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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Book Review: The Big Switch by Nicholas Carr

Steve Caughey's Blog ‘The Big Switch’ elaborates on Carr’s earlier comparison of the Electricity Generating industry, at the start of the last century, and today’s Computing industry. He argues that such a move, with its massive economies of scale, was an economic necessity at the time and that today’s technological advances, combined with the same economic forces, will drive us inevitably towards a 'Computing Utility.' In this book, Nicholas Carr (pictured) continues with a theory that he first outlined in his controversial 2003 article, ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’ (later expanded and published as his first book, ‘Does IT Matter?’) But it’s also a critique of the ‘Brave New World’ of the Web as heralded by the pioneers of the internet, the dotcom boomers and more lately by the Web 2.0 fan clubs. ‘Does IT Matter?’ Well, the answer reiterated in ‘The Big Switch’, is yes it ... (more)

Bsquare Named “Bronze Sponsor” of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare Corporation, a leading enabler of smart connected systems, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Bsquare is a global leader of embedded software solutions.  We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.  We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com. Enterprise IoT: “From Data to Dollars – A Results-Driven Approach to Internet of Things” Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the “I... (more)

Google To Debut IoT Beacon at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

First 100 Attendees at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley "Breakout Session & BoF" Will Receive a Prototype (November 4-6, Santa Clara Convention Center, California) The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson (pictured below) leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web Scott will report on the state of this research in a sessioin and BOF called "The Physical Web" on November 4 at Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. "The physical Web uses Bluetooth low energy beacons to broadcast an URL wirelessly using an open protocol. Nearby devices can find all URLs in the room, rank them and let the user pick one from a list," according to Scott. Each device is, in effect, a gateway to a web page. This  unlocks entirely ... (more)

Nutanix' @DevOpsSummit Keynote | @Nutanix #SDN #AI #DX #DevOps #Serverless

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures. Speaker Bio Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in tec... (more)

Major Newspapers Syndicate First Blog Content Via BlogBurst Built on Web 2.0 Technology

Pluck Corporation, a social media technology pioneer, has announced that several major newspapers, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express-News and the Austin American-Statesman, began syndicating and displaying high-quality blog content from the BlogBurst syndication network on their web sites. BlogBurst, the industry's first blog syndication service linking new and traditional media with a blog-powered newswire service, now includes more than 1,000 activated and available blog sources. Pluck helps its customers leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0. "Our readers enjoy the new perspectives that blogs can bring to local information and hot topics such as travel, health & fitness, technology & gadgets, and food & entertainment," said Peter Negulescu, vice president of Digital M... (more)

The Latest World Wide Web Sub-Species: "Domainers"

Pizza.com sold recently for $2.6M, and vodka.com for $3M. Domain names are now a global business. The explosive growth in online advertising (in the first half of 2007 alone, advertisers in the US spent more than $10 billion) has seen Internet entrepreneurs earn millions of dollars by buying, selling, developing and monetizing web addresses, or "domain names". There are now over 1,000 so-called "domainers" (as domain owners refer to themselves), as many as 100 million registered domains, and a thriving aftermarket for domain names, with reported sales exceeding US$700M in 2007. At a recent conference aimed at domainers, Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes, Inc and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine was enthusiastic about the industry: "Internet traffic and domains are the prime real estate of the 21st century. This market has matured, and individuals, brands, investors and orga... (more)

Announcing a $50K Venture Fund With Microsoft

This is a little premature, but the deal is done. Following the core tenets that I believe this venture fund should operate, I’m "un-announcing" a $50K fund with Microsoft here in a web 2.0 way. The official PR/press will follow in the next month or so, pending the clearance of a few regulatory [...] ... (more)

Google Chrome and Business Intelligence in the Cloud

What will Business Intelligence be like in the future? "BI in the Cloud" architecture is only going to be feasible when most of your source data lives in the cloud already, possibly in something something like SQL Server Data Services or Amazon Simple DB or Google BigTable; or possibly in a hosted app like Salesforce.com. The big news last week was of course Google's announcement of Chrome. And as several of the more informed bloggers noted (eg Nick Carr, Tim McCoy), the point of Chrome is to be not so much a browser as a platform for online applications, leading to a world where there is no obvious distinction between online and offline applications. When I think about applications I think about Business Intelligence applications, and of course thinking about online BI applications and Google I thought of Panorama - which incidentally this week released the latest ... (more)

Web 2.0 : La marginalisation, définitive, de Windows sur les PC

Google frappe fort, une fois de plus ! Native Client est une annonce majeure, qui va, à moyen terme, confirmer la pertinence des choix de solutions Web 2.0 faits par les entreprises innovantes. Les accros du poste client obèse, gentiment appelé client lourd, regardaient avec dédain les partisans des CWR, Client Web Riche, utilisés pour accéder aux applications Web 2.0 depuis un navigateur moderne. Ils reprochaient à ces solutions leur incapacité à gérer “efficacement” des applications “sérieuses”, qui consommaient beaucoup de puissance de calcul. C’était, parfois, vrai aujourd’hui ; ce ne le sera plus, demain ! Native Client : les principes Google utilise NaCl comme abréviation de Native Client. Le fait que ce soit le symbole chimique du Clorure de Sodium, plus connu sous le nom de ...sel, n’est probablement pas un hasard, mais il faudra leur demander pourquoi !  - ... (more)

Only The Beginning

On Friday the FriendFeed founders Bret Taylor and Paul Buchheit debuted a radical redesign of the product for about 15 journalists, technologists, and Robert Scoble. We were asked not to discuss the details until Monday morning. I've been playing with the beta for the last few hours and have already come to several conclusions about what this means for the social media community and by extension enterprise computing. First, the disruption occurring around the realtime universal message bus invented by Twitter has now spread much more widely than commonly anticipated. Twitter's breakout in the mainstream media hints at the speed with which this technology is moving, as does Dave WIner's fascination with harnessing Twitter while at the same time questioning the validity of a single commercial company's dominance of the space. Some analysts have suggested that Twitter ... (more)

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The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science, marketing innovation and future tech.
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed how this same philosophy can be applied to highly scaled applications, and can dramatically increase your resilience to failure.