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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)

.NET devs as your competitors?

.NET devs as your competitors? I would have left this as a comment at Don Burnett's blog, but it requires Google membership. Don riffs off of a March appraisal of Microsoft's beta Silverlight browser plugin from Jens Brynildsen, and touches a number of points, but the one that stood out... ... (more)

ASP.NET AJAX 4.0: New AJAX Support For Data-Driven Web Apps

A Postback-Based Master-Details Page The UpdatePanel Version The Pure AJAX Version The AJAX Version Templates Event Bubbling Managing the Back Button The Finished Product AJAX is an exciting Web platform for many reasons. Using AJAX, many tasks that were traditionally performed on the server happen in the browser instead, resulting in fewer round-trips to the server, lower bandwidth consumption, and faster, more responsive Web UIs. While these outcomes are the result of offloading a good deal of work to the client, the browser still isn't the environment of choice for many developers who would rather have the full power and flexibility of server apps at their disposal. ... (more)

Walter Cronkite's IT Career Advice

The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those working in IT. Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter 1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events." He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria: how would Cronkite say this? 2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)

RIA Services: A DomainService Is a WCF Service – Add Service Reference

RIA Developer's Journal I made the fairly bold statement at my PDC09 talk that a DomainService IS A WCF Service.  That is, everything you know about a WCF service should be true of a DomainService.  I didn’t have time to get into this in my talk, so I thought I’d hit the highlights here.  And in the process show how to consume a DomainService from a WinForms.    You can also see more examples at: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/RiaServices You need: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (this actually works exactly the same in VS2008 and the corresponding RIA Services drop) Silverlight 4 Beta You can download the completed solution as well. and be sure to check out the full talk. 1. Getting to the Service The first thing we need to do is get at the data underlying service.  In the mainstream Silverlight case this is all handled for you by the implicit link between the Silverligh... (more)

It was NOPA to SOPA, but now stop ACTA from becoming a FACTA

To quote Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing: “Stop ACTA & TPP: Tell your country’s officials: NEVER use secretive trade agreements to meddle with the Internet. Our freedoms depend on it!” ACTA (Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is a global trade agreement that’s like SOPA except that it’s secret and does not require legislative approval. TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is a secret 9-country deal (including the US) that is even more restrictive than ACTA. Today is a day of international protest. Please consider registering your concern via this form from Fight For the Future.   select {width: 300px; font-size: 14px;} button { -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #caefab; -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #caefab; box-shadow:inset 0px 1px 0px 0px #caefab; background:-webkit-gradient( linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0.05, #77d42a), color-stop(1... (more)

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 High Availability Question & Answer Log (09-23-11)

I was able to work with Byron Spurlock (former Microsoft Consultant with MCS) to have him deliver another Webcast Series on Lync Server 2010. The second one was delivered on September 23, 2011 on Lync Server 2010 High Availability. I am a bit behind,...(read more ) ... (more)

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 21, 2012

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Establishing Enterprise Monitoring Baselines

Enterprise monitoring gets a great deal more air time these days than it ever did in the past. Perhaps it's because our technology dependent lives have become some so reliant on the availability of systems and infrastructural services. Have things improved? How would you know? In reality, monitoring systems themselves are nothing particularly new. Consider the pressure valve on a steam boiler. At the most rudimentary level, the object of the valve is to release pressure. The way you decide whether or not to release pressure is to observe the gauge that indicates the boiler's pressure. Steam engines have been around for hundreds of years and gauges to monitor them, probably almost as long. The thermostat on your house heating system, the temperature gauge on your car's engine, the battery life monitor on your phone; they're all monitors, perhaps not "enterprisey" but ... (more)

Perhaps I Haven’t Made Myself Clear...

I've been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned that I wasn't particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because: "HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much opportunity for it to fragment as previous HTML standards have done." [1] In December of 2010 I devoted an entire editorial to HTML5 [2], noting that: "I have some basic concerns that make me reluctant to recommend using HTML5 as the basis for any line of business application development in the near future." But also recommending that as far as a future version of PowerBuilder, Sybase should: "Still focus on Silverlight, still work on HTML5 as well, and give us the capability of generating applications that implement both. If the Silverlight player is available, use that, and if not then downgrad... (more)

Quels fournisseurs pour les postes de travail de demain ? Des guerres sans merci en perspective ! Deuxième partie

  Dans la première partie de cette analyse, j’ai présenté la situation actuelle, en 2012, du marché informatique pour les postes de travail, selon un modèle à 5 niveaux que je rappelle ici. De très profonds changements vont se produire, à tous les niveaux, entre 2012 et 2015/2017 car tous les acteurs industriels majeurs ont compris que 2017 ne ressemblera pas du tout à 2010. Je vous propose, dans cette deuxième partie, de faire le point sur les processeurs et les objets d’accès au Système d’information.    La guerre Intel - ARM  A Intel les PC Windows et les Macintosh, et pour ARM les téléphones et smartphones ; cet ancien partage des rôles est ... terminé. Les premiers smartphones équipés d’un processeur Intel sont maintenant disponibles. Orange propose un smartphone, positionné comme en entrée de gamme, équipé d’un processeur Intel mono cœur Atom cadencé à 1,6 Gh... (more)

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Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.
For years the world's most security-focused and distributed organizations - banks, military/defense agencies, global enterprises - have sought to adopt cloud technologies that can reduce costs, future-proof against data growth, and improve user productivity. The challenges of cloud transformation for these kinds of secure organizations have centered around data security, migration from legacy systems, and performance. In our presentation, we will discuss the notion that cloud computing, properly managed, is poised to bring about a digital transformation to enterprise IT. We will discuss the trend, the technology and the timeline for adoption.
"We began as LinuxAcademy.com about five years ago as a very small outfit. Since then we've transitioned into more of a DevOps training company - the technologies and the tooling around DevOps," explained Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
They say multi-cloud is coming, but organizations are leveraging multiple clouds already. According to a study by 451 Research, only 21% of organizations were using a single cloud. If you've found yourself unprepared for the barrage of cloud services introduced in your organization, you will need to change your approach to engaging with the business and engaging with vendors. Look at technologies that are on the way and work with the internal players involved to have a plan in place when the inevitable happens and the business begins to look at how these things can help affect your bottom line.
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes how developers and operators work together to streamline cohesive systems.