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Say it with me... "Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor PaaS Performance." I'm sure you have heard the original 7 Ps before. My version is a little different as I have decided to focus on the performance of platform as a service (PaaS). Hopefully this saying will help you reme...
We know you, dear readers, have been tracking the megatrend of artificial intelligence. There are many issues in this trend that should inform your day-to-day decision-making (we examine AI issues as part of our CAMBRIC construct to help put the trend in the context of other major thru...
As every year begins, several experts and analyst firms like to make predictions. Let us try to make some observations in an area much talked about lately – Big Data. So here goes: Big Data quandary will continue as companies try to understand its value to business. Just dumping all k...
Although corporate giants realized the danger of cyber attacks and cyber crime in general, especially after attacks on Sony and Zappos, as well as the very sensitive data breach that struck Ashley Madison website, small businesses still don't do much for making their networks more secu...
As we inch our way closer to the New Year, we would like to take a moment and appreciate some of the technological advancements of 2015, as well as a few bold IIoT predictions for our connected-world enthusiasts. This medley of top news gives credit to our inventiveness, while highligh...
Many of the technologies we use in our personal and professional lives every day are changing at a very rapid pace. So, do you try to keep up and if so, how? Simple. You let go. Firms often hold on to out of date technology because of the switching costs, insecurity about the best tech...
So, you've brought customers into your store, the hard part is over, right? No! Now that they've arrived, your new goal is to entice them with your offering and chauffeur a path-to-purchase that presents correlating products to increase shopping cart size and satisfy their journey. Rec...
You may want to ask yourself if you really have a good understanding of where your customers are shopping. Digital marketers are known to cuddle up with Google Analytics as they crawl into bed at night just to explore these trends. Are you doing the same? Because as more of your custom...
The United States government houses a massive data set, and utilizing it in a transparent and ethical manner is vital to our economy, our environment and our overall well-being as a society. Distrust in the public sector is at an all-time high. At the same time that Americans share "...
As I mentioned before, SaaS is not just a software product, but also a service. In addition, due to the fact that the product is constantly enhanced and upgraded, it requires more active management than a traditional COTS product. I have found that SaaS implementations are most succes...
It's proven time and again how much API documentation matters to your developer experience-in fact, it kind of matters more than anything else as to whether your API is adopted or not. And certainly developer experience matters to your overall bottom line. After all, in the world of th...
I will be completely sympathetic and 100% understanding if you say that all you have heard about private Cloud is good until now and no matter what happens you will never see a disadvantage to it. I could not agree more. Private Cloud is excellent, a great framework but just like a vac...
While it feels like only yesterday that Best Buy’s website crashed during the madness of Black Friday, it’s actually been a very busy year. A lot has happened, and though it may not seem so, the worlds of eCommerce, mobile shopping, and omni-channel retail are quite advanced from where...
I was first introduced to SaaS (then ASP) in January 2000 when I joined Brassring, a rollup of 9 small companies in the Recruitment space, as its first CTO. Our flagship product, HireSystems, was the leading Applicant Tracking System delivered as a service to our large enterprise custo...
With billions of data points being generated every day, some companies don't know what to do with Big Data - and that's understandable. It's difficult to manage all of it, but it's impossible to ignore. This obvious opportunity leaves a large percentage of executives concerned that the...
Certain CIOs for incomprehensible reasons keep off their cloud transformation projects several key IT disciplines including Enterprise Architecture (EA), IT Service Management (ITSM) and most importantly Project Management. Do they consider them obsolete? useless? irrelevant? ITaaS St...
Raspberry Pi()has come up with a computer for $5. Well, even the other Raspberry PIs were not very expensive($20 ~$30). It also attests to the fact that IoT is catching on. It has become so cheap that some magazine (MagPi) gave it away to its readers bundled with the issue.
Cyber insurance is an important element for companies as it covers the damage and liability caused by a hack, which are usually excluded from traditional liability coverage. Stricter data privacy notification laws, government incentives, cloud adoption and the increase in high-profile...
Carii’s platform fills the communication gap between public social apps like Facebook and Twitter and internal, private apps like Microsoft Office and team collaboration tools. Currently businesses, educational institutions and healthcare organizations cobble together their communicati...
Being able to ensure a positive experience for your customers and end users is one of the hallmarks of any great company. Yet with all of the different internal and external online systems needed to do that, early detection and rapid response to performance issues becomes harder and mo...
Retail as we know it is about to change. Retail Systems Research conducted a study, The Internet of Things in Retail: Great Expectations, and found that 80% of respondents agreed: the Internet of Things will drastically change the way companies do business in the next three years. Huge...
I am not a data scientist or an expert in knowing how to build candlestick charts from historical stock prices. I am however a data enthusiast and it fascinates me when I hear people talk about Big Data, like they invented it. Sorry, no offense meant, but really how did we just jump to...
Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the most-rapidly growing segments in today's mobile space. There's a good reason for this. Smartphones and apps for smartphones have become mainstream and increasingly, businesses and investors are looking for fresh ways to create v...
Forward-thinking CEOs ensure that their organization has access to the latest digital business technologies. But in today’s global networked economy, that’s not enough. If you believe that digital transformation knowledge is power, then fully mastering the ability to apply your IT capa...
None of us like slow mobile applications or those that ask us stupid questions. Our time has value. Google reports 82% of smartphone owners research and compare prices in stores, and we don’t want to be standing in the aisle answering questions the mobile app and vendor should already ...
I have three words for everyone in software testing: prioritize, prioritize, and prioritize. You can't test every possible permutation of your software, especially so with APIs and IoT devices where you're placing much of the user experience in the hands of integrators to your core pro...
CodeBug is a cute, programmable and wearable device designed to introduce simple programming and electronic concepts to anyone, at any age. It is easy to program CodeBug using the online interface, which features colourful drag and drop blocks, an in-browser emulator and engaging commu...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cy...
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges; volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabi...
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema c...
BizSlate is a cloud-based, supply chain software solution that enables small- and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution businesses to compete more effectively, reduce operational costs, and gain greater visibility into their supply chains. Unlike most ERP and order management softwa...
Are you a winner? Are you someone who always gets what they want? Are you one of those people who do what they set their eyes on no matter what the circumstances? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are among the highly successful people in the world that have a prov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Luxoft Holding, Inc., a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sant...
Scott Guthrie's keynote presentation "Journey to the intelligent cloud" is a must view video. This is from AzureCon 2015, September 29, 2015 I have reproduced some screen shots in case you are unable to view this long video for one reason or another. One of the highlights is 3 data...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Logz.io has been named a "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Logz.io provides open-source software ELK turned into a log analy...