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  2. <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" media="screen" href="/~d/styles/rss2full.xsl"?><?xml-stylesheet type="text/css" media="screen" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~d/styles/itemcontent.css"?><rss xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:openSearch="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/" xmlns:blogger="http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008" xmlns:georss="http://www.georss.org/georss" xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0" xmlns:feedburner="http://rssnamespace.org/feedburner/ext/1.0" version="2.0"><channel><atom:id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217</atom:id><lastBuildDate>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:44:22 +0000</lastBuildDate><title>Leadership By Numbers</title><description /><link>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/</link><managingEditor>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</managingEditor><generator>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>32</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj" /><feedburner:info uri="leadershipbynumbers/tcsj" /><atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="hub" href="http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/" /><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-7886793793391704813</guid><pubDate>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:23:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-04-09T07:42:38.064-07:00</atom:updated><title>Is Machine* Learning the New AI Rabbit Hole ?</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/_/img/mittr-social-logo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="168" src="https://www.technologyreview.com/_/img/mittr-social-logo.jpg" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Machine-learning is a hot topic, and right smack in the early adopter phase. &lt;a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600987/machine-learning-for-everyone/" target="_blank"&gt;MIT Technology Review&lt;/a&gt; quotes Jeff Dean of Google for it's popularity:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;"The enrollment in computer science program machine-learning classes is shooting through the roof."&lt;/blockquote&gt;But, how applicable is machine-learning to most problems ? Is it a powerful, but niche, technology ? Prolog is a good historic parallel, as it promised to apply AI processing that would revolutionize computing analytics. Turns out, Prolog excels at a very specific range of problems, but isn't the general purpose AI tool that everyone had hoped.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;David Linthicum applies some common sense to the machine-learning debate in his article on "&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.cloudtp.com/2016/04/08/machine-learning-poor-fit-businesses/" target="_blank"&gt;Machine Learning is a Poor Fit for Most Businesses&lt;/a&gt;:"&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;"Machine learning is valuable only for use cases that benefit from dynamic learning — and there are not many of those. Examples of machine learning use cases include financial systems that deal with risk, medical diagnosis, or recommendation systems like those at &lt;a href="http://www.amazon.com/"&gt;Amazon.com&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;But the online transaction processing (OLTP) style of applications that run most businesses are not a good fit for machine learning."&lt;/blockquote&gt;My guess is that as more and more big data projects are developed, machine-learning will find a fertile ground for more applications (but, it'll be a slower trend than anticipated).&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;*Ironically, there was a misspelling in the original post. I think that is pretty funny, as it demonstrates my dependency on automated spell-checking. Thanks Bruce for the nudge.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/7v9wTAhRMG8/is-maching-learning-new-ai-rabbit-hole.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/04/is-maching-learning-new-ai-rabbit-hole.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-6168604137473775371</guid><pubDate>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-04-04T18:00:12.020-07:00</atom:updated><title>Forget Neflix Binging, DataUSA.io Is All I Want </title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-04-at-14.05.30.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-04-at-14.05.30.png" height="162" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;MIT Media lab has built a &lt;a href="http://datausa.io/" target="_blank"&gt;GUI in front of the vast data store of US public records&lt;/a&gt;. It's the biggest time-swamp I've stepped into since the 2nd season of Daredevil. It's an amazing aggregation of data into visualization sets. &lt;a href="http://datausa.io/about/" target="_blank"&gt;It is simply&lt;/a&gt;, "the most comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data."&lt;span style="background-color: #f6f6f6; color: #141b2e; font-family: Palanquin, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;Look into a location and it'll break down per capita demographics from housing to health and safety.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Even more interesting, to me, than the impressive interface, and underlying search logic, is that the code is open source.&amp;nbsp;All of the content on the site is presented under a &lt;a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt"&gt;GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 (GPLv3)&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp;Developers can hack together their own interface from JSON calls into the  four core categories of data: geographies, occupations, industries and educational studies.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And looking back at superheroes, DataUSA includes several &lt;a href="http://datausa.io/story/04-04-2016_are-we-having-fun-yet/" target="_blank"&gt;interesting topical narratives&lt;/a&gt;, as with "ARE WE HAVING FUN YET? WHO WORKS IN THE ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND RECREATION INDUSTRY."&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;Now, not everybody who works in the industry is a rock star—or an athlete. But a surprising share of employees in the industry do, in fact, have something to do with athletics. &lt;/blockquote&gt;Well, that justifies my earlier hours with the Marvel hero of Hell's Kitchen. I wonder what else I'll discover . . .