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Jul 16, 2013   //   by Cary Landis   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Announcing @SecureChannels to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #IoT #InfoSec – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The bedrock of Secure Channels Technology is a uniquely modified and enhanced process based on superencipherment. Superencipherment is the process of encrypting an already encrypted message one or more times, either using the same or a different algorithm.

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[session] A @Chef in an @Azure Restaurant | @CloudExpo #CD #APM #DevOps – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work together. He will review and demonstrate the essentials of deploying a functional and realistic DevOps environment by managing Azure cloud services with Chef.

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[session] From Car to Hub | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static product into a dynamic hub, drawing from experience at Cisco Jasper working with the world’s top 23 automakers. He will discuss how enterprises can leverage IoT to cultivate meaningful customer relationships and lucrative business opportunities.

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Taming the Digital Dragon | @CloudExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
In their 2014 CIO Agenda report Gartner describe how ‘Taming the Digital Dragon‘ is key to Digital Transformation strategies, with the Hybrid Cloud Platform model as the enabling technology blueprint AND business model.
As their ‘We are here’ arrow describes Gartner propose we are at the transition point from a second to a third generation of IT, the shift from IT industrialization to Digitization, where the key skills of a CIO are business models and digital leadership, rather than just IT service management aka a shift from the CIO to the CDO – Chief Digital Officer.

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Configuration with #Jenkins | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousIntegration – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
As applications are promoted from the development environment to the CI or the QA environment and then into the production environment, it is very common for the configuration settings to be changed as the code is promoted. For example, the settings for the database connection pools are typically lower in development environment than the QA/Load Testing environment. The primary reason for the existence of the configuration setting differences is to enhance application performance. However, occasionally there are instances where the application code is mistakenly promoted into production without changing these settings. In such cases, such promotion of code can cause performance havoc in the production environment. This blog describes one such scenario.

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HTTPS Is Not Faster Than HTTP | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #DataCenter – Sat, 24 Sep 2016
Yes, Lori has been reading the Internet again. And what she’s been seeing makes baby Lori angry. It also makes this former test designer and technology editor cry. Really, I weep at both the excuses offered for such testing and the misleading headline.
I have read no less than two contrived comparisons of “HTTPS” and “HTTP” in the last two weeks purporting to demonstrate that secure HTTP is inarguably faster than its plaintext counterpart, HTTP.

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Hostway Delivers Hybrid Cloud Hosting | @CloudExpo @Hostway #Cloud #Azure #Monitoring – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Hostway is announcing its hybrid cloud service based on Azure – all backed by managed support for configuration and provisioning, monitoring resource utilization, virtual networks, backup, storage and much more. Now, organizations can choose the best technology infrastructure to run their business whether it’s public or private cloud or a combination.

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IoT Data Analytics | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #IIoT #BigData #Analytics – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
As IoT technologies attempt to live up to their promises to solve real-world problems and deliver consistent value for companies, there is still confusion among businesses on how to collect, store, and analyze a massive amount of IoT data generated from Internet-connected devices, both from industry and consumers, and unlock its value. Many businesses that are looking to collect and analyze IoT data are still unacquainted with the benefits and capabilities the IoT analytics technology offers, or struggle with how to analyze the data to continuously benefit their business in different ways such as cost reduction, improving product and services, safety and efficiency, and enhancing customer experience. Consequently, businesses still have the prospect of creating competitive advantage by mastering complex IoT technology and fully understanding the potential of IoT data analytics capabilities.

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Building Digital Capabilities | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #DigitalTransformation – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Most enterprises are struggling to innovate and are not investing enough into new technologies to counter disruptive measures. As a result, in a few years, their products are becoming irrelevant in the market. Examples of Blackberry, Nokia, Kodak, Blockbuster have been quoted numerous times. Technology has lowered the entry barrier to innovation, and new entrants can easily disrupt the entire business models in a matter of months. Geographical borders do not guarantee any competitive advantages anymore. Any breakthrough or new idea travels around the world in a matter of minutes.

