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Join the live streaming Cloud Field Day 1 #CFD1

Sep 14, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Analytics, Blog, Cloud, Data, DLBlog, Events, Open Data, Speaking  //  1 Comment

I’m a delegate at the inaugural Cloud Field Day. We’ll be live streaming all the events, including our podcasts today and tomorrow.

Wednesday:

Podcast on Is Data Boring?

Podcast on Is Cloud Tech the solution or is it the Cloud Process?

Podcast on Is DevOps A Load of Crap?

Visit with Cisco

Visit with Druva

Visit with Scality

Visit with Docker

 

Panel: Will the DBA Job of the Future Still Involve DBAs? – SQL Saturday Huntington Beach

Apr 2, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  No Comments

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Although technologies have been changing rapidly since the creation of databases, the basic tasks that a database administrator (DBA) has performed have been a stable foundation of professional database design and support. But now NoSQL technologies, the cloud, and new SQL Server features are affecting DBA jobs, tasks, and careers.

Our panel of SQL Server experts share their current experiences in the data profession. They share what they believe you should be working towards now and in the future.

I’m Going to be TECHUnplugged in Austin

Jan 20, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Cloud, Data, DLBlog, Events, Speaking, Training  //  3 Comments

…and you should join me.

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On 2 February I’ll be speaking at TECHUnplugged Austin, Texas.  This event, which has free registration, focuses on how technology innovation is changing business and IT.

TECHunplugged is a full day conference focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure.

Its innovative formula combines three essential parts of the industry for an exceptional exchange of information, insights and education:

– A group of independent, insightful and well-recognized influencers
– Leading disruptive technology vendors,
– End users who manage rich technology environments.

The ultimate goal of TECHUnplugged Conference is to bring quality information to IT decision makers by bringing them together with independent influencers and industry vendors, to engage, debate and be informed through open discussions on topics such as IT infrastructure, virtualization, cloud computing and storage.

I’m going to be talking about how data has changed over the years and how data quality issues can become obstacles to business innovation.

If you are in IT and would like to attend, use the registration form below.  If you use my special code, you’ll be entered to win a special prize of an Amazon Echo (I SO LOVE MINE!) at the event.

My promotional code is:

infoadvisors

Yes, all lowercase.

 

I hope to see you in Austin.  Maybe we can have tacos.

Canadian IT Pros: Win a 3D Movie Pack

Want to do some learning AND have a chance at winning one of 200 3D Cineplex Movie Prize Packs?

Just register and complete 2 Microsoft Virtual Academy courses about Windows 10, the cloud, and more.

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So get registered, take two modules or more, and tell me what film you see with your winnings.

DMRadio: Modeling What Matters Recording Available

Sep 21, 2012   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data, Data Modeling, NoSQL, Speaking  //  1 Comment

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You can now download the recording from this past week on Modeling What Matters – Data Modeling Throughout, Beyond the Enterprise.  We had a great time chatting about the state of data modeling in a world of data sharing, standards, business alignment and NoSQL.

A wonderful set of panelists, too.

Registration is required, but you really should be registered on the Information Management website already.  Do it.

Also, at the end of the show I got a shout out for my presentation with Thomas LaRock (@sqlrockstar), Database Design Throwdown: The Blunder Games at ERWorld coming up in October.  You should go register now for that, too. 

A Standard Definition for The Cloud

Aug 11, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data  //  1 Comment

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You probably know that I’m a huge fan of standardization in helping us speak a common language – not just the same words, but the same meaning.  When I talk about Contentious Issues, one of the key points I make is that most debates among the data professional crowd is due to the fact that we don’t do a good job of defining our terms. This is a clear case of cobbler’s children having no shoes.

One of the primary organizations for managing standards is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  NIST has drafted a special publication on The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing.  It’s short — only 3 pages.  This paper outlines the essential characteristics of the Cloud:

On-demand self-service.

Broad network access.

Resource pooling.

Rapid elasticity.

Measured Service.

Now when someone uses "Cloud" to mean just the web, any application, or a websites, you can point them to the proper definition of the term.

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