Sat.Feb 27, 2016 - Fri.Mar 04, 2016

Federal Agencies Now Have Access to Cloud Engineering and Execution Services Via Pre-Competed GWAC


Katie Kennedy. For many agencies, the question is not whether to move to a cloud environment, but how to move to a cloud environment in an efficient, cost-effective manner with little disruption to services and capabilities.

Moving to the cloud? First choose the right apps

David Linthicum

Most enterprise IT shops have more than 1,000 applications they must understand or relearn before moving any of them to the cloud. You simply can't move your apps en masse. Because some workloads make sense for the cloud, and some do not. Here's my guide on how you can assess which are good candidates for a move to the cloud.

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MIT, UMass Scientists to Study Solar-Powered Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Researchers launch test bed data center to investigate cutting-edge green computing tech Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Green Data Centers HPC Power

Does It Make Sense To Grade Your IT Employees?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How do IT workers feel when they get graded? Image Credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL). As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of the quality of the employees that you have working in your IT department.

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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?

Dynamic Datacenter with Bright Computing


Katie Kennedy. The video below if from the 2016 Stanford HPC Conference. Robert Stober, the Director of Systems Engineering for Bright Computing, presents Advanced Cluster Management using Bright Cluster Manager.

3 critical issues cloud builders overlook

David Linthicum

People who define new cloud platforms in enterprises often do only half the work. What do they miss? They consistently overlook these three areas: Governance , both at the resource levels (such as storage and compute) and at the service level (such as APIs). Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. • The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report.

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Alexa voice commands can now be spoken into Amazon's smaller Echo Dot

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

Amazon on Thursday announced a sleek new hockey-puck shaped, Alexa voice-controlled device called Echo Dot, a smaller $89.99 version of the larger, more expensive Echo tower. The tower was first introduced in November 2014. Both the Echo and the Echo Dot are promoted as being able to easily control lights, music and other functions in a home or small office via Alexa voice commands. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


Visualizing Information Most Important with Job-Based Metrics


Katie Kennedy. Most HPC users care more about health and resources usage of a specific job than the device they run on. That is why Bright added job-based metrics to their Bright Cluster Manager solutions.

Bitlocker Access is Denied

Mick's IT Blog

We recently started getting access is denied when trying to enable bitlocker on our Dell Latitude E7440 models. At first we thought it was a problem with the laptop itself upon the first occurrence of it. We were able to image all other models with no problems.

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Three Storage Trends Shaking Up the Enterprise

Data Center Knowledge

As storage becomes a larger and larger aspect of an overall IT environment, companies are beginning to not only understand, but witness firsthand the expense of the integrated system model. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

What is a Digital "Big Idea"?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you remember this classic scene from the movie Big? Do you remember Josh sitting in a product review meeting and asking the tough question - "I don't get it. Well what's fun about that?"

The Legal Challenges of the Internet of Things


Rick Delgado. These days, just about everything and every organization collects data. Even refrigerators collect information on temperature, usage, etc. Employers do on just about anything they can; some are in fact requiring employees to wear health trackers that monitor heart rate and other metrics. From cars to medical devices, personal data is everywhere.

Skyport eases the pain of deploying and securing remote servers

Network World

Skyport does one thing, and it does it well. Skyport offers SkySecure Server, a remotely deployable platform for Windows and/or Linux virtual machines in a fortress-like environment. You can rent one for $2,500 per month, or less. Skyport SkySecure Servers solve a major pain point for IT execs looking for control over their remote servers. Skyport provides a hardened server that can be safely deployed to off-premises locations with little to no pre-configuration headaches.

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The Life Cycle of a Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Just as with a human being, the individual care and love you show your data center can lengthen the life of your partnership Read More. Data Center World

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

10 Questions to Discover Your Digital IQ

CIO Dashboard

Full-blown digital transformation is a relatively new phenomenon. There’s not a lot of well-documented evidence of how companies rewire their internal and external operations to generate revenue in the digital age. Yet, some companies have an uncanny ability to dominate on the digital front.

