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10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new images all week. ... (more)

Microsoft Turning Corners

Mini-MSFT is back, with a post about Microsoft turning The Corner.  It’s interesting to contrast his point of view with that of MG Siegler over at ParisLemon.  Given my own perception of  Valley bias on the part of Siegler (he is one of the new voices of TechCrunch after all), it’s great to see that we’re making progress which is being met with receptivity and not suspicion.  Further, everyone is focused on the most important beneficiaries - customers. I have to admit, since returning to the company a little over a year ago, I have had this sense that things are looking up.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s no shortage of frustrations for me, but that’s to be expected when you come from a tiny company where you were the founder and CEO to a large company where you a cog in a wheel. With the new fiscal year, I have a new role and a new team, and I plan on making liberal... (more)

Online Gaming Market Presents Vast Opportunity for Gaming Businesses

hybris Webcast Series Discusses Strategies for Seizing and Maximizing Digital Gaming Prospects Boston, October 10, 2012 - Online gaming is reaching unprecedented new heights of popularity, and is expected to only increase as cloud gaming matures and delivers a console-like user experience. To help companies address and capitalize on the opportunities in the online gaming space, hybris is hosting an on-demand webcast series that will explore a new approach to digital commerce. WHAT: These four, 15-minute webcasts will include gaming industry experts discussing the following: Gaining Competitive Advantage: Gaming's Shifting Business Model For gaming companies, digital platforms represent a tremendous opportunity and challenge. Traditional commerce focuses on closing an initial sale and then trying to reengage customers through multiple marketing channels to generate ... (more)

Book Review: Managing the Unmanageable

On any significant size project I am going to have a team of developers reporting to me. Over the years those numbers have varied greatly. I have managed 1 developer and teams of developers. I have the most fun on projects where I have between 4 and 10 developers. I also prefer to be partnered with a good project manager or none at all. A bad project manager just makes it harder to keep the team motivated and the client happy. I would say less the 5% of the gigs I have been on have provided a good project manager. 25% of them have provided bad ones, and the rest of the gigs the responsibility fell on me, the software architect. The point of all this is that my job requires me to manage programmers and communicate to stakeholders effectively. Reading books on project management and general management have not been fun, but has been necessary. I was happy to see one com... (more)

Understanding Hyper-V Replica

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Role introduces a new capability, Hyper-V Replica, as a built-in replication mechanism at a virtual machine (VM) level. Hyper-V Replica can asynchronously replicate a selected VM running at a primary site to a designated replica site across LAN/WAN. Here both a primary site and a replica site are Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts where a primary site runs production or the so-called primary VMs, while a replica site is standing by with replicated VMs off and to be brought online, should the primary site experiences a planned or unplanned VM outage. Hyper-V Replica requires neither shared storage, nor a specific storage hardware. Once an initial copy is replicated to a replica site and replication is ongoing, Hyper-V Replica will replicate only the changes of a configured primary VM, i.e. the deltas, asynchronously. The following schematic... (more)

iPhone 5s, 5c Release Reveals Apple’s True Direction

A Big Test for An Icon Apple’s event on the 10th was teased with the tagline, “This should brighten everyone’s day.” It has already drawn a powerful response.  Everyone was asking the question, “Does apple still have it?”  The answer is a pretty clear, “No.” If you’re looking for an iPhone 5 in a colorful new plastic case for $550 you’re in luck.  If you’re looking for an enhanced iPhone 5 in the old metal case, you’re good there too.  If you’re looking for innovation from Apple… sorry, you got iteration. Watch the product videos on apple.com (not the keynote) and you will see Jony Ive speak about his personal artistic vision for the iPhone 5c.  (The “c” stands for color.) The video says it all, Apple is now operating in a self-hypnotic state and actually believes that its job is to create objets d’art – which is awesome, unless you are looking to buy a smartphon... (more)

Why Windows Server 2012 R2: Step-by-Step Workplace Join

In Kevin Remde's post this week he talked about many new features for Windows Server 2012 R2 Active directory.  You can find his great post here: What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2.  One of the new functionalities he mentioned was Workplace Join.  Workplace join allows you to deal with the explosion of devices (Windows and Non-Windows (like iOS) connecting to your organization.  This has you constantly trying to maintain your organizations compliance and security.  Especially with users located all around the world across multiple platforms and devices this is a challenge. If this sounds like you currently or is soon going to be you then you will want to check out Workplace join.  Workplace join allows users to register devices (including IOS) for single sign-on and access to corporate data.  In today’s article I am going to take a look at how to set t... (more)

