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One of the frustrations cropping up on health social media sites is centered around the mechanism that caused their popularity at the outset, the message board. Perhaps health social networking sites can learn from online dating sites, Match and eHarmony, about linking mechanisms. They can also take a lesson from these websites regarding charging users. more>> ... (more)

Web 2.0 Is Dead and Web 3.0 Is Five Years Away

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali Do you remember our Y2K problem eight years ago? On January 1, 2000, all of a sudden, there was no Y2K problem. For many years every software company collectively made billions of dollars on Y2K projects. Y2K became an industry inside the software industry. I recall meeting a computer consultant who claimed to be fixing the Y2K problem on QuickBooks on a local PC used by a local mom and pop shop, a "hire a nurse" small business. Unfortunately Web 2.0 was not so lucky. Forget about the IBMs, Microsofts, Oracles of the industry for a moment that forayed into the Web 2.0 craze simply because of the buzz that started a couple of years ago. For the rest of the software vendors and the VC-based start-ups who bet their entire business on Web 2.0, the season is unfortunately over for now. The new game is played a little differently now in the... (more)

Big Data Enables Top User Experiences | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Big Data Enables Top User Experiences and Extreme Personalization for Intuit TurboTax The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study highlights how Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view of its TurboTax application's users’ behavior and preferences. Such visibility allows for rapid applications improvements and enables the TurboTax user experience to be tailored to a highly detailed degree. Here to share how analytics paves the way to better understanding of end-user needs and wants, we're joined by Joel Minton, Director of Data Science and Engineering for TurboTax at Intuit in San Diego. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Let’s start at a high-level, Joel, and understand what’s driving the need for greater analytics, greater understanding of your en... (more)

Personal Branding Checklist

This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is now that much more challenging since your competition is as good as, or better, than you. To paraphrase David Samuel, the bloke who got me into personal branding after I saw him speak a few years ago; he spoke about of why you need personal branding. His audience was a group from a large teleco... (more)

Blogging – Corporate America's "Big Wet Kiss To Web 2.0"

Jeremy Geelan's i-Technology Blog: Blogging – Corporate America's "Big Wet Kiss To Web 2.0" The 25,000+ people who were kind enough to read, and interact with, my 2005 essay "Are We Blogging Each Other to Death?" may not have seen it yet, but they will at some point, for sure. I refer to the report issued by Gartner that 200 million people already have given up blogging and that the total number of bloggers will peak during the first half of this year at around 100 million, causing John R. Patrick to ask rhetorically whether Spring 2007 truly is The Peak of Blogging? Patrick, ever the contrary indicator, contends that it isn't the peak of blogging at all: "Blogging," he exclaims, "is just beginning!" But it is the discussion which follows that interests me, because the significance of blogging is not the word 'blog' whether used as a verb or a noun, but its role... (more)

President & CTO of 3tera Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

The 3tera Blog Months ago, 3tera unveiled our Cloudware architecture. But rather than try to convince the world that there is only a single architecture that works and ours is it, we emphasized that Cloud architectures need to be open. Not only need they interoperate with all sorts of hardware and software as virtual appliances, they need to interoperate with other Clouds and Cloud components as well. Now, of course, the two undisputed leaders in virtualization, VMWare and Citrix/Xen, have both announced suites of products in support of Cloud Computing - vCloud and Citrix Cloud Center (C3), respectively. Undoubtedly, Microsoft and Red Hat and more will follow. The anticipation that drove our Cloudware architecture is proving spot on. There will be multiple global Clouds, they will not all be the same, and the ones that will get the brass rings will be the ones that ... (more)

Twitter, Linked In, Ning and Ulitzer: Easy Personal Branding Strategy

Social Media on Ulitzer I use all of these social media tools and although they haven't put me on my own island in the Caribbean yet, I'm very pleased with the combined results. 1. Twitter – It’s the fastest way to share that you have created something of value. As a bonus, Tweetdeck or CoTweet are good ways to manage your Twitter efforts and research. Huge audience with lots of active participants. There are a few shady characters on Twitter but just like being at Grand Central Station, you just step aside and keep moving. It doesn't mean you eschew the benefit. Micro-blogging is probably here to stay so it's a good idea to get up on good habits regardless of what future tools look like. 2. Linked In – It’s the professional network standard where people will find you. A terrific way to maintain knowledge of what former colleagues are doing now. You can also join gr... (more)

