MODERNIZATION PROGRAM: DoD Portfolio Managers Critical of Business Enterprise Architecture. DOD’s business enterprise architecture and process reengineering efforts are not fully achieving the intended outcomes described in statute, GAO has said after interviewing 24 military department portfolio managers and interviewing other officials. Read more

MySQL ALTERNATIVE: What’s Available And What’s Missing In Amazon Aurora. Amazon is targeting AWS customers running large database workloads to drive the adoption of Amazon Aurora, which became generally available on July 28, 2015. At the database’s launch in November 2014, Andy Jassy, Senior VP, AWS claimed that Amazon Aurora was at least as available, durable, and fault tolerant as the enterprise editions of the proprietary commercial database engines and high-end SANs available at a 10th of the cost. Read more

ENTERPRISE MOBILITY: Is It A Promise Unfulfilled? Despite the ascent of mobile devices in the workplace, fewer than 25% of companies have built or bought a mobile app beyond PIM apps. Despite the high demand from employees to access corporate systems from mobile endpoints, enterprises are woefully unable to deliver the “consumer-like” user experiences their employees expect. Read more [SDTIMES.COM]

RED HAT SURVEY: Enterprise Mobility Hiring Demand Favors Developers. Time to update those resumes. Mobile developers looking to land a new job have chosen their career path wisely, suggests a new study from Red Hat. As a result, half of all companies will be hiring mobile-savvy IT workers this year — and developers have an edge. Read more


BIMODAL IT: Migrating to New Technology While Maintaining Old IT. Federal agencies hold on to IT systems like few other organizations. The research firm IDC estimates that more than 75 percent of all federal technology spending goes toward maintaining legacy systems, but the reasons why can be complex and unavoidable. Read more

LESSONS FROM A PRO: What Golf Teaches Us About Evaluating Legacy Systems. A decade ago, a 72-hole score of 10 under par could win the PGA championship. Today, it’s a new game, where 20 under par clinches the trophy. As in golf, the right software and information technologies – when used strategically by skilled pros – can make a business more competitive. Read more

RISKY BUSINESS: Trusting Sensitive Customer Identity Data To Legacy Systems. As the amount of data generated by always-connected consumers continues to increase, IT departments are scrambling to deploy technologies that are able to put said data to use. Understanding how to safely use this data with established business systems is a major challenge. Read more

OPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS: Server-Side Flash Storage Systems Can Reduce Latency. Before the widespread adoption of SSDs, the hard disk limited storage I/O performance. Today, many SSDs can handle a greater number of IOPS than what the controller can accommodate. Hence, the disk controller has become the limiting factor.
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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – September 30, 2015

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