</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/BTwTGKxbSJc/forget-neflix-binging-datausaio-is-all.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/04/forget-neflix-binging-datausaio-is-all.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-4743268159570459</guid><pubDate>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-03-30T20:00:22.831-07:00</atom:updated><title>Ubuntu Running on Windows 10, Courtesy of Microsoft Means One Thing</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://images.derstandard.at/2016/03/30/mslinux.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://images.derstandard.at/2016/03/30/mslinux.png" height="213" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Canonical and Microsoft are &lt;a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-and-canonical-partner-to-bring-ubuntu-to-windows-10/"&gt;integrating their desktop platforms&lt;/a&gt; ? I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around this coalition. After all, &lt;a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1"&gt;Canonical's #1 bug fix&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;with Ubuntu was to address Microsoft's monopoly:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace. This is a bug which Ubuntu and other projects are meant to fix. As the philosophy of the Ubuntu Project states, "Our work is driven by a belief that software should be free and accessible to all."&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What's this fundamental shift for Canonical mean ? It means that the desktop is the cloud. Linux is to the cloud what Microsoft OS is to the desktop. Microsoft wants more developers to use its cloud services, and Canonical is the logical partner, if not an obvious choice.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Windows 10&amp;nbsp;+ Ubuntu = Worldclass Azure tools&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/WuD9jjpGYjM/ubuntu-running-on-windows-10-courtesy.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/03/ubuntu-running-on-windows-10-courtesy.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-1482963074051892761</guid><pubDate>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:16:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-01-29T13:16:53.570-08:00</atom:updated><title>Thinking through IoT from MIT Sloan Management</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/hype-vs-reality-a-reality-check-on-the-internet-of-things/"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://sloanreview.mit.edu/static/print-logo.png" height="91" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;IoT is just at the early adopter stage, which is the peak of the hype cycle. What's that meme about not being able to spell idiot without IoT ? Michael Fitzgerald has a terrific piece on "&lt;a href="http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/hype-vs-reality-a-reality-check-on-the-internet-of-things/"&gt;Hype vs. Reality: A Reality Check on the Internet of Things&lt;/a&gt;" in the MIT Sloan Management Review. He covers nine topics of relevant interest. The one that sticks out for me speaks to the security of IoT as under fire before it even exists. In a reference to Cisco's Chris Young's interview with The Register, he says that the criminal element has one focus: "They're stealing money, they're stealing information, or they're trying to disrupt someone's operations. Those are all problems that we see in the physical world. It's just magnified and scaled in a way that we can't contemplate in our own physical world."&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Hopefully, IoT can be built out slowly, with security introduced on the ground floor. After all, we all know what happened with the creation of email.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/X9mhvdRQI50/thinking-through-iot-from-mit-sloan.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/01/thinking-through-iot-from-mit-sloan.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-6991862033010117710</guid><pubDate>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-01-11T19:00:20.170-08:00</atom:updated><title>Every Year It's the Same -- the Future is Not What it Used to Be</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/2016_conversation_guide.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="197" src="https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/2016_conversation_guide.png" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Every Saturday I have a video chat with my Dad, who is 87 and 3,000 miles away. On one hand, it's amazing to be able to communicate so simply and directly. His phone is voice controlled, "OK Google," and his transportation has been happily Uberized.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;However, my present is his future, which was imagined in the thirties and forties. No matter how much incredible tech is created or changes are made in geo-politics--it's still a downer from the dreams of yesteryear. The take-away lesson ? We still have a lot of work to do.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Welcome to 2016, yesterday's future, today.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/qvd4ajnjCl8/every-year-its-same-future-is-not-what.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/01/every-year-its-same-future-is-not-what.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-4225394630858311383</guid><pubDate>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 06:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2016-01-04T22:00:11.699-08:00</atom:updated><title>Content Marketing is on the Rise -- but there is Immense Potential on Images versus Copy</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-412bPOc_zmc/Vobk0KuDPhI/AAAAAAAARRs/kHrYXDTGof0/s1600/sRGBwebDragonHDR.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-412bPOc_zmc/Vobk0KuDPhI/AAAAAAAARRs/kHrYXDTGof0/s320/sRGBwebDragonHDR.jpg" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;"Visual assets have taken on a broader role and are responsible for continually and consistently representing your brand, communicating your value proposition, and cultivating brand image on a daily basis, " so says Jerry Kane is an associate professor of information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and the MIT Sloan Management Review guest editor for the Digital Business Initiative.