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Black Mirror Transcends Fiction Into Reality


Katie Kennedy. Fiction, especially fiction with technology components, can be an entertaining way to think through ethics issues. With that in mind a series we have been watching is the Netflix anthology called Black Mirror.

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Beyond AWS: The cloud's next stage

David Linthicum's cloud platform, Amazon Web Services , generated $2.56 billion in revenue last quarter, putting it on pace to make $10 billion this year. AWS has been the clear public cloud leader for some time, and the latest financial data shows that leadership translates to real money as more enterprises adopt public cloud computing. Let's do the math: It's believed that 5 percent of IT workloads are on public clouds now, counting both infrastructure and applications.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in April Read More. DCK Featured

3 Options That CIOs Have To Consider: Build, Colocation, or Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs have to make hard decisions about future data centers Image Credit: Intel Free Press. If there is one thing that I think that we can all agree on then it is that our data processing and storage needs continue to grow as the company comes to realize the importance of information technology.

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!

AFCEA International and George Mason University Host Annual Critical Issues in C4I Symposium


Michael Johnson. AFCEA International and George Mason University are hosting the annual Critical Issues in C4I Symposium which will bring academia, industry and government/military together to address important issues in C4I technology and systems R&D.

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Oracle-style database coupling doesn't work in the cloud

David Linthicum

Many organizations that built applications 10-20 years ago had a very data-oriented approach to application architecture. Although mainly due to the particularities of Oracle-based systems, it became commonplace to couple the application to the database. (In In the case of Oracle-connected applications, stored procedures and triggers coupled the database to the application.).

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Machine Learning – How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

Machine learning, a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building, is at the top of the “hype curve” for emerging technologies and is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016, according to Gartner.

Four Cloud Computing Myths That Need To Die


Justin Blanchard. After all these years, cloud computing is still a victim of myths that are largely untrue, and are often obviously untrue. Cloud computing, and public cloud platforms specifically, have been around for a long time. The cloud is used every day by companies ranging from one-person freelance outfits to the largest enterprise organizations with tens of thousands of employees. The cloud is established, proven, and here to stay.

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Is Leadership Ready to Handle a Shark Attack?

Social, Agile and Transformation

CIO and IT leaders should be able to relate to this video. Watch the first few minutes to see Mick Fanning waiting to catch a wave when suddenly he is attacked by a shark. You can see him scramble a bit then fend him off before a boat comes to his rescue.

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Friday Funny: Herding Cats on the Raised Floor

Data Center Knowledge

And you thought zombie servers were your biggest problem. Read More. Humor


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.

High-tech moms: Tips for managing family life while steering booming businesses

ComputerWorld IT Management

Happy Mother's Day, Tech Moms!

Women in Cybersecurity: Reducing the Gender Gap Part III


Katie Kennedy. This is the third post in a three part blog post on the Women in Cybersecurity Conference that took place March 31st through April 2nd in Dallas, Texas. The first keynote for the final day of the Women in Cybersecurity conference was Shelley Westman. Westman had a long road that ultimately led her to where she is today, Vice President of Operations and Strategic Integration Initiatives at IBM Security.

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Install Dell Command Update and Flash BIOS in WinPE

Mick's IT Blog

I have wanted to get the process of flashing the BIOS into the WinPE environment for quite a while. With the help of Sapien's PowerShell Studio , I finally wrote the script to make this possible.

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Yahoo Data Center Team Staying “Heads-Down” Amid Business Turmoil

Data Center Knowledge

Brings online latest $20 million data center expansion in Nebraska Read More. Featured Yahoo

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.

Top 50 Oracle SQL Blogs for 2016

Database Star

As someone who works with and blogs about Oracle, I like to read other Oracle blogs. I also noticed it was hard to find a good list of the top Oracle SQL blogs. So, I decided to make my own list. Top Oracle SQL Blogs I had found more than 50 Oracle SQL blogs, but wanted […].

Moving Toward a Framework for Resilient Cybersecurity: Evaluating the Threat Landscape


Dan Cybulski. In this previous post on The Need for a Framework for Resilient Cybersecurity we highlighted that the increasing diversity and sophistication of today's IT environments is driving a need for organizations to implement a framework for resilient cybersecurity.

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Network World

We know how it goes: You mean to practice safe computing habits, really you do. But when you fire up your computer, you just want to get stuff done -- and that's when even savvy users begin to cut security corners. We'd all do well to take a lesson from truly paranoid PC users, who don't let impatience or laziness stand in the way of protecting their data. Let's take a look at some of their security habits that you may want to practice regularly.

Why Google Wants to Rethink Data Center Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Taking a closer look at the fundamental redesign of storage Google is proposing, from system to the physical disk itself Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Google Storage disk

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.

3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui and Chetan Shetty. A veteran CIO recently told me, “The last few months felt like I time traveled back to the 1980s. Business stakeholders are demanding the applications they want, designed the way they like, and at a speed dictated by their priorities.”

Tech News Roundup May 4


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Data61, Treasury to review the future of blockchain technology in Australia - ZDNet. GeekWire Deals: Use Alexa or your phone to control your TV with the Blumoo IR blaster. Apple hires robotic hand pioneer Yoky Matsuoka, former UW professor and Nest exec. Startup Spotlight: Reflect helps developers add data visualizations to their apps.

How to easily encrypt/decrypt a file in Linux with gpg

Tech Republic Security

Stop your search for an easy way to encrypt and decrypt files in Linux -- the built-in gpg tool will do the trick

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Equinix Building New Data Centers in Silicon Valley, New York, Hong Kong

Data Center Knowledge

Adds three locations to already extensive global expansion push Read More. Asia-Pacific Colocation Equinix New York Silicon Valley Supply and Demand

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

5 major data center announcements from day one of EMC World 2016

Tech Republic Data Center

At the 2016 EMC World conference, EMC made a slew of announcements on new data center tech it was introducing. Here's a recap

A Cat-and-Mouse Game


Katie Kennedy. When a company is breached, it is akin to obtaining a disease no one wants and no one wants to admit to having. With reputations and trust on the line, companies are hesitant to broadcast a breach. The Australian Crime Commission estimates that the annual cost of cyber crime to Australia is more than $1 billion in direct cost. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced the government’s $230 million Cyber Security Strategy.

Computer science teachers need cybersecurity education says CSTA industry group

Tech Republic Security

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CTSA) is working on a cybersecurity certification program for computer science educators, so they can better teach students about computer security

Data Center Market Spotlight: New Jersey

Data Center Knowledge

Demand for multi-MW deals in Jersey has shrunk, but providers are confident in retail colocation Read More. Colocation Data Center Strategies Featured New York Site Selection Supply and Demand

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.

Three Core Competencies in Global Mindset

Future of CIO

At the age of digitalization, ‘being who you really are as a global leader’ is more critical than ever. The business world has become hyperconnected and interdependent. Global leaders of the future sense, feel, read, imagine and intuit possibilities on the journey of digital transformation.

Tech News Roundup May 2


Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosyste. Technology Ticker. Why is the technology industry so afraid of tax? Sydney Morning Herald. Sense Of Urgency' In Forming Next Government - 98FM. Tad Czyzewski Named Executive Director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington. Schumer urges federal investigation into billboard tracking -

LAPD hacks iPhone 5s, proves they don't need Apple backdoor

Tech Republic Security

The LAPD recently hacked into an iPhone 5s involved in a very public murder trial. This news could prove a potential roadblock for backdoor legislation

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 29th

Data Center Knowledge

Here are some of this week's most popular articles on Data Center Knowledge Read More. DCK Featured

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.