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The CTOvision Disruptive IT List: Firms we believe all enterprise.


The Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT. Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should

FREE MCSE Private Cloud Exam Study Guide for Exam 70-247 - IT.

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How to prepare for the jobs of the future: Learning, Love, Collaboration, Design

Trends in the Living Networks

A little while back I was interviewed for a cover story on the jobs of the future for the Careers section of the Sydney Morning Herald. Here are the sections of the article that drew on my thoughts: According to the futurist Ross Dawson, the world of work has always required employees to be on the front foot. “Jobs have always disappeared and others come up,” he says. “It’s just that the pace of change has become far faster than ever before.”

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The End Of The Group File Share? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It was certainly a big deal many decades ago: the notion that one of your desktop drives ("H:\\") could actually be shared with your co-workers over a LAN. No more floppies. A shared repository, usually up-to-date. A huge

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

iTunes has new challengers, Apple is looking to make Siri better and.


Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player take on iTunes Match. Who wins? The mobile music scene is not going to be easy to sort. We have solutions such as Spotify and Rdio, but iTunes is always the incumbent, while

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Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

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StartApp Named One of 2012’s Fastest Growing Startups

The Investing Edge

Business Insider recently released a list of the “ 5 Fastest Growing Startups of 2012 ,” comprised of emerging companies with the potential to “transform industries and the business world at-large.” We’re thrilled to see one of Ascent’s portfolio companies on the list: StartApp , which Business Insider deems “poised to significantly impact the mobile industry.”

DARPA to tackle Cloud Security, Transportation Worker. - CTOvision


Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Malware Infects Two Power Plants Lacking Basic Security Controls - The most recent DHS Industrial Control System (ICS) CERT report has knowledge of two infected power

Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory.

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The isomorphism of inside and outside – why exploring our minds and the world are the same

Trends in the Living Networks

On my recent holiday I was in extraordinarily beautiful surroundings, in the Jervis Bay area of Australia’s Eastern coast. Being in that environment helped me to recall my thoughts from when I was much younger, when it struck me that the world inside us and the world outside are isomorphic : they have exactly the same shape and structure. We can learn about our minds and the richness of who we are by studying and exploring the world around us, particularly the natural world.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage" - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The recent announcement of the VMAX 10K brought up an interesting discussion for us storage folks: what -- exactly -- might "enterprise storage" be? I find that the definitions offered by the industry analysts are incomplete and

Looking Forward ? 2013 The Year Of The Crowdfunding Gold Rush.


crowdfunding-photo. 2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding. Within the span of a three month period (March ? May 2012), the largest crowdfunding sites including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Grow VC, and Rockethub


Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the.

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A change of tack for Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Happy New Year! I wish you a most wonderful year ahead. I for one am very, very excited about what 2013 holds. I’m just back from close to three weeks holiday over Christmas and New Year, including some wonderful time on the beach and among the kangaroos in Jervis Bay. As always after a holiday I have a broader perspective on where I am and what I am doing.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Enterprise Storage Heats Up ? Again! - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Once you spend any time inside the storage marketplace, you'll come to appreciate there are many segments and subsegments. The need to store information is ubiquitous -- the approaches are not. Sit down and attempt to

Register Now for 30 Jan Federal Big Data Apache Hadoop Forum.


If you are fielding enterprise-grade data solutions in the federal space, especially in the national security components of government, please consider attending this Big Data event. Friends at Cloudera are lead sponsors and

From-the-Field: Consumerized Confessions from a Senior IT Pro - IT.

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Systems Objective Scorecard

A CIO's Voice

During the course of managing an IT department, it is important for IT management to understand areas of risks. There are standard best practices that can be engaged to score your department/organization. Below I have added some as a starting point. These are by no way complete. Management and Planning. Objective 1. The staff responsibilities to information systems environment are assigned to specialized personnel.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Why Do CIOs Make Everyone Jump Through Hoops To Get Things Done? (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

The IT methodologies sure seem like unnecessary bureaucracy to everyone else… Image Credit. In every business, there are internal conflicts. One conflict that almost every company seems to have is the failure of the business side of the house to see eye-to-eye with the IT department. This has been going on for so long that it’s almost a part of the definition of information technology. As CIO, it’s going to be your responsibility to fix this problem. Got any suggestions?

Building Libvirt 1.0.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

Scott Lowe

In previous articles, I’ve shown you how to compile libvirt 0.10.1 on CentOS 6.3 , but—as several readers have pointed out in the comments to that and other articles—compiling packages from source may not be the best long-term approach. Not only does it make it difficult to keep the system up-to-date, it also makes automating the configuration of the host rather difficult. In this post, I’ll show you how to rebuild a source RPM for libvirt 1.0.1

Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and.

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In previous articles in our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud series, we've stepped through the process of building out various lab environments in the cloud, such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2013

ReBoot – My Camera Is Bigger Than Yours…

A CIO's Voice

I have always been curious about what makes the Average Joe go out and buy the most expensive digital camera on the market and all the accessories that go with it. We have been to a few family functions recently due to the holidays. On these occasions, there is always the big camera guy who whips out his $3000 camera and 6 foot lens to snap a few family pictures of uncle and aunty cutting the birthday cake.

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Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM 2012: Report Builder 2.0 is not installed

Mick's IT Blog

If you are getting the message below, the first step to resolving it is here. One more step you have to do with the solution in that link is to make the changes in both the server and machines with the installed console. Once that

2013 may FINALLY be the year of VDI and BYOD

Virtualized Greek

I am thinking that maybe 2013 will finally be the year of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) enabled BYOD. This is not because of some fancy new feature in VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop but due to a new feature of Windows 8. I said a LONG TIME ago that Windows 8 should be a hypervisor based OS. I was close in my prediction. One of the great features of Windows 8 that hasn’t gotten much attention has been that it’s a Type 1 (bare metal) hypervisor.

Upgrading System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to Service.

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Three Tips for CIO as Chief Innovation Officer

Future of CIO

CIOs generally have a greater opportunity to stand out and take a lead in driving innovation across their companies.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM 2012: Accessing Reporting Services Website

Mick's IT Blog

Unlike the old SMS where you could access the reporting services via the SMS server name in the browser, it has changed in 2012. To access the reporting services, you will have to enter the fully qualified name of the SCCM

My 2013 Projects

Virtualized Greek

So, I like that Scott Lowe created a project list and shared with us the readers of his blog his progress throughout the year and a final update. It was a pretty balanced list which included some tech stuff and learning German. I decided to create a similar list of Goals for 2013 as they were in my noodle to begin with. I promise to update you guys on my efforts and hopefully be as transparent with you as Scott has been with us. 2013 Goals.

Technicolor - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

A few days ago I had the pleasure of being involved in a pretty interesting security discussion on Twitter. If you tuned into the middle of the conversation it appeared to be one that pertained to VPNs (Virtual Private Network

Three Reasons Why IT Doesn’t Get Respected

Future of CIO

Today IT is so integral to the business that you are part of the business. IT seems to be always at the paradoxical position, on one hand, technology is omnipresent, touch every corner of enterprise, on the other hand, many IT organizations earn very little respect from business peers, why, and how to turn around? Lack of Cultural Readiness & Emphatic Communication CIOs should not be fighters for the IT team vs. the rest of the organization.

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!