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;If you have responsibility for SEO, or any aspect of web analytics, then the&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href="http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-rise-of-visual-content-online/" target="_blank"&gt;Rise of Visual Content Online&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;is a must read. In a short space, Jerry summarizes a shift in content presentation that is drawing on visual content (photo and video) to graphically engage the reader.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;a href="http://adage.com/article/digital/social-media-visual-invisible/298720/"&gt;Nearly 60% of all digital impressions are now driven by images&lt;/a&gt;. Unsurprisingly, 70% of marketers are planning to increase their use of original visual assets this year, meaning these brands are not just repurposing images and video, but creating new visual content. &lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div&gt;I'm accepting Professor Kane's analysis, but it does seem an odd twist that many news outlets have culled out their professional photography staff.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;As we become more saturated with visual imagery, we also become much more sophisticated consumers of it. Defaulting to adding a stock image into a post or an email is no longer sufficient. Quality imagery is a must, especially in the face of the millions of iPhone owners turned amateur photographers. Visual assets demand more time and investment to stand out among the trillions of images competing for consumer attention.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div&gt;Maybe the core news photography hasn't been keeping pace with the advancing discernment of the general public ? &amp;nbsp;So, just to be in the game, that click-bait image of a dragon is my own capture from visiting Diagon Alley in Universal Orlando.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Aguamenti !&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/FeeZdbylL5k/content-marketing-is-on-rise-but-there.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-412bPOc_zmc/Vobk0KuDPhI/AAAAAAAARRs/kHrYXDTGof0/s72-c/sRGBwebDragonHDR.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2016/01/content-marketing-is-on-rise-but-there.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-2667616429162816618</guid><pubDate>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:46:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-11-24T19:46:00.323-08:00</atom:updated><title>Happy Holidays. Here's a Security Gift -- Guidelines to Protect your Privacy.</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AFSnDLdVmDs/VlSHKShme2I/AAAAAAAAQs0/m-IcwEVTxFI/s1600/padlock-303266_1280.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AFSnDLdVmDs/VlSHKShme2I/AAAAAAAAQs0/m-IcwEVTxFI/s200/padlock-303266_1280.png" width="140" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.32px; margin-bottom: 6px;"&gt;Welcome to the holidays ! It's the season for many credit and identity scams.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.32px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-top: 6px;"&gt;As a just-in-time reminder to protect your private security and financial interests, I've created a checklist as a Google document for this downer subject.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.32px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-top: 6px;"&gt;These guidelines are based on the most recent security research.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-top: 6px;"&gt;&lt;span style="color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.32px;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V2SpU_jqcSpDtyw6kskmAdUGIXQvDrVtpCraJtgj3v0/edit?usp=sharing"&gt;https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V2SpU_jqcSpDtyw6kskmAdUGIXQvDrVtpCraJtgj3v0/edit?usp=sharing&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-top: 6px;"&gt;&lt;span style="color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.32px;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/VAT2ltX_9H0/happy-holidays-heres-security-gift.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AFSnDLdVmDs/VlSHKShme2I/AAAAAAAAQs0/m-IcwEVTxFI/s72-c/padlock-303266_1280.png" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/11/happy-holidays-heres-security-gift.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-6066363478876344512</guid><pubDate>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 02:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-10-13T19:00:03.194-07:00</atom:updated><title>EMC + Dell is not quite the same as E=MC (squared)</title><description>Lots of questions on the value for Dell to purchase EMC, which has been covered ad-nauseum in the trade journals. Harvard Business Review published an analysis by&lt;a href="https://hbr.org/2015/10/what-to-expect-from-the-dell-emc-deal" target="_blank"&gt; Benjamin Gomes-Casseres&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;which is beautiful in simplicity:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;Still, the Dell strategy is opaque. In fact, Dell has argued that being private facilitates its transition, as too much public scrutiny might derail its plans. In that regard, selling to a private company is like going into a black hole. Analysts are guessing at what the strategy might be, and so far are not coming up with clear winner.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div&gt;Benjamin looks to the examples of IBM/Lotus and Compaq/DEC as possible models, which is an interesting filter. For me, it's refreshing to read someone who is not afraid to say that the merger raises as many questions as it answers.&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/QoRpuW4r6_E/emc-dell-is-not-quite-same-as-emc.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/10/emc-dell-is-not-quite-same-as-emc.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-4538795230537051449</guid><pubDate>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:30:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-10-08T21:30:02.589-07:00</atom:updated><title>AWS Rocks with Database Migration Tools</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://awsmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/AWS_Logo_PoweredBy_127px.