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How To Solve The Digital Dilemma

Forrester IT

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Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

David Linthicum

Data consolidation in public clouds is all the rage these days, for good reason. You typically have data scattered all over the place in your enterprise, and relocating to the cloud means you can finally get what data experts like to call a "single source of truth.". Even better, big data technology is native to most public clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Thus, you can not only centralize on a public cloud platform, but do big data management as well.

Apple patches triple iOS security threat

Computer Weekly

Businesses and consumers are being urged to update their versions of Apple's iOS to fix three critical, zero-day vulnerabilities that enable attackers to spy on victims

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What is the Data Center Cost of 1kW of IT Capacity?

Data Center Knowledge

Data center size clearly matters, and now we know how much Read More. Data Center Design Emerson Network Power

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.

Congratulations are in order…

The Investing Edge

While most of us have spent the summer enjoying the beach and maybe a few too many meals al fresco, our VP of Finance, Tom Scanlon, has qualified to race at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI this fall.

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There is life in Finland’s IT sector despite Nokia and Microsoft layoffs

Computer Weekly

Regional development organisations in Finland describe how despite massive job cuts Nokia and Microsoft have provided the foundations for IT industry development

Two Constructs From Biology To Consider Regarding Enterprise IT


Bob Gourley. Two constructs from biology to think about regarding enterprise tech: The Cambrian Explosion and a Malthusian Problem. The Cambrian Explosion is was a period of rapid evolution and an explosion of life. The Cambrian Explosion began around 542 million years ago.

Equinix Launches Its Fifth Australia Data Center in Sydney

Data Center Knowledge

Touts hundreds of customers on Sydney campus, access to submarine cables, peering nodes Read More. Asia-Pacific Colocation Equinix

On-Premise Hadoop Just Got Easier With These 8 Hadoop-Optimized Systems

Forrester IT

Enterprises agree that speedy deployment of big data Hadoop platforms has been critical to their success, especially as use cases expand and proliferate. However, deploying Hadoop systems is often difficult, especially when supporting complex workloads and dealing with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data. Architects need a considerable amount of time and effort to install, tune, and optimize Hadoop.

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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.

Singapore models entire country in 3D with smart map

Computer Weekly

Singapore authorities are creating 3D maps of the entire country to help organisations in the public and private sector make better planning decisions

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Tracking The Megatrend of Robotics


Bob Gourley. 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.

Red Hat Virtualization Revamp Takes On Hyperconvergence

Data Center Knowledge

Previous editions made it “easy” to create multiple network tiers, but, as Red Hat found, that's not what customers want Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Virtualization data center virtualization hyperconvergence Open vSwitch red hat RHEV RHV Scott Herrod software defined infrastructure

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Moving Off Of Legacy IT Systems

The Accidental Successful CIO

Caption: No, getting off of legacy systems is not easy, but it is necessary Image Credit: Eric Snider. As the person with the CIO job, we like to spend our time looking forward and thinking about the importance of information technology.

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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.

French submarine maker data breach highlights challenges of IP security

Computer Weekly

French naval contractor data breach proves that protecting intellectual property is challenging, say security experts

DataRobot: Automating to enable better predictive models and predictions quicker


Research Team. We first ran into DataRobot a year ago as word of this stealthy startup and their highly capable team began to circulate in the community. Over the past year they have revealed much more about their offerings and approach, enough to grab our attention.

Financial Networking Company Prepares for ‘Post-Quantum’ World

Data Center Knowledge

Two firms partner on security products they say will resist hacking even by a quantum computer Read More. Security

Big Data, Big Growth, Big Promises

Forrester IT

In the age of the customer , insights-driven businesses use big data solutions to gain business insights, create differentiated customer experiences, and drive competitive advantage. In our recently published Big Data Management Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) , we take a more in-depth look at the software solutions to manage big data. Big data management solutions address data sets that are so large and complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.

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.

A quarter of financial sector data breaches linked to lost or stolen devices

Computer Weekly

Financial sector breaches in the US doubled in 2015 over the year before, according to a report by security firm Bitglass

Tracking The Megatrend of the Internet of Things


Bob Gourley. 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.

Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source

Data Center Knowledge

It will also now be available on Linux Read More. Shared

The US Government’s Race to Hire Cybersecurity Staff


The US federal government has spent 2016 investing a lot of money in cybersecurity , and expects to spend even more next year. This year has already seen the introduction of the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan and a 30-day cybersecurity project (that IT professionals like to refer to as a “ sprint “), which highlighted cybersecurity gaps throughout the federal government.

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.

Trend Micro confirms rise of ransomware and whaling

Computer Weekly

Ransomware is confirmed as a pervasive threat and whaling emerges as a strong trend, according to the latest security report by Trend Micro

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Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises


Research Team. With this post we are initiating coverage of Bayshore Networks in our IoT Companies category.

Why Rackspace is Going Private, According to Its CTO

Data Center Knowledge

John Engates: Company will now do thing it couldn’t do as a public company Read More. Cloud Computing Deals Hosting Rackspace Hosting

Why I've Lost Interest In Hyperconverged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Watching the current raft of hyperconverged players go at it in the blogosphere has turned into a movie where I've lost all interest in the plot and characters. Here's just one recent example  of yet another intense piece from my colleague Chad Sakac.

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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.