Sponsorship Opportunities at @CloudExpo | #Cloud #DigitalTransformation – Sun, 26 Jun 2016
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley ‘Call for Papers’ Now Open | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Sun, 26 Jun 2016
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Meeting Today’s Data Security Imperative | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Sat, 25 Jun 2016
Organizations are experiencing a new emphasis when it comes to cybersecurity. They are moving from securing the perimeter to securing the data within it, which is the result of the proliferation of connected devices in organizations today: smartphones, tablets and the IoT. Organizations used to focus their efforts on keeping attackers outside the perimeter, because just a few years ago, the network perimeter was much more static and limited. Today, the perimeter is everywhere – and constantly moving.
[slides] Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing | @CloudExpo #CognitiveComputing – Sat, 25 Jun 2016
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates.
In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., put cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the business. The session detailed what it takes to build a cognitive application and the types of solutions that are the best fit for this data-driven approach.
SDLC Tool Integration Requires Domain Understanding | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Sat, 25 Jun 2016
Consider the following integration scenarios: Moving medical records between EMR systems; financial information between banking systems; HR information between ERP systems; and software development information between SDLC tools.
At first glance the approaches required for these integrations may seem the same. But if you look slightly deeper you will realize that this can’t be the case because of impedance mismatch. I’m defining impedance mismatch as the friction that occurs when trying to align two things or concepts that don’t naturally/actually match. Because many of the hardest impedance mismatches are domain specific, to overcome them you have to have a layer of domain understanding “baked into” your integration software to address business problems.
The End Goal of Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation – Sat, 25 Jun 2016
Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve. We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, information logistics systems and personalized user experiences, but none of these are the end goal. Ultimately we must digitally transform so we can remove the “fog of war,” and have clear visibility and insights into our businesses and the needs of our customers. The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive conditions and strategies fast enough to succeed.
Networking the Cloud for the Internet of Things | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud – Sat, 25 Jun 2016
The “Internet of Things” depends on the “Cloud” for the processing and storage of data. The Cloud’s backbone, however, is the network. This logic train reveals the importance of professional rigor and solid System Engineering (SE) of the network.
Imagine a sea of sensors, put out in the field by multiple independent vendors. Complying with specifications only in an informal sense, these sensors are sending Terabytes of data to the cloud. The availability of this data to anyone globally is impressive enough. But even more amazing is the fact that anyone in the world can also develop an application or a powerful API to filter out the “nuggets” of valuable information.
Are You Getting the Most Out of the Cloud Right Now? | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Fri, 24 Jun 2016
The pace of technology today means organizations are increasingly tasked with delivering applications that are fast, efficient, and capable of doing more than ever to keep up with the demands of the business. They’re looking to improve existing applications and add new ones. But how can IT guarantee application availability or create new applications when so much has already been invested in current programs and infrastructures?
Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #DigitalTransformation – Fri, 24 Jun 2016
Those that lead are able to collect and analyze data that followers can’t. Think about the first climber to reach the top of the mountain, they have a new and different view slower followers don’t. If you believe, as I do, that understanding data is the secret sauce of the digitally transformed enterprise, then having data not available to your competitors is a treasure!
Those that achieve digital transformation before their competitors will have advantages – and advantages have advantages. Not only do they have new experiences and new data to analyze and understand, they are able to develop and implement new strategies that make no sense to slower competitors without access to the new data. The digitally transformed can act on data invisible to slower competitors.
The Open Group Helping Business Become Digitally Innovative | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation – Fri, 24 Jun 2016
An expert panel discussion examines the value and direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture for managing IT to help business become digitally innovative.
IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in January. This panel, conducted live at the event, explores how the reference architecture grew out of a need at some of the world’s biggest organizations to make their IT departments more responsive, more agile.
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Data centers becoming more energy efficient, thanks in part to cloud computing – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
While there’s room for improvement, a new federal report should help put to rest concerns that energy usage from data centers is getting out of hand.
Google, Viacom win appeal in lawsuit over children’s privacy – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
HP Enterprise CTO Martin Fink stepping down – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
CEO Meg Whitman announces more organizational changes less than a year after HP spun off its Enterprise business.
Google rolls out new tools for teachers: Quizzes, Cast for Education – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
The internet giant is expanding its presence in classrooms, where Chromebooks are already the go-to PCs.
Amazon rolls out Inspire, a free online education service for teachers – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
Inspire includes features such as search, discovery and peer reviews on thousands of education materials.
Amazon’s Dash button: A look at the economics, returns to consumer goods companies – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
The returns on investment for Amazon’s Dash program may be a bit murky for now, but there are some intangibles to ponder.
Brexit spells turbulence for cloud computing: 6 stormy scenarios – Mon, 27 Jun 2016
The fallout from the U.K. leaving the EU is just starting. Here’s a look at how large cloud computing vendors may be affected. Get ready for the pause in U.K. data center build-outs.
Qualcomm sues Chinese smartphone maker Meizu – Fri, 24 Jun 2016
The chipmaker said it tried to reach an agreement with Meizu that was consistent with the terms it reached with the Chinese government over its licensing practices.
BlackBerry’s Radar, Internet of things meets trucking system, critical to turnaround – Fri, 24 Jun 2016
BlackBerry’s Radar could be compelling evidence that the company can use its mobile, embedded systems and security knowhow to grow in new industries.
C3 IoT lands U.S. Department of State, utility ENGIE as customers – Thu, 23 Jun 2016
C3 IoT won two big customers for Internet of things deployments this week.
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