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Five Reasons for IT Leaders to Consider Data Virtualization It is no doubt that the latest and greatest technologies get your juices flowing. Researching the details, comparing the benchmarks, imagining the differences you could make within your organization if you could just put the right technology solutions in the right place. If only budgets and time were endless. If only you could start again from scratch. How different things would be. Insert screeching record and your return to reality. You are not only tasked with integrating legacy systems the business has relied on for years and numerous data sources scattered throughout the organization but now the expectation (and excitement) is to integrate Big Data. What the what? As you shake (or bang) your head in disbelief, stop for a moment and consider data virtualization. Data virtualization is the process of pr... (more)

2013 - 2016 : solutions stabilisées, usages innovants généralisés

  En informatique, les périodes de rupture de l’offre alternent avec des périodes de stabilisation et de généralisation des usages de ces outils, devenus plus faciles à déployer grâce à leur raisonnable maturité. En 2013, après une période de très fortes innovations, nous sommes entrés dans une période de « stabilisation de l’offre », et c’est une excellente nouvelle pour les entreprises ; elles vont pouvoir concentrer leur énergie sur le déploiement massif des innovations nées dans la période 2007 - 2012.   Rappel : les vagues précédentes : 1990 - 2000 et 2000 - 2007. Microsoft avait été le grand gagnant de la décennie 1990 - 2000 ; le PC Windows-Office est devenu le poste de travail de plus de 90 % des utilisateurs professionnels de l’informatique.  Les deux autres grandes innovations :  La vague ERP, emmenée par SAP, a tout submergé sur son passage. Linux, le ... (more)

How to Build RIAs with Apache Derby and Grizzly Comet

There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web, and that it can provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can mimic the functionality provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to be fully integrated: scalable, server-initiated message delivery and client-side storage. Comet Request processing is an advanced technique to enable real-time messaging from a Web server to one or more browsers, databases and services. This session will highlight how a 100% Java database system such as Apache Derby can play an important role in enabling "offline" and "real-time" rich Internet applications (RIAs) by extending a Grizzly Comet-enabled application such as the browser with secure and elegant storage capability. Mixing Comet Request Proc... (more)

IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development

By Bob Gourley Note: we have been tracking Cloudant in our special reporting on Analytical Tools,  Big Data Capabilities, and Cloud Computing. We learned about Cloudant from In-Q-Tel, a very forward thinking firm with a great track record for spotting visionary firms. – bg The following press release announces IBM’s intent to Acquire Cloudant: ARMONK, N.Y. – 24 Feb 2014: IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps.   Cloudant will extend IBM’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings by further helping clients take advantage of these key growth initiatives. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clients across a variety of industries, including gaming, fi... (more)

API Axes - Categorizing APIs By @Axway | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

This week there has been a great discussion between David Berlind of ProgrammableWeb and Kin Lane of APIEvangelist.com, on the topic of categorizing Public and Private APIs. David quotes my ProgrammableWeb piece on Uber and ESPN, which talks about different API strategies, public and private. He makes some great points on the fact that many APIs are not fully public. I thought I'd expand on it here: I believe there are two axes which can be considered: First of all, let's look at API Exposure. The two categories are: External : Able to be used outside the organization. Internal : Used only inside the organization Secondly, let's look at API Management. It may be one of three categories: Open: Anybody can use the API, anonymously with no controls Requires Registration: Has a public registration page ("API Developer Portal"), where developers can sign up for an API Key. D... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Resources

I have been a little bit stubborn on my concession that cloud computing is really going to be the wave of the future. Though lately I have been playing with a lot of cloud related technologies and am hooked. Spin up 10 (or 100) Linux servers in a minute from a web page with no real systems management skills and then you start seeing the power of cloud computing. As I try to get smarter on cloud computing I compiled the following list of resources that I have found helpful.  If you have a great cloud resource please feel free to let me know what I am missing on. Cloud and Virtualization Guides and Whitepapers Ars Technica Guide to Virtualization: Part I – From 2008 but still a decent primer on virtualizaton The Ars Technica Guide to I/O Virtualization – From February 2010 very nice thorough intro to I/O virutalizaiton A Guide to Getting Started with Cloud Computing... (more)

Quel troisième acteur sur le marché des OS mobiles, en 2015 ? Deuxième partie : les vainqueurs possibles

  Dans la première partie de cette analyse, j’ai présenté les forces en présence. Je vous propose maintenant d’analyser les attentes des principaux acteurs du marché des OS mobiles et les forces et faiblesses des cinq candidats à la troisième place. Les chiffres viennent de tomber et confirment, s’il en était besoin, la force du duopole I0S et Android, en particulier sur le marché américain ; en 2012, iOS + Android y détiennent plus de 95 % de part de marché. Je vous proposerai aussi, à la fin de ce billet, de donner votre point de vue en votant pour l’OS mobile qui, selon vous, obtiendra la médaille de bronze.   Marchés matures, marchés en développement Dans les pays développés, USA, Europe, Japon, Corée du Sud, les smartphones représentent déjà plus de 50 % des téléphones mobiles et ils vont arriver très vite à saturation, comme le montre ce graphique qui anno... (more)

New! Log in to @PagerDuty with Google | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

New! Log in to PagerDuty with Google By Julie Arsenault Google SSO now available in PagerDuty Last year, we launched Single Sign-On (SSO) to make it easier and more secure to manage your PagerDuty users. We’re excited to add Google Apps as an SSO partner alongside Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity, Active Directory, and more. Why Use SSO with PagerDuty? Revoke User Access. Using an SSO provider with PagerDuty makes it easy to revoke access from an employee who leaves your company. No more logging into PagerDuty and every other application your employee has access to, instead handle all their access centrally like you wanted. One-Click Corporate Log In. Can’t remember all of the passwords you use for each of the 468 tools you use? No problem. Let PagerDuty federate with your SSO provider and you’ll have one less password to remember. Add Users On Demand. With an SSO prov... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Nervepoint Access Manager Integrates Streamlined Identity Management

Tuesday 20 May, 2014 New Version Provides Streamlined Identity Management for an All-In-One Solution Nottingham, England (May 20th, 2014) - Nervepoint Technologies Limited a leading provider of enterprise password self service software today announced release of its latest version of Access Manager. Building on the success of its earlier 1.1 version this new release extends Nervepoint Technologies reach into the Identity Management arena offering a unique all-in-one Identity Management and Password Self Service solution that can be purchased as a hardware or virtual appliance. This new solution gives customers greater control over their network and user-base while still offering the most cost effective solution on the market. Highlights of the new Nervepoint Access Manager version 1.2 include: Account Provisioning: Speed up on-boarding by allowing end users to complete ... (more)

@ThingsExpo Stories
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
Here are the Top 20 Twitter Influencers of the month as determined by the Kcore algorithm, in a range of current topics of interest from #IoT to #DeepLearning. To run a real-time search of a given term in our website and see the current top influencers, click on the topic name. Among the top 20 IoT influencers, ThingsEXPO ranked #14 and CloudEXPO ranked #17.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and ...
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...