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A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director at Salesforce.com, will discuss business processes rip...
Static data structures have been at the heart of data processing tools since the dawn of computing, but they have always limited the flexibility of the organization leveraging the data. Recently, the rise of flexible formats like JSON have led to schemaless data as an attempt to increa...
Today, more than ever, end user experience is at the forefront of every CTO and CMO’s mind as more statistics show websites and applications are easily abandoned if users are not satisfied with their experience. But what makes a good experience? First we need to ask ourselves what is ...
Commvault is working with UbiStor to enable the former company's Simpana 10 software “to scale modern data protection solutions and deliver insights on operations for both its business and for customers,” according to the two companies. What does this mean? We asked a key person at ea...
“An agile approach to data is really a requirement of just about any application, but even more so with Big Data,” stated Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, in this exclusive Q&A with @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff. “What the enterprise needs is a data pla...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Distrix, a leading developer of software-defined WAN products enabling simple, secure and resilient networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New Yor...
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the worl...
Each major technology vendor sees the Internet of Things in a slightly different way. For IBM, the IoT is taking us down the path to the Smart Home, Smart Grid, and Smart Cities. The company promises that the IoT “by combining technology with societal interests...will change business m...
Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the cloud are spawning a wide spectrum of services that are revolutionizing the workplace for employers and employees. Instead of HR being just a cost center, cloud computing is affording HR the opportunity to add significant value to the bot...
“Most on-premise vendors recognize the need for a SaaS model with a self-service sales model,” observed Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo conference chairs Larry Carvalho and Vanessa Alvarez. “Companies are often having trouble m...
The challenge for many businesses is building an integrated eCommerce solution that delivers on all fronts – design, usability, customer experience, segmentation, and execution. In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Marie-Pascale Authie, a Solution Consultant at Infor, will explain how ...
Over the last months organizations' employees have embraced the BYOD practices, CIOs are concerned about security issues, lawyers have given their advice, and MDM vendors have taken their message to the companies. But while CIOs try to come up with the best solution to police this prac...
Is there no end to what mobile apps can do? Last week, several of us sat quietly on a weathered dock extended out and over a forested pond in the foothills of SW Washington. We watched the birds and other wildlife enjoying the spring sunshine. Suddenly we spotted an unidentified bir...
Adopting an Application Performance Management (APM) strategy will help you manage the quality of the Customer Experience. The challenge is that APM has evolved into a mosaic of monitoring tools, analytic engines, and event processors that provide many solutions to different problem se...
The MAS guidelines for Internet Banking and Technology Risk Management (TRM), issued in June 2013, identify security and risk management issues in a comprehensive manner, covering everything from identity assurance and access controls to accountability and audit. This white paper detai...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PEER 1 Hosting, the global web infrastructure and cloud hosting provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-...
I wish this book would have been around a few years ago. At the time I was trying to convince a manager for several months that the top-down command and control model no longer works. The evidence was not difficult to come up with, you just had to take a look at the last 4 to 6 project...
A recent global survey commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by Vanson Bourne illustrates how radically the role of IT is changing in today’s business -- and not always to the benefit of IT leaders and staffers. The survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders from large organizations in ...
Why bother promoting data into HDFS to run Hadoop analytics? Can't I just run Hadoop on the data in place? - after all, HDFS and object storage have the same underpinnings. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, chief marketing officer at Cloudian, will present a unique case...
Enterprise collaboration and document management are being transformed by new cloud and mobile requirements, deeply impacting one of the most broadly deployed collaboration platforms, Microsoft SharePoint. Delivering information as an actionable asset in a widely collaborative and inc...
A highlight of the upcoming Cloud Expo and co-located @thingsexpo will surely be a lunchtime keynote by Dr. Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager of Rational Software, IBM. Kristof (pictured below) will be one of five speakers from IBM during the three days of the event, being held Ju...
IBM is devoting increasing resources to the Internet of Things, and a nice chunk of that commitment will be visible during the upcoming @ThingsExpo, co-located with Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 10-12. There will, in fact, be five speakers from IBM on the program....
Whether they admit it or not, the emergence of public cloud providers has dramatically altered the playing field for hardware vendors of every type. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its competitors opened Pandora’s box by introducing the world to a completely programmatic, scalable, evolv...
Distrix, ein führender Entwickler von softwaredefinierten WAN-Produkten, die einfache, sichere und belastbare Netzwerke ermöglichen, gab heute die Änderung seines Namens von Spark Integration Technologies zu Distrix bekannt. Der neue Name spiegelt den Erfolg des Unternehmens beim Einsa...
When we think about what’s next, our frame of reference is almost universally anchored to what we are doing now. We look at how things are, and then we aim our sights forward. In some cases, we might make incremental moves ahead; in other cases, maybe we look for improvement by orders ...
In this Forrester report learn how the infrastructure/operations (I&O) role changes in a hybrid cloud world. How they accelerate the cloud application delivery life cycle to exceed the business expectations of cloud and which management capabilities must be mastered to take on the role...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a commu...
As infrastructure needs grow so does the need to be able to deal with it in a quick and cost-efficient manner. With Azure, you can spin up new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in minutes and adjust your usage as your needs change. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Drew McDa...
The time has come for humanity's first interstellar trek to Terranuvem, the cloud planet, and Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal has been chosen to ready a ship for the voyage. He must make the right architectural choices to transform the ship for the long journey and be prepared for the unk...
Data generation and storage is rapidly accelerating and is expected to grow 44x in the next few years .Strict regulations and compliance combined with the need to mine this data to gain competitive advantage make it mandatory for enterprises to store this data for longer periods of tim...
In a world of ever-accelerating business cycles and fast-changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their serv...
Mobile apps are becoming increasingly important in the enterprise. Traditional web apps cannot match the increased levels of engagement and retention achieved through a personalized and responsive experience on each user's favorite device. To build a cross-platform mobile app capable o...
SOASTA on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a technology and distribution partnership agreement with CA Technologies. The partnership will integrate SOASTA's Cloud based Web testing solution, CloudTest with CA Service Virtualization and CA LISA Test software suites. The soluti...
Normally in a document database such as CouchDB or BigCouch, data is queried using b-tree indexes built with map-reduce functions. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brad Bonn, Systems Engineer at Cloudant, will discuss how Cloudant has extended the platform to natively take advantag...
Risk-conscious enterprises across the globe have been reluctant to embrace the public cloud model. For many, compliance requirements are the source of the reluctance. For others, concerns about ceding control of their data to a cloud service provider, without the cloud service provider...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director of Product Management at MetraTech Corp, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only n...
IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone’s strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new ma...
Reduce networking costs! Increase cyber security! Deploy applications faster! Add connectivity to our new office now! We’re under attack now – drop everything and jump on it now! How does IT management keep up with these demands? On top of that challenge, the promises of the Internet o...
“We recommend that Ops people take a Dev person to lunch and vice versa,” said Matt Selheimer, SVP of Marketing at ITinvolve, in this exclusive Q&A with Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff. “It’s a great way to build bridges, foster collaboration, and better understand what is “upstream” ...
The Internet has been buzzing over the recent news of a federal proposal that creates the equivalent of “slow” and “fast” lanes online. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday, May 15, 3-2 in favor of a new proposal that enables the creation of Internet fast lanes...