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CA Technologies says, “For DevOps to work correctly, it must be treated as a movement, not a market for a specific vendor’s products.” As Arlo Guthrie once sang, with three people it is an organization. But if we can find 50 people who can sing the praises of DevOps, it can become a movement! Trouble is, many software developers are stuck in the past. In a 2012 service virtualization survey of IT executives and managers by analyst firm voke, only 6% of the group responded they were completely confident that new IT applications would be delivered to market on time. But maybe its high time DevOps becomes a movement. You can read more about this idea in my post last week on CA’s blog here. ... (more)

Every entrepreneur should see this movie

In my work with startups and young entrepreneurs, one thing that I have noticed is tenacity is not always a valued skill or even well understood. I got to see a screening of a new movie produced by Penn and Teller (yes, those guys again) a few weeks ago and it got me thinking about this. The movie is “Tim’s Vermeer” and documents the many years that Tim Jenison spent trying to learn to paint Vermeer’s The Music Lesson, an oil painting that sits in Buckingham Palace. Tim is an interesting guy: he has made tons of money in the tech biz, so he can afford to take these excursions in... (more)

Happy New Year To Influential Bloggers Everywhere!

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer I hate those end of year lists, made especially tiresome this year being the end of the decade (which really doesn’t end until next year, but we won’t get into that). Nevertheless, I will call your attention to this list where I reside at #26: Ulitzer Names The World’s 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers I am honored to be among such great company.  Happy new year everyone! ... (more)

Google vs. China, Our First Cyber War

Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war against Chinese censorship by moving its servers to Hong Kong. The more I thought about this, the more I realized that this was war, declared by a private company on a nation state. Just because Google doesn’t have its own army (yet), or that no actual physical weapons were fired doesn’t make it a... (more)

Dice: Security favorites of the week

My favorite security stories of the past week, as part of my efforts to curate the Dice Security Talent Community portal. Is A Tsunami Of SAP Attacks Coming? Snowden, OpenStack and the Hong Kong Connection A startup called Perzo: new cloud service beats NSA-style snooping First look at the Cisco/Insieme SDN family 1,000 alleged pedophiles identified via 10-year-old Filipina CGI girl ‘Sweetie’ Six Degrees of Separation: Why Your Data is More Valuable than You Think Marketplace for Phony Twitter Followers is Big Business Ephemeral In-Memory Malware Common At High Value Targets McA... (more)