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

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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Call Me Maybe - A Technology Metaphor - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

#cio #tech. Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here's my number, So call me, maybe? chorus) Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe This pop culture song is everywhere and you can't escape it. Everyone from Colin

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Getting started with Drupal and MongoDB : spf13.com

SPF13

MongoDB is the most full featured scalable database taking the tech world by storm. Drupal is the standard in content management powering magazines, blogs online newspapers and much more. It's only natural that they

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The Case of the Unexplained FTP Connections

IT Pros Rock!

A key part of any cybersecurity plan is “continuous monitoring”, or enabling auditing and monitoring throughout a network environment and configuring automated analysis of the resulting logs to identify anomalous behaviors that merit investigation. read more ). Trojan Horse operation desolation process monitor malware Zero Day

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!

Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?

Fountainhead

Is this you: You own multiple laptops or desktop computers because you have different uses, jobs, clients or applications? Doesn't this seem ridiculously inefficient and wasteful - especially because we now in the "cloud era"

New framework: 2013 and beyond – What will appear and disappear in our lives

Trends in the Living Networks

As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. As every year, at Future Exploration Network we are using a substantially different format from our most other annual frameworks, 12 Themes for 2012 and Zeitgeist 2011. This year we are focusing on what will appear and disappear in our everyday lives next year and beyond.

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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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Why Mentors Are So Important For CIOs And How To Get Them (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Every CIO needs a mentor… Image Credit. When you become a CIO, the reason that you’ve been able to achieve this position is because you know everything that you’ll ever have to know, right? You’ll never make a mistake again and every decision that you’ll make will be the right decision. Correct? I’m betting that you are probably shaking your head right about now and that’s a good thing. You’re always going to need some help.

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

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Texas Cloud Computing.

Cloud Musings

Late last week the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) released an important whitepaper that reviewed it's multi-year Pilot Texas Cloud Offering (PTCO). This project was designed to allow a small group of

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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.

Hold The Date: 30 Jan Cloudera is sponsoring a federal Big Data.

CTOvision

Friends at Cloudera are lead sponsors and coordinators of a new Big Data Forum focused on Apache Hadoop. The first, which will be held 30 January 2013 in Columbia Maryland, will be focused on lessons learned of use to

CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO: Verizon Witching Hour

CIO Musings

Big Changes to #Verizon Plans Tomorrow!! Today, Wednesday June 27th is the last day you can make changes to your Verizon Wireless (VZW) plans, and not be forced into the new bundling "share everything" plans

MongoDB Driver days hackathon round up : spf13.com

SPF13

Two times a year the drivers team at 10gen gathers together for a face to face meeting to spend time together working on issues and setting forth our goals for the upcoming six months. In September 2012 we all converged on

The Case of the Veeerrry Slow Logons

IT Pros Rock!

This case is my favorite kind of case, one where I use my own tools to solve a problem affecting me personally. The problem at the root of it is also one you might run into, especially if you travel, and demonstrates the use of some Process Monitor.( read more

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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.

Fountainhead: My IT is Ready. My People Are Not.

Fountainhead

By now you may know that I buy into the enterprise approach where cloud computing and its operational model are enablers for something bigger: The transformation to IT-as-a-Service. That's when internal IT acts, operates

Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available. The project has now released updated and more detailed data ranking the top global startup ecosystems on a wide range of criteria. It makes for interesting reading. You can register to download the full report.

Winning the New Enterprise Sales Game: This Week’s B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

We are very pleased that our second B2B Enterprise IT Forum was so well received. Thank you for all of the positive feedback. We had a strong turnout, smart questions from our audience, and great advice from our panelists on how to successfully sell enterprise IT. If you weren’t able to attend, we’ve compiled some of the key takeaways from our panel, which together possess nearly a century of enterprise sales experience. On pre-sale preparation: Cold calls are out.

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EMC And Big Data: An Overview - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Like many of you, I set filters on various social platforms to track topics of interest -- like big data. About two months ago, I had to go around and turn them all of them off -- just too much pouring through the floodgates on the

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.