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img alt="" border="0" src="http://awsmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/AWS_Logo_PoweredBy_127px.png" height="75" title=" " width="200" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;Traditional, enterprise vendors discount AWS as providing IaaS and PaaS with lots of integration and monitoring magic. Sort of like positioning the move to the cloud as out-sourcing the local datacenter hardware. But, adopting AWS is doing more than a forklift move, it's also an opportunity to convert older systems from proprietary to open-source. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/amazon-messes-with-billions-in-corporate-computing-dollars" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;" target="_blank"&gt;Quentin Hardy of the NYTimes&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt; notes some of these announcements at Amazon's latest conference:&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;Among the most notable, there was a 47-pound data storage device that A.W.S. would ship to a customer [&lt;i&gt;aka Snowball&lt;/i&gt;], and for $200 would suck down 50 terabytes of data, incidentally converting it from an older system to a more modern one. There was a service called Database Migration, which takes data in proprietary systems and converts their schema to open-source products.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://media.amazonwebservices.com/blog/2015/ie_sb_device_4.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="200" src="https://media.amazonwebservices.com/blog/2015/ie_sb_device_4.png" width="164" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt; This is quite a phenomenal service -- AWS can ship a Snowball appliance to a datacenter, where it can consume terabytes, ready to be shipped back and transfer the data much, much faster than doing it over-the-wire. Actually, AWS boasts that by serializing multiple Snowball appliances, the throughput can be measured as &lt;a href="https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-importexport-snowball-transfer-1-petabyte-per-week-using-amazon-owned-storage-appliances/" target="_blank"&gt;up to a petabyte/week&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;Combine the Snowball technology, with the &lt;a href="https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2015/10/now-in-preview-aws-database-migration-service/"&gt;AWS database migration tools&lt;/a&gt;, and it's possible to move "database schemas and stored procedures from one database platform to another, so customers can move their applications from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, and soon PostgreSQL."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;a href="https://media.amazonwebservices.com/blog/2015/ie_sb_device_4.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/54QON7HLB20/aws-rocks-with-database-migration-tools.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/10/aws-rocks-with-database-migration-tools.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-5850484556470426877</guid><pubDate>Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-06-26T22:00:01.285-07:00</atom:updated><title>Salesforce Analytics Playground is Free</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://login.salesforce.com/img/logo180.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="133" src="https://login.salesforce.com/img/logo180.png" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.salesforce.com/analytics-playground/" target="_blank"&gt;Salesforce Analytics Cloud Playground&lt;/a&gt; is a tremendously powerful showpiece for a variety of analytic presentations. A tutorial is provided, along with examples and the ability to upload your own data. &lt;a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/06/23/test-driving-salesforce-analytics-cloud/" target="_blank"&gt;Louis Columbus&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;of Forbes&amp;nbsp;has a detailed overview and example.&lt;/span&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/tk3_gDndJp8/salesforce-analytics-playground-is-free.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/06/salesforce-analytics-playground-is-free.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-1490089793583756259</guid><pubDate>Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-04-23T21:00:07.745-07:00</atom:updated><title>VMWare VDI Gets Some Love from Brian Madden</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;I've long followed Brian Madden for all things VDI. It's a technology that I'm really hoping will mature beyond data center hosting of the client. Security, of course, is absolutely critical, and it appears that VMWare has upped the game.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;In a recent posting, &lt;a href="http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/gabeknuth/archive/2015/04/23/thanks-to-horizon-6-1-vdi-finally-has-some-inherent-security-benefits-over-physical-desktops.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;Gabe Knuth summarizes the new network security capabilities&lt;/a&gt; as leveraging VMWare's NSX virtual networks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;The quick explanation here is that with this combination of technologies, you can have applications run on specific networks dedicated to them, reducing their security footprint and firewalling that traffic from the rest of your environment.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;Rather than merely adding a checkbox for an ROI financial pitch, this improvement is&amp;nbsp;definitely the direction for rationalizing a VDI implementation. I can't do better than the summary "Today, we can make it more secure than physical desktops."&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/F2e8sHPBxHk/vmware-vdi-gets-some-love-from-brian.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/04/vmware-vdi-gets-some-love-from-brian.