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

IoT and the Future of Utilities | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
As utility companies continue to track usage, consumers are growing equally cognizant of individual energy use as well, especially with the growth of private alternative energy practices such as home solar panels or wind power. That’s why this week’s IIoT top news is focused on the utility technology of tomorrow. This practice of selling privately generated energy back to the smart grid is in its infancy, but consumers now expect device connectivity to track, say, the amount of energy used by lights or the refrigerator during nighttime, off-peak hours. Because of that, the onus lies on utility companies to gather data and deploy advanced analytics that can be translated into relevant information for the average user.

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How to Bring DevOps to Everyone | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
The principles behind DevOps are not new – for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to move from an insulated culture where automation is absent or hoarded to one where the power of DevOps is shared.

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Real-Time Big Data | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #ML #InternetOfThings – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
As I read through the various 2016 technology predictions lists, I started discovering a common theme: the inclusion of real-time data initiatives as a main priority for IT. Real-time streaming data and analytics is rapidly becoming the lifeblood of today’s data-driven economy. Why? Because your customers live in an age of information immediacy.

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Offline-First Apps with PouchDB | @CloudExpo @IBMCloudant #IoT #BigData – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
It’s easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app’s users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn’t work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.

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Integrating Agile and DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Microservices – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and provided examples on how an integrated approach has helped major companies embrace a cloud first, DevOps at scale approach to optimize speed and delivery across the enterprise that is required in today’s hyper competitive marketplace.

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Time-to-Value in Big Data Deployments | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense.
In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will discuss how enterprises can bring Big Data tools to a point of customer value. He’ll cover core lessons about how to approach Big Data and how to be successful at winning from Big Data in your environment.

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Announcing @MenAndMice to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #Cloud #BigData #IoT – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support, the Men & Mice Suite is taking overlay dexterity one step further into the cloud through full support for Microsoft Azure DNS (January 2016) and AWS Amazon Route 53 (from 2014). Major cloud platform support allows Men & Mice Suite users free rein to extend their infrastructure into the cloud if, and when, they need it.

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Talk to Your Microservice Via a Chat Bot, Not UI | @CloudExpo #BigData #Microservices – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24×7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be much more convenient, both for a user and web service developer.

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Cloud Security Industry to Register Impressive Growth | @CloudExpo #Cloud – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
In a recent market study offering by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global cloud security market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.80% from 2015 to 2022. The report, titled “Cloud Security Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2022″, states that the global cloud security market will reach a valuation of US$11.8 bn by 2022 increasing from its 2014 valuation of US$4.5 bn.According to the report, factors such as the rapid proliferation of handheld devices, the increasing trend of CYOD and BYOD policies in corporate organizations, increasing use of cloud-based computing by small and medium scale businesses, and ease of use of cloud security services are driving the cloud security market.

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Announcing @iDevices to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #BigData #IoT #ML #DevOps – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON’s 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastructure, iDevices works with highly recognized consumer brands to bring the power of connectivity to their customers. By designing and developing its technology in-house, the Company is able to seamlessly connect people to their worlds with responsive products that enhance everyday life.

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Microsoft’s Fledgling Azure Stack Gains PaaS and DevOps – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
Microsoft adds new PaaS services and developer-friendly capabilities to its new Azure hybrid cloud platform.

10 Reasons to Buy the Amazon Echo Virtual Personal Assistant – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
Amazon, with its Echo virtual personal assistant, is taking on the likes of Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana. Here’s what sets the Echo apart from its rivals.

Google Adds Peer-to-Peer Support for Hangouts – Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Hangouts will route audio and video over a direct peer-to-peer connection rather than via Google servers, the company said.

Microsoft Beefs Up Data Protection for Government Cloud Customers – Fri, 05 Feb 2016
Showing its growing confidence in handling high-security cloud workloads, Microsoft makes Azure Backup and Site Recovery features available to government customers.

Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub Connects, Manages IoT Devices – Thu, 04 Feb 2016
The company’s IoT device connection and management cloud service goes live to help enterprises speed up their deployments.

IBM Ups Cloud Data Portfolio for Developers, Data Scientists – Thu, 04 Feb 2016
IBM adds new components to its cloud portfolio for data scientists and app developers, with more than 25 cloud data services and 150 public datasets.

YouTube Reportedly Exploring Streaming of Immersive 360-Degree Video – Wed, 03 Feb 2016
The move would build on the Google-owned video sharing site’s existing support for 360-degree video.

OpenStack Adoption in the UK Hits 80 Percent, Claims SUSE – Wed, 03 Feb 2016
But cost and complexity woes remain as public cloud adoption easily surpasses private cloud sales.

Salesforce Says Latest Apps Let Users Run Business on Mobile Devices – Tue, 02 Feb 2016 is introducing new and updated products that are designed to enable businesses to run their sales operations entirely on mobile devices.

Yahoo Reports Earnings, Will Trim 15 Percent of Workforce – Tue, 02 Feb 2016
About 1,700 of 11,000 full-time employees will lose their jobs over the next several months as the company becomes smaller and more focused.

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Akamai Q4 results shine as cloud security sales surge – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
Akamai is also reorganizing to focus on Web and media customers. NCR, Nuance and Marketo also report results.

Gmail now alerts users to unsecured connections – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
Starting today, Gmail messages sent or received from email providers that don’t support TLS encryption will be flagged with a small broken padlock icon.

Amazon courts game developers with launch of dev engine Lumberyard – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
With Lumberyard, AWS is integrating its Twitch video service and ultimately eyeing virtual reality.

StreamAnalytix 2.0 adds support for Spark – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
GUI tool for streaming data processing adds support for Spark Streaming to its support for Apache Storm.

Cloud computing goes hybrid as the norm: AWS, VMware, Azure duke it out – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
A RightScale annual survey shows enterprises are going hybrid cloud in a hurry, but there will be a multiple vendor landscape with cost optimization challenges.

Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: Novell and Unix, Borland and Ashton-Tate – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
A corporate merger, like a marriage, can yield a whole stronger than its parts — or it can end in utter disaster. In ZDNet’s ramp up to Valentine’s Day 2016, we countdown the worst corporate romances in IT history.

VMware’s Workspace One targets mobile enterprise with ‘hybridity’ – Tue, 09 Feb 2016
VMware’s Workspace One effort aims to consolidate the multiple acronyms needed to manage enterprise mobility.

Your infrastructure’s in the cloud and the Internet goes down. Now what? – Mon, 08 Feb 2016
When the Internet is down for us, many of the things we do become unavailable. Many organizations are, in effect, crossing their fingers rather than planning in earnest.

Cognizant trims Q1 outlook amid solid Q4 – Mon, 08 Feb 2016
Cognizant is performing well, but sees sales lower than expectations in the current quarter.

Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: Facebook and Instagram – Mon, 08 Feb 2016
A corporate merger, like a marriage, can yield a whole stronger than its parts — or it can end in utter disaster. In ZDNet’s ramp up to Valentine’s Day 2016, we countdown the worst corporate romances in IT history.


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