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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PowerShell: CMTrace Installer

Mick's IT Blog

This is an update to the last CMTrace installer I wrote for Windows 7. This installer has been completely rewritten that allows it to function both for installing and configuring CMTrace.

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Corporate IT: Four Risks to Avoid When Your Company is Digitizing


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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.

How To Solve The Digital Dilemma

Forrester IT

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The Private Cloud Has Failed Us

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Perhaps there is no deeper disappointment in life than when a cherished concept fails to produce the desired results. Such is the case with the industry’s notion of private clouds. I’m throwing in the towel, walking away – and cursing under my breath. It’s a failed concept.

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon Web Services

All Things Distributed

The epoch of AWS is the launch of Amazon S3 on March 14, 2006, now almost 10 years ago.

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.

PowerShell: Pin and Unpin Applications to the Start Menu and Taskbar

Mick's IT Blog

I am in the middle of building a new Windows 10 image and testing out all of the GPOs and applications. One of the settings we do is to add apps to the taskbar and start menu. I had written a script a couple of years ago to do this, but it was in a rush when I had just started this position.

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.

Hugo goes global


Hugo is going Global! Hugo 0.17, released today, is our best and fastest release ever! Hugo 0.17 is nearly twice as fast as Hugo 0.16 and adds full support for multilingual websites with i18n support throughout all of Hugo. Hugo is going global with our 0.17 release. We put a lot of thought into how we could extend Hugo to support multilingual websites with the most simple and elegant experience.

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

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

Machine Learning – How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

Machine learning, a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building, is at the top of the “hype curve” for emerging technologies and is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016, according to Gartner.

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

Forrester IT

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Why I've Lost Interest In Hyperconverged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Watching the current raft of hyperconverged players go at it in the blogosphere has turned into a movie where I've lost all interest in the plot and characters. Here's just one recent example  of yet another intense piece from my colleague Chad Sakac.

MXNet - Deep Learning Framework of Choice at AWS

All Things Distributed

Machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of our businesses and our lives and is being employed in a range of computing tasks where programming explicit algorithms is infeasible.

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.".

SCCM: Local Administrators Reporting

Mick's IT Blog

Here is a script that will gather a list of local administrators on a machine. The script can report the list to SCCM by writing the list to a WMI entry. It can also write the list to a text file at a specified location for admins that do not have SCCM. The text file is named.txt.

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!

The CIO’s #1 Resolution for 2016

CIO Dashboard

If you had the luxury of focusing on one thing in 2016, what would it be? We polled nearly 1,000 Twitter users regarding their perception of the number 1 resolution CIOs should have in 2016.

Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Netflix now runs everything in the cloud, should you be doing this? Image Credit: Televisione Streaming. The Netflix announcement back in August of 2015 wasn’t a very big deal. In fact it probably went unnoticed by most people.

The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 1

The Investing Edge

Mention the words “cloud computing” to anyone outside the tech industry just five years ago and chances are you’d have been met with a blank stare. Today, everyone has some level of knowledge of the cloud, even if it’s just to understand that it’s where our smartphone stores our pictures.

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Insights-Driven Business Are Stealing Your Customers

Forrester IT

Is your business digital? Like Domino's Pizza, do you realize that you are not a product or service business, but that you are a software and data business that provides products or services? Do you exploit all of your customer's data to know them inside-out?