The Power Of Visual Thinking? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you look at how our brains are wired, an enormous amount of capacity is dedicated to visual processing: recognition, pattern detection, etc. While everyone's preferred thinking modes may differ, there's no arguing the appeal

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Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?


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"

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?

Getting started with Drupal and MongoDB : spf13.com


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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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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The CIO Paradox – A Book Review

A CIO's Voice

I don’t often read books about IT leadership because I find that most try to fit business principles into technology and vice versa. The square peg into a round hole dilemma.

Remain Calm. All is well. Maybe Not. - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

The Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium (COVITS) is an annual event that brings together the IT staff, managers, CIOs and dignitaries from state and local government in Virginia. The focus of the conference is

Announcing Trojan Horse, the Novel!

IT Pros Rock!

Many of you have read Zero Day , my first novel. It’s a cyberthriller that features Jeff Aiken and the beautiful Daryl Haugen, computer security experts that save the world from a devastating cyberattack. Its reviews and sales exceeded my expectations.( read more

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


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

What To Do When The CIO Works For The CFO (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit Where does the CFO want to lead the CIO to? The good folks over at Gartner and the Financial Executives Research Foundation have just completed another one of those big studies.

MongoDB Driver days hackathon round up : spf13.com


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

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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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.

Big Data, Agile, CIO - 2012 in Review

Social, Agile and Transformation

For my last post of 2012, I thought I'd review some of the major themes that I covered this year. I completed several posts on Big Data's organizational challenges. Big Data is a significant opportunity for CIOs and IT Leaders

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 USAjobs.com job listing and are also


ReBoot – The Humbled CIO

A CIO's Voice

I have been remised in writing the last few weeks for a couple of reasons. First – Work has just gotten really busy and there have been a few issues that required me to put in extra hours. In my old age, those late nights require me to take longer to recuperate.

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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

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

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

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


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

Why FedEx's CIO Has His Head In The Cloud (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Image Credit. Why would a package delivery company care about cloud computing? When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, who are you going to call? Probably FedEx, the package shipping company.

MongoDB Driver days hackathon round up


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.

How Will Technology Impact Your Business in 2020?

Cloud Musings

by Dennis Brouwer. Repost from ThinkGig. Thanks for letting me contribute to your ebook!! Kevin Jackson ). Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT.

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Infographic: ClickFox Finds Shoppers Get Better Customer Service Online

The Investing Edge

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Three Ways Data Scientists Can Differentiate - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Big Data data scientists - what they need to do to inspire technologists and drive change

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


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

ReBoot – The CIO

A CIO's Voice

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