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

Syncplicity -- A Big Win For IT. And The Business - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Every now and then I come across something that seems rather humble when I first encounter it, but then progressively becomes more fascinating as I dig deeper. Such is the case with Syncplicity: an interesting acquisition

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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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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

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Expanding the Cloud ? Introducing Amazon CloudSearch - All.

All Things Distributed

Today Amazon Web Services is introducing Amazon CloudSearch, a new web service that brings the power of the Amazon.com's search technology to every developer. Amazon CloudSearch provides a fully-featured search

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


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.

7 Digital Strategies of Top-Performing Companies

CIO Dashboard

Growing a multimillion dollar corporation during a recession is no small feat and it’s no accident. Companies that are swimming against the economic tide are doing things differently than those that are treading water, or worse, drowning. So, what exactly separates the best from the rest?

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

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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Getting Started with MongoDB and PHP : spf13.com


Getting Started with MongoDB and PHP. Nearly 3 years ago I discovered a new database that literally changed my life. I know, that's a pretty bold claim, but it's true. While leading the engineering team at OpenSky I faced a

Fountainhead: Will The "Stack Wars" Impact the Hybrid Cloud?


It's been a busy few weeks in cloud O/S land, first with the Amazon/Eucalyptus announcement and then with Citrix/CloudStack announcement, then last week's OpenStack show in San Francisco. The market may be starting to

Ascent Index: Big Data

The Investing Edge

Big data is a hot topic, especially here in Massachusetts – arguably the Big Data capital of the world with 12,000 people employed in big data jobs in more than 100 companies across the state, an unmatched talent pool from top universities, and home to EMC Corp.

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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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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Amazon DynamoDB ? a Fast and Scalable NoSQL Database.

All Things Distributed

Today is a very exciting day as we release Amazon DynamoDB, a fast, highly reliable and cost-effective NoSQL database service designed for internet scale applications. DynamoDB is the result of 15 years of learning in the

Why do you need a degree if you are already successful in IT?

Virtualized Greek

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague about the value of a college degree in the IT workforce. He has achieved an impressive level of his success in his career without a degree. I can relate.

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?

SMAC: Hype or Reality?

CIO Dashboard

Have you heard the latest technology acronym that is revving up business executives? Vendors claim that SMAC – Social, Mobility , Analytics and Cloud – is the quadruple mix of technological elements that will rescue businesses from potential irrelevancy.

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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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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

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

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

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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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

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 Back-to-Basics Readings of 2012 - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

After the AWS re: Invent conference I spent two weeks in Europe for the last customer visits of the year. I have since returned and am now in New York City enjoying a few days of winding down the last activities of the year

Is VMware headed the slow painful death of Novell

Virtualized Greek

If you’ve spent any time reading my blog you know I’m a big fan of VMware’s virtualization platform and the entire management suite vSphere/vCloud and vETC. I believe it is by far the best technical solution for x86 virtualization.