VMware’s Tony Scott has been chosen to become the next U.S. chief information officer, according to a White House announcement on Thursday. Scott will follow in the footsteps of previous U.S. CIOs Vivek Kundra and Steve VanRoekel and be tasked with spearheading the White House’s Smarter IT Delivery Agenda and looking over the nation’s federal IT budget. Scott is currently VMware’s CIO and was previously the CIO of Microsoft for a little over five years. The White House hasn’t had an official CIO since VanRoekel left the post to return to the US Agency for International Development where he advised the government on the Ebola outbreak.
By hooking up services like New Relic, Loggly and Puppet to BigPanda’s cloud-based system, IT staff will supposedly get a better picture of infrastructure-related problems.
The Cupertino startup helps companies figure out whether or not they are spending too much money on IT problems through gathering application information and performing data modeling.
The days of diagrams showing exactly how everyone (and everything) should work together and dictating how information should flow within an organization are, in a real sense, over.
Structure LaunchPad finalist Sideband Networks hopes companies will catch on to its new hardware and software networking appliances that provide real-time data visualizations.
Congress may gear up to do something about IT waste and data center consolidation as called for by a 2010 report, based on a hearing held this week.
LinkedIn noted Wednesday that it’s hit 200 million members, a number to note as the company continues to grow and work to build its image as the professional network in contrast to sites like Twitter or Facebook.
There were fewer IPOs, mergers and acquisitions in 2012—but on average they were worth more, according to new research.
IT departments need not go away in a computing world increasingly concerned with cloud computing and complex service-oriented systems, but they will have to change. IT has to let go of trying to control everything and focus on coordinating and enhancing things that other people control.
Big data doesn’t always have to be complicated or even be the core of a business. As Alliance Health Networks is discovering, applying a few machine learning models taught using public data to healthcare discussions online can help patients and build a business.