Smart Manufacturing Is Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

As cloud computing simultaneously transforms multiple industries many have wondered about how this trend will affect manufacturing. Often characterized as “staid”, this vertical is not often cited when leading edge technological change is the topic.

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What’s The Biggest Data Security Threat In Your Business? The Answer Might Surprise You


William Hayles. As an admin, it’s your job to be paranoid. But you might be worrying about the wrong things. You might be overlooking the biggest threat to your servers. Pick your poison, folks - there’s no shortage of boogeymen in the cybersecurity space.

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How To Solve The Digital Dilemma

Forrester IT

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The technology debate is usually the wrong debate

Eric D. Brown

Windows vs Mac vs Linux. Android vs iPhone. Nikon vs Canon vs Sony. Spend any time online, with techie friends or with photographers and you’ll run undoubtedly come across arguments about which tech is better.

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Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume

Data Center Knowledge

Second study of its kind in history shows overall growth in data center energy use has flattened Read More. Blades Colocation Cooling Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Energy Efficiency Guide Enterprise Featured Government Infrastructure Power Regulation

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Why Microsoft's private Azure cloud will fail

David Linthicum

Microsoft released the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform last week. This product will allow customers to incorporate features from the Azure public cloud with their own data centers. Why would you want to do that? According to Blair Hanley Frank , “People who are at ease with Microsoft's public cloud tools will feel right at home with the Azure Stack management portal, which is essentially the same one they'll find in the public cloud.”

I’m joining the Go team at Google


I am honored to share that I have joined Google as a member of the Go team and will be primarily based in NYC. Why I joined. My passion has always been building great products, ecosystems and experiences through open source. The desire to create transformative experiences has led me down some wonderful and life changing roads. I’ve been fortunate enough to combine that passion with employment for most of the last decade. I encountered MongoDB soon after it’s inception.

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5 Things That A CIO Should Never Accept In The IT Department

The Accidental Successful CIO

There are some things that no IT department should ever have Image Credit: Nathan Gibbs. CIOs need to make sure that their IT department is a smoothly running machine. There are many different things that they can do in order to make sure that this happens.

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Enterprise Networking in a Cloud World

Cloud Musings

Enterprises must rethink network management in the cloud computing world. This new reality is driven by the rise of software defined networking , the virtualization of everything and a business imperative to create and deploy even newer information delivery models.

Internet of Things: simply put


Michael Johnson. We know you know about the many issues of the Internet of Things, and have provided higher order issues for your consideration here. But with this post we wanted to bring your attention to two videos that are a more simple explanation.

Forrester's Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021

Forrester IT

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You (probably) don’t need Machine Learning

Eric D. Brown

Statistically speaking, you and/or your company really don’t need machine learning. By ‘statistically speaking’, I mean that most companies today have no absolutely no need for machine learning (ML).

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Corporate IT: Four Priorities of the Digital Workforce


The Edge office building in Amsterdam has been toted as the “smartest building in the world” and an office of the future.

Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Enhanced VMWare Disaster Recovery to Azure

IT Pros Rock!

Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Azure Site Recovery can protect Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers and you can use Azure or your secondary datacenter as your recovery site. Click to Play Episode.

10 Practices of Strong Agile Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some excellent agile product owners that have developed new products, delighted customers, grown revenue, and collaborated well with their agile teams. I've also worked with other product owners that have some very bad behaviors reflecting in poor under performing products and angry team members. So I thought to share some of the behaviors and practices that make product owners.

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Seven Biggest Cloud Outages of 2015

Data Center Knowledge

The cloud outages that topped headlines last year Read More. Cloud Computing Downtime Shared

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The cloud and the Internet of things are inseparable

David Linthicum

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week featured plenty of cloud-related announcements from a wide variety of companies. Indeed, most new devices, from refrigerators to cars, have a massive cloud-based back end. The cloud components of these technologies are becoming more systemic. Indeed, the cloud is assumed. More and more, people expect everything to be connected.

Why we invested in Promoboxx

The Investing Edge

Last week we announced our participation in a new round of funding for Boston-based Promoboxx. We found the team’s deep industry knowledge and focus, combined with the sizeable opportunity in front of them, to be very compelling.

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand that cloud computing is changing Image Credit: Cory M. Grenier.

Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government

Cloud Musings

Dwight Bu e s & Kevin Jackson This is Part 1 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design: The “Internet of Things” depends on the “Cloud” for the processing and storage of data. The Cloud’s backbone, however, is the network.

Top 100 Influencers In Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


Katie Kennedy. Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. It has been a field of growing interest since 1955 when John McCarthy first coined the term, defining it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.".

The #1 Barrier To Effective Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

In a recent post, I wrote about how digital experiences shape customer perceptions of value. But it's easy to forget that your organization's culture also shapes your customer's perception of value.

Will marketing continue to grow their share of the technology budget?

Eric D. Brown

If you are involved with marketing and/or technology in any large organization, you most likely are hearing a lot about marketing technology (MarTech) and the ‘explosion’ of MarTech people, technology, projects… and budgets.

Government IT: Making the Most of Cybersecurity Investments


President Barack Obama released his final budget proposal to the US Congress in early February. Among the myriad priorities highlighted in the $4.2 trillion proposal (pdf), the president hopes to allocate $19 billion to cybersecurity, which is a 35% increase in cybersecurity spending over FY2016.

Quick Tip: Using Azure PowerShell with Web Proxy and Fiddler

IT Pros Rock!

Does your organization use a web proxy server for securing outbound Internet access? Do you use third-party tools, such as Fiddler , that rely on HTTP/HTTPS proxying? If you’ve answered yes!

5 Things CIO Should Do in First 100 Days of Leading Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I am now one year into my third CIO role where digital transformation was a top priority. It's hard enough to jump into an organization as a new CIO and make an impact in year one and much harder to either lead or be a team member in a transformation program. Bu that's exactly what I've been tasked to do, and my last several posts come from insights across all three organizations. My post. about me agile planning cio data scientist digital transformation leadership

What Facebook Has Learned from Regularly Shutting Down Entire Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Infrastructure chief shares lessons learned from the company’s unusual infrastructure stress tests Read More. Downtime Facebook

3 tips for successfully migrating data to the cloud

David Linthicum

If your enterprise is ready to move data to the cloud, you need to think long and hard about how to migrate the right way. The use of public cloud providers as hosts for big data or transactional data is the real killer use of public clouds. Consider how much enterprises spend on data management these days, which can be as high as 70 percent of IT spending. The use of public clouds can drastically reduce those expenditures. [