Sat.Jan 26, 2013 - Fri.Feb 01, 2013

2012: A Good Year In Storage For EMC - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There's simply no arguing with the numbers ? EMC continues to do very well indeed in the broader storage market and continuing to gain share in almost all sub-segments. While we're not ones to rest on our laurels, I thought

Everything I Know About Pitching VCs I Learned From Monty Python (Part One)

The Investing Edge

Most VCs number the annual business plans they see in a year in the thousands, but the implication is the same: There has to be more to distinguish your fundraising pitch than ten or 15 slides in 30-point font. That’s where Monty Python comes in.

January Cyber War and Cyber Conflict Link Roundup - CTOvision

CTOvision

Wow, what a month. Two big stories to note: USCC is seeking to grow over 5x to 4900 people, and the NYTimes (and WSJ it seems) have been hacked, purportedly by the Chinese over their China coverage. In other news, a

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How much is the right amount to tweet?

Trends in the Living Networks

Of the many issues when engaging on social media, one of the most central is how much to post. If you don’t post enough, you’re barely visible. If you post too much, you annoy people who are likely to unfollow you, and you make any individual post far less likely to be seen or acted on.

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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.

The Big Data Storymap - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In "The Power Of Visual Thinking?" " I shared a great visual tool that had been created by EMC Global Services -- a somewhat humorous storymap showing how IT organizations transformed from silos to service providers

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DHS urging users to disconnect UPnP, Group halts bank cyber.

CTOvision

DOE Here are the top cyber news and stories. Homeland Security urges computer users to disconnect network setting ? DHS is asking users to disable the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) capability on their home machines

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Judging the best visualizations of the future: Enter the BBC What If? competition

Trends in the Living Networks

This year BBC is focusing on the future under the theme What If? and has just launched its What If? Visions of the Future competition. Image source : BBC News/ Glenn Hatton. The competition focuses on visualizing what our future may look like.

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When Big Data Changed Security - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

This morning, EMC announced a new landmark product: RSA Security Analytics. While there's a lot to appreciate in the specifics of the product itself, I think the real story is how this announcement evidences a substantial shift

What's New in Endpoint Protection for System Center 2012 SP1.

IT Pros Rock!

In today's TechNet Radio show, Wally Mead and I wrap-up our ?What's What's New? in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 series with discussing what's new in Endpoint Protection. Tune in to this demo-heavy session

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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.

Burning Ants - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

It's kind of funny. The tech world is starting to catch up with what a bunch of us realized a long time ago. It's all about the app (now if you read my last post ? you know it's not

Mick's IT Blogs: MDT: Injecting Variables into Task Names

Mick's IT Blog

While creating tasks in the task sequencing, you may want to create unique names that are stored in an MDT variable. This can easily be done. For instance, I have setup MDT to automatically install drivers by the make and

My Favorite Posts - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I've been taking a break over the last month or so from my typically frenetic blogging pace. For me, it's a good time for reflection, contemplation and recalibration -- all positive. Part of looking forward involves looking back over

Puppet, User Accounts, and Configuration Files

Scott Lowe

A short while ago I posted an article that described how to use Puppet for account management. In that article, I showed you how to use virtual user resources to manage user accounts on Puppet-managed systems. In this post, I’m going to expand on that configuration so that we can also manage the initial account configuration files, and do so in the proper order.

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.

Is Cloud trying to pull one over on business?

Virtualized Greek

This article on shadow Cloud computing and the gap between business leaders and IT over on ZDNet (yes ZDNet) got me thinking about if business managers understand what they are asking for when they look to a Cloud solution. I’ve gotten the impression that business leaders think Cloud solutions are some kind of magic bullet that both reduces costs and enabled the business without as much upfront development effort as traditional in-house solutions.

Is VMware on the right path?

Virtualized Greek

I asked the question 2 months ago. Is VMware headed for a slow death? Their stock is down 21% today on adjusted revenue guidance. Their CTO is leaving and they’ve changed directions on PaaS vs. IaaS. The Hypervisor will become a commodity in 2013 and the future of Cloud is Platform as a Service not Infrastructure as a Service. I’m going to really be watching the next few quarters. Cloud Computing Virtualization