Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….

The KISS principle is the essence of good communication – Keep It Simple, Stupid! This admonishment always refers to the presenter. Encapsulate the essence of your idea into a clear and simple message. Simple is all about intent. Don’t sacrifice your core message, just lose the extraneous details. Why is simple so important? Retired Brigadier […]

Hortonworks HDP 2.5: Improved Security and Data Governance

At Hadoop Summit in San Jose on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Hortonworks announced a new release of its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution, version 2.5, as well as an expansion of its Partnerworks program and a new partnership with AtScale, provider of a self-service Business Intelligence (BI) platform for Hadoop. Some important take-aways from this announcement […]

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources

One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources.  Having too few resources can lead to overprovisioning, which can cause downtime as virtual machines become starved for compute, memory, and storage.  Having too many resources wastes dollars, along with cooling and power.  Getting it just right takes […]

World Bank and GSA Discuss Data Center Optimization and Consolidation 9 June

  Learn best practices and lessons learned on data center optimization and consolidation from leaders who have proven past performance in this domain. Join Frank Butler of The World Bank and Dan Pomeroy of the GSA on 9 June at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for a discussion of how they and their teams optimized […]

Army Intelligence Industry Day 29 July 2015

On July 29, 2015, AFCEA Intelligence and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Army, will co-sponsor a special, one day classified event tailored for members of industry focused on U.S. Army Intelligence.  The event will be held at Engility Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA. The agenda will explore science and […]

Your Enterprise has too many Cyber-ish People

Cyber has been called the ultimate team sport: CIOs, CTOs, SysAdmins, Software Developers, CISOs, threat teams, red teams, testing groups, etc. etc, but really should it be? It seems more like a jobs program that moves headcount from one part of the enterprise to the expensive nerdy-side. Sitting through a number of presentations at various […]