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-3894461205175835760</guid><pubDate>Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-04-17T21:00:00.544-07:00</atom:updated><title>Social Media Guidelines for US Federal Workers</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;The US Office of Government Ethics has published their &lt;a href="http://www.oge.gov/OGE-Advisories/Legal-Advisories/LA-15-03--OGE-Issues-Legal-Advisory-on-the-Standards-of-Conduct-and-Social-Media/" target="_blank"&gt;guidelines for using socia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.oge.gov/OGE-Advisories/Legal-Advisories/LA-15-03--OGE-Issues-Legal-Advisory-on-the-Standards-of-Conduct-and-Social-Media/"&gt;l media&lt;/a&gt;. The direction is not for a government account, but "as a general matter, this requirement limits the extent to which employees may access and use their personal social media accounts while on duty." One large section is whether or not a job title can be included in a posting. Another is on how recommendations should be considered. In any case, now that there are guidelines, it's to be noted that this is not the final word:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;"In light of the ever evolving nature of social media, the foregoing advice is not intended to be comprehensive. OGE expects to issue additional guidance in the future addressing questions outside the scope of this Legal Advisory. Designated Agency Ethics Officials with questions regarding the application of the Standards of Conduct to social media may contact their assigned OGE Desk Officers."&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/uS9NwdSZoUw/social-media-guidelines-for-us-federal.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/04/social-media-guidelines-for-us-federal.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-7414136233205260477</guid><pubDate>Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-04-16T20:00:00.611-07:00</atom:updated><title>AWS vis a vis Azure Marketshare</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;Really interesting analysis on &lt;a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2015/04/15/sizing-microsoft-azure-and-amazon-aws-revenue/" target="_blank"&gt;Azure and AWS&lt;/a&gt; footprint sizes in Forbes. Spoiler alert, AWS is still leaving Bigfoot puddles as it walks through the competition. The call out items, to me, are (1) it's a zero profit platform for anyone building for the cloud; (2) Microsoft is still tethered to it's own, proprietary, infrastructure; &amp;nbsp;(3) despite AWS's prowess, Azure is gaining a lot of clients. My read is that a lot of the direction for cloud technology will be centered on the desktop and mobile. We are moving from just the transition of back office functions (databases, SaaS, etc.), into the client. It sounds like a non sequitur, but an enterprise that manages desktops with group polices, et al., needs Active Directory.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/Jux8_p38DYY/aws-vis-vis-azure-marketshare.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/04/aws-vis-vis-azure-marketshare.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-3583037738720307834</guid><pubDate>Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2015-04-15T18:00:00.989-07:00</atom:updated><title>Splunk Cloud on AWS</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.splunk.com/en_us/homepage.html" target="_blank"&gt;Splunk &lt;/a&gt;has released their analytic &lt;a href="http://www.splunk.com/en_us/products/splunk-cloud.html" target="_blank"&gt;cloud tool set&lt;/a&gt; on AWS that will soon include&amp;nbsp;&lt;span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"&gt;AWS GovCloud for U.S. government agencies, contractors and businesses.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"&gt;Here's a sandbox for orientation:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.splunk.com/page/sign_up/cloudtrial?redirecturl=/getsplunk/onlinesandbox"&gt;https://www.splunk.com/page/sign_up/cloudtrial?redirecturl=/getsplunk/onlinesandbox&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/kPgXoBh8SWg/splunk-cloud-on-aws.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2015/04/splunk-cloud-on-aws.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-5065012048824122717</guid><pubDate>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-08-25T20:00:01.761-07:00</atom:updated><title>Running BASH Scripts over SSH ? NIST has some guidelines.</title><description>If you are running shell scripts as part of your cloud management, NIST has a very useful document (in draft) which summarizes their Best Practice.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-7966/nistir_7966_draft.pdf"&gt;http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-7966/nistir_7966_draft.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It's also been pointed out that &lt;a href="https://www.p6r.com/articles/2013/11/23/p6rs-secure-shell-public-key-subsystem-rfc7076/" target="_blank"&gt;RFC 7076 &lt;/a&gt;offers some guidance on security concerns.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/u--z4exrOdw/running-bash-scripts-over-ssh-nist-has.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/08/running-bash-scripts-over-ssh-nist-has.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-6519597285253118152</guid><pubDate>Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:37:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-08-23T16:37:22.070-07:00</atom:updated><title>Really ? Stodgy Government IT is Trending in GitHub ?</title><description>When I started in Federal consulting (that would be during the previous century) there was a common government mantra: "We work extra hard to be in second place." Innovation and technical currency were not the hallmarks of IT leadership. The primary concern was keeping everything running, 24x7, under slippery congressional budgets.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Now, I'm reading that GitHub is on the up take within DC agencies. There is even a dedicated sub-domain to support government involvement (&lt;a href="https://government.github.com/"&gt;https://government.github.com/&lt;/a&gt;) and the numbers representing their adoption of GitHub are impressive.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://ben.balter.com/" target="_blank"&gt;Ben Balter&lt;/a&gt;, GitHub Government Evangelist, calls out this increase:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;It's hard to believe that what started with a single repository just five years ago, has blossomed into a movement where today, more than 10,000 government employees use GitHub to collaborate on code, data, and policy each day.&lt;/blockquote&gt;And, it's not even just having 10k employees accessing open source code that is amazing, there is also a significant rise in project hosting. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/282759/3817656/d881a9a2-1cd9-11e4-9418-6d2ae45e8293.