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5 Surprising Career Tips You Never Got: 25-Year-Veteran Exec Opens Kimono - +Annalisa Camarillo for +Forbes +NetApp'Voice/+NetApp Business News 
Are you operating from the right career advice? For +Nora Denzel, the advice she got along the way was off — way off. Here are five powerful tips she wishes she’d heard earlier…
Are you operating from the right career advice? For Nora Denzel, the advice she got along the way was off -- way off. Here are five powerful tips she wishes she'd heard earlier...
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Softwarwhatnow? 
IT is changing. CIOs are rethinking their roles: They want to move from being “builders and operators” to “brokers of services.” So IT departments are having to be more agile, as their offerings get measured against slick consumer services. For example, they’re changing from being the team that runs Microsoft Exchange email—“take it or leave it”—to competing with Gmail, iCloud and other rich consumer email cloud services. Can CIOs help build business agility? The answer is Yes. But how?
 [by +Ingo Fuchs for +Forbes +NetApp'Voice: +NetApp Business News]
IT is changing. CIOs are rethinking their roles: They want to move from being "builders and operators" to "brokers of services." Can CIOs help build business agility? The answer is Yes. But how?
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It's a bit of a brave new world out there for many CIOs as they are figuring out if the cloud is friend or enemy (or frenemy I guess) - but more importantly what can be learned from successful service providers. Also good to see how products become more service enablement focused. All of this makes IT more agile, responsive and competitive. I certainly agree - that should make any CEO happy.  
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Sunday Circle Share of Awesome...
 ~ A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met over the past few weeks -- and a few I reconnected with. In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+. Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! 

Missed the previous share? Go here: plus.google.com/+richijennings/posts/f2o13tBJ5xs
If you're using the G+ mobile app, this may not work correctly, because circle sharing doesn't seem to be implemented right :-(
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What Is The Zero-Downtime, Immortal Enterprise?
Is there such a thing as an “immortal” enterprise? Imagine if all the technology behind your business never died—or even slept. What if you never suffered planned outages, let alone unplanned ones? How much more efficient and competitive would you be?
 No, it’s not nirvana, says +Richard Bliss for +Forbes +NetApp'Voice: +NetApp Business News
Is there such a thing as an "immortal" enterprise? Imagine if all the technology behind your business never died—or even slept. What if you never suffered planned outages, let alone unplanned ones? How much more efficient and competitive would you be? No, it's not nirvana...
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+Richi Jennings SAN's & NAS's have had that kind of feature for some time, so still not getting it. I'm probably just living in a different world.

The real big one to me would be a recognition that most businesses should be using high availability eventual consistency systems. The reality is most businesses would rather stay up and operating and show for days inconsistencies that are resolved later, but enterprise software trends to be rigged the other way, so businesses spend a fortune in the hardware layer trying to keep that high availability promise.
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The Surprising Cost Of Eternal Life #100witf  
Meanwhile, in one of many alternate futures...
 Once the pursuit of eternal youth was recognized for what it really was, it didn’t take long before aging was demonized. Today, doctors have the power to rebuild you. To make you immortal.
 More excellent flash-fiction from +Zoe Goodacre for +Forbes +NetApp'Voice: +NetApp Business News
Once the pursuit of eternal youth was recognized for what it really was, it didn't take long before aging was demonized. Today, doctors have the power to rebuild you. To make you immortal...
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Wait. Apple wants you to sign an NDA for a public beta? That's hysterical!
 
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Apple puts pre-release OS X on the map
~Beta Seed: Help find hidden treasure.
Yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) quietly started a new program which permits users to try out pre-release versions of OS X. Named "Beta Seed," the program is available to anyone free of charge.

In today's #ITBW  for +Computerworld, bloggers believe silence is golden.
#mavericks   #betaseed   #osx   #apple  
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+Don Takahashi I have a policy of not running Apple made things at all :)
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+Stephen Glasskeys jacking up the #ITBW excellence on +Computerworld...
 

Netflix raising subscribers, fees, and ire to new levels
~Will Netflix become jacked up?
Like a Swiss-made utility knife, video streaming service Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), has a tool for every job. Need to keep shareholders happy? Add 4 million customers. Need money to pay for content and custom programming? Increase prices. Need a screed on the sorry condition of American DSL and network neutrality? Write angst-ridden comments in a quarterly shareholder letter.

