Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

I was recently at Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013 in Orlando Florida. Another great Symposium, with some excellent speakers, centering on the topic of “digitalization” – fascinating stuff! While I was there, I presented with the great Ken Piddington (@kenpiddington), CIO of Global Partners LP, on “Taking Charge of the Digital Revolution”. Great turn-out, and Ken was such a brilliant co-presenter. We talked about cloud, devops, mobile, social, and the gos station of the future, as a way to illustrate the incredible innovation that is coming fast, in the form of this digital revolution. You can catch the whole presentation in the on-demand video (as long as it is still there when you read this). I also recorded a quick impromptu roundup of what I thought was cool and interesting. Check it out at the CA Technologies YouTube channel, or embedded below:

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TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

TechViews Unplugged – October 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt of CA Technologies and I discuss the latest research on DevOps, Samsung’s OLED displays, and how the Fitbit fitness tracker provides unexpected healthcare insights.

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▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube

▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube

Are you doing enough to leverage DevOps for your organization? Learn what your peers are doing and watch this short video with Andi Mann who covers some highlights from recent global research from Vanson Bourne, sponsored by CA Technologies. via ▶ What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps – YouTube.

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Survey: DevOps an Overnight Success Because It Works

Survey: DevOps an Overnight Success Because It Works

We’ve all heard of bands or movie stars that seem to be overnight successes, even though they’ve been working hard for 10 years to “suddenly” make it. Like them, the idea of DevOps seems to have come out of nowhere, even though it has been around for years and is suddenly making it big because it delivers big business benefits. That’s the results highlighted in the  latest researchconducted by Vanson Bourne and sponsored by CA Technologies. Two-thirds of the 1,300 respondents from large organizations across the globe have a DevOps strategy currently in place or plan to implement one. (We define DevOps as a method of developing software which lets developers and IT operations professionals communicate and collaborate to speed the delivery of new business services.) Even more importantly, of those who have implemented DevOps, more than 90 percent have seen or expect to see measurable benefits. Ninety-four percent, for…

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: September 2013

▶ TechViews Unplugged: September 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss smartwatches, iPhone 5S, quantum computing, car hacks, and enterprise mobility. via ▶ TechViews Unplugged – Quantum Computing, Samsung’s Smartwatch, Enterprise Mobility & More! – YouTube.

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Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment | CloudTimes

I had another article published by the great team over at CloudTimes, titled Want Cloud Success? Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Hard Work of App Dev in a Multi-Cloud Environment. In it I cover the challenges of the ‘cloud of clouds’, with the complexity of SDLC involving APIs, devops, rogue IT, and more … Accelerated software development has become a consistent refrain among many IT organizations. This is especially true for those leveraging next-generation technologies, such as mobility, big data, and cloud. Many organizations are making it happen, thanks to focused teams who have a number of application development tools at their disposal that are designed to streamline the creation and delivery of apps to their end users. But the job gets increasingly difficult in what I call “the cloud of clouds”—a multi-cloud environment that features layers of clouds: some on-premise, some in public domains, and some hybrid. You…

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TechViews Unplugged: August 2013

TechViews Unplugged: August 2013

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss mobile PCs, SIM card hacks, the Internet of Things, cows with internet sensors, cloud computing and more! via TechViews Unplugged – Mobile PCs, SIM Card Hack, The Internet of Things – YouTube.

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How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

How devops and cloud can remake your IT department – Network World

We had a great TechViews tweetchat recently, all on the topic of DevOps. Great turnout, and you might still be able to read the Storify transcript here. A couple of days later, Brandon Butler of Network World wrote a really great article, ‘How devops and cloud can remake your IT department‘, with commentary from Kyle MacDonald, vice president of cloud at Ubuntu; Andy Knosp, vice president of product at Eucalyptus; Lori MacVitte, a senior product manager and blogger at F5; and Chris Williams, co-founder of Rafter. In it Brandon et al explore how devops and cloud computing can reshape IT departments willing to make the jump. Then along the way, he cites me, from our TechViews tweetchat! One of the fears about devops and the cloud is what it means for traditional roles of IT folks. In this new world of combined roles, where do traditional operations folks fit in? In a recent…

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Richard Branson on Staying Ahead

Richard Branson on Staying Ahead

From travel to entertainment, Virgin Global always aims to be one step ahead of its competition. The CEO of the company, Sir Richard Branson, has learned that innovation is the key to remaining on top. I recently sat down with Sir Richard as he answered questions submitted by people as part of our #AskBranson Facebook campaign. During the interview, Sir Richard touched upon Virgin Galactic and the company’s push into space. Virgin plans to put up satellites for a fraction of the current cost and this, along with other innovative ideas, will “help transform the world,” according to Sir Richard. The most interesting part of the interview came when I asked Sir Richard, “Which failure do you recall learning something really important from?” To me, I think we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. Take a look at the full interview with Sir Richard Branson…

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How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security – Network World

How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security – Network World

I spoke with Brandon Butler of Network World recently about the future of the firewall, and he put some of my comments in a great article titled, How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security. You should totally go and read it over at Network World, but to give you a taste …  It’s not a new notion, but one that is gaining adherents: Perimeter-based security options like firewalls and access controls just will not cut it for new technologies that expand beyond corporate networks. “Identity is the new perimeter,” said Andi Mann, a vice president at CA Technologies, during a Google Hangout with other cloud experts sponsored by Datamation recently. “You can’t lock down by firewalls any more – you can’t even really lock down by application access anymore because you’re getting portions of an application from different services and different providers.” See the original via…

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How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

There is this myth that large enterprises can’t be innovative. Nothing could be further than the truth, and to prove it, I recently gave a videotaped talk where I ran through my top ten examples of the IT-led innovation that is taking place in many of today’s largest organizations. All these organizations are taking advantage of disruptive technologies such as mobile, social, the cloud, and the Internet of things to create new possibilities that engage their customers and drive more business. Give the video a view and see if these examples spark some ideas for what you can try in your own organization. Click here to learn more on 10 Stories of IT-Led Business Innovation. Alas, I ran out of time to run through all ten examples, so the video highlights my top five favorite examples of IT-led innovation in large enterprises. I told my live audience to look the others…

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Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable – Datamation

Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable – Datamation

Hey, I was lucky enough to be invited back to a Google Hangout with James Maguire of Datamation, this time to talk Hybrid Cloud Computing! Some cool smart people were there again too, this time the panel was David Linthicum, Kurt Milne, and myself. I managed to contain myself around such a luminary as David, and think I did okay. And of course, all respect for my co-author and eminent cloud and virtualization guru, Kurt. Again, we were hosted by James, managing editor of Datamation. It was streamed live, with in-depth discussion of hybrid cloud computing, including the advantages and disadvantages of this growing format. Catch the whole thing over at Datamation -http://www.datamation.com/events/hybrid-cloud-computing-video-roundtable.html

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: July 2013

▶ TechViews Unplugged: July 2013

In the inaugural episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss cloud computing with Raspberry Pi and LEGO, 3D printed prosthetics hands, bring your own device (BYOD), insider threats, PRISM and more! via ▶ TechViews Unplugged – Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing, BYOD and Insider Threats – YouTube.

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