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="206" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/282759/3817656/d881a9a2-1cd9-11e4-9418-6d2ae45e8293.png" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;Looking at the graph, shows 2011 as the year when government's began to rely on GitHub resources. It might be coincidence, but that's also the year where the &lt;a href="http://pclj.org/volume-41/" target="_blank"&gt;Public Contract Law Journal of The George Washington Law School published, "Towards a More Agile Government&lt;/a&gt;." The full article is available on Balter's web site:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href="http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/"&gt;http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The conclusion summarized a need to embrace the agile methodology that GitHub facilitates:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;The federal IT procurement system is outdated. Projects are consistently delivered late, over-budget, and obsolete. Much of this trend can be traced back to flawed legal frameworks that lock agencies and contractors into an outdated development model. Through education, reform, and organization-wide support, federal agility can become a reality. Any computer user knows that as systems age they begin to slow. Today, the federal IT procurement system is running slowly, to the detriment of both agencies and the public, and it is long overdue for a system-wide upgrade.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Well said.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/S1wTy74qge0/really-stodgy-government-it-is-trending.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/08/really-stodgy-government-it-is-trending.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-7074981103234353580</guid><pubDate>Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:01:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-08-23T16:01:06.852-07:00</atom:updated><title>CloudOpen Recognizes Best-of-Breed in Open Source Cloud</title><description>Which cloud open source projects are taking off ? &lt;a href="http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/cloud-computing/784573-the-top-open-source-cloud-projects-of-2014/" target="_blank"&gt;Alexandar Williams writes from Linux.com&lt;/a&gt; of the most highly regarded initiatives, with few surprises. Openstack, Docker, Openshift, take honors and Eucalyptus continues to lie fallow in the listing. It was interesting to see that Puppet gathered twice the votes as Chef--that was surprising.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.linux.com/images/stories/41373/Best-overall-chart.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://www.linux.com/images/stories/41373/Best-overall-chart.jpg" height="180" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;These gear-head popularity votes should be measured against specific technical needs, and how well they are being adopted in the mainstream. After all, not many high school popularity contests have been proven as prescient.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/I3aElhTXLe4/cloudopen-recognizes-best-of-breed-in.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/08/cloudopen-recognizes-best-of-breed-in.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-5742172526067618804</guid><pubDate>Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:21:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-16T21:21:00.409-07:00</atom:updated><title>No Cost Android Development Course by Google</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inZ3JIlCo48/U8U7HQavRPI/AAAAAAAAAqg/7kzqjlbZ6qo/s300/android-udacity.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inZ3JIlCo48/U8U7HQavRPI/AAAAAAAAAqg/7kzqjlbZ6qo/s300/android-udacity.png" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;Google has announced Android development training, at no cost.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"&gt;Android Fundamentals is an online training course featuring Google Developer Advocates &lt;a href="http://plus.google.com/+RetoMeier"&gt;Reto Meier&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href="http://plus.google.com/+DanGalpin"&gt;Dan Galpin&lt;/a&gt;, and &lt;a href="http://plus.google.com/+KatherineKuan"&gt;Katherine Kuan&lt;/a&gt;, working with the team at Udacity that’s advanced and technical enough for experienced developers who are new to Android — maybe even new to mobile — but not new to programming.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;Really ought to be a no-brainer: the entire curriculum is provided. If tutoring is appropriate, there is a small charge.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/lRs4T2rZBKg/no-cost-android-development-course-by.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inZ3JIlCo48/U8U7HQavRPI/AAAAAAAAAqg/7kzqjlbZ6qo/s72-c/android-udacity.png" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/no-cost-android-development-course-by.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-2906453896416737908</guid><pubDate>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-12T10:09:18.101-07:00</atom:updated><title>Clearly, Open Source Advocates Should Dress in Sports Jerseys</title><description>&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Opensource.svg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="320" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Opensource.svg" width="226" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;The social and technological impact of the Open Source movement for innovation has been staggering. Interestingly, though, several prominent projects are &lt;a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/are-open-source-foundations-nonprofits-the-irs-says-no-245545" target="_blank"&gt;losing their non-profit status&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Ruth McCambridge of &lt;a href="https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/24470-is-irs-denying-nonprofit-status-to-open-source-software.html" target="_blank"&gt;The NonProfit Quarterly&lt;/a&gt; notes that history is repeating itself, and that many journalistic endeavors had been struggling to maintain their non-profit status.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;i&gt;Many were repeatedly denied, although there were already a number of us existing as nonprofits, on the basis that their revenue plans were too much like commercial journalism organizations. Evidently, this happens when the number of groups of a particular type increases to the point that it catches someone’s attention at the IRS. Eventually the logjam let go ...