Sat.Dec 08, 2012 - Fri.Dec 14, 2012

EMC Joins OpenStack - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Today, our EMC logo went up on the OpenStack Foundation's web site as a corporate level sponsor. You'll see many other logos up there as well -- all good. I'm sure each participant sees OpenStack through their own lens

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Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster - Part 1.

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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

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Thetus Savanna: Powerful but easy to learn analytic tools - CTOvision


thetus Savanna by Thetus is a powerful suite of tools that let you work through the lifecycle of analytical issues, including some very complex, knotty problems. It is the only tool I know of that enables fast, user-generated

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What Is Big Data? The Real Challenges Beyond Volume, Velocity.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Big Data's Organizational Challenges around Business Intelligence and Data Stewardship

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.

Charting The Digital Universe: IDC's 6th Annual Study - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Climate change has been hotly debated for well over a decade now. The evidence is largely in, what remains is a discussion around root causes, and what -- if anything -- can be done. Personally, the topic became particularly

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More Trending

Ready to work on something that matters? See NGA Senior.


A friend at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency mentioned that they have a search underway for a critically important new position on their leadership team. Details are at the job listing and are also


Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster - Part 2.

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This article is Part 2 in a two-part series on building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster to support highly available virtual machines as a foundation to a Private Cloud solution. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part 1 of

Building A Executive Digital Literacy Program - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Being perceived as a visionary is a relatively easy task. All you have to do is identify a handful of clearly visible trends, extrapolate a bit, and then loop back with practical advice on what to do about it now. Example: I have a

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

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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.

Ozone Widget Framework to be on GitHub, GAO sees $2.3B in.


DHS Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Ozone Widget Framework to be on GitHub now by year's end - The Ozone Widget Framework is an open source project that allows developers to create lightweight

IT And Business: Where Is All That IT Money Going? (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the end, it takes both the business and IT to be successful… 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.

Why There Shouldn't Be A Single Version Of The Truth - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Legacy thinking can get you in trouble in so many ways. The challenge is that -- well -- there's so much of it around. Maxims that seemed to make logical sense in one era quickly become the intellectual chains that hold so

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The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

Trends in the Living Networks

In a number of my recent keynotes, including at Connected Enterprise and the CIO Summit , I have discussed the blurring of the inside and outside as a critical facet of the future of organizations. The Möbius strip is a simple strip of paper folded once and pasted so that it has only one side.

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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.

A week with the Nexus 4 - CTOvision


After numerous disappointments attempting to order the Nexus 4 (on the launch day I was one of the many ready and waiting and unable to get my order processed, on the next launch day it took me hours to finally get an


Step-by-Step: Reduce Storage Costs with Data Deduplication in.

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Where's Waldo? - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

I had some very spirited conversations today due to the post this morning about herding kangaroos. The post was basically about the ever-changing business of EMM and how IT has ended up where it currently is. For most

How to make friends with and influence Sydney’s entrepreneurial and self-employed community

Trends in the Living Networks

This year we celebrate the 14th annual Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Xmas Party in Sydney. As every year, the intention is to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and self-employed people, primarily from the technology and creative sectors, to celebrate the end of a great year with their peers. While corporate employees have someone to put on their Christmas party for them, those making it happen for themselves don’t have that luxury.

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.

The Principles of Enterprise Technology - CTOvision


?Consider a principle as a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.? With those words we began the first post here at CTOvision over five years ago. Since then we

Managing Windows Server 2012 Workgroup Servers Remotely - IT.

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Everyone loves the new Server Manager dashboard in Windows Server 2012 for managing multiple servers remotely. However, I frequently get questions at my IT Camp events on managing not only domain-joined servers

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Giveaway

Scott Lowe

It’s no secret that I’ve been spending time over the last few months working with a number of open source technologies like KVM, Open vSwitch (OVS), and libvirt, all building up to a focus on how these pieces fit together as part of OpenStack. To help strengthen my OpenStack skills, I picked up a copy (actually my wife Crystal bought me a copy) of Kevin Jackson’s OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook , a book that I’ve been working my way through.

Herding Kangaroos - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

I spend a lot of time talking to EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) vendors these days. Some of them have been trumpeting the EMM meme for years where as others are just starting to move in that that direction

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.

Nicira planing a Network Hypervisor

Virtualized Greek

NetworkWorld has an interview with Nicira’s CTO where he outlines Nicira’s plans for a network based hypervisor to help further the their vision of SDN. The hypervisor would be independent of VMware’s platform. It would be to networking what vSphere is to server virtualization. The idea is to be able to run network control appliances at a hypervisor level.

Is Coaching your Leadership Style

Future of CIO

The style is the dress of thought.

Why a CLI for Dropbox on Mac OS X

Scott Lowe

I was thinking about a command-line interface (CLI) for Dropbox , and how I personally would take advantage of such a feature. So, after failing to find any indication that the Mac OS X Dropbox client contained a CLI, tonight on Twitter I made this comment : Too bad the #Mac version of @Dropbox doesn’t have a CLI. Shortly thereafter, I received this response : @scott_lowe @Dropbox What would you do with it if you did?

Presentation from Midwest Regional VMUG

Scott Lowe

Today I had the opportunity to speak at the Midwest Regional/Kansas City VMUG User Conference in Overland Park, KS. Below is the presentation I delivered, as hosted by SpeakerDeck. If you’d like a PDF version of the deck for direct download, it is available here. As always, courteous comments are both welcomed and encouraged! Feel free to speak up below. This article was originally posted on

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.