Big Data Success Requires A Storyteller’s Touch

Wikibon’s recent Big Data analytics survey revealed a number of challenges practitioners run up against as they strive to gain actionable insights from their data. Many of these challenges, as you might imagine, are technology related such as maintaining application performance and and integrating multiple data sources. But survey respondents also detailed some of the top non-technology related barriers to Big Data success. Among the...

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DevOps: Stop Talking and Start Doing

If you are like me, you are probably tired of the endless articles talking about DevOps. Each day, you are guaranteed to see an onslaught of articles on the following topics: What Is DevOps? DevOps Is a Culture Change DevOps Requires Empathy DevOps Unicorns, or All Unicorns Started Out as Horses Buy My DevOps Tools (from many vendors) The Wall between Dev and Ops. Enough, already. We get the point. Can we shift the conversation from...

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DR-as-a-Service may be the Cloud’s Killer App

The “as-a-Service” business model is being used for more and more IT services, from backup to application software to test and development infrastructure. But DR may be the “killer app” for the cloud-based delivery model. It uses the remote location of the cloud data center to supply the DR site and leverages server virtualization, hybrid appliances and recovery-in-place, to give smaller companies a real DR solution they can afford....

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White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Is Kind of Right…

Poor Michael Daniel. The White House cybersecurity coordinator and the man who “leads the interagency development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy” is taking a beating in the press.  In a recent interview with federally-focused media outlet, GovInfoSecurity, Daniel defended his lack of security technology experience with the following statement: “You don’t have to be a coder in order to really do well in this...

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HP Jumps The Gun On IDF14/Grantley-EP, Unveils Gen9 Servers
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HP Jumps The Gun On IDF14/Grantley-EP, Unveils Gen9 Servers

With the E5-2600 Xeon processor (AKA Grantley-EP) expected to debut at next month’s Intel Developers Forum (AKA IDF14), HP has jumped ahead of several server vendors with announcements pending, unveiling its new line of ProLiant Generation 9 (AKA Gen9) servers. The company said the new platform’s features and workload-optimized design will help customers reduce cost and complexity, accelerate IT service delivery and enable...

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