Object Storage with @HGSTStorage | @CloudExpo #IoT #Storage #DataCenter – Thu, 28 Jul 2016
“This week we’re really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it,” stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Large Scale #IIoT Deployment | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #ML #BigData – Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
Managed Hosting with @_ANEXIA | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #IoT #Storage – Thu, 28 Jul 2016
“We’re a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Digital Management | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation – Thu, 28 Jul 2016
In today’s uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously. Products have rebranded from content management, asset management, CRM, social media, analytics … to Experience Management for the Consumer. However, the key to success in this IoT enabled world is to treat the buyer as a person and not as a consumer or customer. This means we have to offer the person an immersive experience through their lifecycle every day, at every hour, and everywhere.
Sharding for Scale | @DevOpsSummit #BigData #DevOps #Microservices – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but desirable to achieve new heights of concurrency. The premise is that by splitting up read and write duties, it is possible to get better overall performance at the cost of a slight delay in consistency. That is, it takes a bit of time to replicate changes initiated by a “write” to the read-only master database. It’s eventually consistent, and it’s generally considered an acceptable trade off when searching for higher and higher scalability.
[session] Throwing Away the Codebase By @ReadyTalk | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip?
It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that.
In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovative project that reflects shifts in cloud, dev tools, web standards, enterprise mobility and video. Lessons learned could help your company take a similar plunge that will reshape your product portfolio and culture for years to come.
How Not to Build a Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Agile #OpenStack – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations:
Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from the operations team as well as from “anchor” tenants.
Wrong processes (19% of failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software development lifecycle, not just within silos.
The New Age of the Internet | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud #DevOps – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Enterprises and service providers are moving to cloud. Cloud providers are expanding their infrastructure, reach and ease of adoption. Users are becoming mobile, they access their information and services on their personal mobile devices first. We have seen game changers like Netflix and AirBnB become vastly successful by using the power of public cloud as their infrastructure of choice. Service providers like Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle are quickly moving their services to cloud, offering them as a SaaS subscription. So why are we seeing this new “app store” model of development, delivery and consumption gain so much popularity now than ever? and what does it mean for the internet? Is the internet infrastructure equipped to handle this additional load? Lets first look at it from the three main constituents cloud effects: Enterprises or app providers, public cloud vendors and, of course, the consumers of these services.
[slides] Content Stores in the Cloud | @CloudExpo @Alfresco #ECM #BPM #DigitalTransformation – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability.
He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern content systems need to support; how to support user applications that require subsecond response times.
Cloud Computing in Healthcare | @CloudExpo #API #PaaS #Cloud #Security – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
The competitive landscape of the global cloud computing market in the healthcare industry is crowded due to the presence of a large number of players. The large number of participants has led to the fragmented nature of the market. Some of the major players operating in the global cloud computing market in the healthcare industry are Cisco Systems Inc., Carestream Health Inc., Carecloud Corp., AGFA Healthcare, IBM Corp., Cleardata Networks, Merge Healthcare Inc., Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., and Oracle Corp.
New Google Feature Lets 6 Family Members Share Google Play Purchases – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
The new Family Library feature puts Google on par with others like Amazon, Apple and Spotify.
Amazon Wins Approval to Test Delivery Drones in UK – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon has won approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority to conduct test delivery drones, including flights beyond line of sight.
Google Spruces Up Maps App to Give More Actionable Info – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Google enhanced its Maps application with changes designed to give users cleaner, more actionable information, the company says.
What $4.83B Verizon Buyout Means for Yahoo, Loyal Users – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
We look at what Verizon and Yahoo shareholders will get from the deal and how it will affect users, some of whom have been Yahoo users for decades.
Microsoft Enhances OneDrive’s Photo-Handling Abilities – Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Microsoft is incorporating new photo-centric capabilities in its cloud storage service. This includes automatic albums and even Pokémon-detection capabilities.
How IT Insiders See the Future for Verizon-Yahoo – Mon, 25 Jul 2016
NEWS ANALYSIS: Analysts are generally upbeat about the acquisition long term. They believe it will help the combined company complete with AT&T and Google.
IBM, CSC Expand Cloud Partnership to the Mainframe – Mon, 25 Jul 2016
CSC and IBM are now including IBM mainframe systems in the expansion of an existing partnership to move users to the cloud.
Intercom Messenger Gets Upgrade, Takes on Tough Market – Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Intercom was there at the beginning of the messaging trend, and is quietly taking a strong market-share position and not selling advertising on its platform.
Google Maps Users Can Now Make Community Edits – Fri, 22 Jul 2016
The goal is to give users a way to add places or edit information on local businesses and landmarks, Google said.
Google Testing Cloud Speech, Natural Language APIs – Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Google has started early beta tests on new cloud APIs designed to help its Cloud customers extract business value from large sets of unstructured data.
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Qualcomm to pay $19.5 million after claims women are kept under the glass ceiling – Thu, 28 Jul 2016
The US chip maker is settling after being accused of paying women less and discriminating against them in the workplace.
Forrester: Nearly 1 in 3 Americans will use a wearable device by 2021 – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
By 2021, sales in the US will reach $9.8B, with smartwatches accounting for more than a third of devices sold, the research firm projects.
Facebook posts strong Q2 results, more than 1B daily mobile users – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
The social media giant blew past market expectations with strong mobile growth and a rosy outlook for video.
Cybersecurity startup PhishMe raises $42.5 million Series C – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
PhishMe aims to help companies thwart phishing attacks and other threats to business networks through consistent employee training.
Dropbox adds more security, collaboration controls to woo the enterprise – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Most notable among the new features is the ability for admins to control folder access down the sub-folder level.
Venmo’s in-app payments button is now available to all users – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
The big perk of paying with Venmo inside merchant apps is the ability to split a bill between multiple people.
T-Mobile adds 1.9 million customers in Q2, postpaid churn drops – Wed, 27 Jul 2016
This marks the 13th consecutive quarter of T-Mobile delivering more than one million net adds.
Obama publishes directive for cyber attack response – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
In the event of a significant cyber attack, the FBI would take the lead in responding to the threat, the directive says.
Apple Q3 beats Wall Street estimates, despite falling iPhone sales – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Apple was expected to make $1.39 per share on revenue on $42.1 billion.
Twitter Q2 misses on revenue, shares plunge – Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Twitter now expects second-quarter revenue in the range of $590 million to $610 million, which falls well below the $678 million expected.
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