&amp;nbsp;but it was a frustrating period that cost a number of organizations grants and even their futures&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Digital Media Law has an &lt;a href="http://www.dmlp.org/irs" target="_blank"&gt;excellent reference summary&lt;/a&gt; for ensuring that the journalistic inclined are efficiently packaged for IRS consideration. These materials should be easily applicable to many Open Source initiatives.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Or, on the other hand, the Open Source community could take the example of the NFL, a 9.5 billion dollar a year enterprise which is a &lt;a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomwatson/2014/01/30/the-real-super-bowl-question-should-the-nfl-be-a-nonprofit/" target="_blank"&gt;legally recognized non-profit&lt;/a&gt;. The benefits for playoffs from Drupal against Wordpress, or Linux versus BSD would be certainly raise the entertainment value of the Open Source community.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Go team.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/NkrO5T6Agfs/clearly-open-source-advocates-should.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/clearly-open-source-advocates-should.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-7492982931352213576</guid><pubDate>Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:30:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-07T22:30:00.503-07:00</atom:updated><title>Who's the Prettiest Language of them All ?</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages"&gt;http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The venerable and esteemed IEEE Spectrum has an interactive chart for ranking computing languages. The references that they use are Google searches/trends, Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Reddit, etc.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;These comparison charts are always valuable, but they also introduce new questions. For instance, why does the IEEE data differ so much from &lt;a href="http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2014/06/13/language-rankings-6-14/" target="_blank"&gt;RedMonk's own listing of programming languages&lt;/a&gt; ? Sure, the reference sources are a bit different, but Objective-C or Shell scripts have dramatically dissimilar rankings between the two summaries. Redmonk only pulls data from GitHub and Stack Overflow, so it's now apparent that their programming choices are not universally applicable.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://sogrady-media.redmonk.com/sogrady/files/2014/06/lang-rank-614-wm-e1402674259545.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://sogrady-media.redmonk.com/sogrady/files/2014/06/lang-rank-614-wm-e1402674259545.png" height="280" width="400" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"&gt;RedMonk Graphic&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;Java is still king, and because of it's universal utility, it'll be in the #1 slot for the foreseeable future. Python, though, is clearly benefiting from the cloud--it's the Swiss Army Knife of infrastructure APIs.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/fETWB5-RbgU/whos-prettiest-language-of-them-all.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/whos-prettiest-language-of-them-all.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-3161297584483372662</guid><pubDate>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-06T23:30:02.105-07:00</atom:updated><title>Amazon Is Moving in to the Public Sector</title><description>&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;Kenneth Corbin, writes in CIO that Amazon is continuing to develop its core services for the public sector.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class="tr_bq"&gt;&lt;div style="-webkit-transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms; background-color: white; color: #4e4242; font-family: myriad-pro, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, sans-serif; line-height: 1.538rem; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-left: 160px; max-width: 620px; padding: 0px 20px; transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: x-small;"&gt;To date, AWS has won contracts with more than 800 government agencies, more than 3,000 educational institutions, and more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations. It's the first time the company has broken out a customer count in the nonprofit sector.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="-webkit-transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms; background-color: white; color: #4e4242; font-family: myriad-pro, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, sans-serif; line-height: 1.538rem; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-left: 160px; max-width: 620px; padding: 0px 20px; transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: x-small;"&gt;Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector with AWS, points to a constellation of factors, from government mandates to cost pressures and broader acceptance of the cloud model, indicating that the public sector can no longer be a sidelight to Amazon's enterprise cloud business.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="-webkit-transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms; background-color: white; color: #4e4242; font-family: myriad-pro, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, sans-serif; line-height: 1.538rem; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-left: 160px; max-width: 620px; padding: 0px 20px; transition: margin 0.3s ease 0ms;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size: x-small;"&gt;But catering to government and other tightly regulated sectors puts a premium on issues such as security and compliance, Carlson points out, noting the work Amazon has done to win certifications such as&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href="https://cloud.cio.gov/fedramp" style="color: #4d9e99; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"&gt;FedRAMP&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;and the various levels of authorization to operate, or ATO, within the defense community.