2015

There Will Be Cyberwar: How The Move To Network-Centric War Fighting Has Set The Stage by Richard Stiennon

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With new technology, come new problems. Oft times, with the increasing demand for the latest and greatest tech, security is more of an after thought. What has been a consistent theme is developing the next best technology, and then figuring out how to protect it.

Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

David Linthicum

I’ve sworn it off: No longer do I remind people younger than myself that many of today’s concepts we call new and innovative are based on much older concepts popular a long time ago -- when I was young. The ones that immediately come to mind are big data and Internet of things (IoT). Big data -- at least the notion of it -- was always the objective in the world of database technology.

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7 common mistakes in Go (2015)

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Given at GopherFest 2015. This is an updated version of the talk I gave in NYC Nov 14 at GothamGo. “We We need to think about failure differently. Most people think mistakes are a necessary evil. Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil, they aren’t evil at all.

Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Include the Cloud?

Eric D. Brown

In years past, companies have relied on multiple data center locations to act as their main disaster recovery (DR) systems and data in case of disaster. This has generally worked well for those companies that have planned and tested their DR systems and plans appropriately.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

E-Government: A Graduate Class

CIO Musings

It has been 6 months since I posted anything to this blog. Not setting a very good example I am afraid. It has been a busy winter and spring, and I have a lot of material stored up. Now if I just had the time to write! One thing I am working on for this fall that I am very excited about is a class at VCU that is near and dear to me: E-Government.

List of Cyber Threat “Wake-Up Calls” Growing: Policy makers have been hitting the snooze button since 1970

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The list below is an update to our reference of "Cyber Security Wake-Up Calls." What does it take to be on the list? Generally each of the events below was so significant policy makers were loudly proclaiming to all who would listen that they were a wake-up call.

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Prepare for The Cyber Threat : What Executives Need to Know to Manage Risk

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By Matt Southmayd. Cybersecurity is one of the most high-profile topics for organizations today and one of their biggest sources of risk. Numerous recent incidents have heightened awareness of and sensitivity to this risk, and have made it even more critical that they assess their cyber readiness.

The Sony Hack in Context

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By Chris Mellon. The good news for the moment is that the North Korean attack on Sony Pictures is in the headlines and has the nation discussing cyber security issues. The bad news is that neither the press nor the government is placing the Sony attack in context.

The President Speaks At Hadoop World: Introduces DJ Patil as Nation’s First Chief Data Scientist

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By Bob Gourley. Data science history was made on 19 Feb 2015. For the first time in the history of Hadoop World, the President of the United States gave a keynote. Dwell on that for a bit. This is huge. No matter what your politics is, you really have to agree, this is huge.

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The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address (software developers/coders mentioned for first time in any SOTU)

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By Bob Gourley. The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American''s may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding!

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!

Google, like Samsung, is eavesdropping on your private conversations

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If you use Google Chrome , you could be subject to eavesdropping by Google. Similar to what Samsung's TVs are doing, the Chromium browser listens to conversations in the vicinity of your laptop, PC, or tablet, and transmits it back to Google.

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3 tips to avoid disaster in your cloud migration

David Linthicum

Enterprises are migrating to the cloud in big ways these days. However, the number of moving parts leave many people in IT a bit perplexed -- and fearful that they could be making major mistakes. The reality is that cloud migration is new, so best practices and enabling technologies have yet to emerge. Moreover, there is the added complexity of devops, big data, and the Internet of things. How the heck do you fit those in too?

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Please Help Spread The Word: IEEE Seeks Papers On Bio-inspired Cyber Security

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Friend and CTOvision reader Sean Moore of Centripetal Networks is a proven engineer with experience developing technologies and leading tech focused businesses. He is highly regarded for his mastery of network cyber security, IP communications technology and TCP/IP networking.

To have a great analytics culture, you need a great communications culture

Eric D. Brown

When you read about big data and/or data analytics projects and systems, it is rare that you also read bout communicating the outcome of those projects.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Wisdom Of Carl Sagan On Science, Government, and Even Enterprise IT and Digital Risk

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Of course you know Carl Sagan the distinguished astronomer and great explainer of science via best selling books and the TV series Cosmos. One of his last interviews was conducted by Charlie Rose in May 1996.

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License

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By Bob Gourley. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”. ? Margaret Mead.

The Megatrend of Cloud Computing: An update for technology decision-makers

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There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

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CTIIC to be a useful agency: Issues addressed by Former Intelligence Community Technology Leaders

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By Matt Southmayd. Cybersecurity is one of the most important issues facing organizations today. It is so important that President Obama addressed it 20 January during his State of the Union address.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

What Is The Difference Between Data Governance and Big Data Governance?

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The video at this link and embedded below starts with a great question: What is the difference between data governance and big data governance? Well we all know that the theory should be that there should be no difference.

The Megatrend of Artificial Intelligence: An update for technology decision-makers

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There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for C loud Computing, A rtificial Intelligence, M obility, B ig Data, R obotics, I nternet of Things, C yberSecurity.

CTOvision Interviews RADM Paul Becker, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff, On The Cyber Threat

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We recently had the opportunity to interview the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, RADM Paul Becker, USN. RADM Becker has served in this position since September 2013. The Joint Staff J2 is a position requiring a constant awareness of the day-to-day threats to the nation.

Cybersecurity: Too Often Overlooked is the Impact to the Individual

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By Matt Southmayd. Recently, there have been questions raised as to why corporations have been slow to be more vigilant about Cybersecurity.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment

David Linthicum

Most enterprises do not have the experience or talent to effectively take advantage of private or public cloud resources, so adoption is a trial-and-error process. Even if you use case studies from other enterprises with similar problem domains, you'll still run into issues that are unique to your enterprise, including problems with data integration, governance, and poor application design. From Amazon to Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you.

25 Feb Cloudera Federal Forum in Tysons Corner: Amazing agenda filled with lessons learned and best practices

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By Bob Gourley. CTOvision is very proud to be a media sponsor of the 4th annual Cloudera Federal Forum. If you are into technology and government and want to find ways to enhance your ability to serve big missions you need to be at this event, 25 Feb at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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More isn’t always better

Eric D. Brown

More is always better right? More feedback from clients can help you improve your service. More money can help you build better products and teams. More data can help you make better decisions. Better resolution can make your photos better. More is always better isn’t it?

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National Security Software On Wall Street: Cognitio’s Roger Hockenberry Comments

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Technology that has been used to hunt terrorists is now gaining traction with Wall Street to enhance customer outcomes, make better decisions and even track down fraud. The Wall Street Journal examined this trend in their piece titled: Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Don’t Buy A Samsung Smart TV Till You Understand The Threat To Your Business And Personal Information

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By Bob Gourley. The fine print offered by Samsung regarding their new Smart TV is something you need to dwell on. Not only does the TV recognize your voice, but it will record your conversations even when you do not know you are being listened to.

The Digital Risk Reduction Act of 2015

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Are you looking for ideas on how to improve the security of federal systems?

Does Next-Generation Anti-Virus Solve the Fatal Flaws of Anti-Virus?

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The chorus of voices declaring the end of anti-virus has reached a deafening pitch. Many of us in the community, myself included, have long said that anti-virus is dead and even a senior VP at Symantec has now admitted such.

Simplifying The Overwhelming Cyber Security World For Boards of Directors

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By Bob Gourley.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.