How Important Is “Perfect Data” To Data Analytics Programs?


Dennis D. McDonald. Back in 2014 I published a guest post on the Open Data Institute's web site titled How important is the quality of open data? Here's a quote from that piece: Setting aside for the moment how we define “quality”. database managers have always had to concern themselves with standards, data cleaning, corrections, and manual versus automated approaches to data quality control.

Review: 5 application security testing tools compared

Network World

Application security is arguably the biggest cyber threat , responsible for 90 percent of security incidents, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Yet it suffers from not-my-job syndrome, or, as SANS put it in its 2015 State of Application Security report, "Many information security engineers don’t understand software development — and most software developers don’t understand security." To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story

Friday Funny: Lucky Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

It’s got to be a lucky data center! Read More. Humor

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.

Running an Innovative IT with Creative Mechanism

Future of CIO

Innovation is how to transform novel ideas to achieve its business value. IT Management is a strange animal, in that the capabilities are there, the data is there - but the motivations are often confused.

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Hortonworks New Distribution Strategy and New Streaming Analytics


Katie Kennedy. This week, Hortonworks announced a comprehensive strategy with new product advancements across its Connected Data Platforms, including Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™), and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™). This announcement encompassed a new distribution approach for Apache™ Hadoop ® with the latest release of HDP 2.4, which includes the latest generation of Apache Spark 1.6, as well as the announcement of HDF 1.2. Hortonworks Data Platform 2.4 – A New Distribution Strategy.

DevOps Basics : Deploying A Simple Docker Environment on Azure


Whether it be a simple environment with one machine to test and discover Docker or a full redundancy production environment on multiple machines, Azure is the best destination to deploy it! In this video I will show you how you can easily spin up a.( read more ).

White House Orders Federal Data Center Construction Freeze

Data Center Knowledge

New data center optimization initiative seeks higher efficiency, aggressive cost savings Read More. Consolidation Data Center Strategies DCIM News Featured Government

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Digital Innovation Premium

Future of CIO

Digital means flow, there is more flow of creative ideas, the better opportunities to reap the benefit from innovation management. Many say digital is the age of innovation.

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Tech News Roundup March 4


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Barnes & Noble closes Nook e-book store in UK as overall sales continue to fall. NASA to Provide Live Coverage, Interviews, and Social Media for March 8 Solar Eclipse. SAVE THE DATE: NVTC’s Titans Breakfast with Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen Scheduled. Next government to decide on Russian-Serbian center" - B92.

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When Should a CEO Hire a Product Manager?

Sean Daniel

A company usually starts with an idea, or a couple of people getting together over an idea. That idea percolates and becomes the center of attention for the founder(s) or CEO. Obsession over details and getting things just right is the norm. This is all goodness.

Data Center REITs Scored Big in 2015 Despite Weak Markets

Data Center Knowledge

Most publicly traded RETs report record leases and growth in fourth quarter and full 2015 Read More. Colocation CoreSite CyrusOne Digital Realty Equinix Investing QTS (Quality Technology Services) Supply and Demand

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Running IT as a Business Optimizer

Future of CIO

The Role of IT today for many organizations is a ' solutionary'' for business problems, an optimizer for business processes and capabilities, and an orchestrator for the digital transformation.

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Tech News Roundup March 2


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Myanmar president asks next government to develop agriculture - New Kerala. Thumbs up! NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after a year in space. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns Safely to Earth after One-Year Mission. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly touches down in Kazakhstan after a year in space. Energy Dept.

Cops and Teachers: The New Social Workers

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Social Work. The social workers and case workers of the future probably reside in our schools and police stations, carry gradebooks and body-worn video cameras, walk the halls of schools and the streets of our cities.

Allocating Storage to VMs and Extending to Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

As your organization grows, find out how to properly manage your storage requirements and how to extend into the cloud Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Storage Virtualization cloud

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?