Sat.Jan 12, 2013 - Fri.Jan 18, 2013

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 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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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.”

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.

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

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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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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

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.

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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.

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

Today show: when will we entrust child care to robots?

Trends in the Living Networks

I was in Sydney over New Year (nowhere better to celebrate it!) before heading off for holidays, and was invited onto the Today national breakfast program to talk about some of the themes from my 2013 and Beyond Appearing and Disappearing framework.

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

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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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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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.