President of Novell Canada to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), by Ross Chevalier, President of Novell Canada and also CTO for Novell Americas. Register Today and Save ! View Full Conference Schedule Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo Attendees will take away from Chevalier's GovIT Expo session key tips for designing a next-generation collaboration deployment model that connects both government employees and citizens to tools in the cloud that enable the necessary interactions that promote progress and productivity in today's government environment. 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on Octo... (more)

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) and Floods Hit the Philippines

I was lucky that Typhoon Ondoy did not affect my apartment. We are out in Pampanga two hours from Manila but we did not have a flood in my little neighborhood. But so many people died in this typhoon, and now the world knows what can happen in the Philippines. We get more than 20 typhoons each year and they cause many problems. Typhoon Feria back there in June damaged many houses in Samar Province where I am from. I was visiting then and it was very scary. You know we don't have a radio there or any way to know when a typhoon is coming. We just hope for the best and we know that no one will help us. Two other typhoons in August and September gave us rain for more than one week. A lot of floods and some people died then, too. But I think that nobody outside of the Philippines knows about these things unless they are very, very bad. As I said, my family and friends ... (more)

CDNs Impact Value Chain for Big Data and Media Content Delivery

London, 21 September 2012 - Increasing expectations from end-users for the management of big data and premium services such as IP-based video-on-demand, live streaming and HD broadcast, are changing the way media content and data are delivered. The escalating demand from consumers is driving the need for CDNs, to help content providers manage this need with a more direct, reliable route. As CDNs play a prominent role in the way the content delivery ecosystem is evolving, key players in the space including market leaders Akamai, as well as EdgeCast and Amazon, will speak at this year's CDN World Summit. It is estimated that CDN networks already deliver over 40% of the world's Internet traffic, with this figure fast approaching 90% on some networks during peak times. Increasingly, major service providers are investing in CDN infrastructure to reduce traffic volumes a... (more)

Choosing an Internet, Digital Interactive Marketing Services Partner - Interviews and RFP/RFIs

How to evaluate your digital, interactive marketing partner, for local and regional businesses - particularly in the Washington DC and Northern Virginia marketing and advertising area. We'll put it out there – as you evaluate prospective partners like KME Internet Marketing to help with web marketing initiatives, gaining exposure for your business and driving new sales from the Internet, this is exactly what you should seek. Research and ask about ALL of these skills and expertise domains, either directly, or as part of your Solicitation or Request for Proposal/Information (RFP/RFI): 1.    Is the firm accessible, with local, hands-on, in-person availability of subject matter experts?  Professional, personal service and communications are critical. 2.    Who exactly will you be working with; are these professionals accessible?  The firm's website should include leaders... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make DevOps easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. Integration with the Docker platform, CoreOS Linux distribution, and Kubernetes container management system brings more scalability and flexibility to Apache Stratos PaaS. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Lakmal Warusawithana, Director of Cloud Architecture at WSO2 Inc., will discuss installing and deploying sample applications using Docker, CoreOS and Kubernetes, and walkthrough how it can be extended to support new application containers. He will also demonstrate app deployment, provisioning, auto...
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
DevOps is a world surrounded by information, starting from a single commit and ending in roll out to production. In this talk, I'll introduce you to the world of Taboola DevOps data collection, to better understand what goes on under the hood. The system we've developed in-house helps us collect and analyse the entire DevOps process from the very first commit all the way to production. It provides us a full clear view with a drill-down toolset that helps keep us away from the dark side. Our KPI's moved from being abstracted ideas to data driven goals, which we can measure and act upon. We're living in a data driven world when all business components are based on our clients action and reaction, why not doing the same thing within our DevOps eco-system?
As the fourth industrial revolution continues to march forward, key questions remain related to the protection of software, cloud, AI, and automation intellectual property. Recent developments in Supreme Court and lower court case law will be reviewed to explain the intricacies of what inventions are eligible for patent protection, how copyright law may be used to protect application programming interfaces (APIs), and the extent to which trademark and trade secret law may have expanded relevance to the cloud.