’s Client Reach Through Key Contract Wins. FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues - InformationWeek.

Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Profundity

Future of CIO

A profound mind is like a big ocean, deep, but also open. At today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, businesses become over-complex and hyper-competitive, the leadership bar has been raised, and employee professionalism is part of your business brand.

Anyone Can Now Build Facebook’s Data Center Switch

Data Center Knowledge

Social network open sources Wedge design through Open Compute Project Read More. Facebook Networking

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.

Are companies on the wrong path where smart plant security is concerned?

Computerworld Vertical IT

As the number of smart plants that use M2M, sensors, and other ICT continue to rise, so too does the lure for attackers. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story

Fed Tech Roundup November 16

CTOvision

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Paul Meyer Joins Seabury Group as EVP; Charles Davis Comments. Pete Sandlin, Mario Suarez Named to Director Roles at HumanTouch DoD Business; Moe Jafari Comments. What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years - TechCrunch. Retailers' Earnings, the Star Wars Battlefront Video Game and 2 Technology IPOs - New York Times.

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What’s the Weakest Link in Strategy Execution

Future of CIO

PEOPLE is always one of the weakest links in strategy execution. A good strategy is beyond the well-designed template filled out with goal and vision, it should be more subject to challenges we face and provides an approach to overcome them, it’s executable.

Wind Power Deals to Bring Equinix to 100 Renewable in N. America

Data Center Knowledge

Data center giant signs power purchase agreements with wind developers in Texas and Oklahoma Read More. Colocation Equinix Green Data Centers Power

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

The NVMe Place (Non Volatile Memory Express)

Storage IO Blog

Welcome to the NVM Express (NVMe) place containing various links and content on you guessed it, NVMe, which is a companion to The SSD Place, which has a broader Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) focus including flash among other SSD topics. NVMe is a new server storage I/O access method and protocol for fast access to NVM based storage and memory technologies.

North Point Defense, Inc

CTOvision

NPD provides critical capabilities to the national intelligence community developing state-of-the-art communications network access tools and advanced methods for communications signal exploitation. NPD employs a blending of scientific research and expert domain knowledge to design robust processing solutions against complex and evolving communications technologies. Areas of research and development include: > Analog and digital multiplexing. Signal conditioning.

Three “Q”s to Run a High-Mature Digital IT

Future of CIO

Information Management means to have the right people getting the right information to make the right decisions at the right time. Cross-industry sectors, IT organizations are shifting from a technology support center of a company into an information steward of business.

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Azerbaijan’s Internet Goes Dark after Data Center Fire

Data Center Knowledge

Majority of country’s networks connect to the internet through the same link Read More. Connectivity Downtime

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.