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The ability to embed prediction into multiple business processes amplifies the value that predictive analytics delivers. Yet many still see predictive analytics as a separate activity that is the responsibility of a small team of expert analysts. This webinar will show how predictive...
With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud computing among the superpowers (AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you st...
So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational...
Internet of Things is the current hip phrase of technology evangelists, geeks and all kinds of clairvoyants. If, according to tech blogs and websites, 2013 was the year of big data, then 2014 certainly is the year of Internet of Things. New projects, big funding rounds, the general hyp...
Big Data, the cloud, and mobile are converging technology trends that represent real opportunities for developers and IT pros to deliver more efficiencies and new value. On June 11, 2014, at the 14th International Cloud Expo Microsoft Cloud delivered a complete education track as part ...
Transaction management is not just for technical geeks; it is very much a subject that ‘business suits’ should be focused on. But should it be seen as a business issue for technologists or a technology issue for business people? Or doesn’t it matter and should transaction management...
We're in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments. Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the mix. Rackspace is one company in this discussion, having just launched its DevOps Advisory S...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informa...
The cloud is everywhere and growing, and with it SaaS has become an accepted means for software delivery. SaaS is more than just a technology, it is a thriving business model estimated to be worth around $53 billion dollars by 2015, according to IDC. The question is – how do you build ...
When combining all data sources into one central location, decisions become more uniform. While there are many ways to integrate multiple sources into a data warehouse, attention to detail is key to avoid creating more problems than are being solved. Choosing when to adopt a data war...
AppZero has announced that Wragby Business Solutions & Technologies Limited, a Microsoft cloud partner in Nigeria, has joined the AppZero Partner Program as a Gold Partner for Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. Through the partner program, AppZero collaborates with system integrators...
As an enterprise and software architect the one thing I hate most about my job is documentation, yet the importance of doing documentation on sizable projects is what I find myself preaching about the most. One reason I understand the importance of documentation is that I came from an...
End-user computing devices have followed a trajectory of faster, smaller, and cheaper for several decades: adding better connectivity, more natural interfaces, but largely remaining a device with a screen and human input device. This model is breaking down as computation and connectivi...
Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015. This means enterprises are more or less forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate them to a newer OS or replace them. EOS dramatically changes the...
As software consumers, we’ve become spoiled with the number of choices there are when it comes to open source and freeware. There are so many technologies and vendors out there shouting for attention that you don’t often have to look long to find a usable solution. When you’re on the o...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how w...
If you Google “detachable computing” today you will mostly get a selection of links relating to removable storage media. It’s a trend that’s slowly changing, but detachable computing is also coming closer to meaning the use of laptop devices that function and fully working laptops wit...
I've been writing recently about the dimensions of Big Data in the IoT: urgency, importance, frequency, consequences, remedy, cost. You can find my stories on IoT Journal or at my personal website. The big item missing from this list is, of course, size. How big are individual messa...
Video management and delivery has become increasingly challenging due to the diversity of solutions, mobile devices, platforms and video formats. As a result, companies are often required to piece together multiple solutions and vendors to get what they need. In his session at 15th Cl...
TerraXML®, Inc. announced the release of the latest version of the TerraView software system, TerraViewTM 2014S. Newly available features and enhancements provide a significant expansion of functionality for seamlessly accessing technical information in mobile and disconnected environm...
The premiere issue of the Internet of @ThingsExpo Newsletter contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, Call for Papers, and sponsorship opportunities. Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair...
Recurring revenue models are great for driving new business in every market sector, but they are complex and need to be effectively managed to maximize profits. How you handle the range of options for pricing, co-terming and proration will ultimately determine the fate of your bottom l...
The widespread adoption of tablets and mobile devices in schools allows for tracking of key performance indicators that can help gauge the impact of specific initiatives on a student's future success. While skeptics argue against ethical concerns raised by such techniques, several coll...
Microsoft Azure is open and flexible, enables rapid development and is enterprise proven. Come find out why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft Azure to accelerate their time-to-market, open up new business opportunities and save them money. In his Opening Keynot...
There are quite a few academic papers and products inspired by the vision of memory-centric DBMS. Most of modern databases serving business applications can already fit within large server RAM available today (2TB). DBMS are heading to memory centric designs and implementation. Contem...
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "...
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon View billboards on Highway 101 are seen by 1.3 million motorists per week. Internet of @ThingsExpo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service us...
Processes are not documented and reused by a set of individuals because they lead to failure. Like design patterns, they are documented and reused because they lead to success. They are all put together by very talented people who have successfully used them to develop software multip...
Cloud services provider SherWeb on Tuesday announced that it has acquired ORCS Web Inc., a Windows-based managed hosting provider headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. OrcsWeb will continue to operate as a wholly owned SherWeb subsidiary. Other terms of the agreement have not bee...
It’s certainly no secret that cloud solutions have become an important and increasingly necessary part of how companies do business today. For enterprises, implementing cloud-based services can help boost productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Private cloud solutions take ...
So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have been named as part of the live competition. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will feature teams representing each platform. Team members may or may not be employees of the companies that r...
Ukraine sits on the precipice of civil war. Beneath the ostensible storyline of protests against the government of Viktor Yanukovych and recent laws it's enacted lies what is likely an insuperable rift between the eastern and western regions of the country. The east, archetyped by ...
The online world has become a dangerous place. According to a survey, 90 percent of all companies fell victim to a security breach in the last twelve months. Hacking and advanced persistent threats (APTs) have rendered the two-factor authentication token, now over 20 years old, essenti...
Ensuring a safe work environment can be accomplished when individuals work in either a government or private-sector office, but it becomes exponentially more complicated when employees are mobile, traveling from one job or worksite to another. While many organizations implement mobile ...
Windows XP is living on borrowed time: Microsoft officially ended extended support for it on 8 April 2014. It was inevitable, but now many companies and organizations across the world face the unenviable task of removing XP from their organizations without disrupting regular business a...
Disaster Recovery (DR) technology for Enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). According to Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft, “This acquisition will accelerate our strategy to provide hybrid cloud business continuity solution...
As an individual I can decide which platform I would like to target with my shiny new application, but when working for a company we have to target both industry leaders at the same time. Although I like a good challenge, I am really glad the mobile world now only consists of iOS and A...
Compute started its major architectural transition several years ago with the introduction of virtualization. If you pay attention to any of the IT noise today, it should be clear that storage and networking are going through their own architectural evolutions as well. But another shif...
The next BriefingsDirect case study interview explores how improved visibility analytics and predictive responses are improving supply-chain management. We’ll now learn how SAP’s Supplier InfoNet, coupled with the Ariba Network, allows for new levels of transparency in predictive analy...
Let us pose the question: Is business transformation a dirty word? Okay it’s words plural, but you get the point. To start with we must realize why we are asking the question. It’s probably because the phraseis so prevalent at the moment. Every IT management guru worth his or her sa...