Fountainhead: Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in the.


Driving around silicon valley on routes 101 and 280 ("The 101" and "The 280" if you're from California) you can't help but notice this isn't like the rest of America. You'll see dozens of Priuses. Frequently you'll even see Teslas

Cloud Shines Brightly as Future of Disaster Response IT

Cloud Musings

The call for help began as a rumble. Twenty miles beneath the ocean’s surface, a rupture in a massive. tectonic plate ripped a 310 mile-long break in the sea floor, sending an army of seismic waves to the coast of Japan, a geologic event as. unavoidable and uncontrollable as it was unpredictable.

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Penn & Teller and GoogleGlass: Legendary performers now pioneers of wearable computing


By Bob Gourley Pasted below and at this link is an interesting Google Glass video. I captured it after Penn & Teller both gave me permission to record them while onstage.

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Hugo: A fast and flexible static site generator built in GoLang


Hugo Website. Hugo is a static site generator written in GoLang. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.

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 7 Stages Of Big Data Analytics That Every CIO Needs To Know About

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to learn how to ride the tsunami of big data Image Credit. CIOs have always had to find ways to deal with data. Collecting it, storing it, processing it, and eventually archiving it.

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By 2016, most new IT spending will be in the cloud

David Linthicum

According to Gartner , "The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017." read more. Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud computing

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Citizen Opinion - What Influences It?

CIO Musings

I just finished a graduate degree in public leadership from Virginia State University. My research for the degree focused on the opportunity to improve citizen satisfaction with local government by leveraging the trends of social media and the internet.

Facebook Ops: Each Staffer Manages 20,000 Servers

Data Center Knowledge

Each Facebook data center operations staffer can manage at least 20,000 servers, according to Delfina Eberly, Director of Data Center Operations at Facebook. Featured

Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

IT Pros Rock!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors.

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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.

Going To EMC World? Interested In Software-Defined Storage.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

EMC World is right over the horizon (May 6-9 in Las Vegas) and we're all busy making preparations. If you're debating whether or not to attend, I'd strongly recommend it -- every year the event is more amazing: more content

Fountainhead: A Tour of Switch's SuperNAP


I have to admit that I was prepared to be underwhelmed when I toured the Switch SuperNap in Las Vegas. After all, how impressive can a co-location facility be? Just slab, cooling, ping, pipe and power. Right? With thanks to

Take Charge, Lead Change, Do Cloud Right!

Cloud Musings

The theme for next week’s Gartner Data Center conference , “ Taking Charge, Leading Change — Your I&O Transformation Can’t Wait ”, is a real wake up call for today’s I&O leaders.

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SiliconANGLE: Great Way To Bring Silicon Valley To Your Enterprise


By Bob Gourley If you love learning about technology this is a great time to be alive. There is so much out there worth learning. And there are so many free and open information sources. The only problem is picking your information sources.

Hugo: A fast and flexible static site generator built in GoLang


Hugo Website. Hugo is a static site generator written in GoLang. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.

Say Goodbye To The Old CIO and Hello To The New CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO

It’s time for the technology CIO to leave the building… Image Credit. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but it turns out that it’s time for all of the old school CIOs to get up and get out.

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Why “Pivot” Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

The Investing Edge

By Matt Fates and Eric Schultz. In 2011, Eric Ries first used the term “pivot” to mean a “structured course correction designed to test a new fundamental hypothesis about the product, strategy, and engine of growth.” [1]

What the cloud will look like in 3 years

David Linthicum

Althoug many people are calling for a cloud revolution in which everyone simultaneously begins the mass migrations of their systems to the cloud, that''s just not going to happen. Instead, the adoption of cloud computing will be largely around the opportunistic use of this technology. read more. Cloud Computing Cloud computing

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Five Key Agile Practices to Support Architects

Social, Agile and Transformation

How to make sure that architecture needs and review are part of your agile development practice

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Ubiquity Will Convert Sears Auto Centers into Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Ubiquity Critical Environments plans to build a national chain of IT facilities by converting dozens of Sears Auto Center stores into data centers. It is partnering with Schneider Electric to build and operate mission-critical facilities in at least 23 second-tier markets around the country.

VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-a-Glance

IT Pros Rock!

There’s been lots of buzz on the enterprise hypervisor front over the past month … In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 , the latest major releases of the Windows Server and System Center families.

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What's Really Driving SDDC

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Software-Defined Data Center.    While I''m not a personal fan of the specific term, I am most definitely enthusiastic about the ideas and concepts it embodies.      Although it''s a term promoted by VMware, the thinking reflects the industry at large.

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A Tale of Three Cloud Strategies (Upgraded from Two)


Earlier in March I penned a blog titled A Tale of Two Cloud Strategies and observed the two opposing cloud strategies of VMware vs. AWS.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Fathers of Clouds - A Tribute

Cloud Musings

Utility computing. Time share. Thin client. While concepts have been added and capabilities grown, cloud computing was no more invented by Amazon or other modern vendors in the last seven years

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IBM Claims Advances In Fully Homomorphic Encryption (and I’m claiming advances in an anti-gravity device)


By Bob Gourley For years computer scientists have talked about the very interesting challenge regarding the desire to be able to operate over encrypted data in an advanced way called Homomorphic Encryption.

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Refactoring with go fmt


I’ve recently been getting into go. I’ve built a few packages and libraries. For this post, let’s explore the ‘gofmt’ or ‘go fmt’ tool further. Go ships with a basic set of tools common to most languages and development environments. Like most things with go, the tools are simple in design, but powerful in function. go build – compile the code. go install – install (and build) a package. go get – download and install packages including dependencies.

7 Ways To Rebuild An IT Department After A Global Recession

The Accidental Successful CIO

After the global recession, the clean-up is only part of what IT has to do Image Credit. Ugg, nobody likes a global recession especially those of us who have the CIO job.

Experts Tackle Enterprise Mobility at Latest B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

Despite the monumental traffic on Tuesday night (where did that come from?!?), we had well over 100 folks at our most recent B2B IT Forum, and the feedback has been universally positive.

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Yes, the cloud is replacing enterprise hardware and software

David Linthicum

The trend is clear: The more public cloud services that are sold, the more traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors shrink. I''ve been making this accretion prediction for years. However, until recently, it''s not been readily apparent. Now it is. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud computing

30 Must Read CIO Bloggers

A CIO's Voice

I am glad “A CIO’s Voice” made the list. Thanks Evolven. “These executives have a tremendous influence on the IT industry, developments and leadership. With their insights, they help to shape IT, identify trends, and make decisions that have far-reaching impact.”

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