2015

7 common mistakes in Go (2015)

SPF13

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.

Stats are wrong: The public cloud is already the norm

David Linthicum

It's no longer new or odd for enterprises to use the cloud. The cloud is now a reliable workhorse, and it brings a great deal of value to the business. A recent Verizon report shows what everyone already knows: Use of the cloud is no longer new or specialized; it's become a solid part of our IT arsenal that most enterprises have already established as a core resource. From Amazon to Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you.

The Amazing Oracle M7

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There was a time decades ago when I was intensely interested in CPU technology. RISC, CISC, all that. Endless debates about which one was "better", which one was going to win in the long term, etc. Well, we know how the story ended up for most of the datacenter market: it’s mostly an Intel world.

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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.

Call to Action: Pounding the Table for Security Budgets

The Investing Edge

The vicious cyberattacks on major organizations like Target, Home Depot, eBay, JP Morgan Chase and recently, Anthem , makes one thing clear: the severity and sophistication of cyberattacks has taken a major leap forward.

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Compass Piloting Wearable Technology In The Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The futuristic pilot project combines mobile and wearable technology for smooth data center operation Read More. Compass Datacenters Featured Internet of Things

18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

IT Pros Rock!

Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature!

Why Accessibility Is A CIO’s New Responsibility

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to start to consider the needs of disabled workers Image Credit: Leo Reynolds. CIOs need to understand that the environment in which their company operates is changing. Two important things are happening at the same time. The first is that a lot of us are becoming older.

Cloud computing: A data-centric business model

Cloud Musings

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology : “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

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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.

20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. I've partnered with many successful agile product owners that have launched innovative.

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the future of the Operating System - LinuxCon 2015 keynote

SPF13

Given as a keynote at LinuxCon + CloudOpen Japan 2015. Linux has become the foundation for infrastructure everywhere as it defined application portability from the desktop to the phone and from to the data center to the cloud. As applications become increasingly distributed in nature, the Docker platform serves as the cornerstone of Linux’s evolution solidifying the dominance of Linux today and into tomorrow. Transcript. The Future of the Operating System. What is an Operating System ?

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.

Facing facts, HP had to abandon the public cloud

David Linthicum

Hewlett-Packard is pulling out of the public cloud business, it revealed this week. The HP Helion Public Cloud goes dark on Jan. 31, 2016. Although this is big news at HP, I’m not sure the cloud computing world is surprised. HP’s public cloud has long struggled for adoption, eclipsed by Amazon Web Services and surpassed by Google, Microsoft, and IBM. As I wrote in 2011, HP's public cloud offered nothing distinctive or compelling -- and it hasn't changed since 2011.

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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.

Ten Reasons Why VMware Is Leading The Hyperconverged Industry

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Those of you who have followed me over the years know that I’m not shy when it comes to a good competitive dust-up.    I’m OK with the usual puffery and slightly exaggerated claims.  All part of the fun. I’m not OK when I believe the claims are misleading.

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Why the Northeast is Best for Enterprise IT Investing

The Investing Edge

A recent look at 2015 innovations trends by IDC shows significant growth in nearly every area impacting enterprise IT – including cloud, big data and analytics, mobile and internet of things.

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

CTOvision

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.

Yahoo Launches Second ‘Computing Coop’ Data Center in New York State

Data Center Knowledge

Company completes $170M data center and service center expansion project in Lockport Read More. Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured New York Yahoo

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.

Automating Azure Autoscale Rules via PowerShell and REST API

IT Pros Rock!

In recent articles, we've walked through automated provisioning for an Azure VM environment using Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC. We've also explored leveraging the Azure Cross-Platform CLI for automated provisioning of Linux workloads on Azure.

Big Data Comes To The Call Center

The Accidental Successful CIO

Call centers are a great place to start to use your big data tools Image Credit: King County, WA.

Security requires long haul planning

Cloud Musings

On Tuesday, October 6 th , the European Court of Justice (ECJ), invalidated the U.S./EU EU Safe Harbor Framework. This framework, in place since 2000, gave blanket permission to data transfers from the European Union to the United States.

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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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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.

how to be a good open source community member

SPF13

A friend of mine who is a very talented writer recently became intrigued with open source and asked me to help her to understand how to be a good open source community member. Open source is one of the most unusual things in the world. Is there any other profession where highly skilled professionals donate their free time to give their work away for free? Many spend long hours at their day jobs, just to spend their nights and weekends doing the same thing.

Don’t focus on the data, focus on what the data tells you

Eric D. Brown

In a recent post on O’Reilly Radar titled “ Turning big data into actionable insights “, Ben Lorica provides some highlights of an interview with Evangelos Simoudis regarding big data. One of the highlights is extremely important.

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IoT standards must start in the cloud

David Linthicum

In the next five years, our homes will have lots of devices connected to cloud services: thermostats, security systems, refrigerators, washers, dryers, coffeemakers, cars, TVs, set-top-boxes, doorbells, light switches. you name it. All the Internet of things devices will communicate with different cloud systems for data storage, compute services, and software updates. Our homes may suffer from a level of cloud complexity to rival that of smaller enterprises.

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Dell and EMC -- The Aftermath

Chuck's Blog - EMC

So much has been written about the tech industry's largest buyout -- a mind-numbing $67 billion. It's been exactly one week since the announcement -- just enough time for me to get my thoughts in order. 19 years at EMC, two years at VMware -- yes, I'm entitled to an opinion or two.

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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.