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Three unemployed technology marketers are sitting around the ping-pong table in their garage in the year 2008, depressed and trying to come up with a new idea to re-boot their careers. One of them says to the group “I’ve got it!”  The others perk up and direct their attention to the proverbial light bulb over his head.  “I hear that there are several new technology startups who are developing the next big thing in Internet software, but they have no idea what to call it.”  The others nod their heads in active agreement.  “We can offer to promote their companies if we just come up with a name for what they are doing, and I’ve got the best idea already.  Nobody’s ever thought of it.”  Ripe with anticipation, the other two marketers clamor for him to spit it out.  With a grandiose vigor, he stands up and proclaims... (more)

I’m Not Scared of DevOps | @KubeSUMMIT #DevOps #Serverless #APM #Docker #DataCenter #Monitoring #Kubernetes

DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real pu... (more)

Opinion: Is This the #Jan25 Uprising?

First came Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution" and now we have the "#Jan25 Uprising" - the world's first revolution named for a Twitter hash tag. Calling it the "Twitter Revolution" misses the beauty of the hash tag itself, and besides what would one then call the upcoming social unrest in other Arab States? So-called "hashtag dates" are already being planned for the Arab world: Sudan #Jan30, Yemen #Feb3, Syria #Feb5, Algeria #Feb12 and Bahrain #Feb14. Photo by Arabist, via TwitPic I am not the only one who argues that "Twitter Revolution" is not the right term. Ulyses Mejias has written vehemently that "...[I]t is [absurd] to refer to events in Iran, Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere as the Twitter Revolution, the Facebook Revolution, and so on." And he is right. Let me quickly just give the floor to Mejias, since he in turn is generous enough to note that things can sometime... (more)

How to Deliver Rich Web Apps Accessible from Any Web-Enabled Device

"As end-user demands and requirements have evolved, extending the performance and scalability benefits of our Ultra Messaging software to audiences accessing applications on any Web-enabled device has been a priority for many customers in the financial services arena" said Mike Pickett, VP of Product Marketing for Ultra Messaging at Informatica, as it was announced jointly by Informatics and Kaazing that Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology will henceforth be integrated into Informatica's Ultra Messaging product line to enable the seamless, reliable and secure delivery of real-time information to any Web-enabled device. "Ensuring that information is delivered in real-time between a client and a browser," Pickett continued, "Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology gives Informatics the power to do just that, allowing customers to reach new audiences and expand thei... (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)

iPhone vs. Windows Smartphone

Which one is "better" - the iPhone or the Windows Smartphone? That's the question that many gadget-loving road warriors and cell-phone geeks are asking these days... Here is my personal take: I've been a big proponent of smartphone technology for a long time, and have been chasing the "perfect smartphone" for a while. Specifically, I've been hooked on using Windows Smartphone devices, because of the seamless integration with Outlook and the resulting automatic synchronization of all my contacts, calendar entries, tasks, notes, and e-mail over the air. And my favorite Smartphone so far was the Cingular/AT&T 8525. To meet a new business partner on the road, enter their contact details into the smartphone, and find the same person automatically in Outlook when you get back to the office is simply great - same goes for calendar entries. So when my wife wanted a new iPhone... (more)

AJAX & Rich Internet Applications Take Center Stage This Month in NYC

Adobe Air, AJAX and AJAX Push, BlazeDS, Browser Issues, Cloud Computing, Comet, Developer Productivity, DotNetNuke, EC2, Enterprise RIA, Flex, HTML5, IE8, Information Dashboards, iPhone Development, JavaScript 2, Java Servlet 3.0, Mashups, Real-Time Web, Rich Clients, Silverlight, Thin Clients , UX, VOIP, Web Platforms - a round-up of the Themes & Topics due to be discussed at the 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, being held June 22-23 June, 2009 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The overall Conference theme is "Driving Profitability Through the User Experience" and the event is co-located with the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo and with iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East. Register Today and Save ! Sponsor or Exhibit at the 7th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Adobe AIR - Flex and Java expert Yakov Fain will be giving a ses... (more)

The Social Web: The Game Has Shifted

Marketers historically have paid close attention to site traffic, time on site and page view metrics. Success on today's Internet, the social web, is not guaranteed by any of these numbers. The game has shifted, and most savvy marketers are waking up to the fact that new key performance indicators are more relevant: Quality of site traffic takes precedence over quantity of site traffic Interactions on your site are far more important than just time on site Sharing content from your site leads to effective word of mouth marketing, unlike passive page views The critical foundation underlying these new success metrics is knowledge of your users. Create a Compelling Reason to Register - The "Give to Get" Paradigm This give-to-get scenario is a catalyst that prompts and ensures successful user registration because the user perceives the benefits of membership to be wort... (more)

Apica joins partners in the cloud to improve application performance

If you’ve been paying attention to our press releases for the past few months, you’ve no doubt seen that we’ve been partnering with some of the leaders in web, mobile, and cloud services. We’re thrilled to bring our performance monitoring and load testing tools to a growing number of cloud and application environments to improve the end-user experience. So in the spirit of camaraderie, we’d like to take a moment to welcome some of the newest members of the Apica ecosystem. HP Cloud. Just this morning, Apica joined in the HP Cloud partner ecosystem, providing HP Cloud Services customers with the ability to optimize web and mobile applications launched in the HP public cloud. Apica helps professionals basing their company’s infrastructure in the HP public cloud with the ability to analyze end-user behavior and identify the root cause of performance issues, drastically... (more)

Book Review: Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual

In the past I have had Photoshop loaded on my computer, but I rarely used it unless it was to use the autocorrection features. Each year I have a ton of vacation pictures to clean up every year and since I am a programmer I have the occasional need to create graphics. 85% of the time I used a less complex tool like Paint.net. I' say for the past 2 to 3 years my wife has started making photo albums using online services. She now has the need to do more with the photos than we have in the past. We have been using one software to clean up the images, and then using one of the online services to create the photo books. She also has started making custom cards. Photoshop Elements looked like it may handle all three needs. I have seen Photoshop Elements in the past, but never really took the time to learn about it. I got this book to see if it can handle our needs before I ... (more)

Scroll Tablet Portfolio Receives Exciting Upgrades

Storage Options launches Scroll Extreme II, Scroll Excel II and Scroll Essential II UK-based technology manufacturer, Storage Options, has announced a number of exciting upgrades and improvements to three of its most popular tablets from the award-winning Scroll portfolio. The Scroll Excel II has been significantly improved with Bluetooth and selected 3G connectivity being added to the new device. The 7" tablet has also had its on-board memory doubled from 4GB to 8GB and boasts a highly versatile multi-touch screen and a smooth 3D output to compatible TV or monitors via a mini HDMI cable. The Scroll Extreme II has also been boosted with Bluetooth connectivity enabling hassle-free file transfers and access to a wider range of tablet accessories such as wireless keyboards. It features a 9.7" capacitive multi-touch IPS screen and comes with an Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 ... (more)

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The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected path for IoT innovators to scale globally, and the smartest path to cross-device synergy in an instrumented, connected world.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.