5 Things Every CIO Should Know…

A CIO's Voice

As CIO, you should …. Know when to try harder and when to walk away. Being CIO means there will be days you will fail. It is part a part of the job.). Know who you can trust, who you can’t. Politics plays an important role in our careers). Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault. Others will be quick to blame you because it is easy.). Believe that you deserve being CIO. You are CIO for a reason. Be a CIO.). Have a résumé that that shows how strategic you are. (It

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Using EncFS with Dropbox and BoxCryptor

Scott Lowe

Lots of folks like using Dropbox , the ubiquitous store-and-sync cloud storage service; I am among them. However, concerns over the privacy and security of my data have kept me from using Dropbox for some projects. To help address that, I looked around to find an open, interoperable way of adding an extra layer of encryption onto my data.

Top 10 Transformational Impacts of the Cloud in 2013

Cloud Musings

CHANTILLY, Va., 20, 2012 ? NJVC®, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia and supplier of Cloudcuity? AppDeployer, and Virtual Global, a provider of cloud-enabled

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

CTOvision

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 USAjobs.com job listing and are also

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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.

State Tech Magazine Recognition - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

So, I am getting ready for bed and I notice I have a twitter mention on my smartphone. Bill Greeves had tweeted and posted on FaceBook that my blog was recognized in the StateTech Magazine inaugural list of the the 50

MongoDB Driver days hackathon round up

SPF13

Two times a year the drivers team at 10gen gathers together for a face to face meeting to spend time together working on issues and setting forth our goals for the upcoming six months. In September 2012 we all converged on New York City for the second ever driver days. This time we split up into teams for a hack-a-thon. As maintainers of drivers & integrations in over a dozen different languages while we are on the same team, it isn’t often that we actually work together on the same codebase.

The Case of My Mom’s Broken Microsoft Security Essentials Installation

IT Pros Rock!

As a reader of this blog I suspect that you, like me, are the IT support staff for your family and friends. And I bet many of you performed system maintenance duties when you visited your family and friends during the recent holidays. Every time I’m visiting.( read more

Fountainhead: It Will Be a Data-Centric (Cloudy) World

Fountainhead

Move Mohammed to the mountain, or the mountain to Mohammed? In the context of data, applications and cloud computing, this question takes on a new perspective - and the role of Mohammed and the Mountain may soon

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.

Launching new framework: The Future of Work

Trends in the Living Networks

I have been working with one of the world’s largest private companies, which is engaged in a strategy project looking at the future out to 2025. Today a key workshop for the project was run, where we refined the project process and I provided some perspectives on the future of work as input to the study. While the future of work and organizations is one of my most important themes, I haven’t had any public summary documents on the topic.

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What’s the Opposite of Innovation?

The Investing Edge

by Eric B. Schultz , former CEO Sensitech, Venture Partner at Ascent. There’s no denying that we live in the Age of Innovation. If you’re an entrepreneur in the midst of building a company, chances are good you’re soaked in a constant downpour of advice on innovation, all of which ends with the bone-chilling admonition, roughly translated, “Innovate or die.”. I bumped into a blog post the other day that stated unequivocally, “The opposite of innovation is procrastination.”.

Ten IT Predictions For 2013 - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Life comes at you fast. 2012 is barreling to a close, and 2013 is almost upon us. Planning season is well underway here at EMC, perhaps the same is true for you? Every year about this time, I bravely share my best guesses

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Technology Magazines and Why they Bore CIOs

A CIO's Voice

One of the habits I picked when I was flying between New York and London was reading magazines. This was before there was an iPad and laptop batteries never quite lasted 8 hours. I found myself before every flight, browsing the local airport newsstand. Recently my wife and I have been traveling on some long-haul flights and again I found myself browsing. In some ways, thumbing through these rags was a way for me to relax and divert my mind for the cramped quarters of business or economy class.

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!