In today's #ITBW for +Computerworld, bloggers take in everything at once.
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+Pedro Bretones How is it illegal to do what they did? The part your missing and overlooking is that Netflix approached Comcast in this deal. You are also ignoring that everyone else has been dealing in this manner for years. By years, I mean way before Net Neutrality was the hot buzz word of the day. I love how Net Neutrality has shifted from the concept that providers can not block content(which they are not) to now they are blocking BW(again which they are not). Here, if you think this was a strong arm to get Netflix to pay for something that nobody else is paying for, let me provide you some data...

http://bgp.he.net/AS2906#_peers

So by your standard, all of those companies listed on there should not be connecting directly to Netflix. Correct?

How many of those peers listed do you think are working free of charge?

Do you know how much any given ISP spends on infrastructure upgrades? Funny, I didn't see you commenting when the company you love to hate just rolled out more than double the speed at no additional costs. I'll tell you, it was mighty nice to have my speed at my house jump from 50 to 105 and not see an increase in my bill. And that speed is proven both on and off network. The difference between using their on-net speedtest server and going to Ookla, differs by maybe 1-2Mb. Nothing substantial. That means that the infrastructure out to the public network must be capable of providing as advertised speeds. 

Go ahead...fill me in. I'll be waiting...
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I am not in the circle, but I do get all your notifications. I have a few circles I have my notification slider all the way up. I don't like to miss important events in some of my circles and others I care less about are dragged all the way down.
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Looks like I forgot to share this morning's #ITBW. Bad Richi... 
 
Michaels has finally confirmed a massive POS hack, saying it was highly sophisticated and it lasted for months.

http://buff.ly/QjOVJC
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Yes, I just misunderstood the discussion above. Thanks. 
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Police make #Heartbleed arrest: Taxing times in Canada
 ~ Our neighbors to the north get their man, allegedly.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( #RCMP ) says it arrested the perp behind the recent hack of the country's tax agency. The allegedly-Heartbleed-mediated alleged hacker, one Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, is charged with "mischief in relation to data." Oh, #Canada! In today's #ITBW for +Computerworld, bloggers hold their heads in their hands and weep.
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Others argue that if we could just plaster some deserts with PV panels, we could solve all our problems at a stroke. Of course, distributing that power efficiently is challenging, to say the least.

There's some interesting-looking work going on to create artificial gasoline and 'natural' gas from the CO2 in the air and the hydrogen in seawater. This takes a metric craptonne of energy, but if we're generating loads of clean energy from a PV-covered desert by the sea, what's not to like? (There's probably an unintended consequence or two in reducing the ground temperature/insolation on a large area of desert, though.)
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ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates

Freelance editor/analyst/writer: 
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Richi's current and recent work includes: 
  • Advisory and technology consultancy for eleven GmbH, Karmasphere, MailShell, Metaswitch Networks, Oracle, Panasonic, Xandros, and others. 
  • Carbon footprint and LCA consultancy for EVEA Conseil, McAfee. 
  • Email deliverability consultancy for C/34 Corp., YouFig, ZipDX. 
  • Site editing for NetApp/Forbes, Federated Media and HP.
  • Blogging and content-marketing consultancy for Citrix, Commtouch, Federated Media, FireRocket Concepts, HP, IDG UK, IDGe, NetApp, United Media, Symantec, Webroot, and others . 
  • Speaking and panel moderation engagements for Cisco, IBM, Kerio, Novell, Revolution Events, Trend Micro, Xandros. 
  • Writing independent white papers for Cisco, Identum, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and others. 
  • General freelance industry analysis work for Ferris Research's clients. 
  • M&A due diligence consultancy for Ferris Capital Partners' clients. 
  • Retention by various law firms as an expert witness in patent law cases (identities of law firms and their clients are protected under NDAs). 
  • Consultancy for various hedge funds and other investment institutions (identities of clients protected under NDAs).
Richi holds stock in: 
  • Agilent, 
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT1 (a blind venture-capital trust investing in small British companies). 
Disclosure last reviewed for accuracy December 7th, 2013.
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ASBPE- and Neal-winner. Manages the most-read Forbes BV page, which also won B2B Mag's Content Marketing award. Frequently the most-read writer at Computerworld. Yet, strangely, still a nice bloke.
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    Cybernetics and Comp. Sci., 1983 - 1987
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    ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates: Editor (NetAppVoice, HPIOUK), independent industry analyst/consultant, and freelance writer (Computerworld, HPIO, CWUK, Webroot)
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