[session] Big Data in IoT | @ThingsExpo @Ocean9inc #IoT #M2M #AI #BigData – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company’s business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not apply either.
[session] Wizard of IoT | @ThingsExpo @GridConnect #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work together, and will look at each standard in detail, highlighting strengths and weaknesses. He will also look at whether standards can co-exist, and what it would take to make this happen.
Time for the Tail to Stop Wagging the Dog | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and application platforms. In many of these cases the decision has not worked in favor of the business with regard to agility and costs.
ITSM Analytics | @CloudExpo @Zoho #BigData #IoT #ITSM #BI #AI #Analytics – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly important to an organization’s IT strategy, and companies are seeking new ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes. This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs. However, due to overwhelmingly large amounts of data, users find it challenging to manually access, track and analyze critical help desk information quickly. Using advanced IT analytics, managers can identify blind spots and hidden gaps in their ITSM process as well as make accurate decisions by monitoring key metrics.
[slides] #WebRTC for the #IoT | @CloudExpo @MontesLu #M2M #RTC #Telecom – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC’s PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
@Addteq’s #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @Atlassian #SDN #Docker – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
“We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer custom solutions for different organizations,” stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Announcing @LinuxAcademyCOM to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #SDN #AI #Linux – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology to the tens of thousands of students that learn at the Linux Academy.
Automating Security #Compliance on #AWS | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #AI – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forrester’s analysis shows that enterprises need automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs.
Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, Raxak Protect automates security for any workload running on traditional IT, private clouds, and public clouds. A line of business user with no security experience can now provision a VM on Amazon Web Services with a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) defined security profile (e.g., PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC, FISMA).
[slides] Accelerating #DevOps with @Actifio | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Docker – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies – speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating the organization can lead to inconsistent masking and exposure of sensitive data.
But some organizations are adopting a new method of data management for DevOps that is delivering transformational business outcomes in faster time to market, lower costs, and great control.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Brian Reagan, Managing Director of Blackthorne Consulting Group, an Actifio company, reviewed the core concepts of using data virtualization to power DevOps, including Central Administration by Operations, Self-Service for developers and testers, and Automating Data Masking for enhanced control of sensitive information.
He shared real life case studies and provided a practical perspective on the benefits and considerations for these projects.
[slides] The Speed of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @MHExcalibur @Spirent #CD – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is relevant to small scale DevOps, and if there is an expectation of growth as the number of build targets, test topologies and delivery topologies that need to be orchestrated rapidly grow.
LinkedIn Integrating Mobile App Look to Desktop Experience – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, will soon roll out a new look and feel for its web application that’s similar to its mobile application interface.
Nerdio Adds WinServer 2016, Win10 to Its Streaming IT – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Users now can get immediate access to the latest version of the Windows server and desktop for virtualization at no extra cost.
Google Refresher For Optimizing Sites For Web Crawling Posed on Blog – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Many different factors can affect the how efficiently Googlebot crawls a site and how well a website is indexed, Google says.
Intel’s Cloud-Friendly Clear Linux Optimized for Microsoft Azure – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Microsoft has has added Clear Linux, Intel’s lightweight distribution of Linux that is optimized to run on Intel processors, to the Azure Marketplace.
Google Makes Audit Logging Easier Across Cloud Stack – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
With new capabilities in Google’s Cloud Audit Logging technology, organizations will now be able to track administrator and data access activity across a majority of the company’s cloud services.
Oracle Acquires Apiary to Build Its Own API Division – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Apiary spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing and documentation, but also supports API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards.
10 Reasons to Use Microservices to Modernize Enterprise App Portfolios – Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Microservices will be an important tool that enterprises use to modernize their application portfolios.
Red Hat Adds Dynamic Storage Capabilities in OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 – Wed, 18 Jan 2017
New release of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone and adds an enhanced dashboard.
Azure Automation Services Reach UK, West Center U.S. Customers – Tue, 17 Jan 2017
With wider Azure Automation availability, more customers can now automate their cloud and IT workloads and Azure SQL databases get a performance boost.
Google Shows Use of Numerous Controls to Protect Data in the Cloud – Tue, 17 Jan 2017
A new Google whitepaper may be designed to reassure customers about the company’s multiple layers of cloud security.
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Apple files $1B suit against Qualcomm – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
The Cupertino company says Qualcomm withheld payments it owed as a means of retaliation for Apple’s cooperation with South Korean investigators.
Samsung to cite battery size, manufacturing problems for Note 7 issues: Report – Fri, 20 Jan 2017
The South Korean company will blame multiple problems from different battery manufacturers for the Note 7 explosions, the Wall Street Journal reports.
IBM beats Q4 estimates, quarterly revenue down 1.3 percent – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Big Blue’s cloud business was once again the star growth category, with revenue climbing 35 percent to $13.7 billion for full-year 2016.
Atlassian’s customer roster swells, delivers solid Q2 – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
For fiscal 2017, Atlassian projected revenue between $611 million to $615 million as it integrates Trello.
NHTSA closes Tesla Autopilot probe, finds Autosteer reduced crashes – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The federal investigation could have led to a recall, but instead the report showed how Tesla’s Autopilot system has actually improved safety.
Avaya files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, won’t sell contact center assets – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Avaya has $6 billion in debt maturing within a year and said that its balance sheet was hampering its transformation to become more software and services based.
Oracle to buy API development firm Apiary – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Apiary provides a front-end platform for designing, creating, and governing APIs.
How better customer experience translates to revenue growth, per Forrester Research – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Forrester aimed to quantify customer experience (CX) improvements and how they translated into revenue growth by industry.
Among Okta users, videoconferencing platform Zoom takes off – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The identity and device management provider shares data on its users’ activity, revealing trends from a limited (albeit cloud-forward) sample of corporate IT consumers.
Panasonic aims to deepen Tesla self-driving vehicle partnership – Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The tech giant hopes that the agreement can go beyond batteries and enter the world of sensors and navigation.
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