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Lifeboat to Distribute AVG Business Managed Workplace | @CloudExpo @LifeboatVAD #SaaS #Cloud #Storage – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Lifeboat Distribution has expanded their distribution agreement with AVG Technologies allowing distribution into the North America, Latin America and Caribbean market place. AVG Technologies began their partnership with Lifeboat Distribution i n 2010.
“Lifeboat Distribution shares our commitment to maximizing opportunities for our channel ecosystem and at the same time, effectively meeting the security needs of today’s businesses,” said Fred Gerritse, General Manager, AVG Business. “As a leading, specialty distributor in security, the company brings a proven track record providing our AVG Business security portfolio. We are now taking our partnership to the next level to simplify onboarding and implementation of managed security services through expansion of our AVG Managed Workplace solution. We look forward to creating a win – win scenario for our channel partners and their business customers.”

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Microsoft Launches Project Bletchley Consortium Blockchain Technology – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Bletchley v1 slashes the time it takes to deploy a consortium Ethereum network, Microsoft claims.

Salesforce Reportedly Considering Buying Twitter – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
People want to know: How could a news-messaging cloud service augment the Salesforce core business of customer-relationship management?

What You’ll Find in Google’s Allo ‘Intelligent’ Messaging App – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Can intelligence built into a chatting app help improve the user experience? Google thinks so and hopes users of its new Allo app for Android and iOS will, too.

Fujitsu Makes GPUs More Efficient for Machine Learning, AI – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Fujitsu Labs’ new technology is designed to help neural networks scale and learn more quickly by streamlining GPU internal memory.

Oracle Is Bringing Its Public Cloud Into Data Centers – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Cloud@Customer uses the exact same software as is running in the Oracle public cloud. Oracle provides all the hardware, all the updates.

Red Hat Overhauls OpenShift Container Platform – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Red Hat announces the launch of OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 and backs the new OCID project to build a new container engine for Kubernetes.

Oracle Now Lays Claim as World’s One-Stop IT Shop – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
NEWS ANALYSIS: Oracle wants to become what IBM, the original Hewlett-Packard and Dell EMC once aspired to be: the true one-stop shop for all of your enterprise IT needs.

Cisco, Salesforce Partner on Cloud, IoT, Collaboration – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
The Salesforce alliance is another example of Cisco’s strategy to use partnerships with other top-tier vendors in its push into growing markets.

Microsoft Bringing Cloud Services to Germany Using Data Trustee Model – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Microsoft opens two new cloud data centers in Germany but is leaving the management of customer data to a local partner.

Users Can Now Search Google Drive Using Conversational Language – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Google gives users the ability to search for content on Google Drive just the same as they do with Google Search.

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Salesforce reportedly considers Twitter acquisition – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
It may seem like a strange move on the surface, but Twitter’s fire hose of information could enhance Salesforce’s Einstein efforts.

UPS tests drone delivery of urgent packages in the US – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
The delivery company is so far focusing its research on using drones to deliver urgent goods like medicine in hard-to-reach locations.

Facebook, while building ‘video first’ strategy, inflated video stats – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
For two years, Facebook overestimated how much time people spent watching videos on its site by as much as 60 percent to 80 percent.

Why Red Hat is misunderstood amid public cloud worries – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Folks need to realize that Red Hat’s take on the hybrid cloud is a bit different than many enterprise technology players. The difference shows up in strong growth for Red Hat.

Shanhai Capital snaps up semiconductor firm Analogix in $500 million deal – Fri, 23 Sep 2016
The firms hope the merger will result in accelerated growth and expansion into new markets.

Google launches Daydream VR SDK out of beta – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Google also started taking applications for its Daydream Access Program, which gives developers the opportunity to work with Google engineers on VR content.

Yahoo confirms data breach affecting 500 million accounts, claims state actor behind attack – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Yahoo confirmed a breach going back to 2014. A bevy of passwords and other information were stolen, but payment and bank information stayed safe.

LinkedIn unveils smarter messaging with bots – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Having trouble networking? LinkedIn’s new bots will help you start conversations, set up meetings.

Oracle wins more damages, injunction vs. Rimini Street – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Oracle wins another $46 million in attorney fees and costs against Rimini Street as damages near the $100 million mark.

LinkedIn rolls out LinkedIn Learning for individuals and soon for enterprise – Thu, 22 Sep 2016
The new product combines Microsoft’s resources with Lynda’s content and LinkedIn’s vast trove of professional and networking data.


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