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.cio.com/article/2448950/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-sharpens-focus-on-public-sector.html" target="_blank"&gt;http://www.cio.com/article/2448950/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-sharpens-focus-on-public-sector.html&lt;/a&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/f2n2JTXVKLU/amazon-is-moving-in-to-public-sector.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/amazon-is-moving-in-to-public-sector.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-7865359034622471649</guid><pubDate>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:38:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-06T17:42:55.504-07:00</atom:updated><title>OpenStack Management</title><description>&lt;a href="http://opensource.com/business/14/7/6-fresh-guides-managing-openstack" target="_blank"&gt;http://opensource.com/business/14/7/6-fresh-guides-managing-openstack&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;OpenStack continues to spark a lot of interest as a completely opensource IaaS, which is competing against AWS, Google's Compute Engine, and Microsoft's Azure. &amp;nbsp;Right now, its growth seems to be strongest as a private cloud. That means, it's even more critical to have the design implementation correct, and to include O&amp;amp;M within its true operational cost.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;OpenSource.com has provided a useful compilation of management interfaces for OpenStack.</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/nhk8dQB1m9U/httpopensource.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/httpopensource.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-3117169893489535431</guid><pubDate>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:30:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-07-06T17:30:46.496-07:00</atom:updated><title>AWS versus Azure</title><description>Not quite as entertaining as Mad Magazine's Spy-vs-Spy,&amp;nbsp;Bridget Botelho has summarized a useful comparison in the terminology and services that are offered by AWS and Azure.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://cdn.ttgtmedia.com/rms/onlineImages/AWS_vs_azure_feature_names.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://cdn.ttgtmedia.com/rms/onlineImages/AWS_vs_azure_feature_names.jpg" height="184" width="320" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href="http://searchaws.techtarget.com/news/2240223645/AWS-vs-Azure-face-off-cloud-costs-commitments-and-SLAs"&gt;http://searchaws.techtarget.com/news/2240223645/AWS-vs-Azure-face-off-cloud-costs-commitments-and-SLAs&lt;/a&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/1Gsfi4He4bo/aws-versus-azure.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>Washington, DC, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9071923 -77.036870700000009</georss:point><georss:box>38.7094553 -77.3595942 39.104929299999995 -76.714147200000014</georss:box><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/07/aws-versus-azure.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-6072809456854323439</guid><pubDate>Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:09:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-04-02T04:09:08.979-07:00</atom:updated><title>'The Expert' is Going Viral</title><description>&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;iframe allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/BKorP55Aqvg?feature=player_embedded' FRAMEBORDER='0' /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Humor can be such an excellent means to communicate truth.  Lauris Beinerts has based his video on a short story "The Meeting" by Alexey Berezin.&amp;nbsp;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The video highlights problem solving dynamics. Instead of, "I would like you, the expert, to understand the problem and propose a solution," we have "I already have the solution and would like you, the expert, to implement it."&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/laurisbeinerts"&gt;https://www.youtube.com/user/laurisbeinerts&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/bPB6kVw0m_Y/the-expert-is-going-viral.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/04/the-expert-is-going-viral.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3283350996647192217.post-8940969948505255425</guid><pubDate>Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:56:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-01-26T16:56:37.395-08:00</atom:updated><title>Most Secure Desktop is Free ?</title><description>&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;This month, the British Government Communications Headquarters (&lt;a href="http://www.cesg.gov.uk/Pages/homepage.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;GCHQ&lt;/a&gt;) released their &lt;a href="http://insights.ubuntu.com/resources/article/ubuntu-scores-highest-in-uk-gov-security-assessment/" target="_blank"&gt;security analysis of end-user devices&lt;/a&gt;. The GCHQ is the UK equivalent of the US NSA, and provide basic configuration guidance on security standards from OSX to Blackberries.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;It's a surprise, though, to find that the OS ranked most secure is Ubuntu, an Open Source Linux platform.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"&gt;This assessment has a personal side, for me. I just sent off some pre-configured laptops to be used in a Kenyan medical facility and NGO for children affected by HIV+: &lt;a href="http://nyumbani.org/"&gt;Nyumbani.org&lt;/a&gt;. And, what was delivered to them was, in fact, Ubuntu 12.04. I think anyone can agree that this organization deserves to be secure, at the lowest cost. But, to be able to meet the highest standard, at a zero-cost is a big win for everyone.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</description><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/leadershipbynumbers/tcsj/~3/aPAgePrFj-A/most-secure-desktop-is-free.html</link><author>[email protected] (Jack Dausman)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total><gd:extendedProperty name="commentSource" value="1" /><gd:extendedProperty name="commentModerationMode" value="FILTERED_POSTMOD" /><feedburner:origLink>http://blog.leadershipbynumbers.com/2014/01/most-secure-desktop-is-free.html</feedburner:origLink></item></channel></rss>
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