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"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of  hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York will be held November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of F... (more)

Apple iPhone Was Most Talked About Brand in 2008

According to new research from the social media services provider Virtue, the Apple iPhone was the most talked about brand across social media sites in 2008. Apple itself and its iPod also made the list of the top ten most talked about brands. The BlackBerry came only 20th. The first twenty on the list were as follows: 1.    iPhone 2.    CNN 3.    Apple 4.    Disney 5.    Xbox 6.    Starbucks 7.    iPod 8.    MTV 9.    Sony 10.   Dell 11.   Microsoft 12.   Ford 13.   Nintendo 14.   Target 15.   PlayStation 16.   Mac 17.   Turner 18.   Hewlett-Packard 19.   Fox News 20.   BlackBerry iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) has announced Ian Thain as the Tech Chair of the Conference. In a Letter from the Tech Chair at the conference Website, Thain writes: "With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In ... (more)

Cloud Expo Takeaways: Cloud Policy and Governance is the Missing Link

With 9th Cloud Expo at Silicon Valley's Santa Clara Convention Center now finished, Cloud Computing Journal asked a variety of industry stakeholders what their Top Three takeaways were from the event, now that the many thousands of delegates are back at their desks and their companies, leveraging the knowledge and the insights that they gained through the extensive technical/strategic program and the huge number of booths on the Expo floor. View the Photo Album from 9th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley SUBMIT TODAY your proposal for a technical or strategy session to 10th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo 2012 New York (June 11-14, 2012) Here are the Top Three according to Dave Roberts - Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at ServiceMesh. Takeaway #1: Private PaaS is the NEXT HOT THING While IaaS provides a great, generic substrate on which to create applicati... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: What Are the Drivers of Social Software's Success?

Have you subscribed yet to Dion Hinchcliffe's "Web 2.0 Blog"? Just in case you haven’t, let me say that it's a weblog very much worth while subscribing to. In a recent post for example Dion writes that it's time we start understanding the “exact underlying reasons why [social software] is so compelling” if we would want to apply it to the business world. Check out the graphic he has shared because it will certainly help understand a thing or two. At the end of his piece, Dion asked an open question: “Do you think network effects will make social software more powerful than any other form of software?“ I thought I would venture to give my own take in trying to help find a good answer to his great question. The short answer is: Yes, I very much think so - I think that the network effect will cause social software to eventually take over mos... (more)

AJAX World Expo to Take Place Monday Through Wednesday in San Jose, CA

View Full Conference Schedule Here On Monday October 20 in San Jose, California, the top Rich Internet Applications event of the Fall opens its doors: the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, with top industry keynotes from Microsoft's Silverlight supremo Scott Guthrie and Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, headlining a lineup of speakers that includes some of the finest front end engineers, UI experts, user experience specialists, and software industry innovators anywhere in the world. There will be a Full Expo Floor for two of the event's three days Delegates to the 6th International AJAXWorld will be able to join Guthrie as he discusses how Microsoft is contributing to help move the Web forward via a commitment to standards development and Rich Internet Applications - and learn from him how Silverlight, AJAX and media all enable a whole n... (more)

rPath Founder & CSO Speaking Next Week at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo November 19-21 in Silicon Valley

Billy Marshall's Open Source Blog The problem with the notion of “Windows for EC2” is that it perpetuates the broken, legacy model of tying your application to the infrastructure upon which it runs. In the legacy model, applications became artificially tied to the physical server upon which they ran, and server utilization was low because it is very difficult to run multiple applications on a single instance of a general purpose operating system. The reason it is difficult to run multiple applications on a single instance of a general purpose operating system is because each application has unique needs which conflict or compete with the unique needs of other applications. Virtualization technology, such as that provided by VMware or Citrix with XenServer, breaks the bond of the application to a physical server by placing a layer of software, called a hypervisor, on t... (more)

Cloud Computing Journal Book Review

Doug Holland's Blog Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online by Michael Miller is an excellent introduction to this phenomenon within the software industry. Written using a style that takes the reader on a gentle journey through a "brief history of computing," explaining where we have been and why we'll be living and working in the clouds in our future, the book is an excellent introduction. The book is not a deep technical book on cloud-based architectures and how to implement those architectures using .NET or J2EE technologies, if you're looking for that then I would still recommend reading this book and then finding a more technical treatise somewhere else. Every few years there seems to be a new buzz word within our industry, or more accurately, a myriad of new buzz words. As a software architect the buzz over th... (more)

JustSystems Feed: Free the Data: eGov and Open Standards

When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public federal information. The idea is to enable the data to be accessed by developers whose applications will open up federal data to the sunlight of millions of citizens by encouraging them to scrutinize how the Recovery Act’s dollars will be spent. As chief technology officer for the District of Columbia, Kundra raised the bar by making government data more readily accessible to its residents, leveraging pre-existing Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook and YouTube. Federal agencies are now banding together to plan for how they are going to provide this information in an open, standard... (more)

Unisys & Cloud Computing: Breaking Through Barriers to Adoption

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) yesterday moved to overcome CIOs’ concerns about security of data in the cloud, cited by organizations and industry analysts as the top impediment to adopting cloud computing for business needs. Unisys unveiled an innovative cloud computing strategy and solutions portfolio for organizations to move enterprise application workloads securely to tailored cloud environments with greater confidence in maintaining the integrity of critical information. "I believe that cloud computing will revolutionize the way enterprises obtain business and IT services and change the kind of payback they get from their IT investments," said Rich Marcello, president, Unisys Systems and Technology (pictured below), adding: "Our clients tell us that they see great value in moving enterprise applications and data to the cloud. However, they have lacked the c... (more)

Lights. Camera. Converse!

Even if you’re the hottest, most outgoing guy in the world who sweats charm and has one of those perfect laughs that both men and women are ok with, making conversation does not just happen. It may seem so when you’re sitting with friends or family because you know them and have things in common so topics are readily at hand. Or perhaps you don’t spend much time with family because conversation feels awkward because you don’t have things in common. The same is often the case in a business situation. It may turn out you have things personally in common with a business contact, but when you’re meeting for the first time you won’t know this off the bat. Or if your addressing a large audience you don’t have the opportunity to address everyone on an individual level. As a child you learned, through family interactions and school situations, how to behave and what you wer... (more)

Cisco Reaches for Stars Through Open IaaS Cloud

Cisco is in the news about its announcement at CES in Las Vegas to produce a combined TV/Web set-top box. Maybe it could use Java to make it work; has anyone thought of this? Also, it was nice touch to see the announcement made at a "closed press conference," in the company's words. I'm sure the Chinese government would approve. Ironically, the real news involving Cisco has to do with openness, with the company's ongoing efforts to integrate OpenStack into its IaaS Cloud Computing vision. Company management says it believes the open-source software is driving a lot of what's happening in Cloud. OpenStack is among the more prominent efforts; launched by Rackspace and NASA (at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley) under the Apache 2.0 license, it now counts 40 technology vendors among its global community members. OpenStack was announced in July 2010, and issue... (more)

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Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives.
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like "How is my application doing" but no idea how to get a proper answer.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed by some of the world's largest financial institutions. The company develops and applies innovative machine-learning technologies to big data to predict financial, economic, and world events. The team is a group of passionate technologists, mathematicians, data scientists and programmers in Silicon Valley with over 100 patents to their names. Big Data Federation was incorporated in 2015 and is ...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.