2012

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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Introducing the B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

As a VC firm focused on technology, it’s no accident we’re located in the heart of Boston. It’s a town full of smart people, energy, and ideas. That’s evident at any local meet-up we’ve attended, from WebInno to the Boston Innovation Challenge , to other entrepreneurial events in the city.

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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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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"

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.

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

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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?

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: GovTech Innovator: Kevin.

Cloud Musings

Today I am honored to be named a GovTech Innovator by Government Technology. My personal thanks goes out to Hilton Collins for letting me Hangout with him on Google+. Govtech.com is the online portal to Government

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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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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

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

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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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.

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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 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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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

Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of the issues I see with successful agile teams is the lack of strategic thinking on why and how they solve prioritized business needs. Features get prioritized without sufficient dialog on the value, drivers and debate on the

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.