New Additive Will Revolutionize Heavy Oil Production and Transportation and Save Producers at Least $4 - $5 Per Barrel

Calgary, Canada, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Oil production continues to surge in Alberta and with it the use of diluent, light oil mixed with heavy oil to obtain a consistency that is pipeline compatible. The demand and price of diluent continue to climb. Some sources suggest that the demand for diluent could hit 1,000,000 barrels per day by 2020. Chemist and inventor, Christy Dewalt, has patented a new technology, EZ Flow, which will revolutionize how we produce and distribute oil. EZ Flow is an additive that accentuates the behavior of regular diluent allowing it to act as a "super" viscosity reducer. EZ Flow works to alter intermolecular bonds. Until now heavy oil producers have had to mix between 20% and 50% diluent to their oil to meet pipeline specifications. EZ Flow "super charges" the diluent making it more effective and requiring approximately 50% less dilue... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Infragistics' Anthony Lombardo Recognized as Microsoft MVP

PRINCETON, NJ and ELSTREE, UNITED KINGDOM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/25/07 -- Infragistics, the world leader in presentation layer development tools, announced today that Anthony Lombardo, Team Leader for the Evangelist team, has achieved Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status for his contributions to the ASP.NET community. In the past year, Lombardo has extended himself to the ASP.NET community through speaking engagements throughout the country, publishing articles in industry magazines, including .NET Developers Journal and ASP.NET Pro, and heading the Central Jersey .NET User's Group. Lombardo is the fifth Infragistics team member to be recognized by Microsoft with an MVP award. Microsoft MVP awards are given to individuals who make exceptional contributions and demonstrate commitment to technical communities worldwide. Microsoft recognizes MVPs as outst... (more)

Cabinet NG Releases .NET API for CNG-SAFE Automated Document Management

Cabinet NG (CNG), the preeminent automated document management and workflow solution for small enterprise businesses, today announced the availability of its CNG-API, a Windows-based development framework for integrating the company's flagship CNG-SAFE document management system with industry specific business applications. Built on the Microsoft .NET platform, CNG-API allows resellers, OEMs, and software programmers to utilize the power of open connectivity to create firm-wide interoperable paperless workflows. CNG-API is available at no charge, and can be downloaded by authorized resellers and clients from the CNG support website. CNG-SAFE is the automated document management solution for small and mid-sized businesses in a wide range of industries, including accounting, government, finance, banking, health care and manufacturing. The CNG-API builds on CNG’s intui... (more)

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Today's workforce is trading their cubicles and corporate desktops in favor of an any-location, any-device work style. And as digital natives make up more and more of the modern workforce, the appetite for user-friendly, cloud-based services grows. The center of work is shifting to the user and to the cloud. But managing a proliferation of SaaS, web, and mobile apps running on any number of clouds and devices is unwieldy and increases security risks. Steve Wilson, Citrix Vice President of Cloud, discusses improving personal productivity with an evolved approach supporting modern workstyles and simplifying IT complexities to deliver the right experience to the right user at the right time, on any device.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We're in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn't been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. This time is (mostly) different. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Pattern recognition can equal or exceed the ability of human experts in some domains. It's developing into an increasingly commercially important technology area. (Although it's also easy to look at wins in specific domains and generalize to an overly-optimistic view of AI writ large.) In this session, Red Hat Technology Evangelist for Emerging Technology Gordon Haff will examine the AI landscape and identify those domains and approaches that have seen genuine advance and why. He'll also ...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make DevOps easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. Integration with the Docker platform, CoreOS Linux distribution, and Kubernetes container management system brings more scalability and flexibility to Apache Stratos PaaS. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Lakmal Warusawithana, Director of Cloud Architecture at WSO2 Inc., will discuss installing and deploying sample applications using Docker, CoreOS and Kubernetes, and walkthrough how it can be extended to support new application containers. He will also demonstrate app deployment, provisioning, auto...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that beyond the hype, digital transformation initiatives are infusing IT budgets with critical investment for technology. This is shifting the IT organization from a cost center/center of efficiency to one that is strategic for revenue growth. CIOs are working with the new reality of cloud, mobile-first, and digital initiatives across all areas of their businesses. What's more, top IT talent wants to w...