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Cloud computing takes another hit from Amazon server outage

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Community Manager
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jdodge

It's been a rough few of weeks for the cloud.

The bad news today came from Amazon when it's Elastic Compute Cloud (known as EC2) and relational database both  in North(ern) Virginia experienced difficulty, bringing down social media sites such as Reddit and Hootsuite, which alerted me to the problem. The problems were largely in the eastern U.S., according to a story in Computerworld

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CIO Leadership, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

3 Practical Steps to Surviving the Cloud Storm

Managing technology and organization changes without going crazy

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HP Blogger
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The days of putting in a service request and waiting three weeks to get what you want are over. For the business to keep its competitive edge, IT has to deliver resources to employees and customers in a matter of days if not hours. Take HP: to interact more nimbly with customers and release products and services faster, we’ve transformed the company, for ourselves and our customers. “Today, IT is poised to shake up even more industries,” says HP CEO Meg Whitman.

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CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

The anatomy of a shark and how it relates to your datacenter infrastructure

Using this metaphor could make for a killer data center.

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Metaphors can help demystify complex concepts like converged infrastructure, which is a somewhat self-defining term but at the same time a touch fuzzy.

That's why I like to compare the most productive and efficient data centers to a shark's anatomy.

Allow me to explain with these 5 quotes from the movie Jaws.

1. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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Technology, Big Data

Analytics: Is it worth the Noise?

Bigger the Data, Bigger the NOISE!

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deepak.nehru

"Data drives the Decisions", as we come to terms with this reality, we understand that all decisions do have some form of data, which was analyzed to reach a final decision and direction. What makes it hard to fathom is not the reality, but the realm of complexity. How much is too much when it comes to data.

With Social becoming Glocal - "Globalized Local group", we do have noise and chatter which is growing at an astonishing speed.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

CIO takes on a new definition – Chief Officer for Information

The role of the CIO gets a new meaning

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HP Blogger
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Recently, I had blogged about ROI taking on a new definition – Return on Information. In a similar vein, the title CIO (Chief Information Officer) is long overdue for a new definition as well. The meaning of information has evolved and has a lot more significance today — just ask Big Data!

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data

The new definition of ROI: Return on Information

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Given a choice, would you rather see data presented in raw form, as numbers in a spreadsheet, or as a pie chart or scattergram? The beauty of charts and graphs is that they paint a picture much faster than raw data can. And those pictures can help you connect with your organization’s business goals and enable you to drive business critical decisions—faster.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

The continuing rise of the social enterprise

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What was that thing before the enterprise-level social network called? It was meetings, personal calls from salespeople or perhaps even the Christmas and summer party right? These “were” the various means that we used to talk with each other and our customers before we were connected online it seems.

Of course these channels for interactivity still exist. Enterprise social networking merely seeks to augment our “personal” experiences, as we also seek to get more value out of every personal engagement as and when it happens.

Impending inevitability

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs: What’s holding you back?

The essence of IT leadership

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jdobbs

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.”

― John C. Maxwell

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