Sat.Jan 19, 2013 - Fri.Jan 25, 2013

Technology Drives Change at a Top Global Bank

The Investing Edge

Ascent strives to anticipate long-term technology trends within the enterprise that can change business for the better.

Asking Smart Big Data Questions - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Who is asking the Big Data questions leading to discovery, insight, and action

By 2015, more than 30 percent of analytics projects will deliver.

CTOvision

cyber-workforce.preview Gartner projects that by 2015, more than 30 percent of analytics projects will deliver insights based on structured and unstructured data. Sounds rational/logical/realistic to me. Sounds like the entire

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Wearables and Pervasive Computing: A 2013 Trend to Consider

CIO Dashboard

It’s difficult as a CIO to gauge whether or not to add the latest technology to your portfolio. You don’t want to chase a fad without business value or get left behind.

Trends 101

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.

Strategic overview of AHT Group: sharing our ventures, projects, and enablers

Trends in the Living Networks

I believe that open business is an important and valuable foundation for success today. We actively share our activities and priorities on an ongoing basis, and intend to share considerably more over time.

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Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Storage Server in.

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Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

Mick's IT Blogs: Rearranging the Driver Folders in MDT

Mick's IT Blog

The drivers folders in MDT do not alphabetize as you add new ones. It just adds the new folder at the bottom of the list. There is a simple way to rearrange the folders. MDT is controlled by XML files. You will need to navigate to

New Year, New Challenges, New Opportunities

Scott Lowe

I suppose there’s no sense in beating around the bush. As the blog post title indicates, I’m taking on a new set of challenges (and a new set of opportunities) in 2013—and the way to do that is in a new role with a new company. So, effective 2/8/2013, I am leaving EMC Corporation to join the former Nicira group at VMware, working directly for Martin Casado. I’ll be working with folks like Brad Hedlund (see his announcement here ), Bruce Davie, and Teemu Koponen.

Tools in your toolbox - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

I've been in IT long enough that I have seen many different revolutions. Sometimes they start small and grow, while other times they start out as a huge tidal wave that you get swept up along in whether you like

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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.

Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud.

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Extending an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory ( AD ) infrastructure into the cloud is an important topic to consider when planning the migration or implementation of cloud-based applications. Many existing

Mick's IT Blogs: ERROR, application GUID not found in application list

Mick's IT Blog

If your MDT build give the above error at the end of a build, the issue is more than likely caused by a residual GUID left over in another application's dependencies, in which the dependency was deleted. To fix this, you will

Is IT a Growth Engine or Supporting Function

Future of CIO

IT leadership needs to shift their management orientation and begin thinking like entrepreneurs.

Using Mock to Build Sanlock 2.4 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

Scott Lowe

The topic of this post might seem a bit strange, but it will all make sense later. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Mock to build RPMs for sanlock 2.4 for use with CentOS 6.3. The information in this post is based on information found in two other very helpful pages: Using Mock to test package builds. How to rebuild a package from Fedora or EPEL for RHEL, CentOS, or SL. I tested these instructions on a newly-built CentOS 6.3

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.

Automating the Cloud with PowerShell and Windows Azure - IT Pros.

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Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Epidemics - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

My paper to read this weekend was the Alan Demers' seminal paper on epidemic techniques for database replication. I realized that in 2004, before my Amazon days, I already wrote a blog post about the fundamental

Five Desired Skills needed to be an Effective CIO

Future of CIO

As a leader, the CIO has to be able to inspire and encourage with his/her vision and generate conviction and enthusiasm for the missions of the IT and company.

How I Build the Technology Short Takes

Scott Lowe

Shortly after I published Technology Short Take #27 , a reader asked me on Twitter how I managed the information that goes into each Technology Short Take (TST) article. Although I’ve blogged about my productivity setup before, that post is now over two years old and horribly out of date. Given that I need to post a more current description of my tools and workflow, I thought I’d take a brief moment to answer the reader’s question.

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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.

Cloud-based PC and Mobile Device Management with Windows.

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In today's TechNet Radio show, we're discussing the new features in PC and mobile device management in the new wave of our cloud-based management solution: Windows Intune. We'll be chatting with Mark Williams

Step-by-Step: Adding a Windows Server 2012 Replica Domain.

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Private Cloud, Virtualization and Systems Management. Be an Early Expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8

Cloud OS Trivia Challenge - Chance to Win a Surface or trip to MMS.

IT Pros Rock!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Cloud OS Trivia Challenge for IT Pros in the US! In just a few minutes, you can learn some unique trivia facts about our latest infrastructure offerings to impress your colleagues

Using Mock to Build Libvirt 1.0.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3 - blog.

Scott Lowe

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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.

Using Mock to Build libssh2 1.4.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

Scott Lowe

As with the related post on using Mock to rebuild sanlock 2.4 for CentOS 6.3 , this post might seem a bit odd. Don’t worry—I’ll tie it into something else very soon. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Mock to build RPMs for libssh2 1.4.1 for use with CentOS 6.3. The information in this post is based on information found in two other very helpful pages: Using Mock to test package builds. How to rebuild a package from Fedora or EPEL for RHEL, CentOS, or SL.